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Perhaps more evidence of the Farage Labourite comes from this article in the UK Guardian by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin.  Here’s his conclusion:

When Ed Miliband argues that big business takes advantage of ordinary people, employees on zero-hour contracts are being exploited by management, that the rich exempt themselves from the rules that apply to others, and that ordinary workers are not benefitting from a recovery for the rich, Ukip voters agree with him. On these core economic issues, Farage and Ukip do not divide the right. They divide the left.

Yes isn’t that amazing?  Makes me almost wnat to reconsider my support.  There are of course many former Tories in UKIP of course but also many what I would call Farage Labourites, too.  But why?  Ford and Goodwin say this:

Labour has encouraged this: New Labour played down traditional leftwing ideology in favour of social liberalism and pragmatic centrism. Now many voters with longstanding “old left” economic values associate Labour more with “new left” social liberalism: feminism, multiculturalism and support for immigration.

Now I would say this:  I suspect that the Old Labour voter was a devout British citizen who wanted his or her (I suspect most Farage Labourites are male) nation to be more fair to the “little guy” and they felt capitalism as practiced in Britain was not doing that.  But neither did Tony Blair and New Labour.  New Labour is now making the mistake the Establishment GOP is making about the tea party:  They have nowhere to go.

But they can go to UKIP!  This is also the roadmap to victory in 2015!  Victory for UKIP I mean!

The party should play the nanny state card and the Tweedledee and Tweedledum card.  In light of the Tory MP chairman of the health committee calling for the Bloomberg solution:  Ban supersize sugary drinks and Labour considering banning cheap beer – there ought to be many angry voters of both parties.  And we’re not even to Europe…if UKIP can frame the EU withdrawal Question in the form of economic freedom for the little guy (and gal) [Something like: You can Start YOUR OWN Business and get a piece of the UK pie for yourself without all these Restrictive EU Regulations – vote UKIP!] and can win millennials – that might take true reforms and not so much on immigration – UKIP can pull the surprise and win the General Election in 2015.

I just want a personally guided tour of Number Ten by the PM himself – Nigel Farage!  I’ll teach him abut the virtues of really, really sweet tea – Southern style!  They don’t call it hillbilly heroin for nothing!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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