I never wanted to write a blog, honestly the thought fills me with dread – atrocious spelling and a lack of grammar for all to see. But here we are two in one day. This morning I wrote a piece about UKIP failing to deal with those who whether, mistakenly or not, are attracted to something in the parties message. I asked the question a fairly simple question –
Why does no one in UKIP question the motivation of those who are openly racist and yet support the party?
The response I got was sadly to be expected.
The first was the that picture .. You know the one I don’t need to post it. .. It’s the one of the Croydon UKIP team
By claiming racism I am intellectually bankrupt!
I am ignoring all other problems of racism around the world .. How about South Africa (relevance to discussion on UKIP anyone)
(Although to be fair any conversation with Jwales is always shrill)
I am ignoring racism in other parties .. The frequently quoted ex BNP member of the Labour Party is then thrown out for consideration .. Still waiting for an example of a racist comment made by said person since joining Labour Party.
I am confusing concerns about immigration with racism .. NOPE I am happy for their to be a discussion about immigration. I do not want open borders .. I have NEVER called anyone racist for simply wanting to control immigration.
And finally I want an Authoritarian solution .. I want to decide how people can vote!
Sad to say as yet no one from UKIP had read the blog and said they would be prepared to challenge those views shown.
I am sure there will be some who will say I misrepresented their words … You can check TIme Lines for context
If you tweet a statement .. You are looking for a reaction and should expect that will be one