Friday, 23 May 2014

A beautiful dawn

No, I didn't stay up all night, but what with Radio 4 taking over the World Service and the summaries on the news sites, it's pretty clear what's been happening. Grant Shapps has vowed that there will be no pact between UKIP and the Conservatives for the 2015 election, but voters have made him eat his words at Council level as Tories have lost control of key Councils and will need to work with new UKIP Councillors to govern. That will mean at least some cabinet-level jobs for UKIP Councillors - and a training-ground for future UKIP MPs. I suppose the one comfort is that Cameron has promised there will be no pacts with UKIP, making such pacts a virtual certainty. 

I remember my first term at mining school in Doncaster asking a pub landlady for a roll and just for a second she thought I was making an indecent proposal before pointing me to a selection of cobs. I soon learned to call cabs taxis, and generally got things right except for one night at Donny's only nightclub, Juliets (no apostraphe) when I approached a lass who looked 100% home counties, all gymkhanas, teeth and poise - for her to respond in pure south Yorkshire "Is thy not whaerm? I'm fair sweating, me". I offer the foregoing to explain that I understand fully why uber-geek Miliband cannot connect with Labour voters north of Stamford. Labour is the London party that screwed the economy and flooded Britain with immigrants. And for anyone who knew how deeply and pervasively the NCB pumped the blood in the veins of local communities - an NCB apprenticeship being the equivalent of a grammar school place, and a pit deputy's job being about as middle class as you could get - the Tories are still about as popular as Satan.

No one is going to pretend that overnight UKIP will change from a mass of excited cats to a disciplined party structure. Before the week is out, electoral success will have brought resignations, party switches, schisms and rows, all of which will be seized upon by the MSM with glee. But the job has been done; yesterday the British people did not what was logical, calculated or advantageous but what was a resounding blow for democracy, a reminder to the entire political class and its dags of the power of the ballot box. The winner is not UKIP but the British people. Let's celebrate this as a beautiful dawn.


Michael said...

"Labour is the London party that screwed the economy and flooded Britain with immigrants."

Nail - head!

G. Tingey said...

BOTH parties have crawled to corporate $Big_Business for CHEAP, gullible, foreign labour.
From the day the Empire Windrush docked, to the present.
The immigrants have suffered too, through exploitation, in case you hadn't noticed.
What we actually want is restricted immigration, based on educational/vocational/professional qualifications.
What a difference that would have made - & still could make.

Meanwhile, coming from Essex (part of London, now) I suppose I qualify as an automatic racist & part of the uneducated old (BBC & papers of the MSM this morning)

Even after Rotherham & either Sunderland/Hartlepool or Middlesboro' (I forget which) lost significant Labour votes.
I think I might hurt myself laughing at that.

I think UKIP should soften their total "anti-immigrant" stance & concentrate on Euro-corruption & the abuse/ignoring of 1688/9 & the stripping of our defences, but that's just me.

Wildgoose said...

Labour is the Scottish Party that deliberately set out to undermine England and which wrecked our economy whilst flooding us with immigrants. Meanwhile, England is suffering double the cuts (on an already lower base) than have been applied to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland - and remember that the Barnett formula is based upon nationality, not need.

DeeDee99 said...

Thanks to the orchestrated campaign of smear, slander and vitriol, LibLabCON and their servants in the media have branded around 30% of the voting population "xenophobes, racists, bigots, sexists and homophobes because they disagree with the policies of the liberal Elite.

Do they really expect that people who have been traduced in this way will put their X next to the people insulting them.

They have NO emotional intelligence whatsoever. They can't win peoples' hearts and minds, so watch the "promises" and bribes being flung around in the next few weeks.

"Smile at us; pay us; pass us - but do not quite forget.
We are the people of England, who never have spoken yet.

Well, we spoke up yesterday. Let's carry on doing it.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I sincerely hope there are no pacts.

UKIP's success, such as it is, is entirely founded on not being one of "that lot".

If they are ever unwise enough to start entering into pacts, with all the horse-trading, compromising, lying, and so on, they will instantly be seen as just another part of the political class, to be hated and despised along with the rest, and their support will vanish forthwith.

Anonymous said...

'Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Normans' ire,
Rudely but greatly begat they the bones of state and shire;
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stands till now,
If we trace on our ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.' - Kipling


Demetrius said...

Stamford? Surely Southgate? As for South Yorkshire, Donny were posh.

Ian Hills said...

Reverse immigration would be more like it.

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Anonymous said...

In microcosm, a picture paints a thousand words.

Miliband's face.............




JohnofEnfield said...

Born in Pontefract but now living near Southgate I totally agree with Demetrius. As for Yvette Cooper...... one of UKIP's greatest assets.

Anonymous said...

Yvette? Ain't she a doll.......waxwork like.

Cor, there's Ed in Morley&Outwood, Creagh in Wakey and Hilly [Benn] in Leeds.

West Yorks, a version of night of the living dead.

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