A move we predicted before he betrayed them last time!
how could anyone refute a word Richard North has said in this article on his blog.:
The Guardian is exulting in the defection of UKIP MEP David Campbell-Bannerman to the Tories. A former UKIP deputy leader, he came third in the contest that returned Nigel Farage to the party leadership last year.
The Tory Boy Blog is naturally happy about this particular bit of treachery but, predictably, Witterings from Witney is not exactly over the moon. However, doubtless out of a sense of loyalty, he forebears to inform us that Bannerman is another of those seedy Farage protégés.
As an MEP, the man was the beneficiary of the rigged selection process in UKIP which the current leader manages so well. But at any distance, Bannerman comes over as a wrong-un, and the betrayal has long been expected.
He would not be the first Tory plant in the party, and despite standing against Farage, owes his position in the party to the current leader. The defection, therefore, speaks volumes for Farage’s judgement, and is yet another example of why the party fails to prosper.
That said the odious little man Bannerman has tried to justify his vile behaviour so completely in character and predicted from even before he joined UKIP, by myself and others such as Richard North and Junius on our blogs.
Almost every point that David Bannerman has put in his sordid self justification was first published long ago as facts on this blog and endorsed by Richard North, Junius and others – there would seem to be nothing new we haven’t published – perhaps he has been keeping notes of this blog and the facts we have provided, for when he betrayed UKIP members and the electorate as we stated he would.
David Bannerman’s behaviour, predictable and predicted as it was, is utterly beneath contempt. His self serving appologia is a study in duplicity on the one hand conveniently overlooking the irrefutable fact that he failed not just in every election he ever stood in of significance in The Tories save a brief period of irrelevancy as a councillor and as a bag carrier many years ago and much forgotten for a minister!
David Bannerman’s revolting grovelling shows just what a worm he is – with his whole world is at fault except me philosophy and critical whinging – this time about UKIP, that it hadn’t done this that or the other – well he WAS the Chairman, The Deputy Leader and made an MEP candidate and was happy to accept the corruption and lies that put him there.
Having had a role in Office of one sort or another it ill becomes the odious little failure of a man to complain nothing was done about so much when it was his job to make the changes – OK we know he is useless.
Some may even remember when UKIP’s corrupt Press Office wrote such fulsome praise of the turncoat when he betrayed The Tories by defecting – this was posted on the internet on the UKIP web site – in less than 10 minutes using the simplest of searches I showed and published that his CV as presented was a pack of lies.
Not long after he invented himself as the nephew of the Liberal PM Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman – within minutes this was proven to be another pack of lies – to this day he has failed to provide his birth certificate to even establish his claimed parents are his actual parents and the record in The India Book where he claimed to be born is not commensurate with his claimed parentage!
This man is a fraud – and so I published PRIOR to his being brought into UKIP by Nigel Farage, whose judgement of people has, as everybody knows, has been proven to be utterly incompetent.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s only real action of aclaim was to die without progeny in office as PM in 10 Downing Street the first PM ever to do so.
David Bannerman’s abilities do not match his claimed CV, nor his claimed identity the facts.
Many will remember that David Bannerman, as a protege of Nigel Farage, was never elected to a position in UKIP but conived, cheated and lied to be PLACED!
We also understand that it is unlikely that The Tories did due dilligence with any more rigor than UKIP or they would, we understand, have noted that David Bannerman has been proven and denounced as a low life, liar, cheat and thief We understand that David Bannerman is still under investigation for fraud, false accounting and theft from the public whilst in a position of trust!
I for one will NOT be publishing his deeply unpleasant, offensive and dishonest attempt to justify his dishonourable and self seeking behaviour as a political prostitute as circulated on 24-May-2011 – plenty are stupid enough to have read it, failed to know enough of the truth to know the little man is an untrustworthy liar and placed copies of the toe curlingly embarrassing self adulation and admission of his own weak and venal ineptitude in any area of politics save betrayal and groveling!
David Bannerman is no more revolting and duplicitous now than when we warned you of him 7 years ago!
Then again, he will clearly fit into The Tories of toaday where ANY deal with ANY duplicitous and corrupt toe rag to keep in power is expedient albeit duplicitous, dishonest and sordid – already they have betrayed their promises to the electorate that got them elected – the promise of an In/Out referendum to liberate these United Kingdoms from the Evil Union.
David Bannerman has all the integrity and reliability one expects from a Tory – whence – as we predicted, he has returned.
Let us leave the last word to Steve Morson a UKIP Branch Chairman past PPC, and former UKIP Regional Committee Member:
There are a few sentences in your memo with which I entirely agree. In particular, how the party goes about building a power base, to get Westminster MPs elected.
But that doesn’t detract from the fact that what you have done is an egregious act of treachery and betrayal. We are UKIP. Don’t you think the lion-hearted members of this wonderful party have suffered enough of that from the LibLabCon over 40 years?
We met for the first time at the Leadership hustings in Birmingham last autumn. You were personable and mildly persuasive…and a reasonably credible choice for Leader. If you’re reading this, we chatted about Leamington Spa amid discussing big-ticket policy items, by the doorway at the end of meeting. I thought we had the best policy profile in the party’s history, which you chaired – under Nigel’s leadership – and I told you this.
But if you think that the current Conservative party is Eurosceptic, then I’m sorry to say that your political naiveté – if not illiteracy – is of no loss to us whatsoever. The Conservative party, along with Labour and the Liberal Democrats, are referred to by me as “the traitor parties” – have been for years. It was an epithet that I refrained from using for the purposes of the general election; I’ve gone back to it since. I don’t imply, of course that all members of those parties are traitors – just those who have wilfully and consciously supported the outrageous acts of treason by signing away tranches of our sovereignty. Whether they read the treaties or not (not, in the case of the party you’ve just joined. I remember one Tory telling an interviewer that she was sitting in a Commons tea-room, behind Douglas Hurd, then Foreign Secretary, discussing the Maastricht Treaty which he had just signed. Not noticing her, he stood up and said to his colleagues: “Well, now I’ve signed it, I’d better go and read it!”). John Major famously described Euro-sceptics as “Defeatists who make your flesh creep.” At the declaration of the West Midlands Regional results of the European parliamentary elections in June 2009, Malcolm Harbour, Conservative MEP – in response to Mike Nattrass’ victory speech said: “A vote for the three main parties is a vote to stay in the European Union!”
If that were not bad enough, the man whose leadership you so admire will not even acknowledge, much less honour the emphatic desire of many British people for a referendum on our EU membership. While we’re giving money to the European Financial Stability Mechanism to bail out failed Eurozone countries, we’re ordering aircraft carriers with no aircraft; we can’t afford them. This is the mindset of the outfit you’ve signed up to. Clearly you’re happy with this. What would be the point of me continuing? If you think that David Cameron’s premiership and this government’s course is so right, who is going to persuade you otherwise?
I see this not as a matter of political ideology, merely personal financial expediency. Gold, it would seem, is your God, and I refer you to the conclusion of Oliver Cromwell’s speech to the “rump” parliament in 1653 to indicate the outcome I – and I suspect many members – would personally desire. As I’m an atheist, I’ll happily accept “UKIP” as a substitute for “God” in this context.
All I ask is that you seriously reflect on the outrage that you have committed, by asking UKIP activists to support and campaign for you, and the voters of the East of England to trust you with their ballot. Only to turn on them in this unconscionable act of treachery.
If you have any trace of honour in you, I ask you to resign your seat in the European parliament forthwith, so that the will of that region’s electorate can be transferred to someone with whom they trust when it comes to the EU – a UKIP member.