I watched the whole of Anne Marie Waters’ UKIP hustings speech, and once again was reminded of the built-in bias, within all of British politics, against anyone who actually speaks without spin, without ambiguity, without double-meaning euphemisms on the only subject which is seemingly protected by an unwritten law: which states ‘Do not mention Islam, Muslims, Sharia Law, encroaching Ghetto-isation; because if you do, you will be promptly labelled the worst ever; namely ‘Racist’.
Nigel Farage’s one-man crusade against the EU, against everything it stands for, included speaking out against Muslims who did not integrate, who wished to import their own Sharia Law; and against the illusion of allowing mass migrations of mainly Muslims because ‘they will be assimilated’. That sort of thinking, relevant of only one breed, namely ‘The Borg’, forgets to establish who is assimilating whom.
Similarly with Miss Waters, whose former associations with people deemed to be of the ‘Far-right’ persuasion, whatever that actually means; is supposed to work against her: is persuasive to me at least that she stands firm on the right grounds. She firmly believes that the only way out of the EU is right out: forming a link through possibly the EFTA process, which, incidentally, also frees Britain from the dreaded tentacles of the Customs Union. But her main attack is focussed on Immigration, and mainly Muslim Immigration. I believe that she is right, but she will fail to gain any influence within UKIP, because too many minds, hands and keyboards are against her! Which would, in my own view, be a great loss for both UKIP, and for the British electorate. Why? Because, unlike 99.99% of other British politicians, she is passionate! Passionate about what she believes in, passionate about the problems looming over the horizon for Britain; and passionate in her belief that UKIP can be fashioned into a crusading Party once again!