Britain’s mainstream political parties all look set to offer a very similar menu at the next election. It will be the political equivalent of spam with beans, spam with greens or spam with lentils.
I have been saying this for sometime; I'm glad that Tim has caught up. Of course, there are other options; and of those options, one party has politicians elected to a senior levels, albeit in the European Parliament.
If voters reject the idea that climate change is public enemy No 1, they have no political party to represent their views.
Apart from UKIP.
No opposition leader stood for religious freedom during last week’s dispute between the Catholic Church and Labour.
Apart from UKIP.
Think of grammar schools, capital punishment, the monarchy, private healthcare or membership of the EU. On issue after issue the main parties are afraid to offer real choices.
Except, of course, UKIP.
This diet of political spam has encouraged many voters to support smaller parties or to stay at home. A recent poll found 36 per cent in the “none of the above” camp.
Which rather indicates that there is a potential 36% of the electorate which UKIP could tap: it just needs to get its message across.
David had a sling to kill the oppressive giant of his time. The “none of the above” party has the internet to end the dominance of today’s political goliaths.
And, unfortunately, the most viable of those parties, UKIP, simply isn't using the medium properly; it is time that they woke up and started taking advice from those who understand the medium or else they are going to lose a big opportunity.
Because the fact is that whilst the big parties are all offering spam (or, in the case of the Tories, Spam), UKIP are able to provide an alternative. But why?
It's simple: when 80% of our legislation comes from an unelected foreign bureaucracy which the three main parties all support, how can they possibly offer real alternatives? They can only ever put forward different policies within the very limited wiggle-room that the EU leaves us.
UKIP want to leave the EU, and so are not bound by its strictures or vision; hence the fact that UKIP really can offer alternatives. So, you want a country that we ourselves rule; you want lower and simpler taxes and small government; you want selection in schools; you want an alternative?
The message is simple: vote UKIP. And remember, Tim Montgomerie says you should...