hybrid theorist wrote:ThornDavis wrote:Black Wizard wrote:Tony Blair would probably support an illegal invasion of UKIP headquarters.
As would most sane folk, surely.
I don't understand why some folk are so rabidly anti UKIP.
Well, I do, but I can't understand why they don't feel the same about a lot of other stuff.
I had a friend I didn't know even cared about politics saying she's deleted people from her facebook for voting UKIP.
But not the bedroom tax Tories, tuition fee liars Lib Dems, or illegal war Labour.
FWIW, pretty much everyone I know was frothing at the mouth at all those things, too. I mean a few million people marched on London over the illegal war, and it would have cost Blair the election if he'd had remotely credible opposition. One friend of mine who used to work for the Lib Dems press office was completely mortified by Clegg's volte-face - it destroyed the party in his eyes in much the same way as discovering a beloved spouse was cheating on you. Then only time I've ever seen it defended was by a friend who works at Imperial, who pointed out that Clegg would never have made the promise if he'd seen the figures. It was something that just couldn't be done.
So it's not like anyone got a free pass on those things. But with UKIP, it's like all their ideas and policies fall into one or more of those categories - jingoistic, bullying, or a fatuous easy answer that would be unworkable in reality.