A day or two ago, I read a blog article on where UKIP’s vote comes from and who it threatens published on the LSE blog site by Evans & Mellon. They say, they,
… examine the voting history of UKIP supporters, finding that the party is attracting, primarily, disaffected former Labour voters from the Conservatives and elsewhere, and that the working class basis of UKIP has been markedly over-stated. On the whole, however, it is the Conservatives, not Labour, who have most to fear from UKIP.
This is an important piece of evidence of deep inconvenience to those arguing that we have to do more than listen to UKIPs voters, usually an excuse to explore the cess pitc corners of the immigration control policy cupboard.. I tweeted it as I thought it was interesting and one of the retweets, emphasised the factual nature of the paper.
This is interesting... An evidence-based refutation of the accepted "fact" UKIP is a working class party, and that it threatens Labour most. https://t.co/A5pCTseXXY— Red Labour (@Redlabour2016) January 3, 2017
Here's a counter to what is otherwise seen as a well known fact … UKIP are not Labour's effective enemy https://t.co/XIbZUqYiKP
— Dave Levy (@DaveLevy) January 3, 2017
Thanks for the retweet Red Labour, howver we need to remember that
“you can’t reason people out of positions that they didn’t reason themselves into”.