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WE ALL KIP!
It's spotted dick all round.
Do you think anyone's vote has been swayed by seeing a placard in someone's garden?
Oh look, that house is voting Conservative, so shall I!
Chorlton hovel? Keep it to yourself.
Chris-budget palace of parking spaces and fuck-off TVs? Sign me up.
playing the party political broadcast on a loop
little bits of exposure all add up. for smaller parties i'd imagine that having loads of placards might give people the impression they are bigger than they really are,might not seem like such a wasted vote in that case
no need to get grumpy about it
Theo for PM!
also, it helps remind people to vote in the first place. there's loads of people who know exactly who they'd vote for but whether they actually bother to spend the 4 minutes it takes to get there and do it or not is in the balance.
As an aside: during the Christchurch by-election 1993, my dad would go round at night ripping out all of the Conservative posters from various farmers' fields and would then store them in our porch, where the bins were kept. Was shit-scared he'd get arrested for it...
Think it was a Balfour Beatty site. Are they officially backing them or is the crane driver just striking out?
however, they have campaigned this extremely hard. It might just be because they get so much coverage, but to the man on the street, it feels like they've campaigned the hardest.
there's something refreshing about farage, in that he is quite unschooled in what he says compared to the other parties. this of course means he drops massive clangers and opens himself up to getting done up like a kipper (not hard to do given the lack of logic underpinnin ghis policies) but I can imagine a diillusioned electorate being charmed by him.
So, I would hesitate before saying I have a grudging respect for him, as 'respect' is far too strong. I can see why he is making ripples, however. It's teh trousers and the hair I think as much as his chat.
and I urge the same of everyone else.
PInging my bean to big Nige on a twice- daily basis. got it?
i do somewhat like farage. I don't agree with what he says - but i do believe that he believes in what he says, and i don't really get that from a lot of other politicians
but I promise to try to try.
he's only just gotten some actual policies to 'believe in' this year.
i believe he doesn't like romanians
Which is always a vote-winning ace to have up your sleeve.
Problem, for him, is - it won't last. He'll be lumped in with `the establishment` he so decries/represents a supposed alternative to soon enough. And, with that, his power will diminish.
That said, UKIP's central points are popular with certain types of voter so there's plenty of scope for them to become a fixed presence in British electoral life. Quite an achievement, that.
HE SOUNDS AND LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE A FUCKING POLITICIAN!
Come back to me when they've got Danny Dyer as leader.
read the other day that he's younger than Johnny Depp which is blowing my mind a little bit.
Has your party got any policies?
Oh yes, certainly! We're for the compulsory serving of asparagus at breakfast, free corsets for the under-5's, and the abolition of slavery.
Many moderate people would respect your stand on asparagus, but what about this extremist nonsense about abolishing slavery?
Oh, we just put that in for a joke! See you next year!
wouldn't vote for them, wouldn't get my hair off at someone that did. might furrow a brow.
all that 'looking after your own'
I gave one of their campaigners the Vs right in his face today because I'm #punkasfuck
Farage is a beady-eyed vicious cunt of a man. If likeable means a person person whose entire rhetoric 'all I'm saying is [constant stream of shady statistics & intolerance],' then yes, he's the fucking best.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE
but then I didnt
Unhealthy mix of the out-of-touch retirees scared of the world, and shite northern football team supporting conspiracy theorists who hate everyone because they can't get their ugly mug hired anywhere but the local call center. Oh and balding small business owners who fancy Thatcher.
Great bunch of lads
Maybe it's your ideology that's dying.
But to deny multiculturalism will do anything but increase is absurd
but I wish the media would subject the mainstream parties to the same amount of scrutiny. Policies like the bedroom tax and PFI are just as loony as anything UKIP have come up with. As it is, fringe parties will always be either met with either mockery or ignored altogether, regardless of how sensible their policies are.
It's pretty much the only hope of meeting increasing energy demands while being as clean as possible. Green energy just means more fuel poverty in the short to mid term.
As for GM crops, well that might be the technology that's the difference between large swathes of the world's population being fed or starving in the future.
Imagine Bon Iver walking on stage to an audience of 18ft tomatoes
Here to give politics a kick up the arse
No roof since their last song came out
...plus like indie and I also like to make party. Based on my extensive research of their name I guess they'll be getting my vote today.
they seemed to say they'd give BRITISH CITIZENS the ability to control their energy bills or something
Scrapping green energy subsidies, stop building wind farms, deny man-made climate change (and therefore wash their hands of any responsibility towards non man-made climate change)
I think they're scared of what they call a 'global eco-fascist' government telling them how to use up their fossil fuels. Scary stuff!
that many people have put lots of gripes into. (its more difficult to comprehend a more granular accurate picture) 'Yurp' (europe) has got a lot of myths put behind it, and a lot of people like to simplify other problems (caused by closer things) and attibute them to things that are 'further away' and thus easier to 'blame' .
Because UKIP is just 'against' one thing (which many others will provide the false evidence for) then it is easy to keep true to this mandate, so that the leader Farage, is skillful enough to keep to this more easily defined mandate/path, and so can look very good cw other political leaders, who cannot be black and white on all issues as their party is a broader church of ideas.
farages party is also a broad church in a way, but it is far more easy for him to dismiss and sack those that express the rabid loony ideas that they have.
So to sum up, UKIP's advantage is that they have only a narrow path to follow and Farage is skillfull enough to stay within this and can thus easily criticise the other parties without looking particularly hippocritical.....he only has to keep himself not looking particularly racist (to a largish proportion of people).
Many others in his party are numbskull enough to not realise that all they have to do is to stay within sensible limits, so we get the lunatic 'speak your branes' types making regular press appearances.
Its a protest party, but very successful as it has managed to encapsulate a lot of peoples predjudices/misunderstandings and hoovers up discontent about all other parties.
as a lot of these sort of ideas are akin to those that would have seen the likes of me burnt at the stake a few hundred years ago
They'd be fucking dangerous. As it is, theyre full of pondlife with the personality of a flannel.
because hes disciplined and skillful enough to appeal to 'enough' people. (not you or I, but enough)
Mixed feelings, think they are a bunch or racist idiots obviously, but they are right about one thing, the eu we signed up to is not the eu of today and people should have had a choice. Personally I'm pro eu and wouldn't want to leave, but it's the principle politicians thinking they know better than the people (which ironically when it comes to Europe is probably true). Basically I think we've got to have a referendum, would probably be a disaster and lead to our further decline, but it's either that or scapegoat Europe until the end of time, we need to stand on our own, fail and come crawling back with a more realistic understanding of our place in the world.
probably bad on balance
Cheers for asking
they always try and walk it in.
would do more to positively discuss WHY they're not voting for them, rather than demonising/shouting down those who are. What with exclusion, disengagement, and lack of discourse being fuel for a party like UKIP.
A lot of UKIP support derives from ex-Labour voters. It seems that many feel the best way to rectify this is to ceaselessly bellow "FASCISTS" rather than looking at the causes behind this and devising compelling arguments/policy to draw them back into the fold.
to make it so that Milliband is compelled to match Camerons pledge of a referendum on Yurp.
I kind of almost believe that he is only interested in coming out of Europe (whether its through UKIP, Tory or Labour that do it) (although he would like to be regarded as the reason that the other parties might do it)
facebook could get ugly.