UKIP the euro sceptic UK Independence Party won over 140 local government seats in the 2 may 2013.
The euro sceptic United Kingdom Independence Party won over 140 local government seats in the may 2013 elections. This is quite a result for a small political party. Why are the people of the Uk turning to ukip in their thousands....?
A lot of the voters who turned to UKIP in my area are disaffected Conservatives, who don't believe in Cameron's government and what they stand for. Nigel Farage (UKIP leader), has also declared himself as a strict 'Thatcherite' - he joined the Conservatives while she was leader, but soon after she stopped, he left. Many of Thatcher's supporters are enticed by his policies, so I think that could have been a big draw.
To be blunt, the Conservative party isn't quite right-wing enough for some of the racist, homophobic nutbags living in England. Since the BNP is social anathema, they flock to UKIP instead. I applaud it actually because it means our democracy is working. If Britain becomes a two-party system like America, democracy will become just as dead here as it is over there.
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