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December 30, 2012

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saltire2016

Nigel doesn't seem to be wanting the Bulgarian vote and there is going to be lots of them.

Chris

Nigel Farage treats the electorate as intelligent individuals, unlike David Cameron, whose message was patronising and seemed to be full of platitudes.

jack c

I love the way that Farage says that relative poverty lines is a Cameron concept. Erm its also the international standard way of measuring poverty as well Nigel...

john parkes

Farage is a political opportunist of limited ability and little depth of knowledge. He is seizing the moment as have many demagogues in the past and the outcome has never been in the national interest of the countries concerned. He is fundamentally negative in his approach; being against so many things - and in favour of so little - appeals to the fears of some of the electorate who are looking for a way in which to register their protests.
To think that this superficial `chancer` might have a serious role to play in our national government reflects the frustration of those who can think of no more positive way to make a contribution to the common good.

john parkes

Farage is a political opportunist of limited ability and little depth of knowledge. He is seizing the moment as have many demagogues in the past and the outcome has never been in the national interest of the countries concerned. He is fundamentally negative in his approach; being against so many things - and in favour of so little - appeals to the fears of some of the electorate who are looking for a way in which to register their protests.
To think that this superficial `chancer` might have a serious role to play in our national government reflects the frustration of those who can think of no more positive way to make a contribution to the common good.

Edward Huxley

John Parkes can sneer as much as he likes and no doubt he agrees with Cameron`s "fruitcakes and racists" jibe about UKIP -I`m a UKIP man now, still a conservative but cannot vote for the present lot, like many others fed up with the LibLabCon lies and evasions by the 3 main parties.

Nigel Farage tells it like it is. Unlike John Parkes` idol Dave - a real "chancer" if ever I saw one. Paul Goodman has got it right in his Sunday Telegraph article "Sorry Dave, but the 2015 election is already lost"

Cameron, the one term prime minister (well, shared the job with Clegg) who never won an election. That will be his epitaph.

radsatser

Irony must be the flavour of the month. For John Parkes to claim Farage 'is a political opportunist of limited ability and little depth of knowledge' is pretty rich considering David Cameron wrote the rules for political opportunism, didn't know what Magna Carta meant, and thought the Americans were in WW2 from the beginning.

robertnow

Nigel Farage is a true patriot and the only hope for the 55 million people in England who are discriminated against by the unfair devolution and multIculturalism imposed on us by the previous New Labour Government.
David Cameron has decided to ignore the values and aspirations of the Conservative Membership and it is UKIP which offers the traditional Conservative policies without fear of the liberal left wing.

saltire2016

Farage is going to be an interesting footnote in politics. A sort of Golf club bar version of the SDP. He can point out all the problems but is powerless to do anything about them. He is unlikely to get any MPs and is never going to be in power.

Jimminy Wicket

Re; "Farage is a political opportunist of limited ability and little depth of knowledge."

Well John Parker, as you are an ardent supporter of Cameron you would know only too well an opportunist when you hear and see one. Having said that Nigel Farage is truthful, blunt and straight to the point.

Farage will also do great political damage to Cameron's Conservatives at the next EU elections, where, I predict UKIP will come first and foremost, as they deserve to!

Essexboy

As a Tory voter under the age of 30 I've decided to vote UKIP from now on. I don't care if Labour win the next GE, it won't make an ounce of difference if any of the three main parties end up in government, we'll up with the same policies either way. The worst and most likely scenario at the next election is that we'll end up with another stitch-up between the least hated of the three main parties and the most hated. Personally I believe the most logical coalition is a Lib-Lab-Con one, which would enable them to ram home their desired policies for Britain i.e. a European Union merger, higher levels of taxation for the middle-classes, turbo-welfarism, unlimited mass-immigration and legally enforced cultural marxism.
I would urge anybody who still clings on to the hope that the real Tory Party is somehow being held captive by Cameron and Liberal Democrats to acknowledge what you know deep down inside to be the truth. I voted Conservative in 2010 in the hope that they would begin the process of undoing what Labour had done in the 13 years previously. Instead the Tory party, with the help of the Lib-Dems, have accelerated their agenda and have in some areas done what New Labour themselves would have considered beyond the pale - and all this on top of an economy that is shot to pieces by continued excessive public spending (increasing in real terms over the course of the next parliament) funded by unsustainable borrowing.
I am no longer willing to pretend that the Conservative Party somehow represents people like me - it doesn't. So my f**k the lot of them, I don't care if Miliband and Balls end up in No. 10 & 11 in 2015, I'm voting for a platform that I agree with and can honestly say I support.

Michael mcgough

Farage will be here when Cameron becomes the footnote; the Tory leader who failed from the moment he formed a coalition.What a legacy though,a party still divided over the EU and now further divided by the imposition of Gay Maririage.

Robert DMML (in Oz)

In reply to 'john parkes': The "superficial chancer" refused the offer of a safe Tory seat made to him when Howard was leader of the Tory Party in 2005 and which meant that Farage would have to leave UKIP. The "superficial chancer" declined.
Your comment would make much more sense if it was commenced by the name Cameron.
" To think that this superficial `chancer` might have a serious role to play in our national government.....". Once again, imho, the chancer is Cameron, known by his works, to some, as as toxic Dave, europhile and facilitator for the Lib/Dims Green Impoverishment Party and the Christian meaning of marriage wrecker. A superficial coalition chancer if ever there was one. His father-in-law should be eternally grateful.

Dave Hollins MBA

"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer"

then I shall mock you as I and my mates dip our fingers into the European funds you object to contributing towards.

roymay

Cameron looking for face-saving miniscule tweaks to the EU budget so he can come back home looking as if he accomplished something.
Well I keep posting this because it will come true shortly,
Cameron WILL capitulate on the EU budget and British tax payers WILL stump up even more cash to the EU, There will of course be lots of posturing to give the impression that Cameron is dictating terms but its all bluster so dont be fooled.
Cameron has claimed that Villans will NOT get the vote but he is allready talking of a fudge and some convicts WILL get the vote, so its even more bluster. His ploy is to throw the issue into the long grass instead of telling the ECHR to get stuffed
Cameron will soon promise a referendum on the EU AFTER the next election and may well promise to put it into law. But there will be several caviates based on spurious renegotiations that will eventually deny an in/out referendum so do not fall for it.
Cameron is a dyed in the wool Europhile and whilst his Eton cabal run the Tory party you will NEVER get out of the EU. And we can now look forward to vast numbers of immigrants from Rumania and Bulgaria who wil be entitled to benefits, housing, education and health care all at our expense.
Remember this when your family allowance and disability is cut or granny has to sell her home

Edward Huxley

For newomers to the site Dave Hollins MBA (the letters mean Master of Business Administration) has more than once made sneering Nazi references on ConHome about Nigel Farage - who has a German wife!

Nigel Farage is a patriotic English man. Pity there aren`t more politicians like him.

john parkes

Well my post surely flushed out some of those who have been taken in by this posturing mountebank. The realty of the problems facing this country today and the chance that either Farage or UKIP are serious enough to recognise and take them on remove them from any future government equation here. "Oh well, we shall all vote UKIP at the Euro elections, so there!" And what does that prove, might I ask when it comes to dealing with the future of the continent next to which we live? We have seen how UKIP choose to operate at Brussels, the hallmark of which seems to be making fourth-form jibes about other MEPs` characters and politics. Take UKIP seriously? I fear that `Emperor` Farage has no clothes. The whole enterprise seems to be some sort of saloon-bar joke.

Essexboy

@Dave Hollins MBA 11:58PM - Do you think that by using the letters 'MBA' against your name it somehow dignifies your ridiculous and offensive post? What is a 'Master of Business Administration' anyway? Do you run a successful wealth-creating business that employs people and contributes to the wider economy? Or did you just 'study' such phenomenon at the Open University?

PS, Google Translate is great isn't it!

Matthew Reynolds

I think that in the local elections UKIP should just campaign quite simply saying The Big Three Parties will cut your council budgets but will not do a thing about waste in Brussels.

UKIP could pick up votes by saying that monies saved from leaving the EU could fund free social care for pensioners,an end to defence cuts,a citizenship pension & more grammar schools as well as subsidised private medical care for those who cannot afford private insurance.

On top of that a bonfire of QUANGOS should along with the end of most tax breaks could fund a massive reduction in income & corporate tax rates.A bonfire of red tape developed in the UK could along with an end to EU regulation cause a productivity surge thus ending the recession.

You could fund local councils via a locally administered Sales Tax to replace council tax,business rates and VAT thus being revenue neutral and pro-growth.

UKIP could offer such an agenda and win.The Big Three Parties are just variants on Dr Owen's SDP with nothing useful or distinctive to say.There is a gap in the market for a conservative party to speak up for the English who have seen powers moved to the EU and greater unfairness in the post devolution settlement.

Nigel Farage is a good man who tells it like it is and I respect him for that.EU membership has been a total disaster for the UK,enough is enough or to put it another way:'Better Off Out !'

If David Cameron is a Eurosceptic then why is his Cabinet stuffed with pro-EU wets with the likes of Redwood,Davis,Fox and others on the Backbench ?

ogga1

Reply john Parkes
Mr N Farage is a political opportunist,what then does he consider
Miliband,Clegg,and Cameron to be, besides dealers in treachery?

ogga1

Reply to j.Parkes
"WE have seen how UKIP operate in Brussels"
Did you also see how our current M.Ps operated in the H.O.C
bar, should be known as "the fight club"

G+P

Three pledges:

No Tax on the Minimum Wage (so presumably that’s a desire to push the personal allowance up to something like £12,000 or £13,000 rather than the £10,000 which the Government is targeting. Not sure that’s wise (I think taking large swathes of the electorate out of tax altogether might mean tax starts to be seen as something “other people” pay). But anyhow that is not a radically different policy to that of the Coalition.

Cutting red tape for small businesses, OK let’s see some specific proposals, if they are good then the Government will, I’m sure, adopt them.

Trade Deals with other countries (including leaving the EU if the EU won’t let us negotiate such deal) -> very sensible.

MartinW

What an excellent New Year's message, and who can argue against UKIP's policy on immigration and the EU? And Farage is correct about Cameron making noises about giving a referendum, but very unlikely to allow a free and fair one. In any case, he and the Conservatives will be out of office in 2015. I speak as a Conservative voter for forty years, but who voted UKIP for the first time in the recent by-election.

robertnow

The message from Nigel Farage covers many of the main issues facing our country rather than the hypocritical trivia from Milband and Cameron.
Control immigration, come out of the ECHR, come out of the EU, abort gay marriage legislation, support for the 4 million small businesses etc etc or alternatively vote for the Lib/Lab/Con parties without hope.

Roymay5

If I was a Tory MP, right now I would be planning my future after 2015. All of you must now realise that the very best you can hope for is a decade or two in opposition if you are lucky, However a large swathe of you will become unemployed so over the next couple of years you need to do some serious sucking up to those who may see fit to employ you. Pontificating about what needs to be done in order to win in 2015 is pie in the sky. Gay marrige, the EU, Immigration and the economy have already destroyed any glimmer of a victory that may have existed. Its time to wake up and smell the coffee. Political defeat is stareing you in the face.

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