According to the Huffington Post UK "Nigel Farage's Ukip is popular. He and his party are on course to win the European elections on May 22."
Now I am not so sure about that. Ukip will probably make some election in roads but how many wins they will secure is open for debate. However Huff Posts' video, courtesy of the BBC, with a man behind Farage making the traditional UK sign for a person talking bo**ocks and deemed to be a wa**er is certainly very funny. It may be brief but that makes it no less funny. And it was live on air!
So many times in the UK politicians, and even outdoor news broadcasters, fall foul of we Brits and our sense of humour. The poor unsuspecting souls may be talking in all seriousness only to end up looking the fool. Sometimes it is just a laugh, sometimes it is nasty but more often than not is it at the expense of someone.
Farage is in many ways the electable face of Ukip. Love him or loathe him you have to accept he is the leading light of UKIP. The political ground Ukip have gained is in part down to Farage. Other helpful factors have been the perceived craziness of the EU and other mainstream politician's indecisive views, greed and incompetence.
It is perhaps ironic that the European elections could be Ukips best chance of political success. Their finest hour. The party after all stands against most things EU and would like to pull the UK out of the European Union.
That though is what will attract some UK voters, like flies to the proverbial, in the EU elections. Ukip may have more success in the by elections which are also being held in May but the killer will be the 2015 General Election.
Many voters squander their vote in smaller or local elections to make a point to those in office. Come the general election they may turn back to the tried and tested. If they don't we are in trouble.
Either way the UK is in for some interesting political times, not least with the September Scottish Independence referendum.
Based in Yorkshire, in the middle of the UK, almost, this blogger offers her own unique perspective on life in GB
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