And so the old parties run by the political classes are running scared of UKIP. After UKIP wins the Euros on Sunday there will be more hand wringing and talk of “we must listen.” Of course they will not. UKIP is not going to win the Westminster elections and so there is a pretence of listening to the voters but it is a sham. Which is why UKIP may not win any or many Westminster seats but it will not go away.
LibLabCon could neutralise it at a strike with just two announcements which negate the poisonous issues of sleaze and Europe.
1. All three party leaders could announce that any MP, starting retrospectively with greedy pig Maria Miller, found guilty of fiddling expenses will lose the party whip at once and not stand at the next election. We plebs find it nauseating that if the Tories win in 2015 the thief Miller will almost certainly once again be a minister. She should be out.
2. The leaders of LibLabCon could agree that on the same day as the 2015 General Election there would be a binding referendum on the question “Do you wish that the UK stays in the EU?” Offer voters that choice and vast swathes of Eurosceptics would leave UKIP and return to the old parties. The people could have their say and there would be little point in voting UKIP. It would have served its purpose.
And as an added bonus the old parties would not have blathered on about how they were going to listen to we plebs. They would actually have listened to us and given us what we want. What, Mr Cameron, Clegg and Miliband is do dreadful about that?