There are likely to be others who are expecting to loose their seat and not wishing to find themselves in a collapsing Job Market will seek ANY chance of re-election standing for ANYONE!
Expect Many More Defectors!
at UKIP’s spring re-launch on the back of Jane Collins’ expected result in Barnsley and well done to Jane Collins for at least achieving expectation where with 2/3rds. of thwe electorate not turning out and thus registering the standard ‘A Plague on All Your Houses’ vote we saw even the winning Labour vote fall.
UKIP being largely a protest vote and fortunately few of the voters realising just how racist and anti Jewish they are nor that they make spectacular fools of themselves with pretending to policies they obtained their core vote of around 4% who all turned out to vote against membership of the EU and with only 1/3rd. voting this of course translated to the 12% expected – I must admit I got it wrong I thought that around 45% would be the turnout which would have given the 9% or so that I expected.
At the re-launch of UKIP on something of a misrepresentation and spin, which we have all seen time and again before from UKIP as with Hartlepool where all were assured after ONE relatively good result, also as I recall based on a high percentage from a low turnout all were assured this was the turning point and in the following General Election UKIP would have Westminster MPs!!!
Well this time at the re-launch of the party on the basis of the quite obvious result (that is NOT to gainsay Jane Collins’ personal investment and resultant result) we note the first of what SHOULD be an avalanch of Councillors with absolutely nothing to loose coming to UKIP on the off chance of achievement or at very least to lambast their own parties having failed as Councillors.
Even though times are tough for small time solicitors I would have advised Stuart St.Clair-Haslam to have returned to a real job with his contacts intact rather than a desperate leap to hope to stay on the council (he will not) in the May elections as a UKIP councillors.
Be minded that UKIP after almost 18 years currently has less than 18 councillors elected and out of some 19,500 elected offices available in Britain they have less than 30 elected to office!
The gullible may be impressed but without leadership of some competence and with a raft of MEPs and staff who largely earn contempt – whether coppulating in public on car bonnets, urinating in the corridors of hotels, sexual daliance with their daughters in the bath, consorting with prostitutes, picking up men in bars, abusing the Court system or as taxi drivers betraying UKIP by getting drunk and losing their licenses.
Then we have contemptible filth like Derek Clark MEP who has done so very much to EARN the contempt of honourable people in his betrayal of Britain, sell out of the electorate, boasting of being a scientist when he wasn’t even a well qualified primary school teacher just a Z stream teacher with post National Service certification! Too stupid to keep his mouth shut he openly bragged of his corruption and defrauding the tax payers on a public platform and then telling lies and having tantrums as a matter of policy!
Sadly he is little worse than the rest of the neredowells of UKIP leadership.
Hence their desperately making much of trying to re-launch and welcoming yet another failed councillor! Little wonder that Steve Crowther has been tasked to try to get Sinclaire & Nattrass back into their vile Pan EU Political Party EFD Group – as predictable as Nigel Farage manipulating from behind the scenes to desperately manipulate to make it look as if it will be Sinclaire’s fault when his venal behaviour fails.
Even employing one of his mistresses as a PR Company with her Tory Central Office co director in Athena-PR makes the picture no less clear! Many will remember when Annabell Fuller, Nigel Farage, Mark Croucher and Stephen Sobey seemingly colluded to aid Stephen Sobey in a false identity to assist The Tories as a plant in UKIP Press Office.
Just how stupid do they think UKIP members are? Or possibly they know!
Planning committee slumps to new low
By Neil Speight, Editor.ANOTHER ignominious chapter in the inglorious history of Thurrock Council planning services was written on Thursday evening.Planning committee chairman Stuart St Clair-Haslam (pictured) emerged from yet another a night of shame in the Council Chamber with the look of a man mentally battered into submission.He had started the evening like a lion, roaring in defence of democracy, but ended it like the badger I passed on the A13 this morning – crushed, bloodied and destroyed after stepping into the path of an overwhelming force.An emotive, passionate speech in which he pledged that the power of the people would not be subverted by bureaucracy proved nothing more than rhetoric at the end of a meeting that once more brought the authority into disrepute.New followers of the trail of shame need to be updated. Key items on the agenda – or not as the officer corp had indicated – were three planning applications previously deferred on a number of occasions.Cllr St Clair-Haslam had given his word that tonight would be the conclusion of a long and troubled process but he found the carpet pulled from underneath him by officers – acting, I understand, on a personal directive from acting chief executive Bob Coomber. They decreed applications for Orsett Hall Hotel, Manor House Farm in Bulphan and Mardyke Farm, Aveley, would not be heard.Cllr Haslam decreed they would and, with the backing of planning councillors, instructed officers to bring papers to the chamber.A clash of Titanic proportions was looming as councillors moved onto other business after giving a clear directive on what they expected to follow.Sadly, the plot was then lost as a succession of applications were deferred as councillors managed to get themselves into an almighty mess getting to grips with a new constitution.Plans for a block of flats in Tilbury were bizarrely deferred for a site visit as councillors clashed with a highways officer about the practicalities of a car lift system; the pleas of residents and a ward councillor against a homes development in Stanford-le-Hope resulted in a site visit to a place already twice visited and a debacle erupted around plans for 14 new homes in Aveley.Councillors clearly lost the plot as officers sought to impose their will and a new constitution on councillors who appeared not to realise it was policy they had wholeheartedly supported when it was introduced.More than one councillor was heard to utter: “We hadn’t realised it would be so complicated or mean this. We didn’t vote for this.”They certainly did and, to be fair, the new constitution offers simple, clear guidelines that offer clarity and a clear trail of who said what – and when. In the past the lack of clarity has brought the planning process into deep trouble. The problem is, it appears the councillors haven’t read it.Members of the public were reduced to laughter, disbelief and dismay as the sorry saga was played out – and in the end left unresolved.Councillors who had taken an adjournment to try and resolve what they were about, clearly had little comprehension of what was going on and officers, who in fairness tried to give practical if unwelcome advice, were left equally bewildered.Banned mobile phones ringing at empty desks and in councillors’ pockets didn’t help!It was, in short, a farce.But worse for Cllr St Clair-Haslam was to follow when, after a recess, the chamber reconvened.The battle lines had been clearly drawn by the chairman but he was forced to eat humble pie over his earlier brave words as the controversial applications. It might have been a victory for officer power but to the few who had remained in an increasingly dispirited chamber, it smacked of the death of democracy.In a brave finale, Cllr Haslam called for a new meeting in seven days to consider the issues but was told it would be held only at the whim of Mr Coomber.The councillors also voted that they would, in the face of a planned cancellation by officers, still hold a scheduled meeting in May.
It was a vote of defiance as much as anything else – whether it happens remains to be seen!
Trying to make something of such a defection seems foolish!
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