Embarrassment for UKIP as hypocrisy is exposed in the local press

Mike here discusses UKIP’s misogyny and their opposition to laws criminalising marital rape. He tackles and demolishes the claim of UKIP members that the party only voted against an EU resolution to press member states into passing legislation against it from a simple opposition to any legislation passed by the European parliament, and not from the party’s own very well documented misogyny. The Welsh Assembly is considering passing a law against marital rape. I don’t know about traditional, medieval Welsh law, but marital rape was a crime in Anglo-Saxon England. See the book, ‘Women in Anglo-Saxon England’. This fact also shows how hackneyed and actually anachronistic UKIP’s image of a traditional England and Britain actually is.

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Not great reasons: Most of the links on this now-infamous meme have been taken down by UKIP members, anxious to hide the embarrassing facts they revealed. The vote in favour of marital rape is not so easily removed as it is recorded on the European Parliament's official website. Not great reasons: Most of the links on this now-infamous meme have been taken down by UKIP members, anxious to hide the embarrassing facts they revealed. The vote in favour of marital rape is not so easily removed as it is recorded on the European Parliament’s official website.

Everybody loves a good political debate in the letter page of the local paper, right? Everybody but UKIP, it seems.

In the recent European Parliament election, the party of right-wing anti-Europeanism won more votes than anyone else here in Powys. Dismayed, Yr Obdt Srvt wrote to the papers to ask whether those who had supported UKIP were aware of the facts surrounding their chosen representatives.

“Policies put forward by UKIP or by high-level members of UKIP include raising income tax to a flat rate of 31 per cent for everyone (a rise of 11 per cent for the poorest; a cut of…

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