Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009
It has now emerged that Don Ransom - Derek Clark’s regional organiser - has been appointed their new branch chairman by UKIP HQ. In an astonishing display of arrogance this was done without anyone at UKIP HQ bothering to consult the committee of that branch!
Needless to say they are outraged and have refused to accept him as their chairman.
I should also add that last year Ransom (pictured above with Steve Allison) was reported to the Police for assaulting Ian Gilman - a UKIP member and former East Midlands MEP candidate.
Mr Gilman’s statement now forms part of a file that has been passed to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Derek Clark is under investigation by OLAF - the EU’s anti-fraud office.
Derek Clark OLAF Case Number: D/007/033/04.09.08
Derek Clark OLAF Investigation Number: DD/FD-D2008.A1/7133/OF/2008/0240
Is Derek Clark - a man accused of fraud - the sort of person you want representing Great Britain for another five years?
Sunday, 29 March 2009
It appears that no one was prepared to be appointed chairman, secretary or treasurer after the people holding those positions resigned.
UKIP East is clearly in crisis. Stuart Wheeler's £100,000 donation will not stop the rot as most of that money will go to the South East to finance Farage's campaign.
Look at the facts:
Bob Spink MP has left.
Branches are closing and membership is falling.
Funds are down.
Peter Reeve - the Regional Organiser - has been reported to Cambridgeshire for assaulting a fellow member.
Well publicised meetings featuring UKIP's leadership only manage to attract 5o people.
The MEP list was rigged.
David Bannerman - a proven liar - is their lead MEP candidate.
Need I go on?
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
At the meeting Derek Clark revealed to a concerned audience that UKIP East Midlands has just £8,000 to fight the Euro elections. This is clearly not enough to fight a decent campaign (in March 2004 they had well over £23,000).
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
We have already witnessed the removal of Dr Eric Edmond and Victor Webb. Trevor Colman also faces removal from the SW list.
The next region to be hit will be London. Ralph Atkinson - second on the list - is set to be removed by the NEC in a matter of days. Whilst his use of the database to phone London members to canvass support was deemed OK at the time, Farage has now deemed Atkinson's actions unacceptable, and is seeking to clear him out, in order to make way for Zuckerman.
There is also an as yet unspecified charge relating to Atkinson, which I can confirm relates to his alleged anti-social behaviour whilst under the influence in Brussels.
Atkinson was elected to second place on the London list by the members, and any decision concerning his candidacy should be made by them, not by the dimwits of the NEC acting on Farage's orders. He is a hard working, if somewhat eccentric, activist, and that Farage should repay his loyalty to the party and to the leadership in this way tells us something of the man and his morals.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Dr Edmond's original article can be seen at: LINK
Farage has now become so concerned about UKIP’s bad reputation that he is thinking of fielding a Libertas UK candidate in the Redbridge Council By-election on 23rd April. If Libertas UK perform well in this election he may well decide to field Libertas UK MEP candidates in June.
Taken from the British Democracy Forum:
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
ADDRESS & TELEPHONE
NUMBER REMOVED BY JUNIUS
Mr Nigel Farage MEP
Rue Wiertz 60
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Their website can be seen at: LINK
Also see: LINK
These disagreements started after Clark went to Bucharest and signed a declaration espousing the principle of "subsidiarity". Prior to this UKIP has always been in favour of total withdrawal from the EU. By accepting the principle of subsidiarity UKIP was now accepting the authority of the union to take decisions which are not devolved to national or regional government.
13 May 2007
Derek Clark is under investigation by OLAF - the EU’s anti-fraud office.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Here is an extract from his article:
But what I did learn whilst I was at the EC’s headquarters here in London was that they fear that the next European elections will throw up many more politicians from the political extremes.
There is anyway a widespread belief, both here and in Europe, that the UKIP phenomenon (passionately anti-European) is all but dead. To quote one correspondent in Brussels, they have been “a complete shambles”.
The expectation here is that the BNP could take three or four of their seats, and the rest, if current trends continue, would largely go to the Tories.
The original article can be seen at: LINK
Predictably Farage’s sycophants on the British Democracy Forum have seen fit to denigrate Mr Snow rather than address the obvious fact that UKIP is falling apart.
They have also failed to understand that Mr Snow was simply reporting the view of the EU Commission rather than his own personal views - something that is quite obvious to anyone who takes the trouble to read his article in full.
Farage’s sycophants really need to remember that under his ‘leadership’ support for UKIP has plummeted.
High profile members such as Tim Congdon and Bob Spink want nothing more to do with UKIP.
Branches are closing down faster than Woolworths.
Membership is falling.
Funds have dried up.
Several UKIP MEPs are under investigation by OLAF.
Members are accused by Farage and his supporters of being in league with the BNP, MI5 or the Tories if they dare to question Farage's leadership skills.
Democratically elected NEC members are thrown off the NEC for trying to raise the concerns of ordinary members.
UKIP is now a laughing stock but sadly people such as Bob Feal-Martinez, Michael McGough and Douglas Denny lack the intelligence or the integrity to realise this.
When UKIP is wiped-out in June they will only have themselves to blame.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
In desperation he has ordered Stuart Parr and Bloggers 4 UKIP - also known as Farage Sycophants 4 UKIP- to attack UKFP at regular intervals.
Monday, 16 March 2009
UKIP Enterprises in association with Bloom/Fuller Productions is pleased to announce the official UKIP NEC portrait for 2009.
This fantastic limited edition print features all of your favourite NEC clowns in glorious living colour. From left to right: Douglas Denny, Nigel Farage, George Curtis, Mike Zuckerman, Lisa Duffy & Paul Nuttall.
Copies can be bought from UKIP HQ. Make cheques payable to David 'Don't mention the underpants' Challice. Price £3.99.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
It has been a very bad week for UKIP. The sacking of Tony Ellwood, John West's kangaroo court, resignation of a UKIP councillor, confirmation that OLAF IS investigating Jeffrey Titford and now this:
My reasons for resigning from UKIP by Drew Belobaba (pictured above)
I am writing you to inform you of my decision to resign as the UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Lewes Constituency and indeed from the Party itself. Some of you will no doubt feel let down by my decision and therefore I am writing this letter to give my explanation for the course of action I have taken.
Unfortunately over the past 18 months it has become apparent to me that the UKIP’s leadership has no interest in taking the party forward and building it into something bigger and better. They have nothing of any consequence to say about the current economic crisis or any of the other serious issues that preoccupy voters choosing instead to focus on peripheral issues.
UKIP has no strategy to GET BRITAIN OUT OF THE EU. We can only achieve our goal by electing MPs to Westminster. Unfortunately, no steps have been taken by UKIP’s leadership to prepare for an anticipated general election sometime in the next 18 months. UKIP also continues to fail to recognize the vital importance of local elections and by-elections as a stepping stone to winning seats at Westminster. Failure to make a sustained effort in this regard has resulted in the British National Party seizing the initiative to become the choice for voters disaffected with the three main parties. The electorate is increasingly coming to see UKIP as a spent force.
Even preparation for this year’s European Elections has been lacking. Hardly any money has been raised to fund the campaign and planning for the election began only recently. UKIP is unlikely to elect more than a handful of MEPs in June. Yet even if every single British MEP represented UKIP they would still be powerless to obtain our country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
For these reasons and others I have decided that I can no longer continue to support UKIP or represent it as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Lewes.
Instead I have chosen to join the United Kingdom First Party. UK First was founded by former members of UKIP including former UKIP Deputy Treasurer Martin Haslam, and former UKIP Party Chair, Petrina Holdsworth. UK First understands the importance of contesting and winning both local and Westminster elections and by-elections. It also understands that in order to advance our agenda of securing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union we must focus on other issues that the British public finds important. I urge you to join UK First and help bring about positive change. You can learn more by visiting the UK First website at United Kingdom First Party or by contacting me. If you wish to join UK First, you can do so by posting your UKIP membership card to PO Box 4415 Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 9HG. I hope that you will consider joining and that we will have the opportunity of continuing to work together to build a brighter future for our country.
Friday, 13 March 2009
Mr Baden was the Chairman of Corby and East Northants. He was also the UKIP councillor for Thrapston Lakes Ward.
Mr Baden now sits as an Independent.
Mr Baden joined UKIP in 1994. He stood for UKIP in three general elections and several local elections. He was known as one of UKIP’s most committed supporters and was well-known in the Corby area as a tireless campaigner against the EU.
Clearly UKIP is in terminal decline. Branches are closing, members have left and our votes are down. Unless Farage and his sycophants on the NEC are removed UKIP is finished.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Angered by the launch of Libertas, and the collapse of the UK Independence Party, a former branch secretary in North West England has contacted us claiming that more branches in the North West have collapsed and members lost in the last 6 months. It is claimed that the following entries for branches on the UKIP national website, for local groups, are odd to say the least.
We are told that: