Saturday, 7 April 2012

When is UKIP's poll rise going to be covered?

The Mail on Sunday have a Survation poll showing UKIP to be tied with the LibDems on 11% nationally. Those good old Greenies are on 3% - the same number as with YouGov - despite receiving extensive BBC, LBC and Evening Standard publicity during this year's London Mayoral race thus far.

UKIP's rise is a phenomenon that is being utterly ignored by the establishment media outside of the Daily Express. The Party is now polling at the same level as the LibDems - a Party whose Conference for instance was extensively covered by all the TV channels over multiple days. For UKIP's Spring gathering meanwhile, the BBC did a few half-minute pieces while ITV, Channel 4, The Telegraph and others seemed to completely ignore it. That was despite Roger Helmer defecting on the day.

May isn't likely to see hundreds of UKIP Councillors elected. But many hundreds of UKIP candidates from all over the country are likely to see their vote share shoot up, as more and more local UKIP strongholds build silently, under the radar of the nation's Westminstercentric political class. With a few years of Coalition still to go until the next European and General Elections, this is a rise that the media should really start paying attention to. Because come 2015 it could explode with a flurry of UKIP MPs being elected to Westminster in a manner that catches the pundits with their eyes off the ball just as occurred in Bradford.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spot on...the mainstream media want to limit the attention to UKIP's growing support because they obviously do not want the public to know that there is a better alternative to the condems & Labour, both parties with the same agenda, just different colours.

Thanks to the Internet, the message is getting out there to a very angry and dissatisfied public, and come the next election hopefully we will see a member of UKIP in Westminster....

Josh said...

UKIP aren't being covered because the liberal establishment doesn't like their message. It sounds all conspiratorial and victimised, but it's true. They only started listening to the Tories when they crucified their soul on the altar of left wing thuggery.

I Walker said...

I was a wooly-headed liberal in my youth, before starting my own business and turning Tory. I had really high hopes for the coalition - young leaders supposedly free of baggage, Tory pragmatism tempered by Liberal heart.

What a let down.

So I signed the People's Pledge, and I'll support UKIP until we're out of the EU. I'm sick of a bunch of over-privileged career politicians acting out a fake class war from the 1950s while our sovreignty gets sold down the river to Merkel and Sarkozy.

Man in a Shed said...

With the best will in the world unless UKIP finds a way of doing focused campaigns like the Lib Dems can there won't be any UKIP MPs in 2015. You may well come third in a general election and yet get no MPs at all.

This is a problem.

However 2014 is your main chance.

Anonymous said...

Trouble is in many seats (like mine) if you vote UKIP you would allow Labour in. I'm damned if I will do that, so while I loath the EU and want to leave I vote Tory. What UKIP should do is contest European Elections and work like hell for the Tories at General Elections.

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree too. I have just emailed the BBC to ask directly.

Anonymous said...

In my area it's interesting that the LibDems are only fielding candidates in 3 of the 14 council seats up for election whilst UKIP is managing 13 out of 14, on a par with the two main parties.

therealguyfaux said...

Perhaps it is MSM's tacit admission that they don't know what to make of UKIP's better recent polling. God forbid the purveyors of all knowledge and wisdom are ever put in a position to have to say aloud, "We Don't Know." WHY they don't know-- ah, there's another story for another day...

Anonymous said...

Quote: " Trouble is in many seats (like mine) if you vote UKIP you would allow Labour in. I'm damned if I will do that, so while I loath the EU and want to leave I vote Tory. What UKIP should do is contest European Elections and work like hell for the Tories at General Elections.
10 April 2012 16:22 "

And what noticable difference would that make? The coalition are continuing new labour policies across the board. All three main parties are practically identical on all of the following policies:

pro-surveillance state,
pro-EU subservience,
Pro immigration,
pro high taxes,
pro climate change taxation and control,
pro big government,
pro ECHR,
pro terrorists and criminals rights,
pro corrupt corporate lobbying,
Pro-big banker,
pro high debt,
pro-politically correct divisiveness,
pro-merging our defence with that of France,
soft on crime and law and order,
soft on welfare…

And even on deficit reduction there is now less than 1% difference between George Osborne’s current situation and Alistair Darling’s 2010 plan.

There is no significant difference between all three main parliamentary parties.

It is impossible to vote for any of them as a vote for change, because they are all the same.

Only UKIP offers real change on each and every one of the above policy areas.

I will vote UKIP.

iain said...

Anonymous @ 16.22

Havent you learned by now that voting to keep Labour out hasnt been a resounding success? The UK is as fucked as it ever was under this current shower of spivs.

Vote UKIP. Let the Conservative Party right itself after a good old spanking at the polls.

iain said...

Anonymous @ 16.22

Havent you learned by now that voting to keep Labour out hasnt been a resounding success? The UK is as fucked as it ever was under this current shower of spivs.

Vote UKIP. Let the Conservative Party right itself after a good old spanking at the polls.

test said...

UKIP aren't being covered because the Survation poll prompted for UKIP, which is generally agreed to be a method of creating a voodoo poll. If they'd prompted for the Greens rather than UKIP you might have seen Greens on a par with the Libs, and UKIP's share lost among the Others.

Sorry, but apart from getting the troughing MEPs back in in a Euro-poll, you're not the new wave of the future.

Pogo said...

@Anonymous, 10 April 2012 16:22

Trouble is in many seats (like mine) if you vote UKIP you would allow Labour in.

So ? There's not a fag-paper's worth of difference between the "Conservatives" and Labour... Neither are eurosceptic despite the occasional tory bleat. Put your money where your mouth is, if it costs tory seats, so what. Cameron doesn't desrve another term, he's a liar and a lightweight who's about as euroscpetic as Merkozy.

Anonymous said...

While the political class in all its divisions wants to suppress us through silence, don'y fall into the trap of blaming all of this on mendaciousness. There are habits of mind at work which prevent those bound up in the two-and-a-half/quarter parties from thinkig anyone else exists.

They will find out soon.

Anonymous said...

Guys,

You don't have any MPs. With FPTP this is what happens. Maybe a focus on some local issues will help?

Get some MPs then you will get the coverage.

Complaining is unattractive and all it achieves is to give you party a weak image.