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Always a good laugh.
Fairly sure that last time Bongo Bongo Land made the news it was thanks to a Tory MP.
Been a long while since the last Tory MP after dinner speech racist joke though.
I find it hard to imagine there haven't been 20+ this century already.
but it always makes me smile when I hear it. I can't help it: it just sounds so jolly.
UKIP is home to loads of elderly Judge Dredd wannabes.
he may be tough on lawbreakers but he's certainly not a racist whilst doing it
A few weeks after being appointed to the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality on 20 July 2004, Bloom told an interview that, "no self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age. " Around the same time, he said that "I just don't think [women] clean behind the fridge enough" and that "I am here to represent Yorkshire women who always have dinner on the table when you get home." Bloom told BBC Radio 4's Today that his comments were "said for fun" to illustrate a more serious point, that equal-rights legislation was in fact putting women out of work.
Bloom confessed that he used to visit brothels in Hong Kong, claiming that "terrified young women beaten into prostitution often from Eastern Europe [...] is only a very small aspect of the flesh trade", and concluded that "in short, most girls do it because they want to."
After inviting students from the University of Cambridge Women's Rugby Club to Brussels in 2004, he was accused of sexual harassment, making sexist comments and using offensive language during a dinner party. One student handed in a formal letter of protest to the President of the European Parliament, heavily criticising Bloom's behaviour. Bloom who sponsored the club with £3,000 a year, later admitted making misogyny comments but denied a sexual harassment.
Bloom rejects anthropogenic global warming. He said in 2009: "As far as I am concerned man-made global warming is nothing more than a hypothesis that hasn't got any basis in fact. Every day more scientists are modifying their initial views." He argues that the global climate has actually been cooling down since 2002, and bases this on "the very early skiing season" each year.
Bloom was filmed at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen congratulating the French for bombing the Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace ship, in 1985. Bloom's comment prompted outrage from the environmental group, which accused him of "celebrating" the killing of Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira in the bombing in Auckland. Bloom was filmed posing in front of the present Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior II, during the climate summit at the Copenhagen harbour. In the footage, he said: "Here we have one of the most truly fascist boats since 1945, Well done the French for sinking (it)." The video appeared to have been uploaded to Bloom's YouTube channel Goddersvision on 16 December during the last days of the summit, but was later taken down.
In December 2008, Bloom had to be carried out by an intern after making a European Parliament speech while drunk. During the speech, Bloom denied that the MEPs from Poland, the Czech Republic or Latvia have the ability to understand economic relations. In February 2012, Bloom interrupted a debate with the question whether the Cambridge University Women's Rugby team should wear their logo on the front or back of their shirts. Later he admitted to have consumed alcohol and "very heavy" prescription painkillers after breaking his collarbone in a riding accident.
On 24 November 2010, Bloom was ejected from the European Parliament after directing a Nazi slogan at a German MEP Martin Schulz as the latter was speaking during a debate on the economic crisis in Ireland. Godfrey Bloom interrupted Schulz and said "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer" - one people, one empire, one leader. He was then suspended from the debate.
At the height of the 2009 parliamentary expenses scandal, Bloom complained about the lack of manners of the political class. In a statement on his website, he pointed out that, unlike many others, he wouldn't employ family members in his parliamentary staff. However, Bloom later conceded that three members of his staff were also employed part-time at TBO, the company in which he is a major shareholder, and one of these is his wife's niece.
In July 2013, Bloom was filmed referring to countries which receive overseas aid from the United Kingdom as "Bongo Bongo Land".A spokesman for UKIP was reported as saying that Bloom's remarks were being "discussed right at the very highest level of the party". He has chosen to stand by his comments.
He'll threaten to pistol whip you with a Lazer Quest gun.
a little bit of 'my best friend is black' (it's actually his housekeeper :D ), but the rest just balls out, don't give a shit, i need the racist vote so i'll just be openly racist.
And (whisper it) strangely refreshing. Not the racism/cuntishness element of it, just the 'this is what I think, so fuck you' attitude to the usual needling questions.
I don't know why a lot of blatantly racist people get all angry when accused of racism. Dismiss it as a slur or defend themselves by saying how much they love blacks and curry and stuff. Why not just be open about it, they'd probably get more votes out of it.
I don't believe it.
in aid to this place? What proportion of the total overseas aid budget is going to a country I've only vaguely heard of?!
the overseas aid is being spent on 'sunglasses, Ferraris and apartments in Paris'.... but he's probably not too far off the mark.
but the problem is always corruption rather than aid (if that makes any sense at all).
Wonder why it's so cheap, then read the stories and realise this: we take far more from the "developing" world than we could ever hope to give back. Maintaining foreign aid is one of the few things I agree with David Cameron on.
"Made in Italy"
Yep, you're right
'Questioned on the BBC News Channel, Mr Bloom, MEP for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, said it was "absurd" and "ridiculous" to label his comments racist.
He said Bongo Bongo Land was "a figment of people's imagination. It's like Ruritania or the Third World."'
Big fan of how the only cultural reference to a fictional place he could (apparently) think of is from a series of books published in the 1890s. is he Mr Burns?
A great Saturday morning comedown film
I bet he refuses to use the terms Beijing, Mumbai and Istanbul too.
Third World has a fairly clear meaning. Or at least had:
I'm pretty sure that's not actually allowed
in Bongo Bongo Land. Bloody savages.
but the whole London-centic 'HAHAHA imagine what kind of THICKOS would vote for him!' narrative that has been doing the rounds is just as hateful and unpleasant.
i can think of plenty people back home from who'd vote UKIP because they're thick
2. People say that about Londoners and Boris Johnson
Your view on people from the south is really unpleasant have you been there?
I live there for most of the year.
'as hateful' was the wrong phrase in this context, but I do hate trendy, moneyed types who claim to be on the left and to have the interests of poor people and minorities at heart, despite living in well-to-do areas and having no idea what it's like to struggle to get by.
I'm sure there are people like that in the north too, but I haven't met many.
Let's nip this in the bud right here.
but it's a fair one in some ways. It's less to do with what side (if any) you fall on politically, and more that discourse is dominated by people who don't really understand or engage with the groups they claim to represent.
It's a bit of an obvious thing to say I guess but it rankles. Anyway Godfrey Bloom is a despicable racist, that much certainly isn't in question.
I'd agree that's an issue, definitely, right across the spectrum. But it's not the same as "people who are well off".
If you cap TBO and marckee as well. And Lucien.
Good try, though.
Actually, let's not go there.
being placed geographically above Birmingham have earned earned the right to do and say anything they want want about the south. And how it's its always trendy to hate on the south, (London bashing, drinking Yorkshire tea and only Yorkshire tea). Loads of posh kids that reside in the actual, proper north are like this, yet are well off and have never grafted in their life; the fuck do they know about hardship and the grim, industrial north?
token throwaway comments about Manchester being too far down to be proper north, and the poster child for gentrification, mention of YERKSHIRE YERKSHIRE YERKSHIRE, annndddd the north east and cumbria being ignored financially and politically. I'm out.
which proves that you really don't know what you're talking about with this one.
Ok to just really tough you bashing the south and posting all the time and rubbig it on tjat youre from the borth about it leave us alone please sometimes I don't even feel like a credible person
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Which I'm sure accounts for less than 0.00001% of aid to Africa if indeed any of it came from aid at all.
Certainly proportionately less than the amount of his MEP's salary this guy seems to spend on hosting/harrassing/thinking about the Cambridge University Women's Rugby Team judging by brusma's post above.
Like India's space program.
You snooze, you lose.
I'll leave him to it then and take myself to another thread.
See you somewhere else shortly.
UKIP have requested he doesn't use the phrase again.