I was astounded to read no less than 4 articles in today's DT on the Greek bond crisis plus a major piece by Liam Halligan in the Sunday Telegraph. It is flattering that the major news media are now giving this story the attention it deserves. I have been running it on this blog for a year! I remember when I first joined UKIP over 3 years ago pointing it out to M Wood, SW RO and long time Farage supporter that this was the Euro and therefore the EU's Achille's heel.
LH puts it well in the ST, "The single currency is a triumph of European hubris and political vanity over economic logic". Diane Abbott said on the late night Andrew Neil show last week that when she was on the Treasury select committee in the 90s when the Euro was discussed she quickly realised it had nothing to do with economics and was all about EU political ambition. But after hubris comes nemesis as the classical scholars will remember.
AEP piece in today's DT is headlined, "Greece and its debt have exposed the original sin of monetary union. Edmund Connery's piece is headlined 'German poll anger on Greek bail-out' and Roger Bootle's piece is headlined 'The current Greek crisis is merely act one of a much wider tragedy' BoJo's centre piece spread in the main DT is headlined 'The Greeks must be rueing the day they whacked the drachma'
Its what you call an open goal but what has UKIP and Farage done about it? Nothing but visit pubs in Brussels, Strasbourg and Buckingham. The truth is they don't have an economic spokesman capable of putting the ball in the net. The mediocre Farage sycophants hounded them out of UKIP years ago.
I copy below an email I was sent today from a well placed source who wishes to remain anonymous that clearly details the current waiving of UKIP rules to mislead the membership.
'The NEC elections have been postponed until after the general election. The purpose for their postponement is that Farage wants to foist membership in a Pan-European Party on UKIP. He cannot do so before the general election, as this would cause all sorts of problems with party unity in the runup to the election. The proposal is thought to be so unpopular that Farage feels that he needs to keep certain uber-loyal NEC members (who are up for election) on the NEC until the vote to join a Pan-European Party is passed. Apparently he is concerned that some current NEC members will baulk at it.
UKIP activists are beginning to notice the delay in the NEC elections. The story that will be spread about is that it was a decision taken by the NEC. However, my source has had an opportunity to peruse all of the NEC meeting minutes of the past year and nowhere has this issue been discussed. These events raise certain questions:
1. Their terms on the NEC having expired - are those NEC members who were up for re-election able to attend and vote at NEC meetings until new elections are held? Would their doing so invalidate any decisions taken?
2. If the answer to the first question is No, are decisions taken by the rump NEC without those members present valid?
3. Is it even possible under the UKIP constitution to postpone elections in this manner.'
That says it all. More abuse of the UKIP rules and procedure to serve the Cabal's sordid selfish ends.