No, thank you. I have no interest in discussing anything with someone who thinks so highly of himself, that they'd be "noble" enough to give themselves a "handicap". Beside that, what you seek is to win an argument ( mostly because you feel your views threatened, or so ), and not to reach a resolution/consensus, making that debate pointless and, potentially, harmful.
Actually, I was referencing the tendency of internet discussion such as this to go into self-perpetuating infinity until someone gets bored enough to quit; something I'm no stranger to myself. Capping posts seems an ideal solution - but it wouldn't be very fair for me to say I'd
have the last one, would it? I'm sorry you decided to twist that into something rather different, but it's not to me to dictate what you read - or choose to read - into.
You would be correct in that I want to win an argument; I'm not sure in exactly what the problem with that is, given that there do exist such things in the world as inherently contradictory opinions. If you can't adequately defend an opinion, why hold it?
It's not, however, a question of feeling threatened - more a personal animosity to those who would espouse opinions such as that of UKIP here, which frequently exhibit very little evident rational consideration or education. I've heard a lot of boll##ks talked about immigration, and immigrants, in my time. It happens to be an issue where I feel obliged to correct people.
To say someone's political view is flawed can in itself be an opinion. People of opposing parties and/or of different views automatically think anything different than their views is flawed simply because they don't agree.
Any statement can be described as an opinion, under the right context. What matters is the validity, or more specifically the depth of reasoning to support it. The stronger the assertion, whether as a general statement or a specific contradiction, the greater the requirement for, if not evidence, rational argument. If you say someone is wrong, you need to justify it in some manner, otherwise it's no different in context than an insult (even if a weak one).
I guess, what I mean, is if you want to walk away from an argument, do it with dignity rather than badly veiled attacks.