Friday, 24 February 2017

Is this the end of UKIP?

I have written twice in the last three weeks that I thought Nuttall would lose in Stoke. He did but it was the manner of his defeat that did the real damage to UKIP. Stoke, as Farage said, was a very winnable seat but Nuttall's campaign simply collapsed in a morass of fake news and untruths. He never played for Tranmere. He never got a PhD in anything and worst of all he never lost any close friends in the Hillsborough disaster. He was exposed as a Walter Mitty fantasist that no sensible person could vote for.

Nuttall owed his MEP seat to Farage. In 2009 UKIP North West voted for Beaman as their number one MEP candidate but after that result Beaman having worked for many years to get that position on the UKIP slate mysteriously stood down under pressure from Farage. I well remember the late Piers Merchant UKIP's then returning officer telling me this. Thus Nuttall became an MEP and Farage yes man. As important it kept other MEPs not so beholden to Farage off the main media.

Nuttall was then appointed party chairman by Farage in which position I met him and found him a man of little intellect or ability.

Farage surrounded himself with Yes persons to keep those of real talent out of the power group, Towler, Duffy, Crowther etc but Nuttall was the most important. When  Nuttall beame leader he kept on Towler and Duffy who were clearly visible in the Stoke debacle with I think Duffy saying the immortal words, "where the f**** the car",  so Nuttall could make good his escape from his disaster like Napoleon after Waterloo.

He had followed the tactics that Farage had failed with seven times before.. Parachute into a by-election in a constituency you have never been too, Spend a lot of money, Get the UKIP army to support you and get defeated. People know a phoney candidate who does not want to represent them but only wants to get his bum on the green leather.

The same night the Tories pulled off a stunning victory with a local candidate whose only previous political experience had been as a Parish councillor. She was clearly committed to Copeland. Stoke was a mere convenience for Nuttall.

I watched QT from Stoke last night. Several of the locals who spoke from the floor would have made far better candidates than Nuttall. Diane James came closest for UKIP in a a tough contest in Eastleigh where she was a local, picked by the local party.

The lesson for UKIP is clear, Let the local party pick a local candidate and forget about Nuttall and his  ilk. Learn from the Lib Dems who won with a very inexperienced but local candidate in Richmond but I am afraid UKIP never forgets its petty grudges and like the Bourbons learns nothing..

The pity is the loyal  UKIP foot soldiers have been so betrayed by such a corrupt regime and I fear the war is lost.

There will be another by-election coming up in Andy Burnham's seat on Merseyside. That is where Nuttall should have stood but it may already be too late

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

HoL stuffed with low calibre former Lib Dem councilors. Is there any other sort?

This is from an excellent post on the Heat Street Blog

"During the Coalition Government a vast number of low calibre Lib Dem councillors and party apparatchiks were also given peerages. It was a sop by David Cameron to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg to keep him sweet. Disastrously, these changes have resulted in House of Lords becoming like a giant Quango.
It also means that more of the Lords’ members are concerned with partisan mischief making rather than the national interest."

Spot on thats all the Lib Dems do. They do nothing positive for our country

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Excellent yesterday from Jimmy Mackay- Clashfern

I have always admired the Scottish lawyer Jimmy MacKay whom Thatcher chose for her Lord Chancellor. His father worked on the railways so he was working class, he went to my old school Heriots, he did the same Maths course I did at Edinburgh University, He started as a Maths lecturer before like that othe great lawyer Denning switched to law. His contribution was brief and too the point. His brevity puts to shame the many Lord and Baroness Windbags who give the Lords a bad name.

I quote his speech below. His reference back to an 18th century jurist, Blackstone is telling,

My Lords, being number 40 on the list reminds me that I was some 45 years outside the European Union, and I remember well some of the service that was done, as has been mentioned, in bringing us into the European Union and the difficulties involved.

I voted for remain and was fairly enthusiastic about the referendum on the basis that the people were entitled to say whether or not they wished to be in the European Union. We know the answer and, so far as I am concerned, the Government and Parliament are bound to give effect to that answer. Perhaps the most obvious and dramatic indication of that was Mr Cameron’s resignation the morning after, when he said that having led the argument to stay, he could not lead the country out of the European Union.

So here we are, and now the question has arisen of whether the Government can initiate negotiations under the royal prerogative. The royal prerogative is well recognised as completely free in the negotiation of treaties and diplomacy generally. It is generally accepted that that is the right way to do it—Ministers should be responsible for that. There is a quotation from the 18th century that was quoted in the judgment in the Miller case. Blackstone, the great exponent of English law, explained the practical reasons for the prerogative managing international relations. He said:​
“This is wisely placed in a single hand by the British constitution, for the sake of unanimity, strength and despatch. Were it placed in many hands, it would be subject to many wills: many wills, if disunited and drawing different ways, create weakness in a government; and to unite those several wills, and to reduce them to one, is a work of more time and delay than the exigencies of state will afford”.

The only reason that the prerogative was not operated to start the negotiations in connection with the European Union was because of the effect of the European Act in 1972. The fundamental rule is that the prerogative cannot affect individual parliamentary rights and therefore, to the extent necessary to open the negotiations, that authority needed to be given by an Act of Parliament. That is what the Supreme Court decided. It did not decide, and gave no countenance to the idea, that thereafter Parliament should control the negotiations. It is certainly true that ultimately the negotiations, whatever they are, will require examination. There is a distinct possibility that the implementation of what has been negotiated will, in the end, require an Act of Parliament. If that is the case, of course, Parliament will be fully involved. In the meantime, it seems much better that Ministers should have the responsibility to negotiate, because negotiation is primarily the issue here, until a final issue is reached. As I said, the judgment of the Supreme Court supports that very strongly.

Issues have been mentioned in the debate that will certainly occupy Ministers. I should like to believe that Ministers will be looking for the best possible agreement they can achieve in the interests of all the people, young and old, living in the United Kingdom—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. I do not want to forget Gibraltar either, where the problems must be quite severe but different, in a way, from Northern Ireland. Those of us who have visited Gibraltar realise how tenuous the system there is and how this may affect it. Ministers have a responsibility to deal with all that and it is best for us to leave it to them to do so without trying to interfere, or put our finger in the pie, until they have finished the negotiations.

Therefore, I am all in favour of Second Reading and of the Bill being confirmed as it is. I hope that will be the outcome from this House, not because I am an unelected person—indeed, I am not the only unelected person in the British constitution. No member of the Government is elected to his or her position. Most of them are, of course, elected to the House of Commons but not to their position in government. I want to vote for the Bill not because I am unelected but because the decision is right.

Exactly so Jimmy. That is why treaties have to be negotiated under the royal perogative and not a motley crew of undemocratic, idiotic Lib Dems


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Nuttall is odds on to lose at Stoke

Nuttall  is s Liverpool scally who has now become a complete fantasist. The pity is UKIP could have won Stoke with any one of six local candidates but by choosing Nuttall they have handed the seat to Labour.

The strength of UKIP has always been its grass root members but its NEC/MEPs are a useless bunch there to take, like Farage, the EU's Euro. Anyone from outside the UKIP Nigel worshipping establishment has been systematically smeared and no platformed leaving just the sycophants to chose candidates from. hence Nuttall.

The only time Nuttall went to a fair vote of UKIP members in 2009 the NW members voted him into second place behind a man called Beaman who was 'persuaded' tostand down leaving Nuttall inthe number one position on the NW UKIP slate. The true story of why Beaman gave up a guaranteed one million Euros over 5 years has never emerged. Common sense dictates the persuasion must have been strong for him to give up a slot he had worked for years to attain.

In parliamentary elections people vote for a named candidate whose history they know. That is why Nuttall is unlikely to win. His master Farage failed seven times in parliamentary elections for the same reasons. As in the Book of Proverbs as a  dog returns to its vomit so UKIP returns to its folly.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

The House of Lords, Westminsters expensive care home

The HoL is full of geriatrics who love the sound of their own voice. The are a mixture of has beens and in John Le Carre's great phrase never wozzers especially the Lib Dems. They are unelectedd pumped up with their own importance wastes of space and have no place in a modern democracy. The old heriditarys at least had the interests of the country at heart whereas this lot of defunct Lib Dems care only about their political party and its crack pot ideas.

What to replace it with? I would go for an elected House like the US Senate with two members per English county plus four members for Wales and Northern Ireland and six for Scotland so roughly 84 members. No bishops or wise persons! It would have as now have no powers over money Bills and be subject to the Parliament Act to maintain the primacy of the Commons.

I felt sick at seeeing Shameless Chakrbati called Baroness last night on TV. Why are these useless twats paid £350 per day attendance allowance. Abolish it and do as Jesus said give the money to the poor., Bishops please note They add nothing to our democracy but illegitimacy..

If the political elite want to try and overturn the people's  Referendum then I can think of no softer target for us Brexiters to take on than the Blair, Clegg, Sturgeon triumirate. Detested by the vast majority of ordinary voters

Friday, 17 February 2017

Time for Blair to face war crime charges

It is unacceptable to see Anthony Blair given so much air time for a vacuous speech basically saying the British public are thick and did not undrstand the implications of Brexit. They did. Its Mr Blair that does not understand the meaning of democracy. A man is known by the company he keeps and Tony mixes exclusively with corupt blood soaked dictators from the third world. That is who he should preach to not the decent ordinary British voters who have now sussed Blair.

You can't fool all of the people all of the time Blair. The British publicknow for the political fraudster you are..

He richly desreves to be charged with war crimes over Iraq. That would keep him off the left wing TV for a while. Forever would be good for me.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

UKIP is likely to lose in Stoke

Nuttall is repeating Farage's Westminster election mistakes parachuted in to a constituency he has no connection with. Nuttall is not as bright or as able as Farage so he is likely to lose. Leaving aside the ex Tory  Carswell, Ukip's best performance in a by-election came in Eastleigh where closely local Diane James came from councillor to a narrow loss in a LibDEm now Tory seat . She looked the business Nuttall looks and sounds like the Scouse scally he is. He has a mountain to climb. His problems with his dodgy Hillsborough claims just makes it even more difficult. Nuttall is a fantasist.