Sunday 30 November 2014

The Public Is Bored Of Cameron And His Cast Iron Promises

It was another 'big moment' from Ol' Cast Iron. "Game- changing speech", "UKIP killer", etc, etc.

And everyone yawned.

Speaking personally, I really couldn't be bothered to read what he said in any detail - something about cutting benefits to immigrants, was it? Firstly, Cameron's "essay crisis" style of leadership - or more correctly followship - is entirely reactive. As such it is always, too little too late, and his lazy, gentleman-amateur way of governing means that the details are invariably badly thought out and the proposals sloppy. Finally, of course, is his notorious mendacity and bad faith in following through on implementation.

Like Tony Blair before him, Cameron seems to view the act of making a speech about something as real as doing what he was talking about. In Blair's case, his charisma meant that it certainly worked for a considerable time as far as electoral popularity was concerned, but by the time Cameron came along people had begun to see through the charade. Cameron both  lacks Blair's star quality and was elected by people already bored of spin and style over substance. Whereas Blair inherited an economic boom, Cameron has had to govern in a time of unremitting austerity.

All these reasons means that Cameron's shelf-life at the top in considerably shorter than his mentors. The boredom and sense of ennui when he gave his latest speech marks the beginning of the end. The public are beginning to want a change in leader. Although Cameron's personal ratings are considerably above his party's, this will change as boredom changes to hostility. Never very popular with his backbenchers, he has made plenty of enemies due to his aloofness and arrogance. Once his personal approval ratings become worse than his party's, then it's possible he will face a leadership challenge.

However, it is more likely that he will simply step down quite soon after the next election. Never very interested in governing, his ambition was simply to be Prime Minister for a period of time, because, well it's just something that someone of his background is born to do. Soon it's back to the grouse, the hunt and riding with the Chipping Norton set. He will leave behind him a country little if any better than the one he found, and a demoralised and badly damaged Conservative Party.

But we in UKIP should thank him. If it wasn't for his arrogance, his Metropolitan snobbery, his ill-treatment and contempt for his own activists, his complacency and cowardice, UKIP would perhaps never have morphed into the powerful insurgent force it is today.

Agent Cameron, once again we salute your service to Queen, country and the United Kingdom Independence Party.

Saturday 29 November 2014

Just 20 people turn up for left wing protest against UKIP in Penarth

A small rabble of intolerant left wing protesters tried to disrupt the new UKIP café in Penarth this afternoon.

Members of the Marxist Socialist Workers Party front, Stand up to UKIP, demonstrated their obstinate intolerance and prejudice against UKIP by waving placards accusing UKIP of racism and bigotry and collecting signatures on a petition to kick UKIP out of Penarth. If this picture of the petition is anything to go by, UKIP Penarth don't have much to worry about:

Paddington Bear, Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan, Bin Laden, Sadam (sic), Nelson Mandela and Jet Lee all made the effort to go to south Wales to sign a petition against UKIP. As most of them are dead, they presumably signed via a Ouija Board or a medium.

University of East Anglia anti-UKIP campaigner is a convicted violent criminal

Nope not Hope has discovered that the full time student union official who helped organise the petition to ban UKIP from a political debate at the University of East Anglia has a conviction for assaulting a police officer.

Liam McCafferty was arrested for a violent assault on a police officer during a Unite Against Fascism protest against the EDL is Bolton in 2010. He appealed his conviction but lost and was ordered to pay more than £1k in fines and costs.

Convicted violent criminal McCafferty told Douglas Carswell MP that it was necessary to ban UKIP from the university so they would feel safe.

University of East Anglia bans UKIP then backtracks

A political debate at the University of East Anglia has been cancelled after a Lib Dem "Environmental Awareness Scholar" started a petition to exclude UKIP from the campus.

Timea Suli's petition said it was necessary to hold the debate off the campus if UKIP were involved so that students could "feel safe, secure and respected". There is no explanation why students would feel unsafe, insecure or disrespected if UKIP was represented in the political debate, it is simply politically motivated:
We are hoping to gain attention on the issue and encourage support from people who believe that UKIP do not deserve a podium at our tolerant campus.
The University of East Anglia has attracted lots of criticism over the key role it played in producing fraudulent "science" to back up the extremist global warming agenda and attempts to destroy the careers of the honest scientists who tried to expose it. There are probably very few staff at UEA who would want UKIP on the campus given the party's stance on the global warming fraud that the university makes vast sums of money promoting.

Following public criticism and unwanted media attention over the ban, the Student Union says that it will reschedule the debate.

Friday 28 November 2014

UKIP win in Bridlington

UKIP candidate, Malcolm Milns, won a by-election yesterday in Bridlington to take UKIP's first seat on East Riding Council.

Milns is already a town councillor for Bridlington and won the East Riding seat comfortably.

Bridlington is a working class northern town that has problems with unemployment, health and a dwindling tourist economy - proof, if proof were needed, that UKIP prospers in Labour's post-industrial heartlands just as much as it does in the leafy suburbs and country towns that have traditionally been Tory strongholds.

Malcolm MilnsUKIP40130.85%
John CopseyConservative35227.08%
Liam DealtryIndependent21716.69%
Terry DixonIndependent21416.46%
Neil TateIndependent1168.92%

Thursday 27 November 2014

Immigration Fail: Numbers Up Since Cameron Took Office

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Former Labour councillor charged with defrauding council she sat on

A former Labour councillor has appeared in court charged with defrauding Wigan Council over fake child care expenses from the time she was a councillor.

Emma McGurrin is accused of making 9 false claims for child care in 2012 and 2013. She denies the claims but one of the women whose names appeared on fake receipts has already admitted her part in the fraud at a magistrate's court.

Just 80 people sign up for Dudley South Conservative open primary

Dudley South Conservatives have decided to blow a big chunk of their election spending limit on an open primary publicity stunt attracting just 80 voters.

The Tories tried the open primary idea out in Rochester where they spent most - if not all - of their £100k spending limit on posting ballot papers to every household for them to choose between the two candidates on their all-woman shortlist. Only 0.88% of voters in Rochester bothered to take part which was pretty embarrassing but a marked improvement on the 0.13% of the 61k voters in Dudley South.

Chris Kelly is standing down as MP for Dudley South in May.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Angela Merkel will veto attempts to limit immigration

Angela Merkel says she will veto any attempts to limit immigration within the EU.

David Cameron is running out of time to get any meaningful changes to our relationship with the EU. Every time he makes a promise to stop something from happening or change the way something works he comes up against the immovable force that is Germany who want to change nothing because the EU is run by and for Germany.

Tory minister Grant Shapps refused to admit that they can do nothing to limit immigration from the EU on last night's BBC The Agenda, instead bragging about how the Tories have discriminated against skilled workers from our friends in the Commonwealth to try and mitigate the unsustainable level of immigration from unskilled workers and benefits tourists from the EU.

Alright, I'll give you the shirt of my back but please just pretend you're going to let
me do something about immigration until after the election

Monday 24 November 2014

County Durham Labour Councillor admits child sex abuse

A Labour councillor in County Durham has resigned after admitting child sex offences dating back to the 1990s.

Cllr Peter McLaughlin has admitted abusing a 15 year old boy but has denied accusations that he abused him from the age of 13. He will be sentenced on January 2nd.

Friday 21 November 2014

Second UKIP victor in Rochester

Mark Reckless' historic by-election win in Rochester & Strood wasn't the only election UKIP were contesting yesterday. Mark's election campaign manager, Chris Irvine, also contested the Medway Council seat that he resigned from when he defected to UKIP along with Mark Reckless and won with a 15% majority.

Congratulations, Cllr Chris Irvine.

Mark Reckless wins Rochester & Strood for UKIP

Mark Reckless has won the by-election in Rochester & Strood with 42.1% of the vote and will return to parliament as UKIP's second MP.

The majority was less than some predicted but it's just under 3,000 and over 7% which is pretty healthy. The Tories are trying to spin the defeat as a positive and claim that because the margin is smaller than they predicted, they can win the seat back in 2015. It looks like their target seat maths is as dodgy as the maths they used to predict the UKIP margin because Mark Reckless' 2,090 vote majority makes it the 125th largest majority in the country.

The Tories came a respectable but still fairly distant second whilst Labour finished in third place more than 25% behind UKIP. The Green Party finished in fourth with 4.22%, just missing the magic 5% that would have kept their deposit and the Lib Dems were relegated to fifth place with 0.87% of the vote and were only spared the embarrassment of losing to the Monster Raving Loony Party (something normally reserved for the English Democrats who didn't stand in this by-election) by 198 votes. Britain First's lowly 9th place with just 56 votes shows that their clever social media propaganda machine hasn't turned them into a credible electoral force.

Well done to all involved in the election campaign, the activists that travelled from all parts of the UK and beyond to campaign for Mark Reckless and of course to Mark Reckless himself for the brave decision to resign following his defection and contest his seat as a UKIP candidate. Your hard work paid off, you have helped to make history.

Mark RecklessUKIP16,86742.10%
Kelly TolhurstConservative13,94734.81%
Naushabah KhanLabour6,71316.76%
Clive GregoryGreen1,6924.22%
Geoff JubyLib Dem3490.87%
Hairy Knorm DavidsonLoony1510.38%
Stephen GoldsbroughIndependent690.17%
Nick LongPeople Before Politics690.17%
Jayda FransenBritain First560.14%
Mike BarkerIndependent540.13%
Charlotte RoseIndependent430.11%
Dave OsbornPatriotic Socialist330.08%
Christopher ChallisIndependent220.05%

Thursday 20 November 2014

North Cornwall Council warns schools not to allow Lib Dem councillor near children

North Cornwall Council has issued a warning to schools and clubs in the area not to allow Cllr Alex Folkes access to children.

Lib Dem Cllr Folkes resigned as Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources earlier this month and has been urged to resign from the council. Child protection concerns have been raised at the council in relation to Cllr Folkes and a police investigation in 2000.

EU demands £680m to cover overspend

The EU is demanding another £680m from the UK taxpayer to cover £5.4bn of spending that they don't have the money for.

It's only been a couple of weeks since they landed a £1.7bn bill on George Osborne's desk and now they want more. At least they had a flimsy pretext for demanding the £1.7bn, they didn't just say "we've spent too much money, give us some more".

Former Labour councillor accuses Welsh Labour of using discrimination inconsistently

A former Labour councillor in Wales has accused the Welsh Labour Party of abusing the Labour Party's sexist, discriminatory all-women shortlist policy to help preferred candidates win selection.

The Labour Party has been using all-women shortlists to select candidates for some time even though they have been ruled illegal on more than one occasion. Former councillor Siobhan Corria has accused the Welsh Labour Party of only enforcing all-women shortlists where they don't have a preferred male candidate.

The Labour Party denies the accusation and says that it consistently discriminates against men to artificially inflate the number of women in the Welsh Assembly and town halls across Wales.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Mark Reckless is the bookies' favourite

Tomorrow is election day in Rochester & Strood and the bookies say Mark Reckless is going to walk it for UKIP.

BetVictor have UKIP favourites to win at odds of 1/125 whilst Bet365, Boylesports, Bwin, Paddy Power and William Hill all have UKIP at 1/100. Bet365 have given the Lib Dems odds of 1000/1 - the same odds SkyBet and Ladbrokes have given the Monster Raving Loony Party.

North Norfolk Conservative councillor defects to UKIP

A Conservative cabinet member on North Norfolk District Council has defected to UKIP.

Cllr Russell Wright said that he believed the Conservative Party had left him, not the other way round and highlighted their failure of young people as a major reason for defecting.
The core values which drew me to the Conservatives were the values my family had lived our life by for generations: Hard work, looking after your own family, a pride in your locality, responsibility not rights, low taxation and welfare only as a last resort.

I'm not an expert economist, but I've been in business for 30 years and I know you cannot spend more than you earn,

“This Tory government has doubled the national debt since 2010. If this carries on, our children and grandchildren will have no future. You can only have welfare if you create the wealth to pay for it.

Bradford Labour activist of 23 years joins UKIP

A Labour activist of 23 years in Bradford has defected to UKIP.

Owais Rajput said:
After 23 years’ activism in the Labour Party and recent soul-searching, I have concluded the Labour Party is working against the grassroots.

Former president of Belfast Chamber of Commerce joins UKIP

The former president of Belfast Chamber of Commerce has joined UKIP.

Joe Jordan is a successful businessman and was president of Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce for over 2 years.
I am delighted to be joining Ukip here in Northern Ireland. I have had a long career in business and during my term as president of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce, I dealt with many of our local politicians on a regular basis.

"When I recently made the decision to get involved in politics, there was only ever going to be one home for me, and that was Ukip.

Newtownabbey DUP councillor defects to UKIP

A Newtownabbey DUP councillor has defected to UKIP.

Cllr Robert Hill resigned from the Democratic Unionist Party and joined UKIP yesterday.

9 elderly and vulnerable people in the UK will die this winter for every Ebola victim

It's tragic that 3,500 people have died of ebola. But In Britain alone, 31,000 elderly and vulnerable people will die this winter. Who is singing for that?
- Nick Ferrari, LBC presenter

Monday 17 November 2014

Labour's NHS Chickens Come Home to Roost

An MP who doesn't make their party/whip clear is deceiving you.

You have an MP for one official reason only - to represent you in the House of Commons - in debates, but most importantly in divisions (parliamentary votes).

This is they only thing they have unique privileges/rights to do - this is what they are paid for.

Everything else they do - charity work, community activities, etc it entirely their own business - they could do this whether or not they were an MP. They are not councillors, social workers, community activists - at least not as part of being an MP. Any such activities they do on their own account and should do on their own time at their own expense.

With this in mind - the essential right to vote in the House of Commons - the biggest influence on any non-independent MP is their party whip. The party whip works for the party leader, to force MPs to support the party/party-leader on parliamentary votes.

Any MP who does not absolutely and clearly show which whip they obey is deceiving the voter, and hiding the biggest potential conflict of interest they have chosen to accept.

It should be a legal requirement (if not already, under the trades description act) for all MP's to declare their party loyalty/whip whenever the represent themselves as an MP.

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Thursday 13 November 2014

Whitby UKIP councillor forced to resign as school governor

A popular councillor in Whitby says that he has been forced to resign as a governor of Whitby Community College after joining UKIP.

Cllr Mike Ward says that he was told by headteacher Sue Whealan that his membership of UKIP is not compatible with the values of the school. The statement of values for the school, which Cllr Ward signed off as Chair of the Board of Governors, says the school's aim is that all students:

  • are safe and healthy
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • experience success so that they are equipped to make their way in the world of work

The school, the council and the headteacher have yet to explain how Cllr Ward's membership of UKIP doesn't support the aims he himself signed off or why Cllr Ward's human right not to be discriminated against because of his political views have been violated.

This one isn't going to go away any time soon.

Picture: North Yorks Enquirer

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Nigel Farage on last night's EU arrest warrant farce

David Cameron PROMISED a House of Commons a vote on the European Arrest Warrant last night. Guess what? He lied. AGAIN.
This government has consistently treated the British people with contempt. Even the Conservative Party's own Members of Parliament accused it of "deception", and Speaker Bercow, with whom I rarely agree, called it a "sorry saga". He was right.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said it was "fundamentally underhand" while Bill Cash MP said it was a "disgraceful way of going about a very important matter".

Because the government has acted in this way, the British public will likely be dragged back into the European Arrest Warrant, without so much as a vote for our democratic representatives.

And yet the Tories want you to believe they are tough on Europe.

Watch this video below, and consider donating us £3.70£37, or £370 to represent the scant few Tories who opposed further EU integration last night. You guessed it: there was ONLY 37 OF THEM.



Remember, on the European Arrest Warrant (and just about everything else)... don't trust the Tories.

Thank You,
Nigel Farage

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Sunday 9 November 2014

Rochester & Strood Green Party's disrespectful Remembrance Sunday anti-war campaign

The Green Party in Rochester & Strood marked Remembrance Sunday by setting up an anti-war stall to promote their candidate for the by-election being held on the 20th.

Other parties stood down their campaigners for the day as a sign of respect but the Green Party took the opportunity to set out their stall in the constituency. They have been condemned by members of both UKIP and the Conservatives who have described it as ridiculous and disrespectful.

Picture: Breitbart London

Lest we forget

Saturday 8 November 2014

Osborne declares victory over paying EU's £1.7bn bill

Only last week David Cameron was refusing to pay the "outrageous" £1.7bn bill the EU is demanding. This week George Osbourne was saying that we're going to pay but we're not going to pay it all. Yesterday he declared victory by paying the full amount.

The EU was demanding a £1.7bn payment to cover the extra amount we would have paid in membership fees since 1995 if they'd included prostitution and drug dealing in their calculations of the size of the UK economy like they are now. George Osborne has brought forward £1bn of next year's rebate to take £850m off the £1.7bn bill so it's still costing us £1.7bn.

While the Tories have been trying to spin this as a victory, the EU have said that this was the amount we were supposed to be paying and Osborne has achieved nothing. If they think we're going to be taken in by some dodgy maths, the Tories must think we're as stupid as they are!

Friday 7 November 2014

UKIP councillor in Torbay prevented from giving evidence of sexual abuse

UKIP councillor Julien Parrott walked out of a meeting of Torbay Council on Wednesday in protest after he was prevented from giving councillors evidence of the level of sexual abuse and rape in Torbay.

Cllr Parrott asked whether Torbay was a safe place and after being told by the chair that it was, he attempted to inform councillors of the 32 cases of violence, threats and rape against women and children that had been to court recently and a confidential police report citing 65 cases of child sexual exploitation this year but was prevented from doing so by the chair.

Cllr Parrott walked out in protest, as did a local resident who told the chair "you are a disgrace madam".

Thursday 6 November 2014

DCLG appoint chief executive and commissioners to run Tower Hamlets

The Department for Communities & Local Government have intervened in Tower Hamlets after a report by PriceWaterhouseCooper found evidence of fraud, corruption, nepotism and a strong bias toward the borough's Bangladeshi population.

Bangladeshi mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was re-elected as mayor in what was widely accepted as a rigged election. PWC found that he had personally intervened in grant applications and the award of contracts, overturning officers' recommendations and giving taxpayers' money to organisations that didn't meet the basic criteria to receive grants. They found that in 81% of grants, officers' recommendations were ignored and more than £400k of taxpayers' money was given to ineligible organisations.

Announcing the decision to appoint a chief executive and three commissioners to run the council, Eric Pickles told parliament that Rahman is running Tower Hamlets Council like a "medieval monarch" and accused him of abusing taxpayers' money and sowing division.

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Monday 3 November 2014

Parliament destroys MP expenses paperwork

All records of MP expenses prior to 2010 have been destroyed, preventing any further investigations in to them.

A committee headed up by Speaker Bercow ruled that the records should be destroyed after 3 years to comply with data protection laws despite employment records being kept until an MP turns 100 and health and safety records being kept for 40 years.

The Data Protection Act says that information must be used for the purpose for which was collected, only necessary information must be collected and kept and information should only be kept for as long as is necessary to carry out the function for which it was collected. The records of expenses claims are collected for the purpose of ensuring that the claims are valid. The Limitations Act prevents legal action from being taken to recover money owed after 6 years for unsecured debt so the information on MPs' expenses should be kept for at least 6 years.

There is nothing in the Data Protection Act that requires paperwork relating to MPs' expenses to be destroyed in anything less than 6 years, this is just a cover-up.