having posted Dr. Eric Edmond’s Blog posting on one of the many Forums I contribute to some chap styled callumquinn made what I considered to be an eroneous and misleading comment as follows:
[quote author=callumquinn link=topic=17161.msg418067#msg418067 date=1303213503]
You are wrong. UKIP is growing, percentage of voter has risen by nearly 8% in certains places like cornwall and norwich so[/quote]
thanks for your correction of Dr. Eric Edmond based upon your opinion and local exceptions.
It would seem you have not seen either of the two most recent polls nor kept abreast of the activities of both a number of The UKIP MEPs and also the furore that has broken out on UKIP NEC recently.
However with a couple of isolated examples I do indeed agree – Which result are you in fact alluding to in Cornwall and Norwich, where of course on such a localised basis they MAY have found a candidate of some caliber, who like yourself seems woefully ill informed.
Also the ICS Poll is worth looking at CLICK HERE
You will note that the professionals would seem not to endorse your opinion.
Do be minded that in 18 years out of some 19,500 political positions in Britain held by election UKIP has less than 30.
Unfortunately due to an indisputable lack of vision, strategy, tactics, leadership, probity, morality, integrity, training, competence or trustworthy behaviour UKIP would seem to claim to be only standing in around 1,250 seats (including paper candidates) in the Local Elections this May and I gather this is not even eligible for free electoral broadcasts where we are told the break point is about 1,500.
It is sad to see what is at the moment our only potential lifeboat being so abused by its leadership in their self serving self enrichment and the parasites they have hired as praise singers in return for the crumbs from the troughs on the gravy train.
I am confused by your claim relative to Norwich where you claim a gain of 8% as in July 2009 you will note Glenn Tingle’s vote:
The result in full was:
Chloe Smith (C) 13,591 (39.54%, +6.29%)
Chris Ostrowski (Lab) 6,243 (18.16%, -26.70%)
April Pond (LD) 4,803 (13.97%, -2.22%)
Glenn Tingle (UKIP) 4,068 (11.83%, +9.45%)
Rupert Read (Green) 3,350 (9.74%, +7.08%)
Craig Murray (Honest) 953 (2.77%)
Robert West (BNP) 941 (2.74%)
Bill Holden (Ind) 166 (0.48%, -0.17%)
Howling Laud (Loony) 144 (0.42%)
Anne Fryatt (NOTA) 59 (0.17%)
Thomas Burridge (Libertarian) 36 (0.10%)
Peter Baggs (Ind) 23 (0.07%)
Yet by 2010 election his result had seemingly collapsed:
General Election 2010
Liberal Democrat 7783
UKIP (Glenn Tingle) 1878 4.41%