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To wonder what the uk will be like if run by UKIP?

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usernameiwanted Fri 02-May-14 13:20:35

I'm getting increasingly worried how UKIP seem to be becoming more popular within my workplace. One man is so pro ukip it's pretty much all he talks about in person and on facebook which seems to get a lot of 'likes'. I have pointed out that they are against gay marriage to which he responded that it didnt effect him in any way and also that they are racist but he insists his indian father in law also supports them so they can't be.

Aibu to ask what the uk will be like under UKIP? I know the poor will be poorer and tge rich richer with there one for all tax policy but can you inform me of how else things will change? And sorry its yet another ukip thread!

AMumInScotland Fri 02-May-14 13:38:55

It would also be smaller. The argument for Scottish independence is a close-run thing with the Conservatives in power. It would be a done deal with UKIP in power. We'd have another vote (assuming it's No this time round) and leave you to it...

Wantsunshine Fri 02-May-14 13:43:53

It could not be any worse than the absolute mess labour made of attempting to run the country

JerseySpud Fri 02-May-14 13:55:54

It could not be any worse than the absolute mess labour made of attempting to run the country

this ^^

rumbleinthrjungle Fri 02-May-14 13:57:56

I'd put money on it being very much like it is now. All the parties talk up a storm before any election, but it's much rarer for a party once actually in power to actually follow their supposed values and beliefs, or to successfully get the Westminster machine to move in any different direction to the one it's going. Hence the Conservative government which isn't at all noticeably conservative.

I keep going back to the old saw: whoever you vote for, the government always get in.

CiderLover Fri 02-May-14 15:26:02

I feel the same OP. I am not up to date with politics, I just don't understand much of it I'm ashamed to say.

I have no idea who to vote for this year. I voted Lib Dem at the last General Elections.

Will it really be as bad as they say if UKIP get in? Are they able to abolish gay marriage?

(I don't want that to happen, I am a gay woman)

If anyone can loosely describe what will happen depending on what party wins, feel free to explain in laymans terms smile because at the moment I don't think I'm educated enough about the whole thing to warrant me voting

8thNameChange Fri 02-May-14 15:40:41

You know what, I'd rather it was run by UKIP than Mumsnet.....

We'd never get anything done as people would keep banging on about the same things over and over and over.......

Did it change when Labour took over from the Tories? Did it change when the Tories & Lib Dems took over again? No - because they're all the fucking same!!

Vote for who you want to vote for, if UKIP do get in then you'll have to accept it's the "will of the people" & get on with living your life in exactly the same fashion you do now.....

FreudiansSlipper Fri 02-May-14 15:47:23

It will not happen so I do not worry, how people vote in local elections and in general elections is often quite different, many are making a protest vote. but when it come to issues such as education, economy, unemployment, nhs, treatment of those with disabilities, oap's, women's welfare most people are able to see that it is far more complex than UKIP would like us to beleive

but I am concerned how much support they are getting

DogCalledRudis Fri 02-May-14 15:49:25

UKIP are populists. The types that are more vile than old establishment.

StarGazeyPond Fri 02-May-14 16:02:00

To wonder what the uk will be like if run by UKIP?

Empty !!

Andrewofgg Fri 02-May-14 16:10:37

Nasty. Very, very nasty.

blimppy Fri 02-May-14 16:13:09

Given UKIP's economic and social policies (although that word implies more coherence than anything I've seen from them), I very much fear that a UK run by UKIP would be one in which a range of rights and protections for ordinary people would be removed, including much of the current maternity leave provision, protection against unlawful dismissal, redundancy payments etc. And that is even before we get onto the increased discrimination against gay people and ethnic minorities and I shudder to think what would be left of the welfare state. Thankfully, I doubt the situation will arise, whatever the strength of their vote in the EU elections.

Coldlightofday Fri 02-May-14 16:19:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ohmymimi Fri 02-May-14 16:28:21

Like the Fifties, but without Elvis. Horrific.

turgiday Fri 02-May-14 16:35:09

If the country was run by UKIP we would see:

1. Gay marriage abolished
2. Other rights for gay people abolished
3. We would leave Europe
4. There would be even less support for single parents and even more demonising of them
5. Enacting of racist legislationa nd probably the abolishment of some existing legislation that protects black and asian people
6. More promotion of marriage as the "correct" family for having kids within
7. Even less protection for women in terms of equality

etc etc

UKIP want to roll back the clock to the past when being racist, homophobic and sexist was fine, and the only valid family had two opposite sex parents and were married.

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