Friday, December 26, 2014

One in three Brits say Farage is RIGHT to claim using 'Chinky' and 'Poofter' is normal language for working class

'Poofter' is Australian/British slang for a male homosexual.  I often used the word myself in less censorious times now well into the past.  It was normal pretty well everywhere then and remains normal in some circles now

One in three people agree with Nigel Farage that using the words ‘chinky’ and ‘poofter’ is normal, a new polls has revealed.

But the Ukip leader is still in a minority – with just under half of voters insisting the terms are racist and homophobic.

It comes after Mr Farage last week defended former Ukip candidate Kerry Smith as a ‘council house boy’ who ‘talks in a way a lot of people from that background do’ after he was caught on tape making a series of derogatory remarks.

But a YouGov poll for the Sun showed 49 per cent found ‘chinky’ offensive – while 36 per cent did not. Six out of 10 found ‘poofter’ offensive – compared to just over a quarter who did not.

The councillor made a string of comments, including a reference to a ‘chinky bird’, mocking ‘poofters’ and making jokes about shooting peasants.

Mr Smith, a Ukip councillor on both Essex County Council and Basildon District Council, received a storm of criticism claiming he was racist and homophobic over the comments in a leaked phone call.

But Mr Farage insisted he had endured a ‘tough time’.  ‘I think we are very snobbish in London about condemning people, perhaps for the colloquial language they use, particularly if it’s not meant with really unpleasant intent,’ he told LBC Radio.


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