So Jackie Ashley praises UKIP and Ritchie says

Beyond the passionate intensity of Ukip and the far left, nobody is speaking with boldness and clarity about how to deal with a eurozone collapse. The [r]est lack all conviction.

So that\’s Our Jackie then.

It’s clear what we need.

Would they now step forward, please? It will take some courage to do so – to say what they think, and to say they’ll act on it – but that’s exactly what we’re asking for from politicians.

Is that too much to ask? Surely, not?

It has to be said, the idea of Ritchie turning up to UKIP meetings does disturb. But we\’ll accept his vote nonetheless, despite our being neo-liberals.

5 comments on “So Jackie Ashley praises UKIP and Ritchie says

  1. Tim –

    You’re the resident expert round these parts. Is it “Ukip”, per wor Jackie, or “UKIP”?

    Tim adds: We put UKIP. Guardian style book says only capitalise first letter of acronym if said acronym is usually pronounced as a word rather than as individual letters.

    So, Ukip, but MBS and CDO.

  2. We prefer UKIP, but frankly it doesn’t matter.

    PA, the BBC, most papers all use Ukip, despite us asking regularly for them to use our own orthography.

    But really, who cares?

  3. Jackie’s not praising UKIP – her quote refers to the Yeats poem Second Coming:

    “The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.”

    She’s putting UKIP in the “worst” category.

    Of course the ignorant accountant mangled the quote, thinking he knew better…

  4. I can’t help thinking that what RM really wants is not for politicians to act according to what they think, but according to what he thinks.

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