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The Great BreXit Party Swindle …

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/11/2019

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Otto English on what his investigation into Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has revealed about the ‘sticking it to the elites’ populism it claims to be based on.


It was the night of 14 January 1978 and the Sex Pistols’ acrimonious US tour was drawing to a weary end. Britain’s premium punk export had failed to live up to the hype and, as the band concluded a halfhearted encore at the Winterland, San Francisco, a sneering Johnny Rotten, weary of it all, turned on the audience and jeered contemptuously: “Ha, ha, ha – ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

Contrary to a popular Photoshopped meme, man of the Paypal Nigel Farage was never a punk. In 1978, he was a posh teenage boy at the exclusive Dulwich College – where fees are currently £40,000 a year – failing his way through exams and upsetting teachers by allegedly singing Hitler Youth songs.

But, perhaps something of the punk ethos filtered through to young Nigel, because he’s been living off that Johnny Rotten mantra for years. Take his latest project – the Great Brexit Party Swindle.

In February, Farage along with eight fellow UKIP MEPs, defected to Brexit Party Ltd, which had been registered with Companies House in November 2018. In its first few months, the party had already received £1 million in pledges and had 200 individuals willing to stand in the European Elections.

In March, Farage was crowned king, displacing the party’s founder Catherine Blaiklock and her unfortunate anti-Islamic tweets.

A website was then set up for the Brexit Party, inviting people to donate £25 and become “registered supporters”. By the end of April, a spokesperson was boasting that 100,000 people had logged on and paid their £25 – that’s £2.5 million, in case you don’t have a calculator to hand, and an awful lot of money and data for a couple of round robin emails a month. The link remains live and presumably many more have paid up since.

If the fancy took them, Brexit Party supporters could donate up to £500 – an amount conveniently below that which has to be declared to the elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission. However, no one could actually join the party. Membership was limited to Farage, Richard Tice and a handful of their mates. 

When challenged on this peculiar model, a Brexit Party representative told the Electoral Commission that the lack of membership was deliberate in order to prevent “members of the BNP” and confusingly “the EDF” from joining the party. Quite why customers of a French energy firm should be barred from joining the Brexit movement will have to be left to the history books, but the excuse rang hollow.

In his years at UKIP, Farage had come to loathe the inconvenience of the party faithful. Members can be awkward people. He was far happier to be the unaccountable, self-appointed head of his party – even as he railed against unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. And it didn’t seem to bother the fans because the money and support kept flooding in.

In addition to all of those undeclared online payments, between April and June 2019, the party recorded additional private donations of £1,049,000.  

As I and others raised concerns about Farage being a man of the Paypal, the Electoral Commission found that the “the fundraising structure adopted by the party leaves it open to high and ongoing risk of receiving and accepting impermissible donations”. But, Farage faced little censure and carried on regardless.


Candidates Dumped

Having stormed the European Elections with a team that included former Revolutionary Communist Party comrades and Spiked Online hangers-on – such as Claire Fox – the party began to set its sights on the inevitable forthcoming General Election.

Claiming that it was revolutionising politics by offering ordinary people the chance to be MPs, in May, the Brexit Party invited rank-and-file Brexiters to apply to be parliamentary candidates. By June, it was boasting that more than 3,000 had applied.

But, here was the curious thing. As I revealed at the time, having filled in a short form, candidates were then asked for a non-refundable £100 ‘handling fee’. 

That link stayed live long after Farage had paraded his first 100 candidates in public and long after the secretive selection meetings in Vauxhall had found the rest. It was finally taken down in late summer and, in that time, it is anyone’s guess as to how many people applied.

We know that the Brexit Party received 3,000 applications in early June and it would not be unreasonable to (conservatively) assume that there were at least a further thousand in the following three months – bringing the sum total of money raised in this manner to £400,000. 

It was obvious that many thousands more hopefuls had signed up than could ever be accommodated or processed by the Brexit Party’s small team. As the weeks went by, a surprising number of disaffected applicants cottoned on to this and turned to me to express their fury. Farage had angered many of his core supporters but, with typical disdain, he barely paused to breathe as the Brexit Party cavalcade rolled on.

When the final list of 600 prospective MPs was revealed, it was fascinating to note quite how many chums had been granted plum constituencies. Anyone who had applied to be or was an MEP for the Brexit Party had the £100 fee waived. A number of sitting MEPs, including Ann Widdecombe, Rupert Lowe, Martin Daubney, Alexandra Phillips, the hedge fund manager Robert Rowland, Matthew Patten and Richard Tice all became parliamentary candidates. While it was clear that a few had made it through the online selection process, thousands more had simply been taken for a ride. 

A great number of the selected candidates had been picked because they were already on the inside. I was told of one man who boasted loudly during a hospital appointment that he was going to be a parliamentary candidate because he had once gone bass fishing with Nigel Farage.

When the General Election was called on 6 November, Farage and his team paraded 600 candidates and declared themselves ready. But, curiously, Farage himself decided not to stand. It seemed odd that the leader of this exciting new political force wasn’t prepared to storm his way to Parliament on a tide of populist, pro-Brexit sentiment. 

Farage claimed modestly that he could better serve the party by touring the country than running for a seat. In truth, he has always been little more than a political heckler. He wants responsibility in the same way that a herring lusts after a life on the land.

For a party hoping to get MPs elected, you would think that there’d be a manifesto. But there isn’t one. In fact, beyond Brexit, the party only appears to have two or so policies. If elected, it would halve overseas aid, which helps the very poorest people in the world, and scrap inheritance tax, which benefits the very wealthiest 4% in the UK. 

Brexit Party MEPs are the richest, by far, of any party in the EU Parliament. According to EU integrity Watch, they collectively earn up to €4,683,916 on top of their EU salaries. For such a purportedly anti-elite bunch, they are very rich indeed and sit, for the most part, in the earning bracket that would most benefit from the abolition of inheritance tax.

Not that the party is likely to win many seats.

Since next month’s General Election was called, the Brexit Party has stagnated in the polls. Farage’s attempts to create a Brexit alliance with the Tories was publicly rebuffed. Since then, presumably in part to save face and money, it has unilaterally declared that it will be standing down 317 candidates in Conservative seats and concentrate its efforts on Labour and Lib Dem ones.

The news came as a shock to many of its selected candidates. Darren Selkus, the candidate in Epping, only discovered that he was no longer running to be an MP when a man in a van pulled up next to his stall in the constituency and told him he had heard on the radio that he shouldn’t be bothering. Selkus was furious and dozens of other angry candidates, including MEP Alexandra Phillips, took to social media to complain. Many of the 317 had upturned their lives to run in the General Election. Some had given up their lives or taken unpaid leave and now they were being unceremoniously dumped.

Even as this was going on, Farage was busy announcing new candidates. The Apprentice star Michelle Dewberry was declared the Brexit Party candidate for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle this week, while Richard Tice, the Brexit Party’s chairman, was parachuted into Hartlepool – one of the few seats the party could win. As the deadline for nominations neared, there was an almighty shuffle as preferred candidates were moved into seats and others pushed out. Happily, there was still time to find a potential seat for Ed Punchard in Tynemouth – despite him living 9,000 miles from his potential constituency in East Fremantle, Western Australia. 


No Refunds

Since Byline Times broke the story of the Brexit Party’s £100 charge for potential candidates in June, it has slowly gained traction across the mainstream media.

Pressure began to mount on Farage to refund the money to the 317 dumped parliamentary candidates. Challenged by LBC’s Eddie Mair on the matter, the Brexit Party leader said he would not be paying the money back.

That £31,700 is but the tip of the iceberg, of course.

Farage and his Brexit Party associates have raised millions of pounds during the course of this year and the full amount might never be known. Most of that money has come from donations from ordinary people who have handed over hard-earned cash in good faith. Others have given free time at their own expense to help the Brexit Party machine – and it all seems for the sum total of nothing.

The only winnable seat in this General Election is being contested by the Brexit Party’s multi-millionaire chairman. The few ordinary candidates there were seem to have been swept aside in favour of reality TV stars and chums of the party leadership. 

Farage has returned the loyalty of his followers with a giant helping of contempt. How long will those who have remained steadfast let him get away with it? Or will he be brought down by the wrath of his own people?

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The Background To The BreXit Party OR Inspite Of Farage! …

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it may interest less frequent readers of our blog regarding Nigel Farage and his various cults be they Ukip, EUkip, EFD Group, EFDD Group his antics with Aaron Banks, his toadying with Donal Trump, his several financial scams his various mistresses and now his latest incarnation with The BreXit Party it has frequently been this blog that has published the facts first – whether that was his relationship with Annabelle Fuller some 15 years ago, his wife’s threatening his mistress at a Party conference or his tax dodging deposit of £1/4 Million in The Isle of Mann in the name of Farage Educational Trust years before the media caught up with the scam.

It was also this blog, together with Daniel Foggo that exposed the embezzelment of money by Tom Wise in his association with Lindsey Jenkins. We also orchestrated the foreward to one of Lindsey Jenkins’ books and part funding of its publication by Nigel Farage and when he tried to renege on his payment we ensured he settled the debt.

We colluded in the exposure of Farage’s paying his wife £30K a year with tax payers’ money seemingly as hush money as a result of his long term affair with Annabelle Fuller. We also colluded in denouncing Farage employing his staff as sexual partners at the taxpayers’ expense on the floor of the EU parliament.

We were publishing details of ‘Dark Money’ long before it was fashionable and at least 10 years we were publishing facts regarding Farage’s ongoing affair with Laure Ferrarri when she was about 25 and just one of his, apparently fully funded, stable of mistresses.

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Long before Annabelle Fuller changed her name to Trixie Sanderson and sold her kiss and tell story to The Sun we had published the facts, without the lurid embellishments! It was as a result of our constant publication of facts that we were frequently threatened by Faragistas and endlessly lied about by one of the most consumate liars and serial degenerates Nigel Farage.

For years Farage lied about his debauchery and much else!

All of that said, lets face it the British public; who were unaware of the enormity of the incompetence, profligacy, self serving dishonesty of the clear majority of politicians; have recently learned in watching the machinations and corrupt antics of politicians relative to BreXit in recent months.

I guess the real start of the dishonestly regarding the EU, as far as Britain was concerned, was with Eden, MacMillan and on becoming more obvious with Heath & Rippon. Thatcher tried to stem the corruption but even she lacked the courage to advocate leaving and it took the likes of Norris McWhirter and a small group of stalwarts from the The Anti_Common Market League founded in 1961 to start to highlight the issues for the public.

Ukip was a late arriver when Alan Skedd founded the party in 1993 – Farage joined quite early on,  as of course did Mark Deavin of the BNP!

Farage fell out with Skedd and at one stage quit the party during which time he is believed to have actively sought the leadership of the BNP as discussed with LeComber & Deavin:

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and so the story goes on – all covered in detail elsewhere in this blog.

It is however worthy of note that Nigel Farage has done much to undermine and seemingly seek to sabotage the #BreXit movement – refusing to actively oppose the introduction of the New EU Constitution in Britain which having been voted down by the French, the Dutch, The danish and the Irish was rapidly reprinted with minor alterations in a different point size to seem different when restyled The Lisbon Treaty!.

Even when it came to the original campaign to get BreXit Farage did very little and in fact did a great deal to avoid leaving the EU as anyone who has followed the facts relative to his behaviour regarding Nikki Sinclaire can attest.

Although never creditted with the achievement Sit was Nikki Sinclaire who is directly responsible for forcing the Government to a debate and vote in Parliament and the inclusion of the promise of an In/Out vote in a Referendum and the solemn PROMISE that whatever the Peoples’ Vote decided would be honoured by the Government.

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It was Paddy Ashdown who said on the night of the count:

I will respect no one who does not respect the sovereign vote of the British people once it has spoken whether it is a majority of one percent or 20 percent.When the British people have spoken you do what they command. Either you believe in democracy or you don’t.

(Paddy Ashdown whilst awaiting the result of the Referendum count 23-Jun-2016)

His memory is soon forgotten by clearly lesser men in the Lib Dems who are clearly far from Liberal & no lovers of democracy.
I hope, inspite of the facts pertaining to Nigel Farage you will, like me, on the 23rd. May hold your nose and inspite of Farage & his cult VOTE FOR The BreXit Party, particularly if you value democracy after the obscene behaviour of our Parliament who have betrayed and lied to the electorate.
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‘I dream about you Nigel!’ Liz Hurley confessed her affections for Farage, claim his camp as the Brexit Party maintains its 18 point lead over the Tories ahead of May 23 EU elections

  • Supermodel, 53, reportedly told Mr Farage her secret at a recent London party

  • Source said: ‘Nigel said that Liz Hurley once told him at a party: ‘I dream about you Nigel!’ Women are just sort of drawn to him – but then so are men’

  • Mr Farage has given up pints for a rare glass of wine and has a fitness regime

  • He said: ‘It’s made a massive difference. I’m not going to the pub every day. I had enough of not feeling good’

  • New EU election poll puts Brexit Party on 30%, Labour on 24% and Tories on 12%  

Liz Hurley allegedly confessed her admiration for Nigel Farage and told him that she ‘dreams about him’ as it was revealed the Brexit Party today opened up an 18-point lead over the Tories.

The claim about the supermodel, 53, was made by ‘friends’ of Mr Farage, 59, as he revealed a new clean-living regime with pints swapped for red wine while he campaigns around Britain.

His lifestyle change came in the wake of this 2010 plane crash and heavy drinking in previous elections – combined with a more professional American-style approach to politics – and he believes it has helped his anti-EU movement surge in the polls. 

Today a new survey for Good Morning Britain found that 30 per cent of people intend to vote for the Brexit Party in the May 23 European elections, with the Tories far behind on 12 per cent and Labour on 24 per cent.

And while Mr Farage campaigns around the nation – landing in Wales today – a source told the Telegraph that ‘women are queuing up to meet him’. 

The source added: ‘Nigel said that Liz Hurley once told him at a party: ‘I dream about you Nigel!’ Women are just sort of drawn to him – but then so are men’. 

The supermodel is a known Brexiteer having already backed the campaign to leave the EU by stripping off on the eve of polling day in 2016 declaring: ‘No whinging from the losers’. 

Liz Hurley, pictured this week enjoying the sun on Instagram, reportedly told Nigel Farage 'she dreams about him'
Liz Hurley, pictured this week enjoying the sun on Instagram, reportedly told Nigel Farage, pictured in Pontefract on Monday, 'she dreams about him'

Liz Hurley, pictured this week enjoying the sun on Instagram, reportedly told Nigel Farage (right in Pontefract on Monday) ‘she dreams about him’

 

A new GMB poll found that 30 per cent of people intend to vote for the Brexit Party on May 23 - way ahead of the Tories and leading Labour too

 

A new GMB poll found that 30 per cent of people intend to vote for the Brexit Party on May 23 – way ahead of the Tories and leading Labour too

Mr Farage, whose new party is set to give the Tories and Labour a bruising on May 23, has been in a relationship with 39-year-old French former waitress Laure Ferrari, ‘for around a decade’, according to the Telegraph.

Liz Hurley backed the campaign to leave the EU by stripping off on the eve of polling day in 2016 (pictured)

 

Liz Hurley backed the campaign to leave the EU by stripping off on the eve of polling day in 2016 (pictured)

In 2017 his second wife Kirsten revealed they were living ‘separate lives’ and he had moved out of their Kent home.

‘Nigel is not a misogynist – he loves women, but he is an old-fashioned sexist’, a Brexit Party insider claimed.

‘There are women queuing up to meet him. Mainly it tends to be women of a certain age these days’.

Mr Farage is in Wales today for another Brexit Party rally, but will not be going to the pub afterwards having decided to get ‘off the beer’ for the sake of his health – but does have a glass of Rioja from time to time.

He’s also doing fitness work after long days of campaigning for UKIP in general and European elections with his second wife Kirsten saying that she feared his drinking, smoking and long working hours could make him seriously ill.

He told the Telegraph today: ‘I did myself a lot of damage but it helps if I do exercise little and often. It’s made a massive difference. I’m not going to the pub every day. I had enough of not feeling good. I was just not physically as fit as I need to be’.

Ministers now fear a bloodbath at the hands of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party next week when the country goes to the polls for European parliament elections that would not have taken place if the UK had left the EU on time.

A YouGov poll this week found that the Tories were on course to slump to fifth place behind the Greens in next week’s elections.

The survey for the Times put the Brexit Party on 34 points, well ahead of Labour on 16, the Liberal Democrats on 15 and the Greens on 11. The poll put Tory support on just 10 per cent.

After his second marriage ended two years ago, Mr Farage said he was ‘separated and skint’.

He has used his own cash built up from lucrative speaking tours in America in what he called the ‘start-up phase’ of the Brexit Party before securing huge donations from disillusioned Brexiteers.

Mr Farage, whose new party is set to give the Tories and Labour a bruising on May 23, has been in a relationship with 39-year-old French former waitress Laure Ferrari (pictured), 'for around a decade', according to the Telegraph

Mr Farage, whose new party is set to give the Tories and Labour a bruising on May 23, has been in a relationship with 39-year-old French former waitress Laure Ferrari (pictured), ‘for around a decade’, according to the Telegraph

 

Kirsten Farage, the second wife of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, leaves the family home at Downe, Kent, after they officially split in 2017

Kirsten Farage, the second wife of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, leaves the family home at Downe, Kent, after they officially split in 2017

Financier Jeremy Hosking, 60, a former Tory donor who owns a major share of Crystal Palace Football Club, said he has given £200,000 over the past two to three weeks.

Mr Farage has said the party had already raised ‘well over’ £2million to fight the European contests, with 90 per cent of it from some 88,000 people paying a £25 fee to become registered supporters. 

Away from work he has found love with Laure Ferrari, who once branded English women ‘drunken tarts’ in an email to a woman previously named as Mr Farage’s mistress.

Miss Ferrari began working for Mr Farage and fellow Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom after meeting them in the Strasbourg restaurant where she waited tables in 2007.

Describing the meeting she said: ‘I met these two MEPs and we started talking about politics. The two Brits have no hierarchy and neither of them comes from a political background.’

In June 2013, Miss Ferrari posted on Twitter a link to a newspaper feature asking ‘Why do more women want to bed Nigel Farage over David Cameron?’ 

Miss Ferrari spoke alongside UKIP politicians and other Brexit campaigners at public events in Dorset and Norfolk ahead of the 2016 EU referendum and has moved in with Mr Farage.

In 2017 he described himself as ‘separated and skint’  as he walked away from his marriage to second wife Kirsten. They have two children.

Mrs Farage admitted at the time they have been living separate lives ‘for years’ and ‘that suits everyone’. Mr Farage remained silent but a month earlier, when asked about the state of his marriage, he replied: ‘We get by and bumble along, like most people.’ 

In 2014 he was accused of having had an affair with Annabelle Fuller, then 32, one of his spin doctors. 

According to the Mirror,  Mrs Farage confronted her at a UKIP election party and allegedly told her: ‘I will have security drag you out by your hair if you don’t leave’.

Both Farage and Fuller have vehemently denied any affair.

Farage married German-born Kirsten Mehr in 1999 after his divorce from first wife, Gráinne Hayes, an Irish nurse and the mother of his eldest two children. 

They met after he had serious car accident at the age of 21 because Ms Hayes was the nurse who treated him in hospital for months where he was in traction and unable to have a bath.

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Farage’s Son of Ukip Cult Seems To Have The Same Morals & Ethics As Its Odious Forerunner …

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it seems Farage’s inability to cope with details, racism and factual inexactitude follows him wherever he goes. As the article below shows!

In reality The BreXit Party is yet again a Farage Cult, with many of the same followers however in view of the lies and betrayal that have been emmanating from Parliament many people, like myself, will find that subsequent to Parliament’s betrayal of the electorate, its own promises and the manifestly self serving behaviour of the proven majority in the House of Commons – we are left with no choice, at the moment, but to hold our noses and inspite of Nigel Farage and some of his cult followers we shall vote for the BreXit Party, on matters pertaining to the EU.

Brexit Party figures who left over offensive posts are still directors

Catherine Blaiklock and Michael McGough.
Catherine Blaiklock and Michael McGough. Composite: Getty/Alamy

Two senior members of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party who left their roles after the Guardian uncovered offensive social media messages they had sent are still directors of the organisation weeks after they had supposedly cut all ties, it has emerged.

Catherine Blaiklock, the first leader of the party, who resigned over a series of anti-Islam messages, and the former treasurer Michael McGough, who was ousted because of antisemitic and other offensive Facebook posts, are still listed as directors.

Blaiklock, who also retweeted far-right messages, including one from a former British National party activist referring to “white genocide”, also resigned as company secretary of the party soon after the posts emerged, six weeks ago. But despite that change being made to the Companies House register, she remains listed as a director.

McGough is also still a director. He was removed as treasurer a month ago after posting what the party called “unacceptable statements”. A party statement at the time said he would no longer have any role in the organisation.

The only other two directors are Farage and the new treasurer, Phillip Basey, a former Ukip activist.

In some messages, McGough referred to Ed and David Miliband and Peter Mandelson as having “shallow UK roots” or being “devoid of UK roots” – seen as a common antisemitic trope about Jewish people.

One post from 2017 called David Miliband the “son of an east European communist now milking it from a charity in New York and devoid of UK roots”.

Another message said: “The Miliband dudes and Mandelson have the shortest of roots. Transient folk they have no loyalty to the UK.” One reply by another user tells McGough he is on “slightly dangerous ground”. McGough replies: “True, but there is a valid point to be made even if it seems offensive. It is not dissimilar to Lord Tebbit’s cricket test.”

A post about Mandelson reads: “I resent being called racist by an old queen with shallow UK roots.”

Blaiklock sent offensive tweets that she later deleted, including one saying: “Islam = submission – mostly to raping men it seems.”

She also retweeted seven messages from the far-right activist Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon. Farage left Ukip after its current leader, Gerard Batten, made Robinson an adviser.

Other tweets sent by Blaiklock included one that referred to Islam as “a non-democracy ideology that is incompatible with liberal democracy”. Another said of Islam that it was “perfectly rational to be phobic about people who want to kill you”.

Both Blaiklock and McGough were longtime former Ukip members, and moved to the Brexit party with Farage. Their departures marked a tricky launch for the party, which has since rebounded spectacularly, and is leading in the polls for the European elections.

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EU recovers £200,000 from Ukip MEPs accused of misusing funds

Time running out to recoup money from others alleged to have broken rules

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Paul Nuttall, the former Ukip leader, is entitled to a €68,428 transition allowance. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The European parliament has recovered more than £200,000 from Ukip MEPs accused of misusing public funds through payments to party workers. But with three weeks to go until European elections, time is running out to recoup money from others alleged to have broken EU rules.

The parliament has suspended the pay of two staff attached to Ukip’s former leader Paul Nuttall and his fellow North West England MEP Louise Bours, the Guardian has learned. Neither MEP is standing for re-election on 23 May, which could make it harder for officials to recover money.

Since the Guardian revealed the parliament’s investigation into Ukip misspending in 2017, £202,667 has been recovered from two current MEPs and one former one.

Nigel Farage was docked half his MEP’s salary for 10 months in 2018, and he is judged to have repaid a £39,653 debt to the EU. European parliament financial controllers said Farage broke the rules by paying a Ukip party worker with EU funds meant to pay for staffing of his MEP office. Farage, who left Ukip in December and now leads the Brexit party, has always denied the charge.

Raymond Finch was docked £61,650 of his MEP’s salary over the employment of two assistants, including Farage’s estranged wife, Kirsten.

Roger Helmer, who stood down as an MEP in 2017 when allegations against him emerged, lost £101,364 of a transition allowance for former MEPs.

While Nuttall and Bours could lose their transitional allowances, it is not clear whether this would be enough to cover the alleged losses from the EU budget.

Elected in 2014, Bours would be entitled to a €40,949 (£35,025) after-tax transition payment, while Nuttall’s stint as an MEP since 2009 could entitle him to €68,428. The payments are based on the length of time served as an MEP, but are not meant to be claimed by ex-politicians with another job or pension.

Earlier calculations put repayment demands on then Ukip MEPs at around £500,000, but cases against two were later closed without any action.

All MEPs have strenuously rejected claims that the rules were broken. Their bloc in the European parliament, the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy, has previously described the investigation as “a vindicative campaign” against Eurosceptic MEPs.

Responding to the latest findings, an EFDD spokesman said the parliament had behaved “disgracefully” towards the former employees of Bours and Nuttall. “Both of them have been doing the jobs they have been contracted to do and one of the guys lost his house,” the spokesman said.

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what is the ‘Exit & Survival Strategy’ this time Farage or is it same old same old froth & folly like the last part you destroyed for lack of vision?

Brexit: a different bus

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As we all struggle to find solutions to Brexit, it is rather ironic – the extent of being bizarre – that so many should be turning to a man who bears much of the responsibility for the current mess.

The best chance of there ever being a smooth Brexit – however forlorn the hope might have been – rested not on the referendum campaign (or its immediate aftermath) but in the years leading up to it. Long before it got to a vote, the Eurosceptic movement needed to have agreed what we were, at the turn of the century, calling an “exit and survival plan”.

As the leader of the then only dedicated anti-EU party, Nigel Farage was perhaps the only man who could have fostered the development of a plan and united the disparate factions behind it. Instead, he blocked any progress in that direction and settled on a strategy based on building a base of MPs in Westminster, with himself at the head.

His idea was that the pressure exerted by Ukip MPs would create such stresses in the Parliamentary Conservative Party that it would split. The larger number, he believed, would join Ukip, building a majority that could form a government to take us out of the EU.

In this fantasy, there was no need for an exit plan. His new government would have the civil service, which would do as instructed and work up the detail. All Farage’s party had to do was win enough elections and the problem was solved.

Well, we all know how that worked out. Despite multiple attempts, Farage never got near winning a seat in the Commons, much less populating the green seats with his own. He didn’t even manage to keep control of his own party, allowing it to be seized from him, ending up in the hands of the dire Gerard Batten. Its record 24 MEPs dwindling to a mere four.

Now the resurgent demagogue has created a new party, over which he has almost total control, untroubled by such inconvenient things as a democracy. And yet, Lewis Goodhall, the political correspondent for Sky News, describes him as a man who “cannot be faulted for his appreciation of strategy”.

Despite that, the “electric” Mr Farage is a one-trick pony, capable of delivering only a single core speech. With its variations, it may be enough to impress the untutored but, after the third or fourth time of hearing, the underlying emptiness becomes all too apparent. And, as a man whose appreciation of strategy can’t be faulted, he opposed a referendum. His strategy, and everything else he touches beyond personal enrichment, has been an unremitting failure.

Currently, he favours a no-deal Brexit – another example of his strategic acumen (not). Presumably, he believes that his latest strategy of “winning” an unnecessary and irrelevant election is a way to exert pressure on Mrs May to achieve that end. Once again, we see the limits of his thinking, where his only game is to force the Conservatives into taking action, to uncertain effect.

If that was the whole extent of our options, we would be in far more serious trouble than we could possibly imagine. But if there is salvation to be had, it is more likely to lie in a careful study of our situation and in an evaluation of the broader options.

Bringing it down to its basics, the essence of our problem, I would aver, is that the Brexit process is beyond the capacity of our political system to implement, and it has neither the desire nor the incentive to seek enduring solutions. The logical response to that – or, at least, the first element – might be to break the process down into bite-sized chunks that the system can handle, or to hand the job over to bodies which are better equipped to perform the functions involved in the process.

Working along those lines, it seems reasonable to argue that, if the majority of MPs (and much of government) do not have the capacity to evaluate the merits of competing Brexit plans, or even work out whether any particular plan will satisfy stated objectives, it is pointless offering the collective any plans to study.

By avoiding this trap, we would be accepting that parliament is not a planning body and neither is it capable of evaluating plans. We would thus cease to expect it to do things for which it was not designed, and for which it is manifestly not capable. By the same token, asking for indicative votes seems an obvious waste of time.

In the past, we used to refer the evaluation of public policy to such bodies as Royal Commissions. Commissions, in particular, could examine topics for some years, gathering evidence and assessing various alternatives, before coming up with detailed recommendations to guide governments in the choices they made.

Yet, despite the importance of Brexit, and the hugely damaging consequences of getting it wrong, I do not recall seeing any formal inquiry of any great weight, that has assessed our options and made recommendations. To a very great extent, our government and public institutions – and the rest of us – are flying blind.

Such is the complexity of the Brexit process that, in an earlier piece, I suggested that, before we went any further with the EU, we needed a series of scoping meetings. These would enable us to decide what is possible to achieve from our negotiations on a future relationship.

Before we even get there, though, we need as a nation to decide where we want to go. That decision `must be informed by factual analysis and a clear understanding of what is actually possible, together with an appreciation of what our negotiating partners might accept.

Even now, that in itself might be too much to ask of a divided nation that has not fully come to terms with the prospect of leaving. As long as we have active campaigns aimed at reversing the referendum result, it seems hardly likely that we can get down to the task of discussing the best way to leave.

That, it would seem, is the heart of the problem. It isn’t just the establishment which isn’t up to the job. We have an unfocused nation which is not only too easily distracted from the task at hand – mainly because it hasn’t fully decided that this is a task it wants to undertake.

To resolve this, there are those who still hanker after another referendum. But it would be wrong to assert that we are, as a nation, any better informed about Brexit than we were during the last referendum campaign.

Where we can seriously entertain a discussion about the value of a customs union in facilitating frictionless trade, all we have is evidence of monumental ignorance. Those who want a re-run on the basis that we now know more about the issue clearly haven’t been following the debate for the past three years. If we are to be judged as incapable of reaching a knowledge-based decision in June 2016, we are no better equipped now.

On the other hand, a general election is no more suitable a platform for a national debate than is a referendum – and it would be an abuse of process. General elections are for choosing our governments, not for settling contentious issues. For that, supposedly, we have referendums – we are back full circle.

Therefore, I begin to warm to the idea of putting the Brexit process “on hold”, in order to refer it to an independent review body such as a Royal Commission. And since six months would hardly be enough time for it to conclude its work, we would also need to ask the EU for extra time.

One important limitation of this idea, though, relates to the composition of the inquiry body. The great and the good who would normally comprise the panel are, in the main, the very people who have made such a hash of the process so far. And if the panel took evidence from the same “prestigious” witnesses that have polluted select committees and the like, we would be no further forward, no matter how long it was given to perform its task.

On that basis, the idea of an independent inquiry begins to look considerably less attractive, which means that we might have to look elsewhere for our solutions. But, actually, we may not have to look too far. Breaking out of the box, we could be thinking not of one inquiry body but two. One would shadow the other, each with slightly different terms of reference and composition. If one explored the arguments, the other might deliberately set out to challenge received wisdom.

This was the stratagem recommended by Irving Janis in his book on groupthink, where the creation of competing (or complementary) bodies to examine the same issues reduced the danger of a single mindset emerging and remaining unchallenged. Such a multiple-group structure was, apparently, used by the Truman administration in developing the Marshall Plan, so it is hardly a new or untried idea.

To those who would cavil at the extra time this would take, we could offer the aphorism that, if you act in haste you will repent at leisure. There cannot be any rational objection to taking a few years to unravel a process which has taken the UK 47 years to develop.

As much to the point, almost exactly two years ago, I was writing of Alan S Milward and his book, The Rise and Fall of a National Strategy, 1945-63. The point which emerged from it was that governments in general find it difficult to change strategies quickly. Progressing from opposition to UK entanglement in European political integration to support for membership of the EEC took 18 years.

What we are now seeing, I then wrote, is the inevitable consequence of a forced change, for which the government is unprepared, where the speed of change is beyond its ability to accommodate.

I would sooner give the government time to adjust, rather than lose the chance of Brexit altogether, or risk ending up with a bodged outcome which takes decades to repair. If Brexit is to succeed, the process must be properly informed and the issues must be fully discussed and understood, not just by our legislators but also by the public at large.

Effectively, we need a different bus with a better message. And if that takes a couple more years, it is worth the wait.

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BreXit Party Boss Busted! Farage needs to fix himself first …

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Oliver Norgrove, a former Nigel Farage admirer and Vote Leave staffer, explains how Brexit broke itself on the back of ‘grotesque simplifications’.

Like so many others, my intertwining with Brexit began with Nigel Farage. I remember watching him in person and on YouTube as an 18-year-old, just as my political journey was starting to take shape.

What aided Farage most was his ability to articulate simple solutions to incredibly complex problems.

Mr Farage was the first political figure to really inspire me. I was energised and sprung into action by him in a way that nobody else has since managed. I considered him – and still do to this day – to be an extraordinary orator, and somebody who could not only make the case for Leaving, but in the process relate to the people he was talking to. He appeared to me a cultural outlier in elite circles, even if his educational and professional background suggested otherwise.

What aided Farage most was his ability to articulate simple solutions to incredibly complex problems. He became so good at it that many of his answers turned quite organically into slogans. This had a major effect on people like me, because not only was he able to paint a patriotic and optimistic vision for Brexit, he provided activists with memorable and easily deployed arguments for use in general debate.  

The Problem with Slogans

The fact that Mr Farage relied on short, sharp and simple responses made him appear intellectually infallible, even if what he said was suspect in terms of its content.

On some level, the boiled-down, simplification of the issues made me remarkably naive but absurdly over-confident in my approach to arguing for leaving the EU.

The arguments turned Brexit into a more easily digestible, every-day snapshot: ‘They need us more than we need them’ making an analogy to the German car industry analogy; ‘Even in the worst case scenario, we’d be better off than we are now’ with reference to a comparison of tariff schedules based on the ‘they sell us more than we sell them’ point.

On some level, the boiled-down, simplification of the issues made me remarkably naive but absurdly over-confident in my approach to arguing for leaving the EU.

Nigel Farage enjoys a pint in Shoreham, West Sussex during a walkabout ahead of the Brexit Party rally at Brighton City Airport.

But, as time and negotiations progressed, and as more of the technical details became apparent, I started to realise that so many Faragist predictions and pronouncements just weren’t materialising.

The more I learned, for instance, about the mechanics of trade and WTO law, the more I recognised the complete untruth in so much of what had been said.

GATT Article XXIV was not going to provide for a no deal transition. The economic forecasts, increased red tape burden and the response of many businesses to looming third country status prove that we wouldn’t be better off in the worst case scenario than we are now. Most UK trade was not conducted under solely WTO rules. And there was no such thing as a ‘world trade deal’.

The Jaws of Reality

Brexit has been nothing if not an immense learning curve.

Pretty uniquely in the Brexit debate, I have experienced a good flavour of three distinct divisions within the Leave movement: UKIP, Vote Leave and the assorted ‘Liberal Leave’ campaigns, all of which unite around protecting our membership of the single market. I believe that this has enriched my analytical perspective on many of the issues surrounding the UK’s EU withdrawal.

Farage’s grotesque simplifications… and the almost religious evasion of detail were never going to prepare us for our departure.

The outright lies and failure to deal adequately with policy details will go down in history as the Leave side’s most prominent sore. Leaving the European Union is a mammoth legal, technical and constitutional task which cannot be orchestrated according to the whims of the political sloganeering we saw in the 2016 referendum. The jaws of reality, it turns out, cannot be avoided indefinitely.

To some extent, I should have had greater foresight and viewed the withdrawal issues through a more critical lens. But then again, this could be said of almost anybody invested in Brexit. Farage’s grotesque simplifications, parroted by individuals uninterested in complexity, and the almost religious evasion of detail were never going to prepare us for our departure. It is here where history will truly judge him.

With last week’s launch of the new Brexit Party, Nigel Farage has set about re-packaging the core of Brexit support. He says he wants to bring back trust to the political climate, changing our politics ‘for good’. I say he should start with a small measure of self-reflection. He should start by fixing himself.

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it seems Ukip’s final demise is coming faster than one might expect, the failure started with Farage, who realised there was nothing further he could personally milk out of it & quit, leaving it in the catastrophic hands of first Diane James who realised that her partner had sufficient assetts for those who were owed money by the party once she had the leadership to persue her – had shunned the awkward and savoury public moment of being kissed by Nigel Farage and had read the balance sheet , it seems , as she quit in 18 days!

Nigel Farage had to keep it going to distance himself from its parlous state and stepped back in long enough to find some other idiot to dupe into the position and in quick succession there was Paul Nuttall who was forced to crawl away & hide under a stone or something, once we had comprehensively exposed his lies & braggadocio in his embarrassingly nonsense CV (almost as much exagerated rubbish as that of David Bannerman who had made an earlier play for leadership but lost hands down when I exposed him also!).

Next we had Henry Bolton who had little understanding of the cause or the party but felt, with his new exalted title, it was time to dump his wife and as I recall small child to parade his new bimbo who lasted a very short time  for reasons well exposed elsewhere on this blog! He promptly quit.

Now they were really scraping the barrel and the only person willing to take on the role was the utterly incompetent, corrupt, obsessive Gerard Batten with his Phillipino wife and hence his extremist Islamaphobic views – views that have been the keystone of his catastrophic leadership.

Not content with his extreme racism, presumably to make him look less extreme he took on, as his main advisor & prominent spokesman (when out of prison!) the infamous Tommy Robinson and thus a surge of new members from the ever more extreme gutter sweepings that Ukip has attracted over latter years.

Now of the 24 MEPs elected to Ukip I see the 3 remaining women have also jumped ship leaving Gerard Batten with a crew of 3 in the EU now!

Ukip’s sole remaining MEPs are the oaff Mike Hookem, best if not only known for having been an instigator of a fist fight which hospitalised another Ukip MEP now affiliated with the Tory Party, then there is the odious scoundrel Stuart Agnew who was exposed some years ago on film bragging of how he, with Malcolm Pearson (a Peer of dubious origins) & Nigel Farage fiddling donations to Ukip to avoid declaring them, finally there is Ray Finch, something of a nonentity, probably best known for employing Kirsten Farage (Nigel’s wife) whilst Nigel employed her @£30Kpa his only justification seemed to be she was willing to carry out her duties late at night in a dressing gown – where that places Finch I know not!

Then of course there is Batten himself – all a rather sorry situation and one can but hope that IF there is participation in an EU election in May, Batten will stand down and Ukip will withdraw from the field of combat to avoid further embarrassment having slid from 24 MEPs to their present 4!

It is unlikely Ukip, despite the utter mess Corbyn has forced May into over BreXit whether Ukip will get ANY councillors returned on May 2nd local elections.

Surely the public have had enough of this shower!

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To be sure those who have sought liberation from the EU to take full advantage of the opportunities BreXit clearly offers will be glad to see them gone as they have done so much damage to the cause and thus the country over the years.

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do be minded that Nigel Farage & Mick McGough have worked closely together for almost 20 years, even in the early 2000s the overt bully & racist McGough was heavily involved as a book keeper for Farage & also acting as one of Farage’s bully boys with no gutter he was not prepared to wallow in to aid his idol – all be it for his own gain in terms of expenses, opportunities & salary!

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Brexit party official removed after antisemitic posts

Nigel Farage’s party says treasurer no longer has role after making ‘unacceptable statements’

Michael McGough
Michael McGough was previously a long-standing Ukip member. Photograph: Twitter

A senior official from Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit party has been removed after the Guardian uncovered antisemitic and other offensive Facebook posts he made, two weeks after the party leader quit her role for similar reasons.

The party said Michael McGough, its treasurer, had made “unacceptable statements” and would no longer have any role in the organisation.

In some messages, McGough refers to Ed and David Miliband and Peter Mandelson as having “shallow UK roots” or being “devoid of UK roots” – seen as a common antisemitic trope about Jewish people.

A Facebook post saw McGough refer to a foreigner as “someone from a bingo bongo land”. In another, he said many survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire were “illegal aliens enjoying an amnesty”.

On 20 March the original leader, Catherine Blaiklock, resigned after the Guardian asked her about a series of deleted anti-Islam Twitter messages, in which she repeatedly retweeted far-right figures as well as sending her own offensive updates.

The Electoral Commission now lists Farage as the party leader. The departure of McGough means that two of the three Brexit party officers originally listed by the commission have now left.

McGough was previously a longstanding Ukip member. He was on the party’s national executive and stood for election as an MP three times in the Essex constituency of Brentwood and Ongar. Like Farage and Blaiklock he left the party over its anti-Islam stance under its current leader.

Despite this, one of McGough’s Facebook posts, from March 2017, refers obliquely to Islam potentially being a “fifth column” in the UK. “Perhaps a packet of bacon would act like garlic to a vampire but I doubt it,” he wrote. “If we had sharia law then surely most of the terrorist retards would be limbless as they all seem to have past criminal records for theft and violence.”

A string of posts from the same year use seemingly antisemitic insults against the Milibands and Mandelson. One calls David Miliband “son of an east European communist now milking it from a charity in New York and devoid of UK roots”.

Another message says: “The Miliband dudes and Mandelson have the shortest of roots. Transient folk they have no loyalty to the UK.” One reply by another user tells McGough he is on “slightly dangerous ground”. McGough replies: “True, but there is a valid point to be made even if it seems offensive. It is not dissimilar to Lord Tebbit’s cricket test.”

A post about Mandelson reads: “I resent being called racist by an old queen with shallow UK roots.”

McGough also posted a string of homophobic comments in the autumn of 2017, when there were two LGBT candidates vying for the then vacant Ukip leadership.

“I don’t want a skirtlifter for leader,” he wrote in one. A post a month earlier said: “With Queers Week on the BBC we are being bombarded with material to undermine our sexuality and procreation. I doubt the immigrant birth rates will be affected.” Another referred to a transgender politician who had been on BBC radio: “My, what a deep voice and what a lousy state broadcaster.”

The Brexit party statement said: “The Brexit party is saddened by the unacceptable statements made by Mr McGough. Taken together they mean that he cannot hold a position in the Brexit party.”

Marie van der Zyl, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said the party “did the right thing” in parting company with McGough and Blaiklock. “The new party will need to institute rigorous anti-racist procedures and policies to ensure this doesn’t keep happening,” she said.

Ian Murray, a Labour MP who backs the People’s Vote campaign, said Farage’s new party seemed to be “vectors for nasty, vicious and ugly politics”.

He said: “The worst argument against a People’s Vote or the European elections has always been that they would encourage the far right. We should be fighting, not hiding from, the far right and their friends like Farage at every single opportunity.”

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The Founder Of Nigel Farage’s New Brexit Party Has A History Of Anti-Muslim Comments

“If these people really dislike it so much in the West, why do they chose [sic] to live here?”

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The founder of Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party has a long history of making inflammatory comments about Muslims, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

When he resigned from UKIP in December last year, Farage explained his decision by warning that his former party was “turning a blind eye to extremist politics” and had become “obsessed with Islam”.

Brexity party founder Catherine Blaiklock

Brexity party founder Catherine Blaiklock

But Farage has now thrown his “full support” behind a new party founded by former UKIP candidate Catherine Blaiklock, who has herself repeatedly made anti-Muslim comments and promoted online material attacking Muslims.

Blaiklock registered the Brexit party with the Electoral Commission on Feb. 5 and is said to be hoping to run candidates in the European elections in May if the UK has not left the EU by then.

The new party has been endorsed by Farage, who said: “This was Catherine’s idea entirely — but she has done this with my full knowledge and my full support. If the government goes back on its word and betrays the millions of people who voted for Brexit then we need a party prepared to stand up and fight for it.”

Over the last year, Blaiklock has written opinion pieces for a range of right-wing outlets, including the pro-Tommy Robinson news website Politicalite and the conservative quarterly magazine the Salisbury Review. She’s also written several pieces for the partisan UKIP website Independence Daily, been interviewed by the Kremlin-backed propaganda site Sputnik News, and in November appeared on Breitbart writer James Delingpole’s podcast.

In a blog post titled “Burka’s [sic] in Detroit” published on her website in May last year, Blaiklock complained that when she ordered a Thai takeaway meal in the US city it was delivered by a woman in a burka.

“What is happening in a few areas of the United States is truly shocking – and few American’s [sic] can even believe it,” she wrote. “There are two cities, near Detroit, that have become almost total Muslim enclaves.” She was referring to Hamtramck in Michigan, which is said to have been the first Muslim-majority city council in the US, and Dearborn, also in Michigan, where around one-third of the city claims some Arab heritage, according to the Arab American Institute.

Blaiklock then urged her readers to watch a YouTube video titled “Muslim Takeover Of Dearborn Michigan”, which she called “fascinating”, and another video called “Angry Muslims Taunt To School Board ‘We’re Going to Be the Majority Soon’”.

Blaiklock concluded her article by writing: “There are currently 50 majority Muslim countries in the world. If these people really dislike it so much in the West, why do they chose [sic] to live here? One can only ponder the answer to that question”.

In an email to BuzzFeed News, she said: “I was merely stating a personal opinion that is shared quite widely, both at home and abroad, indeed in a series of muslim [sic] majority countries, as the article makes clear.”

In an article for the pro-Tommy Robinson website Politicalite in July, Blaiklock backed a Conservative party activist who was suspended for claiming that “radical so-called Islamists” are “raping and impregnating British girls and young women, ‘creating’ Muslim babies”.

In her defence of Carola Godman Irvine, Blaiklock wrote: “If 23% of ordinary British Muslim think Sharia law should be implemented, just think what the really radical think. There is also some truth in the statement that Muslim men were impregnating white British girls to create Muslim babies”.

Blaiklock went on: “The real issue, of course, is not what Muslims think, that seems pretty well known. Muslims, particularly in France, have been saying for a while that ‘Someday this will all be ours.’ The real issue is what do the Conservative Party think they are doing.”

Blaiklock told BuzzFeed News that she was merely highlighting “the point about radical Islam not liking our way of life. Is that not entirely uncontroversial?”

In September, Blaiklock wrote an opinion piece titled “Prayer mats or beer mats?” for the Salisbury Review, which lamented the closure of pubs across Britain, while also questioning where money for mosques was coming from.

“According to The British Beer and Pub Association, 10,500 pubs have closed since 2000,” Blaiklock wrote. “Just imagine if even a small proportion of these pubs get turned into Mosques. That is what seems to be happening in East Anglia.”

Turning attention to the situation in Norwich, Blaiklock wrote, “I doubt that you would ever see a Burka and rarely a Hijab, but it seems that there are enough Muslims to built [sic] a large Mosque.”

“You have to question where such a small community gets £1.5m of donations from. It takes a lot of Bangladeshi takeaways dishes at £1 profit a time to raise and save these sort of amounts.”

Asked about the article, she said it was simply raising “some questions” about “strange” and “un-investigated” coincidences in East Anglia.

Blaiklock’s Twitter account @cablaiklock is also no longer active on the platform. But in a cached version of a tweet sent on Christmas Day found by BuzzFeed News, she commented on a news story about 40 migrants being rescued from boats in the English Channel. Noting the migrants were “all from Islamic countries”, Blaiklock wrote: “When will 40 become 400, become 4000, become 40,000, become 4m, become 40m?”

@cablaikilock / Twitter

When asked about the tweet, Blaiklock told BuzzFeed News: “The question stands. The answer of course could be never.”

Blaiklock’s history of inflammatory comment does not just extend to Muslims. In August, she wrote an article titled “Apartheid USA” for the Salisbury Review, in which she gave her account of what she perceived as the inequalities in Boston, Massachusetts.

Recounting a visit to a café called Sweetgreen full of “professional, educated, intelligent and probably Democrat” customers, Blaiklock wrote: “Outside, on the streets, in front of [Sweetgreen] were 5 star hotels, charging £600 per night, (without breakfast), lived an even lower community than the one in Wendy’s: The homeless underclass. Pregnant, scared and scarred, drugged white girls mixed with demented older black men. Weird and lost people of all descriptions wandered about”.

She told BuzzFeed News the piece was “a criticism of a state of reality in inner city Boston”.

In April last year, Blaiklock wrote an open letter to the English Heritage charity about a training programme aimed at BAME candidates. Describing her daughters as “half-Nepalese”, Blaiklock asked: “Does that fit your ‘Minority Ethnic Heritage’ definition? They have both English and Nepalese names: so, if one applied as Zangmu Llama, I presume her application would be accepted? Whereas if she applied as Jane Hawes, may I presume it would be rejected?”

Blaiklock then described one of her daughters as having “Mongoloid” eyes. She wrote: “To complicate things further, one of my daughters looks Asian. She has ‘Mongoloid’ eyes and an epicanthic fold. My other daughter doesn’t — she has white skin and dark hair and eyes. She is often told she looks Spanish or Brazilian. If she were to apply, would she need to prove her ethnic mix?”

She concluded: “Does a Jewish man or woman count as an ethnic minority? You see many Jewish people look exactly like my daughter. Does Spanish count as ‘ethnic’? What about my previous husband who was half Singaporean and half British? He and his brother looked completely different: one looked Chinese and the other looked Caucasian. Does 25 per cent ‘ethnic’ count? Does 12.5 per cent count? Where does ‘ethnic’ end?”

When asked about the article, she said: “The Brexit party, is not about anything like this, though again I stand by my points in this article. English heritage responded that BAME is defined only by self-identification.

“It is about letting the legacy parties know that if they renege on their promises to the people of this country then they will live to regret it electorally.”

Approached by BuzzFeed News, Farage declined to comment on whether he will continue to support the Brexit party in light of its founder’s views.

Responding to this story, a spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain said:

“Nigel Farage’s claim that he left UKIP due to its descent into Islamophobia and its alignment with elements of the far-right, appears untenable given the new revelations.

“Without any immediate action by Mr Farage, many will understandably conclude that given his own personal history, Islamophobia was being used as a convenient political football in his fight against Mr Batten rather than a matter of principle against racism.

Mr Farage must act immediately to disassociate from Ms Blaiklock and The Brexit Party under her leadership.”

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The Brexit Party: We’re only making plans for Nigel

None of this will come as any surprise to those who know him well in a political context: Nigel Farage appears to be positioning himself to be ready, should the opportunity arise, to remain in the European Parliament (EP) for a fifth term.

His newly formed Brexit Party (although it is not clear at this point what, if any, official office he will hold) has been officially recognised by the UK Electoral Commission, clearing the way for him to stand in this year’s European Parliament Elections if, as appears possible, Brexit is delayed. The EP’s administration has put into place contingency plans for just such an event. 

We’re only making plans for Nigel… We only want what’s best for him… We’re only making plans for Nigel… Nigel just needs this helping hand

Lyrics by Colin Moulding, bassist of English rock band XTC

An EP with UK MEPs would look far different from the post-Brexit situation that the Eurocrats have been planning for. After the UK’s withdrawal the Parliament would have had fewer MEPs, although some UK seats would have been redistributed to the remaining 27 member states. It would also see a significant reduction in staff numbers. Although current staff members of UK origin have been assured that they will be redeployed, they will not be eligible for future promotion. Many of them have tried to address this problem by obtaining Belgian citizenship.

All this would have had major ramifications for the EP’s budget, and the last thing any EU institution wants is to see it’s budget being reduced. At this moment there is a great deal of horse trading going on in the backrooms of both the EP and the European Commission.

Farage’s personal ambitions to remain in the institution that has fed him since 1999 – he is one of the UK’s longest standing MEPs – should not be viewed in isolation.

 As reported in EU Today (Dec 1st 2018), he gave his full support to his current Press Officer in the EP, one Hermann Kelly, during the September 8th 2018 Dublin launch of a new Irish party, clumsily named Irexit:Freedom to Prosper

In an interview with the Irish Times, Kelly stated that he was “very much at home” with the economic nationalism espoused by Donald Trump’s former Chief Strategist in the White House, Steve Bannon.

Farage is also highly supportive of, and indeed linked to, Bannon, who is currently working to bring some of Europe’s more extreme right wing political parties together under the banner of The Movement, a somewhat murky populist organisation based in Brussels.

Another person with links to Bannon is Farage’s “co-habitant”, one Laure Ferrari, a former employee of Farage’s political group in the EP. Belgian legal documents obtained by EU Today clearly identify Ms. Ferrari as one of two nominees for the role of Secretary-General of The Movement.

Ms. Ferrari has a background in French populist politics, and was the centre of a UKIP funding scandal whilst head of the Institute for Direct Democracy in Europe (IDDE), which was found by the EP to have “used EU grant funding for the benefit of UKIP in breach of its rules…” This was in response to an enquiry by the Electoral Commission.

There are serious questions being asked in Brussels over the source of the substantial funding that Bannon has brought to The Movement. While he has stated that there is no Russian money involved, very few journalists are looking at any other avenues. It is certainly the case that individual parties involved in The Movement have either obtained, or sought, Russian funding. Certainly those politicians associated with the organisation appear frequently on Russian state controlled media.

Bannon’s former boss, Donald Trump, has also faced repeated suggestions of accepting Kremlin geld. 

The newly formed Brexit Party, which Farage hopes will be him with a vehicle to a fifth mandate in the EP, needs to be examined in this context. 

Farage’s position towards the French far-fight leader Marine Le-Pen has considerably softened: this may have something to do with the fact that she has also come under Bannon’s spell.

Those who worked with or around Farage were aware at the time when a petition calling for a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU was fast gaining signatures – a petition he had nothing to do with, incidentally – that a referendum was the last thing he wanted. 

Farage Signing

Like other UKIP MEPs he was aware that whatever the result, his party’s raison d’être would disappear. He only signed the petition on the green outside the House of Commons on the day that House Backbench Business Committee was debating the petition, and then only under duress from the actual instigator, Nikki Sinclaire, and in front of an amused group of journalists.

Of course, when the referendum was announced, it then became UKIP’s “greatest achievement”.

Despite this “achievement”, and the criticisms he pours upon Theresa May for her appalling handling of the negotiations, one could be forgiven for suspecting that Farage will be privately praying for Brexit to be at the very least delayed. 

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