Prof Congdon foolishly falls for Farage's lies that he will not take UKIP into a pan-European party. He is persuaded to back the Yes vote for the new UKIP constitution.
And now he's singing the praises of two of the most incompetent and corrupt members of UKIP!
Why are some intellectuals so naive? We are reminded of those UK academics who travelled to Stalin's Soviet Union in the 30's. They came away singing his praises after being assured by his sycophants that 'Uncle Joe' was a nice guy and all those stories about millions being murdered were just fascist spin.
One can only assume that the Professor has been the victim of a very nasty blow to the head. Only such an accident can explain these laughable quotes from one of his recent emails!
"We are fortunate to have as our guest speakers UKIP’s two most successful campaigners in local elections, Cllr. Lisa Duffy and Cllr. Peter Reeve. "
"The Forest of Dean branch is exceptionally lucky to have Lisa and Peter to tell us how to organize local election campaigning ahead of an important electoral test. I am sure attendees will pick up lots of tips and ideas for their own local election battles."
We would strongly advise the Professor to do a little bit of research on these chumps before making any similar statements in the future. It may prevent him looking even more foolish!
Here a few facts:
Ramsey Town Council (of which Duffy is Mayor and Reeve a Councillor) has the same powers as a parish council. Nothing more, nothing less. To present this a massive victory for UKIP is absurd!
Candidates were always non-political. But then along came Reeve and Duffy.
We can confirm via our contacts in Ramsey that recent events have left a very sour taste in the town with allegations of 'dirty tricks' on the part of Reeve and his munchkins.
Reeve posted numerous election posters across the town WITHOUT getting permission from the local authorities. Complaints were made to the returning officer and they were removed. However, within a few days they had mysteriously reappeared. Reeve, of course, claimed to know nothing about this.
Reeve also distributed election literature which failed to comply with electoral law. For instance, official UKIP leaflets and letters failed to mention who had promoted or printed the literature.
They are allegations that UKIP's election expenditure far exceeded the amount allowed by law.
The Lib Dems did not contest the election and the Tories failed to distribute election literature or even conduct a basic campaign. UKIP was given a easy ride.
Three of UKIP's councillors don't even live in Ramsey.
Reeve at the very first council meeting had the UKIP councillors appoint Lisa Duffy, his girlfriend, mayor. He also instructed them to appoint Ian Curtis, his friend, deputy mayor.
He then told the non-UKIP councillors - he used the words 'you lot' - to sit on the other side of the table as 'his councillors' did not wish to sit with them. This arrogant, combative stance has angered many in the town.
Reeve is also claiming credit for planning a Micro Business Centre in the town, In fact, this idea was first put forward by the 'Ramsey Initiative'. See: LINK
Reeve and Duffy are VERY ambitious people. They ultimate goal is sit alongside Farage in Brussels. Reeve, on his first visit to Brussels, was heard to to say: I'd love to work here! Reeve also thinks that one day he will become UKIP's first elected MP. He has even promised to marry Duffy in Westminster once elected as a Cambridgeshire MP. She's got a long wait!
They are using the people of Ramsey for their own sordid ends. Greed is the sole thing that motivates this dishonest pair!
Delusions of grandeur has always formed a large part of the psyche of this unsavoury duo! Let's just hope that the Town's officials are good at damage limitation!
We have been amused by the amount of UKIP supporters on Twitter, Facebook and the blogs who seem to think that winning a majority (in crude fashion) on a non-political council is a cause for celebration.
Reeve still works for David Bannerman. This is despite the fact that Bannerman now sits as a Tory MEP. Money still means more to Reeve than loyalty to his party. LINK
And don't forget that Reeve is still under investigation by OLAF for alleged fraud after Stuart Agnew admitted on camera that both he and David Bannerman were misusing their allowances to pay Reeve! The OLAF case number is:
OF/2010/0282. See: LINK
'Duffy was exposed as a liar in a British court when she claimed ON OATH that the NEC was unaware that Alan Hardy had been a member of the BNP until his attempt to renew his membership in 2010. In fact, the leadership of UKIP – including Farage - was fully aware of Mr Hardy’s involvement with the BNP. Mr Hardy has letters from Farage, Nuttall and Allison (dated 2007) which confirm this. See: LINK
It is interesting to note that Ms Duffy and her partner - Peter Reeve - have a habit of taking her very young children to UKIP meetings in the East. On more than occasion members have been shocked to see the 'loving parents' leave their children to fall asleep on the floor as the meeting dragged on late into the night. The children had to go to school the next day. What a 'caring' mother!
Her only 'talent' is to stay in favour with the leadership and either support or turn a blind eye to corruption within UKIP. That's how she became 'head' of Young Independence after Del Young was removed from that position. See: LINK
But for people like her UKIP would have been cleaned up years ago. But that is why she was promoted to Director of UKIP - a very well-paid position!. Nigel ALWAYS supports his sycophants in their time of need!
But we have no doubt that some misguided fools out there will actually think that she is an asset to UKIP.
But look at what one disgruntled UKIPPER had to say about Duffy and YI on the British Democracy Forum:
youl get no defence from me, the chairman asked me about coming to a meeting in London and he never even replied to my questions about further details- coming from NI it would have been useful, sent emails about other less trivial things as well and still no emails from anyone in YI , cant even awnser a phone, they didnt even reply when I asked for information on how to get more involved in YI you'd think they would be keen on thisanyway lodged complaints with several party officials, I know im not the only one to have issues with YI, it needs ripped apart and restarted if you ask me
End of statement. Spelling and grammar as the original.
Consider these facts:
Duffy - also known as Scruffy Duffy - promised Farage hundreds of new YI members by the end of 2008. She failed to keep her promise.
The YI five-a-side football matches also failed to materialise.
The YI newsletter - supposedly a regular publication- appeared with as much frequency as Halley’s Comet.
The YI website was about as informative as listening to David Bannerman’s maiden speech as an MEP.
She ignores emails and requests for help from members.
Such is Duffy's legacy.
And not let us forget her role in spreading lies about Gregg Beaman.
This is what Mr Beaman had to say about her after he stood down as lead MEP candidate in the North West:
I then had Lisa Duffy emailing people claiming that I stood down because of a debilitating illness and because I had only expected to come third rather than first. More fibs from a member of the ruling clique.
One of life's ironies is that it was only in May 2008, at the North West Spring Conference in Morecambe, that Rachel Oxley and Lisa Duffy had complained to me that Annabelle Fuller had spent the Saturday evening texting Nigel Farage, quite suggestively and quite openly, about what she wanted to do with him when he came to the North West the following day.
Lacking the courage of their convictions they happily passed it on to me. But later Duffy was terrified that the Party Chairman was upset with her for 'spilling the beans' on the Leader.
And that was after them specifically asking me to pass on their concerns to the Party Chairman.
But Lisa Duffy was that way inclined. Before the last leadership election she had phoned me in a terrible panic after she had been contacted to consent to Farage's nomination but had already promised to consent to David Campbell Bannerman's candidacy. She didn't understand that democracy worked that way. She clearly lacks the courage of he convictions, if indeed she has any convictions. Don't fight for what you believe, just stay in with the right people seems to be her philosophy.
And don't forget how she enthusiastically supported the expulsion of David Abbott, Martin Haslam and Eric Edmond from UKIP's NEC.
Here is the email she sent to various members of the NEC just prior to Dr Edmond's unlawful expulsion from that body:
I have already said to Paul to allow him his moment. We all know how vile this man has behaved, but by allowing a small amount of time to hear him I believe it makes us look fair in the eyes of the Party members and once and for all a decision will be made in front of Mr E and hopefully prevent any further negativity at this crucial election time.
End of Email
To view the original: LINK
And why was Dr Edmond branded vile?
Because he wanted UKIP to be open and democratic.
Because he committed the unforgivable sin of actually wanting to tackle the widespread corruption within the party.
Because he wanted to deal with complaints and not sweep them under the carpet.
It is not Dr Edmond who is vile. It is Lisa Duffy and her kind who best fit that particular description.
Why not contact the Forest of Dean’s branch secretary, Colin Guyton and ask him why they are prepared to play host to such an obnoxius pair? Colin’s phone number is 01594 541486 and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org