GLW has passed on to us a very interesting email exchange between Gordon Parkin, Andrew Edwards and John West. Parkin is the EU funded regional organiser for the North East. He was also an MEP candidate.
We note that Mr Parkin is unable or unwilling to bring himself to defend Farage, the EFD Group or Farage's employment of his wife. But how can you defend the indefensible?
Do you think that Mr Parkin should be funded by the British taxpayer? Is he worth a single Euro? The collapse of UKIP branches in the region and the total failure of UKIP to achieve ANYTHING electorally in the NE should tell you a thing or two about Mr Parkin's competence as an RO.
He can be contacted on:
Tel: 07799 292019
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:01:43 +0100
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; info\ "@ienglish.co.uk>"
Subject: Nigel's attention seeking goes beyond satire!
Over the years we've become used to the antics of Nigel Farage. Anything to get his mug into the press seems to be his modus operandi of choice.
Whether it be burning psuedo gypsy caravans; playing with an inflatable tractor in Brussels (until PC Plod told him to behave himself); dressing people up as chickens - inside of Europarl; pulling banners across the sky in an aeroplane (which almost killed him), we've seen them all.
Recently, and, no doubt in fear of the Belgian Plod, he's taken to insulting EU notables. Much safer! Not that he's done this (or anything else for that matter), for any great purpose, not in the least. Rather it's always for one reason, and one reason only: To ensure his smarmy mug makes the headlines. Such is his vanity and his insecurity! He's way past caring for 'the cause'. These days he only cares about his bank balance, and being a meja 'celebrity'. Of course it never enters his head that he's merely a transient 'C' list celebrity - here today and gone tomorrow!
Recently the Massa has been in the headlines for making insulting remarks against Belgium and its people. Something that the meja has taken great pleasure in reporting - it always does when Farage makes an ass of himself, thereby harming the cause he's supposed to represent!
Now there are rumours circulating in Brussels that his next stunt will be even more OTT than previous efforts: It would seem that he's even planning on wearing fancy dress in an Europarl plenary!!!
PS: If this impression of the Massa turns out to be accurate, honestly, you'll never be able to watch a certain cartoon character ever again!
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:46:44 +0100
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Farage
Given that you are the R.O. of UKIP for the NE you really should stop belly aching when you get messages pointing out to you that the likes of Nigel Farage are a hindrance to the anti EU cause, you should look hard at the allegations being made.
You Sir have a duty to your membership, and their best interests are, not, repeat, not served by you being a sycophantic mouthpiece for the indefensible!
Tell me, which is the more important to you - your position as R.O.; or the best interests of your members and the country. Given the attitude displayed below I'd suggest that your 'position' is the most important!
If you want to prove otherwise, maybe you'd like to explain just why you support MEP's who happily sit alongside Fascists, homophobes, anti-Semites, and such like? Or why Tory Peers now sit at the top of your Party. Or why Farage pays his wife £30k+ for not a lot. Or why he refuses to disclose his expenses, or explain where all the cash went from Ashford call centre, and the SE accounts. Oh and how about 'Bloomer's' revealing just how much he's made out of being an MEP?
Lot's of question Mr Parkin, but damned few answers. I won't hold my breath whilst awaiting a reply!
A. PS: Other NE contacts have been Bcc'd into this exchange.
From: john west
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 9:57 PM
Subject: RE: Farage
Another UKIP RO who is not prepared to defend UKIP's membership of the EFD Group, Farage's decision to employ his wife, failure to publish ALL his expenses etc. But I don't blame the RO. Could you defend EUKIP?
Subject: Re: Farage
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:32:49 +0100
you are so so sad and will not be responded to again
Bye Bye small mind
From: john west [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:01 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Farage
Your words speak volumes of your lack of integrity and that of the party you claim to represent.
It is no surprise that so many people have now disassociated themselves from the corrupt, self-serving and racist EUKIP.
End of emails. For more on this see: LINK