TORY CONTEMPT FOR THE VOTING PUBLIC REVEALED AS UKIP SURGES IN THE POLLS – We British really are a resilient lot. For centuries we have stood apart from the rest of the world and even at a time ruled most of it.
We have a tendency to put up with an awful lot but what we refuse to be abused and when we are treated with utter contempt and continuously lied to we take umbrage and make a stand.
David Cameron and the Coalition Government were sent a message this week from the voting public and the message delivered was loud and crystal clear. The public have lost all faith in the Conservative Party and simply do not trust them or the Liberal Democrats to govern the UK for the benefit of the British people.
It appears that not a day goes by where Cameron isn’t either back-peddling or simply employing another one of his school chums. In fact I can’t even remember the last time Cameron actually achieved anything beneficial for the UK and its people.
There’s an old saying; and one which Cameron should have been advised to before he wheeled out Ken Clark to announce that the UKIP were a bunch of ‘fruitcakes’ and ‘closet racists’.
“Better to keep your mouth shut and be presumed a fool, than open it and remove doubt.”
I guess Cameron is seriously questioning his judgment on letting Clark off his leash and that this act will probably cost him the 2015 General Election. No doubt he’s already called a high level meeting and it’s likely the talk will not be how they can deliver what the public wants but rather how they will fair if the UKIP storm to power and pull out of the EU. This will certainly scupper their dreams of a nice cushy job in the EU with all its trappings of expense accounts and platinum pensions.
From the infographic above, it is clear that Cameron and his Coalition were truly humiliated with a loss of 335 councillors, however according to the Tories the defeat was not that bad as they felt that a lot more seats would have been lost.
Of course Cameron and his merry band also announced their delight that Labour failed to pick up seats that were lost in the 2009 local elections.
Whatever spin Cameron wants to put on this the message remains crystal clear that the public are tired of their empty pledges, their hollow rhetoric and their lack of ability to tackle any of the real issues, such as immigration, that the UK faces today.
Voting UKIP in the local elections for many was seen as a ‘no-brainer’. The alternatives were the ineffectual Tories, the Unionist Labour Party and finally the Liberal Democrats who have never been able to decide which side of the fence they want to be on.
The situation now of course still doesn’t provide the public with any real solutions. If the General Elections are reflected in the Local Elections we could end up with another Coalition Government but this time with Tory and UKIP. Once again, as we continuously see with the current coalition neither will be able to agree and policies, such providing a referendum on Europe will likely be suffocated in the House of Commons through indecision and opposition.
While I, and many other news sites, have been berating Cameron for his ineptness and outright stupidity for attacking the UKIP with school ground name calling the question as to how the public will vote in the 2015 General Election remains.
Even Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, has openly acknowledged that it is unlikely that the UKIP will see victory and that if this is the case then the only sensible option for the country is to vote Tory.
Maybe Cameron could do a far more effective job if it was able tear the monkey from its back and if the Local Elections are anything to go by it is unlikely that the Liberal Democrats will witness many people placing their X in the Lib Dem box.
The ball is very much in the Tory park and unless they make positive moves now and show the public that they are ‘in touch’ and that they are capable of leading Britain out of the mess it is currently in then they simply cannot expect the British public to support their candidacy to form the next Government.
Do you think the public sent a clear message to the Tories or do you feel this was all a ‘flash in the pan’ for the UKIP? Have your say… leave your comments below.