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    Hitchcock made great play of the conceit, whereby a plot device which appears to be vital importance at the beginning of the film ultimately dwindles into irrelevance by its conclusion, and so it will transpire with UKIP, as none of the mainstream parties can tackle the issues they raise without fuelling Farage's rise, and thus they will ultimately stress their progressive credentials. Labour, for instance, have no rivals to their left since the resignation of Charles Kennedy, and thus they will fill the Lib Dem vacuum by claiming the "radical centre", forcing Cameron to tack further to the right and engineering split votes similar to Eastleigh across southern England. The Tories realise that Europe, immigration and crime have comparatively less electoral weight than economic, health and educational issues, and will continue to stress the modernist vision of "The Big Society", realising that an overall majority is dependent on battling Labour, and seeking 100% of the centre-right vote will only irk Middle England. Finally, the Lib Dems are the meat in the two-party sandwich, as with their northern seats effectively lost after coalition, they will be seeking to stress their social and economic credentials, hoping that Tory difficulties will stabilise their southern bases. Ultimately, pandering to UKIP will only increase their percentage, as has been seen in similar circumstances across Europe.
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    Britain's biggest deficiency in terms of electoral options, is now on the left. It is still a monopoly controlled area.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloatingVoterTralee View Post
    Ultimately, pandering to UKIP will only increase their percentage, as has been seen in similar circumstances across Europe.
    So in the eyes of the voter they have a viable case! It's a pity that in this country the political parties are not honest and just come out and say it as it is, they want us to be part of a USE, because that is exactly where they are taking us. And what will be in a USE? A mickey mouse province on the western edge who'll be thrown a few crumbs every now and then to placate the restless natives. There is an obvious and urgent need for more UKIP type parties across Europe who will challenge the mad dash to a USE before it's too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Britain's biggest deficiency in terms of electoral options, is now on the left. It is still a monopoly controlled area.
    The labour party in Britain has played far too much to the vested interests of minorities.

    They have played this card for votes and now have little credibility.

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