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MERCHANT, Piers 21-Sept-2009 – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 21/09/2017

21-Sept IN MEMORIAM Piers MERCHANT – SIX YEARS ON!

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Piers Merchant

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Piers Rolf Garfield Merchant
(born: 2 January 1951) & (died: 21 September 2009)
aged 58

Piers Merchant was a politician in the United Kingdom.
He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Beckenham, but resigned in October 1997.

Before he became an MP he was a journalist and marketing officer.

Merchant was educated at Nottingham High School and the University of Durham where he was Senior Man of University College’s JCR. He was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1983 general election, for the Newcastle Central constituency, he lost the seat at the June 1987 general election. He stood for Beckenham at the 1992 general election and won.

MPs cannot technically resign; instead he took the offices of Steward of the Manor of Northstead, which automatically led to his disqualification.

In the 2004 European Parliament election, Merchant stood for the UK Independence Party in the North East England constituency, at the top of their party list. He was not elected.

Piers Merchant worked for some years, in various capacities, for UKIP, having been at one time political advisor to Roger Knapman the UKIP leader during their sucessful 2004 election and also for a short time acted as UKIP General Secretary until a suitable individual could be found full time.

In 2005, Merchant relocated to Great Torrington in North Devon. Merchant is also a member of Mensa.

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It is with regret that I inform you that in early July 2009 Piers was diagnosed as having advanced multi site metastatic cancer, the prognosis being bleak. His wife Helen supported by their two children is with him at this time. (07-Jul-09)

It is with regret that I inform you that on 21-Sep-2009 Piers Merchant died after a short terminal illness. The cause of death was multi site metastatic cancer.

Piers Merchant leaves his wife Helen and their daughter and teenage son. Piers had faced his illness with courage, supported by his family, and leaves many friends and colleagues, Piers’ brother will find it particularly hard as their Mother had died only a matter of a few months ago after a brief terminal illness, though at a much more acceptable age.

The EUroRealist movement has lost an indefatiguable campaigner and a well informed advocate, whose contribution in UKIP has been immense. He will be remembered with affection by his many colleagues in UKIP and before that from his days as a Conservative MP and before.

It is sad that his colleagues in UKIP did so little to defend his name when he was lied about and defamed by Mark Croucher, Douglas Denny and others who claimed he had betrayed the party by being Junius when clearly he was not nor ever wrote as part of that team as proven when he died. There were even lies put forward that he had tampered with UKIP web site to send copies of eMails to him for publication on Junius.

This was clearly all too typical of the dishonesty of UKIP’s leadership team and its odious claque of self serving low lifes.

Not ONE of UKIP’s leaders or followers spoke out in his defence, either before or after his demise!

My personal condolences to their children Alethea and Rolf and to his widow Helen Merchant (nee Burrlock) whom he married in 1977. Helen loyally stood by Piers throughout the visicitudes of a colourfull and productive life, whilst maintaining a high powered career in her own right.

Much of Piers’ life was was spent in service to British liberty and democracy, though he will be remembered by many for his colourfull private life – a life too soon lost!

Further details of his life can be found in The Telegraph if you CLICK HERE

In accord with Piers’ view of The EU –
Write Upon Your Ballot Paper at EVERY election:
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It is terribly sad. Piers will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him, to whatever degree. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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The unspeakable #Tania_Levin in pursuit of the offensive alleged UKIP rapist #Tim_Aker …

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The unspeakable Tania Levin in pursuit of the offensive alleged UKIP rapist

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The unspeakable Tania Levin in pursuit of the offensive alleged UKIP rapist-What goes around comes around. Links of interest.

To recap Tania Levin’s appearance in NEWS OF THE WORLD July 19, 1998

Tania Samantha Levin

The News of the World Story that Tania Levin was paid £5,000 for after betraying Vivian Imerman’s trust and causing his wife to divorce Vivian in a £15 million settlement

Tania Samantha Levin News of the World

The millionaire head of the Del Monte fruit empire seduced a friend’s teenage daughter then took her on a twisted round-the-world sex spree. Super-fit Vivian Imerman, 43, wooed Tania Levin, with lavish gifts, wore her out with five-times-a-night sex then went JOGGING. But that wasn’t enough for him. She said: “He tried to buy a hooker for a threesome and offered to line up 10 men for me to take my pick.”

Filthy-rich Del Monte boss Vivian Imerman draped a silver tray with a string of pearls as he brought his young lover breakfast in bed. On another occasion, he bought roses from a street-seller and sprinkled the petals on their pillow before a marathon sex session with 19-year old Tania Levin. Multi-millionaire Imerman. 43. was a respected family friend as she grew up into a stunning, willowy blonde. And he was determined to use his wealth to get exactly what he wanted.

“Once he took me out shopping.” she said “It was like that scene from the film Pretty Woman. “He led me into the most opulent store and told me to try on anything I liked. As I went into the changing room the girls kept on bringing me more and more of the dresses he had chosen while he sat sipping coffee. “The bill was around £10.000. The assistants all looked on appreciatively in the up-market store and in his London Del Monte boardroom-Imerman was the image of a debonair, successful businessman. He even drove a £76.000 Porsche convertible.

But in the bedroom, she said, he was a rampant sex machine with a secret passion for bizarre group sex. Recalling their first love-making session, Tania gasped After more than five hours of lovemaking I was so exhausted I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. ‘But when I woke up the next morning he went jogging.” Tania, who lives with her millionaire businessman father and stepmom in North London had no idea of the murky world she was about to enter when Imerman decided to become more than a pal.She said. “Vivian is a family friend. He’s lived in London for the past five years but he’s a Jewish South African like my father ” I grew up eating Del Monte fruit and I’d heard of his reputation as a handsome charmer ” In South Africa I merman is a celebrity tycoon-much like Richard Branson is in Britain. He counts President Nelson Mandela as a friend.

She said. “Vivian is a family friend. He’s lived in London for the past five years but he’s a Jewish South African like my father ” I grew up eating Del Monte fruit and I’d heard of his reputation as a handsome charmer ” In South Africa I merman is a celebrity tycoon-much like Richard Branson is in Britain. He counts President Nelson Mandala as a friend. His company is famous for the TV slogan: The man from Del Monte-he say Yes!”

Hazel-eyed Tania-who is building a career as a singer-never dreamed she would end up saying yes to. “In February, my band Yellow Dragon was releasing its first single.” she said. “He came to the launch party in London.” Imerman arrived in that dark-blue Porsche and chatted amiably to Tania’s dad and stepmom. Then, she said, “he took me by my arm, led me downstairs and said. ‘You’re absolutely gorgeous’. She went on: “I asked him, ‘So are you The Man From Del Monte?’ He smiled and said, ‘Yes’.

He also told me he’d been married for 17 years and had three children—they were 10, 12 and 16. “But he said his marriage was over, the divorce was going through, and he was definitely interested. “There was instant sexual attraction between us and his age didn’t matter. He’s incredibly good looking and very flattering.”It was after just a few more dates that Tania’s life with Imerman really took off “He rang from Singapore and told me he was staying with a friend.” she said. “He persuaded me to go over for the weekend “I knew my father would be livid if I did. But it was a wonderful adventure. Vivian got a chauffeur to pick me up in a limousine with champagne and roses in the back.”

It was after just a few more dates that Tania’s life with Imerman really took off “He rang from Singapore and told me he was staying with a friend.” she said. “He persuaded me to go over for the weekend “I knew my father would be livid if I did. But it was a wonderful adventure. Vivian got a chauffeur to pick me up in a limousine with champagne and roses in the back.”

Tania was only supposed to be going for a long weekend… she ended up staying away for three weeks. “When I arrived at Vivian’s friend’s place in Singapore I felt I was in a dream.” she said “It was a beautiful colonial home. “Vivian led me into this bedroom with a beautiful four-poster bed. This is where the two of us would be sleeping.” He took her out to dinner and when they got back, the tycoon and the teenager made love for the first time. “He started kissing my shoulders and gently slipped down the straps on my dress.” she said. “It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. “He knew exactly how to turn a woman on. He made love to me for an hour and a half-in every position. “I had countless orgasms. And then we did it again, and again … and again-five hours in all.” It was the following morning that he went on his run-then took her out on the shopping spree.

But Imerman wasn’t finished with trying to Impress Tania. He said he was going to the Philippines on business for a few days and asked her to go with him. “I was delighted.” said Tania-as Imerman knew she would be. They booked into a hotel and he insisted they stay in the Presidential Suite-even though the manager told him it was unavailable. “It cost about £2,000,” said Tania. “We made love all that night and I slept in the next day while Vivian had a board meeting. Imerman then had another-surprise “He suggested we relax In Thailand for a few days.” she said, little realising at the time that this was where Imerman would reveal his dark side. They jetted to Phuket… famous for its sex bars.

But first, of course, at the Amanpuri Hotel Imerman made sure he created the right romantic atmosphere-the petals on the pillow routine. Then there were those pearls. “The following morning breakfast arrived,” she said. “And to my surprise then was a magnificent string of pearls placed on the silver tray.” Soon, however, Imerman suggested they take a walk through the area at night. “At every turn Phuket seemed to be filled with sex and prostitutes.” said Tania. “He saw some naked girls performing lesbian sex scenes in a sex club and asked me to go inside with him-I saw the glint of excitement in his eyes-but I refused. 

THE next night Vivian took Tania to a club which someone he had asked at the hotel had recommended. “The next thing I knew Vivian was talkie; to a beautiful, dark-haired woman that I soon found out was a prostitute,” she said. ‘I heard him shout over the loud music, ‘How much for both of us?” “She sweetly smiled and held up five fingers-500 baht (about £8) “Vivian laughed at the price and told me that she could come back to the hotel with us “Before Vivian could say another word to her I grabbed his arm and we left.” The following evening, said Tania, Imerman shocked her to the core again “We went for a stroll along the beach and he hinted at an idea I found abhorrent’ she shuddered. “He told me I could have 10 men lined up and I could take my pick and he’d just watch. “I just brushed It off. Then we took off our clothes and waded into the water. “A man from the hotel was on shore watching our things so they wouldn’t be stolen but instead he ended up watching us make love. I was very embarrassed.” But on their final night in Phuket Imerman turned on the charm again.

The pair were strolling past a tailor’s shop it was 3 am. The owner was still Inside. Imerman walked in. picked up a copy of Vogue, chose a design from one of the pages and picked the most opulent cloth. Then he paid to have it made up and delivered to their hotel room in just NINE HOURS.

After three weeks, away. Tania flew home to face the wrath of her father. “He didn’t approve of the relationship at all.” she said. “Eventually he warned me. ‘I don’t want to be left to pick up the pieces’. “I didn’t listen.” Just weeks later, Imerman invited Tania to

in him abroad again. This time it was at his luxurious home on Clifton Beach in Cape Town. South Africa. Tania might have learned from what happened in Thailand. But she was still in love and Vivian continued to shower her with gifts as if nothing had changed. He bought thousands of pounds worth of Jewellery: bracelets, a gold watch, a gold and diamond ring decorated with three elephants. a £1,500 Cartier gold ring, a blue amethyst heart ring of the same value, and a pearl necklace.

“On almost any occasion the surprises kept on coming.” said Tania, now 20. SHE added: “South Africa was wonderful at first. His house was magnificent eat on a secluded beach with a beautiful swimming pool. “We’d laze around it and go for walks along the beach.

“But then he Invited a very attractive model friend called Tasmin and one of her friends called Alison to the house for the evening. “While I was getting changed upstairs I could hear them giggling. “And when I came downstairs the lights were dimmed. Vivian was fondling their breasts on the couch. “He had his shirt open too and I think they were all waiting for me to Join in the excitement. Tasmin was smiling at me. It was obvious what they wanted. “But I felt quite insulted. I told him. I’m sorry. I’m not interested in all this*. They seemed shocked at my response. “But Vivian didn’t apologize. He Just said. ’Come on. don’t be a sour-puss’ and I eventually agreed to go for dinner with a group of friends.

“At the dinner table a fat middle-aged businessman who had Joined us mentioned with a broad smile how he had seen Vivian and I lying by the pool together In one another’s arms… he made it clear he had been watching us with his binoculars and had enjoyed the spectacle. It gave me the creeps but Vivien just laughed.”

That night Tania also discovered that, despite his suggestions on the beach in Phuket. Imerman could be insanely jealous. “Earlier I’d come to get my hair done and become friendly with the hairdresser.” she recalled. “We’d bumped into him on the way to the restaurant and I invited him for a drink. When Vivien realised, he was furious. “Vivian later told me at the house. I’m going to teach you a lesson. Nobody treats me that way.

“He was always flaunting his wealth and asked. ’How many people can live like me?” I found it a big turn-off. But we patched things up and flew home together.

“He Invited me to be hostess at a party at his house In London. I understand he later ended up having a row with his wife over it. though I never met her ”

Then, said Tania, Imerman asked her to move in with him. He even accompanied her to her father’s 50th birthday party. “I stayed with him for six weeks before we finally parted last month.” she sold. “He’d stopped making love- it became just raw sex. “I’d wake up half asleep in the morning to find him rampant. I packed my bags and walked out. Vivian couldn’t believe It and moaned. ‘But I treated you like gold’. “That was the problem. I was just another commodity to him.’

VIVIAN Imerman’s massive Del Monte empire has a huge mouth-watering slice of the canned fruit market, boasting a staggering £340 million turnover last year.

The multi-national giant employs tens of thousands of workers across the world. It has holdings, plantations, farms, factories and canneries in Kenya, South Africa, Greece, Italy, the Philippines, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Family favourites from pineapple chunks to orange Juice keep cash rolling in—just part of a vast catalogue of food products, beverages, dried goods and confectionery.

Latest figures show its Middlesex-based subsidiary Del Monte Foods (UK) alone had a turnover of over £78 million—enough to keep Chairman and Chief Executive Imerman in fabulous style. His newest buy is a plush £5 million house in London’s exclusive Hanover Terrace.

To view the original of this article CLICK HERE

For more information on the machinations of this sordid story read:

Tania Levin Crime Syndicate

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha

CLICK HERE

& draw your own conclusions – minded of Arron Banks’ South African claims!

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Vivian Saul Immerman the twice divorced Man From Del Monte!

It does rather seem the unpleasant story of Tania Levin & her seduction & effective purchase at 19 by the 43 year old family friend was something of a high point in her life!

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It may well be her latest mark is something of a comedown backed with yet another sordid story! One wonders what will be the outcome when the accusations fly!

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Clearly Amateur Hour Amongst #Ukip Mouth Pieces As #Louise_Mensch Uses FACTS …

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Ukip fighting like ferrets in a sack as usual, showing the divisions with Andy Wigmore as Arron Banks(rupt’s) puppet! Clearly Amateur Hour Amongst #Ukip Mouth Pieces As #Louise_Mensch Uses FACTS to blow them out of the water, yet again, on Twitter:

Aug 8

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Lol – yeah right

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Yes – exactly what should be done because this looks very similar to what Manafort was doing…

 

 

And as for Traitor Farage – this says it all…

 

 

“I think you are a nutcase”= perfect Trumpian response to “Why did you meet with him?” DJT&Nigel must have attended scammer-U at same time.

 

 

We had a shot of vodka = we must. E Russian spy’s – you utter cretin get a life

Andy’s feeling a little nervous? So awesome to watch them try to their way out of treason

Hardly – just can’t quite believe how many lunatics and fantasist are out there and by the looks of you you’re one to

Lol..nope. married father of 3 boys. VP of a tech company and know enough about technology to know it screwed. You and Nigel…

Then you will be familiar with a company I’m associated with enjoy 😊 and if you think that doubt yours is very good

(muffled laughter)

Laughing gas your preferred poison tonight Loo Loo?

Andy I can’t even it’s like watching panto. Don’t you understand how utterly fucked Farage is? go to the FBI. Please.

Hahah – darling you have no clue do you – bless

Mate, how about this. The night before went in to see , called him. recorded that call.

They recorded that call because has been under surveillance for a long fucking time, Andy. And they gave the recording to

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Now have I qualified myself to you, or would you like more? I’ve got lots more. = UK Incarceration Party cc

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Not a chance Loo – it’s too funny for words you think this

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Man, makes you guys look like amateur hour.

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A Sad List Of Candidates For Leadership Of #Ukip …

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A Sad List Of Candidates For Leadership Of #Ukip …
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Ukip has published its sad list of leadership candidates for its election next month after the loss of their Messiah:

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he was no leader but was indubitably a competent, if self serving, self indulgent and self enriching rabble rouser and undeniably he raised the rabble!

After fronting Ukip with #BreXit achieved despite the utter ineptitude and divisive nature of Farage and his bankrololer Aaron Banks who is increasingly seen to be little more than a self publicist with access to money – something of a frontman for larger influences!

You will have noticed the links that I have published and apparent influence of Russia and Russian money which is coming to light …

Those who have been listed so far as candidates are:

David Allen
Henry Bolton
David Coburn
Jane Collins
David Kurten
Marion Mason
Aidan Powlesland
John Rees-Evans
Ben Walker
Anne Marie Waters
Peter Whittle

A list all too easily perceived to be made up of nobodys, nebishes, nere do wells, chancers and clearly the irrelevant when considering their political reputations and achievements – there would seem to be no one of merit, notable competence or leadership skills but do note Ukip admits it has not performed due dilligence & vetting – howmany and who that will leave is to be announced after Ukip NEC meeting on the 11-Aug.

There may well be none left.

Even at a glance the list shows a sad potential choice with no notable choice to make!

It looks all too likely Ukip’s decline will continue & if forced to repay the funding it would seem to have perloined that decline could overnight become a collapse!

 

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The State of Ukip in Wales: More Muddled, More Divided & In Freefall! …

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State of the parties in Wales: UKIP

  • 08 August 2017

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“My gut feeling is that we’re going to get the Brexit that we fought for, and like your favourite old banger that you drove around and had wonderful picnics in and went to the seaside, it got you to where you wanted to go. But the day comes when you have to say goodbye to it and replace it, with a better model.”

Nathan Gill is not talking about a car, but about his own party.

As the party embarks on its third leadership contest in a year, UKIP’s MEP in Wales thinks that, unless the party can find a big issue to corral around like the Brexit negotiations, it could be curtains for its future.

Paul Nuttall, the party’s last leader, resigned after a dire general election performance which saw the party win no seats and, in Wales, saw UKIP lose all of its deposits in the 32 seats it contested.

Its share of the vote plunged too, from 13.6% in the 2015 general election to just 2%.

It didn’t always look like it was going to be this way.

Nathan Gill
Image caption Nathan Gill suggests that a UKIP without a cause to rally around may be like an “old banger”

Back in May 2016 UKIP formed a group in the assembly with seven AMs sitting in the Senedd.

The assumption held by many was that their assembly presence would serve as a springboard for the party to continue to build its presence in Wales.

So far, that has not happened.

Since the Senedd election two of their most high-profile members – Mr Gill and Mark Reckless – have gone independent, dwindling their assembly numbers to five.

UKIP also failed to take off at the Welsh council elections a month before the general election result, failing to win any seats.

David Rowlands, the UKIP AM for South Wales East and a long-standing member of the party, argues that the poor performance in June was not down to UKIP but the fact that the poll was like a “presidential” election.

“The reason that it looks so bad for ourselves is that we’ve hit such heights over the last few general elections,” he says.

But there had been internal disagreement over the party’s general election campaign, which focused on banning the burka as a key policy.

The policy aroused controversy inside and outside the party. It was criticised by Nathan Gill after the election, saying he had distanced himself from the campaign and that Muslim women should not be told by politicians what to wear. The policy prompted UKIP’s foreign affairs spokesman to resign .

The issue fed into the question around what UKIP’s purpose is now, with its core policy – Brexit – being implemented by the UK government.

Mr Gill, who remains a UKIP MEP despite being an independent AM after falling out with Senedd group leader Neil Hamilton, says the reality was that there “was the one issue that united us, and that was leaving the EU”.

“The only way really that UKIP can continue, I think, is if we have that big picture, that big goal of what we need to achieve,” he says.

The MEP claims a “half-baked” Brexit could “reignite UKIP”.

David Rowlands
Image caption David Rowlands denied there was an existential threat to the party

The new model Mr Gill refers to in his old banger analogy “may be a political movement, it may be a new party”.

It is important to remember that Mr Gill has had his own difficulties with UKIP in the last 12 months – having been threatened with expulsion by the ruling National Executive Committee over being both MEP and AM.

Meanwhile Mr Rowlands denies there is an existential threat to UKIP and says the party represents something others do not.

“What people don’t understand is, if someone should leave the UK Independence Party at the moment, which party would they go to to reflect their views?

“I’m dyed in the wool UKIP, but could I go somewhere else and feel comfortable that they care about this country in the way I care about the United Kingdom?”

He admits that some members have thought the job was done after the referendum.

“There was a feeling out there, and it was among a number of members of UKIP, that we’ve done the job that we came into being to do, we’ve got ourselves Brexit… therefore what is now the raison d’etre of the party?”

Mr Rowlands, however, says “large numbers” of members who felt that way are returning to UKIP because they fear the Brexit negotiations do not reflect what the British people voted for.

Unlike Mr Gill, Mr Rowlands said he had been comfortable with the burka ban policy.

“I think the burka is an appalling garment… to me its a symbol of oppression of women”, he says.

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Image caption Anne Marie Waters is one of the 11 hoping to be candidates for leadership of the party

There are now 11 hopefuls who have registered an interest in taking over the party. They face a vetting process that is currently pegged to end this Friday, with voting due in September.

One of people thought to be a frontrunner is Anne Marie Waters – who has been vocal in her opposition to Islam.

There is talk of UKIP MEPs resigning if she won.

Mr Gill has been reluctant to say very much about the leadership campaign – he is not publicly backing a candidate.

The MEP is understood to be unhappy with the prospect of Ms Waters being allowed to run, although Mr Rowlands has himself said that she was unlikely to get through the vetting process .

He is backing David Kurten, a chemistry teacher and member of the London assembly.

Whoever takes the helm has the task of setting out a unifying purpose for the party that has struggled to find one since the EU referendum.

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Leave campaign funder Arron Banks to testify on ‘Russia ties’ to Brexit and Donald Trump

Caroline Wheeler, Deputy Political Editor
July 30 2017, 12:01am,
Arron Banks, pictured with Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, says he is under threat of subpoena

The prominent “leave” campaigner and millionaire businessman Arron Banks expects to be called to Washington to give evidence before the Senate into alleged ties between the Kremlin, Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

The business tycoon has already been asked to supply information to the Senate judiciary committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest.

Now he claims he has been “tipped off” by the US authorities that he will be called to give evidence to the committee under threat of subpoena, which means he could be barred from America if he fails to attend.

Earlier this year the former Ukip donor had threatened to sue Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, over claims that he is a “pro-Russian actor”.

The businessman, who helped to bankroll the Brexit campaign, issued a
press release saying he was taking legal proceedings against Atlantic Council
over its report entitled The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses. It mentions Banks’s
name under the heading of “pro-Russian actors” along with figures such as
the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Ukip’s former leader Nigel Farage.

Last month Farage had to dismiss claims that he is a “person of interest”
in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign for the presidency and
its suspected collusion with Russia.

He said the reports were “completely baloney”.

Times re Arron BANKS &amp; Russia 01

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Well may the US authorities puzzle as to whence came the leak that permitted Banks to have the story written legaled and published last Saturday when the American authorities made no formal request until Tuesday, but I guess we are all getting used to the incompetent and unreliable nature of the Trump government and its revolving door policy of employing family and friends.

Arron Banks’ chum Nigel Farage mounted a defence of Banks as he himself had not been suboenaded to be cross examined, butFarage overlooks the fact that may have given a reprieve being still an MEP and thereby having a % of diplomatic immunity.

It is of course worthy of note that Farage may well be a usable asset from the viewpoint of the FBI, CIA & NSA, it is probable they have enough facts about Farage’s activities from the plea bargaining of George Cottrell see CLICK HERE thus they can afford to reel Farage in when it suits him, in the interim they can follow up on everone who contacts him and those he contacts.

Whilst musing on just how embroiled Farage may or may not be with Russian dirty money consider:

I well recall the words of Mandy Rice-Davies in a rather more notorious Russian spy saga in politics ‘Well he would say that wouldn’t he’.

You may wish to consider more details of Arron Banks & his questionable financing CLICK HERE

Thus the saga of Ukip, BreXit and financing seems to get more convoluted by the minute. One is left to ponder whether once Banks has testified before the US authorities whether they may procede against him having rather more knowledge of his financing and accounts and the sources of his income from the transactions at his banks both in his name and numbered, in Britain and abroad!

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minded that Hugh Moelwyn Hughes is not only a founder member of Ukip but also a solicitor, very much in touch with both Ukip and the laws under which it has been bound for the last 24 years, I find his letter most interesting.

Moelwyn Hughes, Hugh 01

May I draw your attention to his statement:

In July 2019 we will lose our MEPs, their salaries, their allowances for staff and offices, and access to the funds of ADDE and IDDE. The few remaining paid staff will have to work Stakhanovite hours if they are to keep up with requirements, and in busy campaign periods will cause bottlenecks and delays entirely because they are required to do more than is humanly possible.

The major loss of paid staff means that we must rely on volunteers

to carry out the necessary work and to fund our General Election Campaign.

This is a quite astonishing statement from so senior a member of the party, a founder and chairman/defacto of Ukip in Wales.

This is an outright admission in written form that Ukip has been apparently stealing tax payers’ money via the EU to fund its domestic political activities, staff, offices and elections and will from ‘July 2019’ no longer be able to tap into this unlawful source of money and will no longer be able to fund itself with money obtained illicitly from taxpayers via the EU.

Hugh makes it very clear that Ukip have been dependent on

‘…MEPs, their salaries, their allowances for staff and offices, and access to the funds of ADDE and IDDE.’

This is totally contra the rules of the EU and is a fraudulent use of tax payers’ money.

Let it be noted that Jeffrey Titford, Nigel Farage, Graham Booth, Derek Clarke, Tom Wise and little doubt there have been others have been found guilty of this offence and have had to pay back substantial sums – currently Nigel Farage is under order to repay a further £80,000.

Now we have a published open letter of admission that the entire party has been dependent on monies stolen from the tax payers via the EU.

So just how many £Millions have Ukip purloined since it had its first 3 MEPs Michael Holmes, Jeffrey Titford & Nigel Farage elected almost 20 years ago and will they & successors be liable for  repayment, or like Tom Wise face a custodial sentence for their crimes.

Minded that Diane James was elected leader of Ukip and she and her partner were of some substance, might her rapid resignation have been prompted by the realisation by her partner, who was a competent & well heeled businessman, that their assets could well be attached to cover Ukip debts!

Consider the potentially catastrophic implications for senior members of Ukip past and present and for the party itself!

An open letter to all candidates for the leadership of UKIP

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Hugh Moelwyn Hughes

An open letter to all candidates for the leadership of UKIP:

SOLVING UKIP’S EXECUTIVE PROBLEM

In July 2019 we will lose our MEPs, their salaries, their allowances for staff and offices, and access to the funds of ADDE and IDDE. The few remaining paid staff will have to work Stakhanovite hours if they are to keep up with requirements, and in busy campaign periods will cause bottlenecks and delays entirely because they are required to do more than is humanly possible.

The major loss of paid staff means that we must rely on volunteers

to carry out the necessary work and to fund our General Election Campaign.

In order to attract the maximum number of volunteers to execute the policies decided by the Leader and Governing Body executive activity will have to be devolved to local manageable areas, in which members can drive to a central meeting place within one hour ie. the Counties in England, and sub-regions in Wales, Scotland and London. (Adjustments may be required in the vast sub-regions of the Highlands and Mid & West Wales)

Currently County Branches consist of Chairmen only.

In his satirical depiction of Communism George Orwell described what happened: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”, and so the pigs who were greedy for power reduced the other animals to an inferior status, and worked the faithful carthorse to death.

The Orwellian model has no place in a democratic party.

It is insulting to the members who are excluded, and by excluding talent is damaging to the Party.

The Chairman-only model is wholly inadequate to carry out the necessary executive tasks now envisaged.

Dr Alan Sked our first Leader placed this Party in the centre of the classical liberal tradition and in opposition to the top down governance of the pigs in the EU, which was destroying democracy. That was the point of the Party !

Democratic County Branches made up of all of UKIP members’ talents will be able to receive requests from the Leader and Governing Body and to action on them locally.

The County Branches will need the usual complement of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer plus probably a membership secretary, minute secretary, press officer, fundraiser and every other functionary they can think of, to break the work down into manageable units.

County Branches will be responsible for ensuring that those Constituency Associations which are fully operational should never be interfered with, but that Constituencies which are less well developed are helped in every way.

The County Branch will provide a forum for all members in its constituencies to meet each other, to hear visiting speakers, to overcome the enemy of isolation, and to develop camaraderie, so as to be prepared for campaigning.

All UKIP members within the County will be members of the County Branch.

The constitution for a County Branch will be the same as for a Constituency Association.

Democratic County Branches will be an attractive focus for donations

We had more than 400 Patrons 2 to 3 years ago. Over 200 Patrons have left us!

Patrons need to know where their money is going, and have lost confidence in a party which does not tell them where their money went.

Patrons will give generously to a focussed campaign which is run with financial integrity.

County Branches producing proper accounts will attract donations.

UKIP is a pressure party. Our pressure forced Cameron to call a Referendum, which we won.

Now our task is to overcome backsliding Tories, impractical Corbynistas and treacherous Blairites to secure our exit from the EU and to provide voters with a free trade, free enterprise party with private sector solutions to social problems like housing, and principled opposition to the Marxist programmes which have so beguiled the younger generation.

Democratic County branches can co-ordinate local campaigns, and re-build the Party, based on the policies already identified by the Institute for Economic Affairs, the Taxpayers’ Alliance, the Freedom Association, and our very own Professor Tim Congdon and Gerard Batten MEP.

After July 2019 when the MEP model of funding collapses we will have the nightmare of managing the major requirements of the next General Election with even fewer paid staff.

The inadequacy of HQ staff at the recent General Election is going to get worse.

The Democratic County solution is essential to provide the Executive Deficit.

No other solution has been proposed !!!!!!

UKIP will fail in the next General Election if we do not adopt the Democratic County model.

Hugh Moelwyn Hughes,
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here is the entirely self serving statement of Ukip’s MEP Patrick O’Flynn as he resigns from his position as Ukip’s ‘economic and media & sport spokesman’.

This would seem to now mean that only a minority of those elected as Ukip’s MEPs would seem to remain unsullied as Ukip members, in as far as you can call anyone who has represented Ukip as unsullied! O’Flynn would seem to have joined the majority of Ukip MEPs and quit his allocated role!

There is no one of note or apparent stature and ability left in Ukip and one may ask if they are all leaving the sinking ship to try to distance themselves from the various enquiries andf debts of Ukip and the huge sums they are being demanded to repay having falsely claimed them from the public purse, as with the recent summ of £80K being claimed of Nigel Farage!

The informed will well recall that Patrick O’Flynn is well versed in the art of self serving actions and reporting , you will recall to obtain his position as an MEP it would seem all too clear that he prostituted his entire career as a journalist – selling out as a journalist, in as far as one can attribute the title to a staff member of a rag like The Express!

Throughout the run up to his appointment as an MEP by Nigel Farage it would seem O’Flynn published promotional matyerial for Ukip, in The Express, lacking the integrity to disclose his ambition and the partisan nature of the stories he wrote for his employer.

O’Flynn is indubitably a man who can be held in little but contempt as a journalist and of dubious ethics as an MEP even by Ukip standards!

O’Flynn was it seems rewarded not only with his salary as a so called Journalist, when it is apparent he had prostituted the job of journalism to being little more than acting as an advertising copywriter fo Nigel Farage in return for appointment to the number one position in the Regional list for Ukip – despite having been an undeclared member of the party.

Clearly O’Flynn is not a man of ethics or integrity and well you may ask what is his aim in this, the latest self serving declaration:

Patrick O’Flynn MEP to relinquish posts as UKIP economic and media & sport spokesman.

27th Jul, 17

Patrick O’Flynn MEP to relinquish posts as UKIP economic and media & sport spokesman.

East of England MEP Patrick O’Flynn today announces he is giving up his roles as an official UKIP party spokesman.

Mr O’Flynn will give up his roles as economic spokesman and media & sport spokesman with immediate effect.

He said: “It is clear to me that UKIP’s activist base wishes to go in a more libertarian, shrink-the-state and Thatcherite direction when it comes to economic policy.

“Ever since becoming prominent in the party, I have argued for UKIP to be at the common sense centre of politics, rather than allowing itself to be defined as on the right wing. For example, I have sought support for tough measures to combat corporate tax avoidance and proposed a premium rate of VAT for luxury goods in order to make that tax more equitable. I have also championed more resources for the NHS, arguing against those in the party who would prefer to run healthcare on private insurance lines.

“Recently I set out in a blog why I did not think a libertarian and Thatcherite economic approach of further shrinking the state or giving more tax cuts for the rich via a “flat tax” was a good idea. But every leadership candidate I have heard appears to disagree with me about our economic approach. So rather than hanging around to obstruct a new leader, I have decided to make way now.

“I will concentrate instead on campaigning for the best possible Brexit during my remaining time as an MEP. This is one theme on which the party is entirely united around the six Brexit tests that were set out under Paul Nuttall’s leadership. So I will be glad to be campaigning entirely with the grain of the party.

“I do feel it is a regrettable that the more centrist approach argued for by the likes of me and Suzanne Evans is falling by the wayside in UKIP. But I also acknowledge that shrink-the-state libertarianism is more deeply embedded within the DNA of the party than I had appreciated.

“Libertarianism is an important strand of political thought and while I have always borne that standpoint in mind during policy formulation, I have never felt defined by it and have generally argued for the important and legitimate role of a strong state in promoting a good society to be equally kept in mind.

“I do not however dispute that Libertarians, Classical Liberals and other small state advocates deserve a political party to make their arguments to the British public and clearly there is an appetite within UKIP to set out that stall in the months ahead.

“I will always be proud of UKIP’s essential role in forcing the EU referendum and delivering victory in June of last year. And it will be an enormous privilege to help see the Brexit mission, upon which I have worked for so long, through to completion in 2019.”

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The present leadership election was triggered after Paul Nuttall quit when the party’s support collapse in June’s general election, largely due to his inept, incompetent and corrupt leadership.

Candidates who have declared they will be standing include John Rees-Evans who last year drew criticism after he claimed a homosexual donkey raped his horse, and Mike Hookem who allegedly punched fellow MEP Steven Woolfe.

It is the second time Mr O’Flynn has stood down from his role as Ukip’s economic spokesman!

He first resigned following the 2015 general election, claiming Nigel Farage had become “snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive” because he was surrounded with a “poisonous” inner circle. This of course was fundamentally true but would also seem to have been motivated by his own personal ambitions!

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North Wales Ukip AM calls MP a ‘f***ing coconut’ in foul-mouthed rant

Michelle Brown said Chuka Umunna was ‘black on the outside, white on the inside’, as well as criticising other public figures

A North Wales AM has called Chuka Umunna a “f***ing coconut” during a foul-mouthed rant against him, Barack Obama and Tristram Hunt.

Michelle Brown, a regional Ukip AM, said the Labour MP for Streatham was “black on the outside, white on the inside” in a telephone conversation with Nigel Williams, who was her senior advisor at the time.

 

In the exchange on May 14, 2016, Ms Brown also described former Labour MP Mr Hunt as a “t**t” and derided his background, before saying former US President Obama was “exactly the same” as Mr Umunna.

Ms Brown has apologised to anyone offended by her comments and said the language she used about Mr Umunna was “inappropriate”.

During the conversation last year, the AM said: “I don’t say this lightly…but Chuka Umunna is a f***ing coconut.

“He’s got as much understanding of an ordinary black man’s experience as I have.

“He may be black but his mother or his father was British from a very, very influential family.

 

“He is a coconut – black on the outside, white on the inside, and Barack Obama’s exactly the same.”

A spokesperson for the National Assembly for Wales Labour group said: “This is absolutely outrageous language and lays bare the disgusting racism at the heart of UKIP.

“Anything less than immediate suspension would be a clear endorsement of Michelle Brown’s racist slur.”

Chuka Umunna MP
Chuka Umunna MP(Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Mr Williams worked for Ms Brown for just over a year before being sacked by her in May this year, and was previously a police detective of 14 years in North Wales and Merseyside.

He said he spoke out after recently discovering the conversation among his records.

“I was absolutely appalled,” said Mr Williams.

“It’s bad enough coming from anybody, but to come from a newly appointed Assembly Member is absolutely appalling.

“I’ve seen swearing and I’ve been called all sorts of names myself, but I’ve actually never seen it from somebody in such a position.

“This wasn’t a meltdown. This was just a conversation that Michelle Brown was having, which she thought was OK.

Former Labour MP Tristram Hunt at the V&A in London on his first day as director of the museum
Former Labour MP Tristram Hunt(Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

“There was no meltdown going on. She was talking ordinarily about something else and just decided to throw that into the conversation.

“She was being appallingly badly behaved.”

In a statement, Ms Brown said: “The point I was making is that, because of his considerable wealth and privilege, Chukka Umunna cannot possibly understand the difficulties and issues that the average black person faces in this country any more than I can, and I stand by that assertion.

“I do however accept that the language I used in the private conversation was inappropriate and I apologise to anyone that has been offended by it.

“As far as the language I used about Mr Hunt is concerned, it was a private conversation and I was using language that friends and colleagues often do when chatting to each other.”

Mr Ummuna, Mr Hunt and UKIP have been approached for comment.

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The EU Has Demanded Another Bill… This Time £80k From Nigel Farage

20 July 2017, 20:35

Nigel Farage Defends Himself Against Unexpected 80k EU Bill https://player.ooyala.com/iframe.html?ec=IxeGgwYzE6esKyOM62MHfgVTZ7FdFfgQ&platform=html5-priority&options%5Bautoplay%5D=true&pbid=cf5340d5856f480b8ddc5ddddeec458b&options%5Bcss%5D=&options%5Bliverail-ads-manager.LR_LAYOUT_LINEAR_PAUSEONCLICKTHRU%5D=1&options%5Bliverail-ads-manager.LR_AUTOPLAY%5D=1#amp=1

Nigel Farage Defends Himself Against Unexpected 80k EU Bill

The European Union has demanded another bill… and this time it’s £80,000 of Nigel Farage’s own money.

The MEP recently received a letter stamped by the European Parliament telling him he was being unexpectedly charged the mammoth amount.

It’s all over a quibble that one of Nigel’s staff who helps represent him as an MEP also held a post in Ukip at the same time.

Nigel FarageThe LBC presenter confirmed this was the case, but argued he had done nothing wrong as the staff member worked for Ukip on a voluntary basis.

“But they’re not happy with that,” Nigel said.

“So without any meeting. Without any request to me to provide evidence. Without any formal procedure of any kind at all, the letter tells me they’re going to take £80,000 from me.”

He continued: “And it’s now my job to prove my innocence and so what we’re actually dealing with here, these unelected people are behaving frankly like people back in Stalin’s day did.”

To view the original article CLICK HERE

The comments of Ukip its spokesmen & on LBC are of course, as ever, totally dishonest or at best deliberately misleading when you consider the following:

Perhaps someone can explain why Nikki Sinclair was dishonestly prosecuted and persecuted by British Police, seeking a custodial sentence over an alleged sum of about £3,000 mis-spent based on evidence dishonestly and criminally concocted by John Ison in apparent collusion with Nigel Farage, as boasted of in Court by John Ison!

The case against Nikki Sinclaire totally collapsed and was shown to be utter rubbish based on the lies & criminality of John Ison & the attrocious incompetence & collusion in the crtiminality of Ison & seemingly Farage, of the British Police & CPS – at an estimated cost of £1.5Million!

I understand that just over a week ago ONE YEAR after Nikki Sinclaire was totally exhonerated without any compensation or damages for the Police & CPS collusion in her quite deliberate and undeniably criminal persecution, a formal complaint has been instigated!

EXTRACT OF A POSTING OF 01-Feb-2017 on this web site!:

A UKIP politician has denied smoking recreational drugs in a Cardiff hotel – but was forced to pay £250 to get it cleaned. Michelle Brown, a Welsh …

Then of course there was the press article on 01-Feb playing catch-up with the information this web site published last year!:

This is the Ukip data extracted from a MSM article published in fuller form above but worthy of repeat as you can be assured when the order is eventually made by the EU Ukip will claim it is untrue / a mistake / a misunderstanding / victimisation / a surprise / unfair or all of these – yet leading names, including Farage, in Ukip both colluded and/or directly benefitted in the money embezzeled by Ukip MEP Tom Wise who was jailed for 2 years for his fraud, theft & embezzelment of tax payers’ money.

You may well remember Tom Wise gave Nigel Farage several £1,000s of the money he had stolen AFTER it was public knowledge he had stolen the money! Farage spent the money settling an undertaking made to me that he paid Lindsey Jenkins for the right to claim sponsorship of one of her books – a payment he made to appear more of a politician of gravitas and responsibility, more than we who know him are well aware that he is as a glib incompetent deceitfull motormouth!

Also you will remember Tom Wise spent some £8,000 of the tax payers’ m,oney he had stolen trying to silence the truth by endeavouring to bankrupt me! Just as have Ukip, Gerard Batten and Mark Croucher, fortunately I have always had the very sound defence of ‘veritas’ on my side – as I have ALWAYS sought to publish the truth and have NEVER set out to dishonestly or deliberately lie or mislead on ANY comment I have made and have always stated I am willing to immediately correct any error I may make with the relevant appology be that in copyright or accuracy terms.

Whilst on the subject of Justice perhaps someone can also explain to me why Nikki Sinclaire was prosecuted at a cost to the tax payers of around £1.5M, with the intent/possibility of a custodial sentence, over £3K and Tom Wise was sent to prison for 2 years over the sum of arouind £25K he was ordered to repay of the total he perloined! Yet the police OLAF the EU the BBC, Times, Telegraph and other MSM have been well aware that having used tax payers’ money for their own benefit to the tune of some £11,000 by Ukip MEP Nigel Farage & Ukip MEPJeffrey Titford, £3>5,000 by Ukip MEP Graham Booth, numerous £1,000s by Ukip MEPJanice Atkinson, between £50>100,000 by Ukip MEP Derek Clarke and no doubt others who used tax payers’ money for gain some merely paid the money back when caught some paid a part back.

Why is there not a level playing field in matters of Justice – considering the sums involved Farage, Titford, Booth, Atkinson, Clarke and no doubt others should have been prosecuted and sent to prison – why has Justice been deliberately corrupted by the police and CPS?

When will John Ison be prosecuted for the criminality he openly boasted of in Court and even Nigel Farage who was implicated re the efforts to dishonestly and malliciously stitch up Nikki Sinclaire?

As Nikki Sinclaire pointed out on the floor in the EU so called Parliament chamber Nigel Farage funds both his wife & his sometime mistress Annabelle Fuller as staff from the public purse see the following media article:

Farage ordered to repay £80k to EU

July 21st, 2017. \\ Politics. \\ Tags: UK, #Brexit.

British eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage has been ordered to repay £80,000 to the European Parliament, it has been reported. The institution has objected to the fact that one of his staff, paid by the EU to assist him in his work as an MEP, is also working for UKIP, the party of which Farage was formerly leader. This is against the Parliament’s rules.

Whilst not denying the facts of the matter, Farage has defended his position by claiming that the staff member in question was working for the party “on a voluntary basis.”

“Without any formal procedure of any kind at all, the letter tells me they’re going to take £80,000 from me…. And it’s now my job to prove my innocence and so what we’re actually dealing with here, these unelected people are behaving frankly like people back in Stalin’s day did.” he said.

This will not the first time that money has been reclaimed from UKIP MEPs by the European Parliament for such a breach of the rules.

The employment of party officials through the members assistance allowance is in fact a very common practice amongst MEPs of all nationalities: Marine Le Pen has also been caught out recently, and UKIP is certainly not the only British party to have done this.

There are other ways in which EU funded staff can be deployed to other purposes. During the 2004-2009 legislature, the Independence & Democracy Group, of which Farage was co-President, was found to be employing staff, and even providing office facilities, to a privately owned media company – the principle of that company being the wife of Farage’s fellow co-President at the time, Jens Peter Bonde.

In March 2014, then MEP Nikki Sinclaire caused uproar in the Parliament when she accused Farage of employing both his wife and his former mistress out of his European Parliament allowances.

Employing one’s spouse was, at the time, both widespread and legal. Now it is a banned practice. However, as is often the case in the EU institutions, when one loophole closes another opens up, and at the beginning of the current legislature Farage’s wife was found to be employed by a fellow UKIP MEP, one Raymond Finch. During the 2009-2014 legislature, Finch himself had been employed by…… Nigel Farage!

To view the original of this article in full CLICK HERE

Why haven’t Gerard Batten, the Police, CPS, the judge and various lawyers been prosecuted for what was described in Court Documents (March 2011) as ‘Criminal Conspiracy to pervert the course  of Justice (against Jasna Badzak)’.

I will provide a copy of the official summary of the Court document shortly and complete this article at that stage – but right now I’m off to deal with other commitments whilst the sun shines 😉 I may even re-read this article and correct my typos (fat finger syndrome) !!!!!!!!!

I’m back, here is the relevant .pdf:

BADZAK, Jasna REGINA vs Mar 2015 – 01
In conjunction with CPS-LETTER Sep-2015 – 01

Clearly the Courts, CPS & plaintiffs accepted that the contentions made in Jasna Badzak’s defence submission were substantially correct!

Here below is the MSM article of 01-Feb-2017 posted on this website at the time:

Nigel Farage among Ukip MEPs accused of misusing EU funds

Eight Ukip MEPs including Paul Nuttall may be forced to repay £500,000 if they are found to have breached EU funding rules

Paul Nuttall (left) is one of the other seven Ukip MEPs also being investigated by the European parliament alongside Nigel Farage (right).
Paul Nuttall (left) is one of seven other Ukip MEPs also being investigated by the European parliament alongside Nigel Farage (right). Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Nigel Farage, Paul Nuttall and six other Ukip MEPs are under investigation by the European parliament for alleged misuse of funds, which could lead to repayment demands totalling £500,000.

Financial controllers are looking into eight of Ukip’s 20 MEPs, who are suspected of having broken rules that ban full-time EU-funded parliamentary assistants from working for the national party.

It is understood that Farage and his fellow Ukip MEP Raymond Finch will be asked to repay around £84,000 paid to their joint assistant, Christopher Adams, who is also Ukip’s national nominating officer. Adams is described as one of the party’s “key people” on its website. Parliament officials have suspended Adams’s contract because they are not convinced he was working as an MEP assistant.

Under EU rules, full-time MEP assistants are not allowed to do paid work for a national political party; part-time assistants need to have second jobs, paid and voluntary, vetted by European parliament authorities to prevent a conflict of interest.

Financial controllers are investigating the work of several other MEP assistants, where they suspect a conflict of interest between their EU-paid job and national party role. It is understood three of the assistants worked for Nuttall, who is vying to become Ukip’s second MP in Westminster in the Stoke-on-Trent Central byelection later this month.

Each of the European parliament’s 751 MEPs is entitled to €23,400 a month to pay for staff to run offices in Brussels and their home constituencies, plus a further €4,342 in office expenses. If Ukip MEPs had claimed the full allowance in 2016, the total sums involved would have been €7.3m.

Farage’s wife, Kirsten, is caught up in the investigation because she was paid as an MEP assistant while running her husband’s office for the national party.

Kirsten Farage was named as an assistant to Finch, who represents the party in the south-east of England. He has been asked to repay more than £20,000 over her employment because the European parliament’s financial controllers were not convinced she was doing real work as his assistant.

Finch employed Kirsten Farage in his constituency office to do secretarial work between 2014 and 2016. During the same period, she was full-time office manager for her husband, according to European parliament information.

Roger Helmer, a Conservative defector known for his controversial remarks on climate change and rape, faces a repayment bill of about £95,000 for employing the Ukip chairman, Paul Oakden, as his assistant. Oakden, who held the post of party director while working for Helmer, emerged into the spotlight last autumn as he sought to steady the party during the rocky period of the leadership contests to replace Farage.

One source estimated that Ukip MEPs could be asked to repay about £500,000 in EU funds if the party is shown to have broken the rules in each case currently under investigation. It is understood that the other MEPs being investigated are Jonathan Arnott, Louise Bours, James Carver and Margot Parker.

A Ukip spokesman rejected the allegations. “We have been here [as elected MEPs] since 1999 and have scrupulously applied the rules of the European parliament with very few problems. It would appear that post-Brexit there is an element of vindictiveness in the way in which the European parliament is behaving.

“We are appealing each and every one of the allegations that have been made.”

Helmer, who faces the largest bill known so far, said the parliament administration had “mistakenly” got the idea that Oakden worked for him full time. “So far as I am concerned there is no case to answer – merely an administrative misunderstanding to resolve.”

If MEPs refuse to repay misspent funds, parliament can withhold up to half their annual salaries (€79,332 a year after tax) and daily allowances (€52,104 a year), until the money has been recouped.

The European parliament’s financial controllers began the latest checks after a separate investigation revealed that a Ukip-dominated group in the institution had misspent more than €500,000 of EU money. The Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe, a Ukip-controlled pan-European party, was found to have spent EU funds on Nigel Farage’s failed attempt to win a seat in Westminster, flouting the ban on using European money for national campaigns.

Parliament is considering extending its investigation to the 2009-14 legislature, when Ukip had 13 MEPs. The current inquiry covers the current parliament, elected in June 2014.

Ukip is not the only party accused of misspending EU money to fund its national activities. The leader of France’s far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, was last year ordered to repay €339,000, after the EU’s anti-fraud office, Olaf, found she had misused EU funds following a European parliament inquiry. The French presidential hopeful had received EU funds to pay the salaries of two assistants, but the anti-fraud watchdog said the pair worked almost entirely for the national party.

The FN leader missed a deadline at midnight on Tuesday to repay the money and now faces losing half her salary and allowance. Le Pen has denied allegations of fraud and says she will not “submit to persecution” by repaying the money.

The European parliament has played a vital role in Ukip’s political success, giving the Eurosceptic party a platform and funding it has never matched on the domestic stage.

A spokesperson for the European parliament declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. Olaf referred questions back to the European parliament.

Nicholas Aiossa, a campaigner at Transparency International, said the Ukip case may need to be referred to the EU anti-fraud office. “Recovery of these funds is essential, but the parliament needs to take a harder look at whether MEPs have been intentionally engaging in fraudulent activities and if so they should refer these cases to Olaf.”

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My original article of 01-Feb-2017 can be seen CLICK HERE

 

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