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Sunday, October 03, 2004

Kilroy v Knapman...a Populist view 

Kilroy-Silk is down to earth and speaks our language.

Also, Roger Knapman's time as a Tory MP supporting Thatcherism could hinder UKIP's chances of winning over Labour voters, whereas Kilroy was ex-Labour, meaning that the UKIP could appeal more to Labour voters under his leadership.

FACT 1: The Tories are doomed anyway, and (as Kilroy-Silk rightly says) the UKIP is out to kill the Tories off. Practically all of the anti-EU Conservative voters will defect to UKIP.

FACT 2: If the Tories are killed off, we need a party which will appeal to the anti-EU Labour/Liberal and floating voters. If anything, it is more important for UKIP to eat into the Liberal Democrat vote, as they are the most pro-EU of the 3 main parties. Therefore, UKIP's prime directive should be to look as un-Tory as possible, and the first step toward this would be to have a leader who has never served as a Conservative MP...


Kilroy v Knapman...a Populist view 

Kilroy-Silk is down to earth and speaks our language. Also, Roger Knapman's time as a Tory MP supporting Thatcherism could hinder UKIP's chances of winning over Labour voters, whereas Kilroy was ex-Labour, meaning that the UKIP could appeal more to Labour voters under his leadership.

FACT 1: The Tories are doomed anyway, and (as Kilroy-Silk rightly says) the UKIP is out to kill the Tories off. Practically all of the anti-EU Conservative voters will defect to UKIP.

FACT 2: If the Tories are killed off, we need a party which will appeal to the anti-EU Labour/Liberal and floating voters. If anything, it is more important for UKIP to eat into the Liberal Democrat vote, as they are the most pro-EU of the 3 main parties. Therefore, UKIP's prime directive should be to look as un-Tory as possible, and the first step toward this would be to have a leader who has never served as a Conservative MP...


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