Wednesday, 23 April 2014

An Independence from Europe party stands candidates on May 22

Natrass has got his new party up and running and Farage is livid. The UKIP proscribed list just got a whole lot bigger:
SW candidates:

David Smith 
7 Herschell Road, Exeter EX4 
Helen Webster 
5 Peel Row, Pinhoe Road, 
Exeter EX4 8ET 
Mike Camp 
Flat 3 Willow House, Willow 
Way, Exeter EX4 8DY 
Andrew Edwards 
25 Glebe Road, Southdown, 
Bath BA2 1JB 
Phil Dunn 
Richmond, Broughton Hackett, 
Worcs WR7 4BE 
John Taverner 
50B St Johns Road, Exeter, 
Devon EX1 2HR 
The cabal, all fully paid up members of the dirty tricks are furious. Natrass has just shat on them big time. Its about time the turds turned. Farage, Towler etc are being hoist by their own petard.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Farage and EUKIP are rapidly losing their USP

There are two constituencies that UKIP pick up votes from. First the obvious those who perceive the damage the EU does to our country. Second and far more numerous are those who are sick fed up with our professional, juvenile look alike politicians who could slot seamlessly into Lib, Lab or Con. My son's generation recognise this and for this reason largely do not vote. Many of the older generation also fall into this group, fed up with politicians and these more senior citizens do vote!

This is the group that Farage is reaching out to but thinks they are positively voting for him. In this he is badly mistaken. He keeps them amused with his pints and fags image but that's as far as it goes. Farage has destroyed UKIP's USP with this group who perceive correctly he has joined the ranks of the professional politicians. This mens he is now coming under full scrutiny by the media. Up to now he has been given a very easy ride by the likes of Andrew Neil. That is clearly coming to an end as this week's Times articles show. UKIP's web site response shows how short  of talent UKIP are. Click on this link to read the full extent of their incompetence.

Farage was seen by the public as an anti-establishment politician but he is now being seen as what he is, a third rate politician who wants to join the establishment club! When this sinks in UKIP votes will disappear like snow of a dyke.

Del, David and I saw this coming 5 years ago on the NEC. We always opposed UKIP sending their elected representatives to Brussels to give legitimacy to an inherently undemocratic institution. We were of course shouted down and vilified by the cabal who are obsessed with money. Farage claimed taking this EU money was 'professionalising' the party. The money driven cabal were of course happy to go along with this illogical absurdity. Alan Sked, UKIP's founder, recognised this before us and terminated his links with the sordid bunch of failed ex-Tories EUKIP had become.

The end result is a load of dodgy UKIP MEP candidates attracted by the prospect of EU bribe money in their bank accounts. Let us see how many will be still with UKIP in a years time!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Farage pigeons coming home in the Times

As Del Young, David Abbott and I predicted over 5 years ago that if UKIP ever became a threat to the established parties Farage's behaviour would be used to damage UKIP electorally. This is what is now happening. The Times is now running a UKIP damaging campaign on Farage's expenses. mI cannot link to the Times as Murdoch does not give free copy but if you look at the Times yesterday and today Farage's expenses are their front page lead. The Telegraph picked up on the story today, not front page but a significant spread inside.

Farage appears to think he has achieved BoJo status and can ignore and/or laugh off all personal criticism. Farage you're no BoJo! Boris is a well educated intelligent humourous man. Farage is a boring bloke in the pub.

Today's Times front page was headlined, "UKIP blocked questions over party's funding". At a UKIP meeting in Bromley Farage allegedly called a senior female UKIP official " a stupid woman" and told her to "shut up" for asking for an audit of party finances. What is stupid about that? Its not that UKIP are short of stupid women. There were a number on the NEC supporting Farage who fitted that description.

I reproduce the whole Times piece below copied from Richard North's  EU Referendum blog.

 UKIP: The Times's Ode to Farage 

 Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Totally unmoved by the squealing of the Farage Party in response to yesterday's attackThe Timeswas back in action again earlier today, with yet another front page attack piece on the nation's favourite protest party.

Before getting stuck into the details (which we will have to, because the paywall precludes most people seeing the detail for themselves), one has to look at the bigger picture. And here, one must observe that what goes on the front page as the lead story is a top-line editorial decision. For this to happen twice in succession is a studied decision. Such things do not happen by accident.

When, as we saw with yesterday's story (although less so today) content was thin, and the target a minor political figure, leader of a "populist" political party, this is not normal news reporting. There is an agenda at play. And it was to that which I was alluding yesterday, a point lost on some of my regular ex-readers, who see any reference to Farage on this blog as yet more evidence of North's rabid hatred of him, for grounds which are quite irrational.

Part of what is happening here, it seems, is a determination to bring Farage down. And, little do UKIP members know it (or begin to agree), but the best thing that could happen to their party is for the paper to succeed.  It it doesn't, then Farage will bring the Party down.

To an extent, the piece of the day does make it clear, that the paper in gunning for Farage, headed as it was, "UKIP blocked questions over party's EU funding". In so doing, it tells a familiar (to us) tale of how "members were silenced, ignored or forced out of the party after questioning its use of EU allowances and donations". Farage and other senior UKIP officials, it appears, "traduced colleagues who raised concerns about how the party handled millions of pounds in funds".

This, of course, we didn't need The Times to tell us. Again and again, we've been pointing out all manner of things amiss in UKIP but, in the manner of people who simply don't want to know, the members attack the messenger rather than the message. Even my repeating charges made by others is treated as evidence of my "rabid hatred". 

Nevertheless, for those who will allow themselves to be informed, we hear that Mr Farage called a senior female UKIP official a "stupid woman" and told her to "shut up" when she asked for an independent audit into party finances. This was according to Delroy Young, once UKIP's only black executive. However, he is not the most sympathetic of persons, which has allowed UKIP official to trash his character, as indeed they have attempted to do with mine.

We also learn that another member was "allegedly physically threatened", which is entirely in character for Farage. Those who have been close to him know full well that he is a vicious, vindictive bully, who will stop at nothing to get his way.

But now we have still more that UKIP members can ignore, and put down to "smears", as they close their minds to the true nature of their leader, preferring instead the image he presents to the world.

Never mind that six former party officials have alleged that Mr Farage presided over a party that reacted furiously to any questioning of its financial affairs. After leaving UKIP in 2008, Delroy Young claimed that he received a telephone death threat, allegedly on the orders of a senior UKIP party executive. At the time, UKIP denied that anyone in the party ordered the threat – as indeed you would expect.

Young has told The Times that Mr Farage had a habit of going "berserk" whenever anyone asks questions about money. And that he goes "berserk" I know to be true. I've seen this with my own eyes, and it is not a pretty sight. But that is the dark side of Farage that he keeps well-hidden from the public and gushing girlie reporters.

Says Young, in 2006 he joined five other UKIP national executive committee (NEC) members to call for "an immediate internal audit of the party finances by members of the NEC with full disclosure".The NEC members were reacting to concerns over the use of MEP allowances as well as to questions about donations raised through a UKIP call centre in Kent. Mr Farage has said that the Ashford call centre raised at least £400,000 over three years.

That money subsequently went "missing" and despite strenuous attempts to trace its whereabouts, the fate of the Ashford money remains a mystery - and any inquiries about it are met with hostility and the most violent of reactions.

At a UKIP meeting in Bromley, a female committee member attempted to ask Mr Farage about the Ashford and MEPs' expenses. It was then that Farage is said to have shouted at her, "Shut up you stupid woman". Young, who was at the meeting, said. "He went berserk".

Ian Gillman, a former member of UKIP's NEC, said that he had also raised questions about what happened to the Ashford money, as well as about funds raised through the sale of lottery tickets. Gillman described a meeting of the party's East Midlands committee in March 2008 at which he highlighted his concerns. for his trouble, he was "physically threatened" by a party official in the presence of Derek Clark MEP.

"I never raised my voice, I just persisted with question after question about where our money had gone", says Gillman. "The official made threats to take me outside the room and beat me up. He darted a ballpoint pen at my eye [and] said how dare you ask these questions". Gillman says that he was asked to leave the meeting and thrown off the committee. And in what is an entirely typical response, he was subsequently targeted with a spam email attack by the same party official.

Needless to say, a UKIP official disputes Gillman's account. On behalf of their master, currently employed UKIP officials always do – until they too sicken and, weary of the lies, break away to join the growing ranks of the "whistleblowers". Then the UKIP spin machine moves into action, dripping its vitriol, lies and smears.

Yet Tony Ellwood, who worked as Clark's political researcher for several years, was also present at the meeting and corroborates Gillman's account. Ellwood said that in 2006 he was asked to reconcile the national party's accounts and found that 95 percent of its funds were being withdrawn as cash for unknown purposes.

He said that he had "kept quiet" in order to keep his job, but after witnessing the way Gillman had been treated, he confronted Mr Clark about alleged financial irregularities. Ellwood said the MEP "lost his temper" and told him to resign.

And that's the way UKIP works. You either close ranks and worship the leader, or you're out. There's no messing, and no halfway house. And once you have been removed, by whatever means,  the "briefings" start. And there are plenty of the faithful prepared to believe the slanderous murmurings, repeating them uncritically at every opportunity. I should know - I've been on the receiving end of this treatment for over a decade.

The Times, though, is immune to the blandishment of the UKIP faithful. Their journalists have seen a letter from Bruce Lawson, a former national treasurer, to Farage in 2008 urging him to resign as UKIP's leader. Lawson, who suggested that Farage remain as the party's top MEP in Brussels, said he was "wholly uncomfortable" with how UKIP MEPs received allowances and "where those monies go".

Lawson sent Farage an attached document called: "MEPs' Pay and Expenses — Who wants to be a Millionaire", noting that, "MEPs [get] an office allowance of about £30,000. No receipts are required".

In this document, he added: "Some MEPs use it to pay an extra £660 a month into their pension plans from their office expenses money. In theory they are then supposed to reimburse this money from their salaries, but everyone relies on the MEPs' honesty. There are no checks that any of them actually do repay this money".

As is customary in newspaper pieces, a UKIP spokesman was asked for a comment, and responded: "These historic allegations come from a few very unimpressive people that UKIP attracted years ago and who were gradually weeded out".

That is both characteristic and indicative of a UKIP response, attacking the accusers rather than dealing with what they have to say. But amongst those "historic allegations" is the charge that over £400,000 of members' money went missing and, to this day, has not been properly (or at all) accounted for.

But, if you are on the inside, you complain about its activities, and of Farage, at your peril. And, from the outside, you become one of those "unimpressive people that UKIP attracted years ago and who were gradually weeded out".

This "unimpressive person", however, is unimpressed. And so is The Times, read by hundreds of thousands of people. The faithful may stick their fingers in their ears and close their eyes, singing "Ode to Farage" at the tops of their voices, but the fact is that TGL's days are numbered. This is only the start.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Farage & mistress allegations

click to see it on HIGNY clip

I gather there was an Annabelle Fuller story in the Sunday Times as well.

The great British public will only take so much of this sort of thing before consigning Farage and his party to the fruitcake & loony bin. As Maureen Lipman, she off ology fame, wrote to the Telegraph letters page, 'Farage should enrol in a theatre studies course and learn properly how to be a comic'. Pity about all the poor UKIPers he has taken in over the years.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How the political elite perpetuates it self over the generations

One of the worst features of the British electoral system is the 'safe' seat. Both Labour and Tories have them. In such seats a monkey wearing the right coloured rosette can be voted in with a stonking 10000+ majority. Its a job for life. There is no test of performance for this monkey other than it votes as the party whips direct at all times.

Elections are won and lost in so called marginal sets where majorities are less than 2000 votes. These seats change hands frequently and determine which party will form the next government. The fate of these seats can thus be determined by 1000 voters, swing voters and if you assume an average government majority of 50 then you can see our government is detrmined by the views of around 50000 or so voters. The political parties know this and their whole pitch and effort is aimed at this chosen  50000.

The political elite detest this uncertainty after all if replicated in safe seats they might end up out of a job in 5 years or less. This obviously threatens the whole fabric of our elites political life so therefore they seek to be candidates in safe seats and leave the others to the mugs.

But how does one get a safe seat? Well it helps if Daddy was an MP. This operates spectactularly well even in the party of equal opportunity, the Labour party.

Look at the potential candidates for safe Labour seats:

Stephen Kinnock son of the Welsh windbag former EU commissioner Neil and his MEP wife Glennys and husband of the current Danish PM Helle Thorning Schmidt. Two daughters currently being educated semi privately in Copenhagen. He has been adopted as Labour candidate for Aberavon, Labour majority in 2010 11000, 51% of the vote. As befits a true socialist the Danish tax authorities take a close interest in Mr Kinnock's tax returns.

Will Straw, son of Jack Straw former Home Secretary and pillar of the Labour party selected to fight Rossendale and Darwen, a Tory marginal majority 4,500. Something wrong here surely? Daddy's old seat Blackburn, Labour majority 10000,  has an all woman shortlist presumably in tribute to Jack's predecessor and former boss Barbara Castle. The only way in for young Will is to play the Jack Dromey card and marry Harriet Harman who helped her hubby get selected and elected for the Erdington. after a brief flirtation with all women short lists

Most lately there is Euan Blair seeking Bootle, majority 21000. The current incumbent is 81 but wants to avail himself of his job for life. Rumour is he will be eased out and son of Blair eased in.

Finally, the Times reports today one David Prescott, son of two Jags is seeking a Labour seat. He was unsuccessful lately at Greenwich but he will persist.

The Chinese have a name for these people, princes and princesses! All it does is perpetuate the political elite which has done such harm to our country. RIP Wedgie Benn your dynasty goes on.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Another big lie UKIP must nail.

One of the stock ansewers you get from Labour in particular is they won't talk about Europe because all the polls show it ranks about 10th in the list of topics important to "hard working families". Schools, hospitals housing etc is what they want to talk about and of course the cost of living.

There has been a political failure on UKIP's part to explain to the British people how these topics are deeply influenced by Brussels. Scarcely surprising in a party with the belted  Earl of Dartmouth seeking to make money out of wind farming on his land, wealthy East Anglian barley baron farmers and nouveau riche EU millionaires in its list of Farage remaining MEPs.

Schools are hugely affected by immigration from the EU. Would you like your kids Mr Cameron to be taught in a school where over 50% of their fellow pupils can't speak English and are not Christians? Did not happen in Eton College former pupil the Earl of Dartmouth or Dulwich College former pupil N Farage.

What about hospitals where junior doctors because of the European Working Time directive  have to work a silly shift system that pays no attention to patient's care or needs and needs an army of managers to ensure it cannot work. In France they just ignore it but in the UK where every secon employee seems to be a manager is a job creation programme worthy of the old USSR.

Then there is housing, poor born in the UK, worked in the UK for years two kids and need a house? EU says you must compete on a level playing field with EU migrants who have been here for 3 months. Council diversity quotas ensure Johnny EU immigrant gets his rights in housing.

How about food? Why is it so expensive? Well its the EU CAP that does that. If we were out of the EU and able to buy from our former suppliers, New Zealand, Australia, Canada etc UK food prices would drop by about 30%. Now that would help the poorest in our society!

Want to compete at sub minimum wage levels for a job. There are plenty of East Europeans who do. And as EU unemployment rises especially for the young they head to where the jobs are, treasure island, the UK. No job? No problem register for benefits and social housing.

Got a bit drunk on your foreign holiday? Go to EU jail, no hearing no charges , nothing just an EU arrest warrant filled out by the local police.

The list goes on and on. UKIP have to nail this lie asap.