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Old 13th Apr 2013, 16:33
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Has UKIP's time come?

I'm hearing a lot of noise in England about the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Seen their posters up, read about them in the papers, hear Farage and others on radio and see them on TV.
In the pub, they seem popular too, and seem to be catching the mood.

Anyone else notice this?
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 16:41
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The dissuader (as with the Liberals of various flavours) is whether they would attract sufficient votes to win rather than detracting from the other candidates and thus allowing an unwanted party to win instead (or simply being an irritating protest vote).
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 16:44
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Even though I never have, and never will, vote, I joined the party as a gesture of support for their stance.

I'm disappointed that Farrage is talking of teaming up with the mainstream parties. That destroys the main thrust of UKIP.

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Old 13th Apr 2013, 17:55
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I lost a lot of faith in UKIP over the ill-mannered outburst from Farage over Herman Rompy Pompy. Not that I disgreed with the sentiment, just the method of delivery.

IMO, a better party is The English Democrats - The English Democrats - The Official Democratic Party of England - although probably facing an even steeper hill to climb.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 17:56
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We need UKIP or something similar to prod the mainstream parties into listening to the electorate - something they have not done in years.The influence of UKIP is now starting to make itself felt on government policy - would Cameron have offered his post election referendum otherwise? UKIP will never form a government but we need it as a strong protest group. We have been governed for too many years by professional politicians who are remote from the real world and without principles - support UKIP to frighten the hell out of them. I come from a family of the left and would like to see politicians who have conviction not self interest at the heart of their policies.It is about time that the citizens of this country were governed by people who put our interests ahead of Islamic militants,Romanian pickpockets, 'asylum seekers' etc.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 18:03
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I find them all a bit wishy-washy and a tad liberal.

I just haven't had time to get the National Social & Democratic Action Party up an running. But I've got the manifesto prepared
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 18:39
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I'm disappointed that Farrage is talking of teaming up with the mainstream parties
The latest information I have read is that Farage and UKIP have no intention of doing so.

I support them too - Farage seems to be the only politician that speaks it like it is.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:20
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detracting from the other candidates
Nah, don't let that worry you! Vote UKIP! Split the Tory vote!
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:32
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Be careful with those minor parties. Look what happened to us. You might gillard yourseves.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:33
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I lost a lot of faith in UKIP over the ill-mannered outburst from Farage over Herman Rompy Pompy
Oddly enough that's when he went up in my opinion. I suppose the attack could have been more focused on the institution than on the person, but then when you're head of an institution you're in line for the attacks.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:36
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It bothers me that constituencies become safe seats (for whatever parties) and no amount of electioneering will change the outcome.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:42
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UKIP just won a local council election for the seat in the next village to us, by a good majority, and unseated the local Tory who had held the seat for more than 20 years. Surprised a few people, not least the Tory who thought the seat was his for life.
I reckon that pattern will be quite common in the elections next month..
It is just a pity that if it happens in the government elections it will just ruin any chance the Tories may have and let Labour in and they will screw it all up again.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:56
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It is just a pity that if it happens in the government elections it will just ruin any chance the Tories may have and let Labour in and they will screw it all up again.
Exactly what I meant.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:10
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BE WARNED ! There are many UKIP members on JB. And I'm not saying which of us are, but we know where the the rest of you live....
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:13
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BNP in a suit and tie.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:14
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Unless there is a UKIP candidate on the ballot paper I no longer vote,I vowed I would never ever again vote for one of the three main parties.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:30
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Lon, yes I heard a Guardianista call them the 'BNP in cravats'.

Me? Not a chance. I regard them as loony right.

Not that it matters, our electoral system is biased towards the two main parties and it would take something extraordinary for that to be changed.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:36
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Unless there is a UKIP candidate on the ballot paper I no longer vote,I vowed I would never ever again vote for one of the three main parties
Same here - in fact all the family.

Look at Cyprus - err, we miscalculated - you owe umpteen billions yuro's more !! What a joke Europe is. An expensive one at that.

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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:40
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I rather like Farage,that stunt with the plane was a wizard wheeze.He is mad though.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 20:53
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The pilot of the plane which crashed and injured Nigel Farage has been charged with threatening to kill the politician.
Justin Adams, who was at the controls of the light aircraft which slammed into a field on General Election day in May, seriously injuring the UK Independence Party's now leader, has been remanded in custody.

The 45-year-old airman has also been charged with threatening to kill the official who investigated the dramatic accident.
From (and more at):- Pilot of Nigel Farage crash plane is charged with threatening to kill him | Mail Online
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