Posted 7 Jan 2013 by Walaa Idris
It’s pretty obvious; Parliament is back this week, New Year, new term and no doubt new resolutions. Judging by the headlines, each party is setting out their stall and giving us a recap of what they achieved so far. Tories are making sure their achievements don’t go unnoticed or get drowned under the Lib Dems super loud cries of ‘we’re the party of fairness’ while Labour is looking around for the next Conservative idea to recycle as their own. I always said, at the rate Labour is going before the end of this parliament, they will adopt and relaunch the Big Society as their next big thing!
But, the surprise must be Nigel Farage and UKIP. They are this term cool kids. Besides the Prime Minster on Marr Show, Nigel Farage is the only party leader who went live on every news station yesterday.
As cool kids go he is witty and smart. Getting his party to where they are today is a testament to him and his resolve. Farage is not just cool, he is also tough. This is a man who walked away from a plane crash with only a few scratches then capitalized on what the left dubbed as Omnishambles. So much so, now some fear UKIP might cost the Conservatives over fifty seats in 2015. That cannot be good news for David Cameron, who once called them ‘fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’. Not at all nice because many organisations have members who qualify as fruitcakes, loonies and are closet racists, we just don’t mention it.
Nonetheless, the relationship between these two is one to watch. Especially as Farage keeps repeating he will do a deal with the devil if it gets him what he wants! And since, I can’t see him in ‘coalition’ or any sort of electoral deal with either Labour or the Lib Dems, both parties love Europe and will never consider leaving it….
Farage’s devil might be…., and Cameron might just have to hold his nose and ….