UKIP candidate Magnus Nielsen stands again in Hampstead and Kilburn, and has been livening up the hustings with some of the more unpredictable responses. He told the Age Concern event at the Tricycle on Tuesday night that his party had given him great ‘latitude’ to have his own opinions. When a curious question came up about how the candidates would do to improve Camden’s failing schools – curious, because Camden’s schools are hardly failing – Magnus flipped into anecdote mode about a ‘seven day holiday’ he had in in China ten years ago. There, he struck up conversations with 14 year-olds in the park and found that their homework was of sixth form standard. Now, he explained, he tracks the ethnic origin of GCSE students and finds that in British schools that it is always the Chinese and Hindu children who are leading. You can hear on the tape, Magnus imploring people in the crowd not to laugh at his answer.
LORD Trimble joins the Conservative parliamentary (and council by-election) campaign in Hampstead.
Great to have so many Peers, including Nobel laureate Lord Trimble, supporting my campaign in Hampstead Town today. pic.twitter.com/tKZK2ul9QQ
— Oliver Cooper (@OliverCooper) March 26, 2015
ED, a north London geek? Hell, he’s tough enough… quite a response to Jeremy Paxman’s poking during last night’s Cameron/Miliband interviews on Channel 4/Sky.