Monday 8 August 2016

Trooble at UKIP Mill

The occasional glimpse of goings-on down UKIP way remind one of nothing so much as a particularly hyperactive and foetid Students Union.  How Michael Crick can bother himself to figure out what's happening is beyond me.  

Conventional wisdom is that it's all part of Theresa May's miraculous legacy: the only cohesive force she faces is the SNP.

But hang on: doesn't UKIP have a vital role over the coming few years - finishing off Corbyn's Labour in the North, and disciplining any back-sliding Tory MPs - ?  

One of the big lessons of the last 120 years of British politics is that we are (were?) naturally a two-party state.  If UKIP can be reckoned on to self-destruct (and they are evincing that rather effectively), one can see Owen Smith's vision rather clearly.  And indeed John McDonnell's ...  May rather needs these two and their respective camps to wreak their own acts of fratricide.



Dick the Prick said...

My chum was a local chair of UKIP after doing Tory stuff for years and the tales of total amateurishness were funny at first. There is the slightly salient point that at the exact point they need to get professional coincides with their glaring incompetence. I have grave doubts.

Electro-Kevin said...

Damnable shame about Stephen Wolfe.

UKIP are a bunch of amateurs, never denied that.

Bill Quango MP said...

I seriously considered joining UKIPs electioneering team.

On the Planet of the Apes basis.

As Charlton Heston said in the original film, when he and his fellow astronauts first spy the mute, primitive humans scrabbling about in the cornfields..

If this is the best they've got around here, in six months we'll be running this planet.

Anonymous said...

"If this is the best they've got around here, in six months we'll be running this planet."

We got 'im in the end, ole Charlton Heston man and he was turned into a Zombie, or am I talking about the right film and then, there's always the Israelites to rescue, then he can do, um UKIP.