With this personal visit and support of the Fuhrer in her campaign how many County Council seats did her Taunton Deane branch win? Err zero! Despite this Ms Baker took it upon herself to descend on UKIP Yeovil to tell them how to run a branch! Six members, almost the whole of the Yeovil committee have resigned in protest at this unwarranted interference by another of the Farage/Crowther stooges.
I gather something similar is going on with Chris Pain in Lincolnshire where UKIP won 16 seats enough to make them the official opposition on the council.
Crowther picked a dispute with Chris and arranged for him to be expelled from the party by UKIP NEC of which Chris was an elected member. Lincolnshire UKIP is now in chaos. How many fptp elections has Crowther won? Like Baker none!
One of the Yeovil resignees remarked to me that there must now by plenty of good ex-UKIP members to form a real leave the EU party. I think he is right and now is the time to act. Farage has never won a first past the post UK election in which he has stood as candidate and never will. Voters won't vote for him. He therefore can never get us out of the EU and should stop obstructing those who can win fptp elections. Farage is now the best asset the EU have to keep us a vassal state of Brussels.
You win at UK politics by backing winners ie candidates the electorate like and will vote for, not Farage's placemen and cronies who have zero electoral appeal. We saw this at the Eastleigh parliamentary by-election where my neighbour Ashdown reckoned Mrs James could have won for UKIP with better organisation against a lack lustre LibDem and useless Tory.
Alan Sked, UKIP's founder is setting up a party called New Deal. He describes it as a left centre party. This gives me a big problem. We have had enough of left-right centre ground politics in my life time. Like Richard North and those who support his Harrogate agenda I want to change the political staus quo but unlike his group I recognise we have to use existing electoral rules to do so. I want a party that espouses common sense policies and common decency not this polarised, ya-boo irrelevant claptrap we get. No party has a monopoly on good policies. Coming from the working class I can see merit in somey Labour policies. Oxford and Bank of England enables me to see merit in some Tory policies. I don't honestly know what LibDems are for. They keep changing their mind so often!
Alan Sked wants a UK based party that will never send its elected members to Brussels which of course is de facto support for the EU. This is UKIP's huge con. For money and status it supports the EU. It is now a divisive party without a shred of principle or democracy. It is a cult.
I want a principled inclusive democratic party that will get us out of theEU. I urge others who want this to contact Alan Sked and offer him your support. I hope Nikki Sinclair, Mike Natrass, Roger Knapmanl, Bob Crow nd Trevor Colman will support Alan. Farage has nothing to fear unless those who want a clean honest and decent anti-EU party unite His email is: