This year UKIP doubled its policies, from just the one to a total of two. Now in addition to just 'blame the EU for everything' they now also 'blame migrants' too. They have strayed into bnp territory, and must hope to pick up some of their supporters.
This week some ex army leaders criticised extremist parties for using WW2 images. The media associated this with the bnp, but again UKIP were there too.
The irony of course was that it was a war against fascism, ukip and the bnp would closer to Oswald Mosley, who had been a Tory, then Labour, then formed British Union of Fascists. It claimed membership as high as 50,000, and had the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror among its earliest supporters! He was interned during WW2.
Fighting alongside us were Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Gurkhas, USA, USSR, free Poles and others. I suspect that bnp and ukip would like to forget about the Poles, Indians, Gurkhas, Caribbean troops etc .
Today in the European Parliament we had the rather distasteful sight of UKIP and the bnp representatives united together to attack the idea of tackling climate change.
Nick Griffin described the whole thing as 'an elite scam' and then Godfrey Bloom (UKIP) backed him up saying 'the whole thing is a sham... a bogus hypothesis'. You can watch the edited highlights here.
As Will Straw says;
"The BNP claim on their website to be, “this nation’s only true Green party which has policies that will actually save the environment.”And while consistency was never their strong point (see, for example, this picture of Griffin standing in front a No. 303 Polish Squadron spitfire), their own environment policy appears to contradict Griffin’s views on renewables: "A BNP government will… develop renewable energy sources such as off-shore wind farms, wave, tidal and solar energy.”
Tory MEP Sajjad Karim responded with;
"These two parties crave acceptance into the political mainstream, but their cloud cuckoo land views are repeatedly being exposed. I would like to think that after such ridiculous views have been aired in such a public environment that the public will see through their carefully crafted public image and consign them to the looney fringes where they belong."
hattip Jim Jay
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