IS UKIP AN EXTREMIST AND RACIST POLICITAL PARTY – UKIPs founder, Professor Alan Sked has now left UKIP to set up his own political party ‘New Deal’ as he feels that UKIP has become an extremist party with highly racist overtones.
In an interview Professor Sked stated that he hoped ‘New Deal’ would be a step away from Nigel Farage and support minorities and immigration with a more measured and pragmatic approach; he also hopes to contend for the Doncaster seat that is currently held by Labour leader Ed Miliband in the 2015 General Election.
No one can doubt that UKIP have been embroiled in a number of incidences where their actions, or rather the actions of a few UKIP members, could be deemed racist.
The latest debacle was over Godfrey Bloom’s Bongo Bongo remark over Africa receiving foreign aid. Mr. Bloom was however prepared to defend and explain his position on a Channel 4 interview however interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy refused to allow Mr. Bloom to explain his remarks in full; many viewers saw this a little more than a character assassination attempt by Channel 4.
At meebal.com we were pretty shocked that Krishnan Guru-Murthy didn’t allow Mr. Bloom to provide a full explanation and therefore contacted Mr. Bloom for a full account of what he intended to say. See the link below for Mr. Bloom’s full views on foreign aid.
Of course it’s not just Mr. Bloom who has been accused of being an extremist or a racist. According to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Ken Clarke, Minister without portfolio; UKIP, including its leader Nigel Farage are all a bunch of fruitcakes and closet racists.
There have been other notable instances where comments and even gestures have been vilified by the press at being racists, including Alex Wood who was accused of giving a Nazi salute. Mr. Wood was thereafter removed from the party on the orders of Mr. Farage.
There are a number of polls which suggests that UKIP now holds anything from 14 to 19 per cent of the UK vote but if we take the lower end of the figure at 14 percent, then according to some reports that makes 14 per cent of the country extremists and racists.
If this is the case then the only area we can look at to make any sense of such a notion would be immigration. According to the Government, Britain is a multicultural cohesive society; unfortunately that’s not exactly accurate.
A recent investigation into ethnic minorities in Britain clearly showed that societies have become largely segregated. This segregation is attributed to differing cultures and religious beliefs whereby opposing viewpoints feel they are not able to create a cohesive community.
In relation to these facts then it could be construed that Britain is becoming less tolerant and therefore racist.
If this is in fact true then why do we feel this way towards others and who is to blame? The answer to that lies directly at the foot of Parliament. It was after all the Labour Government who introduced the Borders Act 2008 which opened the doors of immigration to anyone and the current Government, unable to tackle the problem effectively due to not wanting to appear racist, simply took the doors off their hinges altogether.
Unfortunately immigration is only part of the issue: In 1998 Parliament enacted the Human Rights Act. This, as we have seen over the years, has prevented Britain from deporting criminals or even preventing them from arriving here in the first place.
Let’s be sensible about this… when a Government creates a set of laws that basically forces it’s people to care for every freeloader and criminal in the world is it really surprising that the people will look upon them with disdain; even hatred?
There is a lot of talk presently about UKIP and how it is perceived but I strongly suspect much of this is media spun by politician aides; we are after all approaching the 2015 General Election and history tells us that a lot of dirty laundry is about be hung out to dry.
Sometimes to put out a fire takes extreme measures. Look at how an oil well fire is extinguished; for it is not water but an explosion that is the only thing capable of handling such an incident.
There is little doubt that Britain needs change and some might say that UKIP is feeding off the desperation and with hints of extremism and even racism they are winning more votes.
Personally I don’t think UKIP is any more extreme or racist than of those in the Conservative Party, Labour Party or Liberal Democrat Party for there will always be a few with their own views, outside party indoctrination, that are personal and may be considered wrong in a modern society.
Maybe it is time that Britain took an extreme view and closed the border. Maybe is it time to pull out of Europe. Maybe it is time to systematically deport all those that do not belong in Britain, such as the freeloaders and criminals.
Maybe will course be determined by the vote of the British people; but I doubt very much that UKIP is either as extreme or as racist as some other political parties would like them made out to be and it is of course an easy way to discredit another organization.