I hear a lot of arguments against voting for UKIP.
‘Oh but they are a fringe party’.
They now have two MPs and far more support than the Lib Dems. They are the number three in the rankings. A fringe party is the Greens, the Church of the Militant Elvis or the Lib Dems.
‘They have loonies in their ranks’.
Right. Which party doesn’t? The main three parties in power are run by the Gob, the Bland and the Ugly and are packed full of oafs and cretins. We even have a Tory Speaker who is almost Marxist in his approach to the job. The Greens are entirely composed of those too loony to be allowed into the Monster Raving Loony party which is the one party to have no obvious loonies on public display at all. The SNP becomes loonier as each day passes. I fully expect Caviar Nicola to give a speech that starts ‘Wibbly brown flopdoodle’ any day now. Every group of people has loonies in it. If you can’t identify the loony in your group, it’s you. Why would anyone expect one particular party to be loony-free?
‘They have no experience of government’.
The other three do and just look what they have done with it. It used to be (wrongly) said that goldfish have a seven-second memory. If only our current politicians could retain an iota of information for even a seventh of that time! The ones in power now are totally inept and interested only in advancing their own agendas and to hell with those who voted them in. Would a new party do better? Ask yourself – could they possibly do worse?
‘They will take us out of the EU!’
Good. That is most people’s only reason for voting for them and that is good enough. None of the other parties will do any more than bend over for another EU lubeless ramjob and enjoy it. If UKIP take us out of the EU then they will have to run the country themselves. So they have no experience of running the country themselves? Be honest here, do you think anyone has that experience in the UK now? Nobody has run this country from within for decades. It’s way past time for someone to try.
‘Farage appeals to popular imagery and has no real substance!’
Nige drinks pints and smokes. I like to do that too. I like it even more if it’s whisky and smokes (at my age, pints mean getting up in the night). That appeals to me. The sight of the Gob, the Bland and the Ugly going on a (faked) march to support free speech and then announcing measures to curtail free speech does not appeal to me in the slightest. Nige might well have a face that in most pubs would get him hit a lot but compared to the others, he’d be hit a lot less.
Do the other party leaders not take advantage of photo-ops? Really? Do any of them dare be photographed doing what ordinary people do, such as drinking a beer? Moribund once tried to eat a bacon sandwich and failed. How in Hell do you fail when eating a bacon sandwich? And yet his drones will vote for him, even the anti-bacon ones.
‘They will repeal the smoking ban!’
They had better, or Farage will feel a steel leg rammed up until it tickles his tonsils. That is the only promise I really care about, you know.
That’s why I’m voiting UKIP. Fail me and feel the toe of my leg snapping your sinuses, Nige.