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A sorry day for Britain Jun. 14th, 2004 07:15 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3803505.stm

From: flewellyn
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 06:59 am (Link)
I'm not exactly up on the British political scene. I gather this party is a group that favors separation from the EU. How and why is this bad?
From: valkyriekaren
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 07:08 am (Link)
Without getting into why separating the UK from the EU is a very, very dumb idea, the UKIP are a rightwing, nationalist party. They didn't get voted in because of a renewed resurgence of interest in the activities of the European Parliament; they got voted in as a knee-jerk reaction to the perceived problems of immigration and 'asylum seekers'.
From: wechsler
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 08:16 am (Link)
Apart from the fact that seperation from the EU is social and economic suicide, the UKIP are a very nasty piece of work: http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=396
From: zotz
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 07:14 am (Link)
At least the BNP haven't got anything. That would be worse.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 07:15 am (Link)
No, but they got plenty of councillors - three just up the road from us in Epping.
From: zotz
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 07:22 am (Link)
Seven in total. Only up one, apparently. Gratifyingly slight given the big push they made.
From: softfruit
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 09:05 am (Link)
In the BNP "heartland" of the North West the Lib Dems have put a lot of effort into zapping them. Twelve months ago it was taken for granted that by now the BNP would be running Burnley council: they've been stopped in their tracks, and the seat Griffin was hoping to take in Europe went to a liberal Muslim instead.

I daresay the lessons will be being passed on around the country...
From: lozette
Date: June 14th, 2004 - 08:34 am (Link)
I have to phone my folks tonight, and I know what the main topic of conversation will be. Joy :-(