There is a good piece by Farage in today's DT. He is clearly trying to widen UKIP's appeal from disaffected right wing Tories to the poor indigenous population. "Even on the great immigration debate those in Westminster village cannot, do not and will not feel the impact of large numbers of low skilled migrants arriving here. Its great to have cheap help but not if you are from the sector of society used to provide the help." Its a point I have often made. These people have seen their wages driven down and have no one to speak for them now New Labour is pandering to the immigrant vote.
Jeff Randall made exactly the same point rather better in Monday's DT in his piece entitled 'Del Boy Blair peddles immigration myths'. Randall writes that big business support for the EU is nothing but naked self interest. Again its the argument I have been making for years and its the argument that can winn UKIP huge numbers of votes this week in Rotherham and Croydon I hope.
Randall finishes as always with a telling sound bite, "The impact of immigration on those living in the Cotswolds manor houses is clearly not the same as it is on minimum wage workers in Barking council flats. Tony Blair knows that but could not care less.
The first person to warn UKIP against becoming a Tory pressure group was its founder Alan Sked.
He is warning again against UKIP being infiltrated by Neanderthal Tories click on
The piece is headlined UKIP is morally dodgy and extraordinarily right wing. Farage has to correct this asap but with his association with nasty right wingers in the European Parliament it will be very difficult. You see that association generates extra loot and kudos for EUKIP and Nigel. To parody Marilyn Monroe's song a kiss on the cheek can be quite continental but Euros are an MEPs best friend.
So Nigel lets see you walk the walk on that one.