AWARD FOR SELF DESTRUCTION
What a wonderful year it's been for UKIP in Salford! As the Greater Manchester Mayor Election, the General Election and various local by-elections happened, the Party completely self-destructed in a haze of sleaze and racism allegations.
First up, in early April 2017, was the resignation of Salford UKIP's potential General Election candidate, Seamus Martin, who told the Salford Star he was "appalled" at the Party's 'so-called Integration Agenda', which he described as "Muslim-bashing"; adding that it was an "alienation agenda aimed at deliberately demonising one specific community..." that "made our party look and sound like the spiritual heirs to the Jew-baiters of the 1930s"...
"I do not wish to have my good name sullied by association with this odious agenda..." he concluded (see here).
Worse was to follow, however, at the end of April when Shneur Odze, Salford's ultra-orthodox Jewish UKIP Greater Manchester Mayor candidate, was accused of indulging in a 'sex role-play scandal with woman he met on bondage site' by The Mail on Sunday, and subsequent articles in the Salford Star.
As Mr Odze told the Mail "I've no idea what you are talking about", the Star printed transcripts of texts, allegedly sent to Cassie, the woman in question, where she was referred to as a 'filthy pig' as he asked her to organise a threesome (for full lurid details see here and see here).
While UKIP nationally continued to back its candidate, arguing that it was a 'personal not a political matter', the Star begged to differ, stating it was all blatantly in the public interest, although we resisted publishing the pornographic photos, the more disturbing texts and sound files we had seen and heard.
Meanwhile, Joe O'Neill, the Chair of Salford UKIP, resigned over the affair... "Morally I, and I believe many members of the voting public will feel the same - that trust and family values have been broken" he said "...The calls I received yesterday asked 'Do we support the actions of this individual?' I do not. In politics I firmly believe you live on your reputation and your moral standing; I hope I can walk away with mine still intact..." (see here)
Others also resigned, as Odze polled just 1.87% of the votes for UKIP in the Greater Manchester Mayor Election. In the subsequent General Election, UKIP in Salford failed to stand a candidate in Worsley and Eccles South, and polled a combined vote of just over 4,000 votes in the Salford and Eccles, and Blackley and Broughton constituencies. And that was the last anyone heard of Salford UKIP.
UKIP didn't stand candidates in the Claremont and Langworthy by-elections, and its @SalfordUKIP twitter account is mostly just re-tweeting mad Donald Trump rants.
So, ladies and gentlemen, acknowledge the kink in UKIP's armour, froth at the mouth a little and text "...before baby knew it she was naked on daddy's knee and blowing all the guys there, one at a time...Before a full blown orgy developed and baby was 'used' repeatedly..." for the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award For Self Destruction...
If someone from Salford UKIP would like to make an acceptance speech, please use the comments box below...
Winners of 2017 Salford Star Mary Burns Awards...
Feed The Rich Award (part 1) – Fred Done – click here
Disappearing Salford Award – Villafont – click here
Dick Turpin Award For Services to Bridge Hold Ups – Peel Holdings – click here
Carly Simon Award For Vanity – Councillor Derek Antrobus – click here
Feed The Rich Award (part 2) – Conservative Government and the HCA – click here
Corbynista Council of the Year – Salford City Council and Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett – click here
Grenfell Tower Urgency Award – Salford City Council – click here
Uncle Joe Stalin Award for Open and Democratic Government – Salford City Council – click here
Shameful and Unacceptable Practices Award – Greater Manchester Police – click here
Our Friends In The North Memorial Prize – Salford City Council – click here
Main photo of GM Mayor Salford hustings by Steven Speed