I could not attend the St Pauls do today as I had previously agreed to attend Audrey Spencer's funeral at the Chard Baptist Church. Its a lovely church built along Scottish/New England lines. The funeral was well attended, over 200 I estimate with UKIP Yeovil branch well represented. It was good talking with these great supporters of the cause although one lady UKIPer confessed she had kissed Nigel Farage at a Taunton photo op. That was over a week ago and Farage still has not turned into a Prince but obstinately remains a frog.
The BBC are having a field day setting up Farage's chosen candidates and letting them hang themselves and UKIP on live TV. Two of Yeovil UKIP branch decscribed Mr Collins performanc on Sunday Politics West as cringe makingly awful. You are going to see a lot more of this type of set up with equally unflattering photos. Its not Mr Collins fault. UKIP have never bothered to set up proper candidate training weekends. If you support Nigel you're in is how it works.
Worse it seems that Lisa Duffy is in charge of UKIP candidate selection and training. It is reported she was on Any Questions last Friday and did not do well to say the least according to UKIP stalwarts I met today. Ms Duffy is of course a devoted and unquestioning follower of Mr Farage.
Another UKIP candidate, Ken Bell, that's him on the right below with Froggie Farage,
has had to stand down as a candidate in Pendle, that is big witch country, following the publication of emails in which it is alleged he insulted women and also Mrs Thatcher. Again we are gratefuk to the BBC for this information. Click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-22149897
to read the full details.
Junius click on http://www.juniusonukip.blogspot.co.uk/ for a UKIP take on Mr Bell.
It is alleged there were some nasty tweets involved, a UKIP speciality.
Who will be the BBC's next target. I have forwarded my complaint to D Laws MP with a request to put it to the chairperson of the Media and Culture select committee but as always I am not hopeful.