Not sure how far we should go with including minority groups in the poll; parties of one are probably taking it a bit too far...............
Can't help feeling that, rather than calling it Veritas, Kilroy-Silk should have called it Invino - on the basis that it will specialise in the demented rantings of someone who should have learned to shut his mouth when he's had a couple. Allegedly.
Is that it exactly reflects what I would expect from a load of rich boat owning middle class, higher income earners as can be found on this type of website.
I suspect that if you were to take the same poll on pikeys_r_us.com or burglarsdowithimpunity.co.uk you may get a different outcome.
I must admit that I didn't intend to vote for any of them next time round, becasue it only encourges the bar stewards but I rather like the idea of a huge cross and the words none of the above on the ballot paper. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Oh, gosh: long story and it depends how much of the background you are familiar with. About 2 years ago, RK-S wrote an article, as one of his regular columns in a UK daily newspaper, suggesting that many Arabs were not terribly nice people and that their religion was a blight on human progress and enlightenment (I'm precising his argument somewhat, you understand). At the time of publication, it didn't arouse much controversy, but it was accidently republished a year later, in the aftermath of the 2nd Gulf War, and all Hell broke loose. RK-S was sacked from his morning TV Chat Show by the BBC and then announced that he was going back into politics (he used to be Labour MP) by joining the UK Independence Party (UKIP). You can probably guess my opinion of them from my comments above, but basically, they are an anti-Europe party and have attracted many from the Little England wing of the Tory Party and various, unsavoury points further right.
Support for the UKIP grew magically, spurred on by the presence of the perma-tanned one, but he left the party a few months ago, in a welter of acrimony and insults, and has recently announced that he is setting up his own party, Veritas. Its mission isn't entirely clear but I suspect it will turn out to be a UKIP clone but stripped of some (but only some) of its less savoury opinions and with added media charisma, courtesy of the Man Himself. I doubt, personally, that it will get far or achieve much, beyond providing a monument to RK-S' own monumental vanity.
All allegedly, imho and without prejudice, subject to contract................
Thanks for that. I've heard comments about him being not the flavour of the month etc. in newspapers and the TV, but missed the original story as I was working in the south of Spain without TV when the Gulf War II was on.