UKIP Members Betrayed!
A Clear Lack of Ethics, Morality & Probity as they squabble like ferrets in a sack!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/07/2011
UKIP Members Betrayed!
A Clear Lack of Ethics, Morality & Probity as they squabble like ferrets in a sack!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 02/04/2011
Look them up
yet another vote of thanks to The Sunday Times for doing UKIP’s job for them.
Once again The Insight Team.
It is hardly surprising that UKIP get so little coverage of anything they do – so little of it is of any consequence and you can hardly expect The Sunday Times to be falling over themselves when endlessly UKIP’s parasites are insulting The Sunday Times and its journalists – that is when they are not trying to take them to Court and threatening them – such a good way to make friends especially when UKIP Press Office has called its own MEPs ‘complete F*** Wits’ and openly and deliberately lied to The Sunday Times and its journalists.
Almost a training manual of how to make friends and influence people in the style of The John Cleese Rank Xerox training films – which required a Monty Pythonesque understanding of black humour!
Former Romanian deputy prime minister Adrian Severin tabled an amendment for payment (STO)
Euro MPS could be barred from taking outside jobs as the parliament brings in tough rules to combat corruption in the wake of The Sunday Times cash-for-amendments scandal.In an emergency meeting on Thursday, the parliament’s main political leaders voted to beef up the MEPs’ code of conduct and to overhaul the rules governing lobbyists.The move was prompted by this newspaper’s disclosures that MEPs had attempted to change laws after being offered payments by undercover reporters posing as lobbyists.A working group will be set up to bring in rules governing MEPs and lobbyists. Among the proposals to be discussed is whether MEPs should be forced to step down from outside jobs if there is a conflict of interest with their work in parliament.Some MEPs are asking for the reforms to go further and prohibit all outside jobs. “We are being paid well by the public to do a job in the parliament and there is no reason why we should be able to keep parallel employment that could lead to a conflict of interest,” said Monica Macovei, an MEP and anti-corruption activist.Many of the proposals were put forward by Jerzy Buzek, the parliament’s president. He said last week: “We need to look very closely at the question of what we expect from MEPs, both in terms of their own behaviour and their contacts with outside interests of various kinds.”The rules are likely to mean that MEPs are forced to update their entry to the register of financial interests every month, rather than once a year, which is the current requirement. MEPs may also have to record a “legislative footprint” that will list all outside organisations advising them as they prepare new laws and reports.One immediate change has already been enforced following this newspaper’s revelations two weeks ago.From now on lobbyists will no longer be able to move freely around the parliament with a yearly pass.They will have to register each time they enter the building and state the names of people they want to meet. A mandatory register is being proposed for all lobbyists and others who wish to influence legislation.“It is fair to say that we have been prompted into action by The Sunday Times but the changes will eventually benefit the parliament and the European Union institutions in general,” a parliament official said.Leaders of parliament’s main political groups also gave unanimous backing to the action taken against the MEPs named by The Sunday Times: Ernst Strasser, an Austrian former interior minister; Zoran Thaler, a Slovenian former foreign minister; and Adrian Severin, a former Romanian deputy prime minister. Strasser’s home in Austria was searched last week.Strasser and Thaler have resigned but Severin is staying on as an MEP despite being ousted from his group and his party.
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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/03/2011
this story commenced last week in The Sunday Times and like Nikki Sinclaire‘s exposure of corruption with signing in – never before covered in The British media by an MEP and also her exposure of the 36% increase allowance for cosmetic surgery, viagra and the like and also her story about the the profligate squandering of tax payers’ money on scanners that now sit brand new but unused years later because MEPs were not prepared to be scanned – though they seek to impose these scanners on the hoy poloy they rule – the serfs are not to be trueted but the self important scum that have risen to the top in The EU scam are above reproach (YEAAAAH).
There is a lot more coming by way of leaks – From my meeeja contacts the Nikki saga of Leaks is set to run and run. I hope they are right because this is exactly what the public elected UKIP MEPs to do even if she does seem to be the only one delivering!
The surprising thing is that despite the importance of these exposures of outright corruption and having got them into British papers we find all too often that the British press take little notice whilst the story spreads like a wild fire across Continental EU.
There are clearly grounds to accuse the media of not addressing the issues of EUroRealism but in fairness the level of apathy and ignorance on the part of the populace are cringeworthy – for this I blame organisations like UKIP who have trousered 10s of £Millions yet have failed to market the benefits of leaving The EU in fact despite paying their senior media consultants upto £95,000 a year and even rank amateurs like Gawain Towler at £75K or so and the dishonest idiot Mark Croucher almost £50K – UKIP consistently fails to get coverage of any gravitas or for that matter value for money in column inches.
Consider the UKIP relaunch attempt recently in Scarborough which passed the public by almost totally for lack of competent PR despite the huge investment of other people’s money!
A Spanish member of the European parliament has been secretly recorded agreeing to change laws intended to protect consumers in Britain and Europe.
Pablo Zalba Bidegain is the fourth MEP to be named in the “cash-for-laws” scandal that has been front-page news across Europe following the disclosures in The Sunday Times last week.
Last month Zalba tabled an amendment using the exact words written for him by our undercover journalists who were posing as lobbyists. The reporters had made clear that he would be paid for the work.
His amendment now appears in the parliament’s official documents and may, indeed, become law as Zalba also has a role as an official responsible for the legislation he was attempting to alter.
Three MEPs are now being investigated by prosecutors in their home countries after they agreed to accept the offer of payment in return for amending laws.
Their offices in the parliament have been sealed to prevent anyone trying to destroy the evidence.
Ernst Strasser, an Austrian former interior minister, and Zoran Thaler, a Slovenian former foreign minister, resigned from the parliament within 48 hours of our disclosures.
The third MEP, Adrian Severin, a former Romanian deputy prime minister, was thrown out of the Socialist group and his party last week. He has refused to resign, despite being booed in parliament on Wednesday.
Jerzy Buzek, the parliament’s president, reacted to the disclosures by calling for the parliament’s “internal code” to be strengthened and for tougher sanctions to be introduced to punish errant members. Diana Wallis, a Liberal Democrat who is vice-president, said there should be a “proper criminal investigation” into the three MEPs.
Zalba, a 36-year-old from Pamplona with a business background, was one of 14 MEPs who held meetings with our undercover reporters over the winter months.
He holds an important role in the European People’s party, the second largest group in the parliament, as the shadow rapporteur responsible for the Investor Compensation Schemes (ICS) directive — a proposed new law protecting investors who lose money.
The first meeting with Zalba was held in his cramped Strasbourg office on January 19. The reporters explained that they were from a London-based lobbying company that wanted to hire a “partner within the parliament” for their advisory board who could help “influence” legislation.
Handsome and impeccably dressed, Zalba said that in general it was “easy” for an MEP to amend legislation.
Zalba: I can amend any single report which the European parliament prepares . . .
Reporter: Do you just submit the amendment?
Zalba: … I mean here there are many contacts of many lobbyists and many of them want us to amend a report.
Reporter: Yes, I bet.
Zalba: And it’s up to you whether to copy/paste … I try to study carefully not only the report but also the amendments and I try not to sign any amendment I had not studied carefully.
The MEP’s subsequent comments indicated that there would be no problem putting down amendments for the fake lobbyists’ clients.
Reporter: There’s a couple of things that I’m aware are coming up that are going to affect our clients, that it would be really useful to put an amendment down so, if, and that’s something you could probably help us with?
Zalba: No, no, definitely, definitely.
The reporters suggested that board members would typically be paid €100,000 (£87,800) a year. Zalba had two weeks to think over the proposal before the next meeting in Brussels. The MEP started by explaining that he would “definitely” join the advisory board if his party did not require him to stand in a Spanish regional election. He would know in a couple of weeks’ time.
The reporters then told Zalba their client had some work which could be paid for by backdating his contract or as a consultancy fee if he did not take up the €100,000-a-year role. The work was to make amendments to the ICS directive on behalf of the client. Would he be able to table amendments for them?
“Yeah, yeah, if there is no problem that goes against the criteria of my group, of course, of course,” he said.
On returning to London, the reporters emailed Zalba asking for changes to a part of the ICS directive that compelled investment firms to advertise the scheme on their websites. The reporters wanted to strike out the whole section, or amend it so that firms could avoid advertising it.
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