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Top 3 reasons not to vote ukip?

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Raggydoll Wed 06-May-15 23:35:42

Just this really, it seems lots of people are spouting how ukip is the way forward and I suspect they have little knowledge of the policies of any party so what 3 reasons can I give that will deter usually decent and reasonable people from such madness ?

Jellymum1 Wed 06-May-15 23:43:26

1 there are none
2 there are none
3 there are none

LuisGarcia Wed 06-May-15 23:44:38

They are professionally 1)sexist 2)racist and 3)homophobic.

Pasithea Wed 06-May-15 23:46:58

Want trident no to hs2. Need something doing about immigration. Want to keep green belt.

So where do I put my x

Raggydoll Wed 06-May-15 23:50:09

Jelly and Louis please say why though as this is the crucial part

sherbetlemonD Wed 06-May-15 23:51:01

While he is also a toss pot- I read this on Frankie Cocozza's twitter last night (he was on X factor a few years ago if you have forgotten):

"UKIP are only cutting tampon tax because they're all a bunch of cunts."
Made me chortle anyway grin

Our local UKIP MP got the boot because he was involved in some racist propaganda online. Says a lot really.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 06-May-15 23:54:12

As far as I can tell, ukip isn't always clear what its policies are either. And they seem to have a remarkable talent for fielding candidates who get themselves into some sort of pickle. The way forward to where exactly?

LuisGarcia Wed 06-May-15 23:58:54

Jelly and Louis please say why though as this is the crucial part

I am only going back a few hours, but sexist because this and racist because this.

Now I admittedly can't find anything homophobic in a five second search that has happened in the last few hours, I'll hold my hand up to that.

Penguinotterfoxbadger Thu 07-May-15 00:25:40

- they are economically v v right wing (cut taxes for the rich at the expense of benefits and services for those who need them). For me this is a big reason not to vote ukip.

- they intend to scrap paid maternity leave and allow discrimination on the basis of gender

- a significant proportion of their members are racist nut jobs

LionsTeeth Thu 07-May-15 00:37:06

Luis - the gay marriage weather thing covers the homophobic part of your argument

Eigg Thu 07-May-15 00:47:17

They want to ban sex education for primary school children - why, why, why?

Kampeki Thu 07-May-15 00:48:18

They are professionally 1)sexist 2)racist and 3)homophobic.

This sums it up for me. The evidence on these three points is pretty overwhelming.


Pretty much sums it up. Although banning sex education for primary school children comes close behind.

Raggydoll Thu 07-May-15 21:03:49

Penguin! Thank you... Especially the first one it's hard to argue with a statement as reasonable as that ! If you don't mind it is going to be my stand by response to uninformed ukip Sympathisers.

Unfortunately for some people xenophobia and sexism is not a big enough deterrent but hitting them in their pocket might be

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