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Edits to UKIP article[edit]

You reverted much of the information I deleted from the entry on United Kingdom Independence Party. This is not a neutral entry. The bits I deleted refer to people who are no longer party members, and whose cases were hugely distorted by the press. Both of them were victimized for small technicalities or on trumped-up evidence and branded as criminals, as part of a systematic victimization of any anti-EU political parties. The EU has its own intelligence network and dirty tricks department which works to discredit any opponents. It plants or forges evidence if necessary. Meanwhile major examples of corruption in the pro-EU political parties are not prosecuted by the legislature or addressed by the Electoral commission. In the recent British election, the three biggest parties all had huge amounts of illegal funding. Labour gets it by selling peerages, and from foreign donors; Conservatives get millions from non-domiciled peers such as Lord Ashcroft; the Libdems accepted £3.5 million in illegal donations from tax-evaders, non-doms, non-citizens and in one case, a common criminal who obtained the money by illegal means in the first place. Your article gives the impression that the United Kingdom Independence party is less ethical than the others, whereas in fact it is considerably more ethical.

A fair and neutral article should reflect that.

HenriettaVanLaer (talk)HenriettaVanLaer —Preceding undated comment added 15:39, 9 May 2010 (UTC).

Hi HenriettaVanLaer,
I've reverted the changes you've made again, as, whilst no article is perfect, your changes seem to make it significantly less neutral than it currently is. The people to whom you referred were party members, and were variously expelled, jailed, or resigned due to their disputes, and in at least one case, criminal acts. Our article states the facts - a person can then make their own judgement. Hiding these things would contribute to creating an artificially positive impression, which we have no business doing. Whilst all of the content of the article is sourced, your assertions are not. All the best --Saalstin (talk) 17:05, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

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User:Saalstin/Pierre-André Perissol[edit]

Hi. Mind if I move this to mainspace? Pichpich (talk) 02:46, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Brad[ley] Schneider[edit]

FYI, I have history merged the article from Bradley Schneider into Brad Schneider. I have taken the liberty of striking (but leaving in the message box) your comment about their being a duplicate article, since the former is now a redirect to the latter. —C.Fred (talk) 22:22, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Great, thanks --Saalstin (talk) 22:41, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


Here you said that UKIP is a right-wing party. Do you have any idea which specific party policies make UKIP right-wing? Pass a Method talk 10:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Where did you get that ludicrous label from? Far right? Are you seriously calling them fascist? Please don't do it. Alexandre8 (talk) 11:50, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi Alexandre8 - the threshold for Wikipedia is verifiability - I have called them nothing, Professor Margetts from the University of Oxford, Professor Beradi from the Open University, and various newspapers and respected magazines have called them far-right after analysing their policy platform, and voter behaviour. If you can find alternatives, please do so, but you shouldn't remove sourced material simply because you don't like it. All the best --Saalstin (talk) 13:16, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Open Uni is quite, well, crap...a gimmick really. new age internet "biz of education" org. (and i met 2 profs on an international marketing gimmick who had no idea what to talk). But youre right, it should stay, if only by the caveat that "x..." labeled them as such,.(Lihaas (talk) 21:13, 29 December 2011 (UTC)).

unitary authority[edit]

Hey - in our article on Bristol, you say "should it say "estimated for/by the unitary authority"? i can't understand it". Presuming you mean the sentence, it's correct as 'for' - "an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009" means there are 433,100 people inside the area covered by Bristol City Council ('the unitary authority'), but that doesn't cover the whole of the urban area, which spills over into South Gloucestershire contiguously (Bradley Stoke, Filton, Kingswood, and Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset with varying gaps - together, the entire population of the 4 unitary authorities is around 1m people, of which around 600k live in urban Bristol, of which 433,100 live in areas covered by Bristol City Council. Hope that helps --Saalstin (talk) 20:04, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

(i took the liberty of moving your comment to me over here to your page as i'm just an ip_add :) OK, thanks. The part that is confusing to American ears is, the "authority" part which sounds like it's a government, not a geographical area, and indeed, now reading again i see that this "area" usage is also proper in Britain and shown earlier (and linked!) in the article on that same page... so my link was not really necessary, and I understand your "common usage" so the clarification would perhaps be nice but is not strictly necessary. cheers. (talk) 22:30, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


You realise that UKIP are a centre-right party? Their policies are centre-right and Nigel Farage has said they are a centre right party. Judging from your page I see some biasy? (talk) 15:42, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi - you might want to look at the talk page for UKIP on this topic. Whilst their leadership likes to claim "centre right", academic analyses have found them to be "right wing", and "far right", all of which have been sourced to the article before, and removed by party supporters. You're correct from my userpage, I reject their extremist separatism, and am very open about this - from your attitude, I see the opposing bias? --Saalstin (talk) 16:12, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Everyone has a different view but calling them a right wing populist party is unture. UKIP support in the euro elections was 2nd in the country and this was at a time when conservatives weren't frustrated with Cameron's leadership. All I'm trying to do is add some balance to the article, sourcing for these pages shouldn't just come from socialist websites like I have seen here. (talk) 16:18, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

I'll refer you back to the article talk page, which is rather more stable than the article itself, and contains a number of debates, containing the sources which show them described by reliable media sources, and research universities, as "right wing", and "far right", whereas their own supporters tend to believe that they are "centre right". (I'm not aware that the Daily Telegraph and the University of Oxford are usually described as "socialist"). All the best --Saalstin (talk) 16:28, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

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