But then again, why would I be surprised we are talking of that which has risen nay floated to the top in the septic camps of UKIP leadership coronation.
I knew a spat was inevitable dragging UKIP further into the gutter the second I opened the Bannerman web site and looked at the list of supporters.
Having seen David Bannerman, liar cheat and two bit trash that he is posing with Trevor Coleman who has signed Tim Congdon‘s paperwork – then to see him photographed with the outspoken anti pervert Bishop of Birmingham who has made it VERY clear he is no friend of UKIP well one just instinctively knows the liar in David Bannerman is on the ascendancy again.
But no – I appreciate you HAVE TO have the embarrassment of Douglas Denny as a supporter (a bit like cholera in a hospital or AIDs in a bordello!) – that is if you are to get Sir Patrick Moore as a supporter and to have Peter Reeve prominent near the top of your list must surely disadvantage one!
In fact much as Patrick Moore is a charming old man Lee and I had dinner with him a few years ago and at risk of living dangerously sat either side of him – I say dangerously as his Parkinsons type ageing was even then somewhat problematic but even so he is charming, humerous and on most subjects straight out of the 1940s as we discussed his years in the RAF.
Sadly he is indubitably now known for his age and his astronomy programmes staring resolutely into the past as he seems ever closer to the big bang – Not sadly a dynamic icon for a leadership and although a patron of UKIP the image he projects is just not that of a thrusting forward thinking, agile and energetic party for the future.
That said it does seem incredibly sad to see this venerable and amusing man, with his razor sharp mathematics and far from hesitant retorts held up as a punch bag for UKIP’s next leader and deputy to square up to and fight over as a suppoprter!
But there we have it – first he supported David Bannerman and did so as he had known him for many years having allegedly known him when he deliberately and legitimately was a boy scout!
Now Sir Patrick has been arbitrarily included as a supporter on Farage’s list – i wonder how many more on Farage’s list just are not true!
One would have thought out of the simple concept of good will and good manners behind the scenes Bannerman and Farage could have avoided embarrassing the party’s elderly Patron.
We understand Sir P. has written to Farage’s camp explaining why they are not enjoying his support along the lines of his own explanation why he had set out to progrss the situatyion.
In the mean time Nikki merely plods on and distributing work and the Petition for The Sun leaves much unsaid! Whilst Nigel’s claque refuse to accept the done deal!!
It is all too likely that Sir P. may well in disgust proclaiming:
I have withdrawn my support and in view of the unseemly behaviour please consider my resignation final and it would be all too understandible.