Monday, 29 April 2013

UKIP: Political persecution, racism and homophobia

UKIP: Political persecution, racism and homophobia

As soon as UKIP tries to define itself looking at a wide range of issues concerning values, national policies and foreign policies cracks start to appear. While it was seen as one issue party, UKIP was safe because it did not have to face debates regarding a whole array of different political issues.

UKIP is now having to face the same problems Conservatives, Lib Dems, Labour, British National Party, Green Party and others have to face when dealing with a whole new set of issues, having to deal with many views that prove to be divisive, views about which there is no general consensus within UKIP.

Are there cases of racism within UKIP? Of course, there are. Are there cases of homophobia within UKIP? Of course, there are. Are there cases of Anti-Semitism within UKIP? Of course, there are. Every political party has to contend with private views that individuals choose to keep under wraps because they feel that they are not politically correct or socially acceptable.

The tragedy for UKIP, as it is a tragedy for any political organisation, is that UKIP is now forced to deal with very sensitive issues and this is the price to pay in order to play a role in national politics in the big league. UKIP strategists are now discovering that the road to Success can also be the road to Hell. As members of the Conservative Party, they will have to deal with the same kind of scandals the official Conservative Party has had to deal with.

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