Saturday, 4 May 2013

Nigel Farage

Larry, No. 10's mouser, ponders UKIP and Nigel Farage.


At 4/5/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next General Election could be quite interesting - in political cartoons if nothing else.

Locally the UKIP candidate came a close 3rd - with Labour just pipping the sitting Tory. LibDems were nowhere.

So conservative Tory voters going for UKIP will presumably damage the Tories and let in their anathema - Labour.

Conservative (small c and possibly union) Labour voters going for UKIP will weaken Milliband and let the old Blairites, and Tony, grab power again.

Disillusioned LibDems voting UKIP in protest will further lessen any chance of another hung Parliament to moderate whichever party wins (either will probably be much the same).

Reminiscent of the old Liberals - political cartoonists might have a chance to draw UKIP's MPs' meetings as held on a Boris Bike.

What concerns me is a party lead by a laughing man - with a large number of self-promoted, unknown candidates who have merely signed an affiliation form. No central organisation or policy making. That's Italy for you.

Like the BNP last time round, UKIP's new councillors' behaviour on local councils will make or break their bid for continued relevance.

STV was probably the only game changer - and that threatened too many cosy arrangements in the political plutocracy.

Just some mostly impartial observations.

At 4/5/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has he caught any more rats?

At 5/5/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

At the time of the next general election, the way the punters vote will probably all depend on which MPs are arrested for rape, corruption or fiddling their expenses. People vote with their prejudices, not with their heads.

I once read an interesting paper on the working-class Tory, the Alf Garnet syndrome. They vote Tory because they want to feel middle class, even though they're not.

So much for logic.

At 5/5/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Nigel, catching rats? That's no way to speak of UKIP voters!

At 5/5/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No the cat.

At 11/5/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Rolls eyes.


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