Sunday, September 07, 2008

A requiem for UKIP

Following our piece yesterday on the UKIP conference, we have had a number of interesting responses on the forum, but none more so than this. I commend it to you.

Readers of this blog will know that we abhor the low-grade personality politics which sustain the gutter press and the many so-called political blogs which seek to emulate it. We therefore rarely descend to those levels (although we have had our moments) and maintain a lofty (some say arrogant) detachment from them, preferring to deal with issues rather than trivia.

However (what a big word that is), the contribution to which we have linked moves me to add a short personal response. This is one I may regret, but it has to be done. To keep the main blog clear, I am posting it on the forum. It can be read here.