Monday, 20 October 2014

Barroso is UKIP's greatest electoral asset

Barroso is what my boyhood hero Biggles would have called a dago but it is Barroso that has been ruling the UK for the last 10 years. Poor old Biggles wil be rotating in his Sopwith Camel in the sky.

I remember when the Treaty of Rome was being negotiated. It was founded on free movement of capital and labour ie people changing country to work not to claim benefits for their children back home. Milton Friedman the great American economist and founder of monetarism pointed out frequently that a welfare state, ie the UK, could not co-exist with an open door immigration policy, ie the EU as we now have it. Did the political elite listen. Of course not, they are the elite and always know best and that is why we are now in the mess we are in having given up our veto on EU rules that damage our country.

The Rome Treaty was designed to prevent another European war between France & Germany with the hidden agenda of France runnng Europe and the Germans being subservient. Its now clear the French cannot run their own country let alone Europe and it is Germany that has had to step in and run the EU in its own right. Dangerous as Germany has got its Prussian military wing back.

We have got into this mess by our suppine political elite not resisting the EU salami slicing approach to taking over our country. The result is a military dwarf that  thinks it is a superpower. The EU cannot defend itself and has to rely on the hated Americans to stop Putin. Chairman Mao in his little Red book wrote that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun but the EU has no guns to stand up to the Red Army that defeated the Wehrmacht in 1943/44. Nevertheless idiots like Barroso and Juncker go on interfering in the Ukraine. The EU will be the cause of the next European conflict not its solution.

Barroso was on Marr yesterday laying down the EU law to us! Gold dust for Biggles Farage and there is no man bettter able to capitalise on this than Farage. Barroso and Juncker are forcing call me Dave into opposing the EU root and branch. Great! Cometh the hour cometh the man and that is starting to look more like Nigel Farage than David Cameron.

Vote Farage in Thannet!

Friday, 17 October 2014

UKIP's chances in Rochester & Strood

At times like these I turn to bookies odds. Opinion are just that and opinions fluctuate. Bookie's odds are based on hard cash and are therefore much more reliable. You can see these by clicking on

http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/rochester-and-strood-by-election/winning-party

There you will see UKIP at around 4/1 on ie they have an 80% chance of winning. Also interesting is the popular bets being placed UKIP at 7/2 on with the Tories at 10/3 against.

There are factors which might change things. The Tories seem certain to choose a local woman to cash on the female anti-Farage vote and the Tories are going to put in a lot of people and money as the campaign develops, non-stop cabinet ministers so to speak.

I am sure the bookies will have factored this in but it will be well worthwhile keeping an eye on how the odds change in the run up to polling day.

PS Interesting to read UKIP's council loss in Thurock and early loss by 600 in Heywood & Middleton ascribed to poor organisation on the ground. UKIP suffers from too many chiefs like William Legge and not enough Indians. All Legge and his ilk want to do is make platform speeches. He is an Old Etonian after all! He should take a leaf out of Rees Mogg's book, another OE but he had the good sense to take his old nanny out canvassing with him to talk to the oiks on his behalf.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Farage's EP Euro group breaks up

I quote from today's EU Observer

http://euobserver.com/political/126106


The unusual attention for the obscure Latvian MEP, Iveta Grigule, was due to the fact that earlier that day, Grigule resigned from the eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group, which led to the break-up of the faction.
Any EP group needs to have a minimum of 25 members from at least seven different countries. The EFDD, formed mostly of members of the UK Independence Party and Italy's Five Star Movement, had scraped together one MEP from the Czech Republic, France and Latvia, and two MEPs each from Lithuania and Sweden.
A meeting of political leaders chaired by EP president Martin Schulz on Thursday took note of the group breakup following Grigule's resignation.
In a press statement, EFDD claimed Grigule was "blackmailed" by the leaders of the two largest groups - the centre-right European People's Party and the Social-Democrats - in order to get the chairmanship of the EP-Kazakhstan delegation.
"Concerning her resignation, Ms Grigule told the secretary general of the EFDD group that 'I had to do it to get elected'," the EFDD statement reads"

This is seriously bad news for Farage, money and staff lost,
According to EP sources, the pro-Russia stance of Ukip leader Nigel Farage may have played a role in the Latvian's decision, whose party, the Latvian Farmers' Union, is in government coalition talks back home.
"In Latvia, there is no left or right, there are only pro-Russia and anti-Russia parties," an EP source quipped.
With the loss of his group, Farage, who recently said that migrants to the UK should be tested for HIV, will lose speaking time, a seat in political leaders' meetings and millions in funding money allocated to groups. In 2013, his group received €2.6 million.
But while many pro-EU politicians openly applaud the breakup of "Farage's group", they also worry that this will spur once again the French far right leader, Marine Le Pen, into having another go at forming a group of her own.
Back in the summer, Le Pen failed to gather MEPs from enough countries because Farage beat her to it.
So Farage loses his front row seat where he can grandstand and abuse the EU crats but it does show Farage's huge weakness of making statements on the hoof. The Latvians suffered terribly under the Russians from 1940 until the breakup of the Soviet Union. It was crass and so typical of Farage to make all these pro Russian statements which so upset his Latvian allies.
Does anyone still think this man has the political skills needed to get us an in/out EU referendum. He is no Alex Salmond. He is just a beer fueled, fag smoking rabble rouser that will never get women's votes. Time for man overboard on the SS UKIP.
and from East Asia via Gudio Fawkes

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An oriental co-conspirator points out that PUKI is Filipino for vagina… 
Just reported today Monday 20th Oct Farage has recruited a Polish MEP to give him the seven differebt bationalities and get him back on the gravy train! 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Panorama on Farage - what a waste of money

I watched last nights pathetic BBC effort on how not to do investigative journalism. This programme has been over a year in the gestation and the BBC brought forth a pathetic reheat of old allegations. Why do we have to pay a licence fee for this drivel? Click below to watch this wate of money.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04lxvrd/panorama-the-farage-factor


It starts with a non-press conference/UKIP private meeting trying to keep undesirable hacks out. An event of no interest to anyone other than the scribblers. Then Richard North pointing out Farage's similar dagger technique to Brutus. Not quite correct. Brutus only stabbed one guy I can think of 20 or so Farage has knifed starting with former leader Knapman. They say politics is a dirty game but Farage has elevated political assassination to a whole art form in its own right.

Then onto the BBC's compulsory vox pop with one Alby Tebbutt on the streets of Romford portrayed as a racist although I heard nothing racist in what he said despite the BBC setting him up with a coloured lady who clearly had not listened to what Alby actually said. Nothing the smug arses at the BBC than mocking an ordinary decent man who happens to be a former Try. Contrast that with the much more sympathetic portrayal of former Labour voters Tony & Fay, a MS suffer whose care has of course been cut by the nasty coalition.

Then Farage criticising the nonexistent EU expense checking  Nigel likes an open goal. But what about Nigel's own little earner the Ashford call centre? Transparent? Clear as mud is a better decription. Note the associate of Nigel Farage who was involved in this operation is not named. I wonder why not? Watch that space.

Then Richard Sucherzewski stated when on UKIP's NEC in 2006 he was kept in the dark about the financial details of Ashford. (Note RS subsequently stood against NF for the leadership, suffered some nasty anonymous smears and left UKIP. He was not the last to suffer this sort of treatment.) Then back to Richard North saying the same thing and asking the same question, where did the Ashford money, £400k + go? The largest share went into the South East region, Farage's region, 2004 European campaign.

 Then back to RS talking about the need for integrity and transparency. Switch to Brussels and again no transparency on where Farage's EU money, some 4 million Euros went. Then onto a bit of LibLabCon picador wok on Farage's poor voting record in Brussels on UK fishing quotas plus a vitriolic attack from Belgian arch euro federalist Verhofstadt giving NF a bit of his own medicine.
Then the BBC weighed in with claims of Farage promoting and UKIP taking money rom e-fag makers. Then back to the excluded journos  where UKIP eventually lost when it found it had no journos. Then on to Nigel's nasty mid European neo fascist friends who help him getting more EU dosh as a group leader.

The a bit of doorstepping by Dara in the corridors of Brussels where Farage says he never instructed UKP MEPs not to speak to Panorama saying that Darra had been talking to a lot of ex-UKIP dregs of rejects. Programme then points out that many, Andreasen was a great Farage protege but when she disagreed with NF he described her as impossible and trashing her. (When on the NEC I had pointed out to Farage this woman did ot fulfil UKIP and UK electoral candidate criteria but his oppo 'sausages' Gill waived the rules.) Andreasen is now a Tory.

Ditto with Bannerman also now a Tory who wrote UKIP's unreadable 2010 manifesto. (Bannerman showed me an excerpt of his magnum opus in 2009 and was very upset when I told him  it was reheated Tory drivel) Incidentally Bannerman is no relation whatsover to the Liberal PM of around 1900. I hope the Tories know this! Farage charmingly described Bannerman as a 'idiot'. Panorama claim to have found 25 sennior UKIPers who have left after disputes with Farage. I guess I must be one.Its nice to know I am not alone but unlike A & B I have not gone off to join the Tories I cannot think of any other exUKIP NEC members who have.

Then onto Farage's withdrawal of his agreement to give Panorama an interview. This is another standard Farage tactic. Agree to do something and then renege on his commitment.

The bit I liked best was Carswell saying its nice to have a leader with whom he agrees to which Farage replied, "Its early days yet". Many a true word is spoken in jest!

It finishes up with Carswell's victory at Clacton which I guess meant some of the earlier material had to be dropped. Duffy a long time Farage sycophant could be seen waddling along behind Carswell. Watch your back Douglas!

Ends up with Farage attacking the political class Spad culture like I suppose Carswell and Richard North pointing out the obvious truth, Farage is in it for Farage. I have always thought Farage was, like all profesional politicians, a con man. He is just better at than most of the others.

I leave you wit Private Eye's latest very funny front page

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Carswell truly grasps the root of our malaise

This is the title of the excellent piece, link below, written by Liam Halligan in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/11156084/Douglas-Carswell-truly-grasps-the-root-of-our-malaise.html

I have a lot of time for Halligan as an economic commentator as he can communicate economic issues to ordinary people better than anyone since Alan Walters. The problem with academic economists is they make Milliband E  look normal and communicate in econspeak. a language only they understand.

He rightly describes Carswell as a man of great ability. I quote,

"Carswell, though, is amongst just a handful of credible politicians, who's refused to let his ambition outweigh his intellect"

"The trappings of power were there for the (his) taking, even maybe one of the great offices of state"

I look at my former BoE colleague Matthew Hancock now a Minister of State in the Business Dept. It shows how far a man of lesser abilities than Carswell can go by sucking up to the right people, in Hancock's case, Gideon Osborne.

Halligan finishes by saying,

"UKIP may yet be captured by vested interests. Nigel Farage and Carswell could come to blows."

Douglas Carswell won't be the first into the UKIP ring with Farage but as an elected MP he will start favourite. If he knocks Farage out it will be UKIP's gain. The able Patrick O'Flynn has already had the Wag tax argument with Farage and even the very acceptable Diane James has had her public differences with Farage exposed. Both are MEPs and in a strong position to take on Farage who's demand on the BBC Sunday Politics that if UKIP held the balance of power in a hung parliament post the May general election his price of support for the Tories would be an immedite In/Out referendum before the 1915 summer parliamentary  reccess. I understand the politics behind this, ie stopping further EU immigration, but it is administrative nonsense.

Farage likes to make up policy on the hoof but this cannot be allowed to continue. He has to go as leader if UKIP is to progress further.

Friday, 10 October 2014

How UKIP should have won Heywood & Middleton

It was a great performance by UKIP to lose by only 617 votes but they could have won if they had been more streetwise in their choice of candidate. I am not being wise after the event. Look at what I wrote on 22nd September,

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6112651969466158066#editor/target=post;postID=5229320331120355049;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=12;src=postname

Mr Bickley had been tried twice before and the media were asking questions about his background.

My main criticism of his choice relates to his being male. I wrote yesterday about Farage & UKIP's well known lack of appeal to women voters.

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6112651969466158066#editor/target=post;postID=4362713700386700497;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname

It was blindingly obvious that to try and counteract this they should have chosen a local woman as candidate. Look how well they did in Eastleigh with Mrs James. This was made worse by Labour putting up a woman candidate.

A pity, a good result but it could have been the real game changer but Farage and his cabal of course had other things on their tiny minds.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Farage and the Wimmin & worse

I have always felt sad that Farage's personal spite against me and many others blinded him to our support for almost all UKIP policies etc. I have opined often in this blog that he has a problem securing women's votes. In yesterday's Telegraph Farage admits this. Click below to read it

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farage/11147654/Nigel-Farage-Ukips-blokeish-image-has-put-off-women.html

"A survey by Lord Ashcroft showed Ukip would win the constituency ( Heywood & Middleton. ) on male votes alone, where it leads Labour 41 per cent to 38 per cent, but is being held back because just 21 per cent of women support the party."


"When you think of Nigel Farage, you think of a pint, you think of a bloke's bloke," Mr Nuttal said.
"We do have a problem with women, in terms of we are disproportionately supported by males."
It is made worse because women comprise more than half the electorate.
I have been saying and writing this for years. It is blindingly obvious but what have Farage and Nuttall done about it? Zilch! That is why I think UKIP can never be a potent force under Farage. Nuttall is even worse in this respect They need a new leader who can reach out to women.
UKIP will lose Heywood & Middleton to a UNITE female trade union official tonight as a result of this blokish image and on the wimmin's vote.
 I have often been accused of being anti-Farage. It is not true. I am very pro UKIP but for many years I have recognised they are working with one hand tied behind their back with Farage as leader. Its votes in the ballot box that count not appearances on Question Time.
Worse Farage is a control freak and now seems to be endorsing Suzanne Evans, see my previous but one blog, as UKIP's next leader. Click to read
This was exactly what he did with the disastrous Pearson in 2010 a year UKIP could have gotten MPs elected on the back of an excellent performance in the Europeans but who would vote for a party with a leader who admitted he had not even read his party's manifesto? We have wasted 5 years as a result.
Look at what Alec Salmond said when he stood down as leader. "The next leader will be elected by the members at the SNP conference".  When asked if he would go to the House of Lords he laughed and quoted Burns, " Rocks will melt wi the sun before I go to that place".

Farage should try and learn from a politician who did deliver an independence referendum for his people!
It is not rocket science to map out a 2015 strategy for UKIP. I suggest something like,
Vote Labour get Brussels
Vote Tory get Brussels
Vote LibDem get Brussels
Simples as the meerkats say but just keep saying it.