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#0094* – No Springtime For Batten – FARAGE & BATTEN’S CAMPING WEAK END!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/09/2010

#0094* – No Springtime For Batten – FARAGE & BATTEN’S CAMPING WEAK END!   

Clean EUkip up NOW  make UKIP electable!  
The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership, 
their anti UKIP claque in POWER the NEC 
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!  

No Springtime For Batten – FARAGE & BATTEN’S CAMPING WEAK END!
Don’t they look sweet together – look at the adoration & body language!

 The Happy Couple
Away In The Country Together This Weak End

Iss Zer anie planz for ze Corporal Adolf Batten to be fighting ze election for ze Bergemeister’s pozitionne in ze Towver Hamlits or vill zer leader macht ze dezizion zoon?
Ze Eleczionne iz veri zoon! Zen Vie canz hunt ze Muzilmen for ze ethnkz clenzing

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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/09/2010

Clean EUkip up NOW  make UKIP electable!  
The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership,   
their anti UKIP claque in POWER the NEC 
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!  



I gave up trying to see if there was a copy of the alleged attack on Nikki Sinclaire MEP and UKIP member by UKIP leadership via what increasingly seems to be a plant in her office angling for a place on UKIP’s selection list for MEPs next time around, by which time Farage will be looking for people to stand against Sinclaire in the West Midlands and to replace Jill Seymour who will for Farage have fulfilled her use.


For Previous Articles on THIS Subject CLICK HERE & Also HERE

Being unwilling to pay for articles on the internet when there are and always will be so many free sources – I have not bothered with The Sunday Times and no other paper seems to have the story.

[All Good Things Come To He Who Waits! I have been sent a copy and have pasted it at the end below]

In a final hunt a comment on the subject – seemingly having picked up on my blog, it has materialised on Sinclaire’s FaceBook account.

Here is the direct comment from FaceBook which was in two halves due to character restrictions

I am told that claims have been made and have read on Internet blogs that it is alleged by a disgruntled ex aid that I have put in a false claim for travel.

In January, John Ison was responsible for My travel and related paperwork.

I have no idea whether the error was accidental, or malicious, as shortly after that I withdrew his access due to discrepancies, that I personally had identified.

 2nd. part:

I have contacted OLAF, the EU’s fraud office, and have arranged for a meeting to instigate a full and independent investigation ‘as to whether I have been fraudulently set up or this is a genuine error’.

One of the beauties of being independent and publishing open and transparent accounts, as I do, is this is obviously not a deliberate exercise in fraud on my part.

Here endeth the lesson!

At a guess this was typed on her phone to let her staff and constituents know first hand what is happening. The spelling was a bit odd (even by my standards) so I have corrected it and added some punctuation and clarity!

I was unable to leave any comment as I only ever post on the internet in my own name and I personally do not have an account in my name on FaceBook.

I must say I’m rather pleased as the investigations I have done with various inside contacts in UKIP and elsewhere have done me proud AND my readers!

We seem to have been spot on with the news – way ahead of any other source – won’t Mrs. Dale’s Diary be miffed!!

Clearly Mrs. Dale’s Diary was, to put it bluntly, synically used – but I guess it is used to that having failed totally in politics and now reduced to being the Westminster Village Gossip!

I gather The Sunday Times article has more ‘Allegedlys’ than any other word and despite its efforts utterly fails to to in any way damage Sinclaire but takes a kak handed swipe at all MEPs using this latest non story as an excuse. Let us hope Sinclaire’s efforts start to highlight just how corrupting an influence all that money can be for the level of scuzzy people UKIP leadership attracts – whilst she gets on with doing something usefull UKIP leadership can go on fighting like ferrets in a sack!



An MEP who claimed that politicians could make “half a million” from five years in the European parliament faces an official investigation into her expenses.

A whistleblower has come forward to allege that Nikki Sinclaire, 42, a former UKIP leadership candidate, regularly claimed nearly £840 for driving the 1,200 miles from her home in Birmingham to the parliament in Strasbourg.

According to the whistleblower she travelled by plane, which for a round trip can cost as little as £260. It is alleged she pocketed the difference, a “profit” of as much as £500. It is also claimed the car for which she claimed the expenses was not even roadworthy.

The allegations have been made by one of Sinclaire’s former employees who has complained to the West Midlands police and OLAF, the European anti-fraud office. Sinclaire, who has lost the UKIP whip, denies the allegations and says she is the victim of a campaign. She said yesterday she was referring the matter to OLAF for investigation.

The controversy comes despite increased scrutiny of politicians’ expenses following scandals in Brussels and Westminster. A secret report into MEPs’ expenses in 2008 found “extensive, widespread and criminal abuse” of allowances worth almost £100m a year.

The whistleblower alleges Sinclaire claimed for the Strasbourg trip on at least five occasions since last November. The Sunday Times has seen documents which show that she travelled by plane at least once.

The MEP for the West Midlands submitted a signed claim for a car trip to Strasbourg in her N-Reg Ford Galaxy on January 18, when it is alleged the car did not have an MoT certificate. It was later scrapped.

An £85 ferry ticket on Norfolkline was also purchased, which had to be submitted to support the claim. She was paid €1,005 (£838) in expenses.

In fact, Sinclaire flew from Heathrow to Basel. A boarding card reveals she returned on January 21. The return flight cost just £263.

“There was even a courtesy car from the European parliament to pick up her from Basel,” said a source. “The claim in her expenses that she drove there and back in her Ford Galaxy is totally wrong.”

Sinclaire is a controversial figure. She took UKIP to court after being sacked as a head office manager in 2001. She then took legal action in 2003 to overturn her disqualification from the party’s national executive committee.

She also had the whip withdrawn this year after claiming that a group to which UKIP was affiliated contained racist and extremist elements.

Sources in Sinclaire’s office claim she was frank about the huge sums that could be made from the European parliament. In a clip on YouTube she says: “If you play the system right, in five years as an MEP you can make half a million clear.”

Besides the allegedly false travel claims, police and OLAF are being asked to investigate irregular payments to her staff. It is claimed that a 17-year-old working an 18-hour week in Sinclaire’s Birmingham office was being paid £2,500 a month — equivalent to £34.70p an hour.

Sinclaire said last week she had been critical of UKIP’s finances and her own were audited. She said she had never submitted any claim fraudulently, but if errors had been made money would be paid back. Her comments about making money while in parliament had been taken out of context, she said.

The MEP said that on the January trip she had flown to Basel, although she admitted the expenses form and pay docket appeared to show she had claimed for mileage and a trip on a ferry. She admitted that a ferry ticket had been purchased in her name but could not recall buying it.

She said one possible explanation was that she might have changed her plans at the last minute. An inaccurate claim might then have been drawn up by her office.

“If I’ve taken some money that I was not due to have because of a mistake, then I will reimburse it,” she said.

She denied regularly claiming for mileage to Strasbourg when she was in fact flying. She said she could not comment on the amount paid to her staff but some staff members might receive inflated wages in one month that were related to extra work on a specific project.

Despite a clampdown on expenses claims after a series of scandals, MEPs can still claim a generous range of allowances. They have £76,000 annual salaries and staff and office allowances worth £210,000.

The source who complained to West Midlands police said officers wanted OLAF to check the documents. A police spokesman declined to comment.

Wow that is tedious! It doesn’t seem to say mucvh of substance and as for allegedlies they could have halved the article if they had taken the tenuous link with Sinclaire out and removed the allegedlies!

How coincidental I just noticed the last word above!
That rather shows the validity of the article and it does rather confirm my theory that UKIP sets out to make itself a laughing stock by shooting itself in the foot each conference!

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