UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage snubs Croydon carnival because it is 'a dump' according to candidate Winston McKenzie

Croydon Guardian: Nigel Farage didn't turn up as expected in Croydon leaving UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie dancing in front of the steel band which soon stopped playing Nigel Farage didn't turn up as expected in Croydon leaving UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie dancing in front of the steel band which soon stopped playing

Nigel Farage failed to turn up at a UKIP rally in Croydon because it is a 'dump' where he was scared to visit in case he got stabbed or shot, according to one of his election candidates.

The event in the town centre was billed as having a carnival atmosphere.

But the steel band that had been booked to play refused to perform after discovering what they had been booked for and campaigners shouted 'racists' at the borough's Ukip candidates.

The party leader was rumoured to be in the town in a car waiting for a signal to come until the party decided it was too dangerous.

Candidate Winston McKenzie said: There's a lot of people round here and the police cannot block bullets man.

“It's not a case of being scared, it's a case of being a responsible family man and it is like being a boxer going into the ring. There are certain situations that you do not go into.

"If he hasn't turned up then he's a very sensible man.

"Croydon which used to be the place to shop has now become a dump.

"How can an international leader turn up somewhere he feels unsafe?

"Croydon has deteriorated over successive Labour and Tory governments and now we have a coalition Croydon has descended into depravity."

Mr McKenzie stood for election for UKIP as MP for Croydon North in 2012, when Mr Farage came to visit him on the election trail. Mr McKenzie is also standing for election to Croydon Council on Thursday.

He also stood as an independent candidate for London Mayor in 2008, where his campaign slogan was: "I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee; I've got the policies they can't see".

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6:31am Wed 21 May 14

maxfm says...

Croydon is a perfect example of how towns deteriate when a tidal wave of immigrants come en-mass. There is nothing British or good about the town anymore - we NEED TO VOTE UKIP BEFORE MORE TOWN ARE LOSTS. SAY NOT TO IMMIGRANTS. VOTE UKIP.
Croydon is a perfect example of how towns deteriate when a tidal wave of immigrants come en-mass. There is nothing British or good about the town anymore - we NEED TO VOTE UKIP BEFORE MORE TOWN ARE LOSTS. SAY NOT TO IMMIGRANTS. VOTE UKIP. maxfm
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2:24pm Wed 21 May 14

G_Whiz says...

maxfm wrote:
Croydon is a perfect example of how towns deteriate when a tidal wave of immigrants come en-mass. There is nothing British or good about the town anymore - we NEED TO VOTE UKIP BEFORE MORE TOWN ARE LOSTS. SAY NOT TO IMMIGRANTS. VOTE UKIP.
Nice try max - but it's obvious you are a liberal on a smear campaign! The intelligent know what the real UKIP policies are.
[quote][p][bold]maxfm[/bold] wrote: Croydon is a perfect example of how towns deteriate when a tidal wave of immigrants come en-mass. There is nothing British or good about the town anymore - we NEED TO VOTE UKIP BEFORE MORE TOWN ARE LOSTS. SAY NOT TO IMMIGRANTS. VOTE UKIP.[/p][/quote]Nice try max - but it's obvious you are a liberal on a smear campaign! The intelligent know what the real UKIP policies are. G_Whiz
  • Score: -4

10:05am Thu 22 May 14

ANNE MILES says...

It IS a dump, we all know it to be the truth, who in their right mind would contemplate a shopping trip to Croydon these days?

The gangs, drugs, crime, and dirty people with dirty habits in public make the place to be third world these days. We go to Sutton or Bromley much more pleasant, nice friendly people.
It IS a dump, we all know it to be the truth, who in their right mind would contemplate a shopping trip to Croydon these days? The gangs, drugs, crime, and dirty people with dirty habits in public make the place to be third world these days. We go to Sutton or Bromley much more pleasant, nice friendly people. ANNE MILES
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10:59am Thu 22 May 14

Mr Strings says...

ANNE MILES wrote:
It IS a dump, we all know it to be the truth, who in their right mind would contemplate a shopping trip to Croydon these days?

The gangs, drugs, crime, and dirty people with dirty habits in public make the place to be third world these days. We go to Sutton or Bromley much more pleasant, nice friendly people.
As per usual, generalising about everyone in Croydon.

To be honest, it's you that doesn't sound very friendly.
[quote][p][bold]ANNE MILES[/bold] wrote: It IS a dump, we all know it to be the truth, who in their right mind would contemplate a shopping trip to Croydon these days? The gangs, drugs, crime, and dirty people with dirty habits in public make the place to be third world these days. We go to Sutton or Bromley much more pleasant, nice friendly people.[/p][/quote]As per usual, generalising about everyone in Croydon. To be honest, it's you that doesn't sound very friendly. Mr Strings
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