- Sat May 05, 2012 6:18 pm
But Emmett, you don't really 'support' UKIP. You just mouth off about them.
That would involve years of knocking on doors, canvassing and engaging with people. A lot of reading of political history and even political theory, knowledge of the basis of democracy in this and other countries. It would involve a range of policies that actually engage with peoples' needs and might offer some of them a better life, rather than just hankering for a fantasy past that never really existed.
UKIP have one (at least) thing in common with the EDL. You think you can roll up with a few soundbites and spout in a church hall in the Home Counties like Mr Thirsty does and that people will somehow decide to give you a mandate for some unspecified programme that has mostly already been rejected. It's wishful thinking unless you do some work, create an infrastructure, get into local politics (and get more than 7% of the vote) and actually make a difference. Pure astroturf.
How much canvassing and leafletting did UKIP do in the latest elections? How much did you personally do?
You don't win elections by trolling and tweeting.
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How soon we forget.