Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:47

Farage launches “racist” posters in Sheffield

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Nigel Farage was interviewed live on Sky News from Barkers Pool Nigel Farage was interviewed live on Sky News from Barkers Pool

Ukip leader accused of racist campaign whilst visiting city.

Nigel Farage has courted controversy whilst launching a new poster campaign in Sheffield.

The Ukip posters were today displayed on trucks in Barkers Pool, outside the City Hall, where Farage was talking to press ahead of the European Parliament elections on 22 May.

However, a number of people have branded the adverts ‘racist’ and have been offended by the tagline "take back control of our country".

During a live TV interview on Sky News, passers by can audibly be heard shouting ‘racist’ at Farage and presenter Kay Burley even went as far as to push the politician on the subject, using a dictionary definition of the word.

One poster states that “26 million people in Europe are looking for work," asking: “Whose job are they after?” A giant finger points out from the billboard.

UKIP Pointing finger poster

In another a British worker is featured sat on the floor with a begging cup next to the slogan: “EU policy at work.”

UKIP Builder 48sheet poster

Another, set around a burning Union flag, simply asks: “Who really runs this country?”

UKIP Burning flag poster

The adverts, Ukip’s ‘biggest ever advertising campaign’, will be displayed across the country for the next four weeks.

Discussing the reaction to the campaign an un-nerved Farage told The Metro: “These posters are a hard-hitting reflection of reality as it is experienced by millions of British people struggling to earn a living outside the Westminster bubble.

“Are we going to ruffle a few feathers among the chattering classes? Yes. Are we bothered about that? Not in the slightest.”

What's your thoughts? Have your say in the comments below the article...

Some Twitter reaction to the posters:

UKIP bus limo poster

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:45 posted by hrozalia

    you're not racist yet you're associating all 'thieves and low level scumbags' with foreign immigrants... right.

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:54 posted by joanne cardwell

    Im no racist buts its time this country woke up to whats goin onwe are a joke anyone should be able to settle in a country of theur choice but like most other countries we dont have the guts to say support yourselves we go an live in spain or anywhere else for that matter an we have to have the means to live ie have money not expect handouts its a disgrace !!!!!

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:07 posted by the_big_m

    I agree with ukip... im not racist in the slightest but it is time england woke up.... we were a great country that demanded respect now were a petty isle taking in all kinds of thieves and low level scumbags that want to sit on our benefit system n do nothing all their petty little lives... while the working man keeps struggling to feed clothe and put a roof over their heads!

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