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Only by removing Nigel Farage and his sycophants on the NEC can we save UKIP from electoral oblivion.
As you will imagine, UKIP’s bent leadership were far from pleased with Ms Andreasen’s criticism of Farage. Here is Steve Crowther’s response to her.
Marta Andreasen MEP
Strasbourg 12 May 2011
Dear Marta As Chairman of the Party, I am writing to you to express my extreme disappointment at your actions over the past three days.
While it is not unusual for there to be disagreements within a political party, your public call for the resignation of the Party Leader is unacceptable.
Your comments were disloyal, not only to the Party Leader, but also to the Party itself, which put you where you are and which elected Nigel Farage as Leader only six months ago, with a 60% mandate.
You were also profoundly wrong in your analysis of our performance in the recent election campaign – a campaign to which your own contribution was not conspicuous. This is borne out by the detailed election results released yesterday.
Your press release stated that ‘Party members and supporters are justifiably angry’. You are right; they are absolutely livid at your behaviour. The overwhelming – I might say unanimous – reponse I have had over the past two days has been in support of the Leader, including from all three of the unsuccessful candidates in last year’s Leadership election.
The Party’s members do not deserve and will not tolerate such disruption, which can only undermine their hard work, especially from a senior member of the Party who is enjoying the fruits of their efforts.
Any further action of this kind will be treated very seriously.
Steve Crowther, Executive Chairman
cc National Executive Committee, Press Office
She has ignored it.
Little Ray Finch – posting as skeptyk – has claimed on the British Democracy Forum that we have been praising Marta Andreasen since she called on Farage to resign.
Richard Allen – on the same forum – asked for proof of this. Little Mr Finch has declined to do so. And the reason? He is a liar.
We have always stated that Marta Andreasen should never have been considered as an MEP candidate. We have not changed our minds.
Let us not forget that it was Farage who was her main backer. He ignored all of UKIP’s MEP selection rules so she could become his 'running mate' in the South East. He was warned that she was not in favour of leaving the EU. He was warned that she had only approached UKIP after THREE other parties had rejected her. He was warned that she was being far from honest over the reasons for her departure from the Commission.
And what did Nigel do? He ignored ALL the warnings. He only has himself to blame that she has now turned against him.
And don’t forget that it was Lord Pearson who allowed her to falsely claim that she was living at his London address in order for her to qualify as a candidate. He must also share the blame.
A few Marta Andreasen facts for you:
Andreasen is a liar, a fraud and has no interest in British independence from the EU.
Her often repeated claim to have been dismissed from the Commission because she insisted on proper accounting is nonsense.
She was actually dismissed for failing he to produce a report - despite reminders - on how best to combat fraud in the EU.
She was suspended from the OECD after allegations of racism were made against her.
She does not live in the UK.
She does not pay UK taxes.
She is a supporter of the EU. She considers herself an ‘EU reformist’.
She has absolutely no loyalty to Britain or her constituents in the South East. Her knowledge of the region is almost nil. For instance, she didn’t know that Canterbury was in Kent!
UKIP has an ethnic Danish MEP, who was born in Argentina, currently holds Spanish citizenship and lives in Barcelona. She also employs a Dutch researcher in Brussels. So much for Farage's claim that UKIP supports British jobs for British workers!
One can only wonder why Farage was unable to find a suitable British born candidate with at least some working knowledge of the area that they wished to represent.
She only expressed an interest in UKIP after three other parties - the Tories included - rejected her attempts to become one of their MEP candidates.
It should be remembered that Nigel Farage contemptuously ignored UKIP’s own selection rules so that Andreasen could become a UKIP candidate.
Lynnda Robson - Gerard Batten’s political assistant - made a formal complaint about this to both Christopher Gill and UKIP’s NEC.
In this complaint it was pointed out that Andreasen was ineligible to stand as a UKIP MEP candidate for the following reasons:
She was not a UK resident.
She was not a fully paid-up member of UKIP.
She could not get a CRB check.
Her proposer also proposed someone else.
She was not on the UK electoral Register and had no intention of mentioning that she was standing in two different regions.
Ms Robson’s complaint was rejected. She later took UKIP to court over this issue. UKIP’s leadership agreed to settle with her out of court.
Piers Merchant in his report on the MEP selection process expressed similar concerns. Victor Webb did the same in a private letter to Farage. Farage ignored them all.
Andreasen has used the members of UKIP. She was never interested in getting Britain out of the EU.
Her only motivation is personal gain. Remember when she resigned as UKIP Treasurer after she was told by the odious Nuttall that she would no longer be paid for doing the job? See: LINK
All those who pointed out that Andreasen was a political prostitute have been proved right.
Farage and Pearson only have themselves to blame for this farce!