UKIP; UK's Own Tea Party Rocking Brit Establishment?

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Britain's version of Tea Party rocks political system across the pond | Fox News

The UK Independence Party (UKIP), formed in 1993 opposing Britain’s entry into the European Union, failed to make an electoral dent for a long time. However UKIP has built up steam in recent years and is spearheading a seismic shift in the British political spectrum.

In this year’s local elections – the British version of midterms -- UKIP took a stunning 23 percent of the vote, up from the 3.1 percent they won in the 2010 national election. Their leader, Nigel Farage, is buoyed by their recent success.

“We want to take back our country, we want to take back our government, and we want to take back our birthright,” Farage told FoxNews.com in forthright language rarely seen in British politics.

Farage has good reason to be confident of UKIP’s potential. Since he took the party's helm for a second time in 2010, the party has been revitalized, capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the Conservative Party’s shift to the center under current Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron has radically overhauled the “Tories,” embracing nationalized health care, fighting for gay marriage, and changing the party logo from the flame of liberty to an environmentally conscious tree. This, UKIP argues, makes them indistinguishable from the left-wing Labour Party and Liberal Democrats.
Ah, the advantages of a Parliamentary system for the voters; real choice.

Over here, the GOP RINO's control everything and though they depend on the Tea Party to get the rank and file motivated, they don't want any of them at the top national level.

The USA needs a new third party call it what you will; Tea Party, Freedom Party or whatever.

The GOP is never going to be taken over by TPM folks because the old Rockefeller wing of the party has all the inside connections to do whatever the hell they want.
 

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So what are you going to do about it other than complain?
 

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good for Brits
 
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