The foul mouthed and sordid Gawain Towler - UKIP press office and Farage sycophant. His only talent is a willingness to kiss Nigel's backside at every opportunity. Only Farage's UKIP would tolerate his disgusting behaviour.
Gawain Towler is one of the more obnoxious individuals that enjoys the support of Nigel Farage. That this foul mouthed individual is an official spokesman and press officer for the party should surprise no-one. Towler is protected by Farage because he is willing to do whatever his master wants. This is the only qualification needed to get ahead in Farage's UKIP.
But it was not always so.....
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) continues to slide into the tar pits reserved for small insignificant political creatures. The ongoing cruelties and absurdities perpetrated by its leadership have left its beleaguered membership bemused, disgusted and aghast. Its a moving story......' Gawain Towler on UKIP, 2004. See links at bottom of page.
We recently mentioned that Towler had circulated, via twitter, a picture of a UKIP supporter gleefully burning a picture of Brian Paddick - Lib Dem mayoral candidate.
Towler immediately came under fire from many - excuse the pun - for circulating it. Many UKIPPERS felt that a UKIP press officer should not be endorsing such behaviour. At first, Towler tried to defend his actions:
However, 43 minutes later he changed his mind:
That might just be plausible if he hadn’t titled the original photograph “Campaign on fire in Soho.”
See: LINK & LINK
That Towler is unfit to hold ANY POLITICAL OFFICE was further illustrated by his reaction upon hearing that Baroness Warsi, chairman of the Conservative Party, had suggested that UKIP's 14% increase in candidates was down to the 14% decrease in BNP candidates. She suggested that this might imply, "a sort of a link up" between the two parties.
Towler responded on twitter with:
Warsi **** off. How dare you. Bitch."
He was later forced to remove the comments after complaints were made on Twitter regarding his 'unparliamentary' language.
But he could still count on the support of Nigel Farage. Indeed, Farage made light of it:
"One of my press officers said something he perhaps shouldn't have said but hey – anyone who watches The Thick Of It knows in politics bad language does get used,".
We'll take that as an endorsement then!
We can confirm that certain senior member of UKIP would like to see Towler sacked. One told a Junius source that:
"Gawain is a liability. Nigel needs to recognise this and sack him. This is one gaffe too many".
Here is an interesting article on Towler. It's taken from PR Week.
Ukip's Gawain Towler should go over Warsi comment, says agency boss
A row broke out between the Tories and Ukip after Conservative Party chair Lady Warsi linked the Eurosceptic party’s rise with the decline of the far-right British National Party.
Speaking on the BBC's election night coverage last night, Lady Warsi said: ‘Where Ukip is fielding candidates this time that the BNP did last time but they're not this time, I think that will have an impact.’
Subsequently, Ukip spokesman Gawain Towler called Lady Warsi a ‘bitch’ on Twitter to his 1,700 followers, some of whom criticised his ‘unparliamentary language’.
The spokesman quickly deleted the post and apologised, tweeting: ‘Deleted, out of order on my part’. He later added: ‘Shouln't (sic) have said that, apologise.’
Tetra Strategy founding partner James O’Keefe said that Warsi’s comments were ‘quite an interesting observation’.
‘The bitch comment for me turns focus onto Ukip and a test for them - if they are a serious political party they need to fire this spokesman,’ said O’Keefe.
To read the original: LINK
That Farage refuses to fire him is indeed an interesting test for UKIP. They are not a serious political party because they are led by a man without integrity or decency.
And yes, this is indeed a piece of 'art' featuring Towler's penis. But you can blame GLW for the text!
Dr Edmond also had some interesting comments on this subject:
I was vastly amused to see how EUKIP reacted to Tory co-chairman Warsi linking them to the BNP. EUKIP's so called press officer, Gawain Towler, called Warsi a bitch on Twitter. EUKIP's Cabal have never hesitated to smear others with the BNP label. As with all bullies they can dish it out but can't take it themselves. Warsi made a perfectly fair comment supported by fact.
To read more: LINK
Our readers may recall that Towler was de-selected as an MEP candidate by the SW committee after being accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Farage reinstated him. LINK & LINK
For more on Towler: LINK & LINK & LINK & LINK & LINK
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