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    It seems to have Britain's interests at heart and advocates tougher immigration policies in the vein of Australia and the United States and whatnot and does away with all of that multiculturalism nonsense (whatever that is...).

    What do you think about UKIP?

    Will you be voting for them in 2015?
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    I have previously voted Conservative and before that I voted Labour. I will be voting UKIP for all Euro elections, I am unsure about the general election. I think tactical voting is anti-democratic and people who vote tactically should be ashamed of themselves

    I agree with UKIP fully on immigration and Europe
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    I agree, and I'll be voting for them in the next general election. Unfortunately you'll still get those blinded by the LibLabCon triumvirate, who have failed on several occasions.

    UKIP are the way forward.
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    because people have different political persuasions. I do expect UKIP to do well at the next General Election though, but this is largely contingent on the coming years for the coalition and how David Cameron approaches Europe/ if he calls a referendum before Parliament dissolves.
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    I will be voting for UKIP in all elections from now on because lets be honest none of the other three parties no matters what their policies never change anything or help British people. They have all had chances and done nothing. In answer to your question not everyone votes for UKIP because some are pro european (a very clear minority now)
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    Small state governance and incorrect assumptions about multicultarism and the effect of immigration on this country, not to mention countless false dichotomies regarding Europe as the source of British problems are not 'having British interests at heart'.
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    (Original post by FinnianC)
    Small state governance and incorrect assumptions about multicultarism and the effect of immigration on this country, not to mention countless false dichotomies regarding Europe as the source of British problems are not 'having British interests at heart'.
    and what are these incorrect assumptions and false dichotomies??? the majority of what is said about multiculturalism and immigration is 100% correct e.g. pressure in public resources such as the nhs, roads, unaffordable housing, loss of britishness, racial tension, mass unemployment. They are all the direct result of uncontrolled mass immigration
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    This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone shares your point of view.

    Even if I did agree with their views on immigration, the EU etc. (which I don't), their other policies are pretty horrific, a lot of people don't know this.
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    People don't all vote for UKIP because they are still seen as a single issue party and there are more important issues than Europe.
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    I wouldn't vote for UKIP for the simple reason that I disagree that Britain should leave the EU outright - the political side of the Union urgently needs reform and scaling back, but unfortunately no party seems to be offering a strong "pro-economic, anti-political" argument in favour of continued EU membership. Whilst UKIP may aspire to be the "Party of the Commonwealth", I'm not sure that we can isolate ourselves from the European marketplace and the opportunities that the EU provides.
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    (Original post by Eloquai)
    I wouldn't vote for UKIP for the simple reason that I disagree that Britain should leave the EU outright - the political side of the Union urgently needs reform and scaling back, but unfortunately no party seems to be offering a strong "pro-economic, anti-political" argument in favour of continued EU membership. Whilst UKIP may aspire to be the "Party of the Commonwealth", I'm not sure that we can isolate ourselves from the European marketplace and the opportunities that the EU provides.
    who says leaving the EU will make us isolated, the UK only needs one thing= free trade and the EU desperately needs that as well. Everything else the EU brings is irrelevant as long as we get a free trade agreement
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    (Original post by Eloquai)
    I wouldn't vote for UKIP for the simple reason that I disagree that Britain should leave the EU outright - the political side of the Union urgently needs reform and scaling back, but unfortunately no party seems to be offering a strong "pro-economic, anti-political" argument in favour of continued EU membership. Whilst UKIP may aspire to be the "Party of the Commonwealth", I'm not sure that we can isolate ourselves from the European marketplace and the opportunities that the EU provides.
    I disagree with the sentiment that leaving the EU will mean we will be isolated from the European marketplace.

    France and Germany are our biggest trading partners and they will remain our biggest trading partners long after we leave the EU
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    Whilst I agree with tighter immigration (I'd allow anyone in, but wouldn't pay anything out until they became a citizen, so they had to have a job) I don't agree with leaving the EU. I think there needs to be a drastic change in how much of a say they have in our legislation, but that it would be better achieved to maintain the trade links.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Whilst I agree with tighter immigration (I'd allow anyone in, but wouldn't pay anything out until they became a citizen, so they had to have a job) I don't agree with leaving the EU. I think there needs to be a drastic change in how much of a say they have in our legislation, but that it would be better achieved to maintain the trade links.
    I vote for green party personally but this is the exact same opinion I have on the EU matter. The trade links are important but I also think we need to have more control over the country we live in.
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    The problem is that in the 2015 general election a vote for UKIP will be a vote for Labour :rolleyes:
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    As someone said above, many of their policies are quite horrific and ill thought out. I think that there is a chance that they may perform quite well in the next general election, however I don't think it will be the breakthrough that some think it will be - even considering their bye election 'success'.

    When it comes to the general election, people vote for whoever they trust to do things like run the NHS, police etc. I am not convinced that when it comes to it people will trust a party which merely comes up with fictional scare stories about stuff like the EU and makes policy based on them.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Whilst I agree with tighter immigration (I'd allow anyone in, but wouldn't pay anything out until they became a citizen, so they had to have a job) I don't agree with leaving the EU. I think there needs to be a drastic change in how much of a say they have in our legislation, but that it would be better achieved to maintain the trade links.
    but there cannot be a change in how much say the EU has in our legislation, that is the problem
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    Asking this in a socialist dominated forum is probably not going to get you the answer you want
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    As someone said above, many of their policies are quite horrific and ill thought out. I think that there is a chance that they may perform quite well in the next general election, however I don't think it will be the breakthrough that some think it will be - even considering their bye election 'success'.

    When it comes to the general election, people vote for whoever they trust to do things like run the NHS, police etc. I am not convinced that when it comes to it people will trust a party which merely comes up with fictional scare stories about stuff like the EU and makes policy based on them.
    What policies are ill thought out ?

    What fictional scare stories ?
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    As someone said above, many of their policies are quite horrific and ill thought out. I think that there is a chance that they may perform quite well in the next general election, however I don't think it will be the breakthrough that some think it will be - even considering their bye election 'success'.

    When it comes to the general election, people vote for whoever they trust to do things like run the NHS, police etc. I am not convinced that when it comes to it people will trust a party which merely comes up with fictional scare stories about stuff like the EU and makes policy based on them.
    Which policies are horrific? Name them.
 
 
 
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