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thank God UKIP's colours weren't claret and blue otherwise I'd have been in a right old dilemna!

 

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nickgusset Flag Shizzlehurst 27 May 14 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

 

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Quote nickgusset at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

We also have an MP

I think their lack of coverage has more to do with the fact that they don't sell papers and the fact they aren't controversial or have a large share of the popular vote. They should, of course. Have a greater share of the vote, that is. But then there are lots of people voting for a party who don't believe manmade climate change is happening and who think all green energy spending should stop (now why would that be?)which is far more amusing for the mainstream media to focus on.

 

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Quote nickgusset at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

I'm going to guess it's because they didn't top the vote or gain anywhere near as many MEPs.

Why would "the press give them as much coverage"?

 


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jamiemartin721 Flag Reading 27 May 14 3.49pm

What happens to UKIP MEP's if UKIP force the Conservatives to go with the 'In/Out' referendum. They'll all essentially lose their seats, and essentially their jobs. It'll be interesting over the next few years to see whether UKIP MEP's move the party towards a 'EU Reform Party' from an Independence party: Their MEP's are essentially now a very powerful influence within the party itself: more so probably then their leader.

Its very tricky for people to talk themselves out of a job (UKIP will not win as many seats at a general election as they did in Europe). 78k plus expenses, is quite a corrupting influence.

Edited by jamiemartin721 (27 May 2014 3.50pm)

 


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Quote taylors lovechild at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

thank God UKIP's colours weren't claret and blue otherwise I'd have been in a right old dilemna!


 


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jamiemartin721 Flag Reading 27 May 14 3.52pm

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Quote nickgusset at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

I'm going to guess it's because they didn't top the vote or gain anywhere near as many MEPs.

Why would "the press give them as much coverage"?

The Green party are less interesting and controversial than UKIP.


 


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Quote jamiemartin721 at 27 May 2014 3.49pm

What happens to UKIP MEP's if UKIP force the Conservatives to go with the 'In/Out' referendum. They'll all essentially lose their seats, and essentially their jobs. It'll be interesting over the next few years to see whether UKIP MEP's move the party towards a 'EU Reform Party' from an Independence party: Their MEP's are essentially now a very powerful influence within the party itself: more so probably then their leader.

Its very tricky for people to talk themselves out of a job (UKIP will not win as many seats at a general election as they did in Europe). 78k plus expenses, is quite a corrupting influence.

Edited by jamiemartin721 (27 May 2014 3.50pm)


Their leader is an MEP.

 


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Quote jamiemartin721 at 27 May 2014 3.49pm

What happens to UKIP MEP's if UKIP force the Conservatives to go with the 'In/Out' referendum. They'll all essentially lose their seats, and essentially their jobs. It'll be interesting over the next few years to see whether UKIP MEP's move the party towards a 'EU Reform Party' from an Independence party: Their MEP's are essentially now a very powerful influence within the party itself: more so probably then their leader.

Its very tricky for people to talk themselves out of a job (UKIP will not win as many seats at a general election as they did in Europe). 78k plus expenses, is quite a corrupting influence.

Edited by jamiemartin721 (27 May 2014 3.50pm)


Even if we were allowed to have a referendum they'd probably set it for 2017, and then state that an Out vote would take the entire term to undo our membership.

They've got a full term either way I reckon.

 


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Quote nickgusset at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

Isn't their leader an Aussie? That's not really going to attract non-egalitarians.

Also she's about as interesting as gripe water.....Looks like an unwashed slapper.

I know that's terrible of me but she could tidy herself up a bit.

 


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jamiemartin721 Flag Reading 27 May 14 3.58pm

Quote bexleydave at 27 May 2014 3.52pm

Quote jamiemartin721 at 27 May 2014 3.49pm

What happens to UKIP MEP's if UKIP force the Conservatives to go with the 'In/Out' referendum. They'll all essentially lose their seats, and essentially their jobs. It'll be interesting over the next few years to see whether UKIP MEP's move the party towards a 'EU Reform Party' from an Independence party: Their MEP's are essentially now a very powerful influence within the party itself: more so probably then their leader.

Its very tricky for people to talk themselves out of a job (UKIP will not win as many seats at a general election as they did in Europe). 78k plus expenses, is quite a corrupting influence.

Edited by jamiemartin721 (27 May 2014 3.50pm)


Their leader is an MEP.

Yes, but he's only one MEP. Prior to the recent election he was one of a few, now there's a metric s**t ton of them. UKIP has a bit of a problem in the past in that it has a very 'divergent' membership, that are themselves held togeather by an 'anti-eu' issue. Farange may struggle to hold the party togeather if for example, people like being MEPs etc, and that the party now has a number of internal members who have gained a degree of power and influence, maybe sufficent to challange Farange

esp if UKIP doesn't replicate improvement and win seats in parliment (as it would then be a party whos political capital was entirely based in the arena they wish to exit). A degree of irony, would be if UKIP don't win many seats in a general election, that its power basis is entirely in the EU Parliment.

Intersting times ahead for UKIP.


 


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Quote nickgusset at 27 May 2014 2.41pm

I voted for a party that's going to confront the eu. The greens. Why didn't the press give them as much coverage. Oh hang on, they want to protect worker's rights and challenge neoliberalism...

Isn't their leader an Aussie? That's not really going to attract non-egalitarians.

Also she's about as interesting as gripe water.....Looks like an unwashed slapper.

I know that's terrible of me but she could tidy herself up a bit.

It's payback for Julia Gillard.

 


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