We all know that controversy creates cash. But does it get votes? The 2015 general election is quickly approaching and so my main focus this week is UKIP.
Yes the UK independence party. No matter where you stand in British politics you have an opinion about Nigel Farage and his team. I will even admit before the turn of this decade I voted for them, but before the angry mob congregates outside stately Hall manor let me explain.
Before their rise in popularity quite recently, UKIP had this thing about keeping our currency what it is. They were heavily opposed to the Euro and that is my reason for voting. In hindsight I chose wisely but the UK kept the Pound anyway (and boy look how that turned out on the mainland). So pitchforks and torches away, for now.
But for much of the country there is a rather strong divide. Some will support UKIP and others will absolutely hate them. Constantly there are headlines in the news, only yesterday was Nigel Farage apparently driven out of a pub by an angry mob of protesters (I can’t vouch how true that is). But never the less his party are in the news, again.
Some will even say UKIP are racists and that they are anti-immigration. They want to tighten the borders and make Britain great again.
The way I see it is more open minded to them. I still don’t know who I will be voting for come May but much like any country there are people from other places here. Britain is a country of a thousand cultures and nothing short of breaking human rights will change that. It’s too far gone and that isn’t a negative. Because these people come this country to work, to pay tax and contribute to society.
Does UKIP want to stop that?
There are many places in the UK where the people desperately want change. Many run down coastal towns that were once predominantly British are an example. Farage is running for Thanet, a coastal constituency. But now these places are feeling the squeeze of this country as a whole changing. If you don’t want your town to keep up with the times then it will only decay further.
Right now, unless any other UKIP parliamentary candidates get removed, will make some ground this coming election. But there aren’t enough run down coastal towns in the UK for them to get into Downing street. But I could be wrong, I have been before.
This election is the hardest to call, ever. That’s because parties like UKIP are coming out into the spotlight. Unlike labour, conservative and liberal, UKIP are pretty bad at handling image (I might think twice about liberal). They are a young party compared. Time will tell whether or not Nigel’s controversy gang will surpass anything more than a daily mail web edition headline.
What do you think? Personally I know for sure I won’t be voting UKIP, but do you feel different? There are some people who are worried about UKIP, are you one of them?
(Keep it nice and friendly. Any angry or behaviour I deem unacceptable won’t be tolerated and your views won’t be published here, yes the Hall of information can be a dictatorship if need be)