18.09.14 Nigel Farage harassed in Edinburgh

I heard on the news today that UKIP leader Nigel Farage was rather brutally heckled in a pub in Edinburgh.  As I said when I began the new ‘18.09.14‘ thread on my blog I would be posting up the occasional thing to do with Scotland and the referendum for independence as and when something came up.  Well its been quiet but this little nugget got my interest today.

A short while ago UKIP seemingly astounded English voters as they took a significant share of the total vote in the local elections across England.  While they did not get a great deal of seats they did establish themselves as a party to be interviewed, asked, taken seriously and so on.   It was really only a matter of time before Mr Farage came to Scotland and ‘something’ happened to him.  Reading into the news story on the BBC it seems that another protest group were on the scene at the same time.  I will not comment on the actual events as I was not there and accurate information is not forthcoming on the BBC for the fine details but it is worth noting.

It is true that there is a tiny minority of people in Scotland who ‘hate’ the English, it is true that there are a tiny minority who also believe the world is flat, who will beat you to a bloody pulp for not supporting their favourite team of over paid ball dribblers and so on.  My point is that I hope no one watching the BBC thinks all Scots are like this.  You can find a small group of lunatics to support any cause you like if you turn over enough stones.  Mr Farage appealing to the First Minister Alex Salmond to ‘root out hatred, watch out for those who will burn the Union Jack’ and so on.  I looked up the interview from this morning on Good Morning Scotland where Mr Farage hung up mid interview..he did seem a little distressed.  Comedy if not so serious.

Not much to do with the Referendum but if you have ten minutes have a read on the link supplied and watch the clips too.