Friday, 3 May 2013

The UKIP Earthquake

A Plague on All Your Houses
This was the verdict of the people in the Council Elections of 2nd May 2013. Politicians have said a lot about "Broken Britain" but none of them ever take responsibility for having broken the nation. Despite centuries of Parliamentary democracy the political machinery of government in this country is far removed from 'government of the people by the people'. It is dominated by a professional political elite who listen to no one outside the Westminster bubble.
What are your views on this article by Dr Clifford Hill?


  1. what do you think is the future for britain> forecast suggest britain and mass immigration will be even more obvious...the uk is becoming unrecognisable to the country i grew up in
    is it elite politicians or a judgemnet from God? or a consequenece.
    I fear for the uk,so much discontentment under the surface over these issues

  2. Once again a word in season from Dr Hill. My hope & my pray is that it will not fall on deaf ears in the Westminster.

  3. I am a Christian and also a UKIP member. I took the decision to stand in the recent local elections as a paper candidate to do 'my bit' to help save our nation. UKIP as a party are very warm to the Christian faith and strongly support and respect the Christian heritage of the UK. There is a strong group within UKIP called Christian Soldiers who hold all of the UK and UKIP up in prayer. They are pro-marriage and are happy defending it publicly. I'm not sure of their policy on abortion. Ultimately they are a secular organisation and will surely make some mistakes along the way but they are honest, passionate, non racist and genuine folk who care about this nation and want to protect it from the evil influences coming from within the EU.

  4. Interesting take on the "Broken Britain" idea that I had never thought of.

    It is interesting that all the comments on the cross party votor scwing away to UKIP is being comment on based on two main issues; the economy and immigration. Few are picking up the possible search votors are on to find a representative who will "truely" represent them. Also few in politics give any credence to biblical notion of absolute truth and also a God to who we have to give an account.

    The Campaign for Marriage have made some intersting points about votors declared reactions to the marriage redefinition proposals. They say that this was a more significant issue to votors that the complete lack of comment in the media.

    1. Well done, UKIP
      There may be hope yet, in the mercy of our LORD God?

  5. I don't think it's fair to blame politicians for all the things you do. On the whole they react to what is happening in the country already - with the exception of Margaret Thatcher, who had a devastating impact on the social values of this country.

    I am also frankly alarmed at your xenophobic rhetoric. I thought as Christians we were supposed to defend the cause of the alien in our midst! The church should be focusing on how to show hospitality to these people and share the gospel with them.

  6. I agreed with virtually everything in this article. I am now supporting UKIP. I was interested in the comments about the political elite listening only to those in the Westminster bubble and Britain's problems being much deeper than just economic ones.

    I also wholeheartedly endorse the need for an earthquake in the church and the point about God wanting His church back.

    a good and pertinent article indeed!

  7. Rev Diane Farquhar21 May 2013 at 17:37

    I don't think it's fair to put all the blame for our country's social ills on the politicians - surely we all have to shoulder our own responsibility. In particular, the Church (all believers) has to take responsibility for the decline in the sharing of the Christian faith with the younger generation. I don't envy politicians, who have to try and deal with the mess that arises when a nation turns away from God and Christian principles.

    I am rather disturbed by the xenophobic tone of Dr Hill's comments about immigrants. Surely, as Christians, we are meant to offer hospitality to the alien in our midst and seek opportunities to share the gospel with them.

    As for UKIP, I am not impressed by Nigel Farage's reaction to some hecklers in Scotland, whom he described as "50 yobbo fascist scum". As Jesus said (Matt 7 v 20): "By their fruit you will recognise them."

  8. Dr Clifford Hill24 May 2013 at 18:01

    I agree with both these writers that the politicians are not responsible for all the ills of our society. In fact, that was the whole point of my article to say that the churches must bear most of the responsibility. I am quite amazed that they find anything xenophobic the article which made no comment whatsoever on immigration it simply stated the fact that many foreigners have come to this country. If the writers would care to come to Newham in East London where I have lived for 10 years they would find very few local people whose parents were born in Britain, but far from bemoaning this I rejoice in the rich mixture of cultures among my neighbours!

    Dr Clifford Hill