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Archive for 'UKIP'

Wait. What?

From a program on the Putin regime-funded propaganda TV channel RT:

Sorry, Brits. Farage is staying put.

Despite earlier reports, Donald Trump’s English buddy and Joe E. Brown lookalike Nigel Farage says he is not planning to move to the United States after all. As an American looking for things to be grateful for after the recent election, I will take what I can get. This news comes after Prime Minister Theresa […]

Incidental nonsense, bicycling nonsense

When the Plebgate story broke, cyclists were staunch. Though it’s neither big nor clever to swear at the police, a cyclist’s right of way had been unreasonably impeded. According to the law books, there is a right for all Her Majesty’s subjects at all seasons of the year freely and at their will to pass […]

Will John Baron be the next to defect to UKIP?

A Conservative source has apparently reported that John Baron, MP for Basildon and Billericay, ‘has mentally left the Conservative Party’.  Matthew Parris, writing in the Times (£), puts a positive gloss on these defections, describing UKIP as a poultice draining away pockets of nastiness in order to allow the party to reclaim the moderate centre ground. […]

Together again for the first time

Update: That would be Rand “Let me put this hamburger down” Paul.

Candidate vetting: UKIP style

SWNS reports: A UKIP candidate has sparked outrage by reportedly claiming that Jews deliberately murdered each other in the Holocaust as part of a masterplan to create Israel. The extreme views were posted in Mrs Anna-Marie Crampton’s name on a conspiracy theory website called ‘Secrets of The Fed’. Crampton, 57, is allegedly quoted as saying: […]

Reducing the voter base, UKIP style

I’d missed this story from earlier in the week – Magnus Nielsen, a UKIP PPC, has suggested that it would be a good idea to limit the franchise. “I sometimes think the people who fought for the vote in 1832 and 1888 and so forth, trying to extend the franchise were probably doing the wrong […]

Timothy Snyder: A vote for UKIP is a vote for Putin

In a must-read piece at The New Republic, Timothy Snyder points out a similarity between the Putin regime and the Stalin regime at the time of the Nazi-Soviet pact: The embrace of anti-fascism as a rhetorical strategy is quite different from opposing actual fascists. Further: Putin now presents himself as the leader of the far […]

UKIP and free speech

This story picks up on some of the themes in another recent post about UKIP – in particular their supposed insistence on  the importance of freedom of speech.  Michael Abberton received a police visit in response to a UKIP complaint (more on what that means exactly later) about a critical tweet. The police explained that […]

Anne Marie Waters and UKIP: a match made in heaven?

Anne Marie Waters is to stand as a UKIP candidate in Basildon.  Neither she nor her new party are exactly favourites of mine – although both perhaps come in for a certain amount of misplaced, or disproportionate, abuse.  I was inclined to agree with Andy Newman’s criticism of a video AMW had made (which no […]