On May 7th 2015, citizens in the United Kingdom will vote for a new (or old) government. In the run-up to the General Election, one party in particular polarizes the public: The anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP), led by Nigel Farage. In its manifesto, UKIP suggests—amongst others—that the UK should leave the European Union to avoid external regulation of British policies. More precisely, an exit from the EU would enable the United Kingdom to tighten its immigration regulations. UKIP advocates a point-based system, similar to the one in Australia and Canada, which will ultimately limit the overall number of immigrants.
The latter proposal is very much in line with the requests of Pegida—the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (or, rather, the Occident).… Seguir leyendo »