The excellent Autonomous mind blog, click on link, has highlighted how at the recent large UKIP rally on 7th Sept, attended by 900 people Farage made no mention of leaving the EU. It was covered by the local rag the Shropshire Star. The rally was paid for by Jill Seymour and her husband. Ms Seymour. I sat on the NEC with Ms Seymour. On any contentitious issue opposed by Farage she would stare fixedly at the table in front of her. Phrases involving chocolate teapot spring to mind.
She is on the UKIP MEP slate for the West Midlands. I wonder why?
I had a chat with Del Young today. Del was on the NEC with me and Ms Seymour and is brilliant at seeing through Farage. I learned a lot from Del to the extent that I feel I know what Farage will do in any circumstances.
We concluded that Farage sees his future in the EU leading a pan-European party. Post 2014 with an increased number of UKIP MEPs he will be in a very strong bargaining position with his mid European neo-fascist allies to be leader of a right wing pan-European party. But it gets better for Farage. He will turn the UKIP leadership in the UK over to some controllable place man for the 2015 UK general election like he did last time with Pearson. Remember Pearson, the leader who did not know what was in the UKIP 2010 election manifesto. Well come 2015 it will be deja vu all over again.
The icing on the Farage cake will be that Dave will put him into the House of Lords! That stops him spoiling the Tory party in 2015, not that he would want to. Rubbing shoulders with the aristos is Farage's idea of heaven.
And what of UKIP and getting us out of the EU? Well it is all forgotten. UKIP will have served its purpose for Farage. He will be one of the great and the good -at last! He can move up through the well paid ranks of the EU leading his pan-European party for as long as he wants to.
And what of the poor UKIP members supporters who have loyally supported Farage? In one of Del's favourite phrases they will have been fooled, used and abused. Where would the generals have been without their cannon fodder?