A recent audit of Ukip’s support showed its supporters were more likely to be working class than those of any Westminster party.
No, this isn\’t saying that the majority of UKIP supporters are working class. Rather, that the proportion of working class supporters (I assume they mean members but I\’m not sure) is higher than in any other party.
Rather backs up my long held belief (and I\’m most certainly not the only one who believes this) that the first Westminster seat (s), assuming they come at all, are far more likely to come from Labour\’s industrial heartlands than from the Tory south.
Yes, of course there\’s a portion of \”I\’m mad as hell and I\’m not going to take it any more\” to the party\’s support. But that mad as hell is more vicious in the divide between the skinny latte sipping Islingtonians and the working classes than it is between Tories and whatever the Notting Hill set are.
Another way of putting the same thing is that both the working class and the Islingtonians are profoundly conservative: but they\’re conservative about very different things. Thus much of the rift.
BTW, please note, yes still UKIP me: but I\’m nothing official. This is just me talkin\’, not anything ex cathedra.