I am very pessimistic that UKIP can be fixed. I despair of all these simpletons who tell me I should have stayed in and fought for reform from the inside. That has been UK policy on the EU ever since we l
joined. It has failed and things have just gone on getting worse for us in the UK. Its the same with UKIP and for the same reasons. The EU and UKIP are controlled by a small inner group with their own agenda. Its the same agenda for both groups maximising their own personal power and wealth.
The EU and UKIP are very similar. Indeed I have long thought most of Farage's ideas about professionalising UKIP have come straight out of the EU book on how to emasculate democracy. We can only get out of the EU by getting a parliamentary Commons vote passed to repeal the 1972 European Act. The LibDem thinking Lords will of course oppose it so the Parliament Act will almost cetainly have to be used to over-ride these objectors who have of course no democratic mandate.
A necessary first step will be to get an out vote in an in/out referendum. We need a similar vote by the membership of UKIP repealing Farage's many constitutional reforms and returning to the original UKIP constitution and ideals of Alan Sked including the core principle that we will not contest the EU organised, propaganda elections, for the powerless and usesless European parliament. The EU is no more a democratic organisation than Russia or the PRC. These elections are just a well paid sop to the chattering classes who eagerly queue up at the trough.
We should be campaigning for a referendum in UKIP on our conferring pseudo democratic legitimacy on a fascist dictatorship by participating in their elections which are as rigged as those run by Mugabe.
I raised this point the first time I spoke at the UKIP NEC. I was shouted down by Denny, Duffy and Bannerman. Its the sort of democracy you get from public school boys. He who shouts loudest wins. You can see it at noon every Wednesday at PMQs.
O tempora o mores!
Farage has to go as first step to restoring UKIP to its members. That is a necesary but not sufficient condition for a democratic UKIP. Removing all his paid Cabal placemen is also necesasry. There is no point in removing Farage only for his stooge Nuttall to take his place. We have been there before with Pearson, the Farage stooge leader who had not bothered to read the party manifesto. But the rot goes deeper. I remember Crowther trying to butter me up at the SWRC. He was very disappointed when I told him I was solely interested in getting our country back and out of the EU and I was not interested in internal UKIP machinations.
The fish rots from the head and in UKIP's case the rot has like gangrene spread so far into its body politic that I fear the case is terminal.
If the needed UKIP reform comes, and its very unlikely, it has to be from outside the NEC/Cabal. Perhaps Natrass's reported court action against his exclusion from the West Midlands MEP slate. Nikki being kicked out for refusing to sit with Farage's fascist allies in the farcical European talking shop if it gets proper mdia coverage. Perhaps a campaign to get Mrs James as UKIP's lead candidate in the South East.
The real long shot is Bloom, buoyed up by his recent media adulation of his political incorrectness taking over Farage's media slots. Someone has to given Farage's air time as he has said he will be concentrating on sorting out UKIP's omnishambles of a party machine. The media will see more prospect of stories about Bloom Scousers like Nuttall have never gone down well in Beeb land since the days of Degsy Hatton.
I live in faint hope but I expect disappointment. UKIP will be assimilated into the EU political machine and Lord Farage of Brussels will emerge in due course from the smoke filled room.