June 7th, 2014

Quote of the Day

ConservativeHome editor Paul Goodman on UKIP

“Its poll ratings have regularly been coming in this year at a lot more than 10%. It is beginning to build a presence in local government. That the party collapses next spring looks a lot less likely than it coming in at over five per cent. If Farage’s real purpose is to take enough votes from the Tories to tip David Cameron out of Downing Street, and then screw concessions out of the demoralised Conservatives afterwards, then that dream is very much alive after last Thursday.”


  1. 1
    david lloyds bank says:

    …and ironically that might spark a liberal revival

  2. 2
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Don’t yeu just love it when all three major political parties are ‘fighting among themselves’ to proclaim that it is ‘they’ only who will lead the people to paradise.

    i am lovin watching them all each day, coming up with ever more fantastical and ludicrous B/S in their desperate attempts to conceal their ‘collective’ thieving from the British Public for at least the past 25 years.

    And as for the political press hound attack dogs … they’re becoming as desperate in their attempts to make out there is a jot of rice paper of difference between their tribalistic pumping [pimping more like – couldn’t resist the pun] out of political fairy tales 24/7.

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    Viperous Old Vince says:


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    progressive wanker says:

    Vote ukip get Labour.

  5. 5

    That won’t work anymore!

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Vote Cameron’s liberal conservative, get liebour.

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    Anonymous says:

    Are Cameron’s liberal conservatives prepared to take that risk? That’s up to you but ukip and their voters aren’t going away any time soon that’s for sure. Let’s see them put the effort that they put into Newark, into every tory seat at the next election, besides the ones they want to gain to get a majority! There is no way on this earth that Cameron will win a majority at the next election. Frightening us that milliband will get in just won’t work any more. If he does so be it.

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    MarkG says:

    What possible concessions could Farage get from a Conservative party on the opposition benches?

    A Labour victory in 2015 means another five years in which UKIP has nothing to offer anyone. Labour won’t do any kind of deal with UKIP, in or out of government, and the Conservatives would only consider it if it gave them a way to stay in power.

    Of course, one thing that a Labour victory would mean is no referendum on EU membership. Which, of course, is precisely what Farage wants. Because once we’ve had a referendum, whichever way it goes, UKIP’s raison d’etre ceases to exist. If the majority vote to stay in, then that’s settlted for a generation, and every other party will know that there’s nothing to gain from pandering to an exitist position. But if we all vote to leave, then UKIP’s task is achieved. Either way, who needs them?

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    Face Stomping Chianti Socialists till I'm Knee Deep says:

    Ukip is the new third force. The Eldee is kaput…I look forward to the GE….The marginal constituencies will herald the incumbency of a dozen plus MP`s…UKIP will have the Tories over a barrel….unless, of course, the Tories and labour form a coalition, which would not be surprising considering the stakes…

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    upon review – press hounds making out that there is a difference between the three tribes. in a hurry earlier on Sorry.

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    If labour win the election we will need UKIP more than ever, the so called Tory Eurosceptics have proved to be spineless , gutless lice who will not come out for UKIP whatever the circumstances, it seems that their precious careers or more important to them than the freedom and democracy they have sworn an oath to uphold.
    A real tory rebellion ,by this I mean resigning their seats en masse and standing as UKIP candidates is the only way out of the EU .

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    They are already in a coalition when it comes to the EU, it trumps all else !

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    MarkG says:

    Of course Tory Eurosceptics won’t come out for UKIP. That’s because they are Tory. And UKIP is not.

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    The destruction of our country at the hands of the EU collaborators ought to transcend their petty party loyalties !

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    Taxpayer says:

    Conservativehome are just flying the flag for Cameron’s high tax party so I prefer to ignore that site. If they want me back in the fold then cut my effing taxes.

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    Just say No says:

    Crap result for the Tories. This wasn’t Stalingrad even though it might be touted as having been. In reality, it was a “held” seat with a massive fall in majority. Anyone with a passing interest knows that with the limited resources in personnel by the GE, the Tories really are going to lose seats to UKIP -as will Labour.
    The Lib Dems won’t exist. It seems that with the Tory High Command knifing each other in public there is a booking for Mr Cameron to have his very own “bomb-under-the-table” moment within the next few weeks. Not so much men in grey suits but a line of people all carrying brief-cases variously ticking or emitting wisps of smoke!
    If the two major parties were capable of honesty, they would admit that this a situation where, after many years, there is a viable non-Westminster option where all the disaffected voters can go and kick the shit out of the main two parties with a clear conscience. Oh yes!
    This isn’t going to be a “free hit”, it should be calculated decision to kick out the complicit Euro-Party and get our Country back. It might be full of immigrants but we can turn the tap off. Nothing racist in just saying “No”.
    Just as Labour allowed uncontrolled immigration to rub “the Rights’ Nose” in ‘it’, then we can all vote UKIP and teach the Westminster bubble a lesson. They should consider themselves very lucky they get away alive.

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    Alas, Poor Albion says:

    Perfect! Since the purpose of voting UKIP is to put a rocket up the arses of the Conservatives, that would be the best result.

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    It's for you-hoo says:

    Regrettably very true. Not so much a visit for Mr Cameron from a Mr Stauffenberg, but a visit from a Mr Fawkes.

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    Alas, Poor Albion says:

    Voye for somebody, get somebody else. that’s how democracy works.

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    Orson cart says:

    You forget that Nigel was a Tory. he only left brcause of the way they were behaving. I suspect he would be glad to returt to traditional Tory values.

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    Ed Miliband says:

    Tho, you had a wefewendum within your gwathp, but pweferred to weturn a Labour government to enrich your communities and ensure that Euwope never gets a scare like 2014 again!

    Methinkth you pwotetht too much.

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    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Ed is Louise De Mentia sucking Ruperts cock or Arthur Siskinds cock?

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    Anonymous says:

    No, you’re wrong.

    Voting UKIP is not to put a rocket up their arse. The Conservatives don’t want to change, they see no need to change and are now in their natural liberal, slightly left of centre position.

    The Great British Public now vote UKIP, to get UKIP.

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    Anonymous says:

    We all know Tory MP’s will do anything to stay in power apart from tell the truth or leave the EU.

    Cameron is very simply a liar, who cannot be trusted. He will never leave the EU but will pretend he wants to in order to take your vote.

    Cameron is an arrogant Eton liar and cannot be trusted.

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    He saw the light .

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    David B says:

    The problem is that screwing concessions out of the opposition is liking winning the conference. It makes your supporters feel good but it means sweet FA because the big prize wining the premiership and that club won’t take any notice

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    Mike Mobious says:

    Saw the light?
    Headlight of the oncoming brutal reality train coming down his tunnel vision more like…

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    Mike Mobious says:

    A UKIP tail to wag a Tory dog.
    Demockracy isn’t working.

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    Nigel The Fud says:

    Baloney with macaroni. Newark played a good game. They sent a clear message to Europe but Nigel &co may have to wait a while before they impact on the G.E. The Tories should not under estimate the voters views on Europe.

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    Irony says:

    U-Kip impacting negatively on the General election results for the Tories would mean 5 years of MiliBalls and No referendum. U-kip strategy should be to target Labour and its anti referendum and endless immigration policies. It is a no brainer.

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