The UK Independence Party (UKIP), a posh version of the BNP, want British taxpayers’ to foot a £120 million bill so that they can have a referendum on fox-hunting.
It’s good to know that chasing foxes for fun is UKIP’s priority at a time when many people are struggling to make a living, what with mass unemployment, fuel poverty and not to mention the high price of houses.
Parliament has been promised a free vote on hunting, so why are UKIP pressing for a referendum? Jane Collins, failed UKIP Parliamentary candidate for Barnsley, explained to the Yorkshire Post that “I am not sure we would win a free vote!” It perhaps says something of the insular world of foxhunters, which Mrs Collins has been part of since childhood, that she believes for one second that the public would vote for animal abuse.
Mrs Collins also says, “with the employment figures as they are it is ludicrous to put them [bloodsport jobs] under pressure”. You have to question why UKIP feel bloodsport jobs are more important to defend than say police officers, care workers or nurses.
Mrs Collins and UKIP are remarkably quiet on the thousands of job losses caused by foxhunter Stephen Hester.
Fellow bloodsport fanatic David Cameron is on record as stating that UKIP members are “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly”. That is a bit harsh, fruitcakes are useful.