UKIP Wiped Out at Elections, but Threat Remains

One of the few good things about the elections results was that the Kippers were thoroughly annihilated. I think they lost all their council seats. I’m not really surprised. After the Leave campaign won the referendum last year, they’re ‘rebels without a point’. They were a single-issue party, who won what they were campaigning for. All that’s left of them is a legacy of racism, misogyny and bigotry.

With UKIP more or less wiped, it looks like their supporters and members are going to head back to the Conservative party. And to be fair, not all Tories are happy. One member of the party in Cheltenham yesterday Tweeted that ‘all the swivel-eyed loons will be coming back, and this time they’ll be worse than ever’.

So the Tory party, already with an ugly racist fringe, will get even more so.

Worse, Farage himself endorse Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections. David Lawrence, a researcher with the anti-racist, anti-religious extremism organisation, Hope Not Hate, has published an article about this on Hope Not Hate’s webpage. Apparently the Fuhrage has made that decision after originally rejecting the Front National because of its Nazi origins. He said in a Telegraph interview that the party’s origins lay in Vichy France, but had embraced Marine Le Pen – metaphorically – because she had rejected its anti-Semitism, and made it a Eurosceptic party far more like UKIP.

Lawrence’s article quotes Cas Mudde, a leading scholar of populism, who states that the Front National is the unofficial leader of the European radical right. And Lawrence also points out that, while Farage and UKIP officially kept away from the Fascist, behind the scenes they had extensive links with various far right organisations and Holocaust deniers. Paul ‘Eddie Hitler’ Nuttall, for example, had close personal ties with the Sweden Democrats, another racist party, who in 1996 passed a resolution stopping their members from wearing Nazi costumes to their meetings.

The article also notes that Leave.EU, run by UKIP’s donor Arron Banks, has also been openly campaigning for Le Pen for several months.

As for Farage, the former generalissimo of embittered Little Englanders is expected to join the Patriotic Alliance, a new far-right group set up by Banks, which is expected to be launched this autumn.


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2 Responses to “UKIP Wiped Out at Elections, but Threat Remains”

  1. joanna Says:

    What the hell is wrong with the people in this country?!!! Are they just a bunch of sadomasochists? If The Tories win in June, I give up!! I have no fight left in me, I have lost my voluntary job, it is not so easy for me to move on because of the way people have treat me in the past. I have applied to college to do a GCSE and a British sign language course, I just hope that this country smartens up!!!

    • Beastrabban Says:

      So sorry to hear you’ve lost your voluntary job, Jo. As I said, you’re not the only one, and you’ve plenty of friends here and on Mike’s blog, so don’t give up.

      As for the mentality of the British people, no, I don’t understand it either. And it’s depressed me. I’m going to have to write a blog post about it to try and straighten out some of the issues involved. At the moment, it just seems to me to be a number of gullible people, who believe all the rubbish that’s shoved at them from the TV and the papers, and who react like Pavlov’s dogs as soon as a spurious ‘patriotism’ is invoked. Start invoking the bogeymen of the EU or other ‘evil’ foreigners, like the Tories do, and it seems you’re guaranteed a turn out.

      It’s disgusting.

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