There are some people out there who are obsessed by race and the determination that a lot of ordinary folk out there are actually open or closet racists, although to be honest I tend to find the biggest racists arouns are the anti-racists themselves.
Still, there are some in politics, the MSM and the lunatic left who believe they can make the case that Ukip are a racist party…
UKIP’s Nigel Farage has vowed to launch a fight back against claims he is leading a racist party.
He said he planned to highlight the party’s black and ethnic minority candidates in its local election literature sent to all voters.
The party has been forced to take action against a small number of candidates over racist comments.
Mr Farage told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show UKIP had “made mistakes” in its vetting procedures.
“Some people have got through. We should have weeded more of them out,” he said, but he claimed all parties had candidates that said unpleasant things but UKIP was being targeted because it was seen as a threat to the political establishment.
Thing is though, Ukip shouldn’t have to do this, you certainly won’t see the other parties highlighting their non white candidates, but apparently some out there believe that Ukip are a racist party, although YouGov who did the poll tend to have a poll base that is decidedly left leaning if its results are to be viewed honestly as they always show Labour to have a higher level of support than actually is the case when the true results come in.
Nor does Ukip have a monopoly on unpleasant candidates with extreme views, though to be honest, some of those extreme views resonate with parts of the population anyway. Nor since they have no MP’s are Ukip on the receiving end of the investigation of expenses scandals where despite the blatant theft of taxpayers money, many MP’s are not only still in a job, but have been promoted.
Whilst I have grave doubts about Ukip being able to make the jump from being the party of the protest vote for the EU elections into the area of picking up seats in mainstream politics, it does strike me that they appear to have rattled the cages of the big three enough so that people can see just who the nasty parties are. Indeed some of the candidates Ukip have been forced to remove for comments made strike me as been the sane ones who actually spoke the truth as they saw it, rather than what the political classes deem is the truth and woe betide anyone who crosses that line.
Still, when/if Ukip can make the breakthrough into domestic politics, this is the sort of thing they’ll have to put up with, where speaking your mind and giving you honest opinion is something that you have to keep under wraps.
And then some in the political classes wonder why people are turned off from politics.