The second incarnation of my blog
So the fringe party UKIP did well in the local elections, mainly it seems by spreading rumours, concerns and semi-truths to aid their cause. They are clever though; they play on some very real worries in the country. It matters not that the public perceptions may be incorrect or misguided in some areas, people get very emotional when it comes to their country. A few of the perceptions include…
We pay too much to be in the EU and would be better off out of the union.
“Foreigners” come to UK, get a place to live and enjoy living on benefits.
Too many enclaves in the UK where people speak no English.
Criminals get an easy ride and the victims end up paying.
And most bizarrely, they think most people are pro-hunting!
Whether they are true or not isn’t important – we have all seen examples of the above and stressing them as important makes them seem real and unfair. It’s a strange time for politics in the UK, that’s for sure.