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Nigel Farage: Ukip is Now Britain's Third Party
HitC Politics ^ | Nov 30, 2012 | Nicholas Watt

Posted on 12/01/2012 1:12:45 AM PST by expat1000

The leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage, has claimed that his party has now displaced the Liberal Democrats as the "third force" in British politics after it performed strongly in three byelections.

In the party's strongest showing in a Westminster byelection, Ukip secured 21.79% of the vote in Rotherham, claiming second place behind Labour, which won with 46.25%. The Lib Dems trailed in eighth place on 2.11%.

Labour scored a hat-trick of comfortable victories in the three byelections held in its safe seats of Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North.

(Excerpt) Read more at hereisthecity.com ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: nigelfarage; ukindependenceparty; ukip; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 12/01/2012 1:12:52 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

I am assuming that Ukip stands for, ‘United Kingdom Independent Party’. Is that correct?


2 posted on 12/01/2012 1:18:28 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

Almost: UK Independence Party


3 posted on 12/01/2012 1:27:38 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod

Thank you.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 1:46:59 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: expat1000

The more Cameron shows himself as a leftie the more UKIP and the BNP will grow.

Mel


5 posted on 12/01/2012 2:08:02 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: melsec

UKIP yes, BNP no.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 2:19:20 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: SatinDoll

Check out Farage’s videos on youtube some time. He doesn’t pull any punches and has that special kind of eloquence you only seem to find with British politicians. Plus he’s very witty - he’ll probably have you laughing as well as agreeing with his politics.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 2:39:16 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; TigersEye; null and void; LucyT; little jeremiah; ...

UKIP may atually be a precursor to what might evolve in the USA:

UKIP may here become USIP(Tea)...United States Independent Party ( Tea)

Its way past 3rd party time, the GOP is dead, they are RINOs ( democrats).Their refusal to fight Obama and reveal his true identity to America is fightfully horrible.It requires a continues campaign like Obama wages, but they are not up to it.The GOP has had its chance and has failed America.Its time for USIP Tea.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 2:53:09 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

Agree


9 posted on 12/01/2012 2:58:25 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Candor7
>>UKIP may atually be a precursor to what might evolve in the USA:

Canadian conservatives successfully reorganized themselves

The Conservative Party of Canada, currently led by Steven Harper is one of the oldest political party names in Canada, adopted again following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. The party currently forms the Harper Government in the House of Commons.

The merger to form the new Conservative Party of Canada was announced on October 16, 2003, by the two party leaders (Stephen Harper of the Canadian Alliance and Peter MacKay of the Progressive Conservatives), and was ratified by the membership of the Alliance on December 5 by a margin of 96% to 4%, and by delegates of the PC Party on December 6 by a margin of 90% to 10%. On December 8, 2003, the new Conservative Party of Canada was officially registered with Elections Canada. On March 20, 2004, Stephen Harper was elected the new party leader in a leadership election.

The merger was the culmination of the Canadian "Unite the Right" movement, driven by the desire to present an effective right-wing opposition to the Liberal Party of Canada for the 2004 Canadian election, to create a new party that would draw support from all parts of Canada and would not split the right-wing vote. The splitting of the right-wing vote is widely believed to have contributed to easy Liberal victories in the 1997 federal election and the 2000 election.

The party is still referred to as "Tory" by the media and retains the tie to the historical Conservative Party of Canada founded in 1854 by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier by virtue of the fact that the merged entity assumed all assets and liabilities of the Progressive Conservative Party. Peter MacKay and many other high-profile former PCs, including Brian Mulroney see the CPC as a "natural evolution" of the conservative political movement in Canada. MacKay has suggested that the CPC is a reflection of the reunification of conservative ideologies under a "big tent." MacKay has often alluded to the historical fact that fractures have been a natural part of the Canadian conservative movement's history since the 1890's and that the merger was really a reconstitution of the movement.

openpolitics.ca/tiki-index.php?page=Conservative+Party+of+Canada

10 posted on 12/01/2012 3:24:30 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

The Republicans should have hired Farage to deliver Romney’s and Ryan’s speeches during the last campaign. I know Ryan was trying to be polite, but could you imagine Biden trying to get away with the buffoonish act in his debate with Ryan against Farage? The plain fact is Brit pols. are superior to American pols in their ability to ridicule and carve up the oppositions weaknesses. And in a puffed-up clown like Biden, Farage would have sliced him into a thousand different sections.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 3:47:18 AM PST by driftless2
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To: expat1000

Yes, and Harper is actually rebuilding Canada after that liberal fascist, Pierre Elliot Trudeau destroyed Canada’s economy based on his socialist ideology and fascist machinations concerning official languages, demographic warfare, and the Fioreign Investment Review Board, and almost destroying what was left of the Canadian Military.

It took a conservative movement and a leader like Harper to rebuild tha Canadian Economy.

The liberal fascists of Canada wail and gnash their fangs as Harer piles one economic success onto another.

Canada generally likes Harper, but those who want hand outs whine and fuss like bitches in heat tied to the Conservative fence post.

I hope Harper keeps them tied. Its been good for the country. And people are getting dismissive of the lefts whining etc, they had 40 years of rule and all the left could accomplish was to fleece taxpayers every chance they got, fraudulently lining their own pockets.

Now the left has a new hero in Justin Trudeau. I hope he trips up on his own poison, just as his associates have historically done. May Harper and the Conservatives prevail for another 20 years at least.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 4:07:46 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

“Its time for USIP Tea.”

How will that happen? Try to get three conservatives to show up to a village council meeting and object to a sidewalk tax. That in itself would be an incredible achievement. Conservatives have sat by while leftists have crammed massive property taxes down their throats. Conservatives have done nothing to organize and stop unconstitutional invasions of their property rights. Conservatives have allowed the most vile commie scum to enter their schools and teach their kids hate.

If you have a scheme to energize and organize conservatives into a political force to oppose the rat commies and fascists, i’d like to hear it.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 4:44:13 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sergeantdave

Years of affluence take a toll. Americans are overall celebrity infatuated entertainment addicts. Try suggesting to a conservative woman that the holidays should be boycotted and they should not go shopping this Christmas. See what response you get.

Americans will ride the decline all the way down. So long as the TV keeps working nobody will much care what the rulers decide during this holiday season, like they’ve done in every one past.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 5:02:28 AM PST by wrencher
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To: Candor7; All

Are you out of your mind? “Conservatives” in Canada are well left of Romney. They don’t fight for conservative policies as you might imagine them. Unemployment in Canada is every bit as high as in the United States. They will not move to have any form of Private healthcare at all, If I point you to a Canadian gun shop, you will see how “easy” it is to register for something to defend yourself. Abortion: “Settled law”, Gay marriage, don’t even mention it (I’d have to check but I wouldn’t be surprised if Harper showed up at a few sodomite parades). Voting turnout nationwide is abysmal; no one cares anymore. Canadians have long since thrown in the towel. Don’t kid yourself, Harper is worst than the worst of the Rino’s you probably complain about daily. They are better than the Liberals because they combat the global warming crap while the Liberals are way out there on that. As far as foreign policy, they were right there with Obama trying to remove Ghadafi so that The “Butchers of Benghazi” could take over (heck, they supplied the air support in some cases). Did you hear them speaking out against the ridiculous notion of replacing Mubarak? They speak quite loudly about getting Assad out (of course with no real plan about his successor, par for the course among “Conservatives” in the Congress as well). The West is, by and large, void of any leaders


15 posted on 12/01/2012 5:59:13 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: wrencher; Matchett-PI; surfer; saminfl; mickie; seekthetruth; 3D-JOY; gonzo; Bob Ireland; ...
Conservative sluggishness is evident everywhere. Activism is mostly confined to keyboards.

Here in Freeperville, chapter activism has all but disappeared. There are scarcely any active chapters at all any more.

Most freeper activism that actually takes to the trenches and street corners and actually enjoys get-togethers is found in the DC and Florida chapters....congratulations in order here.

If I've left any active chapter out, I apologize.....and please let us know.

Leni

16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:10:18 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: wiseprince

“Conservatives” in Canada are well left of Romney .......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thats the public image, but underneath? Take a look. The socialist agenda is being dismantled by Harper.And do your own looking , I am not your secretary.

So, no. I haven’t lost my mind.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:16:34 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: sergeantdave

If you have a scheme to energize and organize conservatives into a political force to oppose the rat commies and fascists, i’d like to hear it>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Be patient. Its about time.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 6:19:35 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: expat1000

Yes. Have been watching his vids for a couple years. A joy!


19 posted on 12/01/2012 6:26:20 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Candor7

Wrong, everything I said is correct, Abortion, “Settled law”. if that were Romney’s position what would your reaction be? Gay Marriage, far from being stopped is being embraced. National Health Care, do you support the Canadian model (which Harper supports)? If you support Harper’s policies then you should be fine with Obama. Open secret in Ontario, Muslims are taking over where the Chinese have not. Halal meat is the call of the day. Immigration from the terrorist nations is on the rise, of course Harper won’t say boo about that. Like I said, if you’re ok with Harper, you don’t have anything to fear with Obama. He’s just managing the socialism, he’s not stopping it. A better manager than Stephen Dion would have been but if that’s a win then we’ve already lost. Before you talk maybe you should live in Canada for a few years and see what’s what.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 7:51:47 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: Candor7

I want to add that Canadian Conservatives are, by and large, passed the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils. That’s the maturity of Canadian democracy. We’ve long come to realize that this is just a game to them and their playing for the same team. The hate, and some have gone as far as saying this out right, for one side over the other is a way to make sure that Canadians feel that someone is speaking for them. It’s not necessarily because they believe it. With any luck election turnout will continue to dwindle as more and more Canadians open their eyes to the plain truth. Your vote is irrelevant. Modern western democracy has learned to drown out the voice of the people. In the U.S it’s Romney or Obama...Are you kidding me, that is not much of a choice. In Europe nation state democracy is being drowned out by the EU and in Canada all parties are, policy wise, socially VERY Liberal and economically moderate to Marxist. America is still, in my opinion, in the best position to fight back, mainly because of the Constitution but even that is starting to lose power. The 2nd amendment is vitally important at this stage.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 8:01:24 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: wiseprince

Like I said.....do your own looking , I am not your secretary. I can’t help it if you can’t see what is being done to dismantle the socialist state in Canada. Harper is a lot better than Obama the fascist, IMHO.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 2:31:03 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks expat1000.
In the party's strongest showing in a Westminster byelection, Ukip secured 21.79% of the vote in Rotherham, claiming second place behind Labour, which won with 46.25%. The Lib Dems trailed in eighth place on 2.11%
In the next paragraph, the Rotherham byelection victory was termed "comfortable".


23 posted on 12/01/2012 5:59:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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