Members & staff of UKIP past & present. Committed to reforming the party by exposing the corruption and dishonesty that lies at its heart, in the hope of making it fit for purpose.
Only by removing Nigel Farage and his sycophants on the NEC can we save UKIP from electoral oblivion.
So why has Gerard Batten decided to run for the leadership?
In the past he has described the position as “a poisoned chalice” and has repeatedly resisted calls for him to stand.
He is clearly not that interested in the job as his website makes absolutely no mention of his leadership bid. Indeed, the latest news entry refers to the Irish getting ready to vote on Lisbon! See:LINK
He is also yet to publish his election statement and where is his presence on the UKIP members forum?
The only site we can find devoted to his campaign is a blog entitled ‘Vote Gerard Batten’. The sub-heading reads ‘Leading the campaign to make Gerard our leader. Forget the rest and vote for the best’.
The site has to be seen to be believed. One entry invites you to make a Gerard Batten badge while another complains that the other candidates will steal Batten’s ideas if he publishes them! Yeah, right!
But perhaps we are being rather harsh. Clearly 'Tim' is doing his best to salvage a lost cause.
So what is Batten really up to?
Gerard has been critical of Farage for a long time. He rightly regards Farage as a liability and has often said that UKIP would be better off without him. There is certainly no love lost between the two with Farage usually describing Batten as “that f***ing BT salesman”. Indeed, he hates Gerard almost as much as he hates Nikki Sinclaire!
Farage wants Lord Pearson to succeed him as leader. He wanted a coronation. The last thing he wanted was an election!
It has to be said that Alan Wood, Gerard Batten, Mike Nattrass and Nikki Sinclaire are currently not names to mention in front of our beloved Nigel!
I am sorry to let the cat out of the bag but Gerard is not really serious about leading UKIP.
His decision to stand was largely motivated by a desire to p*ss off Farage and his favoured successor.