Sometimes you can depend on some good PR representatives to spin you out of trouble but how about when those same people send you up shit creek themselves?
Press advisor for UKIP, Janice Atkinson, took offence to a peaceful placard demonstration by Maria Pizzey and associates which discredited UKIP’s already controversial policies. This is what happened in Ms. Pizzey’s own words.
“This is UKIP’s MEP candidate for the South East. She described herself as Nigel’s number 2. She told us to f**k off because we stood peacefully holding placards accusing UKIP of racist policies. She offered no debate or arguments to defend her party and despite the chap in the picture asking us to pose for photos, this was her response when asked to return the favour. She made personal comments about my body size and when I told her I would quote her widely she said “I don’t care where you f***ing post this, just f**k off!” Hilariously, I have just discovered she is UKIP’s press advisor. This is the most rude and aggressive individual I have had the misfortune to come across and she wants to represent this country in Europe.”
It hasn’t been a good week for UKIP after Farage’s bumbling radio interview showed how little he knows about the internal affairs of his party. It’ll be interesting to see how many more cracks in the party appear the more they gain exposure in the public eye.