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Perhaps someone can explain why they squandered more than £19,000 to achieve practically NOTHING!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 01/09/2011
Perhaps someone can explain why they squandered more than £19,000 to achieve practically NOTHING!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/05/2011
I do believe as a party they were as surprised as I – it took them 5 days to dream that one up!
here is a brief extract from The Spectator with a link to the full article:
Nigel Farage is in a bullish mood. Buoyed by the coalition’s unpopularity, Labour’s listlessness and the success of the True Finns Party, he has declared that Ukip is “no longer a minority party”.
I interviewed him ahead of tomorrow’s local election, the first test of his second leadership stint and the new direction in which he is trying to take the party. You can read the full interview as a web exclusive here;
To view the full article CLICK HERE
I gather I am not alone in thinking that few of us thought for a moment when we heard Nigel Farage’s comments that for UKIP this was going to be the great election – 2011 and UKIP’s time had come!
Little did we realise when he said on the day of election that UKIP were expecting to win at least one seat in Wales’ EU Council and had two targeted in Northern Ireland and expected to gain 24 seats in English Councils.
We not for a moment thought when Farage travelled to the unlikely count at Newport where the new seat was to be delivered.
No indeed – it seems the aim was not to win seats but to loose in more seats – due clearly to incompetence, lack of preparation, lack of planning, no competent training, no vision, no strategy, no tactics, no clear message, no competent branding and a clear disinterest from the leadership team who deligated to utter incompetents who command no respect due to clear and obvious incompetence and lack of personality.
WHAT A DISASTER!
Here is the spin put forward by the little boy whose career experience we understand is teaching sums in a small private school:
Much misinformation has been spread concerning UKIP’s performance at this year’s elections. The same seats were up for election this year as in 2007; therefore any fair comparison must be with 2007. I would like to draw your attention to the following facts:
I appreciate that we would all like UKIP to progress even quicker – but rest assured, we are making progress!
Jonathan Arnott (UKIP General Secretary)
UKIP’s great guru of local politics managed to loose his seat with almost the aplombe and alacrity with which he sabotaged Prof. Tim Congdon‘s leadership bid!
Almost as hysterical as when UKIP made much of selling Marion Mason of Stevenage as a defectee from the Tories who was leader of the Tories in the Council – Indeed she was there were two of them!
As risible as the fantasy world of David Bannerman and the lies about his ancestry or the cheating and lies of Mick McGough, the lies of George Curtis or the utter unprofessional incompetence and dishonesty of Andrew Smith, Mark Croucher, Gawain Towler, Annabelle Fuller, John Ison and their sordid ilk – this sort of behaviour by UKIP’s failed leadership team merely brings the party into disrepute!
To make much of a seat in Northern Ireland is just a joke – If Henry Reilley had stood for the Sectarian Knicker Elastic Party he would have bounced back into the office he has held based on his PERSONAL record for 22 years.
Of the 9 District Councillors at least 3 were elected because of who they are NOT BECAUSE they were UKIP.
I appreciate UKIP has little professionalism and seemingly less competence but isn’t it time after 18 years that they started to get something right – this is a failure of leadership and just look at the entire so called leadership team can YOU identify a single solitary individual on that team and amongst its parasites that you would fund for a leadership role – Just one to start to build on!
The answer is clearly there isn’t one!
IF there was someone of competence training would have been insisted on – back up woul;d have been constantly available, campaigning would have commenced at least a year ago, target seats would have been selected and none but a congenital idiot would have expected to get a member elected in Wales without a campaign, strategy AND tactics – they didn’t even have anyone with one wit of political competence to put on radio and had such contempt for Wales they didn’t stand a single individual in a single seat – there’s commitment boyo!
We desperately need UKIP but with its present leadership team and the useless articles gathered around them UKIP is going nowehere – no wonder Marta Andreasen is making her bid for re-election through gesture politics so early!
To secure a British flag in The EPP will be a coup for them that will no doubt translate into a safe MEP seat in the center right politics of Spain.
Marta Andreasen‘s attack on Farage was unprincipled, unprofessional and underhand – her behaviour has yet again been, as this blog has warned since the duplicitous Hugh Williams put her forward for Malcolm Pearson’s insipid and witless support, she has acted entirely in keeping with her CV and track record which marked her out as self serving, venal, untrustworthy and dishonest – Spain is more than welcome to this viper.
For the many attacks mounted on Nikki Sinclaire, the lies promoted about her the sneering and efforts to denigrate her and the dishonesty and duplicity of Pearson, farage, Gill and others – perhaps you can identify a single speech or statement made in attack on UKIP or its core values nor has she spoken out against even Farage despite his having lied to her and about her and even gone so far as to denounce her on National TV.
Clearly Marta Andreasen has shown no such restraint and it is clear from the continuum of work for her constituents and the cause that despite Farage’s betrayal of her Sinclaire is unwilling to demean herself by acting in his manner lining up dishonest stooges to burgle and rob his offices!
In fact I follow her actions fairly closely in the public domain as with others who might be competent to crew OUR lifeboat and never once have I noted an act of disloyalty to UKIP, her electorate or her colleagues and until stabbed in the back by the party I note she was one of the largest single donors to the party even whilst trying to fund a Nationwide Petition to raise the profile of EUroScepticism and exploit the Government undertaking to hold a full debate on any issue that gained 100,000 signatures.
Farage MUST be retained IF he is prepared to be answerable to a leadership team in which he has no part – if he lacks the competence and common sense to accept his incompetence as a leader then there is surely no place for him in UKIP and it is time to remove UKIP from the scum that as gathered at its troughs and if need be start to rebuild and reconstruct our lifeboat.
Clearly Farage would/could be a great asset IF he is prepared to throw his weight and ability behind the cause as a team player but as an out of control prima donna propped up as a strutting poppinjay crowing from the dung heap he has built of those he pays as praise singers he is worse than useless and this same debate will, as in the past, continually be repeated.
I note with interest another of Farage’s proteges fell from grace in the courts with a driving conviction in Banbury, loss of two vehicles to the repo man and at least two more serious driving related incidents on the horizon! I gather perforce that Utility may prove a stumbling block and did anyone check the CRBs of staff, employees and party icons?
If for no other reason than the dung stacked high on which Farage must stand whilst others seek to stand on the shoulders of giants the rotten core of UKIP which he has built and engineered for himself precludes him being other than risible as a leader as results have shown repeatedly in domestic politics.
Sadly, possibly the only lesson that is learned from history is that we never seemingly learn from history!
Decent folk and activists identify the problem TRY to make changes from within fail and drift away faced by the scum of the earth gathered in defence of the indefensible AND their own interests – time and again this has happened and only the low lifes are willing to prostitute themselves to remain a part of the dung heap from which the cock crows endlessly.
Consider the impossible position of Bufton who was a complete failure in The Welsh elections as he had acted with SOME integrity and knowing what Farage and the idiots gathered in Wales wanted to do was bound to fail and was fundamentally dishonest he distanced him,self.
He knows now he will be snipped at and preached against and he knows that supporting The EFD is morally reprehensible but seeing his main chance of re-election he will pretend to stay top make changes from within when in reality he just lacks the moral fiber to stand on his own feet. Look at the other UKIP MEPs who remain wallowing in the dung heap under Farage’s control, they are without exception self serving trash – liars, cheats, nebishes and fools.
The circular argument will return and return until change or collapse occurs – whichever comes first and just as in 18 years UKIP has not moved Britain one inch closer to the exit clearly as part of a Pan EU political party to oblige The EU makes them part of the problem and no part of the solution as they carouse around the flesh pots and honey traps of Brussels & Strasburgh – bought and paid for by their masters The EU.
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 14/02/2011
a good little video sadly missing much of the punch for Northern Ireland but at least seemingly sincere and tells the key points well without sidetracking to idiotic manifesto fantasies.
I thought the most apposite comment was:
Leadership within UKIP & a display of how they act towards the electorate as a democratic organisation – informing, asking, helping & listening to people but most of all integrity, probity & transparency the true values of a sovereign caring Britain.
For more of the same we can vote Lib.Lab.Con. Its not manifestos no one delivers, money no one accounts for, politicians no one cares about that are needed – it is clear honest, ethical leadership & people on the ground not poncing around abroad!
Such a pity there is still no sign of probity, leadership ability, consistency or a shred of decency amongst the leadership and their paid praise singers, singing for their salaries and status, and parasites many too ashamed to put their own name to their claims.
The self serving vitriolic back biting of the scum gathered around the UBend that traps the filth forming UKIP’s racist, xenophobic, sexually intolerant EFD supporting leadership are the tragedy of UKIP.
The members do all they can and look at the squabbling dishonest and corrupt shower that let them down – there are only 2 UKIP elected MEPs left, actively campaigning visibly in Britain who have the basic decency to refuse to support The EU policy of Pan EU Political Groups and morally and financially supporting the.sordid EFD.
UKIP is still too corrupt to honour its financial moral committments incurred through dishonesty and harassment. They just lack the ethics needed for leadership and clearly lack the basic honour code our politicians need if they are to make a change for Britain.
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 08/02/2011
It seems that whilst Nigel Farage is in Finland campaigning for The Pan EU Political EFD Group and one of its least mentally sound members in a Referendum which Nigel Farage is on record as considering a complete waste of time – except we note when he can personally make money out of it (how much are The EFD paying him? It makes you wonder!).
I guess Farage has to go on a few jollies to justify all that extra cash he seems to be pocketing through the 4000 account and the like, which is for his MEPs but seems few get to see it!
Now I note that Frank Carsons is seemingly back on board – One bad Joke deserves another?
By Liam Clarke
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Northern Ireland comic Frank Carson has pledged to fund Ukip ‘handsomely’He’s been a legend on the comedy circuit for decades, best known for his stand-up routine of rapid-fire gags and corny catchphrases.But now Belfast’s Frank Carson is set to turn his attentions to altogether more serious matters, pledging his support for the hardline eurosceptic United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) as they try to make a breakthrough in the notoriously closed shop of Northern Ireland politics.The party is planning to field candidates in May’s council and Assembly elections.Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage will be travelling to the province next week to open a new headquarters in Bangor and introduce several candidates.He also claims that he will unveil a “high-profile defector” from another party.The party’s policy in Northern Ireland includes reducing the number of MLAs at Stormont.Speaking from his home in Blackpool, Mr Carson said he intends “knocking a few doors” for the party which he sees as providing an alternative to sectarian politics.“People in Northern Ireland vote for their church, they don’t vote with their heads, it is ridiculous,” he said.“I will be making a financial contribution. That is what I think they need most from me, so I will fund them handsomely.”The entertainer has been a generous benefactor to many causes including the integrated education movement, to which he and his son Tony gave £150,000, and a hospice in Jarrow which is named after him.A papal Knight of St Gregory in recognition of his support for Catholic church causes, he believes religion should be kept out of politics and is proud of his former membership of the Parachute Regiment. He jokes that he would support “an Orangeman for Pope”.It is the first time the comedian has given his support to a political movement in Northern Ireland since the days of Gerry Fitt, the veteran Labour and nationalist politician who held a seat in the Lords until his death in 2005.He described Fitt as a personal friend from the same dockland area of Belfast he grew up in.“I’d like to cut the number of MLAs” he went on. “America has only 100 Senators for 309 million people but Stormont has 108 members for 1.7 million.”He also believes £70m could be saved by leaving the EU and would be better spent on providing students with grants.Ukip wants to shut the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies and send the members to Westminster where they would spend one week a month on Scottish or Welsh affairs.Their manifesto proposes scrapping the Barnett formula which funds the other regional assemblies on the grounds that it “disadvantages English residents”.Mr Farage added, however, that he would adopt a more cautious approach to Stormont because of the Belfast Agreement.
“We will spell out how this can happen next week but ultimately our view is that in all parts of the UK we have too many layers and too many politicians,” he said.