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pluralist
13-04-2015, 10:42 PM
England's most economically deprived town is in the parliamentary constituency of Clacton-on-sea, represented in parliament by Douglas Carswell, a former Conservative who re-won the seat for UKIP last year, becoming their first MP in the House of Commons. He is expected to retain the seat in the forthcoming general election in May.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303489/East-Jaywick-Life-seaside-deprived-village-England.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaywick

Donal Og
14-04-2015, 09:57 AM
I expect he will. Carswell is a genuine guy by all accounts. Whereas old Nige is a bit of a chancer; pocketing 70k per annum ( + mega expenses) for euro meetings he can't be bothered to attend. He has missed 42 meetings about EU Fisheries - which is a perrenial UKIP hobby horse and he's on the committee. Carswell and he don't agree about anything really, except leaving the EU.
However, Clacton and Thanet apart, I'd be surprised if they win a lot of seats. 7% in last polls down from 15%. The bad news is Cameron will benefit most from a collapse in the UKIP vote..

Trow
14-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Fielding ten candidates in the North of Ireland i don't think they have policies that would appeal to the people or cause any change in the ''traditional'' sectarian headcount that is Ulster politics.

Their policy on free tuition fees for example comes with a ''buy now, pay later'' clause. The same is done with house furnishings and cars, anything to get the poor to sign the dotted line.

Quote. Among UKIP's plans is a proposal to scrap tuition fees for students taking science and medical degrees - provided they pay tax in the UK for five years after completion of their degrees. unquote. http://www.u.tv/News/2015/04/14/UKIP-launches-NI-election-manifesto-35413

All the craft of a dodgy used car salesman.

Trow
14-04-2015, 05:48 PM
''A much bigger picture than in Europe says David Mc Narry of UKIP.'' He was talking about immigration at the launch of the party manifesto in the North of Ireland today.
Quote. Immigration is "right at the top" of the concerns of people in Northern Ireland, according to UKIP. unquote. ''Taking up room in schools and adding to hospital waiting lists.'' He says. Wonder what the statistics are in relation to that. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32303615
Video at that link above also.

Just wondering what David's views on the increase in racist attacks on foreign nationals are.

pluralist
14-04-2015, 10:45 PM
I expect he will. Carswell is a genuine guy by all accounts.

I have nothing against Carswell, seems a decent enough person. While he personally is likely to retain seat, whether his gambit of defecting and hoping to both grow UKIP and wrest control of the party away from the trogoldyte tendency will pay off remains to be seen. Of course he has a skill set to fall back on outside of politics.