Things are moving on apace. No sooner do I write reiterating my previous comments on Pearson and Farage being closet Tories than they both pop out of the closet. Worse, today's story in the Telegraph, the preferred news source for the UKIP Faragista faithful, headlined, "UKIP leader, his £3.7m home, and £100,000 in expenses" shows the UKIP ruling Cabal as no different from the LibLabCon politicians. If anything Pearson looks worse than many of these LibLabCons most of whom did not acquire multi-million pound houses, only 500k to 750k dwellings. So much for UKIP being the party untainted by the expenses scandal!
The Pearson/Farage offer to sell UKIP down the river to the Tories for a mess of potage is causing huge resentment amongst the UKIP troops and some UKIP MEPs who have to take the flak in the media while Pearson quaffs red wine with his controller Malcolm Wood. (Nigel cannot be in two places at once, Brussels and Salisbury!). The quotes below come from the Junius blog but give the general flavour of how the foot soldiers feel.
"I am appalled they can offer to sell the party down the river to the Tories — it is a betrayal of the members and we will probably see a wave of resignations over this," Mr Batten said yesterday.
Batten goes on to make the obvious points I and also Alan Wood made during the weeks of the campaign.
"If he had run in the leadership election telling people that is what he had done, he would have come bottom. The membership do not want it and it has caused outrage.
I have been saying all along we have not just got to talk to the Tory voters but also the Labour voters who are not going to vote Labour any more. This makes it much more difficult.
Having a Lord as leader of the party who is trying to do deals with the Tories is going to make it that much harder to win the disenchanted working class votes."
Junius quotes Nikki Sinclaire,
"I do not see what legitimacy Nigel had to make such a deal. A lot of members feel very cheated judging by the amount of phone calls I have received.
"Ultimately the members should have been consulted to have negotiations with any party, it should have gone to a referendum among the membership. People have contacted me talking about resigning."
Its not UKIP members who should resign it is Pearson and Farage who are prepared to sell UKIP out to the Tories in the UK and to the European racists and Fascists in the EU parliament!
The most telling comment on Pearson came from my wife at breakfast this morning. Seeing a photo of Pearson peering over the top of his half moon glasses she remarked he looked like something out of a 19th century Dicken's novel, not a 21st century politician. Image is everything in today's politics but UKIP's cabal like the rest of the political elite dont get it. They are now indistinguishable from all the other duplicitous political elites and they deserve the same fate.
The last chapter of Animal Farm sums it up when the ordinary animals peer through the windows of the farmhouse to see the pigs, the new elite, playing cards with the humans, the old elite, and having a furious argument about who was cheating most. Even LibLabCon will easily out cheat UKIP's incompetent, talentless Cabal.