The English Democrats have formed an unholy alliance with some other minor parties and called it the Alliance for Democracy.
Joining the English Democrats in their "Anglo-Christian Democratic Alliance of Political Parties" are the Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship", Jury Team, Popular Alliance, the UK Fascist First Party and Veritas. Strangely absent are the England First Party, a BNP off-shoot that the English Democrats formed an electoral pact with during the 2009 EU elections.
Let's have a look at the English Democrats' new bed-fellows:
The Christian Party ... well, what can I say? The Christian Party is headed up by a Scottish Reverend and has a homophobic, anti-abortion, illiberal manifesto. As well as the UK Christian Party, there is a Christian Party Scotland and Christian Party Wales - something the English Democrats criticise other British political parties for!
Jury Team isn't even a proper party, it's just a rich bloke paying deposits for no-hopers who can't make it onto a party list. Jury Team candidates collectively gained only half a percent of the national vote between them in the 2009 EU elections.
The Popular Alliance is an off-shoot of UKIP and Veritas, itself an off-shoot of UKIP. The Popular Alliance has a policy to "restore British culture, tradition and history, especially in schools". Their website describes them as a "Political party opposing Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem, UKIP, Veritas and BNP as an alternative for government".
The UK First Party is yet another UKIP off-shoot and already has an alliance with the Popular Alliance. The UK First leadership and its handful of activists consist mainly of disgruntled former UKIP members including Greg Limp-Wrist, one of the EU moles who writes on the anti-UKIP "Junius" blog.
Veritas is the original UKIP off-shoot, formed by Robert Kiljoy-Slick when he threw his teddy out of the pram after failing to get himself installed as leader. Veritas' biggest achievement is to still be in business despite having virtually no success in its 5 year history. Robert Kiljoy-Slick once tried to take over the English Democrats but failed.
The combined vote in the 2009 EU elections of every party in the Alliance for Democracy (Veritas and Popular Alliance didn't stand any candidates) was just 4.4% - 1.8% less than the BNP, slightly over half the Green vote and just over a quarter of the UKIP vote. Three of the six parties in the Alliance for Democracy are UKIP off-shoots, one of them is specifically opposed to one of the others, one of them has a "British" party to cover England with local parties for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and all of them except the English Democrats are UK parties.
I'm not sure how you can have an alliance of Anglo-Christian parties in England, Scotland and Wales as they claim to be and I'm surprised that the English Democrats are so keen to declare themselves a Christian party when one of their national council members and founder members, who happens to be one of their best people, is Jewish. There's even a Scottish and Welsh branch of the alliance!
I could be wrong, of course, but I seriously doubt anyone will be unduly concerned about this schizophrenic alliance of British/Scottish/Welsh/English nationalist Christian (apart from non-Christians) unelectable political parties.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Posted by Stuart Parr at 20:38
Labels: Alliance for Democracy, Christian Party, English Democrats, Popular Alliance, UK First Party, Veritas
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