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Welsh UKIP candidate makes obnoxious comments about gays, Muslims and Vaughan Gething

11 Jun 2024 5 minute read
UKIP candidate Stan Robinson. Photo via Facebook

A United Kingdom Independence Party candidate has been strongly condemned for liking a social media post that referred to gay people as “pervs” and referring on a Facebook video site to London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan as a rat.

Stan Robinson will be standing for UKIP in Llanelli. He also runs the far-right webcast known as the Voice of Wales with convicted fraudster Dan Morgan. In his latest video he also makes racist slurs against First Minister Vaughan Gething.

A Llanelli Labour source, who wanted to remain anonymous out of concern that they would otherwise be victimised, said: ‘To like such repugnant comments is a foul slur on the character of many gay people who have to live with hatred and prejudice.

“Such bile and bigotry is unbecoming in a general election candidate.

“Stan Robinson should hang his head in shame and stand down before voting on July 4.

‘Not content with stirring a festering pot of ignorance and inhumanity towards minorities, Stan seems to be making a direct attempt to attack our Labour candidate, Dame Nia Griffith, whose behaviour is beyond reproach.

‘Let’s hope the good people of Llanelli send out the right signal on polling day and show his views hold no sway and that Llanelli is a tolerant and welcoming community for all regardless of sexual orientation.’

Lesbian

Dame Nia, who has represented Llanelli as its MP since 2005, came out as a lesbian in 2016, commenting that her sexuality had been known among friends, family and colleagues since the mid-1990s.

The Labour source added: “UKIP should kick Stan Robinson out of their party for the disgusting rabble-rousing hate speech on Facebook where he declares that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, is a rat. That is clearly prejudiced and virulently racist.

“Stan and his sidekick Dan Morgan are revelling and laughing while mocking minorities on their Voice of Wales Facebook site. This amounts to inciting hatred and should not be permitted in a civilised society. The offensive material should be immediately removed by Facebook.

“In Scotland such comments would be classed as a hate crime. In England and Wales it can be an offence to stir up hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation. In the past few days Robinson, who is UKIP’s spokesman for Wales, has, in my view, blatantly breached all three guidelines. It seems to me the man has no moral standing and is in the gutter.”

Reasoned debate

The row comes days after William Powell, who is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Monmouthshire, called on all candidates in Wales to be calm and engage in reasoned debate.

He backed the Jo Cox Foundation’s “Civility Pledge” and urged others to do so too.

Mr Powell, who is a councillor in Powys, said:”’In recent years, notably since the advent of Brexit, Donald Trump and with increasing levels of political interference from Vladimir Putin and other foreign actors, our politics have become increasingly embittered.

“This relates not only to social media and campaign literature, but also to the shrill tone of voice often heard and the implied violence and intimidation in what passes for political debate.

“On two occasions in the last eight years this ‘hate speak’ has spilt over into lethal violence, with the cold blooded murder of former Labour MP Jo Cox at the hands of a right wing extremist, and the assassination of Conservative MP Sir David Ames by an Islamist terrorist.”

Mr Powell has signed the three- point pledge, promoted by the Jo Cox Foundation, established in memory of the young Labour MP, following her murder during the 2016 Referendum campaign. He has also written to fellow candidates, urging them also to sign the pledge.

The Civility Pledge includes three related promises:

* I pledge to use a civil and constructive tone in political debate’

* Act with integrity, honresty and compassion; and

* Behave respectfully towards others including those I disagree with.

‘Lead by example’

Mr Powell said: “In doing so, candidates can lead by example, showing that disagreements can be handled without resorting to abuse. This modelling of good behaviour by elected politicians is one of the key recommendations from the Jo Cox Civility Commission. By debating with civility and respecting the views of others, the Jo Cox Foundation believes that a more positive and constructive political climate is possible.

“I knew Jo Cox, then Jo Leadbetter, as a fellow campaigner for Britain in Europe before she entered Parliament. In more recent years, I met Sir David Amess, who led the UK delegation to the Free Iran Congress.

Their violent deaths are a stark reminder that we need to listen to and hear our opponents and, at all costs, we need to dial down the rhetoric, and cut out talk of ‘scalps’ and ‘decapitation’, all too prevalent in social media. Only by doing that – and by learning to ‘disagree well’ – can we mend our broken system and restore trust and hope in politics.”


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FrankC
FrankC
2 days ago

Stan Robinson is a vile creep with the IQ of an amoeba. The sooner he shoves off back to England the better.

crofennog pie-key crofftwr
crofennog pie-key crofftwr
1 day ago
Reply to  FrankC

You must be right. Else Stan would have worked out that like this Botox-overdosing Lois Jasmine (Perry), he’s no more than a Useful Idiot for Permanent Chairman Walker, who is UKIP’s real leader. The amoeba didn’t even ask Anne Marie Waters.who would have explained it all clearly to him, using short and simple words……..

Jon Coles
Jon Coles
2 days ago

He’s always among the first to raise his hand.

John Ellis
John Ellis
2 days ago

He’s a ‘kipper’. What else would you expect?1

Adrian
Adrian
2 days ago

I’m not questioning the premise here but this is pretty lazy journalism. What, precisely, were the quotes, and where & when were they posted? Reporting should be evidence based.

The Donkeys Trust
The Donkeys Trust
2 days ago

While Paul Campbell, UKIP’s Wales Organiser, who organised raising £0 for the General Election campaign, appears to be going back to (embarrassingly poorly) mimicking Elvis, just think about this. Stan the Man, suspected illegal gimmegrant from England, is the best UKIP could scrape up to be a candidate here!! UKIP is absent in the remaining 31 Welsh constituency seats. Here
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/facebook-swansea-castration-adam-boulton-18564207 we can read his “If ever a broadcaster needed castration with a rust blade – Boulton would be my 1st choice.” and more.

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
2 days ago

Farage and U K I P and Reform and Farage with their thoughts policies and remarks same horse different Jocky

crofennog pie-key crofftwr
crofennog pie-key crofftwr
1 day ago

Maybe Stan-Dan would benefit from knowing that while they toil away fund-raising pennies, their Dear Leader Cynicus Ben Lee (Walker) is raking off vigintillions, tax-free, right under their noses. Their hard work, I believe sincere whatever others may say, helps firm up the impression that Ukip is still engaged in political activity and deserving of disputed legacies. It could be Dan-Stan feel fulfilled by being shafted. Thought they’d have more pride than to be used as loo-paper by Benny Boy. but seems like I’ve wrong. Didn’t have the sense to ask Rebecca Jane what he thinks of you? Or listen… Read more »

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