Damn your principles, support the party

people of principle

Yes, Mr. Fraser Nelson, it’s called having principles which they thought the party stood for. It’s called standing up for those principles, supporting what people want and being trashed from within and from non-believers outside. It’s called not being a quisling, backslider or u-turner. It’s called having some pride in what your country once was.

9 comments for “Damn your principles, support the party

  1. January 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Cons won’t get my vote again until I see adherence to principles and promises. UKIP until then.

  2. Derek M
    February 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    There is too much concentration on “Party” today. Politicians are individuals, and group together in parties for their own convenience, and to make it easier to work. All parties are going to have differences within them. The media, especially the BBC, do everyone a disservice by concentrating on the party, and not the particular message that is being delivered by an individual. The great party splits within parliament are really just the members doing what they are supposed to do, representing their constituents.

    • Ed P
      February 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Representing their constituents? My MP, “Libor” Fallon, is now too great and important to do that. With one of the safest seats in the country, he does not have to try too hard anyway.
      The system is rotten and unrepresentative, especially obvious when an ordinary MP is promoted into government. Perhaps there should be a “legislator level” for such promotions, after which a by-election is called to replace the absent MP?

      • Bunny
        February 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        How about in your case a variation on the old Colonist’s maxim ‘no taxation without representation’ your fellow constituents will withhold their taxes until their MP actually acts as a local representative.

  3. Viscount Rectum
    February 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I heard Nigel Farage answer a question about MPs salaries on the radio, what did he think about their 12% pay increase?, the answer was so elegant in its simplicity,– quote–, considering seventyfive percent of our laws come from Brussels they should get a seventyfive percent wage CUT,– unquote. just for that he has my vote.UKIP.

  4. Mudplugger
    February 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    UKIP will have my vote because it is the only agent which looks likely to be trustable to engineer our exit from the EU.

    Lib-Dem & Labour showed their colours in the Lords this week and Cameron is simply acting – he knows full well that no meaningful renegotiation can ever occur, he’s simply buying time and trying to save his own skin, while pitching for his post-politics earner. Utterly untrustworthy, the lot of them, none deserve our votes for allowing a proud nation to be humbled and hobbled by the cabal of crooks and cronies that is Brussels.

    Until we finally leave the EU, I shall continue to vote for whoever is most likely to make that happen. Other policies are irrelevant because, until we are out, we have no power to define our own national policies. Therefore it is UKIP for one reason only – getting out.

    • Ed P
      February 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Hear hear!

    • James Strong
      February 2, 2014 at 6:54 am

      Agreed. Until we can control our own affairs, and to do that we need to get out of the EU and away from control by people we don’t choose and can’t get rid of, then it’s UKIP for me too.

  5. February 2, 2014 at 7:07 am

    UKIP is flawed but so far ahead in principle now that there there is clear water between them and anyone else [as long as we must play the party game, I mean].

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