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Skip to comments.Britain's version of Tea Party rocks political system across the pond
Posted on 01/05/2014 6:14:49 AM PST by managusta
The often stale British political system is being rocked by its very own Tea Party. The UK Independence Party (UKIP), formed in 1993 opposing Britains entry into the European Union, failed to make an electoral dent for a long time.
Their leader, Nigel Farage, is buoyed by their recent success. We want to take back our country, we want to take back our government, and we want to take back our birthright, Farage told FoxNews.com in forthright language rarely seen in British politics.
Capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the Conservative Partys shift to the center under current Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron has radically overhauled the Tories, embracing nationalized health care, fighting for gay marriage, and changing the party logo from the flame of liberty to an environmentally conscious tree.
This, UKIP argues, makes them indistinguishable from the left-wing Labour Party and Liberal Democrats. It is here where UKIP spied an opportunity, adopting an anti-establishment, populist platform that argues for lower taxation, privatization, smaller government and getting Britain out of the European Union.
The message is proving effective. The sense of frustration the Tea Party feels about the remoteness about the bureaucratic class of the Washington beltway is similar to our frustration with being dealt with by Brussels, said Farage.
Many experts agree. Andrew Russell, Head of Politics at the University of Manchester, told FoxNews.com that the comparison between the Tea Party and UKIP is an accurate one, and that he believes that UKIP could take the 2014 elections by storm.
Yet instead of reaching out and finding middle ground, the Tories have snubbed UKIP. In 2006 David Cameron dismissed the newcomers as full of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists, and top Tory Kenneth Clark recently branded them as a collection of clowns.
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ukip are a good party, they have said they want to remove the insane gun control laws in the uk
UKIP is a new party, not the old “Conservative” Party of CINO David Cameron.
Cameron is in coalition with the Liberal Democrat Party practicing austerity measures (higher taxes, spending cuts) just like the Republicans and Democrats did with that budget deal last month.
The Tories are trying to fake conservatism and make emotional noise to suck in grassroots conservatives just like the GOP does in this country.
The next election will show whether a new conservative party has any traction in the UK.
The new party option is when I seriously think about for this country.
Wow. Cameron a British Rino. I can see where ours would seek friends. These people turn the living into oil and fail to turn the oil the living.
Environmenlism is death and polution.
We dont need a new party gravy train like Perrot did it for his own business.
We might as well outright secede at that point from the obvious infiltration of the party of slavery.
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