Thursday, 18 December 2014

UKIP is on the way down

I have not long returned from my winter cruise ship break. I was largely out of touch for the period 2nd to 16th December but the political news that did come through about UKIP was very negative. Farage upsets breast feeding mothers. Farage blames immigrants for being held up on the M4 going to a meeting. UKIP official accused by female candidate of trying to bed her. UKIP candidate in race row rant. The scorned Mrs Hamilton tweets,  a “cryptic” message warning of a “spy in the camp” hours before the man who replaced her husband as Ukip’s candidate in a key seat was forced to stand down over a bigoted rant plus "watching people dig their own graves is rather fun…"

Worse, Nigel Farage has been likened to Jesus by Ukip's Commonwealth spokesman, Winston McKenzie. The Eurosceptic "army" was behind their leader, who can "do no wrong". 

"Jesus was one man, we're his army. Farage is one man, and we’re his army and that's what it's all about", he says. "Farage is like (non-stick) Teflon – he can do no wrong. Everywhere he goes, it doesn't matter what he says or does - he gets away with it".
This must be having an efffect in the polls. Richard North today did the same:

"we see today a Guardian/ICM poll which puts Ukip on 14 percent, down from the heady heights of 19-20 percent it was getting in October/November. 

The latest YouGov poll poll has 16 percent – up from 14 percent over the weekend, but again down from the peaks it was getting earlier."

The latest IPSOS Mori poll after the RN blog confirms this:

The wheels are coming off. UKIP support has lost 6 points since I went on holiday from 20% to around 14 % 

I don't care what happens to UKIP. A party whose leaders Farage and Johny come lately Helmer take the EU 30 pieces of silver against the vote of their members deserves a good kicking come May. I want to get my country out of the EU. UKIP will never achieve that with Farage as leader. For the sake of our cause Farage has to be got rid of and the anti EU argument pre May articulated by Carswell & Congdon.

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