In case anyone is wondering, I’m still a supporter of UKIP. The reason I don’t mention them much, while I mention Farage a lot now, is simply because UKIP have disappeared off the radar, while the Brexit Party have taken the country by storm.
This is very unfair on UKIP, who have been stitched up by the media just because they dare to question the wisdom of so much Islamic immigration. Farage has been, you will notice, very careful not to be too anti-PC, because he knows that the media – even the supposedly right-wing media – can try to run him out of town if he so much as mentions the word ‘Muslim’. Farage has always been more mainstream that the media portrays him as, and he’s even more mainstream now. He realises that has to be to get anywhere. UKIP, to their credit, have been more honest, and look where it got them.
Yes, I know UKIP have done themselves no favours with their comical in-fighting, and their fallout with Farage (and I realise that they have a legitimate beef with Farage, who has long been accused by many people of screwing over anyone in UKIP who was a threat to his power). But all political parties are like that. UKIP isn’t that different, so that doesn’t explain why they’ve become invisible.
And I know that the quality of their candidates was sometimes terrible – God knows some of the local UKIP candidates in my area over the years were an embarrassment. (It’s noticeable that the Brexit Party, so far at least, has worked hard to get presentable people on board.)
But the real reason UKIP are polling so low when Brexit is such a major issue is because the media and the Establishment have done their best to bury the party, especially since Tommy Robinson, who they fear, and lie about constantly, became involved.
So I do apologise to any UKIP supporters who may be reading this, there’s nothing I can do about what has happened, but as it has happened the only thing that can currently be done is to vote Brexit Party for now, and keep fighting. As I said the other day, British voters usually vote for the party on their side that they know everyone else on their side is going to vote for, in order that the vote on that side is not split, and that means Brexiteers, conservatives and libertarians must now vote Brexit Party in order to destroy the Conservatives.
Update: For the local elections tomorrow, though, if you’re voting, vote UKIP where you can (I’m assuming the Brexit Party is not running any local council candidates).