Friday, July 31, 2015

I want the media to pay more attention to our legitimate representative in the EU parliament

"Farage is socially unacceptable to many of those Britons who might otherwise consider voting to leave the EU" burbles Iain Martin:  http://www.capx.co/shut-up-nigel-farage/

And yet in the 2014 EU elections UKIP won.  Won convincingly, won comprehensively, won coherently with a message everyone understood.  If the EU were already a federal state with one parliament the UKIP leader would be representing the former United Kingdom in that parliament.

In EU terms Nigel Farage IS our regional prime minister (or premier or prefect - whatever the regional leaders are going to be called).

I am not a member of UKIP.

But I welcome their existence.

Far from wanting Nigel Farage to shut up, I want the media to pay more attention to our legitimate representative in the EU parliament, entitled more than any other leader (certainly more than David Cameron) to speak on our collective behalf on EU issues particularly as they relate to the forthcoming referendum.

The person who needs to shut up is Douglas Carswell - he is the virus that has infected UKIP since his defection (roll on the day when he re-defects - except that we do not want him back in the Conservatives).

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