Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Former BNP man stands for UKIP in Liverpool
UKIP spends roughly £1/4 Million on PR Agencies and Press Staff. Good value for money? Well, this week they got mentioned in a couple of local newspapers - more on those stories soon - and let us not forget that a UKIP candidate in Liverpool is getting them loads of publicity.
So read on!
It has emerged that Paul Duane Rimmer – a UKIP candidate in the upcoming municipal elections, St Michaels, Liverpool – was a member of the BNP.
Here is one of his BNP videos:
Now we were led to believe that membership of the BNP was incompatible with being a member of UKIP.
Here is the email which confirms this:
Please circulate these to all Branch Chairmen, Secretaries and Membership Secretaries as soon as possible, with the reminder that NO membership applications will be now accepted unless submitted on a form on which the applicant has signed the declaration that they agree to abide by the Constitution of UKIP and the Terms and Conditions of Membership (available to view at www.ukip.org).
UKIP Terms & Conditions of Membership
Membership shall start from the date of receipt of the initial membership subscription and continue for the number of years for which the subscription has been paid. Membership subscriptions are not normally refundable.
Members shall be considered to be fully paid-up until the end of the month of expiry. Membership shall be considered to have lapsed if not renewed within a further two months.
The Party may refuse or rescind an application for membership if the National Executive Committee considers that the application does not fulfil the criteria for membership as set out in the Party Constitution.
The Party Secretary has the right to suspend or expel members who clearly bring the Party into disrepute by association with or membership of an organisation, membership of which the NEC has declared to be incompatible with membership of the Party.
Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party or the UK First party. Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded. By applying for membership you certify that you are not and have never been a member of either of these parties.
Any action under paragraph 5 shall be confirmed by the NEC at the earliest opportunity.
Regards, Steve. -- Stephen Crowther, Executive Chairman, UK Independence Party Eastacombe House, Heanton Punchardon, Barnstaple, N Devon EX31 4DG.. Phone 01271 813844. Mobile 07775 787579
However, we can well understand if UKIP's leadership has now decided to reverse this decision. After all, they are more than happy to sit with the Lega Nord and other fascist parties in the EFD. And the Lega Nord make the BNP look like a bunch of liberals! See: LINK