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Hooray Henry? Nigel Farage sends himself up - or perhaps he really is like this [Image: Independent].

Hooray Henry? Nigel Farage sends himself up – or perhaps he really is like this [Image: Independent].

Nigel Farage made his first major speech of 2015 today (Thursday, February 12) – and what a lot of dribble it was.

He reckons the other parties are afraid of UKIP holding the balance of power after the election – what, with a massive projected total of five seats? He might as well claim UKIP has the balance of power now, with its current total of two, that were stolen from the Tories.

Against this background, it seems appropriate to draw attention to an article on the CableStreetBulldog blog, that starts as follows:

Lately, we have been hearing a lot from farage and other toffs in his party harping on that ‘ukip are stealing working class, labour voters, as well as tories’, and indeed you do hear it often parroted by their supporters.

But what positive proposals has ukip come up with to support the average worker? Apart from their snake-oil ‘leave the EU’ line, I am unaware of ANY concrete proposals which, when compared to the other parties, would benefit the average worker!

The claim that ukip is supporting the working man is never qualified or explained, yet some people seem to be gobbling it up! The narrative seems to be;

“Ukip are the party of the working man”

“Why, what proposals do you have to better the average worker’s life?”

“Look at this pint! Look at this cigarette! You like pints and cigarettes and having a jolly good laugh don’t you? Now stop asking questions, you are spoiling the mood!”

The one token nod ukip seem to have given to an actual policy to help the working class would be the ‘no tax on the minimum wage’ idea. Unfortunately, even the most precursory of analysis, comparing the tax/wage policies of the five nationwide parties, reveals that ukip’s proposals represent the worst deal of all the parties for low-paid workers because, while they say they will not tax the minimum wage, they are also the only party with no proposal to increase it!

Read more on CableStreetBulldog.

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