Friday, 13 September 2013

UKIP goes from bad to worse

As it says in the Bible, as a dog returns to its vomit so a fool returns to his folly. Thus it is with Farage. Out of his 2009 intake of MEPs Bannerman, Andreasen, Colman, Sinclair and Natrass have all defected. That's a desertion rate that would ensure the defeat of any army in the field. In addition Clarke will go on age and not be missed and Bufton will go on health grounds and will be missed. That leaves Nuttall, Legge, Agnew, Batten, Bloom and Farage. Farage will not learn from this experience rather he will up the sycophant quotat and repeat his same disasters. Like the Bourbons Farage forgets nothing and learns nothing.

In any proper political party Farage would be replaced. He is like an incompetent first World War General, a liability to his troops.

But UKIP is not a political party it is a Nigel Farage cult. Del Young, David Abbott, Roger Knapman, me and many others have warned the wider membership of voting through Farage's many 'constitutional' reforms claimed to be needed to 'professionalize' the party would in reality concentrate power in Farage's hands and disenfranchise the ordinary UKIP members. I have great sympathy for the ordinary members. They can have no idea of what Farage is really like. Only those of us who have had to deal with Farage know that.

I have no sympathy for Natrass, Denny and others who have fallen from Farage's fickle favour and now have lost their position in UKIP. They stood by and said nothing whilst it happened to others.

I am grateful to Del Young for the two apposite quotes below:

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist; 
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a socialist; 
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist; 
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew; 
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-Martin Niemöller

and second and more classical

 "A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men."
  - Cicero, Speech to the Roman Senate

Mr Natrass' widely circulated resignation email summarise what I and many others have said over many years whilst being smeared by the Cabal:

"TO : S.CROWTHER Esq, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY  AND ALSO TO N.FARAGE Esq, THE LEADER OF THE UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY.                                                                              12 September 2014  
Dear Sirs,   MY RESIGNATION FROM UKIP   I have been a member of UKIP since 1997 and am a previous Party Chairman and Deputy Leader and have represented the West Midlands of England as a UKIP MEP since 2004.   Sadly the current antics of the Leader bring to my mind such words and phrases as "Gerrymandering", "Totalitarian", "President of Zimbabwe" and "making Machiavelli look like an amateur" and the credibility of a party proclaiming democracy, freedom of speech and fair play has been destroyed.  
The UKIP selection process has been twisted and redesigned to elect Cronies of Nigel Farage and Cronies of Cronies, UKIP rules (the normal understanding by the NEC of the rules) were simply broken to suit this purpose.
Those who will not give Nigel Farage any resistance in what he does,  the "Chosen Cronies," are selected high on the lists and those high profile persons, in all regions, who may question him, were taken off. This process will enhance the objective, which is not to distract members' votes away from "the Chosen Cronies"

Then the final straw. This week Nigel Farage advised the UKIP MEPs (including myself) that, no matter how the members vote, the NEC can change the order!!  So even if they do not vote for his Cronies the NEC will confirm them as candidates. He also confirmed that this process had already been applied to the list at the London Assembly Elections.
I shall serve my constituents as an Independent MEP and will consider standing at the 2014 election and shall always stand against Totalitarianism and the EU.
This deterioration of our party is a great sadness to me, as I have received great support from "the real UKIP members" who have worked so hard and have become my friends. I can only thank all those people, some of whom are no longer living, for those good years."

Ah well its different when it happens to you personally.

I don;t give a fig what h,appens to Nattrass, Denny, Andreasen etc at Farage's hands. What I predict is that Farage's fresh batch of MEP candidates once elected and on the gravy train will quickly desert as well. I hope no one goes out and campaign for these Johnny come latelys.

If you want to see what UKIP should have been watch today's interview of Alan Sked by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics. It makes me weep.


ALAN WOOD said...

Watch the second half of Hitler's rise to fame on Channel 4 tonight, Sunday

Eric Edmond said...

I watched it before I read your comment. The parallels with UKIP are chillimg.