U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed in his party’s annual conference on Friday that Ukip are “parking our tanks on the Labour Party lawn” as it seeks to win Labour voters and seize the balance of power in Westminster at the general election 2015.
The recent move is made after the widespread revelations over child sex abuse in Rotherham by groups of predominately Asian men, which served as an indication for a need of “a change in our political culture”.
The Ukip leader has criticised Ed Miliband’s party for covering Rochdale child abuse scandal due to the fear of being branded racist.
While addressing to around 2,000 delegates at Doncaster Racecourse, northern England, Mr Farage said: “This party is not about left or right, this party is about right and wrong.
“Why are we in Doncaster?
“Well it’s quite simple, because Ed Miliband is one of the town’s MPs and we have got to signal to the world that we are now parking our tanks on the Labour Party’s lawn. We pose a threat to the entire British political class – and I will drink to that.”
The Ukip leader has added through encouraging the voters to vote for Ukip: “The message must be…if you vote Ukip, you will get Ukip. We could even say to people – vote Ukip to hold the balance of power,” and produce a change in the entire establishment culture in Westminster.
Following a win in the ballot during the European Parliament elections in May, Ukip’s popularity has increased with 15 per cent support, which is twice the level of Britain’s traditional third party, the Liberal Democrats. The party have also revealed its intention to win a House of Commons seat for the first time in a special election in Clacton, Essex, next month, after the local Tory lawmaker defected. After topping the ballot in the European Parliament elections in May, UKIP is now regularly polling close to 15 per cent support, twice the level of Britain’s traditional third party, the Liberal Democrats. The party is seeking to win a House of Commons seat for the first time in a special election in Clacton, Essex, next month, after the local Tory lawmaker defected.
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