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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

UKIP NEC election incompetence and loutish behaviour

Note the year!

NEC Elections

And so the UKIP NEC elections are almost upon us! The usual Farage sycophants are there! Wolfman McGough is trying to get another chance to kiss Nigel's arse at every opportunity and Toby Micklethwait is hoping yet again to win favour. He claims to be against Farage but don't you believe it! Don't be silly enough to voice any criticism of Nigel if Toby's around because you can be sure that it will get straight back to the Fuhrer! The only candidate worthy of election is Chris Pain.

We note that UKIP's leadership think 2013 is actually 2012. Brings to mind that old saying about not being able to organise a p*ss up in brewery. Remember the London elections fiasco? UKIP failed to put the party's name on the ballot paper. And these chumps want to run the country!

UKIP MEP louts

Interesting article but tell us something that we didn't know! Just a pity they forgot to mention those UKIP MEPs who just can't resist visiting certain 'ladies of the night'.

Some UKIP members are ‘hooligans’ – claims ECR vice-president

by Justin Stares
30 January 2013

Certain British Eurosceptics are ‘dangerous when drunk’, claims an ally of David Cameron’s Conservative Party in Brussels. PublicServiceEurope.com reports

Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party – or UKIP as it now prefers to be known – is full of “hooligans” and “bar fighters”, alleged a vice president of one of the European Parliament’s political groups on Tuesday. Some of UKIP’s Eurosceptic MEPs “are against everything in the European Union apart from the money and the allowances they get themselves,” according to Derk-Jan Eppink MEP, vice-president of the European Conservatives and Reformists – the group that is home to Britain’s Conservative Party MEPs.

Talking at a conference organised by the Association of European Journalists – Eppink, a former journalist and one-time European Commission cabinet member, gave UKIP’s Brussels contingent both barrels. It was important for people know “what they are like”, he claimed. “If they get drunk they get very dangerous,” was one of the allegations he put to a gathering at the Brussels Press Club.

“They present themselves as white knights but they are not.” If UKIP MEPs did any work, it was usually “appalling”, he alleged.

British Eurosceptics often did not bother to turn up at committees or parliament plenary sessions. Centre-right parties have on occasion been “one or two votes short of stopping the left” in key votes that were lost because UKIP MEPs were “not there”, it was said. And UKIP was a party of “vox-pop politicians” with “no grassroots support”, Eppink claimed when continuing his diatribe. Eurosceptics took European funding and “funnelled it into their party”, he added, and UKIP’s parliamentary members often flitted between parties or found themselves “investigated” – he suggested.

Debating Europe with UKIP supporters often turned into an “aggressive” exchange involving “abusive language”, said Eppink. “They are sort of hooligans,” he told the gathering “apart from Nigel Farage” – the UKIP leader. And UKIP supporters and British Eurosceptics in general were “hard to convince with facts and figures”, said Eppink, a Dutchman who has crossed over into Belgian politics. “A positive agenda is very hard to sell,” he said – a problem he predicted would face British Prime Minister David Cameron if and when he campaigns for the UK to remain in the EU ahead of a referendum.

Eppink’s venting of the spleen seemed to have been fuelled in part by what he described as “a very unpleasant dinner” in the UK that descended into a shouting match with a British academic. “I discovered afterwards that he was linked to UKIP,” Eppink said. He often travelled to Britain at the invitation of British Tory MEPs in the ECR group, he said, visiting towns such as Nottingham “where I would never go as a tourist”.

The Tories in the ECR group were almost all in favour of remaining in the 27-member bloc, he claimed; citing both personal contacts and Twitter feeds as evidence. Only Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan was likely to vote for the UK to withdraw, he predicted. Cameron’s Europe speech earlier this month was, in Eppink’s opinion, an attempt to regain ground lost to UKIP. The British PM was “asking questions other leaders were afraid to ask”, he said, such as whether Europe could continue with its current “one size fits all” approach; or whether it should adopt a more flexible √† la carte formation.

A piecemeal approach to European integration was in reality already taking shape, he pointed out. In addition to the Schengen free movement area, the eurozone, and the various opt-outs enjoyed by countries such as the UK, Denmark and Ireland, Brussels law-makers were increasingly resorting to “enhanced cooperation” – a process by which a group of nine or more member states can forge ahead with laws of their own. “Without flexibility the EU will not work,” said Eppink, who described himself as a Euroscepetic in Brussels but a Europhile in the UK.

Issuing a strong rebuttal to Eppink’s criticisms of UKIP, party spokesman Gawain Towler said: “I wonder if Mr Eppink’s speech was made ‘after lunch’. It seems a little intemperate. UKIP of course is not in the European Parliament to tinker round the edges but to work to get the UK out of the EU. That Cameron has offered a referendum is a small victory, that Dirk-Jan believes that 24 out of 25 Tory MEPs will vote to stay in the EU, rather makes our point about that party.”

Eppink became a well-known figure in Brussels following the success of his book Life of a European Mandarin, which lifted the lid on the workings of the European Commission. In it he describes the shenanigans of lobbyists and officials and underlines the extent to which key decisions are made out of the public eye. He served in the cabinets of former Dutch Commissioner Frits Bolkestein and Siim Kallas, the current European Transport Commissioner.

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3 comments:

Sean O'Hare said...

Re: "Note the year!"

If you had read the accompanying magazine you would have seen that it is a re-run of the NEC 2012 ballot.

Anx Anxian said...

Its very pleasing to see a whole blog devoted to UKIP, it must be very worrying for you, to spend so much time and effort trying to discredit us.

We are gaining votes by the minute as LibLabCon display their incompetence at every step and we look forward to the coming elections.

Of course, your blog is moderated so this will never appear, you chaps do like your dictatorships.

Greg_L-W. said...

Hi,

such a pity that no one of any notable stature or consequential political ability has ever stood for election to The NEC in almost 20 years - merely the self serving scrapings from the footsteps of parish politics!

In many ways this explains why UKIP has consistently made attrocious decisions, crass selections and risible ineptitude.

Never has UKIP portrayed one Iota of professionalism to challenge its cronieism and self enriching clique.

Continued catastrophic domestic results would seem to be not just the order of the day but the aim - so as not to challenge the attrociously low caliber of the self enriching buffoons they have as MEPs.

Not ONE inch towards Leave-The-EU can be attributed to UKIP in 20 years though it is easy to show many kilometers of damage done by them to the EUroSceptic cause.

Regards,
Greg_L-W.
NEVER a member nor an aspirant in UKIP but a supporter of the core belief of Leave-The-EU, who constantly tries to expose UKIP's corruption & failure, to try to make them fit for purpose!