Saturday, 31st May, 2014.

Shock – Or Just Surprise?

     Wales is known for its lack of social stratas.   There is very little class-distinction here – though it’s on the increase as more and more immigrants come here from our Eastern neighbour.   They, alas, are steeped in a culture which encourages class-distinction and, it seems, most of ‘em are “middle-class”.

So the “success” of the prejudice-ridden Ukip in the EU election came unexpectedly.

Many seem to be saying that theirs was a protest vote against the current Tory government in Wasteminster and against the way New Labour seems to be estranged from ordinary, working people.

The trouble with protest votes is that, sometimes, they elect totally unsuitable people to office.

So let us hope that, at next year’s General Election, we all come to our senses, ignore Ukip – and the other neo-Nazi parties – and vote the way our consciences tell us (after we have pondered on what is best for Wales).

And that’s about all I want to say this week.

Except:  if you didn’t go to the polling station (or didn’t have a postal vote), you have lost your right to complain or criticise any politician and political agendas.

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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