The BBC has a great, positive report on the people who seek to change British politics through UKIP. Here’s a couple of highlights:
Local membership [in North Yorkshire] is now above 350, and branch secretary and betting shop manager Claire Palmer tells me she’s getting three or four enquiries a week from potential new members.
And some – like Claire – have never been members of a political party before.
She says many like her are attracted by the party’s stance on Europe but then find a lot more to like.
The new recruits to UKIP are idealistic but believe they are right – and right beats might!
Tony [Flinn, former Labour councillor and also Tory member, too!] added: “It’s irrelevant whether we get a prime minister or into government, we believe we’re right, and that’s as far as we need to go to justify ourselves.”
Claire said: “I’ve put too much time and effort into making this work to walk away.”
UKIP needs more voters to break into parliament. However, it might not be too many more voters. I’d like also to hear from some of our new twitter followers as to why you are a UKIP member and what you were before. I’m at ssanders [at] varight.com.