17 May 2009

Why Vote UKIP?

The rather impressive Re-Elect Jean blog (to get Jean Lambert returned as London's Green Party MEP) points out the flaws in voting UKIP if you're angry about expenses:

It is a shame that some voters are thinking of turning to UKIP as they react to the disgraceful revelations over MPs expenses. After all, of the 12 MEPs elected for UKIP last time, two of them were convicted for fraud, and one of them joined the neo-fascist grouping in the European Parliament. In contrast, the UK's two Green MEPs are the only UK grouping to receive a 100% rating from the pressure group Open Europe for the transparency and accountability of their finances, as this press release details.

4 comments:

Roger Green said...

They don’t support Palestinian militants. That’s a good reason to vote UKIP.

Green Curmudgeon said...

Roger - there is going to be absolutely no way that the Israel / Palestine problem will be solved without dialogue between the two sides. Both sides have tried violence against each other; Israel has more power at its disposal. Recognising the Palestinians is not the same as "supporting militants"; that may work down the pub as a point of cheap propaganda but it gets nowhere. Secondly, it's a cheap distraction from UKIP being a corrupt mess, the Green Party's MEPs having an excellent record for honesty.

Joe said...

I don't support Palestinian militants either - but certainly support the notion of Human Rights for all. Given that many Palestinians have few rights, it is right that they should get international support, and on this basis I will be supporting the Green Party in the forthcoming elections.

kensington and chelsea said...

I would prefer to seen more green party meps..