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Sluts, Gay Weather And Fruitcake: The Rise Of UKIP In Photos

by | 2nd, March 2014

DAVID Cameron (Tory) once dismissed UKIP as a bunch of “fruitcakes and loonies”. Does depicting your opponents as mad help? Well, ideally it means you don’t have to engage them in debate. But that billing of being mentally ill did UKIP no harm in positioning the UK Independence Party (launched 1993) as being something other than the modern Conservative Party.

UKIP could advertise their credentials as outsiders and free thinkers who had been noticed by the mainstream.

But does free thinking have its limits? Yes. The party has been a gift of gaffes. UKIP councillor David Silvester said the torrential rains of winter 2013-2014 were a sign of God’s anger at gay marriage;  MEP Godfrey Bloom called

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