(Morning-after edit to fix whisky/fatigue errors!)
UKIP have their first MP and nearly had a second. No need for links, the MSM seem to regard this as even more of an end-of-civilisation than the forthcoming ebola pretend scare. Which they are practising for as if it’s actually going to be real, and scaring a lot of people who don’t know it’s just a simulation.
Well, their first MP is Douglas Carswell. Not to take anything away from UKIP here but Mr. C is so popular in his constituency he might well have won if he’d joined the Church of the Militant Elvis on a ticket including self-flagellation and legalised sex with weasels. It could easily be argued that they voted for him rather than the party.
The other election though, that was different. In a Labour stronghold, Labour won by a margin so narrow you couldn’t make notes in it even with a magnifying glass. That suggests it wasn’t just the Carswell Effect. If it had been, the other parties might have been able to shrug it off. If UKIP had been way behind Labour in the second election, the news would have been full of ‘Oh sure, but it was Mr. C who really won, not UKIP’. This is now clearly not the case.
There is to be another by-election next
week [month]. UKIP might well win that one too but if they lose, I don’t think they’ll lose by very much.
The real test comes in the general election next year. Will some of the Triad’s big names lose their seats? I hope so. If not, I hope UKIP put up candidates against those big names anyway and at least leave them with a majority of about five.
It seems unlikely that UKIP will take power at the next election. They just don’t have enough people (after the loons and antismokers are filtered out) to cover all the constituencies and they suffer from unfair comparison with the BNP in Scotland. I have heard people here tell me they are a racist party even if their candidate is called !xobile Mutafawanga and has a suntan that no Scot could ever achieve even if they strapped a sunbed to themselves for forty years. Scots don’t tan in the sun. It just bleaches them whiter.
Mind you, I can’t criticise. The melanin component of my Italian ancestry did not transfer into my DNA. I have the Welsh response to the sun – Lobsterman, followed by Captain Flaky and his trail of shed skin. One day I will take my face off in one piece and save it for Halloween. Three hours in sunshine and I look like I’ve been attacked with a blowtorch.
It’s putting the willies up the current Triad of parties faster than a visit to the choir-boys changing room by a Catholic priest with a hole in his cassock. All the parties are shouting at their leaders ‘We must do something about immigration now! We must listen to the people’.
Should have done the latter twenty years ago, guys. Too late now. Nobody believes your promises any more. Nobody believes you will ever listen and nobody any longer falls for ‘lessons will be learned’ because you are all quite clearly not capable of learning anything.
As to the former, as long as the EU rules, there is nothing at all they can do about it. They can stop productive immigrants from outside the EU but they cannot stop wasters from within the EU claiming benefits here. We are happy to let the productive ones come here, we don’t want the spongers.
In fact we don’t need border controls at all. Anyone can come and live here – but we are not paying you when you get here. Work and pay in and you’ll have a safety net if times get tough. No NI stamp, no payout, no free NHS… it used to be like that even for those born here. Now anyone from anywhere can get free treatment – on us. But it’s racist to point out the freeloaders.
UKIP have done well and will do tetter. The Triad and the MSM will never understand why.
Let’s just hope UKIP root out the loonies and the antismokers in time.
Otherwise, it was all for nothing.