Reports of Their Demise

25 01 2017

Stoke-on-Trent, England

Greatly exaggerated.

The conventional wisdom after Brexit is that the UKIP’s successful political crusade, the raison d’etre of the whole party, would make the party redundant, it would be a victim of its success.

You’ll remember I predicted after Brexit that TPTB would delay, stall and distract until enough people took their eyes off the ball such that nobody would be angry when the formal Brexit procedures never took place, a much easier row to hoe for Remain after the British Supreme Court’s ruling this week.

What I think this means is that if UKIP is still viable and in fact gaining steam, enough to pick off a pretty solid Labour constituency, then enough British voters have made the scam.

An older piece of conventional wisdom about UKIP, which had already been destroyed in the May 2015 country-wide Parliamentary elections, is about to be wrecked asunder even further:  As you can read, the polling suggests that 81% of people who will vote UKIP and Paul Nuttall are former Labour voters.  The old conventional wisdom was that UKIP only bottom fed off the Tories.  What 2015 showed us is that UKIP can and does bleed off of any other established party, because then, it bled off of Tories, Labour and even the Liberal Democrats (remember them?).




One response

25 01 2017
John Vawter

Maybe with the BNP in disarray, disaffected Labour voters who loathe Jeremy Corbin are being courted by UKIP…

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