‘Believe in Britain’ states the front page of Ukip’s manifesto. Yet the truth is that Ukip do not really believe in Britain. In fact they don’t even seem to like it very much.
At best Ukip believes in a Britain which never really existed. A Britain of bland food and pale faces. A Britain where the roads are all empty, and the voices are all English.
Most of all they believe in a Britain where people like Nigel Farage are in control. When the Ukip leader declared that “we want our country back” he meant it quite literally.
Ukip’s version of Britain is a mean-spirited and selfish place. It’s a country where the sick are turned away from hospitals and the world’s most destitute people are left to fend for themselves.
At their manifesto launch yesterday, Farage was asked by a Telegraph journalist why the only black face in the document was in the section on overseas aid. The question was met with shouts of “shame” from Ukip supporters with senior figures later complaining about theRead More »from Nigel Farage believes in a Britain which doesn't exist