Skip to comments.Early Local Election Results Show UKIP Gains
Posted on 05/22/2014 9:02:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
UKIP has gained council seats from all the main parties, the latest local election results show.
UKIP's performance held Labour back from making the gains many expected, and weakened the party's grip on its traditional northern heartlands.
The Conservatives have also lost seats to the anti-EU party and the Liberal Democrats continue to be punished by voters.
According to the latest Sky News projection, the results so far would give a hung parliament at the 2015 General Election.
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Maybe we need our own party too
UKIP are Libertarians. We need a conservative party, and not just in name like Britain has.
Libertarians who want to limit immigration?
That doesn’t sound like libertarians to me....Libertarians want completely open borders.
That’s not entirely true. They are a mixture of conservatives and libertarians but even the libertarians in UKIP are mostly of the conservative sort and they are for British sovereignty and restricted immigration. They have been doing a great job of pulling in disaffected blue collar labour party also. They’ve picked up 80+ seats tonight and will come close to have winning 100 and will come Sunday likely have won a clear majority of EU seats. Like the BJP Modi win in India, the UKIP win is a win for us far more so than Sarkozy ever was in France. France btw is going to realign also and shift right in a big way come their next general election.
This may prove to be a watershed moment in US politics.
UKIP is showing us the way.
They’re real desperate, aren’t they.
The BJP/Modi win a plus for the USA? After the press described Modi as “India’s Putin”?
UKIP has a libertarian bent but not like some US libertarians who are left wingers at heart. UKIP is best described as a revitalization of Thatcher/Churchill style politics. Just as the Tea Party is in many ways a revitalization of Reagan/Goldwater style politics.
2.5 The Party is a democratic, libertarian Party and will espouse policies which:Like US libertarians, they are also opposed to foreign aid and foreign wars, so that makes me wonder where they stand on defense.
- promote and encourage those who aspire to improve their personal situation and those who seek to be self-reliant, whilst providing protection for those genuinely in need;
- favor the ability of individuals to make decisions in respect of themselves;
- seek to diminish the role of the State;
- lower the burden of taxation on individuals and businesses;
- ensure proper control over the United Kingdoms borders;
- strengthen and guarantee the essential, traditional freedoms and liberties of all people in the United Kingdom.
This is a historic night like when the Berlin wall came down! The dragon of Liberalism is wounded, lets hope it is forced to retreat or better yet bleeds out and dies for another century.
This is the end of the beginning.
If this continues, the British government might start looking for some pretext to ban the UKIP. Perhaps the letter mentioned in post #4 will do.
Yes and since when do you hang on the opinion of the media? Modi is excellent. A strong free market conservative. The socialists libs were routed for the first time ever since India’s independence. They didn’t like Modi because after a bunch of Muslims torched a bus full of Hindu men, women, children he is accused of not moving quick enough to protect the Muslims, which he was cleared of in court. If you don’t see that as a positive then you should re-evaluate your political identity. :-) Talk to some Indian American Conservatives and maybe they can explain it to you.
This sounds like what America needs.
Bring them to America.
I wasn’t speaking of our mainstream media.
Red China’s labeling Modi “India’s Nixon”, which isn’t a positive either.
Sometimes I wish we had a proportional parliamentary party system so we could have a US party like UKIP or a real Tea Party party. I’d even be happy with a run off top two style national election system. We could get rid of this two party lock that the political class has on the Presidency once and for all.
Unlike US libertarians, they believe in national borders and oppose the free flow of labor.
LOL. The Establishment is desperate. They always demonize their opponents as Nazis.
No, you don’t want that. The Dems are trying to push us into proportional representation so that the liberal cities can lord it over the conservatives.
For the UK, that is pretty conservative.
One step at a time works too.
I meant that we need our own party
The icing on the cake is coming in the next six hours or so as the EU Parliament results will be announced.
UKIP will be up against all the other parties and is likely to finish first in seats and popular vote.
The Conservatives, like Republicans here do with us, spread fear that voting for UKIP (Third Party) would cause the Labour Party (Democrats) to win.
I MUST CORRECT MY PREVIOUS POST.
The icing on the cake comes when the EU Parliamentary election results come out on Sunday.
Be here Sunday afternoon for the results.
|labour:||English councils 27 +/- +2||Seats 621 Seats +/- +101|
|con:||English councils 16 +/- -8||Seats 544 Seats +/- -95|
|libdem:||English councils 2 +/- -1||Seats 178 Seats +/- -97|
|ukip:||English councils 0 +/- 0||Seats 87 Seats +/- +86|
|green:||English councils 0 +/- 0||Seats 4 Seats +/- +1|
|other:||English councils 0 +/- 0||Seats 39 Seats +/- +7|
|noc:||English councils 16 +/- +7||Seats N/A Seats +/- N/A|
I can’t disagree with anything on that list, can you?
green: English councils 0 +/- 0 Seats 4 Seats +/- +1
That must hurt.
That ‘libertarianism’ is essentially classical liberalism. Very much along the small-government, freedom-oriented activists here.
UKIP has been for increasing the UK’s defense budget, but not in favor of, for example, involvement in Syria.
“that must hurt”
Butt Hurt all round.
Now we wait for the EU election results; is Germany involved with this little revolution?
Is there a ground swell or is everything still ‘under contol’?
I expect they’ll continue to grow from here. I also expect there are a few British politicos looking into how Perot was convinced not to run.
Today is a great day for Britain.
The great British public has rejected the smear campaign by the main parties and the media.
UKIP has absolutely no links to Naziism, just to make that perfectly clear.