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"Ron Paul of Europe"-label completed: UK's Labour & Tories block Nigel Farage from upstaging Them @ Debates!

This parallel con-job by the UK establishment is no less hilariously pathetic, than the NeoCon RINOs' systematic interference vs. the Doc and the R3VOLution, in RP2008 and RP2012.

Via LRC: Bipartisanism

Posted by Lew Rockwell on April 29, 2013 04:58 PM

In Britain, as in the US, the two establishment political parties work together to prevent any competition to themselves, in this case from the anti-EU UK Independence party.

'We've got to get David Cameron to agree to it first. Without him there will be no debates, then we'll worry about keeping Farage out.'

Labour joins the Tories in move to block UK Independence Party members from appearing on TV leader's debates

- Ed Miliband fears UKIP could erode Labour's vote in elections
- Tories and Labour have seen their votes taken by Nigel Farage's party
- Main parties are concerned live TV debate may give UKIP a surge in support

By Matt Chorley and Tom Gardner

PUBLISHED: 13:49 EST, 29 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 EST, 29 April 2013

Labour leader Ed Miliband wants to block the UK Independence Party from having a role in the TV leader's debates, it emerged today.

The Tories were already opposed to the idea of giving UKIP leader Nigel Farage equal status ahead of the 2015 general election.

Labour had thought UKIP would only damage the Tories' election hopes.

But strategists now fear UKIP's 'brand of anti-politics could damage all three main parties in unpredictable ways,' The Guardian reported.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg enjoyed a surge in the polls in the 2010 polls as a relatively unknown figure alongside David Cameron and Gordon Brown.

Until recently Labour had hoped to capitalise on the rise of UKIP, hoping it would split the centre-right vote and allow them to clinch crucial swing seats.

But recent polls suggest UKIP has taken support from all the main parties.

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egapele's picture

I am amazed at how much more open the British media is

about what's going on.

Why was the Ron Paul phenomenon "covered up" so much better here?

yup,

and particularly in case of the BBC, they're an openly state-funded one, ours is too, it's just they pretend they're not and enough sheeple believe they're not too.

but also, it's probably because they have a parliamentary system and elections where unlike here, it's not a 'winner-takes-all' system, so they already have, regardless of how effective, well established non-binary-primary parties.

but frankly, the effect is still the same: bunch of statists fighting over the loot. nothing more. nothing less, no?

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Cyril's picture

BUMP. I trust Nigel to get even more incentive for his standing

BUMP.

I trust Nigel to get even more incentive for his standing up against those rent-seeking crooks.

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Cyril's picture

Nice "YABBOL" they got there, too

"YABBOL" !

Yet Another Beautiful Bunch Of Losers !

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Democracy: A system whereby

Democracy: A system whereby voters are given a choice between unacceptable party A and unacceptable party B.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

UKIP

is bigger than third parties here in America. They can't get away with this, can they?

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updated

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul