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To laugh at the UKIP party political broadcast

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FreudiansSlipper Mon 15-Apr-13 18:39:43

just switched on the news to be confronted by a London cab driver (stating that he does not want foreigners human rights put above those of this country) and token Asian man (business man wanting more support for business not our tax going to Brussels)

could it have been more predictable grin

on a serious note Nigel Farage should not be written off

squoosh Wed 17-Apr-13 00:11:14

I seem to recall a charming UKIP election candidate last year, Geoffrey Clarke, who was of the opinion that women carrying Down's babies should be forced to have an abortion. UKIP initally supported his right to his own opinions, only suspending him when faced with a public backlash.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Wed 17-Apr-13 00:50:23

The Labour party are the Communist Party for people who shop in ,ooh, I don't know, Waitrose...

Yep, that sounds stoopid, doesn't it......grin

joanofarchitrave Wed 17-Apr-13 00:56:03

'The Labour party are the Communist Party for people who shop in ,ooh, I don't know, Waitrose...'

New Labour is for people who think the John Lewis Partnership IS communism. Like me.

Dawndonna Wed 17-Apr-13 07:32:33

I'm very political. I have read their manifesto, not just what Guardian readers think of their manifesto. Why would they want to put my very intelligent (hopefully) very productive children into locked communities.

As for Lorialet thanks for sharing your racist views, too.

"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit with the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."

ElleMcFearsome Wed 17-Apr-13 07:54:30

Ugh, they're gaining ground where we live and there are awful billboard posters thing covered in vile clashing colours anti EU immigration messages. Dee-lightful in an area with a high level of eastern european migrants (and yes, I know that's probably why they are gaining ground but it makes me ]angry] nonetheless)

shellbu Wed 17-Apr-13 09:07:04

they will be getting my vote , very popular where i live .

Dawndonna Wed 17-Apr-13 09:19:31

Why Shelbu?

ivanapoo Wed 17-Apr-13 09:19:59

To the people on this thread who said they plan to vote UKIP - I would love to hear your reasoning. Why are you voting for them? What policies of theirs do you like? Would you like Farage to be the next PM? How would a UKIP govt benefit the UK in an international context?

Genuinely interested to read your views.

And "sick of the main three parties" is a dreadful premise on which to base your political decisions.

GruffaloAteMySocks Wed 17-Apr-13 09:50:59

UKIP are just the BNP in better suits, they have no female MPs because it's full of sexist twats, they're racist, homophobic and disablist and I have no respect for anyone who votes for them.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 17-Apr-13 09:56:51

People either vote for them because they agree with their sexist, racist, homophobic, disablist manifesto, or because they are too stupid to understand it.

YouTheCat Wed 17-Apr-13 10:02:16

What AKiss said.

They are the middle class version of the BNP only they are more dangerous.

GruffaloAteMySocks Wed 17-Apr-13 10:05:55

Are UKIP a party of bigots?

slug Wed 17-Apr-13 10:09:55

Farrage is all talk yet does precisely nothing for hi MEP salary

tilder Wed 17-Apr-13 10:12:02

All political parties sit on a spectrum, with the main 3 broadly in the middle but leanings to the left or the right.

If you go to the extremes you get Nazism, fascism, communism etc.

The bnp is pretty far to the right.

Ukip sits generally between the Bnp and conventional pollitics, occasionally slipping further right.

Imho if you are uncomfortable with voting for a rightwing party that leans towards the Bnp, then don't vote for them. Completelu agree with the poster who said don't just vote for them because you are sick of the mainstream. They are a rightwing party, with some particularlu unpleasant fringe members, and therefore represent all that rightwing politics means.

YouTheCat Wed 17-Apr-13 10:17:02

That's a very interesting article, Gruffalo.

tethersend Wed 17-Apr-13 10:18:21

I think Nigel Farage sounds a bit foreign.

Surely he should be pronouncing it 'Farrij'?

GruffaloAteMySocks Wed 17-Apr-13 10:22:33

This is an older booklet but still well worth reading, 25 things you didn't know when you voted for UKIP

Sallyingforth Wed 17-Apr-13 10:27:17

I love what MrsP said.
UKIP the "I'm not racist but" party.
That really sums them up.

YouTheCat Wed 17-Apr-13 10:31:48

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Midlifecrisisarefun Wed 17-Apr-13 10:33:29

The real issue is that like it or not there are lots of people who are racist, homophobic and do realise that BNP are not nice. They will then look for a party that incorporates some of their views.
People are concerned about the effects of immigration and the other issues.

There are those who are concerned, those who are ignorant and those whose experiences create these views, to shout them down does everyone a disservice.
If the main parties addressed those concerns UKIP and BNP and all other fringe parties would die off.

MarjoryStewartBaxter Wed 17-Apr-13 10:57:20

Despite their ludicrous advertisements there seem to be more and more people who would happily vote for them in the next election. I have no idea how likely this is, but I can see a nightmare scenario where they don't get enough seats to win outright but can achieve a majority by forming a coalition with their mates the BNP (who also seem to be gaining a worrying amount of support, albeit at a thankfully slower rate).

MissFenella Wed 17-Apr-13 10:59:42

on a related note, why do people who hold racist views get so offended about being called racists? If they do it because they think racism is wrong, then why do they hold the views?
its a sort of idiots catch 22

tilder Wed 17-Apr-13 11:02:16

Of course there are bigots and they have the right to vote just as everyone does.

Some issues eg immigration have not been handled as well as they could have been by the main parties.

I still think a lot of people are not entirely aware of the full implications of voting for a right wing party though.

YouTheCat Wed 17-Apr-13 11:07:10

Those bigots in UKIP would like to take away the vote for anyone not 'contributing' - so the unemployed, anyone who is disabled and not able to work. Would they extend this to SAHP I wonder?

smiler741 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:27:52

are you telling me that you see nothing wrong with the Labour policy of open door immigration.

even the lefty socialists admit that while they were in government, they go immigration badly wrong, allowing immigrants to stretch our benefits, schools and hospitals to breaking point.

are you saying that there is nothing wrong with this. if you are, you are in a small minority. open your eyes.

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