Saturday, February 14, 2009

UKIP's true colours?

One interesting thing about the Geert Wilders episode is the involvement of the UK Independence Party, as it was Lord Pearson, a UKIP peer, who invited Mr Wilders to the Lords.

The UKIP were formed with the intention of withdrawing Britain from the European Union. I don't agree with this policy, but I can respect those who hold this view. However, inviting someone accused of inciting racial hatred is the sort of thing the British National Party might do.

Could UKIP be encroaching on BNP territory? There is much common ground and there were rumours of an electoral pact between the two parties.

Of course, you can't blame a party for the actions of a Lord (as I am sure the Labour party will agree) so we can look forward to Nigel Farage distancing the UKIP from the whole episode.

1 comment:

  1. Be careful with that "electoral pact" story. The BNP proposed one and we told them to get lost a few nanoseconds later.

    Tim Worstall