Ukip peddling 'dangerous fantasies'

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is launching his party's local election campaign

Nigel Farage's Ukip has replaced the Liberal Democrats as Britain's protest vote according to Nick Clegg

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched a bitter assault on the UK Independence Party, accusing it of peddling "dangerous fantasies" that Britain's problems could all be solved by leaving the European Union.

With the opinion polls suggesting Ukip will top the poll in the European elections later this month, the Liberal Democrat leader said that his party was now the only one prepared to stand up to them.

Launching the Lib Dem campaign for the European and English local council elections, Mr Clegg sought to brace his party for heavy losses, saying voting was taking place in a "totally different context" from the last time the seats were contested when the Lib Dems were still in opposition.

Speaking in the incongruous surroundings of the Ministry of Sound nightclub in south London, he acknowledged that Ukip was now picking up the "protest votes" that had in the past gone to the Lib Dems when they were in opposition.

"Bluntly, we are not the protest vote any more. We are not the 'none of the above' party any more. We're not the 'we don't like the world, let's get off' party any more it," he said.

"Ukip is now the protest party in British politics, scaring everybody witless, indulging in dangerous fantasies, claiming somehow miraculously every problem on the face of our planet would be lifted from our shoulders if only we just left the European Union.

"Well, let them continue with those dangerous fantasies. We will continue to argue for what we stand for."

Weekend opinion polls showed the Lib Dems trailing in fourth place in the European election on 10% behind Ukip on 29%, Labour on 26% and the Conservatives on 23%.

Mr Clegg sought to make a virtue of his party's willingness to champion "unfashionable" causes such as the environment and international aid which he said had been abandoned by the other parties.

"We're not asking you to vote for us to just stick two fingers up against the other two parties. We're asking you to vote for something," he said.

"We are the only party in these elections that have the courage to stand up to Ukip, the only party relied upon to rein in the Conservatives, the only party to undo the damage done by Labour to our economy."

Voters go to the polls for the English council and European Parliament elections on May 22.

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10:36am Tue 6 May 14

MSG says...

More establishment criticism of UKIP by the LIBLABCON. However, Mr Clegg forgot the most important to confirm that he himself can not be trusted at any cost. Students will confirm this !
More establishment criticism of UKIP by the LIBLABCON. However, Mr Clegg forgot the most important to confirm that he himself can not be trusted at any cost. Students will confirm this ! MSG
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5:15pm Tue 6 May 14

MrDoooon says...

UKIP will deliver a well deserved kick up the bum to the Lib/Lab/Con muppets
UKIP will deliver a well deserved kick up the bum to the Lib/Lab/Con muppets MrDoooon
  • Score: 4

7:38pm Tue 6 May 14

Chippy70 says...

Who's this bloke?
Who's this bloke? Chippy70
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Tue 6 May 14

Pobinr says...

THE MADNESS OF CLEGG – PART ONE


My great uncle was Irish & another was Scottish. I'm also 1/16th German Jew.

Also eleven sixteenths of my genetic make up comes from Bongo Bongo land when my ancestors left there 100,000 years ago.

Frankly I'm shocked that the only reason you xenophobes & racists accept me is because I was born in England.

I believe the EU should expand to include all nations & the population of the entire world should be allowed to come here to either operate car washes or serve coffee on min wage so that Starbucks can avoid even more corporation tax.

That way we won't be a 'Johnny no mates' or even 'no friends' Britain.

It means school bully Putin, that awful friend of Nigel Fuhrer won't pick on us.

Think of it. No more wars because we will be ruled firmly but efficiently from one centralised point.
You see you can only have wars if there’s two or more points trying to rule you.

If we concrete over our land to build homes for the entire world it will be a
tremendous boost to our building industry & our concrete industry. A boost to our children's future.
It will boost our economy & we'll all be richer. It will also protect our jobs. Yours & mine.

Think of the boost in demand for car washes the coffee they serve thanks to population increase.
It means more & more jobs. More & more wealth. More & more boost to our economy.
We’ll all be richer. You and me.

We could boost our employment, create jobs by having factories making replicas of all the trees that we cut down to clear for land for building homes for all these new people that speak exiting different languages to us that enrich our culture & quality of life. Then sell those fake trees to the ever increasing population of immigrants. Yes incredible isn’t it. You guessed it. Yet more wealth from making replicas of what we cut down. You & me.

What about our security?
Yours & mine & our children's?
Well we are now safer thanks to European arrest warrants. We can be snatched by foreign police forces without that old fashoned extradition process. Sorry did I say 'foreign'. I meant European. But the advantage is or course any nasty people we let in, because we don't discriminate of course, can be snatched too.
And it makes more employment for our legal system. You know those funny men in frocks & wigs. They now have counter parts in Strazburg that can overrule them on laws we invented and suggested to them in the first. It's all about harmonisation and trust me it makes more work and employment & thus wealth for you and me.

But don’t be too downbeat. It needn’t stop there. There are 100 billion galaxies, with a 100 billion stars in each. There must be 100 billion planets. Perhaps a billion with intelligent life.

If we have a bold vision for the future for you & me. For us. We can build 3D cities 10,000 miles high to accommodate the beings from all those planets.

The more aliens that come here the richer we become. You & I.

We will welcome all of them. Even the ones like Daleks that want to kill us. In the end our compassion will win them over. They will learn to love us whether they want to or not.

It’s a bold vision I know. But it’s the only way we can compete in a universe market place.

If we have enough Poles here we can move mountains, uh or enough aliens of course. I don't discriminate. We're all equal. Any differences are an illusion.

We have nothing to fear from aliens by being xenophobes like some people who are foolish enough to resent over crowding and house shortages. Remember the more houses we build and the more of England, uh sorry Britain, uh the country of Britain, uh state of Britain & of course Scotland, though we don't know yet whether they will be part of that, then the richer we become.

But anyway, the richer we become because that creates jobs. Employment for you and me. For our children too. Let's not forget them who we see them sometimes when they're not at battery children farm nurseries being breast fed by Polish mums with milk to spare. Or at school of course.

The Poles, uh or aliens will be so much better off here they can send money back home to pay for care for all the elderly left alone there. Where even poorer Poles back home, uh or aliens will be paid to care for them. Though I shouldn't call where they come from as their 'home.' That would be to discriminate. We all live in one huge community. It's called the world.
THE MADNESS OF CLEGG – PART ONE My great uncle was Irish & another was Scottish. I'm also 1/16th German Jew. Also eleven sixteenths of my genetic make up comes from Bongo Bongo land when my ancestors left there 100,000 years ago. Frankly I'm shocked that the only reason you xenophobes & racists accept me is because I was born in England. I believe the EU should expand to include all nations & the population of the entire world should be allowed to come here to either operate car washes or serve coffee on min wage so that Starbucks can avoid even more corporation tax. That way we won't be a 'Johnny no mates' or even 'no friends' Britain. It means school bully Putin, that awful friend of Nigel Fuhrer won't pick on us. Think of it. No more wars because we will be ruled firmly but efficiently from one centralised point. You see you can only have wars if there’s two or more points trying to rule you. If we concrete over our land to build homes for the entire world it will be a tremendous boost to our building industry & our concrete industry. A boost to our children's future. It will boost our economy & we'll all be richer. It will also protect our jobs. Yours & mine. Think of the boost in demand for car washes the coffee they serve thanks to population increase. It means more & more jobs. More & more wealth. More & more boost to our economy. We’ll all be richer. You and me. We could boost our employment, create jobs by having factories making replicas of all the trees that we cut down to clear for land for building homes for all these new people that speak exiting different languages to us that enrich our culture & quality of life. Then sell those fake trees to the ever increasing population of immigrants. Yes incredible isn’t it. You guessed it. Yet more wealth from making replicas of what we cut down. You & me. What about our security? Yours & mine & our children's? Well we are now safer thanks to European arrest warrants. We can be snatched by foreign police forces without that old fashoned extradition process. Sorry did I say 'foreign'. I meant European. But the advantage is or course any nasty people we let in, because we don't discriminate of course, can be snatched too. And it makes more employment for our legal system. You know those funny men in frocks & wigs. They now have counter parts in Strazburg that can overrule them on laws we invented and suggested to them in the first. It's all about harmonisation and trust me it makes more work and employment & thus wealth for you and me. But don’t be too downbeat. It needn’t stop there. There are 100 billion galaxies, with a 100 billion stars in each. There must be 100 billion planets. Perhaps a billion with intelligent life. If we have a bold vision for the future for you & me. For us. We can build 3D cities 10,000 miles high to accommodate the beings from all those planets. The more aliens that come here the richer we become. You & I. We will welcome all of them. Even the ones like Daleks that want to kill us. In the end our compassion will win them over. They will learn to love us whether they want to or not. It’s a bold vision I know. But it’s the only way we can compete in a universe market place. If we have enough Poles here we can move mountains, uh or enough aliens of course. I don't discriminate. We're all equal. Any differences are an illusion. We have nothing to fear from aliens by being xenophobes like some people who are foolish enough to resent over crowding and house shortages. Remember the more houses we build and the more of England, uh sorry Britain, uh the country of Britain, uh state of Britain & of course Scotland, though we don't know yet whether they will be part of that, then the richer we become. But anyway, the richer we become because that creates jobs. Employment for you and me. For our children too. Let's not forget them who we see them sometimes when they're not at battery children farm nurseries being breast fed by Polish mums with milk to spare. Or at school of course. The Poles, uh or aliens will be so much better off here they can send money back home to pay for care for all the elderly left alone there. Where even poorer Poles back home, uh or aliens will be paid to care for them. Though I shouldn't call where they come from as their 'home.' That would be to discriminate. We all live in one huge community. It's called the world. Pobinr
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Tue 6 May 14

Pobinr says...

THE MADNESS OF CLEGG – PART TWO

So you see everyone gains from mass upheaval.

In a couple of years time I myself am even prepared to undergo the upheaval of moving to the centrepoint I spoke of where clever people live including my wife. People clever enough to be paid a large salaries becuase they are wise enough to lead you and me. Where they can shape our children's future. Yours and mine. We're together in all of this.

They are called EU Commissioners. Many of whom are what they call 'Communists' who were our friends and allies in our fight not to be ruled by Germany via the Nazis, but via the EU instead.

They are such caring people they want to see us all equal. No rich and no poor people. Apart from them being rich of course. But then they deserve to be rich. Becuase they serve you & me so well with their wisdom. We need to be grateful to them for that.

Unlike that nasty Nigel Fuhrer who for some selfish reason doesn't want to share out our hard earned money or perhaps hard earned massive debt to all the poor of the world.

We should also be grateful to all those that came here 75 years ago & fought beside us to help make their countries fit places to in live so they could come and live here instead.

They enrich our high streets with their horsemeat sausage shops and their thousands of different varieties of Vodka. They've brought our high streets to life. They've helped stimulate our health economy with the new hepatobiliary liver units treating Vodkaholics in our hospitals providing more employment & therefore wealth for local nurses that trickles down to their Polish Polishers. You see we're all richer.

No longer just pasty, Poundsaver & charity shops. Our high streets are now punctuated with Vodka shops & horsemeat sausage shops. It enriches us. Our way of life and our society. For us. For you and me and for our children.
Oh & the man that owns that pie shop in Shirley High Street in Southampton is making lots of money selling his pies to Polish people. So you see everyone benefits from more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more people being here.
Becuase the more people, the more pies he sells. It's simple economics. Or economics for simpletons.

It's uh.. well it's it's well it's a sort of kind of 'Euro harmonised diversity' I could call it that we all need Whether we want it or not. People in centrepoint certainly know it's good for us and we need it and it makes us richer. You and me and our children.

Of course it's not just Poles. There's Estonians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Czechs and Slovakians. More and more people to come here to earn money to send home to care for their elderly. So here's even more employment created back where they come from creating jobs for old people with no family left in their country to look after them.

More and more different languages. More and more translators - more and more employment and more and more wealth for us. You and me. But please notice I said 'Czechs' and 'Slovakians'. Not 'Czechoslovakians'.

You see they are now two separate free independant nations. Free to be ruled separately from the same centre point. Just like perhaps the Scottish will be one day.

It's just the same with translators. More translators in our schools & courts of course means more employment and more wealth for you and me. Think how much wealthier we will become when we have all the languages of the universe here. More translators. More employment. More wealth for you and for me and for our children. It all helps shape our children's future.

That hard of hearing Gran or perhaps elderly Mum or Dad you have in a rest home. Hardy able to understand the accent of their Polish carers. Well that stimulates their brains & enriches their lives too.
More work potentially for translators. Yet more jobs. Yet more wealth. It's all gain gain & more gain.

If any aliens don't have voice boxes like we do. And you have to remember we aren't all the same. Though we shouldn't show any reaction to that of course. Then they can learn to speak almost without words by sheer force body language alone like me & like this chap does > https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=3rXMvpPj
onc

Trust me. Follow me. Vote for me & I will bring you wealth & a beautiful harmonious world where we all love any living creature whatever it is & whatever it thinks.

More freedom, more democracy, more liberty, more choice, more and more EUro harmonized diversity, & more & more centralised control by wise men.... uh and women of course in equal numbers with our best interests at heart.

Our future, that's yours and mine and our children's means everything to them.

We benefit Immigrants & they benefit us. We will put their young into care in nurseries as soon as they exit their mothers wombs and they will learn how to love our PlayStations.

Yours sincerely

Nick Clegg
THE MADNESS OF CLEGG – PART TWO So you see everyone gains from mass upheaval. In a couple of years time I myself am even prepared to undergo the upheaval of moving to the centrepoint I spoke of where clever people live including my wife. People clever enough to be paid a large salaries becuase they are wise enough to lead you and me. Where they can shape our children's future. Yours and mine. We're together in all of this. They are called EU Commissioners. Many of whom are what they call 'Communists' who were our friends and allies in our fight not to be ruled by Germany via the Nazis, but via the EU instead. They are such caring people they want to see us all equal. No rich and no poor people. Apart from them being rich of course. But then they deserve to be rich. Becuase they serve you & me so well with their wisdom. We need to be grateful to them for that. Unlike that nasty Nigel Fuhrer who for some selfish reason doesn't want to share out our hard earned money or perhaps hard earned massive debt to all the poor of the world. We should also be grateful to all those that came here 75 years ago & fought beside us to help make their countries fit places to in live so they could come and live here instead. They enrich our high streets with their horsemeat sausage shops and their thousands of different varieties of Vodka. They've brought our high streets to life. They've helped stimulate our health economy with the new hepatobiliary liver units treating Vodkaholics in our hospitals providing more employment & therefore wealth for local nurses that trickles down to their Polish Polishers. You see we're all richer. No longer just pasty, Poundsaver & charity shops. Our high streets are now punctuated with Vodka shops & horsemeat sausage shops. It enriches us. Our way of life and our society. For us. For you and me and for our children. Oh & the man that owns that pie shop in Shirley High Street in Southampton is making lots of money selling his pies to Polish people. So you see everyone benefits from more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more & more people being here. Becuase the more people, the more pies he sells. It's simple economics. Or economics for simpletons. It's uh.. well it's it's well it's a sort of kind of 'Euro harmonised diversity' I could call it that we all need Whether we want it or not. People in centrepoint certainly know it's good for us and we need it and it makes us richer. You and me and our children. Of course it's not just Poles. There's Estonians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Czechs and Slovakians. More and more people to come here to earn money to send home to care for their elderly. So here's even more employment created back where they come from creating jobs for old people with no family left in their country to look after them. More and more different languages. More and more translators - more and more employment and more and more wealth for us. You and me. But please notice I said 'Czechs' and 'Slovakians'. Not 'Czechoslovakians'. You see they are now two separate free independant nations. Free to be ruled separately from the same centre point. Just like perhaps the Scottish will be one day. It's just the same with translators. More translators in our schools & courts of course means more employment and more wealth for you and me. Think how much wealthier we will become when we have all the languages of the universe here. More translators. More employment. More wealth for you and for me and for our children. It all helps shape our children's future. That hard of hearing Gran or perhaps elderly Mum or Dad you have in a rest home. Hardy able to understand the accent of their Polish carers. Well that stimulates their brains & enriches their lives too. More work potentially for translators. Yet more jobs. Yet more wealth. It's all gain gain & more gain. If any aliens don't have voice boxes like we do. And you have to remember we aren't all the same. Though we shouldn't show any reaction to that of course. Then they can learn to speak almost without words by sheer force body language alone like me & like this chap does > https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=3rXMvpPj onc Trust me. Follow me. Vote for me & I will bring you wealth & a beautiful harmonious world where we all love any living creature whatever it is & whatever it thinks. More freedom, more democracy, more liberty, more choice, more and more EUro harmonized diversity, & more & more centralised control by wise men.... uh and women of course in equal numbers with our best interests at heart. Our future, that's yours and mine and our children's means everything to them. We benefit Immigrants & they benefit us. We will put their young into care in nurseries as soon as they exit their mothers wombs and they will learn how to love our PlayStations. Yours sincerely Nick Clegg [ And I want you to know that I really do mean that most sincerely I really do] Pobinr
  • Score: 1

10:56am Wed 7 May 14

hushrosie says...

Considering the concentrated effort of the political elite, BBC & the Media to blacken UKIP’s name, thoroughly sieving through their candidates and supporters, to be fair they have come up with very little. When you compare the serious crimes by LibLab Con which ended up in a jail sentence! Could you imagine what dirt they would come up with if they gave them the same concentrated attention they are currently giving UKIP.
Considering the concentrated effort of the political elite, BBC & the Media to blacken UKIP’s name, thoroughly sieving through their candidates and supporters, to be fair they have come up with very little. When you compare the serious crimes by LibLab Con which ended up in a jail sentence! Could you imagine what dirt they would come up with if they gave them the same concentrated attention they are currently giving UKIP. hushrosie
  • Score: 3

7:11pm Wed 7 May 14

Pobinr says...

From UKIP website;
'Protect Our Borders
• Regain control of our borders and of immigration - only possible by leaving the EU.
• Immigrants must financially support themselves and their dependents for 5 years. This means private health insurance (except emergency medical care), private education and private housing - they should pay into the pot before they take out of it.
• A points-based visa system and time-limited work permits.
• Proof of private health insurance must be a precondition for immigrants and tourists to enter the UK.'
Seems like pure & fair common sense to me. In other words have proper border controls like USA, Canada, NZ, Australia etc. Or do you think they are racist countries for wanting to be selectiove as to who they let in & only as many as they can cope with ?
Otherwise it's more of this & why would any sane person want more of this;
1] Cheap imported labour that drives wages down & take jobs from locals
2] Classes full of kids that need special lessons in speaking basic English
3] Being told it's just Daily Mail fiction when I see it with my own eyes
4] Higher house prices & rents due to increased demand
5] More crowded surgeries & longer NHS queues
6] Worst housing shortage since WWII
7] More & more houses on greenbelt
8] More & more road congestion
From UKIP website; 'Protect Our Borders • Regain control of our borders and of immigration - only possible by leaving the EU. • Immigrants must financially support themselves and their dependents for 5 years. This means private health insurance (except emergency medical care), private education and private housing - they should pay into the pot before they take out of it. • A points-based visa system and time-limited work permits. • Proof of private health insurance must be a precondition for immigrants and tourists to enter the UK.' Seems like pure & fair common sense to me. In other words have proper border controls like USA, Canada, NZ, Australia etc. Or do you think they are racist countries for wanting to be selectiove as to who they let in & only as many as they can cope with ? Otherwise it's more of this & why would any sane person want more of this; 1] Cheap imported labour that drives wages down & take jobs from locals 2] Classes full of kids that need special lessons in speaking basic English 3] Being told it's just Daily Mail fiction when I see it with my own eyes 4] Higher house prices & rents due to increased demand 5] More crowded surgeries & longer NHS queues 6] Worst housing shortage since WWII 7] More & more houses on greenbelt 8] More & more road congestion Pobinr
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