Thursday, 16 June 2011
UKIP: Michael Heaver
Michael Heaver: Another useful idiot
Every so often, the Farage Jugend movement is relaunched with a new chairman, which brings us to one Micheal Heaver, a London-based student.
Heaver maintains his own blog - something that the not yet quite fully educated should avoid doing, as this can come back to haunt them when they grow up. Heaver uses his blog to espouse his federalist sentiments, coming out in support of the EU's regionalisation policy. "Lets radically cut the number of British MPs in Westminster and have fully federal system..."
Heaver's call for the number of Westminster MPs to be cut echoes his Fuhrer's own wishes: In February 2008, Farage also called for a radical cut in the number of MPs, "because more laws were being made in Europe."
In tandem with this cut in the numbers of UK parliamentarians, Farage also supports the move towards a pan-European political party. The engagement in Euro elections of these PEPs will lead to the creation of 25 new 'super constituencies', to be fought over exclusively by the PEPs, and here we get to the real reason for Farage's enthusiasm. Under the party list system, anybody heading a PEP list would be virtually guaranteed a seat in the European Parliament. That is why Farage is so keen - he wants a job for life in Brussels. Farage sees the writing on the wall for UKIP, and he wants a safe berth.
Unsurprisingly, Heaver also supports the idea of UKIP joining a PEP, but as his blog illustrates, he doesn't really know why. Unfortunately for UKIP's budding young Baldur von Schirach, the fuhrer finds him irritating, so what UKIP does or does not do might turn out to be purely academic for him personally.
We should also mention that Heaver's blog recently published a statement from Tim Congdon in which the professor expressed his support for Farage following Marta Andreasen's call for the UKIP leader to step down. It was quickly removed after allegations were made that it been cobbled together from two separate emails (one of which dated from the time of Farage's re-election as leader and therefore had nothing to do with Andreasen's demand that Farage should go). Heaver was accused of having done this in order to deliberately mislead UKIPPERS..