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#108* – EUkip NEC Member Dr. David ABBOTT’s NEC Report

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/11/2008

#108* – EUkip NEC Member Dr. David ABBOTT’s NEC Report

Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

Hi,

WEDNESDAY 5th-Nov-2008 YET MORE NAILS IN EUkip’s FINAL COLLAPSE IN DISGRACE

REPORT:

I am David Abbott a member of UKIP’s NEC, elected and re-elected by the members of UKIP.

On both occasions I had stood for election on a platform of transparency, democracy and probity.

Other candidates have been elected on similar platforms in the past, but the emotional toll of the ridicule and abuse from the party leadership has resulted in most of the good people resigning. Resignations since I have been on the NEC include Anthony Butcher, Linda Guest, Gill Chant, Richard Suchorzewski, and Bryan McCormack.

The result is that there were, until yesterday, only three members of the NEC who had any backbone. Eric Edmonds, Del young and me. The rest are, for the most part, just nodding donkeys who never disagree with the leader and never vote other than how he wants.

As of now Del is the only member with any courage who remains. It will
be lonely for him with no one to second motions or give moral support.

The circumstances of the removal of Eric and me are as follows:

There were complaints on the agenda against both of us. In my case Rachel Oxley had made the complaint that I had circulated a letter calling for the rules of the party
to be adhered to!

The item was added to the agenda less than two days before the meeting and the addition was not drawn to my attention by the secretary or anyone else in the leadership cabal.

It was another attempted ambush.

However, her complaint, made under section 7.18.1 of the UKIP constitution was not valid and I had prepared a statement, which I planned to read to the NEC. However I never did present my case as events took a strange turn.

In addition to efforts to get rid of Eric Edmond and me, the leader had also asked for the resignation of Martin Haslam, the deputy treasurer. Martin is a gentle, honest and very generous man. He has restored our faith in the accounts, at least in the current ones.

The leader’s beef was that Martin had taken a phone call from a reporter
and had not reported it to Farage.

By chance the phone call had come just as Martin had just finished a game of tennis with Buster Mottram, who had overhead the conversation and could vouch for was had been said. Martin felt very aggrieved at his dismissal and had come to NEC with encouragement of several members, not just the three stalwarts, but also some of the nodding donkeys too.

At first he was denied permission to speak but eventually he made a moving
speech, reminding the leader how much he had contributed in time and money to
the party, he had paid for Nigel’s driver, paid the salary of Marta Andreason,
paid for a fund raising dinner at the House of Lords, and done the SE accounts
as well as the national ones free of charge etc.

Farage belittled his contributions and did not once say thank you.

Then came the appalling statement from Farage that he had known the day before that the reporter was going to phone. But instead of alerting his colleague he had waited to see if the call would be reported to him. It was a trap.

This sneaky, untrusting treatment of a kind, honest man so incensed me that I left the meeting.

I could not sit at the same table as a man who demanded trust but could not trust others, who did not recognize as valuable anyone who didn’t totally agree with him on every single issue.

These new revelations were on top of all his more obvious defects including total
amorality, bullying, adultery, and drunkenness, vengefulness and lying.

Also there was so much uncontrolled, violent shouting from the redfaced, arm waving
Zuckerman and the ill mannered and threatening Nutall, that I felt physically
insecure.

I did not resign from the NEC, but when I got back from the meeting I found that the complaint against me had been upheld! I enclose the statement I had intended to make to the NEC.

EU employee Bannerman’s complaint about Eric had also been upheld!

We have both apparently been fired from the NEC. I want to make it clear that our firing had nothing to do with Buster Mottram’s idea of a pact with the BNP which neither of us endorsed or supported and which I spoke against.

We were each fired as a result of a complaint by another NEC member.

Neither of us presented our defence.

In my case I was not given adequate notice and the complaint was patently not valid in any case.

David Abbott MRCP

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Statement I intended to read to the NEC NOV 3rd 2008

All of us sitting here today agree that you can’t have an effective organization without rules and procedures that are fair and followed. Rachel accuses me of breaking the rules because I distributed a piece asking that our party rules and constitution be
adhered to,…including observing normal British conventions of fairness.

We may find it telling that she and the chairman are now attempting one of the NEC’s signature ambushes… by only giving me one day’s notice of the complaint.

Our constitution does not forbid NEC members from commenting on the leadership.

My comments were not an attack on the party, but a plea to keep to our own rules.
Let me remind you of the circumstances that led me to write the letter.

By refunding the fees paid by two of the candidates, the party has already admitted
that rules were broken in the MEP selection process.

The returning officer ‘s report says that rules were changed in mid game, …which was one of the observations I had made. He seems to recommend rerunning the entire election process in London …because of all the rule breaches.

Our rules do not permit a foreigner living abroad to be a member of the party, …let alone become the treasurer, or an MEP candidate. The preferment of an Argentinean Dane who lives in Barcelona …and who has told this committee that she does not share UKIP’s core goals is against the spirit and the rules; and is causing much disturbance in the SE.

The lead candidate in the East works for the EU and thus his terms of employment include that he shall conduct himself solely with the interest of the EU in mind …and shall not take instructions from any organization or person outside the EU.

He is thus not eligible to be on this committee, especially not as deputy leader and certainly he cannot be an MEP candidate. The fact that he is repeatedly introduced as the relative of a famous man, (which claim appears to be without basis), is the icing on the cake…. I would like to know who it was in our organization that checked his credentials and identity as required bya resolution of this committee.

Our press officer loses a computer …with confidential data on it … and somehow someone in Morocco puts up a video of another East region candidate on U tube. And the party didn’t even apologize.

In fact our leader seems to sympathize with this woman in a newspaper article
rather than with the wronged candidate.

The candidate is now suing….. More trouble because we haven’t kept normal standards of decency.

The constitution states that the chairman is appointed by this committee, but the membership was told of the appointment of our new chairman before the NEC had even met him, let alone discussed his appointment.

Our leader issues an edict that MEP’s wives must not be on the MEP’s payroll. Then he is caught paying his own wife.

And this committee says and does nothing.

Del, the founder and energetic leader of Young Independence, was ambushed without notice.

Eric is similarly pounced on without the notice required by common decency. The man who was our treasurer at the time knowingly accepted illegal donations, …..landing our party in trouble with El.Com.

Alan is kindly picking up the tab.. but this money could have been spent on the cause if we had just kept to the rules in the first place.

Rules and conventions are broken time and time again. This lack of attention to rules
and procedure is only one aspect of the shambles of a leadership that we now
suffer,…. but it is an aspect that this committee can and should deal with, if
our party is to survive, …let alone succeed in its noble goals.

And that is the reason I wrote the letter.

.***END of Dr. David ABBOTT’s Report on EUkip NEC Meeting

I have placed EUkip’s Returning Officer’s full report in the public domain and much more regarding the corruption & Dishonesty of Nigel Farage’s selection process – David is being VERY lenient – it is beyond any doubt that Nigel Farage is on a regular and serial basis willing to take advantage of dishonesty, corruption, other people’s money and outright lies.

Whether Nigel Farage actively encourages the dishonesty of which he is beyond doubt the centre and much of which emanates from his staff and immediate cronies I leave to you to judge.

My personal opinion is that Nigel Farage is a liar, a cheat and thoroughly dishonest little man as shown by his association with such behaviour and his unwillingness to speak out with integrity against those who lie on his behalf. Nigel Farage is a drunk, a womaniser, consorts with prostitutes, is perceived as totally untrustworthy with money, slick and sadly comes across as politically inept and little more than an overly smooth barrow boy with too slick an answer on a series of sound bites.

Sadly for EUkip Farage has raised himself by sheltering behind the weak, the untrustworthy and the incompetent removing by deceit and bullying those of competence and integrity in order to retain control.

Unfortunately, as shown, Nigel Farage is without gravitas and has shown absolutely no leadership skills beyond a ruthless self interest.

Farage’s undeniable incompetence as a leader lies behind almost all the various Court cases brought against The Party, almost without exception by individuals dedicated to the support The Party’s aims of leaving the EU and institutions established to protect the electorate from corruption!

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

MAY I SUGGEST – since there is no political party of repute advocating or campaigning for withdrawal of these United Kingdoms from the EU and restoration of our independent sovereign democracy, with Justice & the right to self determination in a free country:
Write Upon Your Ballot Paper:
LEAVE THE EU

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