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British media launches war against UKIP donor


Greek shipping millionaire Demetri Marchessini pictured at his home in Belgravia, London. Photo from UK Daily Mail.

British media desperately grasps at straws to demonize UKIP.

UKIP scored a massive electoral success in the British by-election. UKIP took nearly 23% of votes cast.

UKIP did all this with only 47,000 pounds in donations for 2013 so far. Of that, 10,000 pounds came from one person. He is Greek tycoon, Demetri Marchessini.

Marchessini is now a victim of a media attack campaign for saying women look “ugly” in pants.

From UK Mail Online…

A wealthy new backer of the UK Independence Party claims women who wear trousers are ‘deliberately’ making themselves unattractive to men.

Greek tycoon Demetri Marchessini, who believes not wearing a skirt is ‘hostile behaviour’, gave UKIP £10,000 this year – a fifth of all its cash donations.

But the parlous state of the party’s finances has forced officials to issue a begging letter to supporters for money – and policies.

The surge in interest and support for Nigel Farage’s anti-EU has not been matched in its bank balance.

Mr Farage’s attempts to win support in Scotland backfired yesterday, when an angry protest in Edinburgh forced him to take refuge in a pub before being escorted to safety by police.

Mr Marchessini gave UKIP £5,000 in February and another £5,000 in March, as the party prepared for local elections which saw it take almost one in four votes cast.

But Mr Marchessini’s views on women – and what they wear –are likely to raise eyebrows.

He is the author of a book entitled Women In Trousers: A Rear View in which he photographed women from behind and then commented on their clothes. In it he claimed that the ratio Britain of women wearing trousers to skirts is 10 to 1.