UKIP leader Nigel Farage recorded a “weather forecast” for the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme in response to the comments made by David Silvester, his party’s Henley town councillor, about the recent floods being caused by the legalisation of gay marriage.
He called the resulting row a “storm in a teacup” and a photo of a teacup then appeared above “Henley-on-Thames” on the map of Great Britain behind him.
Farage added: “The old parties are seeking to cloud the big political issues of the day by focusing on the views of UKIP members like him even though he said a deluge of things before when he was a Tory councillor. How quickly some things change depending on which way the wind blows.”
Meanwhile, the Weather Girls’ Eighties hit It’s Raining Men is back into the charts as a result of a social media campaign in response to Cllr Silvester’s comments.