According to Mark Reckless in his Daily Mail article:

The Prime Minister only gave us two arguments why people should not support Ukip. First, it would be a wasted vote as that they could not win MPs. Second, he said that Nigel Farage did not have anyone behind him.

Firstly, I applaud Mr. Reckless for his brave and bold move in following his beliefs and for seeking to deliver on his promises to the Rochester and Strood electorate. A person who will risk it all to be true to principle is worthy of admiration.

What strikes me most (and has had me pondering for the better part of a day), is Mr. Cameron’s second reason why we (the people) should not support Ukip. “Nigel Farage did not have anyone behind him.”

At first glance, I took it to mean that Nigel Farage and Ukip did not have the electorate behind them, but this is an odd thought to have. Clearly Ukip has been making vast progress in building a core voter base: the winners of a national election; fantastic results in council elections; strong finishes in pretty much every recent by-election… This is clearly a party with people behind them.

Perhaps David Cameron was implying that as Ukip are anti-establishment, the entrenched establishment with their systems in place would never allow someone to upset the applecart?

On second thoughts, it struck me that perhaps this was not his meaning at all, but maybe something far more sinister to the ideals of a democratic nation. I thought that (and please forgive the somewhat conspiracy theorist language) he could have meant… No one with any power was behind him. (I would imagine that Messrs. Cameron and Miliband would pay a great deal to know what occurred during Nigel’s meeting with Rupert Murdoch).

The European Union is a powerful organization that wishes to centralise power. For many years now, the United Kingdom’s leaders have been handing over our nation’s power. Not only have our elected leaders not put up a fight, they have also colluded with the EU to cover up the steady and constant erosion of our nation’s sovereignty.

When David Cameron says that Nigel Farage has no one behind him, does he mean that those who hold the strings of real power are not willing to allow Nigel a seat at the top table? Or that it is irrelevant who is elected by democratic means? Or could it be the selection of those who will uphold the status quo is a decision made fait accompli?

 

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