I was asked an interesting question the other day. As a self employed person, why do you spend so much time and energy on UKIP? Why put yourself up to the scrutiny of establishment hacks and all the rubbish put out by the media? UKIP are the only ones standing up to the EU, but why should you, Steve Unwin, risk being under the microscope when you could happily just concentrate on your business.
But it was famously said by Edmund Burke that “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” And in the same vein you could say that democracy suffers when good men do nothing – and how democracy in the UK has suffered.
And as a result the reality is that voting in elections has made no real difference – up until UKIP burst onto the scene that is. People had become fed up with the LibLabCon. Including what I call ‘tribal’ voters, those who vote for the same party out of habit or class or family tradition just because, well, that is what they do. But where there is no real choice there can be no real difference. Consider the changes from Major to Blair and back from Brown to Cameron and Clegg. So what? What was the difference?
All the establishment parties are behind the EU project – whatever the rest of us want – and the EU machine ploughs on regardless.
UKIP provides a real choice. We have no intention of the UK becoming just another region of the European Union, a homogenised, pasteurised, standardised lump of Euro gunk. There is an alternative: an independent UK. Greater democracy, with the ability to shape our destiny and freer trade with the world. Only through UKIP will we get our country back.