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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Crisis in UKIP: Nikki Sinclaire writes to Nigel Farage

And here is the promised letter. Sadly, the Sunday Times piece was pulled at the last minute.

An open letter to Nigel Farage MEP from Nikki Sinclaire MEP

3rd October 2009
Re: Your Leadership

Dear Nigel,

After much consideration, I feel it is incumbent upon me to write you this letter. I beseech you to reconsider your resignation as Party Leader, for the sake of UKIP, our cause and, more importantly, our country.

In all good conscience, I cannot see the sense of an internal election, costing more than £25,000, less than six months prior to a General Election campaign. I think it essential for the party to keep its eye on the ball and prepare for the election.

I completely concur with your judgment that you have too many responsibilities and you must prioritise. However, I respectively suggest that, in the short term, you have chosen the wrong priorities. We need you to lead the fight here in the UK, to spearhead our campaign as only you can do.

I cannot understand why you can't delegate some of your Brussels responsibilities to one of your 12 MEPs. You could still hold the title of EFD Co-President and give your wonderful plenary speeches but spend only six days a month in the parliament (as promised in your leadership election campaign).

You led us to an historic victory this year and have taken us to the centre ground of British politics, winning Labour strongholds such as Stoke, Newcastle under Lyme, Dudley, Plymouth , Sunderland, Hartlepool and others. Yet UKIP did not win one single Conservative stronghold and, if you step down, the party could be seen once again as an offshoot of the Tory party if the leadership race went as many expect, thereby costing us votes.

I also ask you to honour your pledge to the UKIP members - who elected you for a four-year term - to see out that commitment. The last thing the party needs now is a couple of months navel gazing. We certainly need a debate on the direction of the party in the near future but preferably after a General Election. If we are to have a leadership race, a race that will elect a leader, according to our constitution, not just for the forthcoming General Election but for the next European Election and possibly a second General Election, we must debate some key issues now in order to give a new leader a strong mandate.

This mandate will have to make difficult decisions, such as UKIP’s inclusion in a pan-European party, that you recently proposed we support. I feel that we, as MEPs representing UKIP’s best interests, could not go forward with this unless it is debated and voted on at conference. So I am glad to learn the proposal has been shelved for this year.

To conclude, Nigel, I ask you please to lead UKIP into the General Election and help increase our support across the Country whilst winning Buckingham and taking UKIP to a new level. Only you can do this, Nigel. Please do not desert us now. All UKIP MEPs will, I know, support you in return, to help you become the first UKIP MP.

If you choose to stay as Leader, I would not put my name forward in the leadership ballot and would urge others to do likewise.


Ms Sinclaire was VERY clever in making sure that this letter was given widespread coverage. Very machiavellian and very astute!

The letter really puts Farage on the spot. I have no doubt that he will be getting his sycophants to "do something" about this troublesome woman!

Ms Sinclaire has never been in Farage’s good books and this letter will hardly improve her prospects within UKIP.

Ms Sinclaire has already voiced concerns about Lega Nord and is rightly concerned about UKIP becoming a pan-European party. Farage - as you would expect - is furious with her!

You will recall that documents proving that UKIP is to become a pan-European party were published yesterday by this blog and GLW.

The documents are 100% genuine and clearly prove that UKIP’s leadership are traitors to the Euro-realist cause. See: LINK & LINK

That they were prepared to do this BEHIND our backs illustrates their TOTAL contempt for UKIP’s membership.

Ms Sinclaire knows that UKIP is falling apart and is desperate to save something from the mess. I applaud her optimism.

However, UKIP is finished unless Farage and his sycophants are kicked out. They have betrayed us all and deserve our utter contempt.

Over to you, Nikki!

For more on this: LINK


Anonymous said...

Dear Junius

Please add my blog to your blogroll/links as I have done for you.

It is a new blog, dedicated to exposing UKIP. It is by a team of UKIP members who are in the party to expose the ugly side of UKIP.

The link is http://trukip.wordpress.com/

Andy et al

Junius said...

Have done as you asked. Good luck!