It’s actually a question asked by UKIP and its candidate Margot Parker – it’s a good question and the answer ‘No!’ is just about the only thing about which I am likely to agree with UKIP. Actually, not quite, as Nigel Farage is probably the most personable and amusing of all the party leaders. He isn’t a ‘posh boy without a clue’ like Cameron and his shadow Clegg, and he is a touch more personable than Ed Miliband (for whom I voted in the Labour leadership election). However, an amusing party leader is not quite a good enough reason to vote fo UKIP.
UKIP says it is a non-racist party, but the fact that it has to say it shows that there must be some doubts that they are trying to assuage. Apparently around 600,000 people are settling in the UK every year – that’s ten times the population of Corby. I’m surprised it’s so few! And I wish some of them were available to take my money to remove the asbestos roof from the shed at the bottom of the garden because I can’t find any of the 60 million ‘Brits’ who want to do it.
I know a bit about environmental issues and when I see quotes like this from UKIP’s Paul Nutter (I may have spelled that wrongly) then I know this is a party of misguided zealots for which I could never vote:
“I am looking forward to injecting a bit of realism into the sensationalist debate that goes on about environmental matters these days,” said the North West MEP.
“Now that the majority of people no longer support the EU, the pro-European politicians have cyincally jumped on the environmental bandwagon and are trying to us so-called man-made climate change as justification for their own existence.
“And this is despite the fact that the globe has actually showed a cooling trend since 2001.
“We are, of course, in favour of conserving the earth’s resources but the environment has become a political football with lobbyists in the background often throwing the ball.
“Inefficient wind turbines blighting our beauty spots and seascapes are a prime example of EU environmental nonsense.
I don’t trust David Cameron and I don’t trust UKIP either! I don’t totally trust the Labour Party, of which I am a member, either! But there is no doubt in my mind that Labour is the best bet for Corby and East Northants.
Vote for Andy Sawford!