Tuesday, 6 May 2014

UKIP choose Roger Helmer as their Newark candidate

I quote from Guido,

UKIP have selected Roger Helmer, recently exposed for a series of bizarre views in the Sun, as their candidate in Newark. He has more than a few skeletons in his closet. That's what you call a brave choice

No Guido that's Farage choosing a certain loser. Nigel cannot afford another Mrs James who might win and go on to challenge him for the leadership before he gets his peerage. I have only met Helmer the once in the company of Alan Sked. Helmer is not in Sked's league. He is just another broken down old Tory understandably no longer wanted by Dave seeking a cushy lucrative billet for the next 5 years. Like Gill he suits Farage down to the ground. He denies younger more attractive candidates the oxygen of publicity. 

Like all old Tories Helmer comes with a huge amount of baggage. Hardly the sort to challenge the political establishment of which he was a member for many years.

Its an incredible choice until you understand Farage, his real agenda and motives and it ain't getting us out of the EU.

Helmer recently featured in the Sun thus:

ONE of Ukip’s most senior MEPs has claimed homosexuality is “abnormal and undesirable” - and should not be “celebrated”.

Roger Helmer, 70, also said being gay is “not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect”.

It beggars belief UKIP should choose such a man in a high profile, posssible break through by-election if Farage was serious about winning the seat.  Even Godfrey Bloom would have been a better choice!

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