Wednesday, May 21, 2014
European election special: Seven out of ten Scots back Nigel Farage and Ukip policy on immigration, if Ukip gets the protest vote tomorrow then unpopular Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘pal’ Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik who doesn’t represent the majority of Scottish views is toast
Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond is playing the ‘race card’ at present against Ukip, the reason is that he wants ex Tory Candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh to get the Scottish National Party a third seat at the European Parliament.
Ex Tory Candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh won’t get the George Laird vote.
In playing the ‘race card’, the SNP hopes to attract Asian vote in Scotland.
It is rather crude politics.
UKIP has policies to curb immigration, cut overseas aid and crack down on foreign benefits claimants.
These policies are backed by a majority of Scots.
Whether you are a Asian, White, Black or Chinese British or indeed any other combination of British, what Ukip is saying is that we have to protect our people first.
They apparently define that as just British, regardless of race, creed, colour or religion, that doesn’t play any part in their thinking.
No country can operate with an open doors policy; Ukip is saying what many Scots are thinking ‘enough’s enough’.
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh doesn't agree with Ukip and she according to a new survey doesn’t believe in the views of the majority of Scots.
Can Nigel Farage's anti-EU party make a breakthrough north of the Border, that is a tall order, it means that people have to stop and think and have a moment of pause.
Ukip wants an MEP seat in Scotland.
It would open up the Scottish independence debate by putting the cat among the pigeons, no one except the SNP want to swamp Scotland with a million immigrants.
Alex Salmond does.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon does.
Publicly unelectable SNP list MSP Humza Yousaf does.
Ordinary working class Scots don’t.
If we can’t cope now, how will we if the population increases dramatically?
What’s the plan Salmond?
Like everything else it doesn’t exist.
The new survey is a wake up call for the SNP as nearly seven out of 10 Scots back stricter immigration controls, they also want over half want international aid budgets to be cut.
Publicly unelectable SNP list MSP Humza Yousaf wants to give a billion pounds of our money every year in aid.
Charity is nice, but in order to do so, Humza Yousaf and the SNP would be effectively cutting council budgets, the NHS and money to the third sector.
Our taxes would go through the roof, so at both ends, the Scottish people would suffer.
Interestingly 6 out of 10 people say benefits should only be available to those who have lived in the UK for at least five years.
Significantly there is a strong backing from SNP voters regarding Ukip’s promises, hopefully the SNP voter will realise that a vote for the SNP tomorrow is an entirely wasted vote.
The survey was conducted by pollsters Survation for Dundee University's Five Million Questions project.
They are asking interesting stuff through-out Alex Salmond’s referendum.
Michael Marra, the director of Five Million Questions, said:
"This data shows that Ukip's comparatively poor performance in Scotland is not due to a lack of support for their policies among large sections of Scottish voters. The idea that Ukip's popularity in much of the rest of the UK represents a fundamental divergence in British social attitudes appears to be based on little evidence. This is especially important at the moment given the context of the referendum. There is a striking level of support for Ukip policies among Scottish Conservative and SNP voters. It appears from this data that the principle difference is in party affiliation rather than social attitude."
68.4 per cent back Ukip's headline pledge to impose stricter immigration controls.
Among Conservatives voters, the figure rose dramatically to 84.4 per cent.
The policy was also backed by 68.8 per cent of SNP voters, 67.5 per cent of Labour voters and 60.2 per cent of LibDems.
So, the people of Scotland face a choice do they want to elect Ex Tory Candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh who doesn’t represent the views of Scots or do they want David Coburn, Ukip's lead European candidate in Scotland?
Salmond has sought to turn the campaign into a ‘race contest’ between the SNP’s Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik and Ukip.
His argument is vote SNP because Ukip is racist.
David Coburn, Ukip's lead European candidate said:
"These findings are encouraging and it's what we are hearing all over Scotland. Ukip's values are Scotland's values."
Perhaps Scots will say tomorrow ‘enough’s enough’ and lodge a protest vote with Ukip.
Tomorrow one thing you can be damn sure about is the George Laird vote isn’t going to the SNP for any price, the SNP have the worst record of Scottish MEPs at the EU.
The SNP lead candidate is a outright idiot in my opinion, and I see he has used EU expenses to pay his wife, although we can’t bump him, we can all have a damn good try at making sure that Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik doesn’t get access to the EU gravy train.
Enough’s enough, Salmond played the race card, these people aren’t worth your time or your vote. Ms. Ahmed-Sheik seems to have no problem getting Scottish Government cash, let's try and make sure she doesn't access EU money.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon's 'pal' doesn't deserve to be an Scottish MEP in my opinion.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University