UKIP's Nigel Farage promises political 'earthquake'


Blackleaf
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has promised there will be a political earthquake if his anti-EU, anti-immigration party win next month's EU elections - and they are the favourites to do so.

Launching UKIP's campaign, he argued his policies on immigration and the EU were "straightforward" and "simple".

He called posters claiming millions of European workers are after UK jobs "a hard-hitting reflection of reality".

The posters - which Britain's left wing, liberal, ruling Establishment, or the "chattering classes" as Farage has called them, have predictably called "racist" - include one showing a labourer begging for money, accompanied by the text "EU policy at work - British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour".

UK taxpayers fund the "celebrity lifestyle" of Eurocrats, warns one poster, while another asks: "26 million people in Europe are looking for work. And whose job are they after?"

The European Parliament elections take place on Thursday, 22 May, with UKIP widely predicted to improve on its performance in 2009 when it finished second in the UK behind the Tories.

UKIP's strong performance in the UK section of the EU elections shows the strong Euroscepticism prevalent amongst the British public.

The party is calling for the UK to leave the EU and for a tightening up of immigration rules, with ultimate powers over this area of policy to be transferred from Brussels to Westminster.

Launching his party's manifesto in Sheffield, Mr Farage said: "We want to have, post-EU, a sensible, open immigration policy that says we welcome people, but we have got to control the quantity and the quality of who comes to Britain.

"And at the moment we have turned our backs on talent from India and New Zealand because of an open door to (EU countries) Romania and Bulgaria. And that doesn't make any sense."

For all the British EU constituencies as a whole, UKIP has a total of 13 MEPs in the European Parliament and will he hoping to increase that number in a month's time.


UKIP's Nigel Farage promises political 'earthquake'

22 April 2014
BBC News


UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressing supporters during the launch of his party's manifesto in Sheffield, Britain's fourth city

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said there will be "an earthquake" in politics if he triumphs in next month's European elections.

Launching UKIP's campaign, he argued his policies on immigration and the EU were "straightforward" and "simple".

He called posters claiming millions of European workers are after UK jobs "a hard-hitting reflection of reality".

Mr Farage said he employed his German wife as a secretary as "nobody else" could do the job, with its long hours.

The European Parliament elections take place on Thursday, 22 May, with UKIP widely predicted to improve on its performance in 2009.

The party is calling for the UK to leave the EU and for a tightening up of immigration rules, with ultimate powers over this area of policy to be transferred from Brussels to Westminster.

'Get back control'

Launching his party's manifesto in Sheffield, Mr Farage said: "We want to have, post-EU, a sensible, open immigration policy that says we welcome people, but we have got to control the quantity and the quality of who comes to Britain.

"And at the moment we have turned our backs on talent from India and New Zealand because of an open door to Romania and Bulgaria. And that doesn't make any sense."


Nigel Farage said the posters would "ruffle a few feathers among the chattering classes"


The posters have been released as Nigel Farage prepares to launch UKIP's election campaign

He added: "So we are going to fight this campaign with a straightforward, simple manifesto, but a message to the British people which is this: These are the most important European elections that have ever been fought in this country.

"We have got a chance, four-and-a-half weeks from now, of causing such a shock in the British political system that it will be nothing short of an earthquake. If UKIP win these elections, a referendum and an opportunity for us to get back control of our country will be one massive, massive step closer."

The anti open-immigration slogans may seem targeted at the traditional right-wing, but Nigel Farage is hoping for a broader reach with this poster campaign.

It's nationwide, but many adverts have been carefully placed in Labour heartlands. UKIP thinks its anti-establishment message can appeal to both ends of the political spectrum.


UKIP are the strong favourites to win in the UK in next month's EU elections

In this year's Wythenshawe and Sale-East by-election they came second - gaining ground in a traditional Labour stronghold. The party wants to capitalise on this ahead of next month's European and local elections.

Mr Farage is constantly cultivating his own image as a "normal" bloke down the pub, and these posters have been deliberately designed - and placed - to persuade voters his is the party in touch with the common man.

The party's posters (external - login to view) include one showing a labourer begging for money, accompanied by the text "EU policy at work - British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour".

UK taxpayers fund the "celebrity lifestyle" of Eurocrats, warns one poster, while another asks: "26 million people in Europe are looking for work. And whose job are they after?"

Mr Farage said the posters were "a hard-hitting reflection of reality as it is experienced by millions of British people struggling to earn a living outside the Westminster bubble".

"Are we going to ruffle a few feathers among the chattering classes? Yes," he said. "Are we bothered about that? Not in the slightest."

Mr Farage was asked by BBC political editor Nick Robinson why he employed his wife Kirsten, who is German, as his secretary, rather than employing a British person. He replied: "I don't think anybody else would want to be in my house at midnight, going through emails and getting me briefed for the next day."

Pressed on whether his wife was an example of a European person taking a British person's job, he replied: "Nobody else could do that job - not unless I married them."


Nick Robinson asks Mr Farage about his German wife's job

Mr Farage said his wife earned a "modest salary for working extremely unsociable hours for me and being available up to seven days a week. It's a very different situation to a mass of hundreds of thousands of people coming in and flooding the lower ends of the labour market in Britain."

A number of critics expressed their dismay with UKIP's campaign on social media, with Conservative peer Lord Deben tweeting (external - login to view): "UKIP stands for the worst in human beings: our prejudice, selfishness, and fear."

Labour's Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, said UKIP had "lowered the tone of the European debate" and its stance was "hypocritical" because it had criticised Home Office vans carrying posters urging illegal immigrants to "Go home".

However, former Tory donor Paul Sykes, who is funding UKIP's £1.5m anti-EU campaign, told the Daily Telegraph (external - login to view) it was "an essential public awareness campaign" on the effects of Brussels.

Mr Sykes is paying for the adverts directly instead of handing the cash to UKIP, allowing him to retain some editorial and financial control.

BBC News - UKIP's Nigel Farage promises political 'earthquake' (external - login to view)
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Blackleaf
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Here's something which will give cold sweats to Europhiles.

At the moment, it is predicted that UKIP will win the EUSSR elections (May 22nd) in the UK by a landslide, increasing their seats in the EUSSR Parliament from 13 to 41, giving them more seats in the EUSSR Parliament than all the other UK parties COMBINED.

I'm also rather disturbed that the BNP can get three times as many votes as the SNP but get less seats than the SNP in the EUSSR Parliament. Doesn't seem fair and democratic to me.:



European Election 2014 prediction - United Kingdom

Swings: Con: down 13.93; UKIP up 24.2; Lab up 0.22; LibDem down 14.44; English Democrats down 0.33

Party......Votes.............% votes......Seats.....% seats
UKIP.......6,160,395.......40.68..........41...... .....56.16
Lab........2,415,060........15.95..........13..... ......17.81
Con........2,089,916........13.80..........9...... ......12.33
Green....1,319,509.........8.71............4...... .......5.48
BNP........943,698...........6.23.............0... ..........0.00
SNP........321,007............2.12............2... ..........2.74


To look at how other parties and candidates are predicted to fare in the UK section of the EUSSR elections, such as Animals Count, Ulster Unionist, SDLP, Mebyon Kernow, Fair Pay, and Pirate, click here:
2014 prediction in United Kingdom (external - login to view)
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Locutus
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UKIP Exposing BBC Propaganda - YouTube

 
tay
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darkbeaver
Republican
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Nigel will eventually come to power in a nation of multi-coloured citizens, since millions of former vassals have become fully limified not to mention the Polimeys and the Pakilmeys and of course the ordinary malnourished
and living in crates ordinary bloke. They'll half to get an austerity loan from Brics. Nothing else can save a wreak of a country like that. hide your toddlers, I hope they don't come here.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

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Great party. I very nearly voted for them in the EUSSR elections but then I decided that my vote will be put to better use by going for UKIP. I hope they can become as successful as UKIP in the future. I wish them well.
 
mentalfloss
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What the hell is ukip?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

What the hell is ukip?


The party of which Mr Farage is the leader.
 
mentalfloss
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Who the hell is Farage and why should I care?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Who the hell is Farage and why should I care?


If you don't care what the hell are you asking for, you numpty?
 
mentalfloss
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Because I need to know what's so special about this British distraction.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Because I need to know what's so special about this British distraction.


Why? You said you don't care?

If you want to know more about UKIP, go on wikipedia or on their website.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
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I think Farage is dead on. If his pack of asswits wins, there will indeed be an earthquake, with all the attendant effects of earthquakes: misery, suffering, terror, huge losses of property and money. All the fun stuff.

Good news is, also following the earthquake analogy, the effects will be localised to Briddin.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I think Farage is dead on. If his pack of asswits wins, there will indeed be an earthquake, with all the attendant effects of earthquakes: misery, suffering, terror, huge losses of property and money. All the fun stuff.

And don't forget the infestation of lice and locusts, the outbreak of boils, storms of fire, the deaths of all firstborns, water turning into blood, diseased livestock and eternal darkness.









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Tecumsehsbones
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Don't get me wrong, Blackleaf. I absolutely support the English, and the rest of the British, leaving the EU if they so choose. I think it would be the best possible way to restrict them to their island, where they can sink further and further into poverty and ignorance whilst reassuring themselves that they are the greatest people on earth.

Kinda like the North Koreans.
 
mentalfloss
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Ukip are a bunch of asswits.

Okay now I know.
 
MHz
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Of the 'jobs' that are in danger of being lost how many have to do with doing something for the rest of Europe?
Reclassify them as refugees and bill the UN the same amount that America is billing them for the children they are letting in.

If the UK is an export location for the EU then the jobs are already filled in the EU or the products would not be available. Is the UK thinking of manufacturing all the items that she now imports from the EU.
Of the products the UK exports how many end up in Europe?

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Don't get me wrong, Blackleaf. I absolutely support the English, and the rest of the British, leaving the EU if they so choose. I think it would be the best possible way to restrict them to their island, where they can sink further and further into poverty and ignorance whilst reassuring themselves that they are the greatest people on earth.

Kinda like the North Koreans.

How many wars has NK lost since they got 'the bomb'?

This would be a good lesson for the Ukraine since they are so desperate to become part of that 'block'. They may find that a little coup that got them out from any commitments to Russia doesn't do much to shake the CIA/ IMF/NATO Alliance off.

1. Rather than leaving the EU the UK should become more acticve in promoting changes that are 200 years behind the times and then the EU would be trying to join them. Isolationism doesn't work unless it was the UR isolating the UK.

2. Might as well say onlt the 3% need apply. Install that and any 'citizen' who has more than that gets to give it to the state and the Queen gets the normal food-stamp amount unless she starts paying her fair share.

3. Without any 'export' business how may of those 800,000 jobs go poof.

4. If you don't start jailing the politicians and bankers and crooked Lawyers none of the reforms will mean anything. Doing it right would let out that that is the problem the world is suffering from.
The sad fact is that nuclear radiation in Japan is just as deadly as it was at Chernobyl and an accident anyplace would be just as deadly to the locals. Maybe the UK is now full of people who would accept their government saying radiation is good for you would suffice and the sheeple lay down and die like good little sheeple.

5. Can the current healthcare system and start adopting the same kind the poorer eastern European nations have. Phage medicine never gets outdated and R&D costs arte minimal once you have a database established. Education of the public can sol;ve the rushes that happen during some disaster. The more people that know basic first aid and other survival skills will be helping the emergency services rather than adding to their load. Considering it would be somebody you probably know making an attempt would be better than being helpless and no qualifies help is on the way. Educating the public would be as easy as making the cure for some emergency about as long as any commercial.

That would mean that method could be used to teach other things as well. (ie virtual driving test before you take a driving test, something like a special level on GTA) (the business potential would be the air=bag kit that is developed to put the owners ride on it and use his vehicle as the controller for himself and a few friends who could be doing other things like typing ot operating the weapons platform if it is an air-combat sim that is the game being played. (the full 360deg model is somewhat expensive and takes up two floors and 220v motors so there is no lag in the feedback. The 2 floors might seem like overkill until you see the I_Max quality graphics than can be a flatscreed in front and beside or many small screens that combine to make up a complete dome and having you own car do 360deg moves means you need seatbelts and no drinks and having just the interior of a car for the full motion version and the personal ride would be flat = or - 10 deg. Just enough to make you airsick if you push it to the limit.

Home schooling until they are 12 just means all the kids in an area are all taking the same stuff via social media in a home school setting and then being in class at a facility doesn't happen until you have the basics and then you decide what direction you career path goes and by the time you are 20 you are fully skilled in that field.

That it saves money is 2nd to it being more effiecient and low when it comes to using valuable resourses that could be directed elsewhere. (like exporting educated people back to the places they originally came from and the skill are put to use there and jobs at home are still safe.

6. Free speech, lol, used it all on point 5.
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Tecumsehsbones
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tc:dr
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Don't get me wrong, Blackleaf. I absolutely support the English, and the rest of the British, leaving the EU if they so choose. I think it would be the best possible way to restrict them to their island, where they can sink further and further into poverty and ignorance whilst reassuring themselves that they are the greatest people on earth.

Kinda like the North Koreans.

If you want the British to sink further into then you should want us to stay in the EU. The British pay £50 million into the EU every DAY just to pay for French vineyards, Greek olive groves or Spanish roads and Brussels has a crippling stranglehold on the British economy.

Once Britain is out of the EU then we can save that £50 million a day and use it to pay for more schools and hospitals and warships and we can get rid of the stranglehold on the economy that Brussels and its silly, petty rules, anti-growth rules have on it.

Britain will prosper once outside the EU.

As for the EU itself, I have no problems with its existence. If the French, Germans, Irish etc want to carry on giving ever more of their sovereignty and control of their economies and foreign policies and laws to unaccountable, unelected foreign bureaucrats in a foreign city; if they'd prefer to have the EU Empire flag forever flying over their parliament buildings and town halls rather than their national flags; if they'd prefer to pledge allegiance to an unelected foreign President and the EU national anthem; if they want all that and the sink into political and economic obscurity and malaise that it will bring, I have no problem whatsoever. Whilst they sink into obscurity and wave goodbye to their democracies and sovereignties Britain, meanwhile, will prosper. It will be out in the big wide world with the 87% of the world's countries who are NOT part of the EUSSR Empire.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Ukip are a bunch of asswits.

Well, you would say that. UKIP speak up for the ordinary man on the street and the white working class and want to put GREAT Britain first and make her great rather than sell her down the Rhine to unaccountable and unelected foreigners in Belgium who care not a jot for her.

Of course, the Left don't like any of that. They hate the white working class; they love all the foreigners coming in because it gives them cheap nannies to look after their kids (and the strain immigration places on public services like the NHS don't affect raging Islington Lefties because they go on BUPA); and they think nothing of sovereignty, independence, democracy, and the will of the people, and would sell their country down the Rhine to the anti-democratic EU if they could.

Thankfully, your views will have no effect whatsoever on how UKIP do in future elections. Their popularity will just continue to grow.
 
mentalfloss
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Populism?

Speaking from experience it hasn't worked out that well for our leaders here.

Mostly because people are smart enough to realize that 'average joe' is some fabricated archetype the party is trying to sell us.

I guess the Brits haven't figured that out yet, but they will.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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ts:dr
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Of the 'jobs' that are in danger of being lost how many have to do with doing something for the rest of Europe?

Being such an expert and all, how many jobs in the UK are reliant on its membership of the EUSSR? I'm sure you can tell me.

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If the UK is an export location for the EU then the jobs are already filled in the EU or the products would not be available. Is the UK thinking of manufacturing all the items that she now imports from the EU.

The UK is the EU's largest export market. When the UK leaves the EUSSR and the French are then daft enough to want to stop selling us their crappy wines and the Germans are then daft enough to want to stop selling us their overrated cars then that's THEIR problem. If they want to stop selling us things so be it.

And where do the Eurotrons get the stupid idea that in order to trade with the EU you have to be IN the EU? The UK isn't a member of the US, but it trades with the US. It isn't a part of Japan, but it trades with Japan.
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1. Rather than leaving the EU the UK should become more acticve in promoting changes that are 200 years behind the times and then the EU would be trying to join them. Isolationism doesn't work unless it was the UR isolating the UK.

So leaving an inward-looking, terminally economically-sclerotic thing like the EU which consists of just 13% of the world's countries, and joining the 87% of the world's countries who are NOT in the EU and becoming more outward-looking and global in its outlook - as Britain used to traditionally be - would be being "isolationist" would it?

Britain should get out of the EU and start focussing on building closer ties with the rest of the Commonwealth (many of whose members suffered economically when Britain abandoned them in 1973 to join the EU, New Zealand being a prime example). The Commonwealth's vibrant economy surpassed that of the Eurozone in size in 2012; Europe is the ONLY continent whose economy is shrinking (although Britain's economy is outpacing the rest of the G7, and will grow 3.1% this year); Britain is in a trade DEFICIT with the EU and in a trade SURPLUS with the rest of the world; and Britain's trade with the EU is DECLINING but its trade with the rest of the world is GROWING.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Populism?

Populism?

That's just a simple Left-wing term for "policies which are popular with the ordinary man on the street and which will do the country a whole lot of good rather than Left-wing PC,socialist policies which are unpopular but are driven through regardless of what the people think in order for the Left Wing Establishment to get the kind of Lefty, PC, second-rate, wishy-washy, socialist state that they're after."

Everyone else prefers to just use the term "popular".
 
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