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Thursday, 27 February 2014

> Another UKIP Crook Exposed!


Council leader slams former mayor's 'hypocrisy' over attempted land deals

Councillor Brian Silvester.

A Cheshire East councillor who has been campaigning against development in the green gap has been trying to promote his own open countryside land for housing, the Chronicle can exclusively reveal.
Ukip councillor Brian Silvester has been trying to strike a deal with Richborough Estates, a strategic land promotion company, for a 20-acre site he owns with his brother in Shavington.
The Chronicle has obtained copies of emails the Willaston and Rope councillor sent – from his Cheshire East Council email account – to the company.

The emails show that Cllr Silvester, who has been campaigning against developments in and around Crewe because, ‘maintaining the green gap is a massive issue for residents’, has been trying to cash in on his own countryside land by getting Richborough Estates to promote it as suitable for housing.
When approached by the Chronicle about the matter, the Willaston and Rope councillor said it was a ‘storm in a teacup’ because he jointly owned the land with his brother and some of the site, at Shavington House Farm, Crewe Road, was brownfield. Richborough refused to promote Cllr Silvester’s land, which could accommodate about 150 houses, for development.

In an email sent to the Ukip councillor in September of last year, company director Paul Campbell said: “We consider your site to be a step too far in eroding the gap between Shavington and Crewe.”
The email continued: “As a business we will only pursue sites that we feel are logical and technically sound and, frankly, we believe your site would cause significant landscape impact.”
He suggested if the councillor was unable to find anyone else willing to put in an application for him ‘maybe you could put an advert in the Crewe Chronicle if you’re struggling’.

The first email the Chronicle has seen in relation to this is dated November 29, 2012, and was sent from Cllr Silvester’s Cheshire East email account.

It is addressed to Richborough director Paul Campbell and reads: “Paul, Wain Homes have won their appeal to build 80 dwellings off Rope Lane in the Green Gap. Are you still interested in our land on the Shavington side of the bypass in light of this rather surprising decision? With best wishes, Brian.”
On December 3, when the company director replied he might be interested, Cllr Silvester emailed – again from his Cheshire East account – “I think there is a good window of opportunity for our site now but we need to move quickly before it closes. In light of that we have interest from a number of developers, so speed is of the essence.”

On December 7, 2012, Cllr Silvester emailed again: “Paul, Would you be interested in putting in an application now?”

On January 18, 2013, he emailed yet again: “Paul, What level of option fee and contribution towards our legal costs would you be willing to offer? What period of option would you require? Would you apply now for all the 20 acres or for a smaller area?”

Richborough Estates declined in September of last year to go ahead with any deal because of the sensitivity of the site and after learning Cllr Silvester had written a letter to Willaston residents asking them to object to its (Richborough’s) application off Moorfields.

Mr Campbell emailed Cllr Silvester to say: “Given your objection letter to all the residents of Willaston asking them to object to our application off Moorfields, I am afraid that I am going to have to decline promoting your land at Shavington. This is partly because you have gone out to try and seek people to object to our application on the grounds of green gap when your site is also green gap, which is a rather inconsistent and self-defeating position to the one taken on your own land, but also because we consider your site to be a step too far in eroding the gap between Shavington and Crewe.”

Councillor said he wouldn't stop his brother cashing in
Ukip councillor Brian Silvester has told the Chronicle the Shavington site in question is jointly owned and it would not be right to stop his brother from trying to cash in on the land.
Cllr Silvester also claimed the site is partly brownfield ‘and development is encouraged on brownfield sites’.

When the Chronicle pointed out the rest was green gap, the councillor again repeated he owned it in partnership with his brother.
“The land is not in my sole ownership,” he said. “I can’t stop my brother doing what he wants to do.”
When asked by the Chronicle if he was a 50/50 partner with his brother, Cllr Silvester said he was.
When it was then suggested that it would be difficult for his brother to go ahead with a scheme without his consent if they were equal partners, the Willaston and Rope councillor said: “It would not be right of me to stop my brother doing what he wants to do. That would be wrong. If he wants to proceed that’s up to him.”
Cllr Silvester insisted he was justified in campaigning against countryside development when he was trying to do the same on his own land.

He re-iterated part of his site brownfield.
“I’m supporting my residents to defend themselves against the unwanted development in the green gap and on my land, that is the land owned jointly with my brother, there has been no application so I don’t see what the problem is,” he said.
He added: “I think it’s a bit of a storm in a teacup because there’s no planning application [on his land] and even if there was I’m only a part owner and part of it is brownfield.”
The Chronicle asked Cllr Silvester why, if his brother was the main person behind the idea, it had been him [Cllr Silvester] who had made all the contact with the company.
He said: “I don’t think my brother liked using email at that time.”
He insisted he had done nothing wrong in using a council email address to try to conduct private business involving planning.

“That was only for convenience,” he said, adding the council allowed its members to use their council email for personal use.

Developer confirms contact with councillor
Riichborough Estates director Paul Campbell has confirmed to the Chronicle the emails between himself and Cllr Brian Silvester are genuine. The Chronicle contacted Mr Campbell to check the authenticity of the documents before speaking to the Ukip councillor.
Mr Campbell confirmed they were genuine exchanges between himself and Cllr Silvester and then explained how his company had first approached the Cheshire East councillor about the land three years ago.
“We would have sent out a whole raft of letters at the same time to landowners on the edge of Crewe and the villages,” said Mr Campbell.
“We get details from the Land Registry about who owns it.”
He said some people respond, others do not.
“Brian got in touch in 2011 to say he was keen,” said Mr Campbell.

The company director said everything went quiet for a while ‘then he started chasing me again when the Wain Homes decision came out’.
Mr Campbell said by then he had decided on another site and when he learned Cllr Silvester was also campaigning actively against his company over a Willaston scheme he was astounded.
“We always found it puzzling – the stance he was taking against our application when his actions spoke so differently on his own interests,” he said.

Councillor fought applications saying green gap was 'massive issue'
CHESHIRE East councillor Brian Silvester has expressed his opposition to several planning applications because they were in the green gap, despite trying to secure a deal on his own Shavington land.
In May of last year he told the Chronicle he was concerned about Gladman’s application for 95 homes on land at Audlem Road in Audlem and an application for a site off Newcastle Road in Willaston which was put forward by Emery Planning Partnership.
With regard to the Newcastle Road site, Cllr Silvester said he objected because ‘maintaining the green gap is a massive issue for residents’.

This week Cllr Silvester insisted he had done nothing wrong.
“The emails are well over a year ago and quite dated.
“I have been working very hard in the area inviting people to object to their (Richborough’s) application.
“I have done it for the appeal and they’re trying to stop me doing what I should be doing for my constituents.”
Cllr Silvester also emailed the Chronicle on Friday to say: “Further to our phone chat, [between himself and reporter Belinda Ryan] we [Cllr Silvester and his brother] own 12 acres to the north of the A500.
“The developers of Gresty Oaks approached us to include our land as part of their housing development and we declined because that land is entirely in the green gap and has no brown field land at all.”
A few minutes later he emailed the Chronicle again to add: “Richborough are having a go at me because they do not like the very vigorous way I am opposing their application/appeal for 170 houses off Moorfields, Willaston, on behalf of my constituents, who are vehemently opposed to the application. Instead of making the case for their application they choose to attack me personally, when all I am doing is to defend the interests of my residents as I have always done and will continue to do so.”
Cllr Silvester, the former deputy leader of Cheshire East, who is also an ex-leader of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council and a former Crewe and Nantwich mayor, quit the Conservative party in November 2012.

At the time his political future was being discussed by the party, following his criminal conviction the month before.

He and his brother Colin were fined £45,000 and ordered to pay £22,000 costs after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to a catalogue of fire safety breaches at the building they rented out as bedsits on Crewe Road in Shavington.

At the time the court heard from prosecutor Bernard Thorogood that when fire officers had carried out an inspection of the property ‘the risk of serious injury was so significant that immediate action needed to be taken and a prohibition notice was issued. The circumstances were such that a fire would have spread rapidly throughout the premises’.

Cllr Silvester – who once stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Tories – refused to stand down from Cheshire East despite numerous calls for his resignation because of his criminal conviction.
He represented the people of Willaston and Rope for several months as an Independent before joining Ukip in June of last year.

Council to probe councillor's conduct
Cheshire East Council has asked the Chronicle to hand over the correspondence we have showing Cllr Brian Silvester used his council email to try to conduct personal business with a land developer.
The Chronicle contacted Cheshire East for a statement after seeing the emails. Cheshire East Council has since asked us for a ‘copy of the dossier as the leader will want to pass that to the monitoring officer’.

This means the council will now consider whether or not the Ukip councillor has broken the council’s code of conduct. Cllr Silvester has not acted illegally in any way.

Cheshire East leader Michael Jones was incensed when he was approached by the Chronicle. “To me, this would appear to be very hypocritical of Cllr Silvester and I’m really disappointed for the people of Willaston,” said Cllr Jones.
“I will now refer this to the monitoring officer because of him using Cheshire East equipment.”

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

> UKIP: Meet The Sexists!

Paul Nuttal MEP, Nigel Farage MEP, and Shneur Odze, Candidate MEP

It all started in 2004 with Godfrey Bloom's remarks about women not cleaning behind the fridge enough. That was followed by (unsubstantiated) allegations of molestation by a young female student.

Since then UKIP has been plagued by allegations of rape at a party conference, a (false) allegation of rape made by UKIP press officer Annabelle Fuller against a Tory MP, and Farage's recent idiotic comments claiming that women who take time off work to have children are "worth less" to City employers.

UKIP just cannot seem to get the relationship between men and women right. Is it because most of them are struggling to come to terms with the fact that we are living in the 21st century? Or is it something more unpalatable?

For now we see that a nasty row has broken out within UKIP over a Member of European Parliament candidate's refusal to shake women's hands due to his religious beliefs.

Shneur Odze, a prospective MEP for the North West of England, has told party members his Orthodox Judaism forbids him from physical contact with women other than his wife. Some party activists say they are offended by his stance, which threatens to alienate half the electorate. But senior officials have rebuked these activists as "rude" and "wrong" for refusing to respect Odze's beliefs.

Fred McGlade, a UKIP regional organiser, has already resigned from his post in protest at the decision to include Odze, 31, on the party's list of top MEP candidates.

He warned UKIP chairman Steve Crowther that he would stand down if Odze was chosen by the party, because of his attitude towards women.

At least one UKIP branch has banned Odze because of what a member described as his "difficult and aggressive behaviour".

Crowther told the Times it was "rude" of McGlade and others to complain about Odze.

He said: "We have a policy of tolerance for and acceptance of people's own religious observance. We do not consider it grounds for complaint. It harms no one."

Ozde, who is fourth on the UKIP's MEP list in the North West, was unavailable to comment.


Monday, 17 February 2014

>More UKIP Lunacy!


Well done to Damian Thomson for spotting this one. It is, we are told, a UKIP supporters blog posting. Who posted it, I neither know nor care, but well done to him (or her) for resisting what must have been an overwhelming urge to mention the Bilderbergers.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

>Farage Travels To Take A Photo Opportunity

>Farage Travels To Take A Photo Opportunity 


Monday, 10 February 2014

>See What Happens When You Employ Idiots?


An email that was apparently sent out to UKIP members this morning contained a particularly compelling call to arms:

Earth Quack zoom

Do they think the people of London are quackers?

Thanks to @SLATUKIP for putting this one out.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

>Farage Prepares Batten's Downfall.


And so, now we know!

It appeared odd that the matter of Gerard Batten's bizarre 'Muslim Charter' should be ressurected by the press after almost 4 years. This is, after all, not news. Now we can reveal how it happened. Step forward - the UKIP press office.

Farage wants Batten out, and this is his way  of doing it.

How quick he was to get his attack on Batten into the media. Just 24 hours, not bad at all. But then it was choreographed.

First Bloom, then Batten. Who next? Agnew or Dartmouth, we predict.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

>UKIP's Batty Boy Batten Blunders Beyond Belief


Gerard Batten MEP caused outrage - a daily act by the party it seems - by demanding that British Muslims sign a commitment to abstain from violence and extremism.

The announcement caused revulsion across the European Parliament, but freshly elected Conservative leader in Brussels, Syed Kamall has replied with the debonair wit he is widely admired for.

Kamall wrote to the UKIP deputy:

'Dear Gerard,

I read with interest your intervention on the subject of Islam, seeking written pledges from Muslims that they will not commit acts of violence or indulge in terrorist rhetoric.

Do you have a form I can sign already? I am anxious to assure you that I have no intention of mounting any attacks on unsuspecting infidels, nor of attempting to radicalise you or anyone else.
If the forms aren't ready yet, perhaps you would take this note as my guarantee? My wife and family would be most reassured to know you will allow me to stay in Britain, especially since I was born here.

Please feel free to drop into my office to discuss this over a cup of tea. I promise you will be entirely safe.

Yours sincerely,

Syed Kamall
Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament'

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

>See Nigel Run. Run, Nigel, Run!!


Not the Fuhrer's finest moment, we might say! We didn't realise he could move so fast!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

>Farage And Fuller: Nattrass Speaks Out!


An e-mail has been circling for the last few days in which Mike Nattrass lambasts Farage's leadership style, and questions his moral integrity. Nattrass is not the only one to do this, of course.

He has however put the matter of Farage's relationship with Annabelle Fuller back into the spotlight..... Its only a matter of time!

-----Original Message-----
From: mike nattrass <aipman@hotmail.co.uk>
To: DEREK ************************* Sent: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:32
Subject: FW: Check out Five 'Barmy' Ukip MEPs Ditched After Nigel Farage Clearout

Five 'Barmy' Ukip MEPs Ditched After Nigel Farage Clearout

Farage is now obviously on the ropes and trying to spin his problems against former UKIP MEPs.

When his own track record is exposed the public will understand why MEPs have walked away from him in disgust and do not want to be associated with his excesses in all areas.
The MEP resignations from UKIP have taken place over a period of 5 years, many trying to change things from inside UKIP before leaving and knowing that he was the problem, not UKIP members.
There are many other recent high profile resignations including UKIP Chief Executive Will Gilpin and in Scotland Lord Monckton, making more than 20 "big UKIP names" who have recently departed.
Of those still sitting with him he recently tried to get rid of Lord Dartmouth and Gerard Batten by marking them down in the MEP "selection process" but he has failed. He also has little respect for the Chicken Farmer but as Stuart worships Farage as "Cock of the Rock" he is safe. John Bufton and Derek Clarke are leaving at the end of the term for personal reasons (both good people)
He ditched the hard work done on the manifesto because he wants to make policy on the hoof.
He stuck with racists in his EFD Group despite complaints from his MEPs, because without them he would lose money (money wins over principle in his world).
He then changed the Constitution to give himself total power, because he knows better than to let members have an honest vote.
He cannot dispose of Annabelle Fuller because her story would make the front pages, and there is much more to say in this area.
He put up with Bloom, who found difficulty keeping pace with Farage's drinking, until Bloom finally upstaged him!
He has moved total power and all resources to himself using the MEP budgets and taking away all UKIP MEPs rights to attend "delegations" as without their knowlege he used these as bargaining chips to attract foreign MEPs to his EFD Group.(Yet UKIP MEPs were under the impression that the objective was to save taxpayer's money on "jollies").
In 2004 he made it a rule, with no exceptions, that no UKIP MEP would employ their wife ... then Animal Farm style he secretly employed his own wife.
Plenty more to say but the bottom line is that one by one people loyal to UKIP policy try to stop his manipulative madness and then resign.
It short he is a Dictator with major defects which are bringing him the title "Spivboy" and which will sink him before the May election.
All very sad for those good UKIP members who have tried so very hard to build a Party over the last 15 years and more.