Poor old Winston McKenzie, Croydon’s UKIP “Chump”. He really doesn’t get it, does he?
Barely a week after he held on to his General Election deposit thanks to a handful of votes in Croydon North, McKenzie was back on the airwaves, apparently the only member of his party prepared to speak on behalf of Nigel “Will He Stay Or Will He Go?” Farage.
In recent months, McKenzie has shown his devotion to Farage by compare him variously to Dr Martin Luther King and to Jesus Christ. Such obsequiousness didn’t do the failed Thornton Heath pub-owner any good, though, as McKenzie has been stripped of the chairmanship of the local UKIP branch and sacked as his party’s “Commonwealth spokesman”.
This week, interviewed on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, McKenzie’s rant forced the urbane presenter to ask him to calm down several times, as the UKIP laughing-stock interrupted his co-guest and rambled on incoherently. Effectively, Vine had to ask him to take a “count”, in ring parlance, something even the failed ex-boxer might understand.
Not that it did any good.
If you have a spare five minutes and fancy a laugh at some car-crash radio, take a listen to this:
With staunch supporters like this, Nigel Farage really doesn’t need any political enemies, does he?
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