Saturday, 5 March 2011

Well done Ms Collins in the Barnsley by election!

Thursday nights result was an excellent result for Ms Collins the UKIP candidate. I congratulate her for a sterling effort achieved on her own merits. Its a pity she was photographed with UKIP's expensive serial by-election failures Farage and Nuttall. I have always maintained using good local UKIP candidates will produce better parliamentary results than parachuting in expensive publicity seeking MEPs who spend most of their time in, and are paid by,  Brussels and scuttle of back there when the TV cameras disappear. That will never win Westminster seats and therefore never get us out of the EU. This constituency and Ms Collins should now be supported by UKIP with leaflets and volunteers to try and build on this result for the next local elections and the next general election.

On the actual result I concur with John Redwood. The total and very fragmented anti-EU vote was 35% compared with a total vote for the pro-EU Lab Lib Dem of 65%! Clearly to leave the EU we need to aggregate the anti EU vote under one party banner. This can never happen with a bubonic self publicist like Farage and his cabal running UKIP. We need a unifier who can reach out to all parts of the anti-EU vote which is clearly the majority view in the UK. Farage is definitely not that man.

The other good thing to emerge from this result is the collapse of that sordid lying party the LibDems. I hope it starts in my constituency Yeovil where the shameless Laws still hangs on as MP despite being caught abusing the expenses system. We have to finish them off now when they are weak and establish an anti-EU alliance as the third force in British Politics. The LibDems have lost their soul to get their bums in the back of ministerial cars just as UKIP lost its soul in the bordellos and drinking dens of Brussels. Both parties have many honest decent grass roots supporters but both have been sold out by their leaders greed and desire for personal aggrandisement.


gillig said...

I have checked your blog archives and they don't go back far enough to explain your "fall out" with UKIP. May I ask what happened and why?

Eric Edmond said...
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Eric Edmond said...

UKIP's leading lights all have a lot of 'previous'. I fell out with Farage at my first NEC by making it clear I wanted to see evidence to support his fatuous allegations before I voted for any actions like barring branches or UKIP members.

As an elected member of the NEC I had joint and several liability for party debts. I therefore demanded to see party accounts so I could be sure UKIP was not insolvent. I was of course never shown these accounts.

After the first NEC meeting I went to I heard Farage in the corridor outside shouting at his nodding donkey about me, 'I want him off'. At a later meeting the late Piers Merchant told me he heard Farage and his sycophants orchestrating an NEC vote to remove me. This involved various dirty tricks like Nuttall cancelling a NEC meeting where they did not have a majority. NEC member David Abbott had arranged to fly back from the US at his own expense from the hospital he worked at as a Doctor to support me at that meeting. I was voted off at a subsequent meeting David could not attend. Then with me off David was voted off.

The last opposition on the NEC, Del Young was kicked out of UKIP entirely by chairman Nuttall on the completely untrue grounds that Del was a member of UKF. Of course no evidence was produced to support this action.

I can state categorically Del was never a member of UKF.

I hope this gives you some of the background you requested.

The fundamental problem is the culture on UKIP's NEC is that of a cult with Farage as leader. Rules and proper procedure are ignored as is fairness and natural justice. It works and smells just like the EU! It is full of weak, untalented Farage sycophants many eager to get their noses in the EU trough.

When I stood to get on the UKIP SW MEP list I pledged that if elected I would give my entire MEP salary to UKIP. I was removed from the SW MEP list by Farge's NEC depriving me of the opportunity to fulfil my pledge. UKIP has lost out by £100k so far!

More galling was that the SWRCC voted to remove Gawain Towler, a long time Farage associate, from the list. (I was not present nor did I participate in the discussion leading yo that vote) This regional vote was reversed by Farage's NEC after Towler was allowed to put his case to the NEC, a courtesy that was not extended to me!

Gillig said...

Thank You.
The UKF, (formed 2009?) seem to be very close to UKIP politically. Were they a breakaway group?
Your answer is interesting because I find myself in opposition to Mr Farage on the question of Pan European Party Membership.
He is an unquestionable asset to UKIP's public image, but I favour recalling our MEP's rather than letting them get more deeply embedded.