He writes on Twitter –
“@Sun_Politics: UKIP overtake Lib Dems to be Britain’s 3rd most popular party. CON 32%, LAB 43%, UKIP 9%, LDEM 8%.” YIPPEE!!
The Tap Blog responds –
9% destroys the Conservative Party, but fails to offer a replacement. The aim has to be 40% or get out of the park.
Farage at 9% is helping David Cameron to destroy the Conservative Party. He obviously doesn’t want to think of going any higher in the polls. He’s happy biting the heels of the Tories at 2- 3% where UKIP has been for ten years.
9% is a new era, for all concerned. The Conservatives at 30% are finished. UKIP growth is not over yet. The surge might get up to 15% in another year. With defections and economic conditions going against the Conservatives, anything is possible.
Yet the destruction of a once great political party should not be met with a pathetic YIPPEE. Farage has broken their backs, but unless he gets up to a level where he can land large numbers of MPs into Westminster, he’s achieved nothing that will meet the objectives of UKIP’s voters. UKIP needs to see 40% and get Parliamentary majorities, or it has actually made the prospects of getting Britian out of the EU even more remote. With enough Conservative backbenchers, there would have been no Common Purpose Coalition with Nick Clegg, and the backbenchers could have sent Cameron packing by now.
Come on, Nigel Farage, raise your game, or get out of the park.
Gillian adds –
I entirely agree with the comments of GS (formerly known as George Silver?) in the comments box.
Politicians, MP’s and Parliament are a total waste of money, time and space. They all take their orders
from the wealthy elite powers that be that run and rule this country. As I wrote recently, L v R politics certainly no longer exists any more. That fact is clear now for everyone to see.
But, I still maintain that in reality L v R never existed in any real and meaningful way. It was just a ruse to give the populace the illusion that they had a say in about what happens in this country. When in truth they do not have any power or influence whatsoever and never have had . The added benefit of course is that all the while the populace is kept distracted to a certain extent arguing amongst themselves, the real rulers just keep on ruling as they always have done. Parliament and its 2 Houses are a good ‘buffer zone’ between the PTB and the ordinary people. MPs get paid reasonably well plus perks and a certain amount of ‘respect’ so they are kept happy, it’s a win win situation for MPs and the PTB.
The losers in this ‘game’ are the ordinary people. Just as we always have been.
TAP – I agree, Gillian, yet whatever representation we do have needs to at least pretend that it is in the business of power rather than PR. There is the possibility that Farage fears what might come next. He is very exposed, without a broad team around him. It’s too much for one pair of shoulders to carry. If Fulford is right, and there is a movement in the US to overthrow the system, those events would have effects into the UK too. We might actually need a democratically-based government.