Thursday, 12 February 2015

Farage rules out coalition with LibLabCon parties

Nigel Farage has ruled out entering into a coalition with Labour, the Lib Dems or the Conservatives in May.

For some time now Farage has been playing games with Labour and the Tories, hinting that he could do a deal with one or the other and sparking constant media speculation about possible coalition partners. A coalition was never on the cards. Nick Clegg might have the political nouse of a 12 year old but Farage isn't stupid. Why would the man who has invested so much personally and professionally to take UKIP from being a single issue Tory pressure group to be the third party in British politics with representation at all levels of government and in all four member states of the UK and going on to become the first party since 1906 to beat the Tories and the Labour Party in a national election throw it all away for a brief encounter with the illusion of power that is the British government within the EU?

The membership has made its views on coalition very clear. There is to be nothing more than a confidence and supply agreement which would see UKIP support the formation of a minority government if the Tories or Labour get the most MPs again but not support their legislative programme unless it's something UKIP MPs supported.

If the Tories or Labour have to fight for every victory then that's their problem.