is it just me?
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:12 PM
Edited by Griff9of13, 19 April 2015 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:40 PM
is it just me?
tough one...i don't know what you look like.
Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:41 PM
Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:51 PM
We must live in a statistical anomaly; very little support for UKIP but also very few immigrants.
High UKIP support in areas of low immigration defiles logic and facts and is based on ignorance and disinformation. A similar mechanism to that at work with high labour support in industrial areas.
In addition, there are issues of granularity. Boston in Lincolnshire has a high number of UKIP councilors and also one of the highest levels of east European immigration
see BBC report from 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk...nshire-25004287
Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:54 PM
Posted Yesterday, 07:58 AM
griff/jon you must be really worried about ukip .
Have a friend on fb who posts most of the stuff you are high-lighting in your posts , he is a labour supporter rose tinted specs comes to mind when he gets on his high horse .
Worried about them gaining a substantial number of parliamentary seats, no, not really. Worried about their beliefs and what they stand for, absolutely terrified. They prey on fear, mistrust and hate, scapegoating foreigners and the EU. They legitimise these negativities and the more they legitimise them the more such negativity becomes acceptable. To me, this is a slippery slope; once it becomes acceptable to be fearful and mistrusting it can all too easily lead to open hostility, hatred and possibly even violence. For an example of where this type of thinking can lead look at this thread or what is going on in South Africa.
Posted Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Posted Yesterday, 09:16 AM
I was pretty annoyed at the weekend when a leaflet landed on my doorstep promoting a UKIP council candidate that appeared to be endorsed by a current Independent councillor. There seems to be a shift in Wigan borough at this election of the supposed independents to throw in their lot with a bigger party. The other independent in my ward has joined Labour, although at least he is up for re-election. The one that is endorsing UKIP still has a year to run. Most annoying is that this leaves very little choice in my ward between Labour and the 'kippers.
Makes me wish that I'd put my name on the ballot paper.
Not sure about the People's Nige complaining about left wingers here. UKIP are clearly chasing the left wing vote in their materials.
Posted Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Suggestion of a big swing from UKIP in Boston Skegness. That had seemed a UKIP certainty, low population density and loss of jobs in the area.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:38 PM
The account was set up 3 hours ago... methinks someone is playing. A suggestion on twitter is that it is a serial idiot.
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