Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
But, as in the US, the voters who tend to vote for the right wing tend neither to know nor care about the actual policies they're "approving", they just like the noise the candidate makes on "issues".

Also, right wingers tend to be more prone to a bit of hypocrisy, they don't actually have to be 100% consistent, so they have more flexibility to shoot from the hip.

But forget ukip; if we're talking about how the media allow themselves to be gulled by a good bloke with a sense of fun and jollity, how does Boris Johnston keep getting away with it? Unless I'm completely missing my guess, this is a man who will be the next leader of the Conservative party, and yet he has barely ever been subject to media scrutiny about his likely policies and sentiments. He blusters, jokes and dissembles, changing the subject with the slippery ease. Yet the opinions he has ventured, which are just as populist, yet even more authoritarian and corporate friendly as Farage's, are far more  shocking than anything Farage says because he is so much more likely to assume real power.

But when he is exposed, as happened on the BBC once, nothing came of it. If anything his popularity seemed to rise.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 at 01:39:10 PM EST
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