UKIP POSITION THEMSELVES IN THE POPULIST CENTER

by Trad News 

In a barnstorming speech delivered at the latest UKIP Conference, held in England's second city of Birmingham (now 53% British), UKIP leader Gerard Batten outlined a radical populist program, with elements both from the right and left.

Speaking to hundreds of delegates, Batten introduced the party's new manifesto Policies for People:
"UKIP policies are not about being right or left, but they are about standing up for what is right and opposing what is wrong...People should have jobs, a decent standard of living, and an affordable home. That's not left wing. That's about what is right. Controlling immigration, punishing and deterring criminals adequately, and combating terrorist ideology isn't right wing. It's about being right."
This message resonated strongly with the members, as did many of the policies included in the manifesto.

Not surprisingly, the manifesto urges a "complete and total withdrawal from the European Union," but it also goes a long way to defending freedom of speech, something that has been increasingly under serious attack in Orwellian Britain.

The manifesto reads:
"We are determined to protect our freedom of speech and the right to speak our minds without fear of the politically correct thought-police knocking on our doors."
Under a UKIP government, immigration would be based on a points-based system and severely limited, the National Health Service would be available only to British citizens who would also get free parking at hospitals, meritocratic grammar schools would be increased, the overseas aid budget would be cancelled, and subjective "hate crime" definitions would be abolished.

The manifesto also sets out plans to scrap the BBC licence fee in favour of voluntary subscription, effectively meaning the end of the hard-left organisation that has a major negative impact on British politics.

Batten said:
"These policies are aimed at helping the people who form the backbone of Britain: ordinary workers and taxpayers, the unemployed who would like to work, and small and medium-sized business owners."
Before the Conference there was talk of anti-Islamist activist Tommy Robinson being allowed to join the party, but unfortunately this move was rejected because it would have required changes to the party's rules.

Count Dankula (Nazi pug not included)
Instead, at the Conference, delegates could see the Alt-Lite personalities who have recently joined the party. Count Dankula, the YouTuber  fined over the Nazi pug "hate crime," addressed the Conference on the issue of free speech.

Fellow YouTuber Sargon of Akkad was not able to attend due to attending Mythcon, but sent a video message.

Under Batten's leadership, the party's membership, which was falling, has turned around, increasing from a low of around 18,000 to approximately 24,000. The party's finances have also recovered from near bankruptcy.

In short, Batten's leadership has been successful, although questions still remain regarding the direction of the party. Will it become increasingly opposed to radical Islam in the UK, or will it finally cuck in a pathetic attempt to get mainstream acceptance?



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