Nigel Farage irked by parody phone app game ‘Ukik’

Nigel Farage has condemned this phone app made by schoolchildren. Picture: SWNS

Nigel Farage has condemned this phone app made by schoolchildren. Picture: SWNS

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A PHONE app developed by Canterbury sixth formers featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover has been criticised by Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

The party leader claimed the game, developed by a group of sixth formers from Canterbury Academy, was “risible and pathetic” and that it had “crossed the line”, despite saying he welcomed the opinions of young people.

Nigel Farage has condemned this phone app made by schoolchildren. Picture: SWNS

Nigel Farage has condemned this phone app made by schoolchildren. Picture: SWNS

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But the school’s principal Phil Karnavas has defended the app, which he says is a bit of fun to celebrate “brilliant, traditional British satire”.

He said: “Never has a British political party offered themselves so easily to satire.

“It’s a bit rich, bearing in mind some of the things the members of Ukip have said, for their leader to say they have crossed the line.

“Mr Farage can’t have it both ways. He cannot expect young people to engage in politics and then criticise what they say when they do.”

The app, called Ukik, has been developed by 18-year-olds John Brown, James Dupreez, Fraser Richardson, John Hutchinson and Joe Brown, who work under the name FonGames.

A letter from Nicholas Fromage, who claims to represent “fruitcakes and loonies everywhere”, to Great Britain on the apps’ description page says: “Do foreign voices on trains scare you? Can you handle a European living next door?

“Does your wife refuse to clean behind the fridge? Do you think women are too stupid to win a game of chess or have a top level job?

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