UKIP represents normal people more than the 3 main parties?
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I would argue yes it is more representative of normal people than the other parties.
I would argue this because statistics show votes for ukip are comming equally from conservatives, labour and people who haven't voted. My question is why would someone who is a centrist or left want to vote for a libertarian party who wants a return to the same amount of low regulation that aided the finational crash and want a 31% flat tax for even those on the minimum wage? The answer is simple it is becasue of the key dominant social issues of which ukip trumpets the most on benefits, the eu, foreign policy and immigration which the main parties have largely ignored or given an unsatisfactory response. These issues which largely form under immigration and integration issues are very close to hearts of mostly the working class and the north.
Normal: Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. [http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...]
2010 U.K. election's results [http://news.bbc.co.uk...]:
Liberal Democrats: 23.0%
Nowhere near as 'normal'.
The three leading parties have a combined percentage of 88.1% of the votes and are therefore more standard, usual, typical and thus expected as a political party for one in the U.K. to support than the UKIP, which is an extreme outlier.
0.881/0.031= 28.4 (3 s.f.)
This means that almost 28 1/2 times as many people are in support of one of the three leading UK parties than UKIP.
My opponent is stating that UKIP is gradually becoming more normal with time, he is not arguing that UKIP currently represents normal people more than the three main parties. The only one he successfully proved UKIP to be more normal than is the Lib Dems.
He sitll has to prove that they are more normal than the Conservatives as well as Labour to successfully win this debate.
My opponent has fundamentally failed to prove UKIP to be as normal as either Conservative or Labour, only succeeding at proving its norm over one of the 3 main parties.
Thus, Pro has lost this debate.
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Vote Placed by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con showed that the UIKP is not normal according to definition. Not actually still sure what Pros argument was as it was difficult to follow, also it did not support the proposition. S&G to Con, as Pros arguments were difficult to read.
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