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Ukip rally led by Nigel Farage sells out

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 28, 2014


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ORGANISERS of a rally led by the leader of the UK Independence Party are looking for more spaces to accommodate supporters after tickets for the event sold out.

Nigel Farage is coming to Swansea on Wednesday, visiting the city centre before an evening rally at the Liberty Stadium. The event comes as political parties step up their electioneering ahead of next month's European elections.

A spokesman for Mr Farage's office said: "Demand has been so high. One person has said, 'I've heard him once, I want to hear him again'."

The visit to Swansea will be Mr Farage's first, and around 400 people are set to attend the public rally.

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Ukip's candidate at next month's European elections, Nathan Gill, will also take questions from the audience. The day before his visit to Swansea Mr Farage will be in Bath, where tickets for his appearance have also sold out.

A spokesman said: "After Ukip obtained their first MEP in Wales, John Bufton, five years ago there has been a surge of support for the party with branches being formed throughout the region, and Mr Farage, who represents the South-East of England in Brussels, aims to build on the successes of the past few years. This will be an ideal opportunity for the people of South Wales to engage with one of the most charismatic political leaders of our time."

His visit comes as controversy surrounds a Ukip candidate who compared Islam to the Third Reich. Williams Henwood, who is standing in next month's local council elections in Enfield, north London, also tweeted that comedian Lenny Henry should emigrate to a "black country".

A party spokesman said: "Any breach of our rules will be duly investigated and action will be taken."

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  • notasheep  |  May 01 2014, 8:33PM

    Very interesting to see that most of the name calling and insults come from the anti UKIP supporters. They try to say that UKIP are "xenophobes" and "haters" ( yawn), yet they are showing the most disrespect and hatred towards others!

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  • Deedy  |  April 30 2014, 6:46PM

    Don't you ever shut up Neathboy? If you posted something interesting or factual it wouldn't be so bad, but to keep regurgitating the same old nonsense is just plain boring. Winter nights must just fly by at your house..................not.

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  • Neathboy234  |  April 29 2014, 7:59PM

    The problem that UKIP have got is that the extreme right wing vote here in Wales is going to be split 3 ways between UKIP, The BNP and Britain First. I've been watching the Britain First video on their Facebook site, they are only standing in Wales and Scotland as it cost less to have an election broadcast here. Although they are banking on mainly English people voting for them, a bit like UKIP here in Wales

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  • Dooyah  |  April 29 2014, 7:31PM

    The video clip of Farage doing an interview outside of a pub whilst a customer goes inside making a ****er gesture and mouthing the word at the same time is priceless.

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  • Neathboy234  |  April 29 2014, 7:21PM

    Dooyah an excellent post by yourself. Nigel F tries to put himself over to use as just an average bloke, You only have to listen to the way that he talks with the plum firmly stick in his mouth that he is anything but.

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  • Neathboy234  |  April 29 2014, 7:15PM

    STOP PRESS. William Henwood who tweeted a racist post about Lenny Henry has been forced to leave the party. A spokesman has said his comments where highly offensive. Although he has been backed up by the BNP's Nick Griffin and of course our very own Scroggins

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  • Dooyah  |  April 29 2014, 6:31PM

    Neathboy234: Nigel F, ex-public school, ex-Tory (stood in elections as a Tory but never got elected), ex-finance trader (often selling 'short' on the £ in his personal deals to acquire his personal wealth of millions). What UKIP Don't Tell You. It is the nature of capitalists to produce wealth for themselves at the lowest cost. If capitalists get obtain cheap labour from a non-local source they will do so. If capitalists find that wages are too high in one area, they will move production to an area where costs are lower. Adam Smith, in his books The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) sought to counteract the free-market advantage that the rich have by calling for businesses to impose a moral responsibility on themselves to work for the betterment of all. Also, he saw the inherited wealth as socially negative because it encouraged idleness amongst the wealthy. Of course, if you look at the workings and publications from the Adam Smith Institute you'll never suspect that the name of the organisation is someone who was a serious moral philosopher. ASI members are neo-liberal free marketeers in the extreme and they regard inheritance tax as anathema. UKIP is led by a free marketeer and their latest leaflet is highly misleading. It preaches that there seems to be only one problem, immigration. Nigel Farage, a former finance trader, knows full well that if we shut the door on incomers we as a nation will suffer the consequences. If we quit the EU, we as a nation will suffer the consequences. The reason why the UKIP line is a lie is simple: Free market capitalism as no borders. If labour cost are too expensive somewhere, production is moved elsewhere. If health and safety is ignored in country, free marketeers will set up production there. The free marketeers don't care just like the British Empire didn't care when plundering other lands and cheap overseas labour. Britain doesn't have an Empire anymore so, talk of reverting the the good old days is merely the talk of deception. Nigel Farage knows that his Party's ideology benefits the ultra-rich at the expense of everyone else. Farage and his fellow MEPs never act in the interest of Britain, instead they either abstain when there's a vote in the European Parliament on something we benefit from or they go off to a bar for a drinking session. Farage is a showman and seller of snake oil and his team are worse than a waste of space.

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  • Neathboy234  |  April 29 2014, 5:21PM

    Gwyddno at the end of the day we should welcome Nigel and his UKIP. Just like in the early 1980's when the SDP split the Labour vote into two, so will UKIP do the same thing to the Tory party. We wouldn't see a right wing government for a generation. And by the time we do see one in the 2030's a huge chunk of the British population will be EU born. By which time Nigel will be sat in the house of Lords with his labour chums having succeeded in his aim of destroying the Tory party. You mark my words in 30 years time it will all come out that Nigel is a labour plant, it's just that people are too think to see it at the moment.

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  • Gwyddno  |  April 28 2014, 10:09PM

    The EP naughty word lexicon has partially redacted the name of a country. As Nigel F continues to try and appear sensible, his fellow candidates keep blurting out. Over on Facebook and Twitter, kippers rant and rave like a deranged dictator in a bunker. Ah well, just like yesterday really.

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  • Kaiser_Macsen  |  April 28 2014, 9:35PM

    It's like paying someone who wants to vandalise your home. Can anyone list anything that UKIP MEPs have voted for in the EU that has benefitted the UK? Whenever UKIP MEPs have the opportunity to support something useful to us they either abstain or stay in a bar somewhere.

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