Wednesday, 9 March 2011

As Heffer, he is so right!

Simon Heffer in today's Daily Telegraph:
"Ukip's raison d'être is opposition to our membership of the European Union. However, it is also a party that believes in a small state, tax cuts, welfare reform, strong defence, grammar schools and strict non-racial controls on immigration. In short, it is remarkably like the Conservative Party used to be in the days when it won elections outright. No wonder that Ukip is so appealing to voters who have seen a Conservative-led government for the last 10 months, and who voted Conservative, but now wonder why."
Perhaps if UKIP promoted those policies and then, as a footnote, explained that to implement them fully it would entail cancelling our membership of the European Union, their support would grow to a level beyond even their wildest dreams. 

Update: Have just noticed this 'alternative' take on ConHome.

"Way to go", Nigel?


Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont said...

Yes, they appear awfully one issue at the moment.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

AF-B: Yup, have been trying to get a change of direction for yonks. Unfortunately, albeit ex-Chair of Witney, it appears no-one wishes to listen........(which is the reason I am x-chair!)