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24 Times UKIP Went Too Damn Far In 2014

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1. When they tried to hold a "diversity carnival" and it was the most spectacularly ill-fated attempt to look not racist ever.

2. When they put up a campaign poster next to an advert for tents which inadvertently supported UKIP's immigration policy.

Unfortunate UKIP ad placement. Via @willie_dunn.

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Unfortunate UKIP ad placement. Via @willie_dunn.

4:26 PM - 26 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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5. When a UKIP activist made this amazing "we're not racist" closet to prove once and for all that UKIP isn't racist.

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6. They also created this faintly disturbing swivel-eyed David Cameron mascot.

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7. When Nigel Farage claimed he was late for a UKIP meeting because immigrants had caused congestion on the M4.

“@alanmills405: #ukiptravel warning! ” Farage thinks traffic jams created by immigrants

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“@alanmills405: #ukiptravel warning! ” Farage thinks traffic jams created by immigrants

7:22 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. When a UKIP activist confused Westminster Cathedral for a mosque and got very angry about it, leading everyone to tweet #ThingsThatAreNotMosques.

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

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10. When Nigel Farage criticised "ostentatious breastfeeding" in public places, which people speculated might look something like this.

The miraculous lactation of St. Bernard - surely the best example of #ostentatiousbreastfeeding #magic

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The miraculous lactation of St. Bernard - surely the best example of #ostentatiousbreastfeeding #magic

12:33 PM - 13 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. When DJ and UKIP activist Mike Read recorded "The UKIP Calypso", which had to be withdrawn because it was so incredibly offensive.

View this video on YouTube

13. When UKIP attracted the enormously unwelcome support of ex-BNP leader Nick Griffin.

Vote #UKIP to kick Cameron...but don't be fooled by Toryboy Nigel.

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Vote #UKIP to kick Cameron...but don't be fooled by Toryboy Nigel.

9:34 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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15. When David Coburn MEP got upset about the UKIP Trumpton parody account and demanded that people reported the imaginary town.

another fake account has emerged @Trumpton_UKIP - please block/report

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another fake account has emerged @Trumpton_UKIP - please block/report

7:15 PM - 02 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. When Nigel Farage used the same excuse as Michael from I'm Alan Partridge for using the word "chinky".

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22. When former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, who once complained about aid being sent to “Bongo Bongo Land”, quit the party because it was becoming too “politically correct”.

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24. When David Coburn MEP said Scottish people need to have more children, and made this face.

The picture of UKIP MEP David Coburn on the front of the Edinburgh Evening News today. You elected this guy:

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The picture of UKIP MEP David Coburn on the front of the Edinburgh Evening News today. You elected this guy:

11:54 AM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Happy new year, UKIP. We're already looking forward to 2015.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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