It is a truth universally acknowledged that even if EUKIP won all 73 UK MEP seats our country would remain a member of the EU on exactly the same terms as before. It was profoundly depressing that immediately after the result of the Eastleigh, Farage was ectstatically pronouncing now we must go on and achieve record results in the Europeans. Such a result will only feather the nests of Farage and his cabal and thus entrench Farage's dictatorial control of the party and in the fulness of time bring forth another embarassing crop of defectors Andreasens, Bannermans etc. EUKIP is built on this lie. It is a cruel deception of its thousands of ordinary, honest decent poor members and exists only to benefit the Cabal financially while the poor ordinary members are fleeced of their 'donations'. EUKIP has no prospect of getting us out of the EU without MPs in parliament.
Power in the UK has since the Civil War rightly resided in the House of Commons. It is not impossible for new, small parties to win such seats at Westminster, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, IRA and the Greens, a non-nationalist party with a woman MP, Caroline Lucas in Brighton.
It was a woman, Diane James who came close to winning Eastleigh with 27.8% of the vote. EUKIPs previous best by-election results in the last 12 months were also by women Jane Collins in Rotherham, 21.79% and Margot Parker in Corby, 14.32%. The male candidates have done less well, around half the women's percentage vote. Farage's efforts in Buckinghamshire etc have proved to be very expensive flops. The lesson is to choose nice middle class ladies as parliamentary candidates not NF's syscophants and drinking pals. Incidentally that is what polling organisations do when recruiting staff to approach the public. That's where to get UKIP candidates that stand a chance of winning not propping up the bar at the Dog & Duck.
UKIP gets away with these talentless sycophants as candidates in the Europeans as they are buried on the party list and voters can only vote for the party not individuals from different parties. Farage has already established himself as a serial failure in Westminster elections. Do you think Nuttall or Bloom would fare any better? Of course not! Ladies like Mrs James can win because they don't fit the public image of UKIP of BNP in blazers. UKIP's problem is they do not have nearly enough of these ladies. They do of course have a huge surplus of male middle aged sycophants whose main talent is flattering Mr Farage to put them on a UKIP MEP European slate.
Farage is also incapable of drawing the rational lessons from Eastleigh. Here we had the two parties, Con and LibDems, members of an increasingly unpopular coalition government, easy targets for UKIP but yet the LibDems held on. The reason is obvious. Over the years the LibDems have built up a strong local presence winning local council seats steadily until they had virtually 100 % of the council seats in Eastleigh. In the corse of winning such overall control they built up a very effective electoral machine which had won the Eastleigh by-election shortly after it was called by getting all its postal vote in. Whatever then happened with Huhne and Renard was irrelevant the votes were in the bag.
I well remember when I was being kicked out of UKIP's NEC by Farage hearing him boast to his sycophants that "I will make sure he (that is me) won't even be able to stand for the parish council as a UKIP candidate" Wow, that is really the way to build up strong local UKIP branches but Farage sees UKIP as his personal cult. To dare criticise or oppose the leader is to be drummed out. Do you suppose every Lib Dem in Eastleigh loves Cleggy? I doubt it.
I once stood for the District Council based in Yeovil. I was on my own with no help either in terms of people or money. I got 11.5% of the vote. Yeovil is very similar to Eastleigh. It is dominated by the LibDems who have a very good electoral machine. My candidacy brought me into contact with a number of LibDem candidates many of whom were vociferous in their criticism of their leader. Were they kicked out of the LibDems? No. Were they banned from standing as LibDem candidates? No, they are all still there working away to ensure the LibDems do well in the May County elections and in 2015 they will be out working to get our expenses tainted local MP Laws relected. That is the way proper, dare I say professional, political parties operate but I repeat UKIP is not a party it is a Farage cult.
Watch Farage's interviews after Eastleigh and you will see the low a priority he puts on winning council seats. The EU is where the money is for Nigel and the Cabal so you will see almost all UKIP's election funds squandered on the Europeans as Farage calls them which can never get our countries independence back. Its a pity more of UKIP's ordinary members do not read this blog.
Whilst in UKIP I met three guys who were great at electioneering and won! Trevor Colman now SW MEP, Alan Wood who was a District Councillor in Wiltshire and Stephen Allison who was an independent District Councillor in the North East. Where are they now? Well not out working for UKIP. Does Farage think we can get our country back losing people like that to install sycophants many with dodgy backgrounds
When I was voted on to the SW MEP slate by the membership at number 5 I was appalled that AlanWood was at no 7 and worst of all William Legge OE and failed Tory parliamentary candidate was voted in at number 2 by the members. That shows how little the members know of the candidates they are voting for. Alan should have been number 2 for his work, experience and nous on winning elections. It was of course arranged to remove me from the list by the late Malcolm Wood, Farage's fixer in the SW. I was not even invited by the SW committee to put my case! That is undemocratic UKIP and puts you alongside great democrats like Mugabe. I was proud of our efforts to oppose the Lisbon Treaty when Farage was doing nothing. Loyalty is a two way street. To get it you need to give it. Farage mistsakes flattery for loyalty, a mortal defect in a leader.
In summary choose women candidates if possible and vigorously contest the County elections. I have some good opinion poll figures I will write on tomorrow.