UKIP manifesto: The Guardian can't stop lying

The Guardian knows full well that it's lying about UKIP and immigration, but the prejudices of their core readership demand a dishonest smear, so a dishonest smear is what they are given. Yes, UKIP wants us to be like neo-fascist, er, Australia!

by Westminster shrink on 16 April 2015 06:55

While most of the mainstream media is doing its best to bury the success of UKIP's manifesto launch yesterday, no prizes for guessing who won the prize in the totally-lost-in-space-about-UKIP category.

Yes, you can always rely on the Guardian.

Here from their editorial, contrasting UKIP's manifesto with "a carefully calibrated and costed job application for another five years as the junior partner in government" from the Lib-Dems, we get the following:

"...the 2015 [manifesto] is as much of a ragbag of prejudices against the modern world as before. It yearns for the return of an imaginary low-tax, small-state, blokeish and bloody-minded Britain without either immigrants or parking wardens, unconnected to Europe, anti-aid, proudly in denial about climate change and still strutting its military stuff."

Let's just start with the outright lie that UKIP wants a country without immigrants. Apart from the fact that this would mean Nigel Farage deporting his own wife, this just isn't true.

Nigel Farage, Suzanne Evans and the entire UKIP hierarchy have been at pains to stress that they are not against immigrants at all -- it's the current immigration system they oppose -- and that they want an internationalist, not narrowly European, immigration policy similar to that notorious bastion of neo-fascism, Australia!

The Guardian knows full well that it's lying about UKIP and immigration, but the prejudices of their core readership demand a dishonest smear, so a dishonest smear is what they are given.

As for "strutting its military stuff", that would be a reference to Britain upholding the NATO recommendation for defence spending to be at least 2 percent of GDP. But given that the Guardian wanted the West to lose the Cold War, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that they view this is a return to militarism.

As for the rest, I really can't be bothered. What a pathetic state to be in.

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