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Margaret Thatcher listened to voters now its Nigel Farage who hears their despair
Daily Telegraph ^

Posted on 04/11/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT by UKrepublican

No one much cared what Nigel Farage had to say about Margaret Thatcher. The verdicts of everyone from Nick Clegg to Gerry Adams were being relayed, but broadcasters were not keen on the views of the chap with the funny hat and the comic expressions. Ukip is still seen in Westminster as a freakish single-issue party with the intellectual clout of a mayfly and about the same life expectancy. It might flutter during the Government’s mid-term blues, but it is expected to perish in the next election as surely as the BNP did in the last one.

This was certainly my suspicion when I went along to Nigel Farage’s “Common Sense Tour” last week. I decided to sneak in at the back at Worcester Guildhall to test my theory that Ukip peaked in the Eastleigh by-election, is losing support and will flop in next month’s local elections. I expected to find a few dozen Eurosceptic pub bores huddled in the middle of a room, and wondered how Farage would speak to them when he didn’t think the press was listening. I also wondered how his audience would compare to those who used to attend BNP meetings.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: farage; nigel; nigelfarage; rememberingthatcher; thatcher; uk; ukip
Interesting read if you visit the link.

In other news, donors switching from the Tories to UKIP.

Guardian Link

And also UKIP membership reaches 25,000. The conservatives have about 130,000 so a long way to go.

I honestly think next months local elections will be the start of a political earth quake.

1 posted on 04/11/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

I hope so, for y’all’s sake. Wouldn’t it be a joke on us if it’s the US which goes under first. I hope we at least have a shooting war before it happens.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 3:11:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Farage is certainly articulate enough. They’ll be coming after him if he gets any more power.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 3:21:47 PM PDT by lurk
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To: mrsmel

I like Nigel at lot. His You Tube vids are legendary.

Most classic: Nigel’s first rant on EU Economic Chief Herman Van Rompuy.

NF to HvR: “You have the personality of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk.”


4 posted on 04/11/2013 3:24:32 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: lurk
Yes he is, without being a drone. He's got savvy-they're doing the usual, trying to ignore him away, and it's not working. He's not letting them ignore him away. You know, he's got something in common with Reagan in that respect. The media tried to ignore Reagan away, “oh, he's just a dumb actor”, but Reagan didn't let them do it. He used his perseverance and his savvy to talk directly to the American people and got through.
5 posted on 04/11/2013 3:26:04 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kolath

I’ve watched a couple. Who is that other MEP who lets the EU have it with both barrels, and does a swell job of it?


6 posted on 04/11/2013 3:27:07 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: UKrepublican

The UKIP is somethign we need to watch if they can demolish the Tories and build a party that is bigger than the Tories then we need to the do the same with the Tea party!


7 posted on 04/11/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kolath
Ah yes, this is a classic: Link to Nigel Farage laying into Herman van Rompuy President of the Socialist European Council
8 posted on 04/11/2013 3:35:36 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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9 posted on 04/11/2013 3:38:05 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Kolath

Nigel Farage Addressing Herman van Rompuy at the EU Parliament (from the video I just posted):

“You have the charisma of a damp rag, and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk. And the question that I want to ask, [...] that we’re all going to ask, is “Who are you ?”. I’d never heard of you. Nobody in Europe had ever heard of you. I would like to ask you, President, who voted for you, and what mechanism...oh, I know democracy isn’t popular with you lot, and what mechanism the people of Europe have to remove you ? Is this European democracy ? Well, I sense, I sense though that you are competent and capable and dangerous, and I have no doubt in your intention, to be the quiet assassin of European democracy, and of the European nation states. You appear to have a loathing for the very concept of the existence of nation states - perhaps that’s because you come from Belgium, which is pretty much a non-country. But since you took over, we’ve seen Greece reduced to nothing more than a protectorate. Sir, you have no legitimacy in this job at all, and I can say with confidence that I speak on behalf of the majority of British people in saying: we don’t know you, we don’t want you, and the sooner you’re put out to grass, the better.”


10 posted on 04/11/2013 3:39:53 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: mrsmel

Daniel Hannon, Member of European Parliament


11 posted on 04/11/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: GraceG

Definitely.

The Parallels between UKIP and the Conservative Party and The GOP and Tea Party are quite interesting and hopefully it will be the blueprint for the change that needs to happen over there in America aswell.

People have honestly had enough of the spineless politicians we have.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: mrsmel; All

I’ve watched a couple. Who is that other MEP who lets the EU have it with both barrels, and does a swell job of it?
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Could it be this guy?

Conservative British Politician Daniel Hannan Speech at CPAC 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDRGtbyxmc

Daniel Hannan - The EU Parliament (2013)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASEDjZ_3ptI


13 posted on 04/11/2013 4:44:56 PM PDT by Kolath
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How about a Nobel Prize for Margaret Thatcher?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi2zilnmFEA


14 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: UKrepublican

My brother in law went to the Worcester Guildhall meeting, and was also astonished at the turnout. Worcester is a labour city, but Worcestershire is deeply rural and deeply conservative.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 5:31:50 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: UKrepublican

This would, God save us, be a proper answer to the horrible fascism rising in Italy and elsewhere—Farage is trying to corner populist conservatism without race-baiting, bigotry, or lunacy (as per fantasies about the Illuminati)—if he succeeded, he could perhaps save Britain—or at least, after the Scottish referendum—what’s left of Britain.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 8:01:55 PM PDT by lauraw
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To: UKrepublican
This is just the political elite throwing out distraction tactics. Our local UKIP branch has a full roster of candidates for the forthcoming council elections, and I live in an area that is definitely not UKIP natural territory. According to the regional organiser who has contacts in other political parties, the local tories, labourites and liberals are, as we say in the UK with our superb vernacular, "bricking it".

I expect UKIP is going to do very well in these elections. I still think UKIP MP's at the next general election will be very rare birds, but it is possible there will be some.

17 posted on 04/12/2013 12:17:42 AM PDT by Vanders9
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