(Original post by aaronlowe)
Just want to hash it out. There must be some rational reason.
My dad and sister openly supported them (i don't live with them) and at first i thought it was absurd but here's why:
They both live in a shared house of around 10 strangers in London, with shared bathrooms etc. What happened recently is that a disabled romanian man took residence, someone who can barely walk without assistance and for some reason requires a potty to go to the loo. Upstairs, where my dad and sister are, there are two toilets, one with a shower and one with just a toilet and a very bad sink. So, the romanian guy (whom they refer to as "potty") does nothing. My sister says that when she leaves for work, he's downstairs watching tv. When she gets back from work 10 hours later, he's still there. He's incredibly inconsiderate by refusing to chip on the a cleaner every week, which is apparently the tradition in that house, and due to his need to use a potty for the loo, he has permanently placed his potty on the loo without the shower. So fine, right? Well, no, he never cleans the toilet; the bowl is apparently full of shiit and that no one upstairs dares to use it anymore and it was so bad that he clogged it up and now moved his potty into the bathroom with the shower, leaving a clogged up, filthy toilet behind. Outrage? sure. The landlady spoke to him and he was adamant that he didn't care. She threatened to kick him out and BOOM, he brings in the council and gets MORE benefits and now everyone in the house is stuck with him and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
There's so much more to this but this is the general gist.
Point is, i may not agree but i haven't one through these kind of things, living in rural norfolk (and when i did live in london, we had our own place). It's frustrating that my dad and sister knows that they pay tax so people like him can scavenge off the system and send money back home whilst doing nothing. To them, nigel farage is the most logical person in the universe.
I don't agree, but i don't understand their turmoil either and i think i can safely say that most UKIP haters will never experience this kind of situation either.
Now what do you think about this?