Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another fine cock up by UKIP!

Thursday 18th October, 273 residents (18%) of the picturesque Shaldon voted in a parish poll for a referendum on the EU, at a cost of £600 of their money, with the wrong question!

UKIP front oranisation CARP (or should that be CRAP) triggered a parish poll in Shaldon using a little known clause in the Local Government Act 1972 . But instead of calling for a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty, the question on the ballot was on the current EU Constitutional Treaty – which is moribund after the French rejected it. Prime Minister Gordon Brown say he will hold a referendum if the Constitutional Treaty ever comes back, anyway, rendering the whole process irrelevant.

Shaldon's Liberal Democrat County Councillor, David Cox said "I'm guessing the organisers of this poll really wanted a referendum on the Reform Treaty, instead they have confused matters and delivered a great propaganda victory to the opponents of a referendum with this mix-up. Whilst I favour a referendum on the Reform Treaty, I think parish polls should be used sparingly for parish matters - not national issues."

Trevor Coleman (see only UKIP in the Village) tried to claim it was the same treaty; however sadly for not-so-clever Trevor the UKIP website labels a 'Youtube' clip as "Trever Coleman explaines the Reform Treaty campaign for a referendum"

It seems UKIP isn't content with wasting public money via its MEPs and councillors. £600 pounds may not seem a lot, but in a small parish it would be better spent on the Cubs or Brownies than ham-fisted UKIP propaganda.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

UKIP@HOME is back!

UKIP@HOME is back under new management!
The Blog is undergoing some changes and hopes to be back up properly in the next few days.

If you want to contribute to the blog as a writer or you have a story, email
Thank You
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

UKIP Welsh campaign - more money down the drain...

As well as being utterly humiliated during the election campaign for the Welsh Assembly it appears the United Kingdom Independence Party chucked huge amounts of cash down the drain as well.
They spent £152,367 and gained just 38,490 votes - so each vote for UKIP cost the party an incredible £3.69!

When compared to the campaign cost of other parties and votes gained then UKIP was the biggest loser:-

£0.54 BNP (£22,880 for 42,197 votes).
£0.83 Greens (£28,082 for 33,803 votes).
£0.87 Labour (£250,000 for 288,954 votes).
£1.18 Cons (£245,973 for 209,153 votes).
£1.20 Plaid (£245,475 for 204,757 votes).
£2.09 Lib-Dems (£239,799 for 114,500 votes).
£3.96 UKIP (£152,367 for 38,490 votes).
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UKIP Councillor Stephen Allison - useless and misleading...

Pity the poor electorate who voted for the United Kingdom Independence Party and elected Councillor Stephen Allison as their representative on Hartlepool Council.

It should come as no surprise that Councillor Allison could only be bothered to attend 7 of the 111 council meetings he was supposed to attend, despite pocketing a yearly allowance of £5,410 - or £772.85p for every meeting attended.

It should come as no surprise that yet another UKIP politician is exposed as having their greedy snout deep in the trough of hard earned taxpayers money while failing the very electorate who put their trust in UKIP and elected this wastrel as their elected Representative on Hartlepool Council.

It also appears that Councillor Allison is fond of threatening people with his solicitors when they question exactly where he lives as this interesting email exchange on the 'High Tax Hartelpool' website shows.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

UKIP as popular a nuclear waste

The latest ICM poll published by the Guardian doesn't even show UKIP registering a single point. Not a single respondent said the party would be their choice at the next election.

Even more surprising is that this poll was carried while the EU reform treaty was making headline news. With levels of Eurosceptism still extremely high in the UK, UKIP should be enjoying is most buoyant time since its 2004 election success, yet it seems not even to be registering on the radar of most of the electorate. A moderator on UKIP's biggest unofficial web forum blamed the parties miserable performance on the "fraudsters and madmen" in the party who "beset us with their pet obsessions".

The news led prominent UKIP blogger and Woking's UKIP PPC, Matt Davies, to describe UKIP as "a sinking ship" ... "irrelevant and beaten". Our sentiments exactly Matt.
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Saturday, June 9, 2007

UKIP in the pocket of the EU

David Noakes, former United Kingdom Independence Party Leadership candidate - and our favourite UKIP fruitcake - has launched a fiery attack on the current leadership of UKIP accusing them of selling out to the Europena Union - we publish David Noakes rant in full:

"You may know the leadership of the Conservative Party has been controlled by the European Union since the 1960's. Leaders like Ted Heath, Francis Maude, David Cameron, Ken Clarke, Hestletine implement EU policy, not that of their voters.

The Conservative leadership was the primary instrument of the EU in Britain, and will be again if re-elected. The leaderships of the Lib Dem and Labour Parties came under EU control in the 1980's. Tony Blair ruthlessly implements EU policy and ignores the wishes of his voters on all issues- from the EU's Road pricing, to EU laws that relentlessly remove liberties that are centuries old.

That's why our votes don't count any more - the three parties implement the EU's agenda, not our wishes. UKIP's leadership has come under EU control since it was elected to the EU - our MEP's on huge EU salaries, Farage on half a million, and all UKIP's staff, like Malcolm Wood, on 60,000 a year plus from the EU. These people are bought and paid for by the EU, and they are working for the EU. Anti EU activity and activists in the party have been closed down.

Polls tell us that as many as 68% of the British people want to be out of the EU. And yet Farage won just 5 of Britains 19,579 council seats. That level of failure, with that amount of support amongst voters, would not be possible if it was not deliberate. If Mebyon Kernow (the confused little local Cornish party that wants independence for Cornwall, but supports the EU, which will abolish Cornwall) can beat UKIP nationally, does that not tell you your leadership is not just wildly incompetent, but engaged in deliberate sabotage?

UKIP members are being systematically betrayed by a leadership that is pro-EU, not so dissimilar to the way the Lib Lab Con leaderships are controlled by the EU. If the Conservative Party has failed to remove its traiterous leadership in 35 years, It is unlikely we will get rid of UKIP's leaders. We can expose them in the same way that we attack the Lib Lab Con. It would be better pro-EU UKIP, under Nigel Farage and Malcolm Wood, did not exist, than they continue to sabotage the anti-EU cause.

Many of UKIP's members are dedicated, honest people who have put in huge amounts of time and money; but one of the weaknesses of the British political system is that if you corrupt a party's leadership, you have neutralised its members. Britains four largest parties are now controlled by the EU.

That's why we are fighting as individuals, attacking the EU directly, by-passing and ignoring the four leaderships that have betrayed us. You can do the same by printing out and acting for yourself, or with your branch, whichever party you're in.

David Noakes."
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Saturday, June 2, 2007

UKIP confusion over Good Friday agreement

Fred McGlade, Chairman of UKIP North Lancashire Branch, wrote in the letters page of the latest edition of the UKIP journal 'Independence' (page 24, issue number 70, May 2007):

"This so-called "Good Friday" agreement, nothing more than a surrender to the IRA, has led us to the sight of Ian Paisley sitting a few feet from Gerry Adams apparently reacing an agreement over power sharing in the province. This was, in my opinion, pitiful. Adams, as always making a point, wore an Easter Lily commemorating the 1916 subversive hooliganism inflicted on a few back streets of Dublin. He is subtle as a rash or impetigo and considerable nastier.

The referendum to be held at Easter 2016 will see the end of Ulster as we know it and the completion of an act of treachery on the people of Northern Ireland. It now seems nothing stands in the way of the destruction of the lives, culture and beliefs of a group of British subjects whose only crime was loyalty. These are sad times which we will live to regret."

In contrast, the following appeared on the official UKIP website on 8.5.2007:

“David Campbell Bannerman, Deputy Leader of UKIP, welcomed the new Northern Ireland Assembly on 8th May. David is the former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1996-97, and served in Government when the Peace Process began in earnest, and was present when the Stormont talks between the parties began. David comments:

"I am personally delighted to see the Northern Ireland Assembly meet, and to witness the remarkable spectacle of representatives of both sides of this divided community coming together. I earnestly hope they will work together harmoniously and peacefully for the good of everyone in Northern Ireland. Full credit should be paid to the many who have worked so hard and so courageously to achieve this outcome."
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Friday, June 1, 2007

Adrian Lithgow and his drunken Cornish Pasty rampage...

Earlier this month, the UK Independence Party's communication boss resigned, was fined £60 and ordered to pay £400 compensation after drunkenly harassing a Yugoslavian rail worker at 3am in Victoria station.

Adrian Lithgow called the Eastern European "a piece of s***", asked, "Have you got a work permit?" and then launched a hot pasty at bearby staff. I hear that just hours before, Lithgow was clinking glasses with none other than the gadfly UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his deputy David Campbell Bannerman.

Fancy! Elephant-minded readers may recall how, in February, Farage was found in an 'extremely weary' state in one of Strasbourg's Irish-themed watering holes.

Blurts Farage, who behaved himself during the evening with Lithgow: "We had a committee meeting and had dinner. It was nothing terribly substantial. He was fine when I left."
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