Stop UKIP…UKIP deputy leader tries to censor tour by satirical comedy act

Posted: 10 March, 2014 in UK Censor News
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jonny and  the baptists ukip video Jonny and the Baptists have wound up the UKIP political party with their Stop Ukip Comedy Tour. The comedy duo have come under fire for their song about Ukip that suggests the party believes all Eastern Europeans live off benefits and won’t let us watch Jim Davidson and wants the Queen’s jubilee [to] be every day.

Despite Nigel Farage insisting politicians should let people tell their jokes, The Stop Ukip Comedy Tour has been inundated with complaints from party supporters targeting venues.

Ukip’s deputy leader Paul Nuttal has condemned the distasteful satire , calling on the Arts Council to investigate funding given to theatres hosting the act. He spouted:

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and Ukip is very much the party of free speech …BUT… I think it is wrong that taxpayers money is being used to back this production.

This blatantly party political rubbish is being staged to coincide with the run-up to the Euro elections in May and I am appalled that one of the venues in the much lauded Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. I would have hoped they had higher standards than giving this show house room.

I have written to the Arts Council about this matter and also the Royal Exchange expressing my views about this distasteful satire.

The website Chortle has reported that in fact the pair have received no funding for their tour apart from ticket sales

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