One of the greatest problems about the coming Euro elections for the incumbent parties is that they are simply unable to tell the truth about their real position for fear of compromising their chances in the 2015 General Election. Well, if they can't do it themselves, perhaps we can do it for them:-
Frankly, you should all vote UKIP for the Euros. Only if we lose practically every MEP we've got (Hannan excepted) will it give our party the impetus needed to take a common and united position on Europe. A part-cull in 2014 will only lead to ongoing attritional warfare in the party until 2015 - when we will face wipe-out. We need to lose badly in Europe to stand a chance in 2015.
Yes, we know the EU and the corporates are acting in concert to make the workers pay for the economic crisis, at a cost of driving down wages and millions upon millions unemployed in the EU. But we're really not the party of the workers any more - just the employed ones, who are also union members. The deal is that as long as the EU sweetens the pact with generous social measures for those in work (a diminishing number, but they pay subs and dues - the unemployed don't) we'll support the stitch-up in league with the big corporates. And it's not in our long-term interest to see workers do too well. So vote for us if you're employed by large firms or the public sector - we'll see you alright. To an extent.
Well, we've blown it and it's only a matter of time before we're down to single figures in the Commons. The best we can hope for is to maintain some high-profile public figures and screw as much as we can before electoral wipe-out. No, we don't actually believe in anything any more - political power is an end in itself, isn't it? And if voting for us gives you a warm glow at having done your democratic duty by voting without actually making any political choice about anything, it's not entirely a wasted vote, is it?