'UK Tea Party' Surges to Become Country's 'Most Favoured' Political Movement





Raheem Kassam
Big Peace
27 Jan 2014

Nigel Farage’s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties.

While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members of the UK Parliament, the party this week registered as Britain’s most favoured political organisation, scoring 27 percentage points ahead of the left-wing Labour Party’s 26 and the Conservative Party’s 25 percent.

UKIP is also expected to take a huge chunk of seats at the upcoming European Parliamentary elections in May, promising more Eurosceptic Members (MEPs) who will no doubt argue for a return of sovereignty to national governments across the continent, away from the bureaucratic talons of the European Union…



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Related:  Here’s what socialism and class warfare sounds like from the people who virtually invented it:  A 50% income tax rate? A lot of hue and cry to raise a small sum of money

A 50p top tax rate on the rich is no big deal. Those earning over £150,000 can afford it, especially when the economy is returning to boom. But it raises little money and is no big deal for the poor either. So why do it?

The answer is politics. The howls from Labour’s “industrialist” peers that greeted Ed Balls’ weekend pledge to reinstate a 50p rate under Labour reminds us of the 18th-century nature of British politics. If you rely on a moneyed oligarchy for your support, it will bite the hand it fed. Sixty per cent of the public are reported to be happy with the rise, so Balls is at least in good company…

£150,000 is about $250,000. Why is the government entitled to $125,000 of it? Would you call losing half your earnings to the government “no big deal”?

Britain also has a value added tax (VAT) of almost 18% on nearly all goods and services. Gasoline prices average roughly $10/gallon (calculated for US dollar and volume). Taxing property is a questionable solution since many in Britain still do not own property but rent, often from the local council.

The “free” medical care of the NHS and other entitlements are costly, you see. But you can understand why 60% of those polled were said to be happy with the tax–after all, it’s other people’s money.



Update: Of course, then there is the British media’s opinion of Farage and UKIP:  Comparing Ukip members to Walter Mitty is an insult – to Walter Mitty

Nigel Farage is wrong, the great daydreamer had more grip on reality than some Ukip misogynists and homophobes

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