UKIP if you want to, I’ll stay awake.

1 04 2015

It is said that the supporters of the UKIPs have grave concerns about the state of Great Britain, the greatest of all nations.

The out of touch commie scum in the media are compelled to interview the supporters of the UKIPs because they express their grave concerns in loud hectoring voices. The people of Great Britain, the greatest of all islands, are legally required to listen and solemnly respect these grave concerns.

We have to listen to the justifications of UKIPs support because it’s crystal clear that the EU and PC have ruined everything and that you definitely “can’t walk down the high street and hear English being spoken”. We literally cannot question the compelling paucity of evidence.

We have to respect the grave concerns of the supporters of the UKIPs because they’re alienated from politics and they’re worried by “stuff” and they have a vague dissatisfaction with “things”, blah, blah, blah, blah, bollocks BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BOLLOCKS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

On the other hand, why should we listen to the grave concerns and justifications of the legitimisers of the UKIPs? When you subject their thoughts to 10 milliseconds of less than forensic inspection they appear to be a collection of badly expressed prejudices. Why are we expected to not only tolerate but normalise badly expressed prejudice? The legitimisers of the UKIPs need to be challenged.

If we allow prejudice to dictate the outcome of the election we’ll end up with a collection of bigots, morons and quacks as our MPs. The UKIPs are little more than a League of Gentlemen sketch that’s too far fetched. They are so laughable it’s difficult to tell the difference between their policies and April Fools’ jokes.

“The UKIPs Don’t Want 16-Year-Olds To Vote In An EU Referendum Because Of Pro-EU Colouring Books”

I know from uncomfortable conversations that some people see them as a protest against “them bloody politicians in that London” but as Stewart Lee articulately explains, they are a risible vehicle of protest.

The UKIPs aren’t different from other politicians, even their “we’re different from the others” angle is the sort of trick a normal politician uses to find space in the political game.

It has been said that the worries expressed by the legitimisers of the UKIPs are the worries of the overlooked, and therefore “understandably” racist, working classes. This is not only completely false it is an insult to working class people.

Despite what some people may think working class people are not inherently racist. For example I come from a working class background and I never heard my parents scapegoat others. If there is strata of British society that’s least likely to be racist it is the working class. Working class people are more likely to come into contact with, and mix with, people from different backgrounds; working class people and immigrants have always lived in the same areas in the same relative poverty. This may be slightly simplistic but there’s more than a grain of truth in it.

To say that it’s fine to hear people justify their unmasked racism because it’s their nature is to encourage other people to speak in an unashamedly racist manner. There is nothing to be gained from hearing more unashamed racist language.

Insecurity is not a good enough justification for supporting the UKIPs either. Millions of people are worried about their jobs, both the public and private sectors are surrounded by a sense of insecurity. Scapegoating people will never lead to job security.

If people are looking for something to blame for our problems why don’t they look at the market economy? The market economy causes problems in most areas of our lives. It was the market economy that caused Labour’s economic problems before the 2010 election. It is the market economy that’s used as a justification for application of a pernicious Tory cure to “Labour’s mess”. It is a market economy that’s used as a justification for most things, from the level of footballers wages to the cost of train tickets and food, from the low pay levels of farmers to the closure of libraries.

The logic of the market economy causes job losses, stress and budget cuts but Cameron, Osborne and Clegg, like most governments, have refused to regulate it. Why aren’t we targeting the market economy? Why aren’t more people calling for something to be done about it?

The legitimisers of the UKIPs shouldn’t be granted an audience simply because they have an opinion. Would we listen to the people that tell us that they are voting a certain way because they truly believed the earth was flat and the sun orbited the earth? The legitimisers of the UKIPs need to be challenged.

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