It is vital to address Political extremism


Jones.PNGAfter weeks of hearing and reading about the internal problems within the Labour Party of Anti-Semitism it seems vital that the failings of the other Political Parties on our national stage are also made clear and that they are held to account for their extreme actions. Clearly as the Conservative Party continues to dither over the behaviour of people within their Party towards Muslims, highlighted with the latest set of appalling views by Boris Johnson, aired in the Daily Telegraph, we now have a set of examples from UKIP. Members of UKIP campaigned over the last few weeks alongside the remnants of EDL to achieve freedom for Stephen Yaxley Lennon who is referred to as Tommy Robinson, the violence towards Police Officers whilst probably from EDL members was nevertheless part of these events. Now reports have also emerged of how at least three UKIP members were involved in an attack on a bookstore in Bloomsbury on Saturday following a demonstration against the BBC. The bookshop is a left wing shop which apparently contained a notice opposing the Tommy Robinson campaign but that does not justify a senior politician from within UKIP being part of an assault on books and intimidating customers in the shop. The three people who have been suspended by the party include Elizabeth Jones who is Chairman of the Lambeth branch of UKIP and a member of their NEC and she was also a leadership candidate in 2016. She describes herself as a “determined London campaigner, feminist, seasoned family solicitor and avid arts consumer. Stating she is an experienced family law solicitor, having dealt with the issues of most of London humanity of all nationalities, religions and persuasions and have a deep well of life to draw upon unlike our brittle, off the peg professional politicians.” She claims that “UKIP is the only party that put UK interests first and does not cravenly follow current political fads”. However one of her fads appears to be an attempt “lessening of the grip of BBC leftitst bias.” Whilst most of her tweets and retweets are political, as the one above shows, she is also interested in culture!

 

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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