A widely circulated BBC memo has warned staff not to refer to UKIP leader Nigel Farage as an insufferable cunt in BBC Memos. 'Mr Farage should not be referred to as a sinister little Englander, a tweed clad stormtrooper, or the thin edge of the wedge for thick people. Even in our internal communications we must acknowledge Mr Farage is now a credible political figure with a significant following. Phrases like swivel eyed snotgobbler, evil toad spawn, sperm of satan or Goebels groupie should be avoided if at all possible.'
The BBC memo went on to warn interviewers about how they question the UKIP leader on air. 'On no account must Mr Farage be asked about whether he enjoyed painting in an earlier life, his taste for Volkswagens, his plans for mass transport by rail, his fondness for dogs, his alleged vegetarianism, his plans for a mountain retreat, the number of testicles he owns or any style of moustache he may or may not grow. Presenters may not claim immunity from interviewing Mr Farage on ethnic or religious grounds. Mr Farage will be allowed to smoke during interviews, provided a BBC firefighter is in attendance in the studio. No references to Mrs Farage are to be made at any time. '
A training video 'don't mention the Holocaust,' presented by John Cleese, will be available online. It will make humorous reference to an episode of Fawlty Towers in which only one guest died, not 6 million, as advertised in the Radio Times.