Hello again folks! Man of the Year for me must be the irrepressible Nigel Farage. Despite UKIP shooting itself in the foot one or two times and the unbridled bias of the media [in particular the not-so-impartial BBC], Nigel has been a refreshing revelation and spokesman for the silent majority in this country.
A further example of his wise leadership is his [and UKIP's] stance on the plight of Syria's massacred and persecuted Christians. True, Britain will not benefit from economic migration. But also true is the fact that we still have a duty to play our part in offering asylum to those who are attacked for their faith, particularly by islamists, in the Middle East. I applaud this article from the official UKIP web site:
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today urged the government to take some responsibility in helping those Christians fleeing the civil war in Syria:
"Christians are being increasingly persecuted across the Middle East and Syria as extreme Islamist elements seek to purge the region of Christianity. Britain must take its global responsibility seriously. It would seem that EU membership has skewed our sense of compassion that has long been a hallmark of British values. This government is about to let in thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians whilst we turn our back on people who in decades past we would have helped. If we do not help these people then who will? We must as a nation help Christians who are fleeing Syria to escape death and torture by allowing some to come to the UK." [end quote]
UKIP, me stay awake ... Keith JS ... 30-Dec-2013