I never thought of myself as a leftie. My hardline euroscepticism, belief in slashing taxes and slashing state spending, ripping up the rule book on welfare, allowing free markets to operate unfettered, belief in total free speech always made me think that I was really very right wing indeed in a 100% libertarian way. I am a devoted follower of the great Ron Paul and Ayn Rand is my spiritual mentor. I think those folks who read my articles would be minded to agree hat i am very much right of centre, as would the bunch of mad lefties who work with my wife. But it appears that by UKIP standards I am just a mad leftie myself. My crime… words fail me.
My crime is opposing the vile UKIP plan that all Muslims should be forced to sign a charter denouncing violence. As I explained here a few minutes ago this will act as a recruiting sergeant for ISIL, it demonizes an entire community because of the actions of a few and it will make Britain more divided, less civilized and less safe. But taking that line is unacceptable according to a leading UKIP tweeter who has just tweeted:
Vicky @2tweetaboutit 3m3 minutes ago
@TomWinnifrith I can see u have a one track leftie mind & will just go on trying to cause division in the UK so no point continuing our chat
I am speechless.