UKIP are gaining a lot of traction recently, mostly due to their huge campaign for the local and MEP elections coming up in about 3 weeks.
For those of you who actually read this who aren't aware, we have our local elections for local councils, which are actually the running force behind our infrastructure, etc, and then there's the MEP elections, which we vote for which people we send to the European parliament to represent us in the EU.
As their name suggests, UKIP want out of Europe because "We need to rule ourselves" and "We need to take our country back", while sounding like a bunch of racists while they're at it.
As is par for the course with these slightly nutty right wing parties, there's always a few "extremists" in the party, and whenever one of them kicks themselves in the mouth either with twitter or on camera, Farage and his posse have to press release that they've "been suspended and currently conducting investigations"
AKA. Slap on the wrist, go home, think about what you've done and maybe we'll let you back in when the media frenzy dies down
Oh. And it turns out they're funded by a homophobic nutjob too.
This fellow here, Godfrey Bloom is a frequent offender but after multiple suspensions, he "Quit" and now sits as an independent MEP. Major gaffes by him include calling a group of feminists "Sluts", mocking disability and generally being a bit of an offensive git, really. Oh, also denying Climate Change
They like to insist they're not racist in the slightest, but it's really difficult to do so while screaming "Europeans are coming for British Jobs! YOUR Jobs!"
You know guys, it's a fucking two way street! Sure, anyone within the EU can move to Britain with merely a little headache.. But we can also move anywhere within the EU with very little effort (In terms of paperwork, anyway). Please stop acting like having a few human rights issues and completely harmless but sometimes admittedly petty changes - like daytime lights on cars - being imposed on us is like the end of the world.
The things that wind me the most about Elected MEP's like our anti-hero in this rant, Nigel Farage,
for the most part, they're either not turning up, not voting on motions at all, or just saying "No" in spite.
Not only are they funneling money for absolutely nothing to themselves, but they're pretty much undermining everything they've been sent there for. People voted for you, thinking you'd listen to them, get a good understanding of what your constituents want and vote accordingly - even if you do want out of Europe, play by the fucking rules, you cunts! They're spiteful, childish and everything wrong with politics in the UK.
Pictured: UKIP MEPs
But even more so, I'll feel bad, because it's the majority of people who voted would have gotten them there. The general ignorance of most of the electorate actually astounds me sometimes. Never ever take some fuck in a suit promising to make things better for everyone and saving money. It's just not going to work. They lying, conniving scumbags and getting outraged after all is done and the lies are slowly permeating through that formerly pleasant demeanor. Farage is pretending to chummy and "like everyone else" but if his party gets anywhere near Westminster in force, that demeanor will change entirely and we'll be willing to throw anyone under a train to get his way.
Also, for a party named "UK Independence Party", their name implies a 1 policy thought, and in terms of local elections for councils, what exactly can they do to get independence? Absolutely jack shit, but yet, they flyers are still going out screaming about independence and immigration and-- Local Councillors can't do anything about that. They sort roads, sort hospitals, local economy stuff. Please get off the immigration plinth and get on a relevant-to-local-politics plinth please. You're sounding like a looped track.
Also, if UKIP do get into Westminster and they do get out of Europe... what then? Reminds me of Wile E Coyote when he did catch the Road Runner that one time.
Get some more policies other than "WE WANT OUT" and you might be taken more seriously by people other than massive racists.