Nigel Farage claims that Ukip is a British Tea Party (Flashback)
Interesting. I wonder how analogous a situation it could be to here in the US, with the GOP caving all over the place on similar issues. Watching Rubio push amnesty, Paul Ryan now endorsing gay adoption, Toomey into gun registration, etc., all I can add is that the GOP obviously no longer reflects my values nor my ideology. Not one damn bit. We need a new UKIP-like option here!
Congrats to them. That’ll teach Cameron.
This is good news.
The UK needs a new party when the CP an LDP are hard to tell apart
The public despises the ruling class and their politicians. So, when these politicians go out there and denigrate people, voters just go out and vote twice as hard. The voters see the politicians as attacking them, their concerns and their opinions. The voters see failure at every level from the politicians and these despicable politicans are attacking us? We're not the problem. You politicians are the problem. GO UKIP!! GO Alternative for Deutschland!! Go Tea Party!!
UKIP believes in universal health care. That’s not a position that most Americans associate with the Tea Party.
UKIP is actually made of Labour voters who have noticed that their old party has become a party of, by, and for elite bureaucrats. Non-elite American Democrats have the same problem, but do not have an alternative to voting Republican.
Both countries face the divide between the interests of the bureaucrats and welfare recipients on the one hand, and everyone else on the other hand. Labour and Democrats avoid being wiped out by distracting voters with a false dichotomy between the rich and poor. UKIP will only ever become a Tea Party if and when they abandon the Labour worldview.
First they ignore you
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
Then you win.
Now the UKIP has entered the third stage.