Spain is now in dire economic straits, their 10 year bond spread to bunds rose to 1.37% yesterday at their 7bn Euro 10 year bond auction. Greece dare not even try to get a 10 year offering away for fear of complete disaster. Unemployment in Spain is now at 3.3 mn or 14.4%. Civil unrest will follow. They are being shafted by the Euro.
I have made it clear I will not tolerate my reputation and integrity being trashed by sources close to the UKIP hierarchy. This is not being disloyal to UKIP. I have an absolute right to defend myself and my reputation and I will do so at any cost.
The statement from the Common Man blog that "Mr Young voted in favour of the expulsion of both Mr Abbott and Mr Edmonds." is a lie. Del voted against my expulsion and David's whenever he was present. As Nigel says, Any Fule do know the Common Man can't spell.
An email from Mr Gill to Mr Huxley is now posted on the internet. It smears me and my co-signatories to a letter sent to UKIP members advocating rejection of the proposed constitutional changes . Mr Gill was in charge of UKIP MEP selection last summer. I print my email reply to Mr Gill below.
Dear Mr Gill,
I reproduce part of your email in italics below to Mr Huxley, a decent ordinary member now posted on the internet..
"The fact of the matter is that until they were expelled from the NEC the behaviour of certain members frustrated all attempts at progress (hence the need to change the Party rules) and I am convinced that this was a deliberate tactic.
I would not go so far as to say that all of the signatories to the letter have links to the BNP - some almost certainly do but there are one or two others who I suspect have simply been duped into lending their support without recognising the ulterior motive."
The first paragraph clearly refers to David Abbott and myself and is a lie. David, Martin Haslam, Del and I argued on the NEC for justice for ordinary UKIP members and for financial transparency in UKIP accounts. I presume the converse is your idea of progress. Did you not learn from your long service on the Tory backbenches that British democracy means tolerating and respecting people who have views that may not agree with yours?
The second paragraph is a disgusting attempt to smear the signatories to a letter opposing the proposed constitutional changes, a letter they were perfectly entitled to send. If you have evidence to support your outrageous accusation that I, or any of the other signatories, have BNP links then you are honour bound to publish it. Otherwise you should publicly apologise to all the signatories.
An elected NEC member with a democratic mandate illegitimately expelled