TORIES COULD BE FORCED INTO A PACT WITH UKIP – Just when David Cameron thought it couldn’t get any worse latest poll figures are suggesting the Labour could win a 60 seat majority in the next General Election.
There surely is little doubt that the British public has become disenfranchised with the current Tory and Lib Dem coalition and the Tory Party forming such an alliance could well be the catalyst for another Labour Party victory.
Considering the amount of damaged the last Labour Government did to Britain it might appear madness that the electorate would even consider voting them back into power and yet this clearly shows such how little they trust the Tories or the Liberal Democrats.
For me such a decision is no more appealing than trying to extinguish a fire using gasoline and yet there is no way I could, in all good conscience, vote for the Tories or Lib Dems.
The issue I have, and many like me, is that of trust; how many promises has David Cameron given and how many times has he lied to us? Let me count the ways… in fact there are simply too many and if I were to create a list of the lies I would be sitting here pounding the keyboard until the cows came home.
So what is the alternative? According to party insiders the only way to stave off a Labour victory is to sign a pact with UKIP. Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, has already indicated that he would join the Tory party – but only if they sacked David Cameron.
No doubt David Cameron must be reeling inside at such a prospect for here is a man that once referred to UKIP as a bunch of ‘fruitcakes’ and ‘closet racists’; it’s not exactly a healthy start to any possible coalition.
Ed Miliband certainly has been put through the mill of late with calls for his resignation but despite this Lord Ashcroft found that a recent poll is suggesting that he has a healthy lead in 32 of the key seats – a result that clearly puts the Tories in a tight spot.
Of course this gain is not attributed to just the Labour party’s perception by the public of being a credible alternative but rather by the rise of UKIP since the 2010 Election and as the Tory party continues to snub the electorates’ call for change, Mr. Cameron has literally spoon fed voters to UKIP.
Could we see another coalition government in 2015 – this time with the Tories and UKIP? It is of course possible but whether such a coalition would prove beneficial to Britain and the British public is highly questionable.
We have just had years of a coalition government and it should be clear to the voters that such an alliance has not been beneficial – there are simply too many conflicting ideologies in how Britain should be managed and in the process little has been achieved.
The poll does suggest that an alliance between the Tory Party and UKIP could be the only way the Tories will be brought back into power and MPs are urging the Prime Minister to consider running a joint campaign with UKIP.
The question is does UKIP want or need such an alliance? Nigel Farage is realistic enough to know that unless something disastrous happens between now and 2015 that would result in a massive electoral swing then it is unlikely that UKIP would secure enough votes and therefore seats to form a majority government.
The British public is fully aware that Britain needs a change but its unlikely, come polling day, they will have the courage to vote in a political entity that has never been tested.
If such a coalition was to be formed and it was successful then we would see yet another 4 years of Mr. Cameron as the captain of the ship – that is if the party doesn’t force him to step down.
Such a move would then put UKIP in exactly the same position as the Liberal Democrats with almost no say over public policy which will result in Nigel Farage having to simply use his powers to veto anything he disagrees with – it’s exactly what Nick Clegg has been doing since the unholy alliance in 2010.
This could, as it has done with the Lib Dems, cause irreparable damage to the reputation of UKIP.
Another solution for UKIP is of course to ride it out, lose the next general election and let Labour, if they succeed to power, make a complete and utter mess of things; as they did previously.
This could put UKIP in a stronger position for the 2021 general election; unless the Tory Party can make considerable advancements and woo back the voter.
UKIP is currently perceived as ‘speaking the voice of the people’ and this alone could grow its popularity and support from the public; maybe, just maybe, UKIP won’t need an alliance come 2015.