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Refreshing politics or just trouble?

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Refreshing politics or just trouble?

Read the article, all of it, and decide whether he is a breath of fresh air or just trouble.
I believe he is the sort of politician we all secretly want, but are afraid to say in public. His comments on gay marriage swing my vote. I'm not homo-phobic, but having lots of gay friends who have got married, then walked away and got married again to someone else dies rather open your eyes to the vagaries of the civil ceremony.
At least you know where you stand with this guy.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/its-bollocks-says-ukips-david-5337050
Strangely no-one bats an eye lid at Prince Phillips gaffes. If Coburn goes, so should Phillip.. Cheesy
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Ah, I think the censor has blocked a word in the link. Don't know how to get past this. Try this link..
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/
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Thanks B for the link. Oh dear! It seems that as hard as Farage tells us UKIP isn't racialist someone pops up and says something like this. The worrying thing is that he's not the only one in the party.  I would be concerned if they were in a position of power Huh
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But the beauty of it is, if he shoots his mouth off without thinking - hire hard it's out for him to lie? An honest (though misguided at times) politician. Refreshing for us, but terrifying for other politicians.
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I think the SNP braying mob may be on a sticky wicket, Abu is a not unpleasant honorific in Arabic meaning father. So in not derogatory at all.  Roll eyes
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I think the dark horse among the minor parties could easily be the other Nigel (Dodds).
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Whilst I would not support anyone making racial statements it would be wrong to base any political party's policy on the views or one man or woman.
Over the years there can be few people who are MP's or prospective MP's who have not come out with some sexist, racist or other type of comment which others found deeply offensive.
In the lead up to the election every word and statement will be under scrutiny and if it makes a good story may even be misquoted or taken out of context.
Better to ask which party is going to be of most benefit to you and yours rather than making a decision on what a single person in any party says unless it reflects the policy of that party. 
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Better to ask which party is going to be of most benefit to you and yours rather than making a decision on what a single person in any party says unless it reflects the policy of that party. 

@gleneagles, That's a fair point  but if that's the case you have to vote Conservative or Labour as one or other will be leading the next government. The other smaller parties may be able to influence the choice if we end up with a hung parliament again but there is a limit to how much they can get in any deals they ask for.
The big concern could be the SNP. It looks like they could secure a large number of seats in Scotland and Labour may do a deal at any cost to allow them to get into Downing Street. Frightening Sad
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@artmo,
Whilst it true that in a hung parliament a smaller party would be able to get deals I suspect such deals could be as high as 90% if it lead to keeping the biggest party in power.
You have only to look at the present set up to see what the lib-dems have got away with, Cameron should have forced the issue rather than give in to their demands as it's clear they are a party who are going to support the highest bidder, fortunately in any future hung parliament they are unlikely to have enough MP's to influence anything.
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@gleneagles, I agree. It could be there are a number of smaller parties all doing deals with the largest one. It really depends on how many votes are needed to secure victory. The Conservatives or Labour could end up with some odd bedfellows Wink