There, I said it. Two words I’d never have envisaged myself using together unless preceded by the word don’t. However, desperate times call for desperate measures.
I’ve never made any secret of it – I don’t vote, and I won’t vote. However I’m often pretty vocal about UK politics despite the criticism I’ve often had saying ‘You live in Spain what the fcuk has it got to do with you? (The answer to which you’ll find here). My despair at the support that UKIP is getting grows by the day and is directly proportional to the huge number of seemingly funny but rather scary cock-ups hitting the news.
It appears that almost weekly for several months now that on top of Farage and his cronies normal gaffes, UKIP have almost weekly been dismissing member for ‘extremist views that are not those held by UKIP’. A lot of them! Already fuming about the racism and religious hatred, failing to support equal pay for women, the attempts to censor free speech and many other absurd behaviours, the last straw for me was the recent story about UKIP candidate Anna-Marie Crampton spouting holocaust denial. Continue reading
Like most other clear thinking Brits I watched Nick Griffin of the BNP (British National Party for our American friends) on Question Time recently. I hadn’t approved of him being on – but in the end I think it was right to give him ‘enough rope to hang himself’ – which he duly did.
In my (and many others – it seems) opinion he showed himself to be a poorly educated, fascist, racist, anti-Semitic, KKK loving, bigot… It’s insulting to most intelligent people to hear this man of all people spouting on about democracy!
It occurred to me whilst watching, that if (and let’s be honest it´s a big if) the BNP constitution is changed to allow black and Asian members to join – if every black and Asian and clear thinking ‘indigenous’ person (the BNP description) in Britain joined – there would be enough new members to vote the BNP out of existence.
Now wouldn’t that be a lesson in democracy for the BNP! I wonder if it’s possible – so started up a Facebook group to see if the idea could take off…
Of course it wouldn’t finish them, they’d be back in another guise – but hell,wouldn’t it be a major setback in their attempt to go ‘mainstream’ with their fascist brand of politics!
I have to say – there are times I am ashamed to be British. The results of the recent European elections are most certainly one of them… The very notion that the British National Party (BNP) have not one, but two, elected members I find abhorent.
What the hell has happened to my country that these racist scum can get a politicl foothold. It’s frightening…
Next time you vote – think carefully – this is the thin end of the wedge – I promise you!