Listen to Gerard and Tim’s tele-conference
From: TIMOTHY CONGDON
To: undisclosed recipients:
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:31 PM
Subject: UKIP tele-conference recording: Tim Congdon and Gerard Batten reply to questions from party members
E-mail sent to supporters of Tim Congdon’s bid for the leadership of the UK Independence Party, on 14th October 2010
Dear friends and supporters,
This is to let you know that you can now listen to the audio recording of Monday evening’s tele-conference, in which Gerard Batten and I answered a variety of questions from the party membership.
The recording has not been edited in any way. I do not believe in “spin”!
The audio file is attached.
If the Congdon/Batten leadership bid is successful, we propose to make these tele-conferences a regular feature. We regard it as of the first importance that party members can make their concerns known to the party leadership; we are committed to establishing clear channels of communication between members and the leadership.
You are not only free to circulate this message more widely to other party members. You are positively requested to circulate it widely to as many party members as possible.
With best wishes
To listen to the conference click on Congdon’s campaign website. You will find the tele-conference tab on the top right of the page LINK
More hypocrisy from Farage
In the Sunday Express Farage was given the chance to complain about the EU pouring money into a new space research programme.
“Will the first EU space rocket have gold-plated taps and marble flooring? It seems our eurocrats have finally got off the Brussels gravy train and boarded Starship Excess.” LINK
Talk about pot calling the kettle black! This is the man who claimed £2 million in expenses and has consistently refused to say where the money went. This is the man who still refuses to publish a full audit of his MEP accounts despite promising to do so when first elected as an MEP. This is the man whose wife is funded by the EU to the tune of £30,000 a year. Need we go on?
For more on Farage's hypocrisy see: LINK & LINK
For an interesting take on this story see: LINK
Never a truer word spoken!
Interesting thread on the British Democracy Forum devoted to why Farage craves the leadership so much. We couldn’t resist these two quotes!
Originally Posted by charlie endell
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Why does Nigel want to sell out the UKIP membership by taking us into a pan-european political party? Answer: ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££ ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££ ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££ £££££££££££££££££££££££
The man is a disgrace to his country
1.Well as an outsider to the party I think the reason NF wants to be leader is a combination of the following.
1) He only gave it up so as not to be associated with a General Election failure
2) He only gave it up because he engineered his proxy leader Pearson into position to take the flak for the failed election policy of being Tory Lite
3) He wants to gain control again because if someone not of his choosing becomes leader he may get marginalised and removed from control of the NEC
4) (My favourite) Because he is going to form a pan European party
The Pan European Party Leader Farage then becomes a more powerful media figure without the need to expend energy on boring local stuff.
Notice Farage very rarely has anything to say on purely domestic issues. He made a one line response to the financial situation ( and part of what he said was factually incorrect on taxes) about the only issue he has said anything non EU on is Burhkas and he really only got involved in that debate because of the EU angle .
The UKIP response from their media spokesman on the CSR has been er...er....er non existent. although of course he mentioned the EU budget increase ( rightly) but that's it.
To see the originals: LINK