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The UKIP Shipping Forecast

I saw one of these Facebook status things the other day which read something like “Surrealism used to be art. Now it’s everyday life”


I thought of it when I saw this headline:


When I saw it, I hadn’t long finished reading this article about UKIP councillor David Silvester who claimed that the Gay Marriage legislation had made the Good Lord so dischuffed, that he had unleashed the recent floods and storms on the UK in an act of vengeance.


Apparently, “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters.”

Several satirists have taken up the theme. A spoof Twitter account gives the UKIP weather forecast:


Nicholas Pegg then put out this shipping forecast on Radio 4. The usual advice about finishing any food or hot drinks before listening applies here.




2 Responses

  1. It’s funny but the problem with this is that there is a serious threat of a conservative/UKIP coalition after the next election. In Scotland we have the answer to that very real threat in our own hands.

  2. I had that Misty Thackery in the back of the cab once. His name is an anagram of Thick Mystery

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