Ukip MEP David Coburn likes to use comedy as part of his political interventions, sometimes it works; sometimes it fails.
In the case of publicly unelectable Muslim list MSP Humza Yousaf, Coburn’s latest attempt at humour fell rather flat as he did a joke in ‘poor taste’, this was when he compared Humza Yousaf to Islamist terrorist Abu Hamza.
Humza Yousaf said he was hurt and offended by what he describes as an alleged "Islamophobic insult".
Later on, Humza Yousaf then said David Coburn's Islamophobic insult has caused serious offence and anger to the Muslim community in
I find this hard to believe; perhaps he can provide documented proof.
I believe Yousaf mentioned the figure of 77,000, I wonder how exactly he managed to collect the evidence so fast; did he go to each person’s door?
Now, lets turn to this ‘racism’ claim being bandied the place by the Nationalists, I suppose the first thing to ask is, has Humza Yousaf gone to Police Scotland and registered a complaint?
This is the acid test.
Having met Humza Yousaf on a few occasions, I doubt it, just in the same way that Whiteford, the SNP MP who said she had been threatened by Labour MP Ian Davidson, never generated a Police complaint from that either.
Why are elected SNP representatives avoiding the Police when they claim in effect they are victims of crime?
I believe many people won’t think that Ukip MEP David Coburn is racist as some Nationalists wish to claim, the SNP cult have a habit of trying to label people and smear them.
Particularly SNP members from one branch, Nicola Sturgeon’s Southside branch!
In fact Humza Yousaf’s own wife Gail Lythgoe ran a hate campaign against a Labour MP to try and get third parties to protest against him, while she sat in the background.
One wonders what action Humza Yousaf took in form of protesting her being in the SNP?
I think David Coburn hasn’t yet settled into the mindset of what being a politician entails, maybe he never will.
Apparently Yousaf has written to European Parliament president Martin Schulz calling for Mr Coburn's remarks to be investigated and for disciplinary action to be taken as appropriate.
I expect this to go nowhere.
David Coburn has since hit out at his critics, telling them accusations of racism came "from a party that is xenophobic against the English".
Tit for tat!
Nigel Farage said:
"I have not spoken to David Coburn about it. I can only guess he is either saying he is a terrorist or he is telling a joke in poor taste. I suspect it's the latter, he is telling a joke in poor taste."
"People do make mistakes and I don't think David Coburn should have done that. But am I going to get terribly exercised over it? No."
David Coburn can’t do comedy, that being said, lets now look at Humza Yousaf’s attempt at comedy or as he may describe it ‘serious politics’.
Publicly unelectable Muslim list MSP Humza Yousaf has said
in the European Union (EU) is in grave danger. Apparently Yousaf is interested
in referendums as long as the Scottish National Party agrees with them. In the
mindset of the SNP, a referendum is a good thing if the SNP may get the result
they want from the people.
In-out EU referendum could see
“dragged out of Europe against our will”
according to him.
So, who does he mean by
Increasingly it appears the SNP see them as ‘
they are not.
Yousaf’s comedy turn is when he thinks that there must be a majority not just across the whole UK, but a majority in each constituent part of the UK - Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - a ‘double majority’ to leave the EU.
Reserved issues like foreign policy remain the
; the EU is a reserved
matter. If you take his logic to its end, then the English should have had a
vote on Scottish independence. This is because province of Westminster Scotland
would have been dragged out of the UK, potentially against the rest of
the other constituent parts agreement; he says leaving the EU would be
disastrous in terms of the effect on jobs and investment.
Where is his proof?
Like most of the rubbish the SNP spout, it is just assumption.
What is assumption?
It is the mother of all fuck ups!
Humza Yousaf will be ignored, mainly because outside the SNP bubble surrounding unpopular Nicola Sturgeon, he is of little value to
the majority of people in the UK
wish to leave the EU; that is the sovereign will of the people.
So, is he saying that he is against the sovereign will of the people?
Humza Yousaf hasn’t worked out the SNP are now irrelevant politically, they lost the Scottish independence referendum, unpopular Nicola Sturgeon as I have previously blogged on has the task of leading the SNP into the political wilderness.
Yousaf said the EU accounts for almost half of all
Scotland’s international exports, worth about
£13 billion a year, while around 40 per cent of foreign companies in Scotland are
This is meaningless pap which doesn’t support his argument for staying in I feel, a reformed EU is also being bandied about the place, admittedly it is unlikely to happen before the EU referendum if there is a Conservative win in May.
Humza Yousaf is listed as Europe and international development minister, this is to give the impression that he is in effect Scotland’s foreign sec; it is meaningless pap as well. His post is just made up nonsense for an irrelevant hollow little man to strut about the place.
It seems that David Coburn and Humza Yousaf have something in common; both should leave out the unintentional comedy.
The only comedy I can see is that publicly unelectable Humza Yousaf employs a horrible nasty little odious git called Shona McAlpine who abused an Asian man while at an SNP selection meeting, and last time I checked still remains his employee.
I wonder; would Humza Yousaf have called what she did an attack on the whole of the Muslim Community?
And if so, why is she still working for him?
Finally, time for a quote:
“The European Union rightly prides itself on its promotion of tolerance and inclusion - something David Coburn's remarks are completely at odds with.”
Maybe he should start in his own parliamentary office and home before telling other people to get their shit in order.
George LairdThe Campaign for Human Rights at