Nigel Farage's right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties.Goes on to say:
Recently, The Economist referred to UKIP as Britain's Tea Party, a nod towards the party's libertarian leanings. Nigel Farage once again upset the UK establishment this week by calling for a repeal of the UK's ban on handguns, initially introduced in 1996 after the mass shooting in Dunblane, Scotland.
The Independent reported Sunday that the finding of their favourability poll was a "surprise," further proof of the fact that much like the United States, Britain's political and media establishments are increasingly out of step with public opinion.When politicians and the media insist that American conservative politics must become more moderate to be viable, understand that such talk is designed to preserve a left-leaning status quo.
As more Americans awaken to the failures of our progressive politics, I expect we too, like the UK, will see a resurgence in a more traditional American political viewpoint - and perhaps even an upstart political party. Especially if the Republicans leaders continue to reshape and re-brand their party into something akin to Democrat-lite.