Tuesday, March 09, 2010

UKIP News review

Yes yes, I know I have been remiss, but I will see if I can pick things up from here.

UKIP nationally,

Nothing to report from yesterday ref UKIP itself though (see below) a couple of issues that we should be getting stuck into.

UKIP Locally

We have a new candidate in Hove, so welcome and good luck Paul Perrin.
Meanwhile, Graham Eardley is interviewed in Watford talking about the NHS, public sector strikes and the Burka ban.
The Evening Standard last night piled on the agony for Cameron as it continues the Tebbit story. The question lies, is that as far as Lord Tebbit will go? Does Cameron risk threatening him with expulsion, and if he does will it show him as strong, or will it show up how little care there is in the Tory party for the modernisers? This story is also picked up in the New Statesman

And yet Tebbit's apparent preference for UKIP's man rather than the modernising
Bercow, does speak to large sections of the Conservative Party. And not just the
For starters - as our political correspondent James Macintyre reported earlier this year - there's a small right-wing parliamentary cabal actively plotting to oust Bercow.
Moreover, wannabe Conservative MPs remain dogmatically Eurosceptic. Take this finding from the recent New Statesman/ComRes poll of 101 prospective Parliamentary candidates:
Seventy-two per cent agree that as a matter of priority, Britain needs a fundamental renegotiation of its relationship with the European Union.
Despite Cameron's post-"cast iron guarantee" words on the Lisbon Treaty, it is fanciful to believe that the Tory leadership shares the view that renegotiation is a "matter of priority".
The grassroots has just scored a notable victory - Conservative Central HQ has acceded to its wishes and approved strong immigration messages for campaigning in marginal seats.
As the opinion polls narrow, will the calls from Tebbit and co prove equally irresistible?
Good question.
Thre story also makes it to Southport.
And it seems that Nigel Farage enjoyed his time in St Albans,
UKIP's policy on Climate gets an airing in Runcorn via Paul Nuttall.

Other stuff
The opinion poll in the Express on immigration makes some headlines. It appewars that nobody trusts anybody to be able to deal with immigtration. That is hardly a surprise seeing as we have given up control of our borders to the EU.
Would more people support the UKIP policy on immigration is they knew about it? Undoubtably, but can we get the message out there? Well that is our job.
The Express also takes issue with the plans to chip and charge dog owners, an invidious piece of anti-people legislation if I ever saw one. Big Brother Watch is on the case.

The Times poll about marginal seats makes interesting reading with others rising in merely one one month from 6.5% to 10.1%.

Richard North takes up the point,
What the polls cannot measure very easily – if at all – is the UKIP effect, where very small numbers of voters can exercise a highly localised effect and rob candidates of seats they might otherwise have won.Publicly at least, the main parties and all of the MSM pundits are ignoring this phenomenon, yet it was real enough in 2005, when I ventured the view that it could cost the Tories this election. It may not. As polling day draws close, the "tiddlers" could be caught in the classic two-party squeeze as sentiment polarises. But, given the current anti-politician sentiment and Cameron's
lacklustre performance, it would be unwise to bet on it.

Not so 'very small' if some of the polls are telling it as it is.

1 comment:

pop said...

Thank you for your support!

It is a bit of a late start, so any links to the website will be much appreciated !!