Nigel Farage and UKIP Fashion Make Me Uncomftable

   As the European elections are upon us, coverage of UKIP and their supporters has been almost omnipresent in the media. Whilst their polices are clearly vile, targeting the imbecile xenophobe vote above all else, the one line of coverage that really caught my eye this week came from one of their supporters explaining why their vote was headed the way of Nigel Farage.

   According to the Guardian , Keighley resident David Nicholson, 70, pledged his allegiance to the nation's favourite racists primarily for reasons of sartorial taste. Referring to UKIP candidate Amjad Bashir, Nicholson noted: "He's wearing the same thing we are – not those pyjamas. That sort of thing makes me uncomfortable. I don't like the burqa either."

   Before now, it had never appealed to me to vote on matters of democracy based on aesthetic considerations. Sure, I voted for Tony Blair, inventor of smasual , but, despite his snappy dressing, this was more policy based than anything else. I've clearly been approaching electoral voting in the wrong way throughout my life.

   Yet, having procrastinated over UKIP's style briefly, I've reached the following conclusion: I think their take on clothes makes me uncomfortable too.

   Whilst I'm all for their frankly bananas idea of trying to force the nation into dressing better via the means of official governmental policy, I believe they're the wrong people to implement such a code.

   To be frank, they look (and talk) like morons. I don't mean that kindly.

   Take, for example, Nigel Farage's yellow trousers in the picture which accompanies this article. Whilst most men of his age would supplement buying new yellow trousers with the purchase of a sports car, Farage has decided to take his belated mid-life crisis in the bizarre direction of populising the hatred of all Eastern Europeans with the exception of corrupt, homophobic baddie Vladimir Putin. Each to their own, I suppose.

   What  will not accept, however, is the way in which Farage has accessorised his sartorial composition. Sure, I will give him points where they are deserved for anchoring his bright leg-wear with a neutral pair of lace-ups, but I will simply not tolerate a political candidate who has applied layering in such a shoddy manner. It makes me uncomfortable.

   Finally, I come to UKIP's logo for a matter of aesthetic consideration. Yellow and purple? I think I'll have to lookelsewhere before casting my vote in the European elections this week.

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