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Welsh UKIP general election candidate calls Angela Rayner a ‘slag from Bolton’

11 Apr 2024 4 minute read
Stan Robinson (left) and Dan Morgan (right). Image: Voice of Wales

Martin Shipton

A foul-mouthed fascist who will be UKIP’s Westminster candidate for Llanelli at the next general election has been condemned for referring to Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner as a “common oik” and a “slag from Bolton”.

Stan Robinson made the comments during a vlog he presented with his fellow “Voice of Wales” activist Dan Morgan, a convicted fraudster who was given a suspended prison sentence for his role in a multi-million-pound insurance scam that saw people duped into paying up-front fees with the promise of refunds that never materialised.

During a rant about Richard Tice, the leader of Reform UK, which is polling far higher than UKIP, Robinson refers to former Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson, who recently defected to Reform, saying: “They’re so inextricably tied together, it’s like Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner, a common oik. In order to personify [sic – presumably he means pacify] the working class, they have to have the slag from Bolton on.”

Ineptitude

Robinson’s rudeness is matched by his geographical ineptitude. Ms Rayner doesn’t come from Bolton. She was born in Stockport, on the other side of Manchester, and is the MP for nearby Ashton-under-Lyne.

In the vlog, Robinson also makes a fool of himself by confusing the Sussex constituency of Lewes with the Scottish island of Lewis.

Both Morgan and Robinson have been prominent far right activists in Wales for several years. In 2021 YouTube removed two channels jointly run by him and fellow far-right activist Stan Robinson because of their racist content. Welsh politicians and race equality groups condemned the Voice of Wales channel for airing interviews with The Proud Boys, an American far-right group that has been outlawed in Canada, and controversial figures such as former English Defence League leader “Tommy Robinson”, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.

Holocaust denier

Robinson’s comments about Ms Rayner follow a recent incident when he and Morgan showcased a notorious Holocaust denier on their vlog.

Ironically, Alistair McConnachie was expelled by UKIP in 2001 for telling blatant lies about the Holocaust. He stated that he does not believe the Nazis killed any Jewish people in gas chambers and that eyewitness testimony to the contrary was “false”.

Asked recently if he stood by his denial of the Holocaust, McConnachie presented an incoherent position. He insisted he was not a Holocaust denier, but stood by his assertion that “gas chambers [were not] used to execute Jews” – and that eyewitness accounts of it happening had been “revealed as false or exaggerated”.

After initially saying he had “never” denied the Holocaust, he subsequently admitted that quotes attributed to him in the Guardian in 2001, in which he denied the murder of Jews in gas chambers, still represented his position.

He said: “I’m not a Holocaust denier. That’s not Holocaust denial … that’s a different matter I think. I’ve been very clear on that. I’ve been very clear on my position on that.”

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition says that Holocaust denial encompasses “publicly denying or calling into doubt the use of principal mechanisms of destruction (such as gas chambers…)”.

McConnachie is also known for founding A Force for Good, a pro-Union campaign group. He also set up a political party named Independent Green Voice that, while it failed to win any MSPs at the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, was credited by some with robbing the Greens of extra seats due to its presentation on the ballot.

In his discussion with Morgan and Robinson, Mr McConnachie criticised Scotland’s Hate Crime Act, which came into force on April 1.

‘New low’

A Llanelli Labour source, who asked for anonymity because of their fear of reprisals, said: “By giving credibility to an unashamed Holocaust denier like McConnachie, Morgan and Robinson have sunk to a new low and exposed how far to the right UKIP has travelled. I have no doubt the people of Llanelli will reject their divisive politics when the general election comes.”

In a social media message addressed to UKIP, the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate’s Llanelli branch said: “Hey UKIP Wales still no comment in your candidate in #Llanelli hosting a holocaust denier?

“Maybe you could also ask Stan Robinson – UK Independence Party Llanelli why he thinks it was ok to refer to Angela Rayner as a “slag from Bolton” (VoW broadcast 7.4.24)

“Surely there has to be some level of morality and decency in your campaign?”


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Another Richard
Another Richard
1 month ago

McConnachie seems both nasty and absurd, as fascists often are. But he is in good company in criticising the Scottish Hate Crime Act. Only yesterday Lord Hope, formerly Scotland’s most senior judge, criticised it as unworkable and called for its repeal.

Pleb from the South
Pleb from the South
1 month ago

Agreed, Dick, and Adolf did genuinely love his bitch and pups. Every stopped clock gets it “right” some of the time.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

I agree completely, McConnachie is an utter clown, but the Scottish Hate Crime Act is an absurd and dangerous piece of legislation.

John Davies.
John Davies.
1 month ago

There is some really unpleasant pond life wriggling around on the far right.

Pleb from the South
Pleb from the South
1 month ago
Reply to  John Davies.

John, I visit a stunning six-acre pond near me, my companion loves it and races around madly. The pond life there, large and small, would be aggrieved to learn they were viewed on par with UKIP’s crooks.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Well, if you vote for this bunch, you are what they are.

Pleb from the South
Pleb from the South
1 month ago

Are you in trouble for exposing UKIP – Gas Stan suggests in https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1425917168031679 that Heddlu may be rounding up Nation Cymru staff. I must be mistaken that UKIP’s Bossman is under investigation for perjuries allegedly committed in 2023. Strange that with 3,000 seats being filled in May from 10,000 applicants, UKIP hadn’t even managed to dredge up a dozen Useful Idiots! Oddly, it doesn’t seem to be publishing a list, but I read online Ukip found only 10 – 3 in Dorset (2 elections), 3 in Essex (4 elections) and 1 each in M’cr, W.Mids, W.Yorks, Warwick. So where’s all… Read more »

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

UKIPpers taking a pop at Reform. The only difference between them is one has refined its’ phrasing to conceal its’ racism better.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

What actually is the relationship between UKIP and the Brexit/Reform party? Is it a sort of right wing peoples front of Judea situation where each thinks the other isn’t pure enough

Unzipper the Third
Unzipper the Third
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Dan, this is the truth. Starting in 2022, Ukip kept publicly insisting Reform should enter into merger talks with it, while perversely abusing its leadership and motives. Unsurprisingly, Reform did not wish to be contaminated by any association with a corrupt legacy-harvesting party run by proven corrupt old Tories who amazingly haven’t been imprisoned, and very sensibly shunned Ukip, which it viewed as a shill for the Conservative Party deliberately trying to sabotage Reform. Reform is imperfect but at least it removes its bad’uns as identified by itself or HopeNotHate. Ukip is a sham and fraud and doesn’t. (> CONTINUED)

Unzipper the Third
Unzipper the Third
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Ex-Big Brother Rebecca Jane was appointed by “Boss”, Ben Walker, as Ukip Deputy Leader, a decision imposed on the party’s executive committee. Aside from fulfilling his personal desires that she alleged (references to follow), her other job was to Unite the Right. Upon resigning in disgust in January, she exposed this UtR as a cynical sham, confessing that Reform WERE willing to discuss matters, provided the corrupt “leadership” of Ukip was dismissed. She showed remorse she hadn’t been allowed to disclose the truth. In reality, there was no desire on Ukip’s part either, because Reform would put an end to… Read more »

Unzipper the Third
Unzipper the Third
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Once the resigned Deputy Leader blew the whistle, Ukip, now exposed as seedy frauds and with nothing to lose, acting like the Tories’ tool, multiplied their attacks on Reform, even accusing it of being controlled by Hope Not Hate, a stunningly implausible allegation. With what’s reported as at most a dozen candidates for May, Ukip is a busted flush, kept on life support only to support the life-style of one convicted criminal and sacked JP and his presumably insane hero-worshippers.

Unzipper the Third
Unzipper the Third
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

(CONCLUDING<) Probably being intimidated by the self-appointed “Party of Free Speech”, ex Dep.Ldr Jane deleted most of her whistleblowing, but not until after tipping off people to store it all at https://archive.ph/https://twitter.com/LadyDetectives1/*
Sampling, https://archive.ph/Tqtxo (money-grabbing sex pest), https://archive.ph/k5YHt (NEC all idiots), https://archive.ph/r77ki (Reform merger proposal a sham), https://archive.ph/prAQv https://archive.ph/tUXXD (Returning Officer guide to fiddling elections), https://archive.ph/kwLa5 (leadership contest a fraud), https://archive.ph/Y34Ov (corruption worsening), https://archive.ph/Q9ive (saboteur), https://archive.ph/gJIla (Worse to come) etc.

SImmo
SImmo
1 month ago

My preference would be to ignore this organisation, rather than give it any kind of oxygen of publicity, and give them some kind of legitimacy. But then is it a duty to expose barefaced lies being peddled? Tough call !

The Real Voice of Wales
The Real Voice of Wales
1 month ago

I had to laugh at Stuns Refections yesterday. Demanding their followers buy them a coffee as there are no funds for them to cover stories. Dun uses all his grifter money on petrol and Stun throws in what he can. Only 14 likes for that particular live 🤣

Martyn Young
Martyn Young
1 month ago

Nasty and stupid. A lethal combination.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

These extremist parties hope to capitalise on the cost of living crisis and the constant Conservative demonisation of refugees and immigrants. Sowing division is what they like to do best in the name of patriotism and fear. Yes, there’s people who’ll vote for them but, thankfully, the majority of us know what lowlifes they are.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

This is the result when water companies empty effluent into our rivers & sea. Detritus tends to float, or in their case stand for Ukip. And if those misguided, naive, or basically downright racist, want to waste their vote , well more fool you. We all know what anti-Welsh Ukrap brings to the table. Absolutely nothing but a stench of hypocrisy.

A jay
A jay
1 month ago

What a horrid pair these two muppets are, they are an embarrassment and disgrace to our country. If there’s any body needs deporting to Rwanda its these two. How that Morgan bloke can show his face in public after his criminal conviction is unbelievable.

Unzipper the Third
Unzipper the Third
1 month ago

Maybe the association with pricks like these two is why, a month after setting it up, ukiP Wales has its great fundraiser for Grifters and Gropers still stuck at a BIG FAT ZERO https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukip-general-election-fund
BIG FAT ZERO also describes its New Leader Billy Boy Etheridge, surpisingly popular with the pajama community in Dudley and only too well known to the young damsels there, to an “O”. The ukiP leader election only just began but everybody knows it is a sham and the result in favour of Chairman Bendy Hao Walker’s master is a foregone conclusion.

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