Saturday is a little drawn out. Atlas Sounds does his best to fill Pitchfork, but he’s only one man with an acoustic guitar. Songs like ‘Sheila’ and ‘The Light That Failed’ are as lovely and as earnest as ever, but without Deerhunter behind him, Bradford Cox cuts a lonely figure on an empty stage..
HomeNewsUK World NewsUK Independence PartyUKip MEP Godfrey Bloom: I’ll apologise to “bongo bongo land” ambassador if anyone is offendedThe MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire was recorded questioning the UK’s oversea aid payments, claiming the recipients spend the money on luxuries10:12, 7 AUG 2013Updated14:40, 7 AUG 2013Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA UK Independence Party Euro MP joked he would apologise to the ambassador of “bongo bongo land” after he was recorded questioning the UK’s oversea aid payments.Godfrey Bloom, Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, was heard claiming the recipients of UK aid spend the money on luxuries.He told a meeting of supporters in the Midlands those who received aid spent the money on “Ray Ban sunglasses, apartments in Paris, Ferraris and all the rest of it”.Asked what he would do if Ukip said “mind your language”, Mr Bloom told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’d say, ‘Righto, sorry, sorry everybody’. If I’ve offended anybody in bongo bongo land I shall write to the ambassador at the Court of St James’s and apologise to him personally.”Look, my job is to upset The Guardian and The BBC I love it, I love it.”Mr Bloom said charity begins at home and he believed he was standing up for “ordinary people” who are unrepresented in the current political system.He said: “What I am suggesting is when a country has trillion of debt and we’re cutting our hospitals, our police force and we are destroying our defence services, that the money should stay at home and people who want to give money to worthwhile charities. What I would argue is that is for the individual citizen, it’s not for the likes of David Cameron to pick our pockets and send money to charities of his choice.”If I want to send money to charity, I will do it of my own accord thank you.”He added: “There are people in this country who can’t get treatment for cancer.
Going forward we are going to continue to advance an agenda for the 99%. We are going to continue to organize, mobilize and make our voices heard in new and creative ways. Tuesday’s recall election will be a spring board for a national discussion on Citizens United and the corporate takeover of American democracy..