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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall. ‘We are now in with a realistic chance of breaking the political cartel in Westminster.’ [Image: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock].

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall. ‘We are now in with a realistic chance of breaking the political cartel in Westminster.’ [Image: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock].

Have a taste of this mockery of an article, by former Conservative MP, now UKIP MP, Douglas Carswell in The Guardian, of all places:

Having broken the UK’s political consensus over the European Union, we are now in with a realistic chance of breaking the political cartel in Westminster. With Paul Nuttall’s election as Ukip’s leader, many on the political left are at last waking up to the existential threat the party poses to Labour in its own backyard.

For years, Labour MPs scoffed at our determination to get Britain out of the EU. Many now realise we spoke for the majority of their own constituents. Labour strategists attempted to portray us as diehard Thatcherites. In reality, Ukip is often more in tune with the hopes and aspirations of ordinary Labour voters than their own party in Westminster.

Ukip’s strategy is now to go after once-safe Labour seats with a new unity of purpose.

A former Conservative thinks UKIP is in tune with Labour voters? That’s so ridiculous I can hardly bring myself to type the words.

Carswell – and his new leader Paul Nuttall – are living in a fantasy world if they think they can even touch Labour’s heartlands.

Labour has more than half a million members who are energised, enthusiastic and keen to spread a new kind of politics.

Nuttall couldn’t even manage 10,000 to vote for him in his crummy little single-issue party’s leadership election.

And he’s a former Tory – as is his party chairman and most of its leading lights.

And look at the kind of friends they have. Here’s a photo of Mr Nuttall cuddling up to the English Defence League’s Stockport area leader, Andy Edge:

The EDL's Andy Edge with Paul Nuttall of UKIP [Image: EDL News].

The EDL’s Andy Edge with Paul Nuttall of UKIP [Image: EDL News].

All fascists together?

UKIP won’t make any headway in Labour heartlands. Still, they might manage fractionally better than Labour, if that party decided to move in on UKIP heartlands – for the simple reason that UKIP doesn’t have any heartlands.

No doubt some Kipper will comment that I must be worried to have written at such length about these goons. Let them.

I am worried – but only that they will find people gullible enough to be fooled by this nonsense propaganda. With help from the BBC and the Guardian, no doubt – not to mention UKIP’s usual friends in the Mail and the Express. All are now right-wing news media so do not be fooled; they don’t have your best interests at heart.

Mostly, though, I thought Vox Political readers would enjoy a good belly-laugh at the expense of this silly gang of cut-price Mosleys and their new Fuhrer.

Source: Labour’s heartlands will turn to Ukip, and we will not fail them | Douglas Carswell | Opinion | The Guardian

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