Tim Wilson has resigned from UKIP just after leader Nigel Farage defended MEP David Coburn stand-up comedy routine describing a Muslim minister in the Scottish Government to convicted terrorist Abu Hamza. The racist jibe written for Mr Coburn by Jim Davidson, retired comedian, is being seen by many as being past its sell by date and out of touch with modern Britain.
David Coburn MEP, under the watchful eye of Jim Davidson, at Bernard Manning' s old night club the Embassy, was seen to by trying out new materiel which included masterful stories about 'Chalkie' and 'Joseph'. Chalkie, being of West Indian origin and 'Joseph', being of Jewish origin with a hooked nose.
The trial audience, who had been given free entrance to the gig, sat in complete silence as David Coburn rhymed of failed pun after failed pun. Charlotte Jones from the audience, aged 70, described Mr Coburn' s repertoire as, "1970's ' Love thy neighbour' and 'Mind your Language' standard".
Nigel Farage underlined that Jim Davidson's services had been dispensed with and that they were looking for a fresh approach to the UKIP Road Tour which was due to kick off in a few weeks. Farage admits that Jim Davidson's stylised approach to people from ethnic backgrounds was inappropriate and felt there was no place for toilet humour within his party.