Bollocks in Gordon

David Coburn may well be UKIP’s most senior openly gay politician. He is currently also the party’s only MEP in Scotland. Last December he hinted that he would stand for Parliament against SNP giant Alex Salmond in the Aberdeenshire’s Gordon constituency but then decided to contest more favourable hustings in Falkirk where disgraced Labour MP Eric Joyce’s seat is up for grabs. Joyce, a former army officer and convicted pub brawler, famously won the marginal seat in 2000 with a mere 705 vote majority.

Today we learn that Mr Coburn has compared the SNP’s Humza Yousaf  to ‘Abu Hamza’.

Mr Coburn has since apologised for the remark and beer swilling UKIP chief Nigel Farage has dismissed it as a ‘joke in poor taste’, adding today: ‘That’s David… that’s the way he is.’

Pink News recently reported Coburn as saying that both the Lib Dems and the Labour party want to ban him from having sex. In an on-line exclusive, Europe’s largest gay news service quoted Coburn as saying that “What you’re doing with the gay marriage issue is you’re rubbing people’s noses in the dirt … [It’s] the equality Nazis trying to give Christianity a jolly good kicking. You know it, I know it, we all know it – it’s false bollocks, the lot of it … it’s just for some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and in a big moustache and dance up the aisle to the Village People.”

A 26-year-old Aberdeenshire nurse, Emily Santos, will now stand against Mr Salmond in Gordon.

Aiden Kerr of Buzzfeed attended UKIP Scotland’s election campaign launch recently and writes of Ms Santos: “She seemed nervous in the presence of the media, was chaperoned at all times by a UKIP spin doctor, and was unable to answer a question about UKIP’s ambitions in the Gordon constituency.

Seemingly after failing to answer the question, Santos was prompted by the spin doctor who told her: “Words – use your words.”

“I don’t know,” she responded.

You couldn’t make it up …

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