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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

UKIP: Steve Allison on Reeve and Duffy, Dippy Derek is wheeled out & Fuller's Folly

Rumours that 'Up the Duff' is set to promote a new super sports bra are entirely without foundation

Steve Allison on Reeve & Duffy

Even senior members of UKIP are unhappy with the recent actions of Reeve and Duffy. This is what Steve Allison - UKIP vice- chairman - had to say:

The politicisation of any previously non-political group is actually a very bad thing in my opinion. Would you say it was a good thing that Remembrance Sunday is becoming more and more political? How long before it's just another campaign activity that we all tick off on our campaign plans? I have never and will never lay a UKIP Wreath at a remembrance parade. I don't want politics in that day. Look at the outcry when Tony Blair tried to use Royal occasions for party politics.

Try reading the Triumph of the political class by Peter Obourne. Brilliant Book. We should be fighting for less politics in things not more.

I do congratulate Lisa and her team on their result but I am still slightly saddened that politics has gained another foothold. In my opinion party politics shouldn't be a part of local government at any level.

Taken from the UKIP members only forum.

And this is a quote from Susan Normington, a former Conservative district councillor in Ramsey:

UKIP led quite a bruising campaign in Ramsey which bad-mouthed the former perfectly fine town council.

“It will be interesting to see if the promises they have made will be carried through, as the rest of their party in Europe has failed to carry out much of what they said.”

She also did not agree that the town council should be politicised.


It has been brought to our attention that documentary evidence of certain financial irregularities is now in the hands of a UKIP MEP. The documents link the 'irregularities' to a very senior UKIP official. We trust that the MEP will pass on this information to the relevant authorities.

Nigel Farage

We are amused to note that Farage's fellow MEPs were reluctant to voice their support for the UKIP leader following last week's stinging attack by Marta Andreasen. See: LINK

However, it came as no surprise that Dippy Derek Clark was wheeled out to support his master. The title of the article should have read 'The Kiss of Death' for who would really want the support of a man currently under investigation by OLAF for alleged fraud?.

A UKIP MEP has thrown his support behind leader Nigel Farage after the party’s positive showing at last week’s local elections.

A UKIP MEP has thrown his support behind leader Nigel Farage after the party’s positive showing at last week’s local elections.

East Midlands MEP Derek Clark rejected calls from South East MEP, Marta Andreasen, for Mr Farage - who received 60 per cent of the membership vote only last November – to quit as leader.

Mr Clark disputed Ms Andreasen’s claim the party had done poorly in the council elections.

In England alone, the party gained 323,065 votes, compared to 208,180 in 2007.

He said: “I reject that completely and I continue to support Nigel as leader.

“In fact, data now being released shows Marta is completely wrong - while we did not gain many council seats, the results from across the country show a significant rise in our total vote.

“Scotland and Wales also show increased vote totals in their regional assembly elections, while Henry Reilly in Northern Ireland almost doubled his vote.”

He pointed to the figures, which showed UKIP making significant electoral advances since 2007, polling a total of 390,555 votes nationwide in last Thursday’s local and regional elections – three times more votes, pro rata, than in last year’s General Election.

Mr Clark said he would continue to work with Ms Andreasen but said Mr Farage had his full backing as leader.

The party also dismissed the calls. UKIP executive chairman Steve Crowther said he was astonished at the resignation call and said it was a mis-reading of the political situation in the UK.

He said: “Our total vote in England, gained across only one-eighth of the total seats up for election, puts this result on a par with our performance in the 2009 European Elections.

“Though this did not translate into a huge number of wins – we made a net gain of four unitary, district and borough councillors, against the Greens’ 14, the English Democrats’ one and the BNP’s loss of 11 – it clearly showed we have made substantial progress in the past 12 months.

“We established ourselves as the fifth party in Wales, more than doubled our vote in Scotland and made a successful first entry into Northern Ireland, with our candidate Henry Reilly topping the poll in Kilkeel.”

And in Mr Clark’s East Midlands constituency alone, UKIP fielded 109 candidates, up from 82 candidates at the last local elections in 2007 and won an encouraging 27,798 votes.

While in the European elections in the South East of England Ms Andreasen and Mr Farage finished ahead of Labour and the Liberal Democrats with nearly 20 per cent of the vote.

To read the original: LINK

Fuller's Folly: The Rally against Debt

How sad that the 'Rally Against Debt' only attracted about 200 people. Poor Nigel! He was so looking forward to soaking up the applause from the thousands that were supposed to attend.

And who made this assurance? None other than Annabelle Fuller, his mistress! She was the one who originally came up with the idea. Someone should have told the 'tart without a heart' that holding a rally on Cup Final Day was not the wisest of moves! But at least it gave her a good excuse to spend a bit of extra time 'scoring' with the UKIP leader. Watch those white lines, Annabelle!

This is what The New Statesman had to say:

On 26 March nearly half a million people descended on the capital to oppose the Government's cuts agenda and demand an alternative. Six weeks later 200 people (I'm being generous) stood on a pavement outside parliament to give a big "thumbs up" to the same policies.

To say turnout at the Rally Against Debt was low is to be very polite. It was abysmal. Don't think protest. Think long queue.

In an attempt to gloss over the low turnout, one attendee has described the event as "not bad for a Facebook flash mob". (Presumably the traditional Tory "blame it on the weather" excuse was rejected due to the unfortunately good weather.)

Hmm. A flash mob is, at least according to Wikipedia, a group of people who assemble to perform a seemingly pointless act often for the purpose of satire. A flash mob is not a publicised event with a shiny website.

The site (which hasn't been updated since a "we're trending on twitter" post on Friday afternoon) promised a "great networking opportunity", a number of "high profile guests" and "plenty to do" during the rally.

Unfortunately, the low turnout (Guido Fawkes claimed 500, but it looked less than half that to me) meant that most of the attendees already seemed to know each other and while Ukip's Nigel Farage had indeed flown in for the event, "plenty to do" seemed to involve standing increasingly closer together in order to make the crowd look bigger. There were also a couple of short-lived chants and EU flag-burning for those who like that sort of thing.

Toby Young, one of the most high-profile supporters of the rally, came in for mockery when he missed it - because he took his children to an exhibition about pirates in a (publicly funded) museum.

If the March for the Alternative suggested that a cross-section of society strongly opposed the cuts being made by the Tory government, then the Rally Against Debt suggested that white, middle class, middle-aged men are opposed to taxation, don't like Europe or public services, but do like chinos, rugby shirts, looking after their own interests, and causing minor obstructions outside parliament.

The Rally Against Debt taught us nothing new. However, it did leave one big question: Why did this failure of an event generate so much news coverage?

Perhaps the snappers enjoyed the novelty of outnumbering the crowd.

To read the original: LINK

1 comment:

Greg_L-W. said...


I don't know which of you it was but who ever unchained that pun must be aware it was reeeeaaaly baaaad:

Rumours that 'Up the Duff' is set to promote a new super sports bra are entirely without foundation

Almost as bad as some of the fat finger typos and atrocious spelling on my blogs done in haste ;-)