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Farage mob leader is Guardian writer

The news that UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his family were attacked in a pub this afternoon would be interesting enough at the best of times, but for BH readers there are many other angles that attract attention besides the thuggery.

If early reports are to be believed, the mob was organised by a guy called Dan Glass, a former leader of the Student Union at the University of Sussex, but who was also involved with the green group Plane Stupid. They too had a dubious relationship with the concept of law and order.

He is also a "Guardian Youth Climate Leader" and an occasional Guardian columnist. One can't help but wonder why so many writers at the Graun seem to be mixed up with violence and thuggery these days.

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Nigel is right once again: "these people are scum"

The thing they are really, really scared of is that UKIP might be right and the public will see it too and so they need to play the man and not the ball.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

I already told you to call it Völkischer Grauniad.
We are living in the early days of bona fide neo-fascism.
More to come.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Guardian, BBC, Environmentalists - they care very little for people but rather their own "saving the planet" agenda.

Truth, science, honesty, these are concepts beyond these zealots.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterCharmingQuark

…. and another two Guardian regulars are boasting on Twitter about being there:-

… and

Perhaps they hired a coach & made it the annual office outing.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:34 PM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

Over at the Guardian the vast majority (sadly, not the entirety) of comments condemn this attack.

Mainly because it was cruel to attack a man out with his children.
But also because it makes UKIP look good in comparison.

The Guardian is still out of step with its readership. Hopefully the new editor can get it back on track.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:34 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Green jack boots make the same sound when goose-stepping, inflict the same damage, and are occupied by the same programmable drones as their well known black polished leather forebears.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterManfred

I was born old, so the desire to revolt aganst my parents or society passed me by, but the Guardian seems to attract those who never grow up. I think it's something to do with jealousy. Warmists are riddled with anger that somebody (usually a banker) is paid more than they are and use it to justify all sorts of bad behaviour towards society in general and those they arbitrarily group with the 'bad guys' in particular.

UKIP is a rebellion of sorts. It represents the middle, who are fed up of being despised by both sides and expected to pay for the largesse that one side demands and that the other likes to give away to improve their image.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Oh…… and yet another one, but she only gets letters published in the Graun:-

…….. and another, this is getting surreal

The underlying narrative here is that nearly all these people are professionally employed in the charity sector - most no doubt in receipt of public funds in one way or another.

[BH adds: Not sure getting letters published counts. Not sure the second one was actually there.]

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:51 PM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

"Nigel Farage brands pub invaders 'scum' as protesters jump on his car "

This is intimidation and not demonstration, given that children were involved we can see how cowardly they are - thanks Guardian!!!!!

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterCharmingQuark

Grauniad readers/editors can't seem to understand that their attitudes produced the culture, that led to UKIP's creation, and continued success.

They really are stupid, and no doubt have many more disastrous publicity stunts planned. They have an impressive record of failure, and I hope it continues.

Mar 22, 2015 at 9:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterGolf Charlie
Mar 22, 2015 at 10:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterSadButMadLad

Eva (or Ewa) J is quite the professional troublemaker

Inter alia, she is / was well to the fore in the 'No Dash For Gas' set-up, which a couple of years ago seemed very purposeful, well-organised and well-resourced, though it didn't really follow through on its rather effective 'action' at West Burton

Known to the authorities in Israel, too

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterNick Drew

Golf Charlie, Check out the comments on the Guardian's own website.
A tiny minority endorse this behaviour (Drainwower talks a lot and many slap him down).

It is not us Guardian readers. We aren't all opposed to the right of others to disagree.

It is a few Guardian employees / nutters that Foxgoose has identified.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

No mention of this on the BBC 10 o'clock news. They're too busy attacking the Conservatives and worrying about medical students in Syria.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:09 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

CIF on Ms. Jasiewic...

HeartLess 21 Aug 2008 8:17
By far the silliest artice on CIF ever.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Poynton

medical students in Syria.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:09 PM | Phillip Bratby
Who are apparently Somalis - not "British" as the media proclaim. Rather the same way that Muslim immigrants to Sweden suddenly become Swedes.

We are committing cultural suicide in the West, denying our own past and embracing the future of an entirely alien and oppressive culture.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Poynton

Interestingly, the person who revealed Nigel Farage's whereabouts was one Chris Venables of Medact,

Needless to say, one of Medact's campaigns is "Fossil-free Health"

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterNovember Bravo

Oh - this one only gets profiles written about her in the Graun…

But she does get her own stuff into the Morning Star (what else) & has some very important friends :-

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:29 PM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

So when they say: "Think of the children" it seems that they don't mean everybody's.

Still, now we know for sure that people associated with the Guardian prefer mob rule to democracy it removes any lingering doubt.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM | Unregistered Commentergraphicconception

If the public new about the Guardian involvement then it might make them sit up and take notice.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:37 PM | Registered CommenterDung

all TheGuardian BBC send out their attack dogs.

"Something needs to be done" , was decided in a "common purpose" meeting.
"make sure it is all very ludite"

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterVenuNotWarmerDueToCO2

Sigh. Now the "Common Purpose" conspiracy theorists come out.

Look, there are a few idiots who run together. And they are currently running around the Guardian and the BBC.

Outside of the Whitehall Bubble they are irrelevant.

This is not a left/right issue.
Historically, we know of thugs suppressing dissent on both end of the political spectrum.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Je Suis Nigel

Chris J Venables of MedAct (Health professionals for a safer, fairer & better world) apparently told Dan Glass and his bunch of associated thugs where the Farage family was:

Mar 22, 2015 at 11:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterTony

Interestingly, the person who revealed Nigel Farage's whereabouts was one Chris Venables of Medact, November Bravo

With the fortitude & bravery of his type - he's apparently deleted the Tweet boasting about it and locked his Twitter a/c.

If third sector charities & NGOs are going to start allowing their people to participate in political violence we need a review of charity law IMHO.

Mar 22, 2015 at 11:13 PM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

This latest attack on free speech by the Guandianistas has convinced me to vote UKIP.
I hope it convinces many more too as well.
These Watermelons really need their noses rubbing in it.

Mar 22, 2015 at 11:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterBitter&Twisted

It sounds almost as if this could be interpreted as a Guardian organized assault on free exercise of politics.

Mar 22, 2015 at 11:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

I got a lot of good feedback while out campaigning for UKIP today in one of our target wards. People have seen through the demonisation by the media and main parties, who semi-secretly fund these far leftards.

My own constituency of Pudsey is a close three way fight now. Interesting times to be a UKIP PPC!

Mar 22, 2015 at 11:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterRog Tallbloke

"It sounds almost as if this could be interpreted as a Guardian organized assault on free exercise of politics."

That needs to be changed to: "It sounds almost as if this could be interpreted as a Guardian organized assault on free exercise of lunch."

Mar 23, 2015 at 12:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterIvor Ward

This is not a left/right issue.
Historically, we know of thugs suppressing dissent on both end of the political spectrum.

Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

I agree. And it's not much to do with the global-warming idiots (I hope).

But as a sometime Leeds United supporter, I also think it is imperative that the sensible people discharge the thugs pronto.

Mar 23, 2015 at 12:11 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

On a separate note:
Welcome to the world of fixed term elections. It allows people to plan their electioneering stunts in advance.

Mar 23, 2015 at 12:14 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Did anyone seriously doubt that it would come to this...and worse? In their minds, these sociopaths have already started killing children. How could they not take this violent direction as the logical consequence of their tyrannical mentality?

"Historically, we know of thugs suppressing dissent on both end of the political spectrum." --M Courtney

Left and right coincide on the tyrannical, big government "end" of the spectrum.

Mar 23, 2015 at 1:10 AM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

Did the mob disclosed who is funding their activities?

Let us not forget that the thugs are few in number. There is, however, a silent majority that donates to the organizations that these thugs are milking and this silent majority does not do so to finance lynchings. They will want to know how their money is spent as much as anyone of us.

Mar 23, 2015 at 1:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrute

Like him or loathe him, Nigel Farage is the antithesis of everything the eco warriors liken to.

As Mr. Farage knows to his cost - you cannot reason with these types because they've already decided what the answer will be, thus, not any amount of logic will dissuade them, fanatics cannot be swayed by sweet reason nor do they attend to civilized discussion and gentle means.

After 11 years and three of further state education - is churning them out. Lenin, is reputed to have coined a phrase for them and agitprop - did not cease with the demise of the unloved and not much missed DDR - its methodology breezed effortlessly into our Marxist doctrinairian run schools.

Mar 23, 2015 at 1:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

FYI the girl in the blue lycra jump suit with stick on udders is Tilly Giffords of Plane Stupid who has also featured in various Guardian enviro advertorials.

Mar 23, 2015 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterChilli

"Guardian Youth Climate Leader"

I don't know if they thought that title through. Now I can't get the image of Dan Glass in lederhosen out of my head,

Mar 23, 2015 at 4:53 AM | Unregistered Commenterrabbit

Bottomline : "He's not one of us" is the thought that dominates the protestors thinking, AND also that of the rest of society who have failed to condemn the harassment. As strangely today politics of green/left is about partisanship of "anything & anybody on OUR side is good and anything & anybody NOT on our side is evil" instead of taking each issue on it's logic.
"It was intimidation pure & simple. 100 activists versus two adults & two kids. Brownshirts"

The BBC and Guardian have been implicit in growing this partisan environment by setting the precedent of shutting off and shouting down challenging views.
"That's you that is !"
Seriously flashback to a 1980's soccer hooligan or National Front event and turn to a Guardian or BBC staffer and say, "that's what YOU will be causing in 30 years time", it would have sounded impossible, yet that what we have now.

Didn't the Channel 4 documentary show that if UKIP get into power they'll be societal breakdown, anarchy and mobs roaming the streets stopping people having a family lunch in the pub ?

Mar 23, 2015 at 5:40 AM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

The Guardian's Farage Free PUB LYNCH offer ...I believe there was a coupon in Saturday's copy of the paper that's why they all turned up at the same pub

-In green/left's twisted version of democracy UKIP are not allowed to get as far as as the ballot box

- If the Chelsea supporters wore fancy dress when they pushed a black man off a train, would that be different ?
..from harassing Farage's family at lunch.

Hey - If your own film footage is so innocent, then why did you delete your web footage

* What we know
Throughout the night on the BBC Radio news the story has been buried in the middle of the news, mentioning in a matter of fact way that his children had to go and hide in the carpark.
We know that if it had been any other politician the news story would be given more prominence.
- Implicated is "Hope not Hate" (Psycho Projection title) connected to Rotherham UKIP attacks.
- Farage doesn't have police protection, wow you'd expect that he would
- The photo appears to see a protestor holding a laptop fully sitting on Farage's car while he's in it, to stop him driving away, the protestors havent released any video. A second photo shows a different protestor face first leaning cross the bonnet with other protestors lined up in front of the car.
photo 1photo2
- news : Breibart

- There are 5,000 comments are there really that many Guardian nutcases ?
Yes Courtney "735 Guardian readers do not condemn the action" then 301 upvote the sarky comment below it
Courtney any news on comments they censored ?

Foxgoose claims : @standuptoUKIP a trade Union funded group of the SWP supporting the mob

Facebook, just released its pre-election analysis of political trends
Facebook page likes, the Tories have 356,000 fans while UKIP has 340,000. Following some way behind are Labour (220,000), the SNP (184,000), the Green Party (156,000) and the Liberal Democrats (105,000)
..and probably Jeremy Clarkson at 10 million

Mar 23, 2015 at 5:43 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The top story on the BBC web site, right now, is ...
Suspended Tory could go 'within days'

The BBC is *NOT* biased. Not at all.
Except sometimes when they are reporting on something.

Mar 23, 2015 at 6:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterSara Chan

Youth Climate Leaders. Or Danglers?

Mar 23, 2015 at 7:03 AM | Unregistered Commentermike fowle

the story does not exist on the bbc because they do not know what to do with it

OTOH the guardian's pic looks quite peculiar. There is a young lady simulating breastfeeding to some toddler, inches away from the car's bonnet. Her nipple is out. On the bonnet itself, one can see what appears to be another child.

some guy in an orange vest is taking note.

Mar 23, 2015 at 7:17 AM | Registered Commenteromnologos

Well, the Guardian has often warned us in the past about the new dangers of fascism in Europe, including Britain, and in this case it seems that their writers really did know what they were talking about.

As for the phrase "Guardian Youth," it does have some rather unfortunate but perhaps not entirely inappropriate connotations.

Mar 23, 2015 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoy

Fascism is a Left Wing political phenomenon. The SNP was created in the image of the NSDAP. These Guardianistas with their privileged education and extreme anti-proletarian views are our era's version of such Politics.

In both cases, North of the Border, and South, Left Wing aka Fascist Politics plus renewable energy is our new Corporatist State intending to feed on the mountains of corpses of the poor and vulnerable when the power cuts kill the inner cities.

H.G. Wells warned of this extremist politics in 1926 when he wrote an essay about a New Britain with rich landowners and an oligopoly of windmills forcing the poor off the land into the inner cities to die: Soylent - Soviet Greens.

Mar 23, 2015 at 8:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

omnologos the person on the car bonnet is an adult and is on the right in this picture.

It is evidence of the BBC's unashamed bias that this isn't a major news story. Imagine if the head of any of the other main parties was surrounded by a protest? Natalie Bennett or Nick Clegg would have been main stories, let alone Milliband or Cameron. It would be chewed over for days with questions like 'should party leaders have 24/7 protection?' or 'should the police act quickly to disband unplanned protests?' or 'MPs children MUST be ring fenced away from political protest'. That his kids were involved should make it a significant story if nothing else.

All channels should be hammering home that nobody should be subjected to a protest unless there is security present, especially someone who is with children.

Mar 23, 2015 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Here is 'Rich's Monday Morning View' of the 'Guardianista Fascist Scum':

Mar 23, 2015 at 8:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

The news? What news? I didnt see or hear it on the BBC news.
Over 5000 comments at the Guardian, the majority of them saying things like
"I'm no fan of UKIP or Farage, but actions like this will increase their vote and popularity. "
"I don't like the man but targeting someone when they are out with their family really is awful."

Mar 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

Problem is the Sheeple keep voting for the vanguard of this delusional form of fascism, the EULibLabCon party.
Only Danial Hannan has spoken up so far.

Mar 23, 2015 at 9:34 AM | Unregistered Commenterc777

BBC 5 Live is now providing a platform for the protesters to phone up and put them on air. and call Farage a fascist

- Guido's cartoon is a conga led by ..... guess what ?

they just said EDL can''t protest

My point about green/left do "He's not one of us" prejudice by looking to judge someone by TEA-SHIRT colour they are anti-equality just as much as the evil racists they claim they are trying to stop.

Mar 23, 2015 at 9:46 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

For bloggers, (like me), who are unfortunate to still watch the biased bbc, it often amuses me to surf through their teletext pages.
For instance the Nigel Farrage farango is mentioned in their newspaper reviews, Kent local news section, and in their politics section.
It is virtually identical coverage without any condemnation of the Nazi tactics of the perpetrators.
But then this is par for the BBC course and just as we expect for our TV license tax.
BTW a good piece in yesterdays Sunday Telegraph by a Tory MP - Andrew Bridgend - about his battle with them over his parliamentary campaign to scrap the license tax - " Why I'm tackling the mighty BBC"
Apart from Booker, the Telegraph does occasionally throw a scrap of regurgitated food to us climate realists.

Mar 23, 2015 at 9:54 AM | Unregistered Commenterpatrick healy

THe protester just said EDL protests should be banned, of course
... thus contradicting her pleading that the family pub protest was OK.

- IAstaounding : So the Marie Antoinettes can march into anyones privacy whenever they want, but different rules apply to other people, even when on properly licenced and policed demos !

That was after Nicki "Crap presenter" Campbell allowed her to shout over everyone else, but the sane caller managed to get that last question in.

Mar 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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