Ukip talking Turkey

UKIP Women's BoardWho are, or were, the UKIP Women’s Board? They were a Facebook group that existed briefly and seems to have deleted itself.

Here’s what they did.

There’s a Facebook group called Women Against UKIP. They joined earlier in 2014, and they now have upwards of 5000 Likes.

UKIP Women's Board appeared on 31st May 2014At the end of May, Women Against UKIP had upwards of 3000 Likes, as I recall.

As you can see from the screenshot at the top right, taken on 4th June, in four days UKIP Womens Board had 3153 Likes. Quick work in four days! A lot of women must support UKIP!

Yes. 3185 women support UKIP. Aged between 18-24. In Istanbul.

Istanbul, 18-24

We didn't buy those likesIncensed at the idea that they would have bought those Likes, UKIP Women’s Board came right out and denied it.

“We are getting the message across slowly but surely,” they said. (In Istanbul.)

Although people were certainly talking about UKIP Women’s Board, most of the comments were negative (and on the group’s page, negative comments were swiftly deleted). No post on the group’s page ever had more than 13 Likes: most had less.

For comparison, here’s how an organic growth of “Likes” appears on Facebook:

Women Against UKIP

On 3rd June, UKIP Women’s Board announced a serious problem.
UKIP Womens Board announce serious problem

They were asked to provide proof.

UKIP Womens Board - evidence?

Now, I personally don’t think that any woman is obliged to provide any evidence at all that they’re being harassed online. It happens so often – #YesAllWomen – that I just take their word for it. But if you accuse a specific group of people of doing things to harass you, should have something to back that up. In specific, UKIP Women’s Board were claiming that Women Against UKIP were responsible for buying those Facebook Likes.

Fortunately, UKIP Women’s Board had a letter from the West Yorkshire Police.

West Yorkshire Police letter

West Yorkshire PoliceOr did they? The West Yorkshire Police logo isn’t black-and-white as it appears in that letter: it’s blue, with red and gold in the crown. But it’s not a black-and-white photo of the letter: the hand holding the letter as it is scanned has a pink thumbnail.

It appears very possible that the letter was clumsily faked.

UKIP Women’s Board was deleted from Facebook shortly afterward. No protest has been heard from Turkey about this popular group.

Not From The Western World

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One response to “Ukip talking Turkey

  1. John

    You should contact the Police authority concerned as sending a FAKE letter from the Police is a crime.

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