In today's DT there is a rant by Farage on how the political Establishment had conspired against UKIP and were now pursuing UKIP donors.Link is below
Its a fine rant but misses the point that that is what establishments exist for, to keep out annoying outsiders who will spoil the lucrative cosy set up of the established players in this case LibLabCon.
Farage's UKIP great weakness was it only had one MP, Carswell a converted Tory, for any significant period of time. The other convert, Reckless, lasted only a year before losing his seat.I and many other surged UKIP to put more time and money into cultivating around 5 promising seats that UKIP might win. Farage does not do this sort of serious political groundwork. He went for turning UKIP intoa Nigel Farage cult aided by his gravy train mercenary sycophants.
Seven times a promising seat came up, Seven times the cult sycophants ensured Farage was the UKIP candidate. Seven times he lost. Like the Bourbons Farage learned nothing from his defeats and forgot nothing blaming his fictitious enemies in UKIP. He did not get the message, people like local candidates they know and believe in not wannabe chat show hosts.
The idiocy was perpetuated under Nuttall who was Farage's place man for many years. He got himself parachuted into Stoke, a very winnable seat for UKIP and lost. Midlands people do not like the Scouse accent or trust those who speak it. A decent local candidate with a Brumy accent of whom there was many might well have won Stoke for UKIP.
Where are Nuttall and Farage now? Still collecting their large EU MEP salaries with a generous EU pension to look forward to and for UKIP members ? zilch.
Farage did induce Cameron to commit to our Referendum because he, Cameron, thought no one would vote for a UKIP inspired referendum. As Mrs May also found out when she too believed her own publicity the agenda and players can quickly change and nice Ms Stuart and showman Bojo led the Leave campaign to success. It was a brilliant switch. to ditch Farage.
If we want our referendum result implemented however we need more MPs committed to leaving the EU asap. I therefore urge all former UKIP members to join the Tory party and start lobbying these Tory MPs who are lukewarm voting for Brexit with the scare tactics they used on us.