Alan Sked - founder of UKIP - slams his former party in The Times
Sir, During the greatest financial crisis facing this country since the 1930s, how typical it is of UKIP’s present pathetic leadership that its flagship policy for the forthcoming general election should be to attack the less than 1 per cent of our female population who wear the burka. This is desperate and inane.
If the party is really so obsessed with race, immigration and Islam, it should simply merge with the BNP, which it increasingly resembles. Why have a competition in intolerance? Why not present a united front? After all the political expediency that drives both these anti-EU parties to take up seats in the European Parliament surely dictates such a measure. But let us dismiss any thought that either of them represents “British values”.
I founded UKIP as a tolerant, liberal and democratic party. By 1997 I could already see the far-right writing on the wall and quit as party leader and member. It is a decision that I have never regretted, now least of all. I hope that all decent people will condemn the party as you did in your splendid leading article.
Dr Alan Sked
End of letter.
Alan Sked ALWAYS opposed the idea of UKIP seeking to gain MEPs in the Euro elections. He felt that any UKIP MEPs elected would become tainted by the EU and go native. Surely not!
UKIP PPC needs a proof reader
UKIP PPC FOR ROTHERHAM
I am fed up with our town and country
being ruled by a set of Selfish Greedy Politicaly Correct Morraly Corrupt people
Like this gold Fish I want us to Leave the Old Murky Waters Created by the Above
And move to the Clear vision and bring England Back to being English
And having one set of Rules and Laws for all and stop Pandering to the Muslim Extreamists
I am 58 years old married with three children I have lived in kimberworth for 22 years and the Holmes Masbrough area for 16 years I trained and worked as Mechanical Engineer in the local Steel industry and have since worked as a specialist Engineer throughout the world providing clean safe water to many poor communities I was a founder member of Council Watch and have been an active community activist for many years helping local groups and people with local problems People who know me will tell you I am not afraid to open my mouth
I Like many more people have had enough of seeing our country being slowly swallowed up by the exsesive influx of people from all over the world people who come here with the sole intention of spunging of our welfare state and overwelming our health service and with Muslim Extremists being allowed to rant and insult our brave troops as they march proudly through our city's and the police standing there and allowing this to happen.
Time has come to say enough is enough we are fed up of working hard only to be taxed taxed taxed to pay for all these undisrable scrounges and Hate spreading Muslims.
We can do somthing about this all it takes is for you to spend 5 yes 5 minuets of your time at the elections and Vote thats all it takes.
Lets be ruled by the Majority not the Minority as we are now
ASK YOUR SELF WHEN DID YOU LAST HERE OR SEE YOUR MP
YOU ONLY SEE OR HERE FROM SOUND BITE Mc SHANE AT ELECTION TIME THE REST OF THE TIME HE IS COUNTING ALL HIS EXPENSES AND LIVING THE HIGH LIFE AT OUR EXPENCE.
End of statement.
ALL spelling and grammar mistakes as the original!
He does not like Muslims!
To see his 'fantastic' website: LINK
And his blog can be found at: LINK
More recent UKIPPER resignations
UNITED KINGDOM INDEPENDENCE PARTY
MAIDSTONE AND THE WEALD BRANCH
Branch Chairman – John Botting
DATE: 10 Dec 2009
Dear UKIP Constituency Branch Member,
I wish to inform you that from today’s date I will be standing down as both PPC and branch chairman of Maidstone & the Weald. I also wish to state that on Monday 14th December I will be officially resigning my membership of UKIP and leaving the party.
I have been growing more and more dissatisfied over the last few months with what UKIP has been doing as a party. I think the ex-leaders’ decision to stand down a few months before a General Election was a despicable thing to do and has put any chance of UKIP doing well at the next election back months. Also I am very unhappy at the new leader and ex-leaders behaviour in offering the Conservatives a deal behind the party memberships back and offering to disband the party totally unacceptable. Why should I as a PPC for UKIP be wasting my time, effort and money in trying to get elected when the party leadership was talking about disbanding us?
We are now 2 weeks into the new leader being elected and yet (as of today) he still has not named a party chairman or general election campaign director. These are imperative appointments to enable UKIP to focus for a good election campaign and should have been announced in the first 7 days of him winning. UKIP can never do well unless it has a focus and someone driving it forward.
I am also unhappy at the results of the strives I have attempted to make with-in the party at getting the party to campaign for an English Parliament. This is something as equally important for me as it for me to see the UK out of the EU. The campaign I started with another member has really not gone very well. I am convinced that if UKIP came out as a party who claimed the English nation needs a parliament of at least equal powers to that of Scotland the party would take a lot more votes. However that seems to be a distant dream for me.
I also think that UKIP can ill afford to campaign against expenses scandals and the like whilst our own party leader is embroiled in one himself in the House of Lords and several of our MEP’s are being investigated by OLAF, and an ex MEP has been imprisoned for fraud of taxpayers money. Stones and glasshouses comes to mind!
So, with all this in mind I believe that I am better off leaving UKIP and joining a party that does not have any expenses scandals and that campaigns for withdrawal from the EU and also campaigns for fairness for England and a full English Parliament. That party is the English Democrats.
PS I am happy to talk to anyone about my decision to leave UKIP and join the English Democrats.
End of letter.
And let us not forget the branch chairman and PPC for Ashford Kent who resigned from the party on Monday!
The person in question is Paul Andrews. He reasons for leaving are varied but include frustration at the failure of UKIP's leadership and their TOTAL lack of interest in preparing for the General Election in the SE.
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