April 29, 2012
X marks the spot for UKIP
Do you vote?
Do you bother to take part in the democratic process which is quite frankly a bit of a sham when you consider the gerrymandered constituencies, first past the post system, no real difference between the established parties and the fact that most of our laws come from Brussels anyway?
With all that it's no wonder that 35% of the electorate simply stay away in general elections, a figure that can rise to 65% absence for local elections, perhaps they have something more important and enjoyable to do, like watching paint dry.
Some people like to vote in order to tell the candidates exactly what they think of them. All spoilt ballot papers are shown to the candidates to get their acceptance that the ballot paper is indeed spoilt. Therefore if the voter scrawls the word C U N T S on their paper this WILL be shown to all the candidates. I was once at the count for a local election and let me tell you that candidates from the established parties really don't like this. Some councillors are officious jumped up egotists so anything that bursts their bubble is to be welcomed.
However, I believe there is a better way.
First, lets have a look at a few facts.
As mentioned above, participation by the electorate is between 35-65%.
Since the 50's the established parties membership has been in free fall.
The established parties share of the national vote has gone from 95% to less than 70%.
In view of the above I would suggest that instead of removing ourselves from the process or calling the politicians rude names we should start to use our vote.
There is a general consensus here at CR that we are governed too much, taxed into penury and subject to idiotic and nonsensical regulations whose sole intention is to control us.
There is however a political party that is in (broad) agreement with our aims. And that party is UKIP. Several polls recently suggest they are level with the third placed political party. IOW they have gained critical mass. Look, all political parties are a broad church of various views and it is easy to point to one or two policies that you can find disagreement with but they are the only political party with aims of reducing the state.
Some people here may think that the BNP or EDL is an alternative. This is ridiculous as the BNP are nothing more that a bunch of socialists with added racism and the EDL is a single issue pressure group against the religion of war that was founded by the warmongering child molester mohammed. (If any islamists take umbrage at my comments please note that several Hadiths mention this eg, Bukhari 5.58.234. For the vast majority of devout muslims hadith are essential supplements and clarifications to the koran and also a source of religious inspiration, however I must say I fail to see how anyone could get inspiration from a warmongering kiddie fiddler, as religions go islam must be one of the more nasty and evil - but I digress).
A lot of conservatives are unhappy with what Camoron is doing to their party and they are ripe for recruiting. Some may say that a vote for UKIP is a wasted vote that will let in labour but is there any difference between what labour did when in power and what the tories are planning to do now. Govt spending is still out of control, there haven't been any cuts, Repressive legislation is still enacted. The only real difference is that a different out of touch member of the elite stands at the dispatch box during prime ministers questions.
So next time you get a polling card consider giving your support to UKIP, it won't hurt and could change things for the better.
Disclaimer, I have recently joined UKIP.