At yesterday’s NEC meeting Dr Edmond was due to present his appeal to the very people who had originally colluded with Farage to remove him as both an NEC member and MEP candidate!
Not surprisingly Dr Edmond followed Mr West’s example and decided not to waste his time or his money travelling to a kangaroo court overseen by a corrupt clique.
There is no way that Farage would have allowed Mr Edmond back onto the MEP list.
Farage needs his MEP candidates compliant and willing to ignore his corruption, deceit and dishonesty.
The last thing he needs is someone who puts their principles and their integrity before a career in the EU.
Dr Edmond could have had Jesus Christ defending him and he would still have lost!
The following emails are rather illuminating as they clearly prove that Mr Edmond’s appeal - like Mr West’s disciplinary hearing - would have been a farce:
From: "Paul Nuttall" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <http://email@example.com>; "Alan Bown" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Andrew Moncreiff" <http://email@example.com>; "Christopher Gill" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "David Campbell Bannerman" <http://email@example.com>; "Derek Clark" <http://uk.mc276.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=derekrclark@hotmail..co.uk>; "Douglas Denny" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "George Curtis" <http://email@example.com>; "Jill Seymour" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Marta Andreasen" <http://email@example.com>; "Marta Andreasen" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Michael Zuckerman" <http://email@example.com>; "Nigel Farage" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Nigel Farage (European Parliament)" <http://email@example.com>; "Phil Griffiths" <http://firstname.lastname@example.org..uk>; "Rachel Oxley" <http://email@example.com>; "Wayne Harling" <http://uk.mc276.mail..firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Jonathan Arnott" <http://email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 5:31 PM
Subject: Eric Edmond
Dear NEC Members
Dr. Eric Edmond has lodged an appeal against his deselection as a UK Independence Party European Election candidate for the South West. I am therefore asking NEC members to agree to the recommendation of the Party Secretary to allow Dr. Edmond to attend the April 6th meeting where his appeal can be heard.Please respond as soon as possible.
From: Douglas firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Douglas email@example.com
Subject: Re: Eric Edmond
To: "Paul Nuttall"
Cc: "Zuckerman. (SECRETARY) Michael A. LLB; MBA" , "Young Delroy (E.Midlands)" , "Seymour (Councillor) Jill (Telford)" , "Oxley Rachel Jane (Deputy Chairman) (North West)" , "Moncreiff Andrew" , "Harling Wayne" , "Griffiths Philip" , "Gill Christopher" , "Farage MEP. Nigel (LEADER)" , "Duffey Lisa" , "Curtis George" , "Campbell -Bannerman David. (Deputy Leader)" , "Bown. Alan (SE Region)" , "Arnott (General Secretary) Johnathan" , "Andreasen Marta (Party Treasurer)." firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday, 23 March, 2009, 6:46 PM
I do NOT think Dr. Edmond should be allowed to make an appeal now, as he clearly said he would have nothing to do with the "kangaroo court" i.e. meaning the NEC, ...at the previous meeting at which he could have made representations, when he knew full well that it was to be discussed.
The matter is finished.
Subject: RE: Eric Edmond
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul Nuttall"
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Date: Tuesday, 24 March, 2009, 10:56 AM
I have already said to Paul to allow him his moment. We all know how vile this man has behaved, but by allowing a small amount of time to hear him I believe it makes us look fair in the eyes of the Party members and once and for all a decision will be made in front of Mr E and hopefully prevent any further negativity at this crucial election time.
National Co-ordinator Young Independence
U.K. Independence Party.
Phil Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I know little about the matter I agree with Douglas Denny, if he is hostile to and against the NEC what is the point. It will open up old wounds again and become a time consuming distraction.
I note that Ms Duffy was keen to give the members the impression that Dr Edmond would be given a fair hearing in order to hoodwink them into thinking that the NEC is fair! Is there nothing that this nasty little women will not stoop to in order to please her master?
I also note that Mr Griffiths - a newly elected NEC member - despite admitting that he knows little about Dr Edmond is still quite happy to deny him a fair hearing.
Farage must be glad that he has found yet another willing idiot to support his dishonesty and lies.