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The Corruption In UKip Is Quite Astonishing When You Start To List It!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/08/2016

The Corruption In UKip Is Quite Astonishing When You Start To List It!
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The Corruption In UKip Is Quite Astonishing When You Start To List It & the attraction of Walter Mitty characters is little help!

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I posted this Tweet a little while ago shortly after posting about Nigel Farage’s aide George Cottrell’s arrest by the FBI CLICK HERE:

INTERESTING: One of ‘s leadership contenders would SEEM to have invented a Degree & share an iffy CV with an American of same name!

I appreciate it is more than somewhat enigmatic but as yet, as I am hopefull that the media will run with it I have undertaken not to publish the full facts I have discovered – or the details of a senior UKip MEP who claims to have been a University lecturer yet I can only find a record of one GCSE in Social Sciences attributted to him & can find no record of a lecturer of his name  at any Uni.!

UKip seems to be a magnet for Walter Mitty charlatans – such as those who claim to have been Barristers yet do not appear on the public lists & those who gave up glowing City careers to join UKip – even those who purchase ‘Freeman of The City of London’ certificates – another classic you may remember this web site exposed was the total tosh that David Bannerman tried to pass off as his CV when he duped Roger Knapman.

Then again you will remember our exposing of the criminal Tom Wise & Lindsey Jenkins who were both charged with fraud, a fraud he eventually went to prison for and of course the exposing of the fact that Roger Knapman’s family were involved in People Traffiking and the notorious scandal of his attic full of Poles.

Of course there was the exposure of the lies regarding the £11K Nigel Farage claimed to have given to The Metric Martyrs but did not & was ordered to repay to The EU!

Not to mention the publicity we gave to the fact that Nigel Farage was boasting how he had been overpaid expenses by around £2Million at a Press Association lunch some 7 or 8 years ago, and of course you will remember we exposed the fact that his Constituency Office was funded by Julia Longhurst a UKip donnor.

Also of course it was this web site that exposed the fact that Nigel Farage had set up a bank account in the tax haven of The Isle of Man & paid £1/4Million into it to avoid British tax.

This blog also exposed the fact that less than 10% of the money collected in for UKip via Ashford call center was ever paid into UKip. You may remember Nigel Farage described as ‘UKip’s most successfull money raising scheme ever’ (perhaps he should have said ‘scam’.

It was also this web site that exposed the corruption and lies of Douglas Denny and his efforts with Nigel Farage to rig UKip elections.

Also we published the report by UKip’s returning Officer Piers Merchant & his report on UKip corruption CLICK HERE

We also published John Petley’s detailed eviceration of UKip CLICK HERE

We also published the resignation letters of Marcus Stead, Niall warry, Richard Suchorzewski and many others which gave grteat insight into the lies, bullying, duplicity & corruption that is UKip, for more details CLICK HERE

You may also remember the fact that having lost a Court case atempting to close my web sites and the publication of facts about UKip and its people, UKip failed to honour their debt to me of £13,500 + interest CLICK HERE & HERE but I guess it is rather fancifull to speak og UKip and honour in the same sentence!

You will also remember it was this web site that exposed the fraud of Derek Clarke an expenses fiddle that was corruptly never prosecuted but led to his having to pay 10s of £1,000 back to the EU.

You may also remember the publicity this web site gave to the electoral fraud of Malcolm Pearson who admitted laundering monetary donations to UKip through his organisation Global Britain! We also published the criminal scam UKip’s MEP Stuart Agnew was involved in as exposed by the Times.

Also we publicised the scam David Bannerman & Stuart Agnew were involved in frtaudulently obtaining money from the EU to pay Peter Reeve for his UKip political activities!

It was also this web site that published the strange details regarding Diane James some years ago in 2013  CLICK HERE

Then of course you wi9ll remember we published the details of the lies Nigel Farage’s doxy Annabelle Fuller told about Andrew Bridgen MP when she claimed he had sexually assaultedf her when she stole material from his flat including his Government Blackberry, which she downloaded & boasted of, and his House of Commons Security Pass.

We also exposed and published the fact that Annabelle Fuller had published UKip confidential material on the web, when in a position of trust, to harm a UKip candidate in an election.

It was this site that exposed the corruption and lies of John Ison, long before he was exposed in Court as with John Ison’s collusion in criminality with and on behalf of Nigel Farage, which has now also been addressed in Court with tape recordings of their conversations having been played!

You will also remember the exposure of the scurrilous behaviour of UKip when Nigel Farage, Mark Croucher and David Lott ran that scam petition, some years ago, as a money spinner, seemingly for themselves. We also exposed the grave doubts of the claims of Gerard Batten regarding Jasna Badzak and the apparent collusion between corrupt police officers, the Met and UKip.

You may also remember when I exposed the dishonesty of Gerard Batten when he was bragging he would destroy me and shut down my web sites but his lies to the police collapsed on investigation of the simplest nature!

Then there was the sad sick incident surrounding Gawain Towler’s wife’s allegations of his sexual behaviour with his daughter and his braggadocio when in his cups regarding his homosexuality and his libertine approach to sexuality and loyalty and his disregard for his partners sexual wellbeing! The firs item being that which had him deselected and dumped by the UKip SW Regional Committee as a candidate!

Sadly he left his wife who then died of cancer and his children are, I understand, being raised by Grandparents – One wonders will he seek to interfere in the upbringing of the next two children he had now that he has seemingly left his second wife, the Australian Doctor and has now, I understand, recently become engaged to some unfortunate and clearly gullible young woman in her mid 30s! His libertine and louche behaviour bodes ill for this new relationship also I feel.

We also have shown conclusively that Nigel Farage & UKip did much to try to sabotage the Referendum and had no part in ensuring an EU In/Out Referendum was granted – just as we showed Nigel Farage & UKip took absolutely no action to try to prevent the new EU Constitution which eventually morphed into the Lisbon Treaty.

So minded of these facts, and so much more I have publicised, you may well find it expedient to pay assiduous attention to this site and some of my others to keep up with the lies, corruption, dishonesty, fraud and character of UKip and its senior members.

Numbers following my sites has never been a concern, it is the calliber of those who follow, many of whom are media, and the fact that it provides an archive of facts, details, articles and contemporary views and opinions that counts, I believe.

When able I will add the details pertaining to the somewhat strange claims of the leadership candidate exposed at the start of this posting!

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Regards,
Greg_L-W.

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Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip

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

Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip
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Godfrey Bloom Quits Nigel Farage’s Ukip & can now expect Farage to classify him as ‘Dregs & Rejects’ alongside the founder of Ukip Alan Sked, past leaders such as Roger Knapman and the majority of MEPs + around 70 NEC members who have dared to criticise!

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

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

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Godfrey Bloom has decided to leave the party ‘with a heavy heart’. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UKIP Doctrine of Arrogance & Do as We Say NOT As We Do – AGAIN!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 25/02/2014

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UKIP Doctrine of Arrogance & Do as We Say NOT As We Do – AGAIN! Many will remember the lies of Mark Croucher to the Press Complaint Commission to defend UKIP’s Leader when he was exploiting foreign labour at the expense of British jobs & his family was trafficing Polish labour into the UK!

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UKIP housing spokesman trousering a fortune renting to migrants on benefits despite party’s policies

Multi-millionaire landlord Andrew Charalambous earned £745,351 in housing benefit from tenants and concedes migration has ‘fuelled price and demand’

 

Lucrative: UKIP’s millionaire landlord and housing spokesman Andrew Charalambous

UKIP’S housing spokesman is making a fortune off migrant tenants on benefits – despite Nigel Farage calling for a ban on foreigners claiming welfare.

Multi-millionaire landlord Andrew Charalambous has pocketed £745,351 in housing benefit from occupants, who he admits include immigrants.

It will heap embarrassment on party leader Mr Farage and comes after Mr Charalambous described immigrants as a “massive factor in the overcrowding of social housing”.

He also demanded “priority be given to British families and those who contributed to the system”.

When Mr Charalambous was asked whether he was a hypocrite over his massive haul, he said: “Not at all. We don’t want to get into any business of questioning where people come from. That would be totally unfair.

“We operate in an area that is largely a migrant population. From a commercial point of view and a human point of view, we are not concerned about what the ethnic origin of the tenants is.”

He also said he was an “ethical” landlord but refused to confirm how many properties he owned.

Asked whether he was profiting from immigration, he said: “Immigration has not only fuelled demand but has fuelled price. I think that’s true.”

 

Earner: One of the UKIP spokesman’s rental properties in London

Our investigation with union GMB found his firm Woodlands Estates Limited got the £745,315 benefit cash through Haringey Council, in North London, last year – more than any other private landlord.

But the true figure is higher as it does not include benefit paid by the council to his tenants before they passed the money to Woodlands.

Last month leader Mr Farage called for new migrants to be banned from getting welfare handouts for five years after arriving in this country.

He said: “We must be completely mad, as a country, to be giving people from Eastern Europe in-work benefits.”

But buy-to-let tycoon Mr ­Charalambous, who has stood in a by-election to try to become UKIP’s first MP, said he would continue to accept migrants as tenants “as long as they are legally entitled to claim benefits”.

Wealthy Mr ­Charalambous went on: “If the law is going to change, then we work within the parameters of the law.”

He said that almost one in six of his tenants were recent migrants to the UK but insisted the rest had British passports, which they got through relatives or because they had been in the country for a number of years.

He said: “We live in a country which obviously lots of people want to move to. We shouldn’t stop people coming here for a better life. If people want to come here to contribute, we need to be open minded about that.

“But we need a way of saying ‘look this is where we draw the line’.”

But furious GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny said: “Housing hypocrite Charalambous blames foreigners for Britain’s housing crisis while he receives millions of taxpayers’ money in rent subsidies.

“Public money raised from ­hard-pressed families going to ­landlords such as Charalambous has to be stopped, with a building programme of new council housing for rent.”

 

Edward Lloyd/Alpha Andrew Charalambous , Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Greg Barker (Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment) at the Goring Hotel in Belgravia London Summer Party
Turncoat: Charalambous was formerly a Tory and cosied up to Margaret Thatcher in 2008

Mr Charalambous donated £146,000 to the Tories before defecting to UKIP and was pictured cosying up to Margaret Thatcher at a swanky party at a London hotel in 2008.

He has twice tried and failed to be elected as an MP, as a Tory candidate in 2010 and for UKIP in 2011.

Nicknamed “Dr Earth”, he has opened an “ecological” nightclub, describes himself as a “tantric master” and claims to have “dated some of the most beautiful women in the world”.

He began investing in properties in 1994 and now owns hundreds in the capital, including “most” of those rented out by Woodlands.

He insisted: “It’s to our credit that we accept tenants that other landlords wouldn’t accept. They are people that ­otherwise wouldn’t get housing.”

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Annabelle Fuller’s efforts to defend Racism in UKIP Rejected by PCC

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 09/01/2014

Annabelle Fuller’s efforts to defend Racism in UKIP Rejected by PCC
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Annabelle Fuller’s PR efforts, working for her ‘close’ friend Nigel Farage, to defend Racism of Alexandra Phillips of UKIP, as exposed in The Sunday Times were Rejected by Press Complaints Commission!!

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a guest post from someone who has posts Guest Posted on Junius Blog.

Annabelle Fuller’s PCC Complaint Fails…..


Complainant Name:
Annabelle Fuller

Clauses Noted: 3, 10
Publication: The Sunday Times
Complaint:

Annabelle Fuller complained to the Press Complaints Commission with the authorisation of Alexandra Phillips. The complainant was concerned that the newspaper had wrongly linked Ms Phillips with allegations of racism and had relied on information obtained from Facebook that was the subject of a police investigation. The complainant alleged a breach of Clause 3 (Privacy) and Clause 10 (Clandestine devices and subterfuge) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.


Resolution:

The newspaper did not accept that the Code had been breached….
Oh dear! It seems that hardly a week goes by without another UKIPPER landing up in the tabloids for a racist or homophobic outburst. Annabelle Fuller’s attempt to clear Alexandra Phillips’ name seems not to have worked out so well.

Some of you may well remember the blatant lies of the foul mouthed Annabelle Fuller when she published the UKIP confidential training tape regarding John West, or the lies she had published in the Daily Mail and The Indipendent some years ago during UKIP’s Bournmouth Farage Feste.

You may even remember the lies when she tried to defame a Tory MP when she was caught having stolen his mobile phone, House of Commons pass and correspondence and legged it from his flat in the early hours after an all day drinking session in a nearby pub!

There will be others who will remember the desperate pack of lies to the PCC when Daniel Foggo reported the facts regarding Roger Knapman having used cheap Polish labour undercutting qualified British workmen, to renovate his house. At the time you will remember the Knapman family were running a people trafficking organisation recruiting cheap labour in Poland and bringing them to Britain to work on contract for themselves and clients! Not only were the claims made by Mark Croucher a pack of lies but Knapman’s position as leader of UKIP was particularly hypocritical and dishonest!

I mention these issues merely to show just how willing UKIP leadership clique are to lie, bully, cheat and defame to hang onto their positions on the gravy train and self enrichment, regardless of the damage they do to the credibility of the British EUroSceptic movement.

Just consider how UKIP would behave if they were ever to gain any authority of consequence in British domestic politics, bad enough that they pretend to the status of representing Britain in the EU parliament alongside their fellow travellers racists, extremists, anti homosexuals, anti Jewish and advocates and practicioners of violence in the EFD Group which Nigel Farage founded!

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Nattrass further Berates the Farage Cult – UKIP

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/12/2013

#Nattrass further Berates the Farage Cult – UKIP

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Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

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

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Mike Nattrass further Berates the Nigel Farage Cult – UKIP & its racist base in the EFD!

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR and CHERIO TO UKIP

 

crewe and nantwich by election candidate mike nattrass   PSCI have been your MEP since 2004 and have fought for the Independence movement since standing at Dudley in 1994. I was UKIP Party Chairman under Jefferey Titford and UKIP Deputy Leader under Roger Knapman.

 

Over that period I have reported to you on amazing situations in the EU parliament including debates on the length of chicken’s beaks and “how much wine there is in a wine gum.” My opposition to  HS2 changed the UKIP policy, an EU inspired railway under project TEN-T. My opposition to the Hartlebury Incinerator highlighted poor value by the imposition of EU regulations. I was instrumental in saving flood defences in Warwick, which subsequently proved very necessary. I was pleased to save Walsall Market from Councillors who preferred to take the redevelopment money over their duty as trustees to protect this ancient market tradition.

 

 I was one of the three MEPs to fund and present a national petition to 10 Downing Street. This provoked the vote in the House of Commons which embarrassed the Government. The referendum debate has continued ever since.

 

In one year my reports about the EU from within, made 1100 newspaper “hits” thanks to Craig Winyard helping me in my office with the press targets.

 

You will know that I was deselected by Nigel Farage for the European 2014 election. At the subsequent court case it was stated that this was because I was “disloyal” Why?, because I reported to the UKIP NEC that racism existed in the EFD Group. I criticised Nigel Farage, leader of the group, for not rejecting these people. My input was later proven to be correct when an Italian Group member ”Mario Borghezio” supported the views of the Norwegian mass murderer and went on to abuse a black Italian lady Government Minister. But I was rewarded by de-selection!

 

I finally resigned from UKIP when Nigel Farage in a Strasbourg MEP meeting explained the legal means (under the UKIP Constitution) by which he was able to rig/change members votes in the candidate selection process, saying that it had already been done in the London Assembly elections. I had also campaigned against the revised UKIP Constitution which allowed this process and effectively gives power to one man. If you need more information about any of the above please ask, as this information is correct. My assistants Jane, Jill, Syd and Paul remain in the Hampton in Arden MEP offices.  0121 333 7737  should you wish to speak.

 

Thus, with no other option, a new party was born in November 2013. AN INDEPENDENCE PARTY with a clear logo (see below) and a clear slogan “UK REFERENDUM and OUT” If you wish to follow party progress please try www.aipmep.org  or if you never again wish to hear from me, please respond by letter or email to aipmep@hotmail.co.uk and I will not darken your door/letterbox again. On 22nd May 2014 AN INDEPENDENCE PARTY will stand in all English and Welsh Constituencies and should you wish to stand in 2014 or in 2015, please send your details. Mike MIKE NATTRASS, AN INDEPENDENCE PARTY MEP Better off out

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Clearly Mike Nattrass has fallen out with Farage, and rightly so, but his endless dithering one minute resigning from Farage’s racist & extremist EFD Group, yet shortly after rejoining to enhance his chances of selection after his outspoken, all be it accurate, attack on Farage had every display of lack of moral fiber.

 

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Clearly Mike Nattrass has little to offer as an MEP and in his two stints to date he has been conspicuous by his inconsequentiality with his relatively limp attempts to address transport issues, his unconvincing efforts to oppose HS2, where he had no clear campaign or strategy being largely reactive to any opportunity to promote himself in the media.

You will note his consideration of the length of chickens’ beaks to have been of consequence and substance.

To be fair his support of Nikki Sinclaire’s petition initiative must surely have helped her obtain some additional signatures, as wi8th the various other MPs & MEPs she marshalled for the campaign that eventually led to her forcing Cameron to hold a debate on the issue of EU membership and eventually promise a referendum, which we now hear he intends to ring fence in law by enactment of The Parliament Act top ensure whoever forms the next Government is bound to hold an In/Out ReferendumWell done Nikki Sinclaire and thanks to the many who, like Mike Nattrass, supported her efforts. Clearly Mike Nattrass invested wisely in the past to get himself elected, frequently fooling the more gullible to believe he was generously financing UKIP!

A measure of just how weak UKIP’s position has become is displayed by their clear lack of a credible MEP candidate in the West Midlands, pleasant and well meaning as their local Parich Councillor Jill Seymour may be she is hopelessly out of her depth as a prospective MEP, now that Nikki Sinclaire will be standing as a candidate for We Demand A Referendum.

The We Demand A Referendum cause which the ill advised Nattrass seeks to piggy back on, using the same concept but only likely to harm the cause.

Presumably the large shuffle of his staff is geared to being able to fund candidates for the upcoming election, in which there is little doubt, with Nattrass’s dithering skills and poor selection of allies

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and his dalliance with the buffoons in the English Democrat Party and the toxic Tillbrook!
Tend to ensures all his candidates are likely to lose their deposits and when you think the bill for paper alone, for election leaflets, is likely to exceed £20,000 if he wishes to hit every home one must wonder at the man’s sanity in what seems to be an ego fueled bitter attack on having been outmaneuvered by Farage and his cult.

Clearly Nattrass is likely to do considerably more harm than good to the EUroSceptic cause as sadly will Farage’s Party with their cheap pandering to an anti immigrant policy from a foundation amongst their associates of undeniable racist extremism.

I also find Nattrass to be not only stupid, as displayed by his rush to the courts to try to use the courts to overturn UKIP’s corrupted constitution and the powers granted to Farage, their star performer, within his own fiefdom.

Not to mention his foolish sabre rattling against The Sunday Times over the article by Daniel Foggo where he drew so much attention to the accuracy of the article about him.

Some may have noticed Nattrass’s denials of involvement in his company Nattrass Giles at a time when his employee (funded as an EU employee) was being found guilty, and sentenced to prison for fraud within the company in which there is every reason to believe Nattrass was embroiled and was, it is fairly reliably rumoured, fined a sum in excess of 6 figures.

That there is credibility in the rumours would seem to be endorsed by the fact that Nattrass has rehired his old employee on his EU payroll, it seems, now that his prison sentence is over – a strange action unless of course he feels indebted!

After the string of poor judgements and foolish decisions by Mike Nattrass I for one hope that he has the good grace to withdraw from the election as he seemingly has little or nothing of merit to offer and he has lost most of his long term staff who at least gave him a semblance of competence.

 

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May he and Joyce enjoy a long and happy retirement as she has surely earned it!
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NONE of these DUTIES has a single British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants. The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING. Every single British Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU’s CAP – In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING towards that goal of unanimity in aim!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we thus leave our children and the future, with shame!
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Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples by the peoples of our Country.

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

 

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The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ released 50 years ago today!

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The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ released 50 years ago today!

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The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ released 50 years ago today!

As was the launch of the first ‘James Bond‘ film with the iconic British flag waving!

Today in 2012 is the inaugural Conference of:
‘We Want A Referendum’ campaign at Westminster Hall!

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Hi,today – Friday 05-Sept-1962 was the day on which the original Beatles line up, before Ringo Starr joined the group, released their first single.

It is the 50th anniversary of the release of Love Me Do:

Today is also the anniversary of the iconic British series of James Bond films with the release of Sean Connery as James Bond in the film ‘Dr. NO
It is also the actual day today of the inagural conference of the new British political party ‘We Demand A Referendum‘ I shall campaign and support the campaign to ‘Let The People Decide‘  based on the FACTS provided by a Royal Commission with no additional commitment to The EU and no further payments until AFTER The IN / OUT Referendum is held with equal funding and equal media coverage for both sides and absolutely NO interference from corrupt external sources such as The EU and its puppets.I shall campaign and support a NO vote launched today since it is the 50th. anniversary of Doctor NO let us hope when we Leave-The-EU it will prove as great a success as James Bond!

Good luck to Nikki Sinclaire and her team in their campaign for a referendum – just as with The Beatles 50 years ago – who would have expected such a huge success – I did when I bought my copy of the 45rpm single Love Me Do with ‘PS I Love You’ on the flip side, on the day it was released in Germany where I lived at the time or back at school in Bristol, which I can’t remember as I was 16 and much has happened since!

I do well remember that at the time I was vehemently opposed to Britain ever joining the then EEC (EUropaische Wirtschaft Gemeinschaft!)

Today I’m looking forward to the start of something big that 50 years on will be seen as the great turning point in British history when the people of Britain started to stand on their own feet once more with the determination to excerciswe their fundamental human right of ‘Self Determination‘ sickened by the betrayal of their Country, their ancestors, their descendants and themselves by their low caliber self serving, self enriching politicial elite and their corrupt Civil Servants and State Broadcasters.

The new Movement has been launched as a political party not to gain seats but to comply with Electoral Commission law and gain influence and today with almost 1/4 Million signatures and a House of Commons debate already achieved having only launched the movement formally just a couple of weeks ago to get anything over 100 to attend their inagural conference at Westminster Hall will be a great step forward today.

 

Already Nikki Sinclaire has been on radio today promoting her team and their aims.

I hope all goes well for them and their genuine supporters – there will of course be many who after years of being paid £Millions to achieve this great step will be embarrassed at their total failure to deliver who will snipe and detract from the achievement and seek every way they can to denigrate it just as there will be many a ‘band wagon’ jumper trying to pretend it is their achievement just as UKIP leadership did as they paraded up and down outside Parliament at Westminster whilst the debate Team Sinclaire had achieved went on inside!

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‘WE DEMAND A REFERENDUM’ – Inaugural Conference

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‘WE DEMAND A REFERENDUM’ – Inaugural Conference!
THIS FRIDAY!

at: The Westminster Hall!

Info: from CLICK HERE & ALSO HERE

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We Demand A Referendum is pleased to announce its inaugural conference at Central Hall Westminster.

 
(Central Hall, Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, SW1H 9NH)
 
 
 
The conference will be held on Friday 5th October from 10.30am – 3.30pm
 
Speakers on the day will include the following –
 
Nikki Sinclaire MEP
 
 
Katie Hopkins
 
 
 
George Hargreaves
 
 
Roger Knapman
 
 
 
+ A Guest Speaker
 
Places for this event are limited and we urge anybody who wishes to attend to book by calling the office on
 
0121 359 5933
 
For further information on this event please do not hestitate to contact the team on the above number, or email on info@letthepeopledecide.eu
 
 
Further meetings across the country will be held and announced in due course.

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Let us hope that they have booked the right sized rooms (a very difficult guess!) as they vary in size between over 2,000 and around 30 as I recall – personally I believe anything over 100 attending will be a success, as the organisation has been at relatively short notice and clearly the main parties are frightened of seeing their control to rig a referendum being challenged and are likely to try to sabotage the effort!

Even little UKIP who have shown that they are resoundingly rejected in domestic politics and only seem to have a following in EU protest antics, have been pulling out all the stops to try to sabotage the initiative!

There may be more in attendance than I expect, even The EU can be expected tobe sending spies and delegates to try to undermine this initiative!

Just think howmany €Millions,  of our money as tax payers, and howmany 1,000s of bribes were handed out by EU staffers and those living on EU bribes to try to get votes that The EU wanted in Ireland – against the wishes of the people of Ireland who were resoundingly betrayed by their own self seeking politicians!

Consider how regularly the British people have been lied to by their own politicians – Cameron, Heath, Rippon, Clegg, Farage, Clark and all in between, just to keep their snouts in the troughs on the EU Gravy Train.

Good luck to Team Sinclaire and I look forward to hearing all about the speakers and hope it will be videoed for those of us who can’t get there.

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Gary Cartwright on UKIP’s Incompetence +?

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Minded that Gary Cartwright was a long term UKIP supporter & staff member – now working for The EU on behalf of non attached MEPs including Mike Nattrass, Trevor Coleman & Nikkie Sinclaire who have all refused to follow the corrupt diktat & incompetent leadership of Nigel Farage!

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UKIP: Lack of Joined up Thinking, or Something Else?

 

UKIP never showed much of a propensity for joined up thinking. I well remember: the much vaunted policy paper launches which were embarrassing, with content being so controlled (and redacted) from above, and with the suggestion of unseen hands in the background that I eventually came to agree with Roger Knapman – architect of the 2004 Euro election success – that UKIP should have remained a one issue party.

I note an article on their party website complaining that a recently announced cut in wind energy subsidies is not enough – (complaining about wind energy is the party’s stock in trade). But I also note that in UKIP’s aged and out of date environment and energy policy, the party calls for 50% of Britain’s power to come from nuclear generation. I have no problem with that per se, in fact I contributed to that paper, but does the party not realise the extent to which nuclear energy is subsidised in the UK?

Subsidies for nuclear energy are largely disguised, a matter recently brought up with ministers by backbenchers in the Commons. For example: limitation of liabilities, underwriting of insurance costs, subsidising waste disposal, and most importantly providing institutional support for the concept of nuclear energy. Other areas of concern have been identified.

UKIP states in the article I refer to above that “The whole wind farm industry is a con and is not viable without subsidies. It is wrong that the taxpayer should be paying to keep afloat private businesses, often based abroad,…”

British energy, which operates nuclear plants, came close to bankruptcy in 2004, and was saved by, guess what, a government subsidy of £3billion. France’s EDF now owns 80% of British Energy.

Do you see what I mean about lack of joined up thinking?

But as regards UKIP’s position, we have to ask if it is indeed lack of joined up thinking, or is it those aforementioned unseen hands in the backgroung that are responsible for the lack of consistency, at least in this policy area? I personally suspect the latter.

 
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Hi,

isn’t it possibly just The Farage Party jumping on yet another shodily researched & crassly amateurly presented ‘Band Wagon’?

It becomes ever clearer that UKIP has become part of the problem – sustained by a claque of self interested hopefulls, willing to bully, abuse and lie to advance their own chances of enrichment & glory.

UKIP can not cite a single achievement of any consequence towards the aim of Leave-The-EU since 2004 & before that its only real achievement was Roger Knapman leading the party to 12 MEPs (helped by Nigel Farage having lied to Killroy Silk to get him on board & dumped David Lott to ride on the popularity & achievements of Ashley Mote with whom he arbitrarily replaced him – both of whom he stabbed in the back at the first opportunity, standing by his other protege the criminal Tom Wise who gave him some of the stolen money to settle his debts!).

12 MEPs, huge opportunities & huge amounts of money squandered to turn it into The Farage Party, with Farage given near dictatorial powers & falling out with 1/3rd of his own MEPs as he put in place staff who were indebted to him personally for their jobs, thereby ensuring a cabal of protection from willing nebishes!

IF Farage Quit has he so damaged the brand as to ensure it would wither & die, as clearly there is no one of consequence to take over nor any staff or officers of integrity with any morality or integrity. The MEPs collude in silence over the undeniable corruption either in fear of Farage or pure self interested greed – mostly happy to feed on the bribes tolerating or in some cases actively promoting race hatred, religious bigotry, anti homosexuality, nepotism and the trappings of delusional importance.

Farage built the party, helping others who were leaders, in turning it into The Farage Party for lack of ANYONE of probity, competence, gravitas or ability; has he destroyed the very vehicle that has enriched him, after his catastrophic failure in The City before he became a career politician?

It does seem that part of UKIP’s lack of joined up thinking has led to it being a one man band & irrelevant in the cause of Leave-The-EU moving between ‘BandWagon’ jumping, foolish stunts & crassly amateur low grade or even bad publicity!

It is sad to see the party & ideals I supported destroyed & as Gary Cartright implies, there is still an outside chance it could be ‘cleaned-up’ and made Fit for Purpose.

As to this latest ‘Band Wagon’ it is self evident that ONLY via Nuclear energy can Britain ever hope to supply its energy needs and surely it is better to subsidise success than the profits of the con artists with their ugly and ultimately effectively useless windmills. 

I have no problem with subsidy of British supplied British needs – currently we grossly subsidise The EU scam at the rate of £50Billion a day at a current cost of £750 each per annum! How can it be sensible to fund and or subsidise call centers in India & The Phillipines and French suppliers of energy and water whilst subsidies to continental farmers put our bovine interests out of business our pig farmers under Danish ownership and our egg producers at a disadvantage.

Perhaps The Farage Party could be tempted to ‘clean-up’ and start to deliver having achieved absolutely nothing since 2004 save ride the ‘Band Wagon’ of the public’s increasing awareness of the catastrophic nature of membership of The EU – no part of that increase in awareness can UKIP claim as The Farage Party did not even oppose The Lisbon Treaty nor provide literature or trained people to deliver the message – they just don’t do ‘joined up thinking’.

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Hi,

I also thought this posting of Gary Cartwright’s was interesting minded that he WAS a long term supporter of UKIP and WAS employed by UKIP:
http://gary-brusselsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/whats-in-word.html

Obviously he has made many other comments on UKIP!

I understand that Gary Cartwright is currently NOT employed by UKIP or any UKIP MEP past or present but is directly employed by The EU on behalf of The Non Assigned Independent MEPs and has been assigned, no doubt for convenience of language and association with their aims to Leave-The-EU to Trevor Colman & Mike Nattrass who have rejected the leadership of Farage and membership of his squalid money making machine The EFD and also is assigned to Nikki Sinclaire MEP who rejected working with Farage’s racist, xenophobic, anti Jewish, anti homosexual, anti Muslim Reformist Nationalist self interest group in The EU.

There are some who claim she was thrown out of UKIP subsequently as she is both openly homosexual and also a patriotic withdrawalist with ideas (viz: her Referendum Petition with which she forced Parliament to hold a full debate on Leave-The-EU).

There is no doubt Nikki Sinclaire’s determination to be transparent and act with integrity & probity investing a substantial amount of her own money in the Leave-The-EU cause has proved embarrassing for the corrupt self serving MEPs in UKIP’s Group.

We note for instance David Bannerman who consistently lies and misleads has been only too willing to hop from party to party out of self interest and can be trusted as far as one could kick him, having openly stated that if he could get a script adopted (read) in Hollywood he would leave politics AND Britain immediately!

OR Gerard Batten who besides enriching his family uses UKIP to produce and distribute his vile overt racists incitements, particularly regarding Islam, in defence of his own chosen superstitions and religious cult.

OR Nigel Farage who pays his wife £30K a year for her services and banks beyond the reach of the British tax man ‘little people’ have to fund with complex trusts, such as The Farage Educational Trust in The Isle of Man etc.

OR Gerard Batten with his employment of family members and apparent failure to clearly differentiate between his other money making enterprises and his duties as an MEP. OR his abuse of elected office when arrested copulating with a black prostitute on the bonnet of a car in a public street using his elected office as shelter claiming diplomatic imunity etc. etc.

Read the rest of my blogs for many many more examples and the factual evidence to back them.

IF you foolishly believe I am ion any way paid to acquit what I consider to be my patriotic duty in exposing corruption on the public purse – please do not judge me by your values! As to the veracity of my blogs see CLICK HERE

Let us not forget it was Sinclaire who first published her full accounts auditted on line; it would seem as a result all sorts of false allegations have been made against her – leading at this stage to a West Midlands Police investigation which seems to center on John Ison, her very much ex manager who had responsibility for her accounts when Nigel Farage controlled them and whether he set out to corrupt them deliberately to mislead the police and whether he acted in collusion with Nigel Farage or his agents.

It does seem farcical to claim or believe that an MEP might be guilty of fraud yet invested considerably more of their own money than the ‘claimed’ fraud.

Sadly I incline to agree with Gary Cartwright in his implications that UKIP is so befouled and corrupted it is unlikely to be fixable with Farage in situe and I incline to believe his destruction of the party for his own gain has reduced it to an irrelevance as clearly there is no one of stature or competence in the leadership team or on the staff – There can not be as without exception they have colluded in the corruption as not one can claim to have spoken out against it.

Read Gary Cartwright’s blog – check out the FACTS on The Junius Blog and at:
htt://UKIP-vs-EUkip.com
see what a huge array of talent has been driven away:
https://ukip-vs-eukip.com/ukip-members-quit

Then read the comments of people like Dr. Eric Edmond, Dr Richard North and juxtaposition that with the dishonesty, outright lies and criminal behaviour of the likes of Mick McGough, Gerard Batten, Derek Clark, David Bannerman, Stuart Parr, Godfrey Bloom, Stuart Agnew and their ilk – not to mention a host of Farage sock puppets on and off of his staff with silly names to hide their lies behind.

It would be nice to think that the party people like Gary Cartwright, Niall Warry, the Junius posters, myself, Nikki Sinclaire, Petrina Holdsworth, Dr. Edmond, Dr. Abbott, myself and so many others once supported could be revivified but sadly the greed and personal agendas & ambition of the sordid clique leading UKIP and its claque will fight tooth and nail to hang onto their bloated income stream.

But we can but try – until an organisation of probity, vision, competence and gravitas is able to step up to the plate to lead Britain to Leave-The-EU – preferably before its collapse as then it can be done in an orderly manner unlike the rout in Iran and the idiocy and failure in Afghanistan that reflects British political elite of today!

Regards,
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Conservative Home Over Eggs the UKIP threat …

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Conservative Home Over Eggs the UKIP threat …
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Conservative Home Over Eggs the UKIP threat as clearly UKIP have proved themselves to be unfit for purpose – ANY purpose other than perhaps in aiding The EU to undermine the credibility of a EUroSceptic cause in these United kingdoms!

As a EUroRealist I find UKIP represents absolutely no British values which I would espouse to with its self serving, self enriching, racially and religiously intolerant clique in leadership bribing a claque of supporters to keep them on the Gravy Train!

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Hi,
there is a relatively interesting comment about UKIP and the polls (makes a change from Roger Knapman UKIP & The Poles!) which I have reproduced from Conservative Home where is you wish to read all comments you can read on the internet.

Cameron’s ratings have collapsed, UKIP could cost the Tories 30 seats… but there is SOME good news in the opinion polls

By Tim Montgomerie
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I won’t comment here on the biggest poll of the weekend – over at Majority Conservatism Paul Goodman provides a comprehensive review of Lord Ashcroft’s mega poll on the political attitudes of ethnic minority Britons.

Cameron-Opinion-Poll

The more regular opinion polls are not good for the Conservative Party. I summarise them within today’s newslinks (scroll down this page). In today’s Sunday Times (£) Peter Kellner of YouGov makes for gloomy reading:

“The Prime Minister is no longer a clear asset to his party. Immediately before the Budget, 44% thought he was doing well, while 49% thought he was doing badly. His net rating, minus 5, was pretty good for a Prime Minister in mid-term. Now his rating is minus 31 (well 32%, badly 63%). Only Gordon Brown can match such a collapse in popularity, when he scrapped plans to hold a snap election in October 2007. It is not a happy precedent.”

Here’s how respondents to the latest YouGov poll rate Cameron (PDF):

  • 42% see the PM as competent, 47% as incompetent (-5%);
  • 41% see him as strong and 44% as weak (-3%);
  • 42% as likeable and 46% as dislikeable (-4%);
  • 39% say he’s in control of his government and 47% say not (-8%);
  • 23% see him as in touch, 69% as out-of-touch (-46%);
76% say Cameron doesn’t understand how ordinary people live and most of this group say it’s because of his privileged background (50%) rather than other factors (26%).UKIPMr Kellner focuses on the threat that UKIP poses to the Tories. Noting that, as of today, UKIP is 10% in the latest YouGov survey and 1.4 million former Tories have transferred to the party, he proposes a scenario where they could “crucify” the Tories:

“Suppose the economy continues in the doldrums. Suppose Cameron’s ratings stay on the floor. In 2014, a year before the next general election, Europe’s voters will decide who represents them in the European Parliament. Voting will take place under a proportional system that helps smaller parties – and the anti-EU UKIP most of all. Last time, in 2009, it came second, ahead of Labour. Unless the Tories recover, I would not bet heavily against UKIP topping the poll in 2014, or coming close… UKIP would have the credibility it has always craved. Under our first-past-the-post system for electing MPs, it might end up with too few votes to win many seats for itself – but quite enough to scupper the Tories. Suppose it wins over just 2,000-3,000 unhappy Tories in each of the key marginals. This kind of division on the Right would be enough to cost Cameron up to thirty seats, and hand victory to Ed Miliband. If the shift to UKIP is much greater, Labour could win by a landslide.”

The YouGov survey isn’t ALL bad for the Conservatives, however:

  • By 36% to 28% David Cameron and George Osborne are more trusted to run the economy than Ed Miliband and Ed Balls;
  • By 54% to 27% voters accept that “big” spending cuts are necessary and would be being implemented whoever was in power;
  • Only 32% blame the current government for the double dip recession – 29% blame global factors including the Eurozone, 17% blame the last Labour government’s legacy and 10% blame the banks for not lending enough. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

To which I have responded:
Hi,

mid term polls are ALWAYS staggeringly unreliable & as Neil Kinnock will tell you they ain’t much use at elections either!

One huge benefit of pollsters is they carry the clout with politicians with their perceived power to get their odious wives jobs way beyond their experience or ability.

Now let us consider the polls of the last few days where Cameron has fared ill – it is all very well to see him denounced and denigrated but with no credible alternative whatever the polls say is absolutely irrelevance.!

Then of course there is the myth of UKIP that pops up like a bad smell whenever someone wants to have a pop at one of the two political parties that ARE British politics.

For all UKIP’s 10% this weekend let us not forget their track record when despite having been at 15% some time ago they have a record of serial failure in domestic politics.

Consider that ina one horse race their leader came a resounding THIRD beated by an independent of little merit and less known, despite his wearing of a dolphin outfit!!

UKIP has NEVER done well in ANY domestic election and despite th3ere being some 19,500 seats available by election in Britain you will note UKIP has NEVER held one of any note and currently has less than 30 on district councils or above (including  MEPs)!

I wonder if it is their association with some of the most vile extremists in EU politics in their EFD Group which harbours, racists, anti Jewish, anti homosexual, Holocaust deniers and advocates of violence as a political tool!

The cyber stalking, low grade abuse by members of its NEC and staff may well show what they would be like in any authority as with their serial corruption and dishonesty which are well documented.

It has been shown that a part of its leadership policy is to lie to its members to cover-up for its misdemeanours and crimes as with Derek Clark MEP and Nigel Farage it is also well documented that Gerard Batten MEP is all too willing to abuse his position and waste Police time to seek to suppress free speech and discussion of his overt antipathy to Muslims which borders on incitement to race hate based upon his own superstitions and fears and that he has also obtained a gagging order to prevent the goings on in Courty where he is facing the Court on issues of racial discrimination etc. we are given to understand.

Then again it may well mitigate against UKIP that one of Farage’s ‘friends’ was drunk in an MPs flat and stole his Blackberry, correspondence and House of Commons Pass, then we have the turncoat Tory Bursnell advocating witholding the vote from the unemployed and supported by Alexandra Swann an ex Tory now acting on Roger Helmer’s staff (I’ll bet the Tories were glad to see the back of these misfits!

I wonder do the pollsters foment results to suit the BBC agenda as we are all well aware of just how useful an ent6ertainer Nigel Farage has become – would that UKIP could find a leader with ability beyond that of stunts and childish outbursts!

It is a tragedy, for those of us who are implacably opposed to being vassals of The EU betrayed by our politicians and civil service (for their own gain) that UKIP has become so befouled as to be unfit for purpose, particularly when the LibLabCon are marching to the same tune backed by a corrupt and simpering BBC andf much of the media who have become to fat and over blown to represent any view other than that which feeds them the most public money from the lowest grade of political class for many generations.

They say a Government is at its best with a strong opposition – little wonder the present government requires the shibboleth of the mythical threat of UKIP rattled at them by the pollsters to even show signs of waking up!

UKIP is no threat to politicians of any stature as they lack ANY gravitas or competence – Well perhaps they are then a threat to the sad spectacle of those we see bickering like children in Parliament!

We are clearly bereft of leadership in the LibLabUKIPCon and since it is not leadership we want but sound representation our position as a Country is unsurprisingly calamitous bankrupt in all but name by 13 unlucky years of economic illiteracy and self enriching betrayal we now find ourselves with unconvincing Hooray Henrys for Governance as our industry is syphoned off by our EUropean enemies.

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John PETLEY of UKFirst & UKIP seeks approval!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/01/2010

John PETLEY of UKFirst & UKIP seeks approval!

Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

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

John PETLEY of UKFirst & UKIP seeks approval!


In the form of a denunciation and expose of his colleagues in UKIP to the then titular leader Malcolm Lord Pearson acting as a stand in for Nigel Farage!

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Hi,
you may well find this essay on UKIP by the somewhat strange John Petley, who to be fair sees almost all that he does, it seems, from the perspective of his personal belief in how valuable is his intellect and how he should be exceedingly well remunerated, and along side this an extremist and evangelical base for his superstitions as a self proclaimed Christian!Interestingly, when he failed to reach the levels of personal importance and income he believed he was worth he rather self importantly decamped to help form an alternative political party.

John Petley was one of the early members and thus founders and organisers of The UKFirstParty CLICK HERE
John Petley managed and largely wrote the web site for UKFP, but after the election when it became clear UKFP were not going to make the breakthrough they had hoped John Petley set out to ingratiate himself with  the politically incompetent UKIP leadership and wasreintegrated into UKIP and became a key member of Prof. Tim Congdon’s staff on what I understand is a grossly over generous remuneration, but you must judge for yoursel his worth and loyalty when you read the following text:

For Lord Pearson – My time working for UKIP in Brussels and other things.

 

By John Petley

An Essay in the following 10 sections:

01.   Introduction

02.   The Farage problem – a personal perspective on a flawed personality

03.   Playing on innocence

04.   The Brussels disaster as I saw it from 2006 to 2008.

05.   An unconvincing domestic agenda.

06.   Professionalisng the Party?

07.   NEC problems and other structural failings.

08.   Financial problems

09.   So this is why I left 

10.   An unexpected opportunity

Introduction

I joined UKIP in 2001, having never before been a member of a political party. I lived in Hailsham, East Sussex at the time, and joined the Wealden Branch. I spoke for the party at three meetings during the 2004 European Parliamentary Campaign when we could not find two MEP candidates. On the strength of these performances, I found myself invited to become the PPC for Lewes in the 2005 General Election. During the campaign, I became acquainted with John Harvey, one of UKIP’s founder members who lives in a village just outside Lewes. I had been looking for a change of career after some 20 years in IT and asked if there was any chance of working for UKIP. John spoke to Nigel Farage, who in turn spoke to his then senior researcher Adrian Muldrew who asked me to produce a piece of research to test my suitability to join the team in Brussels. Both Adrian and the then head of staff, Heather Conyngham, liked what they read. I was invited out to Brussels for a day to be interviewed by Nigel Farage and David Lott in November 2005, and started work in Brussels in January 2006. By this time, my wife and I had moved to Herstmonceux, only three miles from Hailsham, but in the Bexhill & Battle constituency. I moved my membership to this branch, and indeed could well have ended up the PPC for them had I not had the problems outlined below.   

 

The Farage problem – a personal perspective on a flawed personality

 

Many past and present UKIPpers started off initially impressed with Nigel Farage. My personal route from awe to disgust of the man is in a sense unique, but in other ways not untypical of what so many past and present UKIPpers have gone through. The first high profile UKIP speaker I heard was Jeffrey Titford, at a Democracy Movement meeting in St. Leonards, East Sussex about two years after I first joined the party. Jeffrey seemed to be talking sense, and I was reasonably impressed. On mentioning this to members of the branch in the area (Bexhill & Battle), the response from I received was, “Wait until you’ve heard Nigel Farage.” I was able to hear him a few months later in nearby Bexhill, and found his direct, hard-hitting style quite exciting and refreshing  – a contrast from most politicians in the three established parties. When criticism of Roger Knapman began to surface following the triumphs in the 2004 European Parliamentary elections, I picked up the feeling that many members at the time wanted to replace him not with Kilroy but with Nigel, feeling that a dynamic young leader would restore the momentum that we seemed to be losing. I would never have supported the removal of Roger. I felt that he was underestimated by the membership. (and having subsequently got to know him through working in Brussels, I believe this assessment was correct.) However, looking to when his term of office was to end, I would then have supported Nigel for leader.  He seemed the rising star – the obvious heir apparent.           

 

Amidst all the adulation, the first criticism I first heard of Nigel was at a UKIP SE activists’ meeting from a member of a branch from Kent, who said he had a big ego. Until this point, the only negative thing I had heard about him was that he had not denied visiting a brothel in (I think) Athens, although this was only a rumour, and not a reliable source. My contact with him had been quite limited before starting in Brussels. He had struck me as “rather a lad” who liked his booze and fags, but I knew that I should not expect a politician necessarily to adhere to my Christian standards. I was looking forward to getting to know him better when I started my new job in Brussels, and felt rather in awe of him. 

 

Within a couple of months, my view of him had begun to change. There were several reasons for this. Firstly, when he came to be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of my local UKIP Branch, Bexhill and Battle, his speech was disappointing. It was all about himself, and was a regurgitation of anecdotes I had heard before.  Secondly, there were further rumours of his sexual impropriety, including that he was having an affair with Annabelle Fuller, one of my colleagues in Brussels at the time, who subsequently achieved such notoriety in the UKIP press office and subsequently with the posting of John West’s interview. More serious was the fact that cronyism rather than competence seemed to be what counted. Brussels was very much Nigel’s empire, as he had been there as an MEP since 1999, was head of the UKIP delegation and co-president of the Ind Dem group. He had considerable say in who joined the staff, and what their roles were to be. Adrian Muldrew was complaining repeatedly about the low quality of work produced by two of the staff – one being Annabelle Fuller and the other Steve Reed, his current office assistant of whom more anon. David Lott, Chief of Staff and very much Nigel’s man, refused to take any action, and actually turned against Adrian. This seemed very odd. as I had been taken on ostensibly as part of a move to “professionalise” the party. I have only ever seen one piece of Annabelle’s work. I was looking at Flat Tax at the time, and she e-mailed me a document she had written saying “I am rather proud of this”. It talked about the 19th Century economist Ricardo. It looked to me as though most of it had been cut & pasted. It went into no great depth, and considering Annabelle was based in John Whittaker’s assistant’s office at the time, it hardly suggested she was a great force in the field of economics. I could have written as good if not better, and my degree was in music.  

 

At this time, I first heard about the questions being asked about the South East region accounts. Another colleague of mine told me that he would never give any money to a general UKIP appeal because he had no confidence where the money would end up.

 

Although shocked by all this, I took the Biblical attitude of not wanting to believe an accusation unless there were two or three witnesses, I didn’t have to wait long for further evidence. A chance conversation with Heather Conyngham, who was still working out in Brussels for the first month I was there even though David Lott had now taken over, confirmed the essence of what I had been hearing, and added that Nigel had been a factor in every major UKIP bust-up since the departure of Alan Sked.

 

By the summer recess of 2006, a mere seven months since coming out to Brussels, I was now firmly of the opinion that Nigel Farage was a liability to the party. I heard from a colleague about a conversation between Farage and Gerard Batten shortly before the Bromley by-election. It transpired that Farage had discussed a deal with the Tories whereby if they selected the Eurosceptic but not withdrawalist MEP Syed Kamall as their candidate, UKIP would not put up a candidate. On hearing of this, Gerard was incensed and said, “If you don’t stand, I will.” As it happened, the Tories chose Bob Neill, and with Gerard being the ultra-loyalist that he is, he chose not to leak this out. Nigel then announced at a big UKIP meeting the following weekend about how excited he was at being able to contest another by-election. Most people cheered. I was livid.

 

I did not vote for him as party leader, but for a while it seemed that I would have to swallow my misgivings, as in the first few months of the Farage leadership, the party acquired two Lords, then the economist Tim Congdon and several other significant Eurosceptics. A year later, I was to discover from some statistics produced by the late Piers Merchant that this new sense of hope in the party was not matched by the opinion polls. UKIP  slumped to below 1%, and the start of the slump coincided with Farage’s election as leader.   

 

I had heard of Farage’s habitual lying from other people, but had first hand evidence of it when David Abbott’s  $100 donation to a BNP support group in America was blown up in the national media in March 2007 simply because of David’s criticism of Nigel’s leadership. Before standing for the NEC, David came quite clean about this donation. He did not want to stand for office if it would compromise him. Being so insignificant a sum, a one-off and inadvertent, Nigel and others said it was not a problem. However, when David began to start opposing Nigel on the NEC, Nigel deliberately leaked this out to he press and made it out that David had been seriously involved with the BNP. When I challenged Nigel, saying that either he or Mark Croucher were ill-advised to have done this, his reply was “Neither I nor Croucher contacted the Press.” The Press had also spoken to a person I know who has held senior office in the party about the David Abbott business, and this person told me that when the reporter concerned rang up, he said, “I’ve just been speaking to Mark Croucher.”

   

Perhaps I should add that this exchange occurred when Nigel summoned me into his office and questioned me about my friendship with Adrian Muldrew. Adrian was by now absolutely persona non grata with Nigel, but a few months earlier, Adrian had kindly offered me a home for a couple of weeks when there had been a temporary delay in moving into new accommodation in Brussels. I had left Adrian’s house quite a while before my interview with Nigel, but what business was it of his anyway?     

 

Being summoned into Nigel’s office was by now an ordeal which I dreaded. I had to summon up my best acting skills and always stared him straight in the eye. He often shuffled his legs up and down under the table – a sure sign that he wasn’t comfortable either. Some times, it was nothing to worry about, and he was usually pleased with he research I did for him. However, once he came into my office and ranted at me because I had contacted Mike Nattrass (whose assistant I was for a while) about a dubious amendment to a piece of Parliamentary legislation put forward at Committee stage by Jens-Peter Bonde, Ind Dem Co-president, in the name of the group. Adrian had spotted this and said that UKIP MEP’s couldn’t support it, as it was giving more power to the EU (I can’t remember the exact details beyond this) I thought I had better tell Mike, and Mike must have contacted Nigel, who then stormed in and said, “But we always vote against this in Plenary.” I guess Nigel knew I wasn’t happy with UKIP MEP’s being in Ind Dem.

 

On the subject of lying, Farage claimed that Tom Wise had been expelled from the party. This is not true. Tom had the UKIP whip withdrawn from him when it was known he was under investigation, but Tom remained a UKIP member until he let his membership lapse in 2009. He was even contacted asking if he would give money towards the 2009 European Election campaign.

 

It was not just over Ind Dem that I disagreed with Nigel’s policy. He spoke at Hastings in November 2005 and said something on the lines of, “Well, UKIP isn’t getting much exposure because the EU isn’t in the news much now, but just wait- it’ll be back on the agenda.” He was proved right with a vengeance when the failed Constitution metamorphosised into the Lisbon Treaty, but he singularly missed the opportunity to put UKIP at the head of the campaign to oppose it. It was always going to be a tough battle to stop the treaty, but it would have put the party back in the consciousness of the electorate. Instead, it was left to an ordinary Party member to launch the “Parish Polls” initiative. On the day of the mass lobby of the House of Commons, Farage was in Brussels. I know, because I heard his voice in the corridor outside my office. This missed opportunity, for which he must take the blame, must represent UKIP’s biggest political mistake in its entire history.  

 

I had the task for the last year of answering difficult e-mails sent to Head Office in Newton Abbot. I always took the party line, even if I was personally uncomfortable with it, such as over Nigel’s defiance of the Parliament’s smoking ban and support for pro-smoking groups. Only once, when I was forwarded a query about Derek Clark signing Ind Dem’s “Bucharest declaration” on UKIP’s behalf with its support for subsidiarity and CAP reform did I deviate from this rule, and simply passed it to Ind Dem enthusiast Gawain Towler to answer. I felt this e-mail was a poisoned chalice. If I took the party line, not only would it sit uneasily with my conscience, but it could be held against me if at a later date (as I hoped) UKIP would renounce Ind Dem. However, if I had said what I felt – that I agreed with the e-mail, that the signing was a mistake and that UKIP’s MEP’s should not be in Ind Dem – Nigel would have gone ballistic if he had found out. Fortunately, Gawain never followed up my reasons for passing this e-mail on, so I lived to fight another day. Another lie was perpetrated in Nigel’s name about this: when party members rang up the South East Regional office in anger about the Bucharest declaration, they wee told it was nothing to do with Nigel. Only when it became apparent that too many copies of the e-mail proving he had a hand in its wording (I still have a copy at home) did the line change. 

 

By the summer of 2007, I felt that I was living on borrowed time. In many ways, I am amazed I lasted so long. I ensured that no-one was around when I rang any known opponents of Farage in the UK, and he never knew just who I knew. I always kept my office door closed, and fortunately, the enthusiasm of Farage and his cronies to go off most evenings drinking in O’Farrell’s (the Irish pub very near to the Parliament building) meant I had some privacy.    

 

By this time, staff and MEP’s were split down the middle. Farage supporters, notably Gawain and the odious Aurelie Laloux (Jeffrey Titford’s assistant) held the senior positions among the staff. When Aurelie went off for maternity leave, things improved somewhat, but her return signalled the start of three awful months. The atmosphere in the office from February 2008 to my departure in April gave me an inkling of what it must have been like to live in the Soviet Union – You were always watching your back and every pair of footsteps outside the office door made you feel uneasy. So bizarre that fellow-withdrawalists should be the cause of such a poisonous atmosphere. I have to say that in over two years working in Brussels, I had no animosity from the “nasty” EU. UKIP staff were treated fairly.

 

My dismissal shows the utterly devious nature of Farage. He was not directly involved, but his fingerprints are all over it. It all began on Monday 7th April 2008 after Roger Knapman’s “Stop the Treaty” conference in Bristol the previous Saturday which I had gone to. When I got back to Brussels, I tried to access my parliamentary e-mail account, but was unable to do so. I entered the password about 10 times, but was repeatedly blocked. I know that I did not type in my password incorrectly. Having worked in IT before going into research, I knew hacking when I saw it. The hacker had, fortunately, failed to guess my password, but had locked me out. I spoke to Oumar Dombouya, the man delegated to manage IT affairs for Ind Dem. He re-set my password and set a monitoring facility on my account, as Adrian had had a similar problem, and suspected hacking.

 

On Thursday afternoon (10th April), Graham Booth came into my office with a print-out of the names, subjects and dates of the e-mails I had sent in recent weeks. He asked me to print out the contents of four of these. After he had left the office, I looked at a couple of these e-mails on my computer, and as I was doing so, the access to my e-mail account suddenly went down. When I eventually was able to bring up the initial screen and try to sign on, once again, I was locked out, just as I had been the previous Monday.

 

I subsequently discovered that it is within the rules to print out the list (although not the content) of the e-mails sent by EP staff without asking them. However, I did not know this at the time, and refused to take Booth ‘s word that this was the case or provide him with the content of these e-mails until I could establish the facts. In view of my suspicions about someone trying to tamper with my e-mails, I think this was quite reasonable. However, his response to my refusal my saying that in his eyes, this amounted to a “lack of trust” in me, This was the catch-all phrase that can be used to dismiss staff if you don’t like them but can’t find any good reason for sacking them. I had always got on fairly well with Graham until then, and I know Nigel set him up, because he expressed a very negative opinion of one person to whom these e-mails were sent (a branch chairman in the South East) and when I contacted this individual, he said that he had never had any dealings with Graham. Only Nigel could have singled out this e-mail. 

 

Oumar was very helpful initially to my attempts to find out who had been hacking into my account. He traced it to a UK-registered machine (no surprise!) but could not go any further because of intimidation by Hermann Verheirstraten, a senior member of the Ind Dem secretariat. He subsequently kept his distance from me, simply out of fear.

 

My dismissal was e-mailed to me on Thursday 24th April. This was a Strasbourg plenary, and I was teleworking at the time. Quite honestly, it was a relief not to have to go back to Brussels. It amazed me to hear afterwards from Piers Merchant that Graham Booth had been going round the South West telling people that I (along with Adrian Muldrew and Gary Cartwright) were MI5 spies! Meanwhile, Steve Harris, UKIP’s South East regional organiser, again no doubt mouthing Nigel’s words, has been telling people in the South East that my dismissal was because I was hacking into other people’s e-mails!

 

A statement about this illegal hacking was made to the Belgian police.  I have copies of the documents  at home.  

 

My desire to see Nigel removed permanently from any position of political influence is not a case of sour grapes because he sacked me. He sacked me because I already held this opinion, and I am not very good at hiding my feelings. I remember having a conversation with Roger Knapman outside his office, and saying something about, “the days when we had a decent leader.” At that moment, Nigel came up the corridor. He can’t fail to have heard what I said. 

 

The party has been in the grip of a man who I can only describe as evil. The poison emanating from him has been the main reason why UKIP looked like it was going to go nowhere in the early part of 2009 until Stuart Wheeler’s donation saved the day. Now he is no longer leader, his influence over the party must be brought to an end once and for all. The withdrawalist cause needs a more honourable spokesman to fight its cause. His personal failings, which I have described above, have been coupled with exceedingly poor political judgement and a disastrous policy in Brussels.    

 

Playing on innocence

 

Many of those who joined UKIP, myself included, were new to politics. We could see that being in the EU was not in Britain’s best interests, but did not necessarily combine this piece of wisdom with political discernment. I would guess I am not alone in admitting that at one point, I believed two things I now regard as erroneous – firstly that anything in print that says something bad about the EU must be correct, and secondly that anyone opposed to Britain’s membership of the EU must be a good chap. I will address the first of these mistakes later on. It is the second I want to concentrate on at this point.

 

Nigel’s shrewdness has enabled him to carve out his power base in the party. His relative youth and undoubted eloquence have made him a hero with many party members. Steve Harris once told a meeting at which I was present of a phone call were someone asked him, “When is that young man going to become Prime Minister?” I have no reason to doubt that Steve was telling the truth. It epitomises how Nigel has played on the innocence of many party members. They have not had sufficient experience to spot when his leadership has been poor. He would not have dared depict the dressing up in chicken costumes of three members of staff in Strasbourg on the front of Independence unless he was sure that his adoring fans would think it was a wonderful gesture rather than the appalling schoolboy buffoonery that the rest of the world viewed it as.

 

He has been able to gain total control over UKIP’s media. “You don’t work for the party, you work for me,” he told one employee in the Press Office. That admirable quality of trust which is a feature of so many UKIP members has enabled him to turn the Independence into a very one-sided view of things. UKIP’s decent, loyal members are not aware of the control he has carved out for himself. He has marshalled party opinion behind him by equating opposition to himself with “attempts to destroy the party.” The suppression of dissent is not healthy in a political party. It leads to “yes men” ending up in senior positions – a sure recipe for disaster.

 

The Brussels disaster as I saw it from 2006 to 2008.

 

One blogger recently mocked UKIP by saying how ridiculously inflated the role of an MEP had become in the party. Other parties don’t send out their first XI to Brussels, but being an MEP gives you almost god-like status among some sections of the membership of UKIP.

 

The big point of disagreement I would have with this statement is that UKIP has most definitely NOT sent out its First XI to Brussels. In 2004, Nigel was unable to stop London choosing  Gerard Batten for the No. 1 spot, nor to stop Roger Knapman being elected in the South West. However, his objective of ensuring that he ended up with a team in which he would be the star was in 2004, to a degree, successful. The result was an unmitigated disaster.

 

I have referred to the innocence of many party members. The idea that the MEP lists were manipulated would never have crossed most of our minds back in 2004.  Nigel had to be careful because he had already built up a structure in which the party’s MEP’s would operate, and better to have someone unsuitable but who would not ask questions rather than a competent individual who, besides challenging Nigel’s pre-eminence, might ask too many questions, especially on financial matters. No-one should be allowed to become an MEP if they might query why, for instance, David Lott claimed some €1500 for three nights in Strasbourg! (I have seen a copy of the invoice) I would suspect that even with Piers Merchant having written a report on the 2009 MEP selection process, most members would be unaware of the chicanery that went on.

 

In the five years from 1999 to 2004, he had made the acquaintance of people like Jens-Peter Bonde – a past master at making money out of Euroscepticism. The Ind Dem Group, like its precursor EDD, was a fairly loose coalition of assorted Eurosceptics from both the left and right of the political spectrum who joined together purely for the financial benefit of being in a group. UKIP were the only withdrawalists in this group – a fact that raised eyebrows on several occasions when I mentioned it to party members. Ind Dem encouraged a culture of financial secrecy, and Farage bought into this. I Was told that one French member of staff walked uninvited into the office of  Klo Vangrenderbeek, Ind Dem’s secretary General, and found her counting large numbers of banknotes. She was sacked on the spot. This member of staff’s name  was Genevieve  Locqueville, and I am sure I can find her contact details if you wish to verify the story. All very suspicious.

 

It is not just the financial issues that have contributed to the disaster of UKIP’s MEPs in Brussels – there have been all too many instances of poor, ill-prepared speeches. Graham Booth’s setting himself up as an authority on climate change on the strength of an “O” level in astronomy was an embarrassment. I wrote speeches for some MEP’s and have seen them mutilated and spoilt by the MEP in question. Sometimes, it has been an embarrassment to listen to them in the Plenaries. There were exceptions, notably Roger Knapman, who ensures his speeches are well-written, and Gerard Batten, who always writes his own speeches after careful research. Sadly, however, Godfrey Bloom’s infamous speech in 2004 about women cleaning behind fridges has set an all-too-common precedent.               

 

The press have been all too ready to pounce on bad behaviour by UKIP’s MEP’s. Tom Wise was unfortunate to be duped by an undercover reporter on the subject of MEP’s allowamnces. Nigel was lucky that the occasion when he was so drunk in a bar Strasbourg that he had to be carried out did not receive more coverage than it did.

 

Besides the MEP’s, the staff did not always delivered the goods. All too many of Gawain Towler’s press releases were bad to the point of embarrassment. Gawain was Ind Dem press officer when I worked in Brussels. I remember once being asked once to write a press release. Gawain subsequently edited it and replaced one word with another meaning the exact opposite! While I cannot prove this, I would suspect that some 90% of press releases would have gone straight into the editors’ wastepaper bins. On another occasion, at a meeting of a think tank in Brussels where the guest speaker was Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow of the Heritage Foundation, an American think tank Gawain turned up seriously drunk. He introduced me to this man (I had yet to fall out of favour at this time) but I was acutely embarrassed. Gawain has also admitted to me that he has smoked over 100 joints!

 

Aurelie Laloux is another disaster. She was taken on by UKIP in the 1999-2004 Parliament because of her excellent linguistic skills, as only in 2004 was English placed alongside French in official Parliamentary communications. Her political judgement is less acute, and had led to some very bizarre voting lists being produced which UKIP’s enemies like Labour MEP Richard Corbett have been delighted to publish. When there was a debate on the Lisbon Treaty at Strasbourg in early 2008, the Green group (or was it the Communists?) proposed a “rejection amendment” – i.e. that the treaty should be rejected. Aurelie’s voting list, prepared for UKIP’s MEP’s, did not have us supporting this amendment. She was also responsible for choosing which debates UKIP’s MEP’s will speak in. Her choice was quite bizarre at times, giving the speechwriters (such as myself) the challenge of preparing speeches offering very little opportunity for the MEP to make any telling point, as the debate may have been on something quite obscure – such as updating EU air traffic agreements with countries in North Africa to include the new member states.

 

As for Nigel’s assistant Steve Reed, he deserves a chapter to himself. We will look at him under the heading, “Professionalising the Party?” His voting lists can be a bit bizarre, and unlike  Aurelie, he cannot plead the excuse that he is not working in his mother tongue. 

 

The philosophy is that UKIP must vote against and speak against everything. What happens when the EU proposes something that will actually command widespread popular support, such as the forced reduction in mobile phone roaming charges? Credit where credit was due from the strongly Eurosceptic former DUP MEP Jim Allister, who said, “It makes a pleasant change to welcome a piece of EU legislation. The enforced reduction in mobile roaming charges is good for consumers across Europe.“  However UKIP had to find something negative, such as the fact that the main beneficiaries would be people like MEP’s themsleves who make many international calls on mobile phones. While it is true that the mandate for UKIP’s MEP’s mandate is never to vote in favour of any EU regulation, if there is likely to be strong popular support for individual moves, it is surely better to abstain, or at least keep quiet, and keep the powder dry for the really serious issues.    

 

I have not mentioned the corruption aspects and the ongoing investigations by OLAF – the EU Anti-fraud watchdog – into Ind Dem (including some UKIP MEP’s and staff), but this has done nothing to help the party, and the imprisonment of Tom Wise, four years after Daniel Foggo first revelaed his improprieties, is unlikely to be the only such embarrassment for the Party.  OLAF have been recently making other investigations.   

 

Few UKIP MEP’s have availed themselves of the opportunity to used the Brussels staff for serious research. Gerard Batten is an honourable exception, with the excellent How much does the EU cost Britain?  Booklets, which are produced by the Bruges group and updated each year.  Apart from this, only Tom Wise, whose assistant Gary Cartwright produced a booklet on fisheries, and Roger Knapman, showed any interest in this important area. For seven MEP’s therefore, an excellent opportunity has gone begging. 

 

Hard though it is to say it. the UKIP team, both MEP’s and staff, convey the image of a bungling bunch of amateurs. There are some honourable exceptions, and I have tried to highlight these. I would strongly refute any suggestion that  UKIP’s disaster in Brussels has been because “they knw we don’t like the EU.”  Yes, it is true that the Parliament’s president shows more leniency to pro-EU MEP’s than to UKIP when their speeches overrun. This apart, I would say that the disaster has been self-inflicted and would have been avoidable with a better calibre of both MEP’s and staff. Perhaps the best illustration of the disaster UKIP has turned into is the infamous “Chicken Costume” incident  in Strasbourg two years ago. I can vouch for this being Nigel’s idea. When the three staff members (Gawain Towler, Paul Nuttall and Ralph Atkinson) were escorted from the area near the Hemicycle by the security staff, it led to a very heated but almost surreal press conference, firstly with Gawain (still in his costume minus the chicken head!) and then Nigel, complaining bitterly to the media that the reason we were being treated unfairly in not being allowed to parade around in these outfits was because we opposed the Lisbon Treaty. What noinsense! No wonder the rest of the European Parliament saw UKIP as a bit of a joke.At least no MEP had dressed up, although only because Gary Cartwright and I had been able to work on Joyce Nattrass to persuade her husband not to be a chicken – he had originally volunteered for this ridiculous stunt!      

 

An unconvincing domestic agenda.

 

UKIP has always professed to be a fully-fledged political party. It has produced manifestos which range over a number of domestic issues besides withdrawal from the EU and areas with strong EU links, such as immigration. However, right up to and beyond the 2005 General Election, in spite of the manifesto produced for that occasion, UKIP was perceived not only by the public but by many members as essentially a single-issue party. My experience standing for the party in Lewes at that time was fairly typical – I could articulate the issues relating to the EU pretty well, but put me into a debate where the focus was a domestic issue like education and I was out of my depth. I had read the manifesto, but it really wasn’t much help.

 

In early 2006, when David Bannerman became chairman, things began to change on this front. He launched the “Five Right Things to do” initiative that took UKIP into new territory such as education, law and order and tax. Yes, as mentioned, we had touched on these and other areas in earlier manifestos, but not in the sort of depth now being proposed.

 

It is perhaps hard for me to be objective here, as I did much of the donkey work for the education policy of 2006. David Lott said that it was “the best policy document that UKIP had ever produced.”  It put UKIP in touch with education pressure groups such as the excellent “Campaign for Real Education” and in fact led to the retired probation officer and author David Fraser if not joining the party certainly becoming more sympathetic to it – a real first for the party. Until now, people had only ever joined UKIP over EU-related issues.

 

A few months later, John Whittaker’s Flat Tax policy was launched at a fringe meeting during the 2006 Tory Party conference in Bournemouth. This again strengthened he party’s links with groups like the Taxpayers’ Alliance, who were represented at the launch.       

 

However, these initiatives do not seem to have turned UKIP in the public eye from a single-issue party. The problem is that UKIP hasn’t been able to take ownership of this ground. Its dabbling in domestic politics has not been convincing. Part of the problem is having had a leader with no ability to speak convincingly and informedly on domestic issues. He has little interest in the minutiae of domestic policy and has never really allowed decent spokesmen their head. The person he did delegate policy work to, Bannerman, never succeeded in achieving a policy launch having anything like the profile of the Flat Tax announcement.  Bannerman’s competence is questionable. His chairmanship of the Bow Group is one of few features about his life not in dispute. How someone with this supposed breadth of policy experience, particularly in the field of transport can propose electrifying a line which was closed 41 years ago beats me!  I can vouch for the fact that this proposal was included in the first draft of the UKIP transport policy document.  

 

These policy initiatives have failed to change either the public perception of UKIP nor the thinking of some party members. Two years on from my struggles in Lewes, I was seconded to help out with the Sedgefield by-election, and for all my enthusiasm to ensure our candidate was well briefed on domestic policies, he just kept going back to the EU all the time. The UKIP  candidates in the 2010 General Election will largely be in the same position, unless drastic steps are taken very shortly . If the candidates are not confident with a broader agenda, how can the electorate be convinced that UKIP is more than just a single-issue party? 

 

Professionalisng the Party?

 

The second catchphrase in early 2006 alongside “Five Right Things to do” was “Professionalisng the Party.” I came out to Brussels quite humbled at the thought of being part of this process, seeing as I was a newcomer to political research. Nearly three years on, I cannot seriously believe that Nigel ever had any intention of making UKIP a professional party.

 

We need to go back to Brussels to see how shallow of the talk of “professionalism” is. Nigel’s office assistant out there is Steve (or Andrew) Reed – an individual whom I bear no personal grudge towards, but whose competence is highly dubious, to say the least.

 

Steve is a conspiracy theorist of the most eccentric type. He also writes the most grotesque English and has a serious drink problem.  The net result is this letter, sent out from Nigel’s office in response to correspondence from a member of the public about the situation in Zimbabwe two years ago:-

 

Zimbabwe is certainly a country under siege from the “international community”, whose neo-colonial policies in Africa are thinly disguised as “humanitarian intervention” in conflicts, which it may well have instigated, just as they were in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

So embarrassing was this letter, which also stated that the EU was worse than Zimbabwe, that extracts from it appeared in the Independent newspaper, and was the reason why a hastily-cobbled together “UKIP Statement on Zimbabwe” suddenly appeared on the party’s website. Yet Steve lived to fight another day and to produce this  response to a letter which simply asked the MEP’s to support a written declaration on the setting-up of a Europe-wide register of missing children, following the McCanns’ visit to the European Parliament:-.

 

European coöperation, furthermore, is rather hindered, than helped, by the centralised bureaucracies of the EU, which, by abolishing national frontiers, have made EU-territory a playground for all types of crime, and which, in general, are rather intent on extending their powers than on governing wisely and well.  This is only to be expected of an organisation, which lacks all democratic accountability…Indeed, the only way the huge, multilingual territories of the EU can be governed is by means of a repressive police-state, where every identity, asset and movement is monitored. 

 

I have a collection of other such gems.

 

Steve’s briefing documents for the MEP’s display a similar lack of professionalsim. Instead of sticking to a simple summary of proposed legislation, he likes to have a rant about the EU. That’s not the job of an assistant. Gerard Batten has expressed extreme frustarion over this, but Steve remains in the Farage assistant office!

 

Gawain Towler’s incompetence has laready been mentioned. He has a background in the press, and appears to be widely connected but the quality of his work leaves much to be deisred.

 

Turning to the UK, the bigggest failing has been the total lack of any  program to train party activists. UKIP contains many enthusiastic and committed members who have never been involved in politics before. They have joined because they have read or heard something that has convinced them that Britain should leave the EU. Now while there are good sound reasons for supporting Britain’s withdrawal, there are also all manner of crackpot conspiracy theories doing the rounds, and some party members have regurgitated these in all innocence, believing that anyone saying bad  things about the EU must be telling the truth. A professional party should have been providing education at all levels to ensure that party members are gven the tools to separate fact from fiction. I took the initiative whe I was out in Brussels and produced a little leaflet called the “Mythbuster” to help in this area, and distributed a few copies to people who asked about it. It came about when the West Sussex County Organiser, John Wallace, asked me to check a leflet he was planning to distribute in the county. I was horrrified to see how he had been quoting from the most wacky of conspiracy theorists without any check as to whether there was any reality behind what they were saying. I should not have to take this initiative. It is this sort of thing that has given UKIP something of an image problem – Cameron’s comments about “fruitcakes and loonies” has sometimes been closer to the mark than we would like.

 

The result of this lack of professionalsim is that the party has failed to advance among a key sector of the population. A good few people, possibly some 1/3 of the voting population, have a visceral dislike of the EU and have been easily won over to a withdrawalist position. They may not necessarily be UKIP voters, but they would agree with the overall stance of the party. There are also another significant group, my estimate being a further 1/3 of all voters, who have misgivings about the EU, but are not solidly in the withdrawalist camp. Maybe they have been conned by the propaganda of the three established parties, or perhaps they are still weighing up the arguments. As a generality, these will be serious thinkers. Such people are not going to be convinced by conspiracy theory claptrap, chicken costumes or gimmicky, silly cartoons. Focus groups have painted a picture of UKIP as a negative party, and I would venture that some who voiced this opinion include representatives of this “middle third” that UKIP should be addressing. It will require a positive approach to win these people over, which UKIP has this far failed to make. Sadly, UKIP’s failure to advance among this important section of the electorate has set back the cause of independence by several years.  It is the Taxpayers’ Alliance, who have just produced an excellent book, Ten Years On – Britain without the European Unin – who are really setting the agenda at the moment.

 

NEC problems and other structural failings.

 

The NEC is meant to represent the membership. It has been reduced to rubber-stamping Nigel’s decisions. Whether those on the NEC have been fairly voted into office is another matter – Lisa Duffy, a fairly unknown figure until her elevation to the NEC, apparently received more votes in the 2008 NEC election than Nigel received in the party leadership election two years earlier! Naturally, she has taken the Farage line. Since 2004, the story of the NEC is a procession of well-intentioned members either resigning or being forced out. It is claimed that some NEC members disagree in private with some of the things that Nigel does. All well and good, but they usually voted in support of his suggestions, and failed to support Delroy Young, Dr David Abbott and Dr Eric Edmond who have had the bravery to express their misgivings openly.

 

Another serious structural failing is the inability of the party to remove the leader. In the days of  Kilroy’s membership, the rules were tightened up in this area. The net result is that any initiative to remove Nigel always fell foul of the sheer logistics required to call an egm.

 

At the core of the party is a culture of cronyism and secrecy. During the selection of candidates for the 2009 European Parliamentary elections, the South West wanted the Electoral Commission to handle the selection from start to finish, but this was rejected. The result has been a series of unanswered questions and threatened court action – especially in the Eastern Region whereby Robin Page and John West never appeared on the list and the Farage favourite Bannerman ended up in pole position. The removal of Gregg Beaman  from the No. 1 spot in the North West was also shrouded in controversy. Were the results fiddled even in the South East? One candidate in the South East region sent a delegate to the count, who saw a good number of ballot papers with votes for Farage and Andreasen only. In a straw poll of my local branch committee, not one person said they had voted in this way. It all looks very suspicious, and the official response to these gripes of, “Well, be thankful you’re not a Tory. Their existing MEP’s automatically get the top slots” is just not acceptable. It epitomises the fact that the membership have very little power in the party. The Political Committee is appointed, not chosen. Paul Nutall, the previous chairman was appointed without the NEC being previously consulted. The control of all the official media outlets, including the Independence newsletter, means that real debate is not possible.

 

When the Lechlade Group think-tank was set up, Nigel told the then party General Secretary Geoffrey Kingscott that his first task was to get it closed down. He was initially no more supportive of the widely reported “Parish Poll” campaign, that was set up by an ordinary UKIP member in Dorset.

 

Thanks to the innocence of many party members noted above, UKIP – the party that professes to believe in “bottoms-up” democracy and whose members sing the praises of Switzerland’s political system – became under Nigel Farage the most top-down party in British politics.

 

Financial problems

 

The last subject to be considered is the timebomb of financial scandal ticking away. Some pretty damning data about the Ashford Call Centre has been in the Public domain for a number of years. Activists have pressed for answers and have been fobbed off time after time. 

 

Even small issues suggest that there is something fishy in how money is handled. Why can members not renew their membership by Direct Debit? So simple, so what is the problem?

 

Another odd issue is how UKIP seems to find so much money for big by-elections, especially if Nigel or one of his close associates is the candidate. Money seemed no object in Bromley, 2006 or Sedgefield 2007. What is notable here is how expensive each UKIP vote seems to be. With the different parties’ expenses and votes available on various websites, analysis of UKIP’s performance against other small parties, notably comparing UKIP with the BNP in the Henley by-election, shows that they gain fair more votes per £100 spent than UKIP. UKIP spent £17.056 and received 843 votes. The BNP spent £4,744.06, less that 1/3 of UKIP’s budget, but polled 1,243 votes – over 40% more than UKIP.       

 

So this is why I left

 

A year ago, UKIP looked like it was doomed. Resignations of both ordinary members and high-profile people like Robin Page and Tim Congdon pointed to a party in terminal decline. Even in early 2009 with the European Parliamentary Election a few months away, UKIP’s standing was very low and most UKIP watchers were expecting the party to return 2 or 3 MEPs. A number of us were convinced that scandals, including some of a sexual and financial nature, were going to hit UKIP, focussed especially on Nigel Farage. Not wanting to see the BNP become the main beneficiaries, we set up UK First, trying to learn the lessons from UKIP’s mistakes. We always emphasised that we had nothing against the rank and file UKIP members, only Farage and his little clique. I still keep up with some members of my local branch, and was even rung up by another friend in the Wealden branch just before the leadership election asking for advice on who to vote for!

 

By the time Stuart Wheeler came to UKIP’s rescue, it was too late. We had to stand even though we had not seen the defections we had hoped for, although even in the final days before the election, I was convinced that some scandal was gong to break. Amazingly, even Farage’s admission to Dennis McShane that he claimed £2,000,000 in expenses failed to dent the UKIP vote.     

 An unexpected opportunity

 

The news that Farage was going to resign as leader came as a complete shock. I believe that this can offer one last chance to turn the party round and make it a real force in domestic politics. A strong, credible, well-led UKIP will either force Cameron to concede a referendum or else will be able to collect far larger numbers of Withdrawalist Tories, including MPs than has been the case thus far. I don’t personally mind if UKIP does end up being no more than a group that forces the Tories to take us out of the EU – as long as someone gets us out, I don’t care who.

 

I would re-join UKIP if I could be honourably reinstated by an honourable leadership. I never though I would be saying this, but there is a chance. However, I believe that if UKIP is to have a serious future, serious changes need to take place. Looking firstly at Brussels:-

 

1)      UKIP MEPs should not be part of a political group or any Pan-European party. Roger Knapman and Tom Wise proved that you do not need to be in a group to get decent allowances to employ staff and produce literature. While it is possible that some seats in 2014 may be reserved for Pan European parties, this is a smokescreen for getting more money. If UKIP does its stuff, we will not need to contest the 2014 elections – we could be a free country by then. UKJIP’s MEPs are elkected to do themselves out of a job. If the MEPs are non-attached, they can publish material saying UKIP rather than the name of the group.

2)      UKIP MEPs should not get involved in committees and should only go out to Brussels or Strasbourg when something of national importance is being debated. Withdrawing from a group mean they don’t have to go out in the group weeks either. The battle for independence  will be won or lost in the UK. That is where the MEPs should spend most of their time, even if it means less in expenses.

3)      Regional and Head Office staff must be paid not out of MEPs’ budgets. Quite apart from the fact that this policy is in blatant breach of EU rules and is likely to come back to haunt the 2004-9 MEPs, it has been one factor in giving the MEPs too much power over the party. I gather that shortly after the 2004 triumph, Nigel was asked about looking for supporters in the City for funds. Nigel turned this idea down, but it would have made regional staff more independent and less in the pockets of MEPs.

4)      MEPs can legitimately use staff for research, but as mentioned above, they have largely failed to do so. Although Lee Rotherham’s Ten Years On book is excellent, it is not the last word. A detailed study should be produced of what exactly would be involved in our actually leaving the EU – i.e. what we would have to change, what EU laws are sensible. The better the road map that can be produced, the more  easly the argument for withdrawal can be won.  

5)      Any MEP who will not produce a detailed summary of their expenses should be expelled from the party.

 

Secondly, turning to the rank and file party membership, they need to be trained to understand politics, and to be able to argue convincingly on domestic issues. A lot of the members I have met largely think intuitively on the right lines, but their thinking needs to be “joined up”. They need to be educated on why small government is a good thing, grammar schools are good, why we don’t need to raise taxes, the immorality of  “behavioural” taxes like green taxes, etc.

 

And the message about withdrawal needs to be presented in a more positive light. Rather than always saying “This bit of EU legislation is bad”, UKIP should be saying “Outside the EU , life would be so much better because of x,y, and z.” Lee Rotherham’s book hits the right note here.  

 

Just a few thoughts. I could go on, but this had better do for now.

John Petley,12th January 2010

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