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UKIP are the new future?

(152 Posts)
LadyPessaryPam Fri 01-Mar-13 22:30:45

Just a small positive thread about UKIP that doesn't involve smears from other parties. I was very glad about Eastleigh and pleased that the voters had seen through the smokescreens and disinformation sent out by the 3 main parties.

ravenAK Sat 02-Mar-13 00:29:00

They've removed their education policy, viz. abolishing inclusion for children with SEN, from their website.

Today.

Presumably as they know their policies, such as they are, will be under real scrutiny over the next few days.

What does this tell you?

Huh. That's very telling isn't it? sad

I agree that ukip 'just' have their own POV.

It's just a closed-minded loony one.

BTW, loved the earlier comment about ukip ' currying' favour. I doubt they approve of anything being curried.

MissPants Sat 02-Mar-13 06:42:55

Personally this gem is my favorite at the moment
m.vice.com/en_uk/read/i-spoke-to-my-local-ukip-representative-to-reinforce-my-prejudices

Particularly hilarious is his outrage that the second language in the UK is... A foreign one! <gasp>

Not going to be English is it you twonk. Tickled me that did grin

Isityouorme Sat 02-Mar-13 06:49:57

Misspants -he comments on the rapid change of the second language in the UK, from being French to very very quickly being Polish.

Where do you read that he he is outraged at the second language not being English? You read ths wrong, and he is correct in some of his views.

I agree with him.

We must act NOW or all those Polish-speaking Muslims will have us begging in the streets.

ChairmanWow Sat 02-Mar-13 07:05:22

He genuinely thinks that white folks only have a couple of kids while Muslims are regularly popping out 10. I bet he imagines them shagging away, gleefully dreaming of when they force Sharia law on everyone and eat swan curry. What a muppet.

UKIP is where tin foil hat- wearing former Tories gravitate. Splits the right wing vote meaning the Tories are even less likely to win the next election. Fine with me.

MissPants Sat 02-Mar-13 07:18:14

Isityouorme Sorry, my attempt at satire there. Didn't mean to confuse you. Of course he didn't directly say that, but there has to be a second language so why does it make a difference what it is?
They are anti EU, which France remains a part of, so why does their language prove less irksome to them than Polish?

LittleChickpea Sat 02-Mar-13 07:21:31
INeedThatForkOff Sat 02-Mar-13 07:25:37

Ah OP, you'd get in so well with my FiL. I had to lay it on the line with him when he voted BNP once but he only defected as far as UKIP. You've reminded me why I just don't like him.

BangOn Sat 02-Mar-13 07:31:25

but Nigel, (sorry, Pessary) UKIP didn't win. They didn't beat the three main parties, because the Libdems (the Libdems FFS - whom practically everyone feels betrayed by) won!

Yes, UKIP came second. whoop de do! unfortunately this is FPTP & there ain't no prizes for second place. Get over it.

Ziporina Fri 26-Apr-13 14:40:38

What rubbish,and how many trick ponies are there in the other three parties!

Ziporina Fri 26-Apr-13 14:50:17

UKIP get my vote and the village I live in feel the same .Labour bankrupt us ,the coalition have no hope of getting to grips with labours debt,and while all this is going on we are the laughing stock of the EU.
Nigel is a breath of fresh air,and can't be worse than the last 15 years!

pickledginger Fri 26-Apr-13 14:54:07

Have you ever been to Eastleigh? I have. Once.

DreamingofSummer Fri 26-Apr-13 15:14:16

Ziporina UKIP's policies are as good as your spelling & punctuation.

FatherReboolaConundrum Fri 26-Apr-13 16:15:39
FreudiansSlipper Fri 26-Apr-13 16:38:45

Nigel Farage will never be prime minister

though they are to be taken serioulsy as sadly a number of people are supporting them will these people bother to vote in the general election i am not sure. many claimed they would vote for the bnp but they did not get the votes expected thankfully and as UKIP attract similar likeminded people i doubt they shall bother to vote either but carry on moaning about immigration

slug Fri 26-Apr-13 17:05:26

I note they call for an end to the public smoking ban

Given that the smoking ban has demonstrably improved the nation's health (the hospital admissions in Scotland for breathing difficulties dropped dramatically within 2 weeks of the ban being implemented) you have to ask yourself just how much of the nation's wellbeing they have at heart and how much it is Nigel Farage's (a heavy smoker) personal project.

Actually, Farage's attitudes to women are particularly loathsome. I wonder how any self respecting woman could bear to be in a party led by someone who is so openly misogynistic.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Apr-13 18:12:58

Evening all

Jan49 Fri 26-Apr-13 18:51:26

I have unfortunately got a distant relative in his 60s who seems to fit the profile of a UKIP voter. I have only met him once in my adult life (I'm 50ish) and I was quite shocked by his behaviour on a visit to my house - that's an AIBU all on its own! I found him rude and unpleasant and thought 'well we certainly choose our friends not our relatives'. His annual Xmas card includes a long letter sent to everyone on his Xmas card list, full of petty whining ("In March I cut my finger on an envelope and it stung for 2 days"...) A few years ago he made racist comments in one of these letters. I was shocked, both that he thought like that and that he didn't see any problem with openly stating these views in a letter sent to many people. The last Xmas letter made it clear that he and his family have become involved with UKIP and tells us all to "vote UKIP". He has stood as a candidate unsuccessfully and in May his wife is standing. It's clear to me that he is standing because he wants to get rid of immigrants, particularly non-white immigrants, and thinks England isn't what it used to be and hates the EU. I look forward to seeing his election results and hopefully laughing at how badly he's done.

I moved house last year and have accidently not sent him my new address.grin

ComposHat Belgium Fri 26-Apr-13 19:04:40

I was very glad about Eastleigh and pleased that the voters had seen through the smokescreens and disinformation sent out by the 3 main parties

Oh yes Eastleigh that by election they won.

No not won the other thing... lost.

If uou are going to be a goady fucker op at least find something that is worth goading with.

The first thing you see when you look at their manifesto, the very first thing, is their statements about immigration being pretty much the source of all of the UK 's problems. That, to be frank, is bullshit. And if they don't want to be viewed as xenophobic and if their supporters don't consider themselves to be so, then how do you justify the anti-immigration message being the central, most visible tenet of the party philosophy?

We're all civilised enough to know what's understood as xenophobia these days. We're not in the 1930s.

LittlePeaPod England Fri 26-Apr-13 19:56:50

Wow. There are people out their that take UKIP seriously. Not sure if that's scarey or just pure comic genius! grin

ComposHat Belgium Fri 26-Apr-13 20:02:59

I can't take Nigel Farage seriously - he's the non thinking man's Alan Partridge.

Dawndonna Fri 26-Apr-13 20:17:05

Yay! UKIP lost. They lost. They didn't win. No smoke screen present. They lost. They didn't come first, they didn't get a parliamentary seat. Why? Oh, I know, because they lost, and then they lost a bit more, followed by losing, a tiny bit more.
Honestly, my post is as ridiculous as the OP.

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