Wednesday 3 December 2014

So what if Nigel Farage disagrees with a party policy?

Forget the Islamic State terrorists attacking Camp Bastion in Afghanistan or threatening to set off a dirty bomb in London, today's headline news is that Nigel Farage doesn't agree with UKIP's policy on sex education.

It seems that the media actually do believe their own propaganda that UKIP is a one-man band or they can't get their heads around the idea that a party leader might not blindly endorse every policy his party has adopted. Or more likely, both.

This non-story speaks volumes about how democratic UKIP is. When was the last time you heard Cameron, Miliband or Clegg disagree with one of their party's policies? UKIP's constitution allows the party leader to make unilateral policy decisions when necessary to respond to current events or media enquiries but outside of those circumstances policy is made by committees made up of UKIP members.