Driving conditions were dreadful getting to Swindon and deep frozen snow made the car park very difficult. There were 63 attendees which given the weather I felt was a decent attendance. Mainly UKIP but a fair few former UKIP members.
The location, the Swindon GWR railway museum was excellent. Its well worth a visit, Mr Bannerman. Well done Bruce for finding it
A diverse range of views were expressed both from all sides of the UKIP debate in a very civilised and proper manner. This cast considerable light on UKIP issues from different strands of opinion.
John Petley made an excellent speech on the UKIP Brussels operation from the inside. Del Young gave a rousing appeal for democracy and integrity and how we should always put our country before any narrow party interest. Bruce Lawson gave a brilliant set of his personal manifesto proposals. Robin Page gave an entertaining and accurate account of his MEP non-selection process. Martin Haslam detailed how he was set up with a journalist from the Independent.
Unfortunately the Last King of Swindon, Bob FM, did not attend. A pity, he could have taken down some genuine witness statements and questioned the witnesses himself. I thought that's what good police work was all about?
The meeting finished promptly to give people a chance to get home in part in day light.