UKIP on the defensive as Bloom reverts to type… again

Having spent some hours mulling over the Godfrey Bloom idiocy today, and whether I should intrude of private grief, it seems there are grounds for comment.

The reaction to and defence of Bloom’s previous ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ comments demonstrated there is a very vocal section of UKIP support that has extremely poor judgement when it comes to character, and no concept of what is considered decent or dignified.  Looking at comments elsewhere today, it is clear the penny has dropped for some people about the kind of person Bloom is.

It wasn’t just his smartarse attempt to use a word, which while one definition of it is a slovenly (untidy or lazy) woman, the other, more frequent and prominent definition in the Oxford English and Cambridge dictionaries is ‘a woman who has many sexual partners’ and ‘a woman who has sexual relationships with a lot of men without any emotional involvement’ respectively – underlining that the common use of the word is in a disparaging manner.  It was his bahaviour afterwards in the street, where he bellowed and accused Michael Crick of being racist for asking why a UKIP publication did not contain a single picture with any person who was not white, before hitting Crick with it and throwing it on to the street.

Either way, Bloom’s behaviour indoors and out, was not dignified, respectful or responsible – and it demonstrated a propensity to lose his temper as a result of a worrying lack of self control.  Joking or not, for a professional politician it was no way to describe the women in the room and no way to behave to a journalist with a huge platform at his disposal.  But then, what can one expect from a man whose view of women is that of domestic slaves in the home, and sexual commodities on the street to be purchased for his sexual gratification, who hates the media for focusing his boorish stupidity.

Sadly though, far too many people still seem determined to defend and excuse anything Bloom, does because in their eyes he is just a fun loving, stout gentleman who doesn’t take things too seriously, standing up to challenge political correctness and take on the establishment.  They are filled with contempt and take delight when someone exhibits that contempt in order to antagonise and irritate the people they dislike.  But Bloom isn’t a ‘lad’, he is simply an attention seeking, sad excuse of a man, who delights in trying to be as insulting as possible within parameters that enable him to plead that he hasn’t crossed the line of what is acceptable.

Only now, after the Blessed Nigel has had his headline speech thunder stolen, canned and buried so deep it may as well be next to material that has a half life, is Godfrey Bloom considered to have gone beyond the pale.  The suspicion is that if this had been on any other day, Farage would have again excused the immaturity of his pet manchild and Bloom would be keeping the party whip.  Farage has just paid the personal price for his appalling judgement and for not dealing with the Bloom problem previously.

It was only ever going to be a matter of time until Bloom shot his mouth off again.  But it suggests a particularly incredible depth of stupidity to do so in front of various journalists, who according to Janice Atkinson speaking on Radio 5 Live earlier, had knowingly said to keep the cameras on Bloom because – to paraphrase – he always fucks things up.  Common sense would dictate that Bloom would be on his best behaviour and portray himself as a serious politician.  But no.

So UKIP were left looking desperate and disingenuous trying to defend Bloom’s comments by playing semantics, Annabelle Fuller racing into the breach to provide feminine cover.  Then a short while later la Atkinson was left looking like an idiot on BBC radio as she robustly defended Bloom, then when told Farage had thrown him to the wolves, contradicted herself and tied herself up in knots.

It seems Farage’s professionalisation of the party isn’t quite going to plan and the reason is him showing the same kind of cronyism he attacks when it happens in other parties.

9 Responses to “UKIP on the defensive as Bloom reverts to type… again”


  1. 1 BulloPill 20/09/2013 at 10:08 pm

    Well said! Liked the idea that Bloom has a propensity to fuck things up. Don’t all politicos have this capacity in above average measure? Hope he’s now heading to well deserved obscurity

  2. 2 Vanessa 20/09/2013 at 10:28 pm

    If you look up “slut” in the English dictionary it does mean dirty and untidy as well as wench. I agree it was rather an unfortunate choice of word but in the context, it was nothing to get worked up about.

  3. 3 Autonomous Mind 20/09/2013 at 10:39 pm

    Like it or not politics is about perception. Bloom knew exactly what he was doing. He again sought to push the boundary and somehow was surprised the media jumped on him and baited him into more idiocy. He is so wayward he makes a scud look like a precision weapon.

  4. 4 Richard Carey 21/09/2013 at 12:00 pm

    William Hague once wore a baseball cap and it was enough to make him a laughing stock for years. Politics is a bit like school – do something stupid and be reminded of it for years to come. Bloom is a liability. If he was a small fish in a big pool it would be different.

  5. 5 angela ellis-jones 24/09/2013 at 11:40 am

    Strongly endorse all your comments about the appalling Bloom.What fools those who defend him make of themselves!
    The man should be prosecuted for assault!

  6. 6 Grafolog 01/10/2013 at 4:17 pm

    May I just say what a relief to find somebody that genuinely knows what they are talking about over the internet.
    You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More people have to read this and understand this side
    of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.


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