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    are a sort of English Tea party, Small taxes, get us out of Europe group of right wing chancers Lead by a man with all the charm of a Used car salesman

    Now the Votes on the right in the UK are split in much the same way as the US but with a couple of extra wrinkles, you have the Religious voters, the Business voters,  the Nationalists and the rural vote, which is pretty much the same as the US. On top of that you have Aristocratic traditionalists (the country went to hell since the Industrial revolution) and Royalists.

    Now the Rights big play in the last 30 years to expand its constituency has beenanti-europeanism, what gets refered to as Euroscepticism, and the right wing press has been pushing  dishonest stories about Europe throughout that time in an attempt to break off part of the Left vote, by blaming  foreigners for the world economic situation, and any job losses.  Now the Business faction in the Tory party  will have nothing to do with actually leaving the EU, between 40% and 60% of their business is done with Other European states, and  many of the large Multinational companies that are based in the UK are only here as it is a spearhead into doing business with the whole of europe. Without this membership they will be gone to somewhere inside the market.

    Unfortunately the Tory party has lost control, They keep pushing the isn't Europe terrible line to maintain their vote, but are really in a position where nothing can be done about it without utter disaster occurring economically. so those voters that have split off from the working class votes, and the more extreme nationalists are starting to coalesce around a more nationalist party who are promising to do all the things that the Tories have been merely paying lip service to.

    Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

    by ceebs on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 08:08:16 PM PST

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