This also goes some way to explain how much of the socialist narrative has become institutionalised and hence why the entire media and political class try so desperately to deligitimize UKIP. While there are still a small number of genuine 'conservatives' in the Conservative party, anybody who still thinks that David Cameron is a conservative in any meaningful sense of the word should note that it is because of him that most of the ticks in their column above are there. And for those who have managed to delude themselves into thinking he is a strong supporter of Israel, please remember it is Cameron who made the anti-Israel bigot Baroness Warsi such a key member of his team and it was Cameron who established his 'pro-Muslim' credentials by bragging:
‘Unlike a lot of politicians from Britain who visit Israel, when I went I did stand in occupied East Jerusalem and actually referred to it as ‘occupied East Jerusalem,’ he says. ‘The Foreign Office bod who was with me said most ministers don’t dare say [that].’Some have highlighted the fact that the Labour Party had promised to criminalise criticism of Islam (by making it a hate crime) as a reason to be thankful they did not get in. But it was the Conservatives who promised exactly such a new law several weeks before Milliband did.
Of course there are many things to be happy about in the election results, notably the removal of anti-Israel bigots George Galloway (although his replacement Naz Shah has similar views on Israel), David Ward, and many other LibDems, as well as Labour's Michael Connarty). The defeat of Simon Hughes is especially gratifying since he is a more influential anti-Israel bigot than the others. But there are new MPs who are equally vicious bigots (check out Rupa Huq the new Labour MP for Ealing Central). And we now have 56 members from the SNP party - that is the party which banned all Israeli books from libraries in one of the councils under its control.