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Ex-Ukip MEP guilty of huge fraud – Fraud Seems Endemic In Ukip

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/07/2015

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Ex-Ukip MEP guilty of huge fraud – Fraud Seems Endemic In Ukip over the years and even present MEPs embroilled in fraud and corruption.

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Ex-Ukip MEP guilty of huge fraud

A former Ukip MEP has been found guilty of fraudulently claiming almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses.

A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court took an hour and 42 minutes to find Ashley Mote, 79, guilty of 12 fraud-related offences and of using the gains to fund his court battles in the UK.

Mote, of Binsted, Hampshire, was found guilty of four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of false accounting, two of fraud, and one each of acquiring criminal property, concealing criminal property and theft.

 
Ashley Mote was guilty of committing a string of fraud-related offences and using the gains to fund his court battles in the UK

Ashley Mote was guilty of committing a string of fraud-related offences and using the gains to fund his court battles in the UK

The offences took place between November 2004 and July 2010.

Releasing Mote on conditional bail, Mr Justice Stuart Smith said: “He must appreciate that there is a very strong likelihood that a custodial sentence will follow.”

The judge said he was not concerned about the “relatively short time” it took the jury to reach its decisions.

He said: “I have watched you over the four weeks (of the trial) and you have been giving this close attention.”

A date for sentencing has yet to be set.

The prosecution claimed that Mote submitted numerous false claims for parliamentary assistance allowance for payment for work that organisations had carried out on his behalf.

The prosecution also claimed that he dishonestly obtained approximately 355,000 euros and £184,000 of allowances to which he was not entitled.

Between 2004, when he was elected MEP, and 2009, Mote claimed a total of £750,000 in parliamentary assistance allowance – taking into account his legitimate claims and any alleged fraudulent activity.

Mote was elected as a Ukip MEP for south east England in 2004, but shortly before he took up his seat he was thrown out of Nigel Farage’s party because he was being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions for benefit fraud.

He sat as an independent MEP until 2009, when he decided not to stand for re-election.

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The case would seem to have hinged on the fact that under some circumstances MEPs may utilise tax payers’ money to defend or prosecute cases related to offences commited whilst in office.

Ashley Mote was prosecuted and found guilty of benefit fraud commited prior to his election to office.

I believe Ashley mote acted on the presumption that either no case would have been called had he not been elected as a Ukip MEP, or that he was entitled to the legal defence because he was an MEP. In the belief that he would win he may have considered it only as a loan undrawn down as the Crown would be liable for costs.

There is I understand precedent for this as I gather Gerard Batten used Tax payers’ money to fund legal matters.

Having been removed from Ukip Ashley Mote was denied access to advice on the matter from the party and would seem to have dug himself an ever deeper hole with his costly appeals and lengthy Court cases. There is no doubt he is guilty of these new offences it would seem though there is a ‘rationalle’ for claiming his earlier prosecution was brought about by his political stance and position.

The claims against Nikki Sinclaire would seem to be entirely different and are seemingly without sound foundation as they would apppear to have been triggered by the self serving ambitions of John Ison and contrived evidence and claims. Were there any validity to the claims it is clear that Nikki Sinclaire was in no way the guilty party as all the claims against her were firstly technical misunderstandings and secondly during the period when, to avoid any such errors, every Ukip MEP surrendered control of their accounts, expenses and salary claims to Nigel Farage’s appointed accountant – thus Nigel Farage is directly responsible for any such errors as claimed!

There is absolutely no claim made against Nikki Sinclaire brought by the Police or CPS subsequent to her having left Ukip and it is an auditted fact that she paid from her own personal income and savings into her campaigning against EU membership and other constituency duties at least 4 or 5 times the amount she is claimed to have falsely drawn whilst Ukip controlled her accounts.

The Ashley Mote case has more in common with that of Tom Wise, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison, though he only served a few months! Tom Wise had embezzelled money from the EU, aided by the signatures of Lindsay Jenkins as you will recal from the facts provided on this blog at the time. Interestimngly at no time was Tom Wise either suspended from or thrown out of Ukip and was allowed to serve his full term as an MEP a Ukip member.

Tom Wise was vigerously defended and his criminal activity was strenuously denied by Ukip senior officials, dishonest individuals such as Douglas Denny, Mick McGough, Mike Nattrass, Mark Croucher, Anthony Butcher and many naiive members, also the duplicitous Roger Helmer who you may well recal was also featured in the video sting carried out by TNOTW!

The dishonest claiming of expenses and false accounting of Ukip senior officials is clearly endemic starting at the top with the then leader Jeffrey Tittford having been ordered to repay EU money he had falsely claimed and used, followed by Nigel Farage in similar circumstances not to mention setting up off shore accounts to benefit from tax breaks with an Isle of Man account to which he deposited 100s of £1,000, or the misappropriation of 10s of £1,000s of pounds by Derek Clark who though he was never prosecuted, unlike Tom Wise, he was ordered to repay to the EU.

Then of course the leader Malcolm Lord Pearson besides being exposed as an unashamed anti Islamic racist was shown on film by The Sunday Times as having colluded with Nigel Farage to lainder money from donors via his company Global Britain at the same time that he was colluding with Stuart Agnew in seeking to obfuscate donations! Stuart Agnew also made it clear that he and David Bannerman were fiddling their expenses to pay the salaries of inappropriate staff!

There is also the matter of Ukip’s abject failure to responsibly, honestly or transparently present accounts for the Ashford scam, described by Nigel Farage as the most profitable organisation Ukip had ever had to make money! There was also the matter of laundering credit card payments through Graham Booth’s motel in Torquay and let us not forget that when OLAF investigated Graham Booth they ordered repayment of other funds claimed and failed to exhonourate Mike Nattrass subsequent to their investigation of his activities. Though Derek Clark was found guilty by OLAF and we understand his file was passed to the British Police who it seems took no action, as with Stuart Agnew, Malcolm Pearson, David Bannerman and no doubt others!

One wonders why, with so much sound evidence, the police have taken no action against these individuals yet have seemingly trumped up a case against Nikki Sinclaire based upon the most febrile of claims, which are easily dismissed and over such a small amount of money, when 100s of £1,000s of claims against Ukip have been ignored!

Then of course there is Ukip’s blatant dishonesty and disregard for British Courts and the undeniable fact that they are indebted to me for some £13,500 and interest over some half a dozen years which they have failed to pay, and the fact that Nigel Farage’s grubby little sewer rat Mark Croucher flagrantly ignores his debts as ordered by the Courts.

Some may remember the dubious funding of Mark Croucher’s two pubs, which he claimed were funded by Ukip/Nigel Farage as ‘hush money’ – naturally with Mark Croucher running them both failed, though he tried to blame everything but his own incompetence and lack of ability!

I understand Ukip finances are currently under legal scrutiny, particularly as to the recent General Election and it is a well publicised fact that Ukip are currently on the verge of bankruptcy and as yet it is unclear whether they paid their due election debts on the 05-Jul-2015 as legally required!

Then of course worthy of note is that Nigel Farage has been questioned regarding the allegations made by Annabelle Fuller when she stole Andrew Bridgen’s Blackberry, House of Commons Pass & confidential correspondence the file related to her criminality has been passed to the CPS and it is a matter of speculation to what extent Nigel Farage is implicated by his phone calls with her when she was involved in the crime!

Also we are still awaiting an outcome of the investigation of Janice Atkinson’s fraud whilst working for Farage when she claimed money for an event organised for Nigel Farage’s EFDD.

etc. etc. etc.

Clearly there is much more for Ukip and its staff to answer to, but let us leave it there for the moment rather than deal with other areas of criminality within their ranks!
For a slightly different ‘take’ on Ashley Mote’s trial, crimes and sentence:

Former Ukip MEP jailed over £500k expenses fraud

Ashley Mote is handed five years at Southwark Crown Court after claiming almost £500,000 in fraudulent European Parliament expenses

Ashley Mote, Ex UKIP MP, arrives at Southwark Crown court for sentencing July 13, 2015

Ashley Mote arrives at Southwark Crown court for sentencing  Photo: Rex


A former Ukip MEP who cheated almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses has been jailed for five years.

Ashley Mote, 79, submitted bogus claims for his parliamentary allowance, which was supposed to be for work that organisations had carried out on his behalf.


Former UKIP MEP Ashley Mote (left) arrives at Southwark Crown Court (PA)

He used the money to fund his court battles in the UK after he was prosecuted for a previous benefits fraud.

The politician dishonestly obtained approximately 355,000 euro and £184,000 of allowances to which he was not entitled.

Mote, of Binsted, Hampshire, was sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court today.

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Mr Justice Stuart Smith said Mote had “lied, protested, lied and lied again” during his trial.

“Your greed and dishonesty were matched only by your hypocrisy because while this was going on you carried out a high profile campaign condemning corruption and the improper use of public money in the very institution from which you were leeching it.”

He continued: “You knew perfectly well what the rules were for the claiming of expenses and you also knew perfectly well that what you were doing had nothing to do with funding whistleblowers and everything to do with funding your bridging loan, your mortgage, your legal expenses that were unrelated to your role as an MEP.

“You abused your position of trust as an elected representative and you abused the trust that the European Parliament placed in you, consistently making false statements in the knowledge that the institutions trusted their MEPs to be reliable and honest.


Ashley Mote at an earlier court appearance in April (Julian Simmonds/The Telegraph)

“Along the way you deceived people who shared your declared political ideals and even considered you to be something of a political hero.

“You are, as was said by the trial judge when you were convicted of substantial benefits fraud in 2007, a thoroughly dishonest man.

“The consistency of your dishonesty is breathtaking.”

Mr Justice Smith said: “As you came to towards the end of your time as an MEP you decided to milk what you saw as your cash cow to the limit.”

Mote was convicted at trial of four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of false accounting, two of fraud, and one each of acquiring criminal property, concealing criminal property and theft. The offences took place between November 2004 and July 2010.

Mote was allowed to sit in the back of court because of hearing problems.

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Retired Ukip Elected MEP Ashley Mote Guilty Of Fraud.

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/05/2015

Retired Ukip Elected MEP Ashley Mote Guilty Of Fraud.
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Retired MEP Ashley Mote, Elected by Ukip, found Guilty around £500K of Of Fraud.

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Former Ukip MEP Ashley Mote convicted of fraudulently claiming £500,000 in expensesHe submitted false claims for work that was never carried out
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Friday 15 May 2015

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A disgraced MEP is facing a possible jail sentence after being found guilty of fraudulently claiming almost £500,000 in expenses from the European Parliament.

Former Ukip member Ashley Mote, 79, went on to use the ill-gotten gains to fund his lengthy court battles, Southwark Crown Court heard.

He was convicted of 12 fraud-related offences between 2004 and 2010 today following a month-long trial and will be sentenced at a later date.

Mr Justice Stuart Smith released Mote on bail but warned of a likely prison sentence. European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on October 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium Mote fraudulently claimed almost half a million pounds in expenses from the European Parliament

“He must appreciate that there is a very strong likelihood that a custodial sentence will follow,” the judge said.

Mote, of Binsted in Hampshire, was found guilty of four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of false accounting, two of fraud, and one each of acquiring criminal property, concealing criminal property and theft.

The prosecution claimed that the disgraced politician, who represented the South East of England, submitted numerous false claims for parliamentary assistance allowance to pay for work he claimed was carried out on his behalf.He also dishonestly obtained approximately €355,000 (£260,000) and £184,000 of allowances that he was not entitled to.

Jurors heard that two of the organisations he claimed were working on his behalf had previously campaigned against UK membership of the EU. Nigel Farage giving a speech during an earlier sitting of the European Parliament Mote was thrown out of Nigel Farage’s party before he took his seat in the European Parliament

But the Better Off Out Fund (Boof) and Direct Action Resistance To Tyranny (Dartt) never actually did any work for Mote, the court heard.

He made claims of £16,000 against Boof and £54,000 in relation to Dartt.

Between 2004, when he was elected as a Ukip candidate, and 2009, Mote claimed a total of £750,000 in parliamentary assistance allowance, including legitimate reimbursements.

Mote never represented Ukip in the European Parliament. Shortly before he took up his seat in 2004 he was thrown out of Nigel Farage’s party because he was being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions for benefit fraud.

He sat as an independent MEP until 2009, when he decided not to stand for re-election.

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Ashley Mote has personally mailed me his loosely worded refutation of the judgement as delineated in the rather shoddy report above, which is as follows:
Statement from Ashley Mote following trial at Southwark Crown Court15 May 2015

The verdicts against me, delivered after the jury’s lunch and deliberations lasting a mere 90 minutes or so, surprised and shocked me and my legal team.

The trial lasted a full four weeks. It was overwhelmed by hundreds of pages of detailed numerical analysis, much of it disputed. In the end, my five successive days of cross-examination and all the defence evidence and rebuttal counted for nothing. It was obviously ignored.

I am advised we have good grounds for an appeal, and work is starting on it immediately. Meanwhile, the judge has called for reports.

As my many supporters already know, I spent five years after my unexpected election to the European Parliament in 2004 fighting tirelessly towards the UK leaving the EU lunatic asylum, and meanwhile trying to protect the interests of constituents in SE England. Millions of Brits want the UK’s independence and freedom as a global trading nation restored. That was my aim, too.

As my eBook memoirs A Mote in Brussels’ Eye prove in great detail, I was increasingly supported in Brussels by a growing number of bureaucrats turned whistle-blowers, and others, who wanted the EU’s institutionalised corruption and mismanagement cleaned up. During those five years I spent enormous amounts of time and money pursuing that aim. The jury heard little of it.

Despite being based on my daily diary, the book itself was not allowed as evidence in court, except a few specific extracts relating to previous evidence.

This was a huge handicap, as were two other obstacles put in my way by the current judicial system. Despite being 79 and with serious, medically diagnosed, memory problems, I was not permitted to use notes in the witness box. Even worse was the prosecution’s freedom to use my court case in 2007, when the EU tried to exploit a legal situation to unseat me, as evidence against me in this case, too. I have effectively been tried twice on the issue of my benefit claim when I was out of work 20 years ago.

Together with the understandable current climate of cynicism against anyone in politics, with hindsight these factors combined to make a successful defence virtually impossible.

Surprised at the outcome? Yes. Bitter at the current judicial system? Yes. Beaten? No.

I was not in the court and did not follow this trial closely, however I did feel that a guilty verdict was inevitable when I first read the details of the charges. Ashley’s crime would seem to have been based largely on arrogance and the claim that he was entitled to use public funds to both defend and prosecute in the courts, just because he was an MEP!
The benefits claims made by Ashley were made prior to his election to public office so it seemed unreasonable that he was entitled to use his office to fund defence of these allegations from the public purse in the manner a defence could be mounted for allegations of an offence whilst in office that might be described as resultant from his office.
It would seem, from the verdict that I was right in my assumption and thus it seems that as night follows day a guilty verdict on the ancilliary charges would follow.
As a friend who has known Ashley since long before his election and rise to prominence I find it unfortunate that he finds himself in this situation, but leave judgement to the courts who have heard the evidence and studied the facts, though would caution that the courts are not always right!
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Ukip MEP’s £1/2 Million Of Fraud – Facing Court!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/05/2015

Ukip MEP’s £1/2 Million Of Fraud – Facing Court!
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Ukip’s retired MEP’s £1/2 Million Of Fraud – now means he is Facing Court & probable prison again for his crimes!

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Former Ukip MEP ‘claimed £500,000 in expenses to fund his legal fees after he was prosecuted for benefits fraud’

  • Ashley Mote, 79, of Hampshire, accused of string of fraud-related offences
  • They include acquiring criminal property and money transfer by deception
  • He denies 11 offences alleged to have taken place between 2004 and 2010
  • Southwark Crown Court hears of ‘sophisticated fraud over several years’
On trial: Former Ukip MEP Ashley Mote (pictured arriving at London's Southwark Crown Court today) is accused of a string of fraud-related offences

On trial: Former Ukip MEP Ashley Mote (pictured arriving at London’s Southwark Crown Court today) is accused of a string of fraud-related offences

A former Ukip MEP fraudulently claimed almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses – using some of it to fund his domestic court battles, a court heard today.

Ashley Mote, 79, of Binsted, Hampshire, is accused of a string of fraud-related offences including acquiring criminal property and obtaining a money transfer by deception.

Some of the money he allegedly made from the fraud went towards funding various legal costs he had built up as a result of being prosecuted in the UK for benefit fraud offences, a jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court was told.

He denies 11 offences alleged to have taken place between November 2004 and July 2010.

Jonathan Davies, prosecuting, said that as an MEP, Mote could claim expenses, including a Parliamentary Assistance Allowance, or Secretarial Allowance, to help fund his work.

Mr Davies said: ‘What the prosecution say happened between 2004 and 2009, when Mr Mote ceased to be an MEP, is that he abused that allowance by submitting false claims for payment for work which he said to the European Parliament had been done by organisations working on his behalf.’

Jurors heard that two of the organisations had previously campaigned against UK membership of the European Union. They were the Better Off Out Fund (Boof), and Direct Action Resistance To Tyranny (Dartt).

However, it is alleged that neither of these companies conducted any work for Mote, who made claims of £16,000 against Boof, and £54,000 to Dartt. ‘They were simply used as a front to perpetrate, carry out fraud and to receive monies from the European Parliament,’ said Mr Davies.

European Parliament in Brussels: Prosecutors claim Mote was 'using European Parliament money to fund his defence and various appeals in connection with being prosecuted for benefit fraud'

European Parliament in Brussels: Prosecutors claim Mote was ‘using European Parliament money to fund his defence and various appeals in connection with being prosecuted for benefit fraud’

Mote is also said to have falsely claimed £5,000 a month for work he claimed had been carried out by Estonia based company Icos (Information Centrum Owned State).

It is alleged that he even set up a Danish bank account under the similar name of ‘Information Centrim OS’ for funds from the European Parliament to be paid into, ‘dishonestly obtaining’ approximately €355,000.

Giving details of Mote carrying out fraud to fund his rising legal bills, Mr Davies said: ‘He asked for payments to be made to the firm of solicitors on the basis that they were providing him with advice in relation to his duties as an MEP.

‘In fact the money was being used to fund a number of criminal and civil proceedings related to Mr Mote’s prosecution for benefit fraud offences, and indeed some unrelated civil proceedings.

‘Basically we say he was using European Parliament money to fund his defence and various appeals in connection with being prosecuted for benefit fraud.’

Mr Davies continued: ‘This was a sophisticated fraud committed over several years during which Mr Mote made a number of false representations and produced a number of false documents in order to deceive the European Parliament into believing that significant amounts of work were being done on his behalf, relating to his work as an MEP.

Pleading not guilty: Mote (pictured again today) allegedly fraudulently claimed almost £500,000 in expenses

Pleading not guilty: Mote (pictured again today) allegedly fraudulently claimed almost £500,000 in expenses

‘In total he dishonestly obtained approximately €355,000 and £184,000 of allowances to which he was not entitled. It’s not quite half a million pounds, but it’s not far short.’

Jurors heard that while MEPs were allowed to make certain legitimate claims for expenses from the European Parliament, they were not supposed to use this money to enrich themselves.

This was a sophisticated fraud committed over several years 
Jonathan Davies, prosecuting

Between 2004, when he was elected MEP and 2009, Mote claimed a total of £750,000 in Parliamentary Assistance Allowance, taking into account his legitimate claims and any alleged fraudulent activity.

Mote was elected a Ukip MEP for South East England in 2004, but shortly before he actually took up his seat was thrown out of Nigel Farage’s party because he was being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions for benefit fraud.

However, he sat as an independent MEP until 2009, when he decided not to stand for election.

The court heard that in April 2004 Mote’s case for alleged income support, council tax and housing benefit fraud was sent to crown court to be dealt with, and he was elected as an MEP two months later.

Elected as MEP: Mote (pictured in 2006) was thrown out of Ukip because he was being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions for benefit fraud

Elected as MEP: Mote (pictured in 2006) was thrown out of Ukip because he was being prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions for benefit fraud

But he made an application to the court saying that the criminal proceedings against him were a breach of his rights to free movement, as his bail conditions meant he could not travel freely to Europe.

The courts agreed with this and proceedings against Mote were stayed, prompting the prosecution to make an application to the Attorney General to review the matter.

Jurors heard that in light of this, Mote wrote to the manager of European Parliament allowances asking for expenses to allow him to fight this.

He wrote: ‘I have to fund myself in the legal affairs committee against an attempt by the British government to unseat me as an MEP. This is going to incur legal costs.’

However, Mr Davies told the court that Mote did not disclose that he was being prosecuted for fraud.

He said: ‘What Mr Mote doesn’t say is something along the lines of “I am being prosecuted for fraud arising out of events prior to being elected as an MEP”.’

Jurors heard that the Attorney General overturned the decision and Mote was prosecuted and convicted of benefit fraud in August 2007. 

Mote denies four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, three of false accounting, two of fraud, and one each of acquiring criminal property and concealing criminal property. 

The trial resumes at 10am tomorrow when the opening will continue.

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A Major Firm Drops Sponsorship Due To Nigel Farage

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A Major Firm Drops Sponsorship Due To Nigel Farage
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Specsavers‘, A Major Firm Drops Sponsorship of a meeting in the Isle of Man Due To Nigel Farage’s involvement.

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it is notable that Ehe Isle of Man Sporting & Dining Club, who are sponsored by Specsavers have had politicians as speakers previously with no mention of difficulty.
Perhaps it was in fact due to the dishonesty of the speaker who had set up an IoM account to reduce tax liabilities yet claimed, as an ex banker he was unaware that the IoM was a tax haven, which for a man who deposited £1/4Million in one payment alone is stunningly implausible!
As I recall Nigel Farage’s first notable visit to the Isle of Man was with Ashley Mote, who he had brought into Ukip displacing his long term allie David Lott as his number two candidate in his EU region for the election of MEPs – in order to enhance his electoral process and provide some gravitas to his campaign.
David Lott was cast aside after years of dedication and loyalty to Farage. Thus Ashley Mote was selected by Farage and placed in position becoming an MEP.
You will note, if you follow Ukip that Farage has enshrined his absolute right to place chums and people of ‘USE’ to him in favourable positions at the expense of democraticly selected candidates. Historically one of Nigel Farage’s greatest allies and operator of this dishonest behaviour was Douglas Denny who has recently found himself the victim of his own methods see CLICK HERE
Sadly it is unlikely that Douglas Denny will have the moral fiber and integrity to tell his tale of just how extensive the corruption in Ukip leadership was, be that in the rigging of elections or in the vanishing of large sums of Ukip members’, supporters & tax payers’ money. It seems all too likely this odious and dishonest little man it too frightened of being embroiled in the criminal proceedings he could instigate with his knowledge and personal involvement – including exposure of the lies and obfusscation surrounding the Ashford scam.
A service that could be given to Justice and the body politic were there honourable men amongst such as Douglas Denny, Mike Nattrass, John Wittaker, John Moran, David Lott, Gerard Batten, Derek Clark, Christopher Gill, Godfrey Bloom, Bruce Lawson and their like but sadly I believe none will have the sense of duty to our Country nor the integrity or honour to step forward and tell the truth.
Do however remember the actions of one honourable man who set the example CLICK HERE

Should have gone to Specsavers? Sponsor drops Farage talk

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Specsavers has asked for its sponsorship branding to be pulled for tonight’s sell-out talk by UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

The event at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas has been organised by the Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club.

Specsavers has sponsored the Sporting and Dining Club since 2013.

A spokesman for the company stressed the Specsavers store in Douglas has not pulled its sponsorship of the Sporting and Dining Club but it had requested to the organiser that its logo and name is not included in the publicity for this particular event.

He explained: ‘The reason for this is that Specsavers has no political affiliation and therefore does not feel it appropriate to be associated by name with a lecture given by a political party leader, especially with a General Election on the horizon.’

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is the latest high-profile guest to speak to the Sporting and Dining Club.

Other politicians or former MPs invited to appear have included Respect Party founder George Galloway, former Tory Ministers Ann Widdecombe and Michael Portillo and former Tory peer Jeffrey Archer.

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STUART M

2:55 PM on 11/11/2014

I wonder if he will be making a deposit in an offshore account this time around?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23001529


DASEIN

1:35 PM on 11/11/2014

You have to wonder why they wanted to put their name to this event in the first place?

It is likely to have been due to the fact that by sponsoring the event, by extension, you are showing support for the beliefs he represents. I’d guess Specsavers head office might have made the call to drop the sponsorship.

Such a decision makes complete sense. The man is a vile, albeit laughable character who takes advantage of people’s ignorance/their willingness to believe the nonsense he comes out with.


DASEIN

2:21 PM on 11/11/2014

Unsurprisingly, the thumbs down commence. I say unsurprisingly as most contributors on here appear to be the sort who love to be spoon fed the warm diarrhoea he spouts and regurgitate in poorly constructed posts as if it was their idea all along.

Here’s why sponsoring an event involving Nigal Farage, UKIP leader, would be considered inappropriate by Specsavers.

Specsavers undoubtedly as an employer, have to adhere employment law (I am unsure if they are Investor In People accredited)
I suppose all you PC haters hate the fact that under employment law, you can’t discriminate against people on the basis of sex, age, religion, sexuality, race etc. Whereas Farage and and his party are the complete opposite.

By spreading lies about how Brussel’s is taking over control and immigrants are taking our jobs, he’s got himself into a lucratively paid MEP role because people are foolish enough to believe it. Don’t believe me? Why does Britain First, a violent splinter group of the BNP, have over 20 million followers on facebook?

Interestingly, Farage refuses to publish he’s expenses when he’s acting as an MEP…But that’s okay, he’s fighting for our freedom in Brussel’s against their hostile takeover. Oh wait a minute, just how many meetings has he attended and how many has he voted on out of all those he should have attended?…

UCL reported the other week that EU migrant arrivals between 2001 and 2011 contributed £20bn more in taxes than they received in benefits. Yet in face of actual evidence proving them wrong, xenophobes and racists won’t concede they are full of excrement. Farage will continue to tell you that Romanian’s are coming to take your job. Which is nonsense.

Other members of his party include individuals who have
1 – blamed flooding on gay marriage
2 – opposed foreign aid to ‘bongo bongo land’
3 – told Lenny Henry to emigrate to ‘a black country’
4 – don’t forget their calypso song…

Yeah, so hardly surprising that a corporation like Specsavers do not want to be associated with scum like Mr Farage


STUART M

2:34 PM on 11/11/2014

Some excellent points there.


STUART M

1:04 PM on 11/11/2014

Strange, it’s been on sale for months and they only want to withdraw their name from it now!

There was no problem sponsoring other politicians who have spoken at their events.

DASEIN

2:41 PM on 11/11/2014

I can’t recall if they sponsored the George Galloway evening last November. He’s equally as troublesome/offensive, but maybe not as ‘high profile’…

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More Of Nigel Farage’s Dishonesty & Lack of Leadership Ability

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 16/10/2014

More Of Nigel Farage’s Dishonesty & Lack of Leadership Ability
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Nigel Farage faces barrage of outrage after Mirror exposes his offshore tax fund

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Shamed UKIP leader Nigel Farage faced outrage yesterday after his offshore tax wheeze was exposed by the Mirror.

Mr Farage opened a trust fund in the Isle of Man in a plan to slash his tax bill, our investigation revealed.

The explosive revelations have robbed the rabble-rousing MEP of his “man of the people” image, MPs said – finally “bursting his bubble” after years of soaring popularity in the polls.

His offshore fund was exposed just hours after the party suffered a humiliating by-election wipeout in Scotland, piling fresh misery on the UKIP leader.

Labour MP John Spellar said: “I know Nigel Farage wants to appeal to disaffected Tories, but copying some of the Tories’ biggest donors by setting up offshore trusts to avoid tax is taking things too far.

“It’s typical of UKIP – they talk about how much they love this country but don’t want to pay taxes here – it’s just hypocritical.”

 Fellow MP John Mann added: “This is a man who says he’s more English than the rest of us, when in fact he has been taking money off the EU while setting up an off-shore trust.

“His bubble has well and truly burst. It’s absolute hypocrisy funded by the European taxpayer.”

On Twitter Labour MP Ian Austin asked whether news of an “off-shore, tax-avoiding trust dents city trader Phony Farage’s ‘man of the people’ pretence?”

Even David Cameron was dragged into the scandal – fending off questions over his Cabinet Minister’s tax affairs.

Asked whether anyone in the Government sitting around the Cabinet table held trust funds offshore, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “There are rules about interests and they should be followed.”

He added: “Mr Farage’s tax affairs are a matter for him.”

Mr Farage told the Mirror he did not benefit from the Farage Family Educational Trust 1654.

Companies House documents indicated that the fund was a shareholder in Farage Ltd – a financial firm owned by his brother Andrew in which the UKIP leader also once had a stake – until 2011.

The MEP insists he never received any dividends from the firm, which had been paid solely to his brother, and had transferred his shareholding in the company to the trust fund.

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Brother: Andrew Farage

Farage Limited’s accountant Spencer Watson told the Mirror that all £969,000 in dividends were paid to Andrew.

Mr Farage said: “My financial advisers recommended I did it, to have a trust really for inheritance purposes and I took the advice and I set it up.

“It was a mistake. I was a completely unsuitable person for it. I am not blaming them it was my fault.

“It’s a vehicle that you chuck things in through your life that you don’t need and you build up a trust fund for your children or grandchildren.

“It was called an educational trust and could have been used for grandchildren’s schools fees, things like that.

“It was a mistake for three reasons. Firstly, I’m not rich enough to need one and I am never going to be.

“Secondly, frankly, the world has changed. Things that we thought were absolutely fair practice 10 years, 20 years ago, 30 years ago aren’t any more.

“Thirdly, it was a mistake because it cost me money. I sent a cheque off to set it up.”

Mr Farage last night claimed he “felt uncomfortable” about the fund but insisted he did not avoid tax.

He told the BBC he wanted to cut his family’s inheritance tax bills but realised he had made an “error”.

And he admitted such funds were no longer appropriate for politicians.

He added: “I don’t think you can be in public life and have a family trust.

“The public do expect very, very high standards. I should not have bought the policy. It was an error.”

Timeline

1999 Nigel Farage elected to European Parliament

February 2003 Farage, his brother Andrew Farage and a third director set up commodity trading firm Farage Limited.

August 2003 A document filed at Companies House stated that Nigel Farage owned no shares in Farage Limited and the Farage Family Educational Trust 1654 owned 33 shares.

May 2004 Another document filed at Companies House stated that Nigel Farage owned 33 shares in Farage Limited and the Farage Family Educational Trust owned none.

October 2004 Farage was appointed company secretary of Farage Limited.

February 2006 Farage resigned as director of Farage Limited but remained as company secretary.

September 2006 Nigel Farage became leader of UKIP.

November 2009 Nigel Farage stood down as UKIP leader.

November 2010 Farage was re-elected leader of UKIP.

May 2010 Farage failed to win a seat at Westminster in the general election.

February 2011 Nigel Farage resigned as company secretary of Farage Limited.

March 2011 HM Revenue & Customs filed a petition at the High Court to wind up Farage Limited.

July 2011 Farage Limited went into a “voluntary arrangement” to pay off its debts by 2017.

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It is also interesting to note that the wealthy Dr. Dick Horsnell (with whom Nigel Farage subsequently fell out, removing him as one of his ‘Dregs & Rejects in Ukip), hosted Nigel Farage and Ashley Mote (with who Nigel Farage subsequently fell out removing him as one of his ‘Dregs & Rejects’ in Ukip) on a visit to the tax haven  Isle of Man resident who stood for Ukip in Boston, aided by Chris Pain (One of Nigel Farage’s proteges and a County Councillor for Ukip, plus a Parliamentary candidate with who Farage fell out and subsequently removed him as one of his ‘Dregs & Rejects’ in Ukip) – and that Nigel Farage deposited approximately £1/4 of a Million into the tax beneficial account under the name of Farage Educational Trust as shown on this blog; a sum of money many believed was part of his spoils from the corrupt Ashford scam that has been so widely, if belatedly, addressed by the media!
When bearded on the matter by the media Nigel Farage claimed, totally implausibly, that he was unaware that the Isle of Man account granted huge tax benefits for an EU citizen and managed to avoid paying British taxes. I say ‘implausibly’ as firstly why on earth would someone domicile in London, Kent and the EU capitals wish to have an account in the relatively remote Isle of Man where the costs of visiting are utterly disproportionate to those of other journeys!
It is widely known, must be I was aware of it ;-), that The IoM is a tax haven and as a professional politician and a failed banker even Nigel Farage can not reasonably claim not to be aware of this. Farage also claims to have closed his account when formerly he claimed it was not his account but that of a trust – has he syphoned off the trusts money for his own gain?
We also hear from a poster on Dr. Richard North’s Forum (Dr. Richard North was one of Nigel Farage’s trusted associates with who he subsequently fell out and thus he is no longer one of Farage’s ‘Dregs & Rejects’ in Ukip), though I find as yet I am unable to establish the details though I find it entirely plausible in the light of his proven bullying track record of corruption, dishonesty, infidelity and general sociopathy:

“Investigation into the missing money and Farages claims started 5 months ago…….I was told today that Kent Police are moving forward tomorrow at the earliest……there is also a Europol investigation into the money paid to Farage that he trousered and salted away in his Geneva account…..bet he didn’t think we knew about that or his woman stashed in Geneva with his weekly visits! I have said many times that Farage has more skeletons than Highgate Cemetry and they are now about to resurrect themselves”

“Ashford paperwork that was supposed to have disappeared has surfaced…..also the other person with control of this money was only refered to as an associate and not by name suggesting a Police witness”

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Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/10/2014

Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip
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Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip & can now expect Farage to classify him as ‘Dregs & Rejects’ alongside the founder of Ukip Alan Sked, past leaders such as Roger Knapman and the majority of MEPs + around 70 NEC members who have dared to criticise his one man band and self serving, self enriching Ukip scam!
Douglas Carswell would do well to heed the warning Godfrey Bloom gave him that was most appositely endorsed by Dr. Richard North on Panorama CLICK HERE
It would be unwise to forget that Nigel Farage has personally controlled the party for his own gain and in the last parliament started out with 13 MEPs elected, but had alienated so many that two quit to stand as Tory candidates, where David Bannerman, Farage’s ex Tory buddy Ukip Chairman and deputy leader of Ukip (personally brought into the party by Nigel Farage and put in position), as with Roger Knapman who he recruited and placed as leader and even lord Pearson his puppet who held the leadership for a short time for him has become near invisible.
Then of course there was Marta Andreasen who had been dumped as an accountant by the EU unable to complete her brief to improve the systems to reduce the amount of fraud and make the EU more accountable CLICK HERE she was recruited by Nigel farage with much fanfare and he made her Ukip Treasurer. She quit in disgust siting bullying and dishonesty of Farage!
Also let us not forget that Nigel Farage defended Tom Wise to the hilt and NEVER removed him from Ukip going so far as to accept stolen money from him, which he knew was fraudulently obtained and which he never repaid, permitting Wise to remain a Ukip member for some years after he was exposed when Tom Wise eventually left it was in the February before the EU election when his Ukip membership ran out and he served out his full MEP term becoming eligible to the full pension as accrued!
One should also remember Ashley Mote who Nigel Farage ‘boosted’ into his own region as his number two candidate to raise his own status doing a total knife job on his long term associates David Lott and Steve Harris who were promised second and third position – but Ashley Mote’s presentation skills were used to ensure Farage’s return to the gravy train only to find Farage stabbed him in the back acting against him at the first possible opportunity.
Farage even turned on his own Father’s associates having ‘used’ them as with Buster Motram who he personally brought into Ukip against advice and likewise the wife of David Volker, Guy Farage’s Commanding Officer in the TA,who he placed as Chairman of his party yet engineered her removal when she was unwilling to go along with his fiddles – Petrina Holdsworth is currently Chairman of CIB!
The list of other highly competent people Nigel Farage has felt threatened by and has dishonestly removed is long and some understanding can be found by reading many of them’s resignation letters and further details at CLICK HERE
Be minded also of the vault face of Ukip’s first representative in The House of Commons the MP Bob Spink and just how short a time he was willing to tolerate Nigel Farage’s behaviour!
The only conclusion anyone of intelligence can make is either that Nigel Farage’s absolute control of Ukip hugely damages Ukip and that as a judge of people whom he personally selects is stunningly inept or they are unwilling to be corrupted to dance to his dishonest tune!
Nigel Farage single handedly reduced the party from 13 MEPs to a mere 5 remaining in the Parliamentary party – one wonders how few Nigel Farage will reduce the party MEPs to this time!

Godfrey Bloom quits Ukip and warns Douglas Carswell of ‘back-stabbers’

  • Monday 13 October 2014 20.35 BST
Godfrey Bloom
Godfrey Bloom has decided to leave the party ‘with a heavy heart’. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Godfrey Bloom, the colourful former Ukip MEP, has resigned from the party with a warning to its newest recruit, Douglas Carswell, to beware backstabbers among his colleagues.

The politician, whose gaffes have included calling women sluts and complaining of foreign aid going to “bongo-bongo land”, said he was leaving Ukip after party chairman Steve Crowther banned him from speaking at an event in Wearside.

Bloom initially had the Ukip whip withdrawn and subsequently resigned his official role last year, after Nigel Farage said his antics had overshadowed the party’s autumn conference.

He has now decided to leave the party entirely “with a heavy heart”, despite having had a role in founding Ukip and donating large amounts of money to campaigning over the years.

In a message to Carswell, who took up his role as Ukip’s first elected MP on Monday, Bloom told LBC Radio: “I would just say to Douglas: stick to your sort, you believe in libertarianism, you believe in classical liberal economics, don’t be pushed off. But I would say, Douglas, watch your back. If you bear in mind we started in 2009 in Europe with 13 MEPs, we ended up with five, so there are dead bodies of Ukip [politicians] all over the place with a knife quivering in their back, Douglas. Make sure it’s not yours.”

In a trenchant analysis of his former party, the ex-MEP said politics was not about the truth, and that he was “very sorry this disease has been picked up by Ukip”. “It seems to be drifting towards the politically correct mainstream like everyone else,” he said. “Instead of it being the libertarian party of common sense, I’ve been banned from speaking. I don’t know where the party has gone astray, but it has gone astray.”

Despite having formerly shared a flat with Farage in Brussels, Bloom said he had lost contact completely with his former party leader. He said Ukip was now being run by Crowther, who he described as a “svengali-like” figure and a “man of mystery”.

Bloom caused a controversy in summer last year after he criticised recipients of foreign aid in “bongo-bongo” land and proceeded to exacerbate the row by trying to justify the phrase in a series of broadcast interviews. He then became the centre of another row after hitting a journalist round the head with a Ukip brochure and joking that a room debating women in politics was “full of sluts”. He made these remarks after two of his colleagues admitted that they did not clean behind the fridge – a complaint previously made by Bloom – as they spoke at a fringe event at the party conference in London.

Bloom was then caught on camera ranting at Channel 4’s Michael Crick, who asked him why there were no black faces pictured on a Ukip conference brochure, before using the pamphlet to hit him over the head.

After Bloom resigned from the party, he gave an interview to the Guardian claiming Farage was “not interested in the running of the party, or in making policy” but was merely Ukip’s chief salesman.

In April, he argued Farage was not up to the role of “managing director or chairman of the board”, even though he was a “charismatic” and “articulate” advocate for the Ukip brand.

Farage, who described Bloom’s comments as “unhelpful”, has made repeated attempts to ensure Ukip candidates stop making off-colour and eccenrtic remarks by trying to “professionalise” the party. He has appointed a new raft of spokesman to his frontbench over the summer including more women and ethnic minority representatives.

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Cornwall Shown The terrible Truth About UKIP!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/08/2012

Cornwall Shown The terrible Truth About UKIP!

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Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership, their anti UKIP claque & the NEC is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!

Cornwall Shown The terrible Truth About UKIP!
A party befouled by the low caliber of its leadership, officers and the claque of ner do wells who lie, abuse and defame in their name!

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here is a rather embarrassing exposure of UKIP and the vile low lifes who flock in to defame and dishonestly present their false support for UKIP leadership, presumably in the hope of preferment, as with:
the cowardly and dishonest Stuart Parr
the cowardly and dishonest Stuart Parr a UKIP parish councillor from Shropshire, too ashamed of his behaviour to use his own name as he lies and distorts, defames and thus befouls the reputation of UKIP so clearly aiding The EU who use such behaviour of the low lifes of UKIP to sabotage the British EUroSceptic movement.
That such behaviour is an all too common occurance in British regional press – as with this exchange that so harms UKIP & EUroScepticism in ‘This is Cornwall’ a part of The Northcliffe Group I believe!
That the original correspondent would seem to be a political opponent with his own nest to feather may well be true – but let us face it UKIP leadership and its clique have handed him victory on a plate with their scuzzy behaviour and overt extremist associates and self serving corruption.
That Stuart Parr makes it 10 times worse for EUroScepticism in seeking to perpetuate the corruption and dishonesty speaks volumes of just how unfit for purpose UKIP actually is in its present form where clearly it is a part of the problem for EUroRealists and no part of the solution for those seeking to Leave-The-EU.

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    by wonkotsane

    Friday, July 20 2012, 7:53AM

    “Tom Wise was thrown out of the party for fiddling expenses. Ashley Mote was thrown out of the party for committing benefits fraud – something he was being investigated for before he was selected as a UKIP MEP candidate but didn’t disclose. What more can the party do without a crystal ball?

    The BNP gets most of its votes from disaffected Labour voters and most former BNP members are going to the English Democrats. UKIP banned past and present BNP members from joining the party years ago – a ban no other mainstream party has.

    Finally, anyone who links to the anti-UKIP “Junius” blog, the unhinged libel factory of anti-UKIP campaigner Greg Lance-Watkins or the far left militant Searchlight (whose criticism of UKIP doesn’t extend to refusing to vet UKIP’s suspect membership applications) as “evidence” of UKIP’s unsuitability is seriously scraping the bottom of the barrel – it’s like asking Mohammed Al Fayed for an objective opinion on the merits of the royal family.

    UKIP is not racist, UKIP is not corrupt, UKIP is not dishonest. UKIP is the only party that does what it says on the tin, that doesn’t break promises and that has the interests of the country first and foremost. Unlike Cornish regionalists like Chy Howlek whose obsession with breaking up England does nothing to improve anyone’s lot in life other than their own.”

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    by EndUKRule

    Friday, July 20 2012, 11:09AM

    “UKIP also mixes with the most right wing, fascist political parties in Europe. Parties which advocate ethnic cleansing, homophobic persecution etc. UKIP is truly a party of Tory rejects mingled with BNP/EDL nutcases.”

I felt it apposite to respond:

Setting the facts out rather than the pack of self serving lies of Stuart Parr aka wonkotsane!

Hi,

as I have been overtly and dishonestly lied about in your columns by the cowardly & dishonourable Stuart Parr, clearly too ashamed to use his own name he shelters behind his silly chosen name.

I speak for no one but myself when I state Stuart Parr is both a liar and without morality that he so glibly and falsely defames others, without a shred of supporting evidence.

I have been a long term supporter of the principles and values of UKIP long before he had heard of the party I would guess.

Let us look at what this grubby little man has actually stated:

“Tom Wise was thrown out of the party for fiddling expenses”
A lie – he was NEVER thrown out of the party, though Nigel Farage frequently lied to cover-up his dishonesty! Tom Wise declined to renew his membership at the tail end of his term as an MEP.

“Ashley Mote was thrown out of the party for committing benefits fraud”
Another Stuart Parr lie – he was thrown out of the party for failing to comply with party rules.

“”something he was being investigated for before he was selected as a UKIP MEP candidate but didn’t disclose”.
Correct – the alleged offences were long before he stood as an MEP candidate & his legal advisers advised him NOT to comply with the party rule of disclosure as it would imply guilt which he vehemently denied

“What more can the party do without a crystal ball?”
Professionalise! Demand a full CRB for candidates and also a signed undertaking that if they are elected & found to have failed compliance or as with Mick McGough, Marta Andreasen & David Bannerman etc. lied to try to gain office they resign their seat surrendering it to the next in line.
Or as with Derek Clark & other UKIP MEPs when found guilty of fraudulent use of public money they should have signed an undertaking to face a disciplinary hearing and face automatic resignation and replacement.

“The BNP gets most of its votes from disaffected Labour voters and most former BNP members are going to the English Democrats”
A party in which UKIP has had a great deal of input in creation & is closely associated with – Particularly Gerard Batten UKIP/EFD MEP, Gawain Towler, Mick McGough and others!

“UKIP banned past and present BNP members from joining the party years ago – a ban no other mainstream party has”.
True but the main stream parties do not hold the same level of back stabbing ceremonies & one notes that when it suits UKIP leadership it waives the rules as with Nigel Farage’s ex BNP electoral agent! Also it has been used by UKIP dishonestly & corruptly to remove those who seek probity in UKIP!

“Finally, anyone who links to the anti-UKIP “Junius” blog, the unhinged libel factory of anti-UKIP campaigner Greg Lance-Watkins”
A wild, childish and irresponsible lie that Stuart Parr can not substantiate on a single count.

“or the far left militant Searchlight (whose criticism of UKIP doesn’t extend to refusing to vet UKIP’s suspect membership applications) as “evidence” of UKIP’s unsuitability is seriously scraping the bottom of the barrel – it’s like asking Mohammed Al Fayed for an objective opinion on the merits of the royal family”
An inaccurate & ill informed comment!

“UKIP is not racist”
A lie as facts prove.

“UKIP is not corrupt”
Despite its many lost court cases? UKIP is unarguably corrupt as proven by facts.

“UKIP is not dishonest”
Sadly not true as the evidence shows.

“UKIP is the only party that does what it says on the tin”
A lie as shown by the facts – viz Leave-The-EU yet joins the pro EU membership EFD Group!

“that doesn’t break promises”
Sadly untrue as facts prove.

“& that has the interests of the country first and foremost”
Well after its leadership clique and its claque!

It is hard to tell if Stuart Parr is delusional or naturally dishonest but there is no doubt his letter is shamefully dishonest and seemingly intent on misleading YOUR readers.

He is a liar & I challenge him to visit

my web site http://UKIP-EUkip.com

& identify a single material error of fact!

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Greg_L-W.

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PLEASE NOTE UPDATE 15-Aug-2012 12:00hrs.:

Nothcliff Group have removed Stuart Parr’s irresponsible and libellous comment made on behalf of UKIP as it was dishonest, offensive and inaccurate.

 

Please be assured that it was NOT removed at my request as I am indifferent to the comments of liars and fools and in this instance as in many others it granted me the opportunity to expose the corruption and dishonesty both in the leadership clique and amongst its odious claque of UKIP’s dishonest and cowardly parasites.

 

The desperate efforts, to try to defame this blog, of the liars, fools and cowards hanging onto UKIP’s route to the gravy train are of no consequence as it tells the public so much more about the corruption of UKIP, when clearly the defamatory comments of liars are of no consequence to me.

 

Defamatory comments are only of consequence when of some substance, backed by accurate sourced and checkable consequence and made by individuals of some probity who have proved trustworthy and are sufficiently convinced of their claims to provide clear links to proof and place the claims in their own verifiable name.

 

Any coward sheltering in anonymity to dishonestly defame is beneath contempt.

 

It is unfortunate that The Northcliff Group chose to remove Stuart Parr’s lies as it slightly limited my ability to respond and show Stuart Parr for the coward, liar and low life he clearly is.

 

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NONE of these DUTIES has a single British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.
Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.
Every single British Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU’s CAP – In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING towards that goal of unanimity in aim!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we thus leave our children and the future, with shame!

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Denying the self seeking & meaningless wanabe MEPs and the no longer relevant MPs the Mythical Mandate for which they clamour.

Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples by the peoples of our Country.

It is time that the entire mechanism of governance in these United Kingdoms, which has so clearly failed our Country and our peoples, was radically overhauled and updated to democratic status – failure to change will mean when we Leave-The-EU and/or it finally collapses, as it surely will, we will be no better off as the self same self styled, self enriching clique will be all too willing to betray us as they have done relative to The EU and its fore runners.

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Cowardly UKIP Sock Puppet reminded of THE FACTS!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 24/06/2012

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The point at issue was a discussion of Ashley Mote‘s EUroSceptic credentials, NOT the fact that he was found guilty under strange circumstances of benefit fraud by a high powered team of some 12 Government Lawyers an offence long before he was elected as a UKIP MEP!

Nor of the fact that he has done all he can to clear his name believing, rightly or wrongly, that he was subject of a false verdict, based upon overwhelming ‘political’ pressures!

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Hi,
here is an interesting reminder of FACTS by Barbara Booker (ex UKIP resigned in disgust some time ago) for the attempt to smear the reputation of Ashley Mote as a EUroSceptic by one of the cowardly and fundamentally dishonest UKIP Leadership sock puppets.
It is sad that UKIP so consistently has its position befouled by the likes of such cowardly low lifes and their defamatory lies.:
Quote Originally Posted by Independent UKIP View Post
One aspect of Mote which has surprisingly not been given any attention in this topic is his decision to join ITS in the European Parliament. UKIP is almost universally criticised on here for being a part of EFD but Mote happily sat in a group with Alessandra Mussolini & the French National Front, amongst assorted others some of whom actually make them seem moderate! (I note that a Flemish ITS member is now in EFD.)
Ah, yes, the ITS group, standing for ‘Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty’, about which Nigel Farage told Portsmouth Today in January 2007: “Mr Mote was elected for UKIP, and the people who have voted for him would not expect him to be sitting with these people. It is a complicated process when deciding which group to join, and certain compromises have to be made, but sitting with people like that is beyond the pale”. The new group which Farage found beyond the pale included:

Frank Vanhecke of Vlaams Belang, currently a colleague of Farage himself and other UKIP MEPs in the EFD group

Philip Claeys (Vice-Chairman of ITS), Vlaams Belang, currently a fellow board member of UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom in the European Alliance for Freedom (EAF)

Andreas Molzer (Bureau member of ITS), Austrian FPO, also currently a fellow board member of Godfrey Bloom in the EAF

Marine Le Pen, French FN, also of the EAF http://cep.rhul.ac.uk/cep-blog/2012/…n-freedom.html

Interestingly, when the new group was in the process of being set up in October 2006, EUObserver published an article ‘Far-right aims to form group in European Parliament’, claiming that some UKIP MEPs might join it. UKIP reacted strongly with a statement: “The UK Independence Party formally rejects the allegation made yesterday on the website of EUObserver.com that members of the party may have had talks with the proposed far right grouping being discussed in the European Parliament”.

UKIP forced a retraction and apology from EUObserver, with party chairman John Whittaker saying: “I am disturbed that EUObserver could print such a groundless allegation and I note that they have admitted that there is no substance to it”.

Makes you wonder what UKIP was bellyaching about. Its MEPs subsequently not only formed connections with former ITS members as listed above, but also with others referred to in the EUObserver article, the Lega Nord and League of Polish Families.

Funny how yesterday’s “far-right” and those who were “beyond the pale” have become today’s valued colleagues!

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Even Paul Wesson is making a fool of himself with what looks like a vitriolic vendetta against Ashley Mote as he bullies and browbeats anyone who dares to ask questions (BvL) regarding Mote’s conviction and the genuinely stated opinion of Niall Warry. It seems Wesson has quite lost his marbles as he is now trying to pretend I am posting on his squalid little forum which we know is packed with liars, cheats and UUKIP sock puppets ever willing to lie and defame those presenting facts and even banning people like myself, on the orders of UKIP for having published irefutable facts regarding UKIP.Many will remember how Anthony Butcher and his moderators were happy for anonimous lies about me to be published for UKIP, obeyed UKIP in repeated dishonesty and ad hominem comments regarding me when I showed beyond doubt that Nigel Farage’s chosen MEP Tom Wise was found guilty of colluding with Lindsay Jenkins to defraud the public purser – for which Tom Wise was subsequently jailed for 2 years and charges against Lindsay Jenkins were dropped when Tom Wise pleaded guilty during their trial!

As to Ashley Mote there is no doubt he was found guilty but I personally find the case to have failed to convince and I and some others question whether justice was seen to be done, for various reasons.I have little doubt that The Crown proved its case to its satisfaction – however odious as some may find Mote there is some doubt in my mind based upon timing and the determination of the crown to deploy some 12 lawyers to establish the weight of their case and expend around £1Million of public money on the alegation of about £70K of fraud.

I also empathise with the argument that pre paid tax on betting can be construed as having paid the due tax on any winnings – were that not the case the floor of most betting shops would be empty denuded of the unemployed who seem able to find considerable sums for gambling!The verdit may well have been returned in the court but in the public at large there is no doubt that a number of people consider that verdict to have failed to see justice done.

May I also add that the vendetta launched by some, such as Farage who even employed senior UKIP staff to follow the case and write the spin!

That conversely in the clear case of fraud whilst in elected office by Tom Wise, exploiting his elected position for personal gain (be minded Ashley Mote’s alleged and questionably proven offences were lomng before his election) Nigel Farage took no meaningful action against Tom Wise beyond repeatedly telling lies to and on the media regarding his having fired Tom Wise from UKIP, which he did NOT.

You may recal Tom Wise was a UKIP MEP until long after he had been exposedf as a fraudster by The Sunday Times and others and long after Mike Nattrass’ expletive riddled defence of Tom Wise on the grounds that if Tom Wiser was found guilty so would all The UKIP MEPs be!

May I also remind you that when The News of The World exposed Tom Wise’s greed and corruption Roger Helmer The Tory MEP was also supportive of Tom Wise even on the film taken by TNoTW!

Some may remember the open attack made on me by the duplicitous scoundrel Roger Helmer for seeking to expose corruption of those in public office – a stance followed by Mike Nattrass, Derek Clark, Mark Croucher, Paul Nuttall, Mike Nattrass, Graham Booth, Stuart Parr, Anthony Butcher, Lindsay Jenkins, Trevor Colman, Clive Page, Gawain Towler, Mick McGough, Douglas Denny, Stuart Gulleyslime, Malcolm Wood and many other liars and low lifes in and supportive of UKIP corruption – often for their own personal gain!

It is not just the utter incompetence of UKIP, as shown by their catastrophic performance in dometic politics, but their duplicitous, dishonest, defamatory cyber stalking and abuse that show that wityhout radical change they are clearly unfit for purpose as in the vanguard of EUroScepticism.

It will also be worth noting the irefutable racism, anti homosexuality and advocacy of violence amongst UKIP leadership team and their close associates that shows them for what they sadly have become – an enrichment clique supported by a vile claque seeking their own empowerment and or enrichment.
There are ZERO exceptions as none amongst the leadership team has EVER spoken out or tried to correct that fundamental corruption with the brave exception of Nikki Sinclaire and there is a sneaking suspicion that a fabricated case is being built to entrap her in a web of UKIP created lies – as revenge for braking ranks to do the job for which she was elected rather than perpetuate the leadership scams!
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Ashley MOTE MEP Trial – A UKIP Summary

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Nigel Farage instructed staff, paid for by UKIP to sit in court to ensure control of the subsequent publicity.

Yet he took absolutely no meaningfull action when Tom Wise was being investigated for outright fraud and embezzlement whilst in office, aided by the Tory Lindsey Jenkins!

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Hi,
at The Palace of Westminster
appending the signatures of the 25 Barons,
directly descended from those who signed The Magna Carta,
to the petition of S.A.Ni.Ty.
of The Magna Carta Society
L > R
Ashley MOTE, Malcolm WOOD
Barry Lord ASHDOWN
Greg LANCE-WATKINS

COURT COVERAGE OPINION D.S-C.

you should note in reading this that David Samuel-Camps (Nigel Farage’s constituency office manager) was salaried by UKIP to attend the case from Nigel Farage’s personal office and write a suitable report.

You may also wish to note that Nigel Farage had turned the trial of Ashley Mote, for an offence long prior to his joining UKIP, into an apparently personal vendetta.

Crown v Ashley Mote

(16 July – 17 August 2007)
A Summary

To the best of our knowledge and belief the following has been written,
on the basis that it is a fair, accurate and impartial account of the
proceedings, in front of a jury, as instructed by His Honour Judge Price.
In a trial that lasted for four weeks Ashley Mote faced twenty-five indictments.
Nine related to False Accounting; nine for Obtaining Money Transfers by
Deception; one for Failure to Notify Change of Circumstances; six for Evasion
of Liability by Deception (this refers to Council Tax, but did not involve Mote
receiving monies).
The case revolved around claims for Income Support, Housing Benefit and
evasion of liability of Council Tax from 1996 to 2002, whilst he was in receipt
of personal income, which he failed to declare to the Benefits Agency as
required by law.
Chichester District Council Housing Benefits department and the Department
of Work and Pensions (DWP) alleged that he had received £73,000 in
benefits to which he was not entitled, during that period.
The prosecution called a number of officials from the Housing Benefits
department to explain how the benefit system works. Prior to the trial, the
defence said it would accept their evidence, but would raise some queries.
The defence asked some of these witnesses’ questions on interpretation of
what constitutes ‘income’. (The point here was that regardless of whether the
‘income’ was subject to income tax, any income should have been declared in
order that an entitlement to benefits can be correctly assessed).
Both sides employed forensic accountants and they produced agreed
schedules that were accepted by the defence and prosecution. It had also
been agreed that only one of the accountants needed to give evidence.
The prosecution mounted a very strong case and proved that Mote was a
director of a number of companies, two of which he initially denied having any
dealings with.
They also revealed that during the six years he was on benefits he received
over £10,500 as a tax-free lump sum from a private pension plan, along with
annual payments of £991 before tax. He failed to declare this to the agency,
as required on the A1 and A2 benefits forms. He used part of the lump sum
to take a holiday in Barbados and to pay off some debts – again whilst still
claiming Income Support and Housing Benefit.
He also failed to declare that he was a company director. In an interview with
the DWP in 2001 he denied having any involvement with a company called
Tanner Management saying that his dealings with that company were few and
years ago, when in fact he was the director of the company. In a second
interview in March ’02 he refused to answer questions regarding Tanner
Management and in a third interview he answered “No comment” to all
questions – on legal advice.
He did not reveal to the agency that he had deposited £5000 with a financial
broker in 1993 for use in “spread betting” on the currency markets.
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This “gambling” as it was referred to in court, brought in a substantial amount
of money over the six-year period, which he again failed to declare to the
Benefits Agency as income. His defence was that, as he did not have to
declare these “winnings” to the Inland Revenue he did not have to inform the
Benefits Agency. This despite the fact that the claims form specifically asks if
the claimant has “any other monies coming in”.
Suspicions were raised by Chichester District Council’s Housing Benefit office
when they discovered that the rent for his accommodation at Langley Court
East was greater than the amount of Housing Benefit he was receiving and
they began investigating how he was making up the difference.
They discovered that the rent for his flat was paid through a company called
Caravelle Investments Ltd and had a letter from that company stating that
they were the landlords, when in fact the landlord was an individual – Mr
James Low. Mr Low was shown the letter from Caravelle just prior to the trial
and was dismayed at its content. He had never heard of Caravelle before
and stated in evidence that his family owned the property – not Caravelle Ltd.
Also on the letter was a reference to OSS.
Mote became involved with a cleaning company in 1996, which was owned by
his wife’s cousin Miss Rance. They set up a limited company with Mote as
the company secretary. It was decided that she and Mote would have the
same “drawings” from the company; that she would look after the physical
side of business whilst Mote took care of the administration and accounts.
Each month Mote would contact Miss Rance to tell her how much she could
withdraw from the company account for herself and to cover employees’
wages. She made separate claims for ‘consumable’ expenses, such as
cleaning fluids etc. It was also agreed that the company should take out loans
to purchase cars for Mote and herself. She re-paid the loan from her own
salary, whilst Mote paid for it through his Tanner Management account. This
was shown on the company accounts as payments to Tanner Management
Ltd. Miss Rance was asked if her company had any dealings with Tanner
Management and she answered, “No, there was no reason for (the cleaning
company) to have dealings with it”
Miss Rance became worried when Mote would not tell her how much he was
drawing from the company and when she queried this with him at a meeting in
a hotel lobby, as his drawings did not appear in the company accounts, he
said that it was because “it was done in a another way”. Miss Rance then
sought advice from her own accountant who asked to her to obtain the
account books. She was invited to Langley Court and was told she could look
at the books but could not take them away – Mote had left a note to that
effect, which was produced in evidence.
Asked about credit card payments that appeared on the accounts she stated
that the company did not have any credit cards, especially an American
Express card. Asked about other payments she said she had no idea as to
what they were for or who the people were that the payments were made to.
Asked whether her company had an office, she said “No” and said that she
worked from home and she assumed that Mote did too.
However, in the accounts was an item for office rent. The prosecution asked
Miss Rance if she had trusted Mote. “Yes of course I did” she replied, “he was
family for God’s sake!”
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It was later clarified that Mote had two credit cards and an Amex card for
personal use and was using monies from the company’s account to make
credit card payments, via his Tanner Management Ltd bank account. Miss
Rance said in evidence that £30,000 had “disappeared” from her company’s
account.
After a forensic account analysis of Mote’s bank statements, cheque stubs,
paying-in books etc, the prosecution were informed that Mote had spent over
£150,000 for the six-year period 1996-2002 whilst still claiming Income
Support, Housing Benefit and Council Tax relief.
Much of Mote’s financial dealings were done through Tanner Management
Ltd. The prosecution proved that far from only having a few dealings with the
company some years ago, “Tanner Management Ltd was Ashley Mote and
Ashley Mote was Tanner Management Ltd, all the family knew that” said Miss
Rance, and that he had “lied” about this connection. Originally registered in
the Isle of Man the company was under the control of Mote who moved the
company address to a PO Box in Petersfield and rented office space in the
name of Tanner Management in same town, just six miles from where he
lived. The office rent of £235 per month was paid through the cleaning
company’s account.
Written evidence was submitted by the prosecution from various bank
officials, confirming that documents submitted by them were true and
accurate.
DWP investigators gave evidence regarding the interviews they had had with
Mote in late 2001 and 2002, and a summary of the investigations they had
undertaken.
“Agreed Facts”, with regard to benefit claims to a total of £73,041, were
submitted and accepted along with bank and credit card accounts in Mote’s
name.
On the 6th August Mote took the stand in his own defence.
He began by giving details of his working background culminating in him
setting up a company called Q International in the late ‘70s – early ‘80s. It
was a management consultancy with a staff of 30 people and offices in the
USA, Australia and the UK. He explained that the company had dealings with
multi-national corporations and was a thriving business. During this time he
met an American called Jack Tanner in Houston and because of mutual
interests, decided to set up an international property company. The company
was registered in Delaware USA and the Isle of Man as Tanner
Management,. Asked the reason for this he said it was to take advantage of
the tax regimes in those places, which was normal business practice. It was
later incorporated as a limited company
In 1989 Q International failed due to “Black Wednesday” when Britain crashed
out of the ERM. Mote was faced with financial ruin and was forced to sell his
house in order to pay off an overdraft and other creditors. He tried to find
employment during 1991 – 93 but it was “hopeless”. He then applied for
benefits but was advised that as he had been self-employed he would be
better off trying to set up another business. Asked how he had managed
financially during this period, he said “increasing debt and support from
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friends”. He then worked abroad until 1996 until the work dried up and he
returned to the UK to look for further employment, but eventually ended up
claiming benefits.
As he had reached the age of sixty by 1996 he was now entitled to Income
Support and was not expected to be actively seeking employment.
He confirmed that all the signatures on the claims forms were his. Asked
about Caravelle Ltd he confirmed that signatures on letters from the company
were Jack Tanner’s. Asked why Caravelle was named as his landlord he said
that it was because Jack Tanner had guaranteed the rent, should there be a
shortfall if Mote was in financial difficulties, although he agreed Mr James Low
was in fact the actual landlord.
With regard to the spread betting he said he deposited £5000 with GNI
Financial Brokers in the early 1990’s, which set him up with an account with
Overseas Sterling Services (OSS). The defence then took him through the
Income Support and Housing Benefit forms to confirm that they were correct.
He was asked about cheques that he had written, but the judge did not follow
his explanation. Mote gave reasons for the cheques but did not remember
some of them as he suffered from a bad memory, a point that was raised a
few times during his evidence and cross-examination.
Asked what effect he believed his 65th birthday had had on his Income
Support he said he had missed the fact that his state pension was “topped up”
with Income Support and it did not cross his mind that he was still on benefits,
despite a letter from the Agency detailing his state pension and Income
Support entitlements.
In anticipation of a private pension transfer of £10,600 he took a holiday in
Barbados in September 2001. He said he used the balance to pay off some
debts.
He was then asked about his interviews with the DWP. In the first interview in
November 2001 he provided them with bank statements and other
information, all of which were “edited” by him. Asked why they were edited he
said that they contained personal material that was not relevant. His next
interview was in March 2002 where he read a prepared statement and
refused to answer questions regarding Tanner Management Ltd, although his
legal representative had been notified of the questions beforehand. His
Income support was stopped on 20th September 2002. He attended a third
interview on 6th November 2002 but answered all questions with “No
comment”.
The defence then asked about payments into his Abbey National account,
which Mote explained was to facilitate his benefit payments. Three character
witnesses were called to give verbal evidence along with a written statement.
Only one of the verbal witnesses was cross-examined.
Under cross-examination Mote was asked about Caravelle Investments Ltd
and OSS. Mote said that OSS was the codeword for his account with the
financial brokers, but eventually he admitted that OSS Ltd was a company
that he had set up, through his original company that crashed in 1989, and
both shared the same address as that of Tanner Management in the Isle of
Man.
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In the forensic analysis a company called Cater Allen was mentioned. The
company is a private bank and Mote initially denied that he had an account
with them. The following day it was revealed that he had lied, as monies from
his spread betting went through that account to another of his bank accounts,
Abbey International, which Mote had also denied having any knowledge but
during the period between July 98 and September 2002 there were 5
payments of £750 and one of £1500, none of which were declared to the
Benefits Agency. Again, all this whilst he was still on benefits.
The prosecution asked for authority to obtain bank statements from Cater
Allen and Abbey International for the whole period, but Mote refused, only
allowing them access to the bank statements for 2002.
He was then asked about his mortgage application in 2004. Whilst the
prosecution acknowledged that it was outside the 1996-2002 period, they
drew attention to the fact that Mrs Mote had stated on the application form
that she had been employed by a company called ODI Services as company
secretary since 1999 on an annual salary of £12,000 plus dividends. This had
not been declared on the Income Support, Housing Benefit forms as “any
other monies coming in?” The letter from ODI Services to the mortgage
lenders confirming her employment and salary was produced in evidence,
signed by the managing director, Barnaby Mote, their son. It emerged that
the salary payments and dividends paid to Mrs Mote were then ‘gifted’ back to
Barnaby Mote. Ashley Mote stated in evidence that he no knowledge of these
arrangements.
Part way through Mote’s evidence Barnaby Mote was “interposed”, despite
objections from the prosecution. He was questioned on salary payments and
dividends to his mother and agreed that the monies had been “gifted” back to
him in order that he would not be liable for a higher rate of income tax. When
contacted by Chichester Housing Benefit office regarding Mrs Mote’s income
he sought legal and accounting advice and paid off the income tax.
On further cross-examination Ashley Mote was asked about a company called
Franklin Wines. He explained that it was an Australian company that was
trying to break into the UK wine market and that he had been asked by the
company for advice on how to go about it. The company paid him various
amounts, from £1,000 to £3,000 during the period from October to December
2002, which he considered to be expenses. It then transpired that Mote had
become a director of the company – none of which was declared to the
Benefits Agency.
The prosecution then made its closing argument and accused Mote of
“dishonesty” and “lying”; of facilitating his “lifestyle” which included bills for
restaurants, trips abroad and club membership fees.
This was done through his credit cards, which were then paid for by money
from his spread betting, money from the cleaning company and other
business activities, which he repeatedly maintained were business expenses
rather than income.
The defence’s argument was that here was a man who had been devastated
by the collapse of his successful company in the ERM crash of 1989, lost his
house and who had made every effort to find work, up until 1996.
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Faced with the prospect of claiming benefits he had said that he did not
understand the benefit system and the consequent form filling. The defence
explained that Mote suffered from memory loss and was unable to mount a
proper defence as he had destroyed a lot of documents, due to lack of space,
following his move from Langley Court to a small flat and his MEP
commitments.
In his summing up the judge spent a great deal of time explaining the
indictments and the witness evidence. After deliberating for 10½ hours, the
jury were recalled and asked if they had reached verdicts on any of the
indictments. They were then taken through each of the indictments, 17 of
which they all agreed on as guilty, 3 not guilty and 5 undecided. They retired
again and came back with verdicts on the 5 undecided indictments – 4 guilty
and one not guilty – giving a total of 21 verdicts of guilty and 4 not guilty.
The judge thanked the jury in the usual manner and told them that they could
stay on to hear the rest of that day’s proceedings. One juror left. The judge
then told Mote that he faced a custodial sentence and that he was setting bail
at £50,000. He told him that he had to surrender his passport and not to
leave England and Wales. On being informed by the defence that Mote had
an EU diplomatic passport as well, which was the property of the EU
parliament and therefore could not be surrendered, the judge demanded its
surrender immediately on the basis that he was the judge in this court, not the
EU.
He said that Mote had piled “deceit upon deceit”, that he was “not
understanding the reality” and of “not understanding the position he was in”.
The judge had real concerns regarding Mote’s true financial position and
assets.
(After sureties had been given for bail, the case was adjourned for reports.
Sentencing was eventually set for the 4th September.)
4th September 2007
After pleas for mitigation from defence counsel, Judge Richard Price said the
following:
“Between 1996 and 2002 you made a series of claims for income support,
council tax and housing benefit. The prosecution say they were false and
dishonest and you failed to tell the authorities of your true financial position.
The prosecution case was you had, and you knew you had, substantial other
money which you dishonestly failed to disclose.
After detailing the 21 charges of false accounting, failing to notify a change in
circumstances, obtaining money by deception and evasion of liability, of which
he was convicted and the four of which he was acquitted, Judge Price said,
“The sums involved in what were a carefully planned series of deceptions
were significant. £31,000 income support, £29,000 housing benefit and
£4,000 council tax, sums in the region of £65,000 of tax payers money
dishonestly obtained by you. You chose to dispute the allegations, you
chose to plead not guilty. That is clearly a matter for you but it deprives you of
a discount for a guilty plea.
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“You did not help yourself in your evidence to the jury. You gave every
impression of being a thoroughly dishonest man and as cross-examination
continued it became clear that there was a great deal that you had not
disclosed including the existence of two more bank accounts. You also went
to a great deal of trouble to cover up your tracks to make it difficult for the
authorities to find out anything about you.
You opened at least one company registered in the United States of America
and used post office box addresses in the Isle of Man and latterly close to
your home. During the relevant period you were claiming this money you
were in effect receiving substantial sums of money, tens of thousands of
pounds which you kept quiet about.”
The judge said that there were two sources of money, one from the cleaning
company whilst wife received money from their son’s company, which she
declared, but Mote could not do that as he was receiving benefits.
“What you did was to claim re-imbursement of expenses which you had not
incurred so boosting your income but doing it in a thoroughly dishonest way.
The second source of income was gaming on currency. Whether that was the
source of that money or wasn’t you knew perfectly well you had to declare it.
You knew it was money you had to declare.
To say this case has ruined you is an under-statement. It is a tragedy. You
have never been in trouble and always been an extremely hard working man
who built up a successful business, which collapsed through no fault of your
own. Witnesses spoke about your tireless efforts to get back on your feet
again at an age when most people consider retirement.”
“You were after the period covered by these charges elected as a member of
the European Parliament. You campaigned vigorously to help your
constituents say people who have written testimonials.
“Nevertheless the offences of which you have been convicted can only be
visited by custodial sentences, nothing else would be appropriate. Because of
the dates spanned there is no power to suspend the sentences, there is
nothing in this case which would justify exceptional circumstances. The
Court of Appeal has said that because of prison overcrowding prison will be
more difficult to serve. I take into account your age and everything said on
your behalf.
“The appropriate sentence is nine months imprisonment on each (count), to
run concurrently.”
Mote will be serving his sentence in Winchester Prison.
Reporting by David Samuel-Camps BA (Hons) Dip PA and Miss Tina Astley
Additional reporting
Lynda RoughleyA copy of this can be found if you CLICK HERE.

ADDED LATER:
A measure of the veracity of the reporting was that the claim was Ashley Mote was to serve his sentence in HMP Winchester – he was NOT so sentenced! HMP Winchester was the clearing prison for the region of the court!

Ashley Mote was assesed and rapidly moved to Ford Open Prison where he served between 3 and 4 months befor his release.

During the time Mote was serving his sentence his constituency staff were continuing to work and in regular contact with him on behalf of his constituents in acquittal of his duties as an MEP.

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EU Charter of misunderstanding Muslims

Those who, like our prime minister, want to engineer a so-called “moderate” Islam probably look with admiration to Sam Solomon’s “A Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding” published in December 2006 with a foreword by UK Independence Party MEP Gerard Batten (but without featuring an impressum or stating a publisher or printer as normally required by law for publications in the UK). An colleague of Mr Batten, Ashley Mote MEP, sent a copy to the Islamic Party of Britain for comment, informing that the document had been launched in the European Parliament. To save other politicians wanting to follow suite from embarrassment (the old saying applies that it is better to keep you mouth shut and give the semblance of intelligence than to open it and remove all doubt), I am reproducing my reply on behalf of the Islamic Party of Britain.

Dear Mr Mote,

may I first thank you for affording us the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding you sent us; an open and frank discussion and exchange of ideas is the best way to achieve mutual understanding even if, in the end, we may only agree to differ.

Sam Solomon’s proposed charter of Muslim understanding is quite extraordinary both in its content and, maybe even more so, in its very existence. The European Parliament purports to represent the people of Europe (via their member states) irrespective of their religious or ideological beliefs. That the parliament should be asked to enter into a separate agreement with a sub-section of its own constituents appears unprecedented. Is there also going to be a charter of Catholic understanding, Protestant understanding, Jewish understanding, Humanist understanding, Atheist understanding, Hindu understanding, Sikh understanding, Scientologist understanding etc. etc.? Or is the very belief in Islam as a religion considered so outlandish to Europe that Muslim constituents are to be treated as a separate and outside entity apart from the rest of the citizens of Europe?

It is on the basis of this aberration that we could not support such a charter even if the content was agreeable. In his foreword to the charter Gerard Batten MEP is trying to differentiate between fundamentalist and moderate Muslims, a very common attempt amongst politicians today, although those terms are meaningless simplifications given the complexity of any religious or ideological belonging. There is no doubt that amongst the citizens of any nation there are people who might not agree with all or some of the principles upon which the respective nation is built. There will also be people with divided loyalties. However, this is not a Muslim phenomenon. The UK Independence Party to which Mr Batten belongs, for example, has members in the European Parliament whilst at the same time being in disagreement with the various treaties and the legal framework upon which the European Union is built. Such is the nature of democracy.

Of course, people like Mr Batten or Mr Solomon might want to differentiate between a mere disagreement of ideas and the so-called threat of violence and terrorism eminating from “fundamentalist” Islam. We reject indiscriminate violence and terrorism, but we cannot accept that they are a particular Muslim phenomenon. Rather they are the weapon of choice for the powerless objecting to political oppression and can therefore only be resolved by political means. Our government recognised this in the case of Irish terrorism which mainly abated once a political settlement of grievances was in sight. Our government’s involvement in the illegal invasion of Iraq or unashamed partisan support for Israel in her quest to dominate the region through aggression against her Palestinian or Lebanese neighbours, on the other hand, is fuelling international terrorism.

At no time in the history of “the Troubles”, however, has there been the suggestion that there ought to be a charter of Catholic understanding – since Irish Republicans confess Catholicism – or of Jewish understanding – since many Jewish citizens in the UK have dual nationality and loyalty and are even reservists in the Israeli Defence Force. Had such a charter, “allowing” – to paraphrase Batten – “Catholics/Jews from all strands of belief to make it plain that they reject those extremist interpretations of their religious texts that promote or excuse violence and bring Catholicism/Judaism into conflict with the modern world” been proposed, the Catholic Church or the Jewish Board of Deputies would rightly have rejected it as inappropriate.

Having hereby rejected the very notion of such an endeavour, I will still comment on some of the rather presumptious proposals contained in the charter document, for many secular politicians these days seem to arrogantly want to redefine religious beliefs for their own convenience. In his introduction Mr Solomon suggests that Muslim leaders should agree that anybody deviating from the path of his charter should be outcast from the religion of Islam as a non-Muslim heretic. Islam does not have a hierarchical church structure and does not afford anybody the right to give such an undertaking.

Mr Solomon would do well to at least study the religion of Islam before wanting to mandate the behaviour of its scholars. His demand for them to issue specific fatwahs is as presumptious as if he were to tell the Pope which edict to pass next. A fatwah or religious edict in Islam is not the mere expression of an opinion by an individual or a group, it is a well researched and referenced argument requiring the same level of scrutiny of source texts and precedents as a judgment passed in a court of law. In article 1 of his charter Mr Solomon demands the issuance of a fatwah prohibiting the use of force and violence against non-Muslim and in article 5 he demands that the notion and all teachings of violent physical Jihad be “regarded as invalid, inappropriate and irrelevant” and “hence inapplicable”. Article 51 of the UN Charter, on the other hand, states that “nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations”. What Mr Solomon is, therefore, effectively saying is that Muslims or Muslims nations should voluntarily surrender the rights afforded to them by the UN Charter. Whether Mr Batten or Mr Solomon like it or not, the Palestinian uprising is a legitimate expression of self-defence sanctioned under international law as long as Israel is in illegal occupation of Palestinian land. A similar case could be made with respect to many other conflicts in the world, yet here we are told that any Muslim supporting and defending such a right of self-defence should be excommunicated.

Moreover, Mr Solomon now also wants to play God by asking Muslim leaders to agree that “all Qur’anic Jihad verses encouraging physical violence, whether implicit or explicit, or any other quotations from the any Islamic source, be that Sunnah or the sayings of the Prophet or that of the learned scholars … are to be regarded as inapplicable, invalid and non- Islamic; All Qur’anic verses that COULD (my emphasis) be of inciting nature religiously, ethnically or discriminatory in regard to gender are just historical and will be regarded as non-effective for today’s world; These verses will be either deferred or suspended until such time as scholars find a solution for their interpretation.” Here is Chutzpah par excellence. The only missing ingredient is that Mr Solomon might want to be appointed to Chief Mufti of all European Muslims and put in charge of a new revised edition of the Qur’an acceptable to his taste.

After asking for a commitment in article 7 to fully cooperate in spying on their co-religionist by watching and monitoring mosque sermons and other mosque teaching programmes for messages not in accordance with this Charter, monitoring all publications, and reporting on any secret and suspicious gatherings of youths, Mr Solomon treats us in article 10 to three pages of Qur’an verses which he would want to have revised or rendered invalid, hastening to add that the list is not exclusive. Amongst those verses are even some which declare the belief in the trinity to be mistaken, which makes me think that the Spanish Inquisition was a lot more honest than Mr Solomon’s pretense at reaching an understanding; at least they spelled it out that conversion to Christianity was the only option available to Muslims in Europe.

Dear Mr. Mote, the above cursory points might not be the response you were hoping for. It is a sign of the immaturity of debate and irrationality of approach by those wishing that Islam as a serious proposition within Europe would simply go away that such half-baked proposals even have to be discussed. I am sure that anybody proposing a charter suggesting that the European parliament legislate on the interpretation of the Talmud or the New Testament would be made a laughing stock rather than be given a serious rebuff by the Christian Churches or the Rabbinical authorities. I have endured the ignorant assumptions and presumptious insults emerging from the pages of Mr Solomon’s charter and given them my attention only because I am all too painfully aware how little he and others like him know about the subject on which they speak. If there is to be more understanding between European citizens of different religious and ideological persuasions, maybe the first step should be to facilitate the education of European citizenry about what adherents to those religions or secular belief systems actually believe in. This would be a vastly more rewarding exercise than the current scare-mongering polemics against a sub-section of people within the countries of Europe, of which the document you asked us to comment on is a prime example.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Sahib M Bleher
general secretary
Islamic Party of Britain

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