The rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party continues to fascinate me. It is an encouraging sign. There is still hope (The true hope is Jesus Christ! Never place the trust that belongs to God to any politician or group. Many in the religious right did so – lured into temptation by the sirens of power and glory. I have even been guilty of placing too much trust in politics, too.) that liberty can be proclaimed through all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof (Lev. 25:10)
This article reports that UKIP membership has risen to 30,000. It is just a scant few thousand beneath the Liberal Democrats.
In another sign of its remarkable growth, UKIP has just announced that it now has 30,000 members, an increase of 8,500 since March.
The party’s next aim is to overtake the Lib Dems, who were reported to have just 42,501 members at the end of 2012, a fall of 35 per cent since 2010 since 2010 and the lowest annual figure in the party’s 23-year history.
Another development is that the other two major parties, both Labour and the Tories have lost members in the last two or three decades. The major parties may be in a crisis. UKIP can be poised to take advantage of the crisis of the old order to get the UK out of the EU superempire and work out its own future.
Just the other day the ECHR held that no prisoner can be punished to life imprisonment without any hope of release. The Tory leaders issued the usual ridiculous press releases:
Tory cabinet ministers have condemned the European court of human rights for its ruling on whole-life prison sentences, with the prime minister, justice secretary and home secretary all voicing their “profound disagreement”.
Theresa May, the home secretary, said she was dismayed by the decision but also surprised as it went against several rulings last year by the same court, which upheld the extradition of several suspects to face life terms without the possibility of parole.
Contrast the Tory response to UKIP Leader Nigel Farage’s comments on this decision.
“This decision is abhorrent and arrogant. Prisons sentences determined in a UK court for crimes committed in the UK have nothing to do with faceless foreign judges in Strasbourg,” said Nigel Farage
“The terms of a whole life tariff should be a decision for a democratically elected Government, one which can be removed by its people. It should be a matter of national sovereignty. It is almost as if the judges in Strasbourg are deliberately taunting the UK with this latest controversial decision which once again undermines our legal system.”
The Sun paper actually shows what sort of monstrous criminal actors could bid for freedom because of these EU do-gooders: VICTORY FOR EVIL
What needs to be done is simple: Enact a law saying that no British court shall have jurisdiction or power to enforce or award damages for any violation of the ECHR unless it is consistent with British common law or positive statute. And make sure UKIP wins in 2015.