Those of us who work and live in the area around Walter Road and St Helens Road are a happy community. We are multicultueral, speak many languages and have a wide range of occupations and identities But you know just now I bumped into an Accountant who told me that people with UKIP features were moving into the area.
Mr Thomas said to me “You know what will be happening next. They will be just employing their family members and sticking up North Korean type posters in Windows” On the way back from the Cafe a Mr Islam told me even worse news. “You know what I heard those UKIP people are even moving their Leader into the area”
Then it became worst still. As I was walking along Hanover Street I found a Mr Neil Hamilton searching through the bins at the back of Walters Road for incriminating documents on this same leader. Bback at the clinic an ernormous Portcawl Residents picture had gone up directly opposire the Clinic. I cant help thinking there goes the neighbourhood. It was bad enough a few years ago when we had a group of Liberal Democrats opposite us. There they were as bold as brass proping up a Tory government.
Most people in around here have admitted that they have a problem with people who have 'Ukip features'."There's absolutely no way I'm prejudiced, but the only people I do have problems with are Ukippers. And I don’t know why," one told me. "I don’t know if there’s something in my psyche or whether something happened to me in a previous life - back in the 1950s, say. But I really do have a problem with people with Ukip features, I really do."
They added: "A friend of mine said, 'What would you do if I invited you to dinner and I put you next to a Ukip c Assembly member' I said, I wouldn't be there. I'd be at a dinner party in Ystradgynlais"
Another told us: "I have travelled and been to other parts of the country. I went to Thanet once, for instance. That was OK. It's their country."
Perhaps something happened to me when I was a very, very young person - like I met a racist or something - because that sometimes happens, doesn’t it," they added. "I mean, I've drawn a veil over it now. Not that I agree with the veil."
When asked to explain what they meant by 'Ukip features', one person told us: "It's a description, not an insult - in the same way as you would say 'What do you mean by 'Tory'?'
"They have got a certain faith - they don't believe in climate change, for example - they have very small minds, and their mouths are very big. So big that they're always putting their feet in them. It's just a description."