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Who's afraid of UKIP's Nigel Farage?

By HEGuyH  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

  • Maidencombe Scarecrow Week03

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TOPICAL scarecrow makers in South Devon have been quick to make some mileage out of the weekend's Euro polls.

The village of Maidencombe on the outskirts of Torquay is having its annual Scarecrow Week, in which residents are invited to adorn their gardens with the most terrifying effigies they can muster.

This one, featuring a beaming UKIP leader Nigel Farage and the legend 'UKIP says cheers', is sure to do well.

Surely no crow would be brave enough to settle in THAT garden!

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  • Army_of_Light  |  July 12 2014, 6:07PM

    HOW THE LIB DEMS DERAILED THE PROSECUTION OF A PAEDOPHILE MP AND REWARDED HIS CRIMES WITH A KNIGHTHOOD Back in 1968 the Police were more than ready to prosecute the paedophile Cyril Smith. And yet they weren't able to. Police complained of veiled threats from local Liberals. Even the local MP was encouraged to speak to the Director of Public Prosecutions on Smith's behalf and shortly afterwards the case was dropped. In 1972 Smith became the Liberal MP for Rochdale in a by-election and retained the seat until his retirement in 1992. When Smith's paedophilia had hit the news stands back in 1978 the then Liberal Party leader David Steel was asked to comment. His office responded, "It's not a very friendly gesture publishing that! All he seems to have done is spank a few bare bottoms." But in 1998, despite these stories of Smith's abuse of children having been acknowledged by David Steel twenty years earlier, Smith was nevertheless knighted on the Lib Dem leader's recommendation. http://tinyurl.com/ofdxb3x

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  • Stillbemused  |  May 30 2014, 10:15AM

    Like it, buckfan - it could equally stand for "U Know I'm Paranoid"!

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  • bucksfan  |  May 28 2014, 10:31AM

    Strange how the 'United Kingdom Interfering Pensioners' jump on anyone who dares criticise their ways & beliefs, yet they think they can criticise the pro-EU amongst us. Still, not to worry, come the General Election next year UKIP will be back where they belong in the gutter as the general public have more sense than to waste their votes on a joke party.

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  • Sinjis_Things  |  May 27 2014, 5:21PM

    I don't understand why people are making so much fuss about UKIP because it will be many years before they get any form of power and when that day eventually comes most of the readers of this website will be long gone dead and forgotten.

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  • Stillbemused  |  May 27 2014, 9:53AM

    Ian Walsh - perhaps you need to look up what quasi means? The way I read Baby_boomers comment (and I think almost everyone else will also) is that he is referring to UKIP the party, and not you and your 'friends'!

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  • Ian_Walsh  |  May 26 2014, 7:52PM

    Baby Boomer Are you calling me and my Torbay UKIP members racist ?

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  • Ian_Walsh  |  May 26 2014, 7:46PM

    baby boomer are you calling me and the torbay ukip members racist. Ian Walsh Chairman torbay UKIP

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  • Stillbemused  |  May 26 2014, 1:23PM

    Would crows be too nervous to settle in that garden because of their colour?

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  • Baby_boomer  |  May 26 2014, 12:47PM

    Lest we all forget, quasi-racist UKIP also topped the poll in Torbay and various other South West parliamentary constituencies at the 2009 European Elections and yet, within a year, its candidate in Torbay at the 2010 General Election finished in a very derisory fourth place and barely scraped over the 5% threshold to save his deposit. Likewise, in a year's time, voters know that (largely as a result of the corrupt electoral system still in place for elections to the House of Commons) nationally it will effectively be a choice between Cameron and Miliband as Premier, whilst in Torbay it'll be a straight choice between a much respected and hard-working sitting Liberal Democrat MP (Adrian Sanders) and a Tory Boy drafted in by local Conservatives from Coventry.

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