Thursday, 30 December 2010
UKIP claim their failure to offer a defence was an administrative error. I for one am filled with confidence that they are competent to represent the British electorate in Europe. [/sarcasm]
Classic quote from a fellow blogger.
We note with amusement the increasingly desperate attempts by UKIP's corrupt leadership to provide excuses as to why they recently failed to attend the above tribunal. Douglas 'Himmler' Denny is trying to blame Zuckerman for failing to pass the papers to the new secretary. Other senior UKIPPERS are blaming certain UKIP HQ staff.
We note with even more amusement the suggestions by Farage's sycophants that Nikki is now part of a "establishment plot" to destabilise UKIP.
So can we assume that these congenital idiots also believe Farage to be part of this "establishment" conspiracy? After all, he was the one who pushed for her to be thrown out of UKIP!
And did you know that Nigel was most upset when Nikki's victory against him and Bloom was featured in several national newspapers and on the BBC? He actually thought that they could keep it out of the media spotlight!
From the Pink Paper:
Nikki Sinclaire, a lesbian MEP, has won a case against her former colleagues in UKIP for sexual discrimination.
Sinclaire was ejected from the party after she refused to sit by certain members in the European Parliament – claiming that some of the party were homophobic.
The openly lesbian politician, who was also reportedly called “queer” by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, had a default judgement made in her favour after UKIP failed to lodge a defence following an administrative error.
Sinclaire, who now sits as an independent MEP for the West Midlands, said: “I’m very saddened by how this has all turned out. I have been trying to work for an out-of-court settlement, but at no point did UKIP come to me and say shall we talk about this?”
The judgement found that “The claim of sexual orientation discrimination is well founded.” It will be decided whether Sinclaire receives any compensation at a hearing on 29 December.
UKIP deny all the allegations.
To see the original: LINK
And see these:
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Bit worrying that Pearson didn't even notice the loss of such a large sum of money! Just another UKIP style administrative error?
From the Guardian:
Former PWS boss Julian Messent jailed for 21 months
Julian Messent admits funnelling £1.2m of corrupt payments to Costa Rica officials
A former chief executive of a City firm who admitted paying bribes to win contracts overseas was today jailed for 21 months. Julian Messent, 50, resigned in 2006 as chief executive at insurance firm PWS – founded by former Ukip leader Lord Pearson – after admitting funnelling £1.2m worth of corrupt payments to government officials in Costa Rica between February 1999 and June 2002.
The payments were made while Messent was a director of the company's international property division and his pay was directly linked to the amount of business he won, Southwark crown court heard. In 2003, he became the company's CEO.
Sentencing him to 21 months in prison for his part in authorising 41 corrupt payments in exchange for the contracts, Judge Rivlin told him his offences justified a four- to five-year prison sentence but that he had taken into account his early guilty plea and that he was a family man of previous good character.
The judge said: "It is plain, Mr Messent, that you were deeply involved in the decision making and the process of these crimes. You orchestrated them."
He also barred Messent from serving as a company director for five years and ordered him to pay the "people and government of Costa Rica" £100,000 in compensation within 21 days.
To see the original: LINK
Monday, 27 December 2010
EU BOSSES are wasting thousands of pounds of British taxpayers’ money by keeping hundreds of lights burning all night in empty offices at the Strasbourg Parliament.
A fortune is spent every year illuminating and heating rooms which are unused for weeks on end.
The flagrant waste also makes a mockery of the EU’s attempts to reduce its carbon footprint and deliver a “low-energy economy”.
MEPs gather at the £400million building, on France’s border with Germany, for just four days every month.
UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass, who took this picture, last night branded the waste “disgraceful”. He photographed lights blazing away in the Parliament’s main Louise Weiss building and in the adjoining Winston Churchill block.
Light switches and radiators were left on in empty offices, hallways and even the canteen on Thursday evening, long after Eurocrats had packed up and left.
Mr Nattrass, MEP for the West Midlands, added: “This is just another example of the EU gravy train. This has gone on for too long, I am sick and tired of walking past the Strasbourg Parliament and seeing all the office lights left on when nobody is in them.
“On Thursday, voting finished just after midday and MEPs all started to drift off as usual. Hours later I took photographs of light beaming out of the Louise Weiss building and it wasn’t from one room but lots of them.
“I then went into the building the following day on Friday and checked to see if the heating was on and it was. The place was virtually deserted.
“Hardworking Britons will be sick to their stomachs to know their cash is being wasted in this manner. It’s absolutely disgraceful.”
Mr Nattrass also revealed that the majority of the 2,000 offices inside the Parliament have showers, washbasins and TVs that can pick up channels from all over the world. “It’s needless,” he said. “I’ve never used the shower in my office as long as I’ve been an MEP. Why would I need to? I have one before I leave the hotel in the morning.”
The monthly jaunt from the European Parliament in Brussels Belgium to Strasbourg, 216miles away, is estimated to cost the public an annual £200million.
Yet MEPs are there for voting sessions on just 48 days a year. Moving various files and equipment between the two cities takes 30 men and 10 large trucks.
The huge cost involved has led to repeated calls to have Brussels as the sole location of the Parliament.
To see the original: LINK
Sunday, 26 December 2010
But we have one clue. Within an hour of their disappearance a certain Nigel Farage was spotted throwing two very heavy sacks into a lake near Waterloo.
Here is the last known photograph of Dartmouth. Two hours later he vanished!
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
UKIP, Farage and Bloom have applied to the Tribunal to have the judgement 'set aside' on the basis of an administrative error. That all three forgot they had to reply to the claims against them and there was a mix up in all three of their diaries. The ET rules were recently changed allowing respondents 28 days rather than 14 days to reply to allow for due consideration etc.
I note that Nigel was elected under the banner of professionalising the party and the new Party Secretary, Michael Greaves, a Barrister admits to have been at fault here.
The Tribunal Judge has decided not to accept their application without hearing their application IN PERSON and a hearing will be scheduled in due course. The rules state that at least 14 days notice must be given for a hearing. Therefore, currently the Judgement remains in force and the Remedy hearing postponed.
As this hearing will heard due to the negligence of UKIP, Farage and Bloom; they will be expected to pay the costs of all sides in full.
To see the original: LINK
Being rude to foreigners, attempting to have sex with a pole-dancer, trousering £2million that he can't account for, and being found guilty of homophobia. Oh yes, Farage is really projecting the UKIP message with style.
This is what Geoffrey Collier - long-term UKIPPER - had to say:
I like to remain impartial in these matters, and discuss objectively that which we know. My best informants tell me that the 'administrative error' resulted from UKIP's senior legal adviser, who is also a part time self-filler at Asda's store, working additional shifts due to the 'Christmas rush', and she does admit that those extra duties were responsible for that administrative error which was to the disadvantage of UKIP. In addition, she is a mother to numerous small children, all of whom like to visit their respective fathers during the Festive Season. Travelling commitments, therefore, must be identified as another reason for understandable neglect of her duties to the Party.
In UKIP's submission why the Tribunal judgement should be 'set-aside', much of the blame is placed on Nikki Sinclaire herself: this was a self-inflicted problem of her own making, they argue. Her much vaunted long-service to the Party, could leave no reasonable judge in any doubt that Sinclaire would have been fully aware of the constant struggle by UKIP's law officer to balance legal-argument, shelf-filling, and nappy-changing with her additional seasonal distractions. Sinclaire's decision to arrange her tribunal-date to coincide with Christmas week, was a blatant abuse of the legal process; the judgement should be set-aside, a new date set, and favourable consideration should be given to UKIP's legal costs.
As a humble chronicler of this 'Christmas Strory', I have endeavoured to convey the facts as I have received them.
A failure to attend court when the issue involves UKIP is the traditional response of the Party. Croucher failed to appear at Cardiff, as did his witnesses Paul Nuttall. No serious effort was made in matters affecting John West. Indeed, the judge was informed that UKIP's solicitor understood that lawyers were not allowed to appear in small-claims courts. Yesterday was merely a continuation of same incompetence. In every instance UKIP lost. The tribunal yesterday was in Exeter close to the UKIP H.Q. It is inconceivable that UKIP were not informed, but they chose to ignore the matter. At a high salary, Steve Crowther has been appointed regional organiser for the south-west; what did he do to ensure correct Party representation at the tribunal? Farage told us that should he be elected leader, two things would result.
This case has received widespread coverage in the press and on the blogs. Another own goal for Farage and his sycophants!
And now a word from Aggers!
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Excellent news! Just how many times does Farage and his sycophants have to lose a case before they finally realise that even they are not above the law? But will she get an apology from UKIP's NEC? Will she hell!
Farage and the whole bent lot should resign and crawl back into the gutter from whence they came. They are a disgrace to the whole Euro-realist movement!
Nikki joins Alan Hardy, GLW and John West who have won legal actions against Farage's corrupt UKIP. See: Alan Hardy & GLW & John West
From: Nicole Sinclaire
Date: 22 December 2010 11:32
Subject: Nikki Sinclaire MEP Succeeds In Homophobia Case Against UKIP
NIKKI SINCLAIRE MEP SUCCEEDS IN HOMOPHOBIA CASE AGAINST UKIP
Issue date: Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
Nikki Sinclaire MEP has won her claim against the UK Independence Party on the grounds of Sexual Orientation Discrimination with her claim being described by Employment Judge Harper as 'well founded'. A Remedy Hearing to determine which sanction will be taken will take place on the 29th December 2010.
Ms. Sinclaire claimed her treatment by UKIP was partly due to her refusal to sit in the European Parliament with the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) Group which shares an allegiance with UKIP due to her misgivings about the 'offensive' ideology of Liga Nord and other extreme right-wing parties in the coalition. She states after her refusal, a campaign of intimidation followed from UKIP members, including Nigel Farage and Godfrey Bloom which resulted in the whip being removed and her being prevented from standing for the UK Independence Party as a parliamentary candidate in the General Election without any disciplinary procedure. Furthermore, other UKIP MEPs who refused to sit with EFD including Mike Nattrass were still allowed to represent UKIP which she believes is an example of the deep rooted homophobia within the party.
Additionally, Ms. Sinclaire who is openly gay was subjected to discrimination by senior party members such as Godfrey Bloom who labelled her a 'queer'.
The Remedy Hearing will be held at Exeter Employment Tribunal at 10.30am. Nikki states, 'I am extremely pleased with the tribunal’s decision. The treatment I received from UKIP is a sad indictment of how politics in the UK has not kept up in the 21st century. I have as much right as everyone else to express my beliefs and ask others to support my views. I should not have to suffer from such behaviour'.
For further information please call Lindsay Cleland, Press Officer on 0121 359 5933 or Nikki Sinclaire MEP directly on 07941 461 255.
Office of Nikki Sinclaire MEP
Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands
Nikki Sinclaire 0121 359 5933
1st Floor, 123 New John Street, Birmingham, B6 4LD
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Yorkshire and the Humber region - for which Godfrey Bloom is an MEP - has a high unemployment rate. We wonder what his constituents will make of his total contempt for the taxpayers who have to fund his 'lunch money' ?
From The European Voice:
Another fine mess
UKIP MEP gets hit in the wallet.
Godfrey Bloom, a member of the European Parliament for the UK Independence Party, was given a €2,100 fine by Jerzy Buzek, the Parliament's president, on Monday (13 December). It was punishment for having shouted a Nazi slogan at Martin Schulz, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats group.
Buzek told the Parliament: “Given that Mr Bloom declined to apologise for his words, I have decided...to withhold seven days of allowances from Mr Bloom.”
Bloom was unrepentant and said that he would appeal against the punishment. “If they think docking my lunch-money will stop me speaking out on behalf of my constituents' welfare, they have another thing coming,” he said.
Bloom is the second UKIP MEP to be fined this year. Nigel Farage, the leader of the UKIP delegation, was fined €3,000 by Buzek in March for having compared Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, to a “damp rag”.
As a fundraising stunt, UKIP is selling special “damp rag” tea towels emblazoned with an image of Van Rompuy for £5.
Orders are shipped only within the UK and it is up to the purchaser to make them damp. Never let it be said that UKIP is troubled by the niceties of common courtesy.
To see the original: LINK For more on Bloom: LINK
Stuart Agnew still lobbying for the NFU
Agnew was once famously described by Farage as being "as thick as sh*t but he has money".
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
More Money for Politicians - No Questions Asked
Yesterday evening (Monday December 13th), the European Parliament's Bureau had on its agenda an increase in the allowances of MEPs. The issue was listed on the agenda as a "decision without discussion". It was simply waved through without any debate.
MEPs have been awarded a 2.3% increase in all allowances except for those relating to direct travel costs.
British MEP Nikki Sinclaire is appalled - "In an economic crisis, when tens of thousands of public sector workers are losing their jobs, and families are suffering, it is unnacceptable that well paid politicians can simply wave through increases in their already generous tax-free allowances without any discussion at all", she said. "I personally feel that it would be appropriate to freeze these payments at the very least. This is just another example of the greed and arrogance of the EU political elite".
To see the original: LINK
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
UKIP deputy Godfrey Bloom has been "fined" seven day's subsistence allowance - just over €2000 - for his outspoken verbal attack on German Socialist leader Martin Schulz.
He said he would appeal against the decision which comes after he called Schulz "an undemocratic fascist" during a recent plenary session.
Bloom said, "If they think docking my lunch-money will stop me speaking out on behalf of my constituents' welfare, they have another thing coming."
"You notice immediately that they do not mention the issue of Schulz calling other MEPs "Nazis".
"In the EU, it is clearly, 'one rule for the goose, another for a gander.'
"The rule of law here is totally arbitrary and politically biased and I shall be appealing against this decision immediately.
A letter to Bloom from parliament's president Jerzy Buzek accuses him of acting in a "disrespectful and violent manner."
It says his actions "did not respect" parliamentary standards and his words "drawing a comparison between Schulz and Nazi Germany" were "offensive both to Schulz and other MEPs."
The letter goes on to say his intervention "severely disrupted" the "smooth conduct" of the plenary.
"Considering the offensive character of his intervention forfeiture of the daily allowance for seven days is considered appropriate."
To see the original: LINK
Monday, 13 December 2010
What next, Nigel, the BNP?
Sunday, 12 December 2010
We get REALLY sick when we hear Trevor Colman moaning about Farage's dishonesty. He moans about Nikki Sinclaire's treatment at the hands of Farage. He moans about racism in the EFD. Etc, etc, etc. So do something about it! Is 'gutless' really your middle name?
Make a stand and leave the EFD or shut up!
Was the image of a strong straight talking UKIPPER, as portrayed by Trevor, prior to his election to the EU parliament, merely an illusion?
It would seem so, given his near invisibility since being given a spoon to the EU gravy train! And as for that much acclaimed backbone - it’s been non existent.
Far from being an outspoken critic of Nigel for demanding that UKIP MEP's sit alongside some of the most reprehensible people in EU Politics, Trevor has shamefully acquiesced.
Nor has he uttered a word against the scurrilous treatment meted out to Nikki Sinclaire. Not for Trevor the principled actions of Mike Nattrass, he's far too comfortable within the EFD!
And as for tremulous Trevor becoming a rallying point against the Spiv’s plan to drag UKIP into a pan EU coalition, dream on people!
Sadly, the only thing Trevor is interested in nowadays, is Trevor. He's raking in the cash and looking down his nose at all you who gave him the chance, whilst his bank balance grows by the day!
What I don't understand though is why UKIP members in the SW still give him such an easy ride. He really doesn't deserve it!
Friday, 10 December 2010
UKIP candidate accused of false election claim
A FORMER UK Independence Party candidate has appeared in court accused of standing for election while disqualified from doing so.
Paul Clarke, 28, of Portland Drive, Merstham, appeared before magistrates in Redhill on Friday but made no plea.
The charge relates to his standing in the Reigate & Banstead borough council elections in May this year, in which he came fourth out of five candidates, receiving 236 votes in Merstham ward.
By his own request, Mr Clarke will appear at Guildford Crown Court for the next hearing, with a date set for January 12.
To see the original: LINK
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
We sincerely hope that The Express does not allow Farage to hijack the campaign. The last thing they need is that spiv using it to get even more publicity for himself! Farage is driven by ego and a desire to make lots of money out of the EU. His patriotism is a sham. When has he EVER donated large sums of money to the anti-EU cause? The answer is NEVER! He has done very well out of being an MEP. So why would he want to see that Gravy Train end?
Check out GLW's EUKIP blog for an interesting article on UKIP: LINK
And please click HERE for the Midnight Group.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Ukip MEPs have again disgraced themselves. This time - and not for the first time - they have demonstrated that the parliamentary party is no more than an indolent but well-paid establishment steam vent. For on Wednesday 20th October, Ukip MEPs committed yet another unbelievable act of treachery to their nation.
How much more of this will UKIP's members tolerate???
This latest scandal relates to the EU Parliament's position on the 2011 draft budget as modified by the Council (all sections 12699/2010 - C7-0202/2010/2001(BUD)).
Amendment 17 by Goram Farm MEP and colleagues, on behalf of the S&D Group, moved as follows (wording in quotation marks refers to the new text within the amendment):
Motion for resolution, para 4:
4 Considers that "following" the entry into force of the TFEU, which strengthens EU policies and creates new fields of competence - notably Common Foreign and Security Policy, competitiveness and innovation, "energy policy", space, tourism, the fight against climate change, "sport and youth", social policy, energy policy, justice and home affairs - "the European Union should be endowed with the necessary financial means to attain its objectives" and therefore requires both branches of the budgetary authority to be coherent and consistent as regards increased financial capacities.
Quite apart from expanding the wording of the motion, to embrace "energy policy, sport and youth", the motion includes these words:
"..the European Union should be endowed with the necessary financial means to attain its objectives...".
So here we have Ukip's MEPs voting to equip the EU with the financial means (at UK taxpayers' expense) to meet its objectives of 'ever closer union'.
For heaven's sake, even the damnable Tories voted against this amendment, as did Nikki Sinclaire, Morten Messerschmidt and several others from the EFD (to which Ukip are affiliated), along with Andrew Brons and Nick Griffin of the BNP. Even Bloom, voted against. Perhaps he was sober.
Here's the list of the traitorous Ukip MEPs who voted in favour:
Stuart Agnew, Marta Andreasen, Gerard Batten, John Bufton, Derek Clark, William Dartmouth, Nigel Farage and last but not least, the odious Paul Nuttall.
By committing this act of treachery these MEP's thereby joined with the Socialists, Greens, Liberals, hard Left and Federalist parties of Europarl.
David Bannerman, Trevor Colman and Mike Nattrass were absent, so avoided being tarnished with the stench of collective treachery!
Wait for Farage to claim that he, and his nodding donkeys could not bring themselves to vote in the same category as Nikki Sinclaire, Morten Messerschmidt and the two BNP MEPs. Or maybe the Massa will dream up an even more implausible excuse!!! Watch this space!
Note: confirmation of the above may be found at the EU Parliament website, where links will be found to Wednesday's voting and the results of the individual votes thereon.
Monday, 6 December 2010
Don't forget that Nigel Farage, the odious Paul Nuttall, Trevor Colman, Gerard Batten, David Bannerman, Stuart Agnew, Derek Clark, Godfrey Bloom, John Bufton, Marta Andreasen & William Dartmouth are more than happy to sit with fascists in the EFD.
Nikki Sinclaire and Mike Nattrass voted with their feet and left the EFD. They both cited the racism of certain EFD MEPs as one of the reasons for leaving the group.
One of Nigel's biggest pals in the EFD is one Mario Borghezio.
Borghezio has multiple convictions for racially motivated violence, including an attack on a 12 year old child in 1991. In April 2000, during a regional election campaign, Lega Nord members chanted Borghezio's controversial "Prayer of the Gypsy", with its reference to the gassing of "nomads". He has also been filmed more recently explaining to a group of young fascists the need to infiltrate "mainstream" political organisations.
Borghezio has been linked with the neo-Nazi terrorist group "New Order". However, in a recent interview with Italian journalist Claudio Sabelli Fioretti, Borghezio admitted to his involvement with the Belgian Nazi Jean Thiriart, the founder of Young Europe, a group that espoused a united Europe "from Vladivostok to Dublin", organised in accordance with National Socialist principles.
"Lo stavo in un movimento rivale di Ordine Nuovo. Si chiamava Giovane Europa. Il leader era Jean Thiriart" he stated. This translates as: "I was in a rival movement of New Order. It was called Young Europe. The leader was Jean Thiriart".
Thiriart, a Belgian Nazi, was imprisoned after WW2 for his wartime activities, which included hunting down and killing resistance workers in occupied Europe. Thiriart trained under SS Lt Col Otto "Scarface" Skorzeny, and maintained strong links with him after his release from prison.
In fact, Skorzeny has been revealed to have had partial control over Young Europe at the time when Borghezio was a member.
Skorzeny was involved initially in Operation Werwolf, the Nazi resistance movement, and then subsequently in neo-Nazi terrorist groups across Europe. Evidence has emerged showing that Young Europe operated a number of paramilitary training camps, and that it was on the instructions of Skorzeny in the 1960s that these camps were closed down.
Associates of Thiriart were involved in an attempted Nazi coup in Belgium in 1973, and papers obtained this summer from Belgian police have helped researchers to prove ongoing links between a number of activists.
Given Borghezio's open support for fascism, and his record of racially motivated violence - his last arrest was as recently as 2007 - it is no wonder that he has started to attract the interests of prominent anti-fascists across the EU.
So why not contact your UKIP MEP and ask them why they are MORE than happy to sit with such scum?
Sunday, 5 December 2010
From Nikki's blog:
I can reveal that last week, whilst MEPs were in Strasbourg, a delegation from the European Commission paid a visit to London for hush-hush high level discussions with the British government concerning the perilous state of the Euro.
The same week, on Thursday, the heads of the Commission's Directorates were given orders not to discuss the Euro, or to speculate on its future, under any circumstances.
Just how bad is the economic crisis in the EU? Worse than the Commission would have us believe, it would appear. In the last hour it has been announced that three member states have had to apply for aid in order to deal with rising unemployment.
EU adjustment Fund aid worth more than €8.7 million for workers in Spain, Poland and the Netherlands was approved by Parliament's Budgets Committee this morning.
In total, 2,312 redundant workers (retail trade, car and construction sectors) in Spain, 779 former workers in the car and ship building industry in Poland and 613 ex-employees in the ICT sector in the Netherlands are set to receive support.
The Spanish authorities applied for aid to unemployed workers in three regions: Valencia (several firms in the construction and textile sector), Catalonia (the Lear company, producing electrical equipment for cars) and Aragón (several firms in the retail trade sector).
The two Polish applications concern the Wielkopolskie province (two firms in the car industry) and the H.Cegielski-Poznań company, the only Polish manufacturer of marine engines, plus its suppliers.
The Dutch application is for two ICT companies, Getronics and HP, in the region of Noord Holland.
To see the original: LINK
Friday, 3 December 2010
Still think that UKIP is going somewhere?
From the Bournemouth Echo:
Poole People candidate Mark Howell has been elected in the Poole town ward, capturing the Conservative seat held by the late council leader, Brian Leverett.
Polling 463 votes he won by 25 votes over Conservative candidate Tony Reeves, with 438. Peter England took 213 votes for the Liberal Democrats, Jason Sanderson for Labour 201, Avril King UKIP 55 and William Kimmet BNP 32.
The official turnout for the Borough of Poole by-election, which was held on snowy Thursday, was 17.37 per cent. Conservatives retain overall control of the council with 22 councillors .
To see the original: LINK
Thursday, 2 December 2010
We can confirm that Mr Adams at the first opportunity advised Farage that he was heavily insured and expected Farage to capitalise on this fact.
Adams was also far from happy with the delay of an official report exonerating him. See the report here: LINK
Last Friday, Farage claimed that he was being harassed.
We would not be remotely surprised if Justin Adams had been verbally 'difficult'. But crash victims can react this way. After all, he had been within minutes of plunging to his possible death!
However, the suggestion by the usual suspects that GLW was involved in encouraging Mr Adams to harass Farage is absolutely ridiculous! See: LINK
This particular saga reminds us of another death threat made during a row. It was made by a certain Nigel Farage to a certain John de Roek during a row.
Now what did Nigel say about him?
"For as little as £ 1,000, I could have him killed and his body disposed of."
So now Nigel knows how it feels!
Perhaps Mr Adams should raise this interesting fact during his trial!
So what does Nigel now think about his own threat to kill? We would love to know!
Here is a report from The Guardian concerning Mr Adams and his alleged threats against Farage:
The pilot of the plane that crashed with Ukip leader Nigel Farage on board has appeared in court charged with threatening to kill the politician in a separate incident.
Justin Adams, 45, also faces a charge of threatening to kill an air accident official who investigated the crash, which happened on the day of the general election.
He appeared before Oxford magistrates yesterday and was remanded in custody. He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.
Adams was arrested by Thames Valley police on Sunday at his home in Buckland, near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, after calls were made alleging that on Friday he threatened to kill Farage and that on Sunday he similarly threatened a Civil Aviation Authority investigator. He is due to appear at Oxford crown court on 7 December.
Adams was at the controls of the Polish-made Wilga 35A light aircraft which came down in Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield in Northamptonshire. A report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) found the crash was caused by the campaign banner the plane was trailing. Ropes used to tow the banner, which read "Vote for your country: Vote Ukip" had become caught on the tail of the aircraft, forcing it to nose-dive, said the report.
Farage managed to walk from the scene but suffered broken ribs, bruised lungs and facial injuries. Adams was trapped in the mangled wreckage. Seriously injured, he remained conscious and was airlifted to hospital, where he is understood to have undergone several operations.
The pilot, who recently moved to Oxfordshire from Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ran a firm called Sky Banners.
At the time of the crash Farage was engaged in an unsuccessful attempt to oust the Commons speaker, John Bercow, from his Buckingham seat. Having led Ukip from 2006 to 2009, he had stepped down to concentrate on his election campaign but after coming third with just 8,401 votes he resumed leadership of the party on November 5.
Following publication of the crash report, the politician said: "I think the conclusion is the best for everyone. It was an accident, there we are, these things happen in life.
"I give thanks to the fact I got through it. I have never liked flying – always hated it, although I have done a fair bit of it as an MEP.
"Part of the flight on May 6 was an attempt to challenge my demons. Look how that ended up."
He added: "I wish the pilot the best of luck in his recovery. I know he's had several operations and was not in a good way at all."
To see the original: LINK
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
The little chap was put on the carpet this morning by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek. It was not, apparently, a pleasant experience for either of them. UKIP - sorry, EFD - staff have been trying desperately to spin the series of events that have led to UKIP being slammed across the world as "ya-boo hooligans", but even the most loyal of them are now showing signs of having had more than enough. "We came here to get Britain out of the EU", one of them said rather too loudly in the hearing of journalists, "not to embarrass the whole bloody country".
The cracks are showing, Nigel!