politics

May. 31st, 2014 02:44 pm
[personal profile] aumentou
I understand there's worry about UKIP. But I don't feel it. I mean, they're a bunch of complete arseholes and I hope they all die painfully, but I don't believe they're a serious political force. Right now they're picking up a lot of protest votes from people who feel disenfranchised and people who want a serious discussion of Europe, but that's not enough to get them any serious power. And their general loathsomeness is obvious enough that people are picking up on it and turning away from them.
It's like this person says:
"The really clear indicator that this was no UKIP earthquake was the fact that their share of the vote actually declined dramatically from the local council elections last year (from 22% down to 17%), and this decline happened despite the council elections coinciding with the Euro elections, which should have brought out lots of extra UKIP voters."
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/local-election-results-2014-aav.html?spref=fb

It's unfortunate that the serious issue of Europe is associated with UKIP. As a question, it merits national discussion and serious examination of our options and the consequences of various choices. But the major parties are scared to touch it in case it makes them implode. If UKIPs astonishing column-inch success (assuming that no publicity is bad, of course) leads to serious questions being discussed, then some good might actually come out of them.
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