UKIP – Carswell’s Desertion An Opportunity To Expand
While I welcomed Douglas Carswell’s courageous move to UKIP, and his principled readiness to put his new allegiance to a by-election vote…Good Morning, Britannia! Awake At Last! …it seems to me that his latest move, out of UKIP, shows less courage and much less principle.
There’s no sign that he’s prepared to face his electorate this time, on his ‘de-conversion.’But there’s no method available to voters to force him to behave honourably.
So let’s look at this development as an opportunity.
UKIP has long had a weirdo wing…
…swivel-eyed fans of ‘gay’ marriage and shilly-shalliers who won’t guarantee a referendum on capital punishment.
We even had a sensible councillor harassed by party HQ for speaking up against the iniquitous ‘diversity’ gestapo laws.
Donna Rachel Edmunds
…the party’s official response to a local newspaper interview given by Donna Rachel Edmunds, one of Ukip’s new councillors in Lewes, East Sussex, in which she argued — on perfectly sound libertarian principles — that businesses should be free to choose their customer base….Ukip’s chairman Steve Crowther described this as ‘beyond what is acceptable.’. http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/james-delingpole/9225161/
There’s been too much crawling to enemy ideologies.
Now is the time to create a clear-cut alternative to the rotten liberalism which permeates the British political elite.
UKIP performed heroically during the Brexit campaign, but has long recognised that a single-issue platform will not resonate in routine parliamentary or local elections.
Carswell’s exit should facilitate UKIP’s resurgence as a true nationalist party, adhering to true conservative values. Such an ideology is the essence of the noble cause called populism, which, after all, means nothing if not –
POWER TO THE PEOPLE!