Wednesday, 11 July 2012
"UKIP if you want to..."
Frankly, when I heard recently that UKIP were now Britain's third party with polls putting them ahead of the LibDems I was bit skeptical. But then again the fact that we have a coalition government would have been thought ridiculous a couple of years back...
Back in April, the YouGov voting intentions poll put UKIP neck and neck with the Limp Dumps and I thought this was probably a blip. I was wrong. It seems that three different polls this month have put UKIP on 8%. Now that might not sound a lot, but it's more than the Greens and the have an MP in the commons. And it's as good as that minor coalition partner.
So why the change of heart? Well, Cameron says that we're not getting a referendum on the EU. Well, we are but 'the time is not right at the moment' which amounts to the same thing. That certainly got up my nose and I suspect I might not be alone?
Also, according to the pollsters, when asked what was the biggest contributing factor to Britain being in recession, over a third replied 'The european Union' - specifically the Eurozone so as a pro-European it's hardly surprising that we're not getting that referendum 'at this time'.
I've never liked the Fourth Reich as my regular reader will have noticed. It's corrupt, overly bureaucratic and full of unelected people with nothing better to do than sit on their loathsome spotty behinds squeezing blackheads and thinking up bloody stupid rules - like banning proper lightbulbs, replacing toilet cisterns that actually work with ones that leak and telling us we can't deport Abu Qatada.
So on that basis, will I vote UKIP in 2015? Too bloody right I will - although it will make no difference as I live in a safe Tory seat...