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Thursday, 28 January 2010

The City, Stuart Wheeler and the truth about Nigel Farage’s resignation as UKIP leader

Lord Pearson recently gave an interview to Iain Dale. During this interview he bemoaned the fact that Nigel Farage had resigned as UKIP leader:

Yes, and it's a great tragedy he's gone. I didn't want him to go. He was overworked with his job in the European Parliament. I tried to stop him going and I wish he had stayed on as leader, but he hasn't and he is now our spokesman.


Oh dear. Telling a few porkies to Iain won’t do your credibility an awful lot of good!

FACT: Nigel Farage was TOLD to stand down by Stuart Wheeler.

Here are the details:

The somewhat noisy tantrum thrown by Marta ‘the Martyr’ Andreason at a meeting of the NEC, which culminated in her resignation as party treasurer, was just the start of a series of events that spelled the beginning of the end for Farage’s leadership.

Even before she confronted Farage and Nuttall with what she had found in the books, she had spoken to more than one of the party’s donors.

Stuart Wheeler, whose “hot and cold” attitude towards UKIP owes more to Tory tactics than to his own beliefs, was furious. Then when the Elcom verdict came in, he issued Farage with an ultimatum – “Go now and put Pearson in, or else!”

Wheeler also pointed out that potential City of London donors would NOT even consider donating money to UKIP so long as Farage remained as leader. This was due to Farage’s terrible reputation in The City - Farage used to work there and gained quite a few enemies.

Farage has always been a bit of a Merchant Banker.

So Farage fell on his sword, but not before ensuring that his replacement vehicle, a pan-European political party, was taking shape.

Immediately Pearson was anointed, Farage went to work on his “scorched earth” policy. His press officer, Bridget Rowe, began to plant stories in the press on a daily basis – tax dodges, Tory deals, etc, etc.

So Farage fulfilled the demands of the all-important UKIP/Tory donors, ensured a safe berth in Brussels when it all goes pear shaped, and left UKIP looking like a mess - which of course would never have happened if he was still at the helm old chap!

You have to admire the man, he handled it very well. If only his mates hadn’t got bladdered and talked too much during that long drinking session at the East India Club!

And if only certain City donors had not blabbed about Farage and Wheeler to one of our contacts!

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