To think this is starting to look like UKIP revolution

(282 Posts)
FidelineandFumblin Sun 25-May-14 23:41:33

and apparently similar results across Europe.

Front Nationale have done particularly well in France. Guardian is reporting similar successes for far right parties in Greece and Denmark.

I am unnerved.

Springheeled Sun 25-May-14 23:42:25

That's not my favoured kind of revolution sad(((

dawndonnaagain Sun 25-May-14 23:42:56

Unnerved, I am shit scared!

Scarletohello Sun 25-May-14 23:43:11

There's about 4 other threads about this at the moment, you might want to join one of those debates?

mrsruffallo Sun 25-May-14 23:44:21

UKIP aren't a far right party. But yes, scarlett's right, there are a few threads already going on.

FidelineandFumblin Sun 25-May-14 23:44:51

I cannot believe the Yorkshire result, considering that it includes Leeds and Bradford.

Scousadelic Sun 25-May-14 23:46:48

The far right always does better when people feel that life is tough but this is unlikely to last. I think it is just a protest

FidelineandFumblin Sun 25-May-14 23:46:48

Ah yes finally found one

Springheeled Sun 25-May-14 23:48:16

UKIP ARE a far right party. To say they are not is to assume full ostrich position.

fifi669 Sun 25-May-14 23:48:17

I think it's a general EU backlash and not a giant racist uprising I hope

There seems to be big gains from left wing anti EU parties as well as anti EU far right.

TheFairyCaravan Sun 25-May-14 23:49:28

I'm with DawnDonna, as a disabled woman I am shit scared!

caruthers Sun 25-May-14 23:51:36

Looks like the voters are being heard.

The rhetoric from the incumbent and established parties are changed and they will start to listen to what people want.

The alienation of UKIP by the media and press and the smear campaigns run against them have strengthened their position.

FidelineandFumblin Sun 25-May-14 23:51:39

Undoubtedley far-right Eurosceptics, wherever you stand on their (alleged) bigotry.

FidelineandFumblin Sun 25-May-14 23:53:25

I think it's a general EU backlash

Yes fifi, I think a lot of protest votes went their way as well, even beyond the EU issue.

Springheeled Sun 25-May-14 23:53:48

What do you reckon people want caruthers?

fifi669 Sun 25-May-14 23:56:21

I remain in no doubt UKIP don't stand a chance in a general election. Plenty of intelligent people, my dad included, wouldn't dream of having them run the country but wanted the powers that be to know they wanted out of the EU.

My dad isn't racist at all I should add, I'm about to give him his first brown grandchild smile

caruthers Sun 25-May-14 23:57:49

What do you reckon people want caruthers?

Voters want out of Europe and restrained immigration.

They're also sick and tired of the spivs running the country with spin and lies.

I thought that was obvious.

gordyslovesheep Sun 25-May-14 23:58:15

the rise of the extreme right in Europe plus what's happening in Russia makes me very very scared to be honest sad

UKIP don't bother me nearly as much

Smilesandpiles Sun 25-May-14 23:58:44

I actually feel quite sick.

gordyslovesheep Sun 25-May-14 23:59:28

oh and Caruthers SOME (27%) or voters who voted in the EU election in the UK seem to want that

I voted ...I am a voter ...I certainly do NOT want that

caruthers Mon 26-May-14 00:00:28

I voted ...I am a voter ...I certainly do NOT want that

Good for you.

Allow democracy to run it's course and we'll see what happens in a proposed referendum.

RazzleDazzleEm Mon 26-May-14 00:00:38

they will start to listen to what people want

Have you heard them all talking today since council elections?

They are not listening to a single thing!

All they say is....

I want to be absolutely clear. With that naff hand gesture.

They knew this was coming....how are they responding, the Labour guy just speaking....!!! Not listening....conservative...not listening!

Springheeled Mon 26-May-14 00:01:12

It's crap. No one gives a fuck about immigration if they have a decent sense of hope for themselves and their future. It's Labour's failure to stand up for this that is the problem.

FidelineandFumblin Mon 26-May-14 00:01:12

Congratulations on your first brown child fifi grin hmm (Erm I think that's what I meant)

Hopefully you have demonstrated excellent timing and the protest will burn itself and/or the mainstream parties will have got the message and responded appropriately before fifi junior even puts in an appearance.

gordyslovesheep Mon 26-May-14 00:01:26

yes - agreed ...so you can't pretend to speak for all voters smile - whilst condemning 'spin' !

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