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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/07/2017

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here is the entirely self serving statement of Ukip’s MEP Patrick O’Flynn as he resigns from his position as Ukip’s ‘economic and media & sport spokesman’.

This would seem to now mean that only a minority of those elected as Ukip’s MEPs would seem to remain unsullied as Ukip members, in as far as you can call anyone who has represented Ukip as unsullied! O’Flynn would seem to have joined the majority of Ukip MEPs and quit his allocated role!

There is no one of note or apparent stature and ability left in Ukip and one may ask if they are all leaving the sinking ship to try to distance themselves from the various enquiries andf debts of Ukip and the huge sums they are being demanded to repay having falsely claimed them from the public purse, as with the recent summ of £80K being claimed of Nigel Farage!

The informed will well recall that Patrick O’Flynn is well versed in the art of self serving actions and reporting , you will recall to obtain his position as an MEP it would seem all too clear that he prostituted his entire career as a journalist – selling out as a journalist, in as far as one can attribute the title to a staff member of a rag like The Express!

Throughout the run up to his appointment as an MEP by Nigel Farage it would seem O’Flynn published promotional matyerial for Ukip, in The Express, lacking the integrity to disclose his ambition and the partisan nature of the stories he wrote for his employer.

O’Flynn is indubitably a man who can be held in little but contempt as a journalist and of dubious ethics as an MEP even by Ukip standards!

O’Flynn was it seems rewarded not only with his salary as a so called Journalist, when it is apparent he had prostituted the job of journalism to being little more than acting as an advertising copywriter fo Nigel Farage in return for appointment to the number one position in the Regional list for Ukip – despite having been an undeclared member of the party.

Clearly O’Flynn is not a man of ethics or integrity and well you may ask what is his aim in this, the latest self serving declaration:

Patrick O’Flynn MEP to relinquish posts as UKIP economic and media & sport spokesman.

27th Jul, 17

Patrick O’Flynn MEP to relinquish posts as UKIP economic and media & sport spokesman.

East of England MEP Patrick O’Flynn today announces he is giving up his roles as an official UKIP party spokesman.

Mr O’Flynn will give up his roles as economic spokesman and media & sport spokesman with immediate effect.

He said: “It is clear to me that UKIP’s activist base wishes to go in a more libertarian, shrink-the-state and Thatcherite direction when it comes to economic policy.

“Ever since becoming prominent in the party, I have argued for UKIP to be at the common sense centre of politics, rather than allowing itself to be defined as on the right wing. For example, I have sought support for tough measures to combat corporate tax avoidance and proposed a premium rate of VAT for luxury goods in order to make that tax more equitable. I have also championed more resources for the NHS, arguing against those in the party who would prefer to run healthcare on private insurance lines.

“Recently I set out in a blog why I did not think a libertarian and Thatcherite economic approach of further shrinking the state or giving more tax cuts for the rich via a “flat tax” was a good idea. But every leadership candidate I have heard appears to disagree with me about our economic approach. So rather than hanging around to obstruct a new leader, I have decided to make way now.

“I will concentrate instead on campaigning for the best possible Brexit during my remaining time as an MEP. This is one theme on which the party is entirely united around the six Brexit tests that were set out under Paul Nuttall’s leadership. So I will be glad to be campaigning entirely with the grain of the party.

“I do feel it is a regrettable that the more centrist approach argued for by the likes of me and Suzanne Evans is falling by the wayside in UKIP. But I also acknowledge that shrink-the-state libertarianism is more deeply embedded within the DNA of the party than I had appreciated.

“Libertarianism is an important strand of political thought and while I have always borne that standpoint in mind during policy formulation, I have never felt defined by it and have generally argued for the important and legitimate role of a strong state in promoting a good society to be equally kept in mind.

“I do not however dispute that Libertarians, Classical Liberals and other small state advocates deserve a political party to make their arguments to the British public and clearly there is an appetite within UKIP to set out that stall in the months ahead.

“I will always be proud of UKIP’s essential role in forcing the EU referendum and delivering victory in June of last year. And it will be an enormous privilege to help see the Brexit mission, upon which I have worked for so long, through to completion in 2019.”

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The present leadership election was triggered after Paul Nuttall quit when the party’s support collapse in June’s general election, largely due to his inept, incompetent and corrupt leadership.

Candidates who have declared they will be standing include John Rees-Evans who last year drew criticism after he claimed a homosexual donkey raped his horse, and Mike Hookem who allegedly punched fellow MEP Steven Woolfe.

It is the second time Mr O’Flynn has stood down from his role as Ukip’s economic spokesman!

He first resigned following the 2015 general election, claiming Nigel Farage had become “snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive” because he was surrounded with a “poisonous” inner circle. This of course was fundamentally true but would also seem to have been motivated by his own personal ambitions!

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#Paul_Nuttall & His Lies & Fantasies Are Making #Ukip A Laughing Stock …

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/02/2017

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#Paul_Nuttall & His Lies & Fantasies Are Making #Ukip A Laughing Stock …
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Paul Nuttall, the leader of Ukip and their most important by-election candidate ever, as the future of Ukip is so dependent on him now that Nigel Farage has quit and gone off to feed his ego on what he hopes will be a larger stage than just his libertine and louche boozing and womanising  as an entertainer with whom to goad the two British political parties of any consequence.

Unfortunately it seems the idiot and fantasist Nuitytal could not muster any competent support and became dependent on failures like Lisa Duffy, Peter Reeve, Patrick O’Flynn and the like.

Nuttall’s lies and fantasies have reduced him to just being the butt of schoolboy humour with endless silly jokes poking fun at him on the internet – his reputation, such as it might have been, is in tatters and everyone knows his CV and his websites are so shot full of lies, distortions and fantasies as to be utterly implausible.

One has to give his Press Officer full marks for loyalty and she doesx deserve to hang onto any money he gives her for the implausible claim that she was responsible for the ‘errors’ – frankly neither I nor anyone I know believes her but well done for trying to save the odious Nuttall from the ridicule and opprobrium he has earned and so richly deserved

Paul Nuttall: I struggle without the eye I lost at the Battle of Hastings

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has opened up about his struggle with the eye he lost at the Battle of Hastings.

Nuttall was leading the army that was defending England from a Norman-French invasion when he struck in the eye with an arrow.

He told WalesOnCraic:

“I’d deployed my forces in a small, dense formation at the top of a steep slope. I thought that the wooded flanks and marshy ground in front of us would help. I didn’t want to use my archers because that would have given their archers a shitload of arrows to fire back so I ordered the creation of a shield wall. They threw everything they had at us but we held firm. Unfortunately, some of the lads decided to give chase to the French, which broke our defence and that was the beginning of the end. We took a a lunch break around midday but as soon as we got back to it, I got a bloody arrow in the eye. The boys told me to keep blinking and it’d work its way out. I tried blowing my nose but nothing worked. In the end, I had to have my eye taken out and that was that.”

Nuttall also went on to explain how his one eye hampered his moon landing.

“We was coming in to land and I couldn’t get the trajectory quite right because I only had one eye. The landing was a bit bumpy but we did ok in the end.”

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#Paul_Nuttal & #Nigel_Farage in a Typical #Ukip Un-proffessional Squabble

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Nigel Farage Refuses To Campaign Anymore For Paul Nuttall In Stoke Amid Splits At Top Of Ukip

The former Ukip leader is not happy with how the campaign is being run

14/02/2017 18:04 | Updated 6 hours ago

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Nigel Farage is refusing to do any more campaigning for Ukip in the Stoke Central by-election after falling out with the new leader’s closest advisor, Huff Post UK has learned.

Farage last week appeared at a rally in Stoke to support Paul Nuttall’s bid to win the seat from Labour, but was furious to discover a Ukip member who had made a series of allegations about him was helping to run the event.

Lisa Duffy – who unsuccessfully stood to be party leader last summer – was secretly recorded by her campaign manager making claims about Farage’s personal life, which became the basis of a controversial book about Ukip.

Farage is considering suing Duffy over her comments, and was appalled to see her at the Victoria Hall in Stoke on February 6 when he addressed hundreds of local residents.

A source close to the former Ukip leader says he holds Patrick O’Flynn – Nuttall’s closest advisor – responsible for Duffy’s involvement.

Ukip MEP O’Flynn employs Duffy and her husband Peter Reeve as assistants in the European Parliament.

The source said: “Nigel told Paul he needed to get professionals in his team running Stoke. This week he is in Strasbourg as he does not want to be around Lisa Duffy after the false allegations she made up.

“The Labour candidate is so bad this election is Paul’s to lose, but he has been hijacked by people who do not have the skills they think they have.”

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Patrick O’Flynn is one of Paul Nuttall’s closest advisors 

Despite no longer being head of the party, Farage is still a popular figure, and drew a crowd of several hundreds to the public meeting on a cold and wet night in the Potteries last week.

Huff Post UK has learned he is unimpressed with the party’s campaigning operation in the seat, and after seeing Duffy called for her to be removed from the team.

O’Flynn refused to get rid of Duffy, leading Farage to vow to stay away from Stoke for the rest of the campaign.

Since the public rally, Nuttall’s bid to win Stoke Central is threatening to come off the rails after he admitted claims on his own website that he had lost a close friend in the Hillsborough football disaster were not true.

The Ukip leader also faced questions early in the campaign about his eligibility to take part in the election after it emerged he had yet to stay in the Stoke house he had registered as his official address.

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Lisa Duffy finished second in the first of Ukip’s 2016 leadership contests

Labour is defending a majority of 5,179 in the by-election, caused by the resignation of Tristram Hunt at the end of January.

The party’s candidate, Gareth Snell, has also faced criticism, with numerous offensive posts on his Twitter feed aimed at women coming to the surface.

It is not the first time Farage has clashed with O’Flynn. In the aftermath of Ukip’s disappointing 2015 General Election result the former Daily Express Political Editor described the then-leader’s team of advisors as “wrong-uns” who had made Farage appear “thin-skinned, snarling and aggressive”.

In the EU Referendum, O’Flynn was the only Ukip MEP not to support the Farage-backed Grassroots Out bid for the official Leave campaign designation, instead siding with eventual winners Vote Leave.

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Nigel Farage’s Resignation Still Leaves Him Controlling UKip – As Ever!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 26/07/2016

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Nigel Farage’s Resignation Still Leaves Him Controlling UKip – As Ever! The defacto leader for 20 years is blocking those he doesn’t want and setting up the front runners!

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The old joke in UKIP circles is that there is one rule of the party’s perennial bouts of in-fighting: Nigel always wins.

It was ever thus. Ask Alan Sked (if you want to hear the same denunciation he issues biannually), or Kilroy-Silk, or any of the dozens of former “senior UKIPers” who have fallen, tattered and bruised, in the wake of the People’s Army’s undisputed Generalissimo over the years. In 20-odd years of UKIP, there’s been so much internal knifing that their HQ may as well install blood-coloured carpets just to keep down cleaning costs.

Farage’s dominance rested on a number of factors: his status as his party’s pre-eminent star, his charm, his coterie of utterly dedicated supporters, his ruthlessness and, time and again, his ability to deploy the UKIP rulebook to devastating (if often controversial) effect.

The man himself has stepped down, but the Faragistes show no sign of abandoning his approach. The suspension of Suzanne Evans was just in time to prevent her running for the London Assembly, but has also proved useful to ban her from standing in the leadership contest.

Quite why this should be desirable if, as her opponents claim, she is loathed by the membership is unclear – even Arron Banks now wants to let her stand, on the basis that “she would be crushed”. That would probably be a more sustainable solution to her ongoing status as a thorn in the side of the party’s dominant faction, but it simply isn’t the way things have been done in UKIP historically. If the rulebook can be used to close someone out entirely, without all the hassle of an open contest, that’s what they’ll choose.

Farage was also routinely helped by the blunders of his opponents. Sked was unworldly, and allowed his academic mindset to obscure questions of practical politics. Kilroy-Silk weakened his position by declaring that UKIP wanted to “kill” the Conservative Party – something Farage would happily say in modern times, but which back then caused a lot of disquiet in the grassroots.

While his party’s success has made it harder to dislodge his enemies entirely – Neil Hamilton has secured himself in the Welsh Assembly, and Carswell provided a Westminster refuge for Evans – it seems the familiar story still holds true. This morning’s press conference, called by Evans, was billed as a “significant statement”. Speculation ran rife. Would she be declaring her candidacy, having found some way round the suspension? Might she defect back to the Conservatives?

In fact, it was rather less exciting. Evans said she had “given up hope” of being allowed to stand for the leadership, said she would be sticking with the party and threw her support behind Lisa Duffy.

Lisa who? Well, quite. Duffy is a councillor, chief of staff to Patrick O’Flynn and the former head of UKIP’s by-election campaigns. I haven’t met her, and from what I hear she is capable and nice, but she isn’t a heavyweight contender in the race to find a successor to the defining personality of the party.

In short, while Farage has stepped down, his team continue his dominance. Not only has Evans been excluded from the leadership race, through a classic rulebook manoeuvre, but she has made an error by backing a candidate who is unlikely to trouble Steven Woolfe, the odds-on favourite.

It may not always be that way, of course. Farage’s ruthlessness and occasional brutality were softened by his charm and skill – and various of his followers lack the latter redeeming qualities. Nor are some of those who now find themselves in charge of UKIP as capable in a faction fight as he was. Plus, if he does win, Woolfe is neither Farage reborn nor a simple puppet – he has a somewhat different set of principles, and a very different manner. If gets the room to be his own man, he could yet build a powerbase that allows him to define his party for himself. Though those who would lose out in such a circumstance will presumably be keen to prevent that happening.

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Some Thoughts On UKip’s Inevitable Coup!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 07/06/2016

Some Thoughts On UKip’s Inevitable Coup!
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 Some Thoughts On UKip’s Inevitable Coup leave one to speculate whether Nigel Farage will prempt his overthrow by setting up a new party called ‘Grass Roots’ or similar funded and chaired by Aaron Banks – leaving UKip to go bankrupt under Nuttal, Hamilton, O’Flynn & Evans or return to his former life but with Aaron’s money & a substantial EU pension to featherbed his ineptitude, as proven by his last efforts in the city?

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UKIP – The Coup

June 7th, 2016. \\ Politics. \\ Tags: UK, #Brexit.

It was always going to happen. As UKIP leader Nigel Farage becomes increasingly irrelevant in the Brexit debate, his successor in waiting appears to be kicking at the stable door.

Deputy leader Paul Nuttall, who likes to portray himself as a working class Liverpudlian who has risen through the political ranks, appears to be about to make his move. A former staff member in the European Parliament, he is far better educated than Farage, has more real-life work experience, and enjoys great popularity amongst the UKIP rank and file.

Nuttall is reported to be backed by disgraced former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton. An amusing aspect of this somewhat Quioxtic tale is that it was Farage who appeared to fall over himself to bring Hamilton, and his flamboyant wife Christine into UKIP in the first place: Farage had possibly hoped that Hamilton would bring some money to the UKIP table.

Subsequently, the relationship between the two men has not been good. Farage is alleged to have used his influence to block Hamilton’s rise in the party, and has reportedly stated that Hamilton “may be too old to be a frontline politician.”

However,the most interesting facet of all is the fact that the news of Hamilton’s support for Nuttall’s post-Brexit leadership challenge has been leaked (not very delicately) by UKIP’s own press office. This suggests that the coming coup may enjoy deeper support than the Faragistas had expected. The UKIP press office has traditionally been Farage’s power base, and has been staffed according to his wishes, and generally by those with whom he enjoys close relationships.

As for the Brexit vote, at the time of writing it is impossible to say what will happen. But whatever, it would appear that Nigel Farage will exit stage left, and possibly return to the world of market trading from whence he came.

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THE ANATOMY OF A UKIP ELECTION CAMPAIGN – Camborne, Redruth & Hayle.

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 24/12/2015

THE ANATOMY OF A UKIP ELECTION CAMPAIGN – Camborne, Redruth & Hayle.!
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THE ANATOMY OF A UKIP ELECTION CAMPAIGN – Camborne, Redruth & Hayle.
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THE ANATOMY OF A UKIP ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

 

Camborne, Redruth & Hayle. The party’s number three target seat for the 2015 General Election

As I see it the problems with the CRH committee go back to the AGM in 2014 when Rosie Ward, (an on record associate of the BNP) was appointed chairman with Harry Blakeley as vice-chairman. I think Blakeley controlled her as his puppet, she was found to be totally untrustworthy in the position i.e. the cannabis party as reported in the Daily Mail and her ‘unfortunate tweets’; she ‘stood aside’ in the autumn of 2014 just prior to the David Evans debacle – Evan’s was jailed after hundreds of dead sheep were found on his farm. Her standing aside was announced by Blakeley at a committee meeting, and the committee was asked to choose a new chairman, Blakeley did not want to do it so I offered my services until the AGM, my offer was accepted and I feel Blakeley wanted to be ‘the power behind the throne’.

 

We jump forwards to Jan 2015 when Bob Smith and Michael Muldowney, who Bob brought into the CRH campaign and who was approved by myself and the other committee members to manage the branch press, social media and political interests returned from a meeting of the key seat candidates; Michael had already made me aware of the details of said meeting and brought me up to speed regarding the election strategy as laid down by UKIP HQ. We had an election committee meeting in Blakeley’s house (Michael, Smith, Blakeley, Wyse, Parker and myself) and the plan was put to them by Michael to which everyone agreed was a good plan to be led by Michael and I in conjunction with Smith. They also agreed that the need for secrecy was paramount and that only Michael, Smith and I had the full plan and the rest was on a need to know basis which would be unfolded as the campaign progressed.

 

We had already noted that Harry had been leaking information to Rosie Ward via text during meetings, and when challenged he said she was a committee member and had a right to know what was going on. However, she never attended any of the meetings and had already been identified as a leak. Blakeley, a 70 year old Cornwall Councillor, had been very close to the 16/17 year old and many of us felt uncomfortable with his relationship to her. Our candidate later refused to speak at the YI election launch as she was also due to speak there, so the party removed her from the list of speakers. Primarly it was for this reason we decided to enforce the need to know basis rules so strictly. In fact, the committee knew most of the election plan and we only withheld key information such as levels of funding and information that would compromise other campaigns.

 

Unfortunately at the very first meeting after Stafford, Smith told them that UKIP was spending “£19 million nationally and 30 thousand here”. At Smith’s insistence we booked 3 halls for him to speak, two were unmitigated disasters and the other one, only one person attended. At the first meeting Peter Channon (a committee member of CRH since booted out of the party) asked stupid and difficult questions about CAP subsidies and Blakeley asked a racist question then badgered a couple of the audience. At a later election committee meeting after Blakeley yet again complained that I didn’t wear a suit and full UKIP regalia including a giant rosette to chair public meetings purusing his personal bullying campaign against me. The Campaign Manager had actually specified that ‘smart casual’ (apart from the candidate) was the order of business, especially when targeting meetings in deprived areas, we didn’t want to give off the impression of elitism. In return, Harry didn’t like it when I pointed that it was he not I who asked stupid question of our own PPC, despite repeated requests that members allowed the public to ask the questions and our people should keep quiet. The public meetings were then abandoned at the Campaign Manager’s and my insistence.

 

When I removed committee meetings from Blakeley’s house for security (i.e. to stop him leaking) and to put them on a professional footing I again came under fire being told by Blakeley I’d upset his wife, other members (Wyse/Channon/Mimms) backed him whilst he sat there with a beatific grin which is strange considering that Rosie Ward moved meetings from Blakeley’s house to a room in a local pub. Smith did not back me, only Michael did. The main reason for the resistance we encountered because Blakleley was upset we moved the meetings was because Mrs Blakeley was no longer able to serve tea, and secondly, the movement of the meetings had affected the committees’ ability to socialise. Should be noted that after my resignation the meetings were immediately returned to Harry’s house and his wife was officially designated as ‘refreshment officer’ by Bob Smith.

 

Michael, Smith and I would have regular confidential meetings regarding the campaign and we were spending about an hour each day on the phone when we did not meet. However, we were undermined because Smith would go and have secret meeting with Blakeley and others behind our backs; however he strongly denied this when asked. What would normally happen was, we would book a meeting for say 7pm, but they would have a pre-meeting where they would develop a consensus. Blakeley and others connived behind my back to belittle and undermine my position as chairman and election organiser (along with Michael).

 

Blakeley told us he was having a meeting with George Eustice (Tory MP for CRH constituency) when I sent a gentle email reminding him not to discuss anything UKIP with George (knowing how Blakeley is not always discrete) I received a vile email saying he was so intelligent and clever he didn’t need me to tell him how to act. Blakeley then used his position as a trustee of St Michael’s hospital to arrange a press op for MP Eustice and (along with Stuart Guppy St Ives and the Scilies Chairman and Ray Wyse, CRH branch officer) appeared in Tory election leaflets supporting how the Tories had saved the hospital from closing – a web version is still on the MP’s page linked here. However, when we asked him to get our candidate a a walkround to meet the staff he stalled and never arranged it.

 

Blakeley also undermined the organisation of Nigel Farage’s visit continuously asking if I knew what I was doing or asking did I have any experience despite knowing about the ‘Exeter Rallies’ I was SWC chairman and along with Malcolm Wood we organised 4/5 such rallies; the last one being organised on only 3 conference phone calls. Despite being told that the chain of command for the visit was that Michael would report directly and only to Deborah (The SW RO) and Lizzy Vaid (UKIP Head of Events) regarding arrangements and essentially serve as Gawain’s (UKIP Head of Press) man on the ground for the press and media. Michael would then communicate their wishes and directives to me and I was to organise things ‘on the ground’ in regards to the branch. It was made clear that ONLY Michael and I were points of contact for this event. From the onset Harry and co undermined the effort to organise the event, they could not understand why for security reasons Nigel’s movements could not be public knowledge, they did not like the fact that we were instructed that the meeting should be for members and supporters only and would not be publicised. Nigel was very worried about attacks from ANTIFA and the left, and every location we concidered him visiting had to be pre-screened by professional security. Must add, the boys in the black Range Rovers were very good and all ex-forces chaps. Meanwhile in the campaign, Harry and his ‘team’ worked against us at every opportunity to create chaos surrounding the event and so I considered my position had become untenable when the cabal of dissidence within the committee refused to work with me on Nigel’s visit and the election strategy. Blakeley behind my back had been in touch with the manager of the Carn Brea Leisure Centre and local police liaison about the meeting causing confusion, he also started contacting Gawain and giving him false information that Michael had resigned. The final straw came when Blakeley’s minions threatened to withdraw their labour from the event, causing it to collapse.

 

Having no other option, I then resigned, handing over the draft plan for the security and organisation of the visit to Blakeley who then ignored it nearly causing its cancellation by Nigel’s security on the morning of he event. Despite being told not to, they towed an advertising caravan around the constituency handing out tickets to which Smith was photographed helping them a week before the visit. The also used Rosie Ward to leak information regarding Nigel’s security and movements a week before the event took place, jeopardising the event and Nigel’s safety.

 

The cabal along with Stuart Guppy St Ives chairman stated this late in the day advertising got an extra 500 people into the meeting, considering there were only approximately 500 people there (and we gave out 700 tickets to UKIP members/supporters and invited guests I wonder where the other 500 were. I think we were very lucky that the entire meeting didn’t turn into a farce; there were also reports of Harry selectively denying entry to supporters of the Truro/Falmouth branch (including a NHS doctor) despite them having tickets, while letting in random people from the street without tickets.

 

As a matter of courtesy when I resigned, I emailed St Ives and Truro Falmouth chairmen of my action from TR/Fal I got a polite email back saying it was a pity but she understood why. From St Ives chairman Stuart Guppy I received a vitriolic email full of bile, which he also copied to his full committee.

 

From then on candidate Smith ignored the UKIP HQ election plan and went with the cabals ideas using a banner towing aircraft (at mates’ rates) and towing a caravan and a trailer – the idea to use banner towing was constantly an issue, Michael took it up with David Souter and co at the key seats conference in Stafford and was told that as long as the service provider gave us a quote and a matching invoice at the true commercial rate then we could do it. When Michael returned and relayed this information Harry promised that he would get a quote from Channon, but it never came. For three months Channon kept offering his service and Michael and I kept telling him we couldn’t authorise it without knowing the rates or having proper paper work to go with it, along with Channon’s offical delcaration as a notional donor. When it came to ahead at the finale meeting in which I was present, Michael suggested a figure based on his previous service for UKIP, Channon flew into a rage and almost jumped the table to attack him causing a major argument, Michael then resigned from the campaign.

 

Afterwards, they did little or no canvassing preferring to just leaflet despite being told about 60,000 leaflets were to be delivered by an outside agency and that leafleting the same areas ourselves was a waste of time. Ray Wyse only job on the election was to arrange and liaise with the leaflet company, he decided out of the blue that he wasn’t going to do it, strangely when Michael was at a job interview with the Brussels wing of the party, which forced Michael to take control over it directly from over there – which ignited a stream of phone calls to me and the leaflet people, from over there costing him almost £100. He then found out they had given a completely different set of orders to the company and not reported it to us, hence the leafleting operation which cost UKIP £6k was a complete farce. Blakeley upset the owner of the leaflet delivery company by going to his home one Saturday demanding to know why leaflets hadn’t been delivered, the consequence of this action is UKIP can no longer use the company.

 

I always had the impression that Smith didn’t want to win but come a close and plucky second, in fact he came a poor third; perhaps preferring his cosy life style as a self employed psychologist.

Jeff Mager

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Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace With Kent Past Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer Quitting

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 17/12/2015

Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace With Kent Past Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer Quitting
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Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace With Alun Elder-Brown Kent Past Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer Quitting

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looks like #Ukip are falling apart at all levels – their leader after Ukip’s catastrophic General Election and then the charade of his General deGaulle style promise/threat of resignation and his on off posturing, now as he tries to take on another job to stay on the gravy train by fronting for Aaron Bank’s LeaveEU campaign bidding for the £7 Million Government  pot of tax payers’ money to be the Leave-The-EU campaign when he has so clearly failed to lead Ukip in domestic politics.

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You will be aware of the vanishing act of their one time blue eyed boy Patrick O’Flynn, the fall out over the overt racism of Janet Atkinson and her being caught fiddling expenses on an issue agreed by Nigel Farage.

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Ukip having lost their chairman in Cornwall when he resigned due to the lack of support for his efforts to stamp out corruption and anti Semitism seems to have appointed a real clown!

Then we note the sad figure of several senior members of Ukip staff & elected leadership who feel they are far more important than the cause and their ambitions and greed are not being realised so there is talk of them quitting Ukip, probably when they have found another over paid slot on the gravy train!

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It seems also that the worm has turned! Gawain having been personally rescued by Nigel Farage after his wife had given details of his sexual interest in his own baby daughter that had cost him his MEP candidacy and led to being censured & dumped by the SW Regional committee after several years of manipulated grovelling & covering for Farage has spoken out:

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It seems there is no end to the machievellian behaviour – whatever happened toUkip’s MEP Amjad Bashir who jumped ship to the Tories who like O’Flynn would seem still to draw his generous income & expenses, allowances and life style with few details of any work done just as the Ukip otchestratedmusic team is but a one man band where all are near invisible save their sole publicised performer:

 

Little wonder that Ukip membership has seemingly collapsed and income has similarly collapsed – there are even rumours that solvency may demand the party looks to Geneva to recycle the never accounted for £Millions that seem never to have passed near the party from the 400 Fund ( sometimes called the 4000 fund).

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I also hear that one of Nigel Farage’s sometime ‘shared partners‘ Aurelie La Loux is under investigation by OLAF and that a file has been passed to the Belgian authorities, but you know how long it takes OLAF to do  anything – seems they are appointed by the EU to ensure that nothing ever gets done to cut down on fraud and interfere with endemic fiddles! OLAF has a miniscule staff and thus processes very little very slowly!

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Times for Ukip would seem to be dire and little wonder so many believe that Farage’s involvement with the Leave-The-EU campaign may well prove catastrophic for that cause as there is no doubt Gawain Towler is correct in claiming Farage is seen as ‘toxic’ and there is no doubt that for every person who supports him there are yet more who will be driven from the cause – the result in a simple majority cause may well prove the reason why that very cause may be lost by Ukip.

At the height of Ukip’s popularity Ukip had reached just short of 4 Million votes, but it must be remembered amidst the spin and propaganda that they just scraped through avoiding total wipeout with one retread Tory MP, now Ukip’s only MP with whom Farage is widely reported as at daggers drawn over policy having joined opposite sides in the Referendum campaign squabble for £7 Million of tax payer funding!

And so it goes on!

Now Kent’s Ukip Chairman dumps Ukip for many of the all too fgamiliar reasons – here is his resignation letter:

From: Alun Elder-Brown <[alunelder-brown@hotmail.co.uk]alunelder-brown@hotmail.co.uk>
Sent: 16 December 2015 15:36
To: Elenor Mo; Wardle Mike
Cc: Adams Chris; Burberry Rob; Scott Tim; Wardle Mike
Subject: RESIGNATION
Dear Mo… (all),
 
It is with profound regret that I tender my resignation from UKIP with immediate effect. This will mean my tenure in all roles held within the party will cease, including branch and county positions.
 
To be quite frank, I feel the party is losing/has lost direction and most certainly middle management has become fractious and unitdy.
Redundancies, sackings, no one is sure who does what!
We are, certainly at branch and county level, deprived of any communication from above, especially the NEC and the trickle-down communication from the higher tiers, through the regions to county level is non-existent.
I like structure; call me army barmy but structure and good administration is something that is sadly lacking within UKIP. 
At county level I have noticed manoeuvring for power, not something I feel comfortable with, nor will I be party to. My aim was always to defeat the enemy from without, not within.
With regards to the impending referendum, as County Referendum Coordinator, I was never given a remit, nor support; indeed I was given conflicting orders, due to the apparent lack of effective structure.
Furthermore, there is confusion amongst the rank and file as to which of the “Out” groups to support, if in fact any.
This referendum is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Please don’t foul it up through sloppy administration.
 
Couple this with my failing health [this will be the official position should the press get word of it] and you will understand why I can no longer play a part.
That said, I will always support UKIP and its premise, that is an exit from the European Union. You can be assured of my vote, both for the referendum and nationally.
Though I remain unconvinced that we need district/borough or county representation.
 
With sincere thanks for the past few years and the many friends I made on the way.
 
 
Kindly, as always
 
Alun Elder-Brown
Formerly,
Chairman & Secretary UKIP Tunbridge Wells
Kent County Organiser
Kent Referendum Coordinator
Tel: 07794 322994

Ukip still haven’t given any kind of cogent or responsible response to the facts surrounding their fraud and corruption reported with links CLICK HERE

Then there is the abiding issue of Racism in Ukip CLICK HERE

Here are a few other issues mostly concerning Gawain Towler, which Ukip has failed to sort out CLICK HERE

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Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace As Gawain Towler Lashes Out At Farage

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/11/2015

Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace As Gawain Towler Lashes Out At Farage!
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Ukip’s Collapse Continues Apace, As Farage’s long term puppet, Gawain Towler Lashes Out At Farage, defining Nigel Farage as toxic for Ukip!

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looks like #Ukip are falling apart at all levels – their leader after Ukip’s catastrophic General Election and then the charade of his General deGaulle style promise/threat of resignation and his on off posturing, now as he tries to take on another job to stay on the gravy train by fronting for Aaron Bank’s LeaveEU campaign bidding for the £7 Million Government  pot of tax payers’ money to be the Leave-The-EU campaign when he has so clearly failed to lead Ukip in domestic politics.

You will be aware of the vanishing act of their one time blue eyed boy Patrick O’Flynn, the fall out over the overt racism of Janet Atkinson and her being caught fiddling expenses on an issue agreed by Nigel Farage.

Ukip having lost their chairman in Cornwall when he resigned due to the lack of support for his efforts to stamp out corruption and anti Semitism seems to have appointed a real clown!

Then we note the sad figure of Michael McManus who feels he is far more important than the cause and his ambitions and greed are not being realised so there is talk of him quitting Ukip.

It seems also that the worm has turned! Gawain having been personally rescued by Nigel Farage after his wife had given details of his sexual interest in his own baby daughter that had cost him his MEP candidacy and led to being censured & dumped by the SW Regional committee after several years of manipulated grovelling & covering for Farage has spoken out:

It seems there is no end to the machievellian behaviour – whatever happened toUkip’s MEP Amjad Bashir who jumped ship to the Tories who like O’Flynn would seem still to draw his generous income & expenses, allowances and life style with few details of any work done just as the Ukip otchestratedmusic team is but a one man band where all are near invisible save their sole publicised performer:

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Little wonder that Ukip membership has seemingly collapsed and income has similarly collapsed – there are even rumours that solvency may demand the party looks to Geneva to recycle the never accounted for £Millions that seem never to have passed near the party from the 400 Fund ( sometimes called the 4000 fund).

Times for Ukip would seem to be dire and little wonder so many believe thaty Farage’s involvement with the Leave-The-EU campaign may well prove catastrophic for that cause as there is no doubt Gawain Towler is correct in claiming Farage is seen as ‘toxic’ and there is no doubt that for every person who supports him there are yet more who will be driven from the cause – the result in a simple majority cause may well prove the reason why that very cause may be lost by Ukip.

At the height of Ukip’s popularity Ukip had reached just short of 4Million votes, but it must be remembered amidst the spin and propaganda that they just scraped through avoiding total wipeout with one retread Tory MP, now Ukip’s only MP with whom Farage is widely reported as at daggers drawn over policy having joined opposite sides in the Referendum campaign squabble for £7Million of tax payer funding!

And so it goes on!

Ukip still haven’t given any kind of cogent or responsible response to the facts surrounding their fraud and corruption reported with links CLICK HERE

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Its Amateur Hour At Ukip, As Ever, As They Take Turns At A Nigel Farage!

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When will Ukip learn? Party embroiled in new ‘unresigning’ fiasco

The former party secretary is returning after ‘pulling a Farage’
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More bad news for Nigel (PA)

It looks like the hokey cokey over at Ukip is set to continue after Matthew Richardson, the party’s former secretary, is coming back to his role.

Richardson was one of the causalities of the post-election fallout, which saw advisers leave and front-benchers sidelined during bitter in-fighting.

But just like his boss Nigel Farage, who stayed in his post after Ukip’s national executive committee failed to accept his resignation, he is returning to his role.

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Richardson is ‘pulling a Farage’ (PA)

In a statement to the BBC they said: “Matt has resumed the role… by law any constituted political party must have a party secretary who is a qualified lawyer.”

This is surely bot going to go down well with many in the party, after Richardson – along with another adviser Raheem Kassam – was blamed for pushing Farage further to the right.

The pair were blamed for his comments about HIV treatment for immigrants, which bombed during the TV election debate, and for making Ukip like the ‘Tea-Party’ wing of the US Republican party.

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The move could re-ignite the tensions between Farage and Carswell (PA)

Richardson left his role, as did Kassam, at the start of the month – but while Kassam has resumed his role at website Breitbart – Richardson has reportedly still been advising Mr Farage, who was keen on having him back on board.

It is unclear how his un-resignation – known as ‘pulling a Farage’ – will go down with Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell, who rowed with the party secretary over whether they should accept the £650,000 a year subsidy from Parliament, referred to as ‘short money’.

Nor how the move will be received by Patrick O’Flynn and Suzanne Evans, both of whom were demoted for criticising Farage and his inner circle in the days after the election.

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Raheem Kassan Critiques Nigel Farage’s Ukip Cult Whilst On A Roll!

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Time and time again Nigel Farage’s chosen allies eventually see through the facade and walk away or are forced out only to become his implaccable enemies having had their trust betrayed by this little man – The list is long CLICK HERE and HERE but here is the latest example:

Raheem Kassam: Ukip full of ‘rag-tag, unprofessional, embarrassing people’

Former closest adviser to Nigel Farage says Ukip leader’s election campaign was let down by party being ‘in a mess because there’s no discipline’

Raheem Kassam said the flat he shared with Nigel Farage during the election campagin ‘looked like a Damien Hirst exhibition’ because it was so unkempt.
Raheem Kassam said the flat he shared with Nigel Farage during the election campagin ‘looked like a Damien Hirst exhibition’ because it was so unkempt. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

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Nigel Farage’s election campaign was hampered by a party which is in a mess and full of “rag-tag, unprofessional, embarrassing people”, according his closest adviser in the election campaign.
Ukip insider Raheem Kassam: ‘We had to lock HQ doors because some people were too embarrassing to be seen’

Raheem Kassam, who left Ukip during a bout of bitter infighting after the election, warned that the party was in a “mess because there’s no discipline” and came near to being completely broke after throwing everything at the general election campaign. Ukip is now in the process of moving from its Mayfair office and downsizing to a much smaller location in Westminster.

The Farage adviser said he looked back on many people within Ukip as “a bunch of rag-tag, unprofessional, embarrassing people who let Nigel down at every juncture.”

He told the Guardian: “Someone needs to go in there with a big stick. It needs root-and-branch reform. The constitution is outdated, the national executive is outdated. The funding streams are all wrong. The website is all wrong. It needs a massive, massive overhaul.”

Kassam said he believed Farage would like to lead the campaign for those who want to take Britain out of the EU and that his former boss would be the best person to do so. The 28-year-old spent eight months in Farage’s inner circle as his senior adviser.

Kassam left the party after the general election when some of his critics in Ukip branded him a “poisonous” influence on Farage, dragging the party too far to the right. He disputed this and claimed his detractors were upset by his closeness to Farage during the campaign and were trying to stop the Ukip leader playing too big a role in the EU referendum.

He recalled his time working at Farage’s side, which included going for steam-room trips together in an effort to stop the Ukip leader sweating on television. The leader and his key advisers regularly consumed what Ukippers call PFLs (“proper fucking lunches”) and shared with him a flat in Ramsgate, Kent that “looked like a Damien Hirst exhibition” because it was so unkempt.
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In his remarks, Kassam also:

• Predicted Douglas Carswell, the party’s only MP, would only last another six months in Ukip, as he is not accepting any public funds and is therefore no longer useful.

• Described Ukip’s headquarters as “like a fucking playground”, where he and another aide would show journalists around and “have to lock certain doors because the people behind those doors were too embarrassing to be seen”.

• Spoke of his feelings of regret at having gone to work for Ukip in the first place, which he says led to him being made the “fall guy” in the post-election feud between Farage’s camp and figures such as Carswell, Patrick O’Flynn and Suzanne Evans who wanted the party to more towards the centre.

• Branded one party activist who he declined to name as a “definite racist” and “disgraceful”, although he said that he encountered far less prejudice in Ukip than when he had in the Conservative party.

Kassam, who now works for rightwing website Breitbart, has recently signed up Farage as a columnist and said he is still in regular contact with his former boss.

A Ukip spokesman said: “Raheem Kassam has not worked for Ukip since the election and for much of the intervening period has been out of the country. As such, given the changes that have happened since that time, he is more than a little out of touch with the reality.

“Mr Farage has made clear time and time again that he sees himself as ‘a’, not ‘the’, leader of the out campaign, and is calling for a broad, inclusive campaign which is cross-party, and no party.

“On the question of party finances, of course the party’s coffers are a little bare: we have just fought an election campaign; this is the same for all parties. Many members of staff were working on ‘election contracts’, including Mr Kassam, and were not expected to, nor expected themselves to, continue working for the party after the election. This in turn means that our we no longer need the same size office. So much is normal.

“Mr Kassam is not privy to the financial situation of the party now, nor was he before. As to the other comments, he is entitled to his own views, of course, but they are not views shared by the party.”

Last week, Farage appeared to imply that he would like to lead the “out” campaign durign the EU referendum, In an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: “We are going to take the lead, we are going to get cracking. But we will at all times invite others to come along and share the platform with us …

“The no campaign needs to get itself moving. All this nonsense from very snobby Tories that we should not dominate the campaign and I should go on holiday for six months – forget it!

“We are going to be at the forefront of this – we will open our arms and be all embracing and welcome everybody.”

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Ukip insider Raheem Kassam: ‘We had to lock HQ doors because some people were too embarrassing to be seen’

He was Nigel Farage’s righthand man and election strategist, and even shared a flat with the Ukip leader. Forced out of the party, Kassam breaks his silence about the egos, the infighting and the hopeless manifesto

Kassam and Farage on the campaign trail on the eve of the election, 7 May. Photograph: Gareth Fuller
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Raheem Kassam was the right-hand man who rarely left Nigel Farage’s side during the election campaign. He was there for the drinking sessions, the ups-and-downs of Farage’s mood swings and even accompanied him on a series of steam-room trips in an attempt to stop the Ukip leader looking so sweaty on television. But less than a week after the election, Kassam was pressured out of his job in one of Ukip’s periodic bouts of infighting.

So what is his verdict on eight months at the heart of Farage’s empire? “I totally regret it. Every minute,” he says. “I don’t mean it was a horrible experience. But I’ve taken a big hit for nothing. The only good thing that’s come out of this are friendships … But have I got anything else apart from looking at much of Ukip and thinking you are just a bunch of ragtag, unprofessional, embarrassing people who let Nigel down at every juncture? No.”

The public feuding kicked off after Farage decided to “un-resign”, going back on his promise to step down after he failed to win his target seat of South Thanet. In the fallout, Kassam’s detractors accused him of being a divisive Iago-type figure, dripping rightwing poison into Farage’s ear that harmed the party’s chances of winning over moderate voters. According to his critics, it was Kassam’s “shock and awe” strategy that led Farage to warn against foreigners with HIV using the NHS and claim there were half a million Islamist extremists among the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Raheem Kassam.

Raheem Kassam. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

But Kassam denies this was ever his game plan – his theory is that people were jealous that he got too close to the Ukip leader, to the exclusion of almost every other acolyte. By polling day, it was obvious to those following the Ukip campaign that the inner court of King Nigel had shrunk to Kassam, election strategist Chris Bruni-Lowe and his Kent press officer Sarah White.

“Egos got in the way at every point,” Kassam says. “Who do you think Nigel would call? It was always me. They absolutely hated that. But the truth of it was that we were always mopping up everyone’s messes.”

We meet at the Blue Boar, a regular haunt in Westminster, and the supremely confident Kassam seems unfazed. He has just returned from a holiday in the US, is back at his old job at the rightwing news site Breitbart and is ready to lift the lid on some bizarre and dysfunctional happenings that dogged Ukip’s campaign. Over a drink, he’s keen to outline what went wrong. The confusion over whether Farage should back a cap on immigrants? “It created an impression of chaos. There is no way to look at it and think: ‘These guys really know what they are talking about.’” The suspension of gaffe-prone Janice Atkinson as an MEP for allegedly trying to inflate her expenses? “Nigel wanted her out before that. She should have gone when she said ‘ting-tong’.”
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The feuding between Farage’s personal team and officials at party HQ? “It was like a playground in there … It got to the point where journalists would come into HQ and we’d have to lock certain doors because the people behind those doors were too embarrassing to be seen.” The manifesto? “It was a clusterfuck.” A particular party activist who remained in post despite a chequered history? “Disgraceful. The man is a racist, there is no doubt about it … I don’t throw around racism often, I have a high threshold for it because I’m so anti-PC, but he is a definite racist.”

Kassam says this was the only example of racism that he encountered during his time in the party and that he faced more prejudice when he was a member of the Conservative party. The most surreal moment? When Louise Bours, the health spokeswoman, decided to resign in the middle of one of Farage’s rallies in a row over NHS spending. “Afterwards, I had to lock everyone out of the room and tell Nigel. I can’t repeat what he said then.” She was later persuaded to stay and the episode never became public.

He blames three senior Ukip figures for engineering his exit from the party and trying to orchestrate a coup against Farage – Patrick O’Flynn, the former economics spokesman, Suzanne Evans, the deputy chairman, and Douglas Carswell, the party’s only MP. This is a charge they all deny, but O’Flynn was stripped of his frontbench role and Evans of her responsibility for policy in the aftermath of the row. Kassam reckons Carswell will survive just another six months in Ukip because he is no longer useful, given that the party has turned down almost £1m of public funding due to him as an MP. “Douglas is not worth anything, he has no clout. He means nothing to us now,” he says.

Farage hears of his defeat in South Thanet on 8 May, with fellow contestants Will Scobie and Al Murray. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

On O’Flynn, he is equally scathing: “I’m sorry, but if you are Patrick O’Flynn and you have managed via your morning briefings to elicit a headline that says the EU is brainwashing our children through colouring books – OK, you tell me who is doing more damage to the party? And you know what the worst thing is? I went out to bat for those guys every time when they were in trouble.”

Kassam claims that even before the election he could see a “plot” coming and warned Farage to no avail. “I predicted everything that would happen – the Suzanne stuff, the Carswell stuff, the Patrick stuff – nobody listened to me,” he says. “It earned me a lot of credit with Nigel that I foresaw that.”

Not enough to keep him in the job, some might say, with the others still in the party. But Kassam claims he was not forced out of his role as Farage’s senior adviser, but instead chose to leave at the end of his contract in order to “bulletproof Nigel”.

His argument goes like this: the anti-Farage camp believed the Ukip leader was veering too far to the right and had become too toxic to lead an EU referendum campaign that was now going to happen under a Cameron majority government. As Kassam’s critics lined up, painting him as a malign Tea Party influence on Farage, he says he was confronted with the choice of trying to brave out the row or resigning temporarily before returning as part of the leader’s Brussels staff. As it happened, Kassam was on the way to see his old boss at Breitbart in the US at the time, and was offered his former job back on the spot. He downed a shot of vodka, and then made his way to the Sky News studio to start defending Farage and attacking O’Flynn, including accusing him of having “personal problems” live on air.

“In those situations it’s fight or flight. You can crumble or you can rise to the occasion. I was sitting there thinking: it’s fine. It’s just a job, I did my best. If I genuinely thought I’d let Nigel down in any way I would have been upset and distracted … But basically I’ve formed a one-man human shield around Nigel. Every time they go for him, who will the journalists come to for background and quotes? I’m his forcefield at the moment. He knows it to be true to this minute.”

Certainly, the whole episode has not dented Kassam’s loyalty to Farage, whom he describes as his “hero”. He claims they still speak regularly, most recently the day before – about the content of his speeches, social media and just general chat. Not coincidentally, Farage has also just signed up as Breitbart’s new star columnist. So why is he speaking out now, and would Farage be unhappy about what he has to say to the media? “Probably. But that’s my prerogative. “I think Nigel’s had a rough time, unfairly. And I’ve had a rough time, unfairly. That’s why.”

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage in happier times. Photograph: Matt Dunham

The 28-year-old son of Muslim immigrants who live in Uxbridge, Kassam might not seem the most likely choice to become friends with the leader of Ukip, but he has a history of working for rightwing websites and the Henry Jackson Society thinktank. He says he first bonded with Farage when they met in the US and went on to have what is known in the Ukip lexicon as a number of “PFLs” – proper fucking lunches, defined by the number of bottles of wine that are consumed. After he was hired – despite warnings in the media about his “wild self-importance” – Kassam believes he became invaluable to Farage because he was one of the few people to stand up to him.

During the last six weeks of the election campaign, Kassam was dispatched to the target constituency to take charge as it became clear the Tories were throwing in more resources. He immediately moved into Farage’s flat in Ramsgate, which became a place where there was a wine glass stuffed with cigarettes butts, an electricity meter that kept running out of credit and Farage’s bed was a mattress on the living room floor. “It looked like a Damien Hirst exhibition,” he says with pride.

On a typical day, Farage would be up at 6am, bright and perky for a breakfast of kippers at a nearby hotel. “Then we’d rendezvous at the office and decide what we want to do for the day, which would involve some walkabouts and a lot of knocking on doors. Then we’d maybe hit a pub for lunch. Then more walkabouts and more canvassing. Then another pint around 5 o’clock, go out and do more evening canvassing. Then around 9, we’d go to The Smugglers [pub] for dinner or we’d go to La Magnolia [an Italian] and have a nice civilised meal.”

However, the entire Ukip team had failed to spot that Farage’s health difficulties – which led media commentators to note that the Ukip leader was tired and snappy at points in the campaign – were affecting his mood. “None of us realised he had back problems,” he says. “That was his fault. We all saw the way he looked during the Believe in Britain speech. I thought: ‘We’d been for a steam three days running so you don’t look sweaty. But you’re still sweating and look really uncomfortable.’ I couldn’t understand it.”

Farage finally spoke out about his agonising pain a few weeks before polling day, and decided to scale back his schedule and concentrate his time mostly on winning South Thanet. In the end, he lost by around 2,000 votes, having been convinced right up until the day itself that he was about to enter parliament on his seventh attempt.

Nigel Farage faces the media after defeat. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

“We knew by 10 o’clock that we hadn’t done it,” Kassam says. “That morning, Nigel and I went to vote together, and we were both in good spirits. I was quietly confident, I knew it was so close … But suddenly between 12 and 4 there were queues in Broadstairs, and I thought: Oh no, these people are not voting for us … It got to around eight and the queues in Broadstairs hadn’t subsided and everywhere else had. I said that’s it. I had tears in my eyes and I was genuinely holding back tears for the next 48 hours. I don’t cry, but I was so sad, so deeply sad.”

While the results rolled in, Farage was asleep, while Kassam and Bruni-Lowe slept in 30-minute shifts to keep abreast of the news. In the morning, they accompanied Farage to the declaration, knowing that he had lost.
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Within an hour, Farage had resigned, and Kassam still insists that the Ukip leader was relieved to be going – despite famously unresigning just four days later. Kassam will also not hear any criticism of the South Thanet campaign itself, which he boldly declares to have been the “single best campaign ever, ever in British politics, bar maybe the Bradford spring”. If it were not for the SNP, he says, the party would have won around five more seats.

Kassam also takes umbrage at the claims that he was responsible for Farage repeatedly bringing up the issue of immigrants with HIV using NHS resources. O’Flynn was fully onside, he says, and was present in the spin room after Farage’s television debate, ready to brief the press on the issue. He also disputes the idea that this in any way deterred potential voters.

“I don’t think there was anyone who was thinking of voting for us who was put off by that,” he says. “Don’t forget Labour voters aren’t who you think they are. They aren’t sat in Hampstead sipping Chateau Neuf Du Pape.”

Later on, Kassam returns to the theme. “Life is not a Michael Jackson song, you can’t heal the world,” he says. “I’d like to see any political party try and stand on that principle.”

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