"Ron Paul of Europe"-label completed: UK's Labour & Tories block Nigel Farage from upstaging Them @ Debates!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:49
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.'
- 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.