German Eurosceptics snub ‘ridiculous’ Ukip

This report from The Telegraph sums up why one bloke with charisma and a leadership/activist base who have entirely different views to most it’s voters, (who are extremely few in number) does *not* a genuine coherent political party make. They are losing votes left, right and centre (in all senses of the words) because serious and informed eurosceptics (myself included) realise that they are a farce of a party with no coherence or vision whatsoever. Simply nobody will work with them. UKIP has become a useless vanity project for Farage. He masquerades as a patriot who will put British workers first one moment and in the next shamelessly reveals himself as a paid up neo-liberal Thatcherite (http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/hartlepool/11167601.Farage_comes_to_region_and_declares_himself_a_Thatcherite/). Hilarious. Good luck with that. Only the BBC continue to pay them lip service for some strange reason, Farage has appeared more times than *anyone* *ever* on QT despite his barely cobbled together party representing nobody in the country whatsoever in Parliament. It’s called *first* past the post darling not ‘we once almost came second that one time in a by-election.’ The media loves them for viewing figures due to their ludicrous statements and withdrawal of said statements five seconds later. In fact I hear their new slogan is to be- “This member’s comments do not reflect UKIP policy.” It all makes for amusing viewing, but is becoming rather old and boring now. UKIP is currently little more than a drawn out bad joke who have been created by the media but will be destroyed by the electorate. Everybody is starting to see through their relentless horseshit.

Bruno Waterfield writes: “Germany’s Eurosceptics will not work with Nigel Farage in the European Parliament because of Ukip’s anti-immigration policies, one of the leaders of Alternative fuer Deutschland has said.

The party is the first in Germany to campaign for reform of the European Union, including the break-up of the euro and is expected to return at least six MEPs after Europe-wide elections next month.

In a blow for Mr Farage, Hans-Olaf Henkel, a former president of the German Federation of Industries and a founder member of Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) has ruled out working with Ukip despite previous hints from the party’s youth wing that alliance was possible.

“I’ll tell you what we’re not going to do. We’re not going to go with Ukip because they want to dissolve the EU, which is not our programme, and their immigration policy looks ridiculous,” he told the Local.de website.

The announcement is a blow for Mr Farage and means Ukip will come under growing pressure to join with Marine Le Pen’s growing far-Right alliance in the EU assembly, if as polls suggest she has enough MEPs and allies to form a parliamentary bloc after the elections.

Mr Henkel described David Cameron’s Conservative MEPs as his “preferred partner” in the European Parliament after the EU elections but admitted the German Chancellor, a key ally for the Prime Minister, was hostile to the idea.

“We have heard rumours that Frau Merkel told [David Cameron] to keep his distance during the elections,” he said.

Last year, the Telegraph revealed that the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), a group of centre-right MEPs founded by Mr Cameron in a split from the European People’s Party (EPP) in 2009, were holding secret talks with AfD and Bavarian Eurosceptics behind Chancellor Merkel’s back.

Mrs Merkel was angered by the Conservative decision to leave the pro-federalist EPP, which her Christian Democrats MEPs lead in the European Parliament and, said sources, she asked Mr Cameron to ensure the ECR did not enter into an alliance with the AfD ahead of the elections.

Mr Henkel said he feared a British referendum on EU membership in 2017 as the “idea that Britain could leave the EU is the worst scenario I can think of”.

“If Britain is gone then we are lost, then the whole continent is lost. We will be running toward a EUSSR. This is not a great exaggeration,” he said.” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10784826/EU-elections-German-Eurosceptics-snub-ridiculous-Ukip.html)

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