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Post  News Hawk on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:46 pm



"...The often stale British political system is being rocked by its very own Tea Party.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP), formed in 1993, has built up steam in recent years and is spearheading a seismic shift in the British political spectrum.

In this year’s local elections – the British version of midterms -- UKIP took a stunning 23 percent of the vote, up from the 3.1 percent they won in the 2010 national election. 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.

“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.”


Farage has good reason to be confident of UKIP’s potential. Since he took the party's helm for a second time in 2010, the party has been revitalized, capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the Conservative Party’s shift to the center under current Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron has radically overhauled the “Tories,”...[which] 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. UKIP look likely to make significant inroads in the next general election in 2015, possibly snatching seats away from the main parties.

“UKIP will do well in the 2014 European elections. They may even win them in terms of the popular vote. This will increase the pressure on the Conservatives.”

oth the Tories and Labour have been shaken into action, adopting tougher lines on immigration and Europe, with the euro-friendly Prime Minister Cameron promising a 2017 referendum on E.U. membership if he is still Prime Minister.

As a right-wing libertarian, populist movement, there are many comparisons to be drawn with the Tea Party, yet Farage argues that there are differences too, particularly that UKIP wants to take votes away from the Tories, not to reform them.

It is here that could make them bigger in Britain than the Tea Party in America – [b]UKIP is making inroads as a party, not just through individual candidates
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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/04/britain-version-tea-party-rocks-political-system-across-pond/

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Post  WHL on Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:08 pm

All the Socialist European countries have found out Socialism isn't working.
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Post  News Hawk on Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:30 pm

WHL wrote:All the Socialist European countries have found out Socialism isn't working.

How could it work, when Democrats are strangling The Golden Goose?

When you've killed The Golden Goose, you have a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in complete downfall.

We didn't learn anything from The Luxury Tax FAILURE?

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:35 pm

Yawn!!  Sleep 
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Post  Anti Federalist on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:44 am

As a right-wing libertarian, populist movement, there are many comparisons to be drawn with the Tea Party, yet Farage argues that there are differences too, particularly that UKIP wants to take votes away from the Tories, not to reform them."

Something that freedom folks here should learn, and stop being duped and played for chumps by the GOP.

The GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs.
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Post  News Hawk on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:27 am

[quote="Anti Federalist"]
"...The GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs..."

When America was offered "A choice, not an echo", we got President Johnson (D) instead—who started this country on the long slide to Socialism—while simultaneously mismanaging the Vietnam War.

 Mad 

(Which has this country accustomed to losing the wars which we chose to enter with the best of intentions).

 Sad 

Like Harry Truman (D), the Progs don't talk about President Johnson (D)—either.

 Exclamation 

President Johnson also famously failed the Democrats in opposing the Republican's Civil Rights Act—which he did eventually sign into law.

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Post  fshnski on Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:32 am

The Democrats accept everything they don't want to change because they take the easy way out.

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