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Popular headlines from  British Leading papers  read as follows

Britain is growing more towards the far right as popular support for EU exit increases

Sunday, 30 December 2012
It is clear that Britain seems to be loosing its economic competitive edge and this has ignited the rise of the far rights disguised in different ways. After the demise of the radical British far right party, the British National Party, (BNP), or its change of looks, the next party on the rise is the UK Independent Party (UKIP) which is making lots of news and likely causing worries privately to politicians both of the right and left of the British political places.

A recent opinion poll released yesterday show that the UKIP have risen up to 15 percent on the polls and the coalition parties Conservatives and the liberal Democrats (LibDem) stand at 29 and 8 percent respectively. This means that Labour retained its pace as the biggest political party in the country with 38 percent of voters feeling  while the UKIP has become the third largest party in the country knocking off the LibDem.
Popular headlines from  British Newapapers read as follows
The most interesting issue relating to the rise the UKIP party is that it has one main policy - to get the UK out of the EU. Besides that, the party has not elaborated on real economic policies that would make the UK competitive and energy independent. It has not talked on any policy position that will reduce unemployment and help increased British failing industrial production position. Any attempt to talk about how the UK would improve on its economic position always shift to Europe being an impediment of the UK's failure to grow.

The UKIP Party's leader, Nigel Farage has made several utterances that the British industrial and economic weaknesses have been tied to the country being a member of the EU. He has accused the Last labour government and the current coalition for leaving the boarders open for immigrant from the Union to "stray in" and undercut British workers and also to claim British benefits. Though not identifying a real policy that can make the UK strong economically and socially, British voters seem to be buying his argument  and want to give him the chance to govern the country or to withdraw the UK from the EU.

The hard-argued  and discussed issues in the UK in 2012 has been that immigrants from other poorer EU countries such as Poland (most referenced) and other eastern European countries have flocked into the UK since 2004. While waiting for the Romanians and Bulgarians to make their own wave of immigration assault on the UK, the immigrants generally have been accused of flocking into the UK and undercutting the British jobseekers. They are accused of taking jobs  and accepting the lowest pay and are able to cramp in their tens in one house thereby living at very low cost possible compared to the UK workers with families expected to live in a particular way that meet current living standards.

This has made many jobs created going to Eastern Europeans and making the British workers becoming more unemployed.
The coalition government has on its party blamed the British workers for being lazy and tending to live on "a loose benefit system created by the last government" but not looking well into the reasons for why people find it hard to get a job. They have also continued with their extremely right wing approach to a "diktat" austerity policy that is hitting hard on families - especially low-income families. This has made the UK hardly had any economic growth for the past three years and people are beginning to get worried and seeking new "who" to trust.

The labour Party leader, Ed Milliband had apologised for his parties loose immigration policy and had argues that they would have acted as the Germans, the French and the Dutch who allowed only temporal limit of immigrants from those countries.
This has not gone well with voters who continue to believe that Europe is the sources of their economic discontents and that the country should pull off Europe. They cite countries such as Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland who work with the EU but are not members.
Therefore expected in the coming years - will the UK pull out of the EU?
by Team

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