Monday, 26 January 2015

UKIP's Amjad Bashir is a stranger to the truth says Galloway

Farage sure knows how to pick them. His clains he has professionalise UKIP and yet it ends up uncritically swallowing a fantasists claims.

Its all in the Guido Fawkes blog from which I quote below :


JANUARY 25TH, 2015

Amjad Bashir Accused of Lying Over Respect Party Links
+ Told Tories He Has ‘Never Had Anything to Do With Them’
+ Respect: Application Form and 5 Witnesses Prove He is Lying
+ Also Claimed He Was a Labour Member in 80s 

Amjad Bashir has been accused of lying about his links to the Respect Party after evidence emerged tonight apparently disproving his claims to have never had anything to do with the party. Earlier today, George Gallowayaccused Bashir of being a member of Respect in 2012, claiming he was deselected as a council candidate for the party in Bradford. This allegation was denied by Bashir in a conversation with Tory party officials this afternoon, where he “denied he’s ever had anything to do with Respect… Amjad denies it”. Yet tonight the Respect Party claims to have unearthed an application form filled in by Bashir to join the party. In a statement to Guido, Respect alleges:
The UKIP MEP who jumped from Nigel Farage’s party to join the Conservatives is revealed as a liar about his political past.
Amjad Bashir denies that he has ever had anything to do with the Respect party but an application form he filled in and is still held by the party proves that isn’t the case. The new Conservative MEP gives his date of birth on the form as September 17, 1952. But he also claims on the form that in the 1970s and 1980s he was a Labour party member and helped the then Bradford West MP Marsha Singh (now deceased). He also claims to have been heavily involved, and led a membership drive in Bradford, for Imran Khan’s Pakistan party the PTI (Party of Justice).
For Labour Bashir claims: “I attended ward and regional meetings, I carried out door to door canvassing on election days…I also carried out telephone campaigns.”
Respect’s Bradford West MP George Galloway hit out: “Not only has this man not got a shred of principle, his acquaintance with the truth is distant to say the least. He joined Respect, now he’s lying about it. I don’t know if what he is saying about Labour and the PTI is correct but his denial that he joined Respect, was selected as a candidate and then de-selected, is a shameful and damning untruth. If the Tories are prepared to embrace this man then I think it says even more about them than it does him.”
Galloway would not reveal why the party had decided to drop Bashir. “But probably for the first time ever I have to agree with Nigel Farage that there are grave concerns about things in this guy’s past.”
He added that not only was the application form in the party’s hands but at least five witnesses, who were part of his interview panel, were prepared to confirm that he had joined the party and then been sacked as a council candidate for Bradford Moor.

This supports my long held view that Farage is a poor judge of people. Its not the first time he  has been sucked  into parachuting undesirables carpet baggers who have no real loyalty to UKIP onto MEPP lists, Tories Andreasen & Bannerman last time.  Once they are MEPs they cannot be removed. Who next this time?

Farage is poorly read. Its all in Machiavelli's book , "The Prince" written over 500 years ago. Machiavelli points out that mercenaries cannot be relied on and that a Prince should rely on his own loyal people, Farage has filled UKIP up at the top with dubious  ex-Tory mercenaries who have no loyalty to UKIP and are only there to take the MEP's EU Euro. Worse he has smeared and chucked out and proscribed many UKIP loyalists who have worked hard over many years to put UKIP where it now is. I attended many UKIP meetings in 2007/8 where Farage's apparatchik the late Malcolm Wood went round with a bucket at the end collecting money from the almost entirely OAP audience. These were the same people that went out week in week over the Winter months weather to deliver UKIP leaflets something Farage's fair weather new found Tory friends will never do.

Farage wants  a seat in the House of Lords above all else. Once that is delivered by Cameron  Nigel will depart to his real party the pan European one based in and payed for by Brusssels. You will only see him on the occasional chat show.

PS Another George Galloway quote:

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”

He is typical of the unprincipled carpetbaggers that have been ushered to the top table by Maitre D' Nigel Farage 

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