Saturday, 22 November 2014

Mark Reckless shafted by Farage

Mark Reckless resigned as a Tory because he did not believe Cameron had any intention of delivering on his EU referendum promise. It was a brave, courageous and principled action and he followed it up by winning for UKIP in Rochester & Stroud last Thursday. Farage then shafted him by changing UKIP's immigration policy behind his back.

Mr Reckless tells the Times: "Until Nigel changed it on Wednesday, the policy of the party was everyone can stay for the transitional period, no doubt about that, that there would then be a permanent arrangement which would be part of the EU negotiation."

Mr Reckless is rightly furious about being set up by Farage but to those of us who know Farage this is the latest in a long list of such incidents. The whole sorry tale can be read by clicking the link below.

The idiotic grinning UKIP deputy chairman and Farage sycophant Suzanne Evans made a fool of herself on Andrew Neil's This Week politics shop on Thursday by trying to make black white. She was recently described as 'Fruitcake of the Day' and is typical of Farage's ex -Tories now running UKIP. Click below and skip the first 29 minuutes

Evans tried to maintain Farage was supporting Reckless but Portillo was having none of her guff and could scarcely concealed his amusement at her incompetence.. His quote was " Farage slapped down Reckless callling him an incompetent by-election candidate" and when Evans tried to deny this Portillo simply told her that is exactly what Farage did say.

This is not the first time Evans has made a fool of herself on TV trying to defend Farage's indefensible policy changes announced on the hoof and without discussion when he gets into difficulties with his TV interviews. He is prepared to sacrifice anyone to save his political skin.

I did opine last week that it would not be long before Carswell and Reckless fell out with Farage. Even I did not think it would come so soon! Only the sycophants and gullible survive long at the Court of King Nigel and Carswell & Reckless are certainly not gullible or Farage sycophants. O'Flynn suffered similarly recently and did not like it. These three clever men are elected representives. They simply will not take this nonsense from Farage and his sycos. They don't like being made to look idiots by fools!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Emily Thornberry - Hypocrite

The first time I saw this woman, also known as Lady Nugee, on TV I felt there was something did not ring true about her. I heard Alan Johnson defend her last night on the Andrew Neil show saying she came from a very poor background, had been raised in a council house and rose up to be a barrister and epitomised social mobility. All this went unchallenged by AN but trusting my instincts I had a look at what Google/Wikepedia had to say about the lady.

Wikipedia says about her,

"Thornberry was born in north Surrey to Cedric Thornberry, a Visiting Professor of War Studies at King's College London, and his wife Sally Thornberry, a teacher.[2] Her parents divorced when Thornberry was aged seven and she and her two brothers lived with her mother who later became a Labour Councillor and Mayor.[3] Her father went on to become United Nations Assistant Secretary General and to work for NATO.[4]"

Ho-hum so daddy was a professor at Kings London and mummy was a school teacher who went on to become a Mayor. If that's social mobility Mr Johnson then I'm a postman!

It gets worse when you find out she sends her children to selective schools 10 miles or so from her mansion like those oher darlings of the left, Hettie Harman and Diane Abbott. Again from Wikipedia

In April 2005 it emerged that Thornberry had sent her son to the selective Dame Alice Owen's School fourteen miles away from her home and outside her constituency. The school was formerly based in Islington and still reserves ten percent of its places for Islington pupils.[54] The Labour Party opposes selection and Thornberry was widely criticised over the issue as a result.[55] Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools stated "I celebrate her good sense as a parent and deplore her hypocrisy as a politician. When will those who espouse the virtues of comprehensive education apply the logic of their political message to their children?"

Thornberry's daughter now also attends the same school.[57] She defended her position by stating she felt the school should not have moved from its original location. Incredible!

You know how Labour opposes the sell off of council houses. Well guess who has been buying them up and renting them out, not Mrs Nuggee but Mr Sir Nugee, High Court judge. Again from Wikipedia

During the course of a campaign run by Thornberry on the subject of social housing, the Islington Tribune, a local newspaper, discovered that her husband had bought ex-social housing stock for over half a million pounds and receives rental income from the property. It also emerged that the new residents are Labour Party activists.

Its the old Labour elite story, rules apply to the ordinary people not the Labour elite. I can put up with Tory toffs like Dave & Rees Mogg but I cannot abide Labour hyopcrites like Thornberry & Harman who make a fat living out of 'representing' the poorest in our society whilst feathering heir own nest. If Milliband had any guts he would kick the pair of them out of the Labour party and tell postie Johnson not to believe all his colleagues tell him. 

As Tory Home put it today:

So the mask has slipped. The sneering from the Islington dinner parties has been indiscreetly placed into the public domain. It recalls the General Election incident where Gordon Brown was caught describing Gillian Duffy a bigot.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Steven Woolf does well on today's Daily Politics

Steven Woolf, UKIP's immigration spokesman, did an excellent job rebutting the incoherent views of Tory woman Leadsom and Labour woman Reynolds. He was clear, balanced and sympathetic to EU immmigrants who have put down roots in the UK

Reynolds is flogging the phrase, "let me be absoluely clear", to death. She of course means the opposite. Leadsom is a ghastly tribal Tory woman Dave would be well shot off.

Today's PMQs is the usual waste of time with Cameron doing his Flashman act and Milliband his Mr Bean performance. If you want to see where tribalism leads watch PMQs.

The Daily Mail online has the best political story

Three more Conservative MPs poll their voters on leaving the EU... just like Reckless and Carswell did before defecting to Ukip

  • Peter Bone, Philip Hollobone and Martin Vickers carrying out local ballots
  • They are canvassing constituents on whether Britain should leave the EU
  • Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless carried out polls before defecting
  • All three deny they are planning to leave the Conservatives for Ukip

They using the same leaflets as Reckless. Will they jump? Wait & see.

UKIP must attack on the repatriation issue. If the UK leaves the EU will the EU seek to deport UK citizens currently living, working retired in the EU?. This scare has been run many times by the Europhile political elite. UK citizens deserve an answer from Juncker etc

Monday, 17 November 2014

UKIP Cabal moves to remove O'Flynn as UKIP economics spokesman

Patrick O'Flynn, Carswell and Reckless are easily the ablest members of UKIP's new intake. They far outshine the Fuerher and his sycophants like Nuttall so it comes as no surprise to me to find rumours now afoot to remove O'Flynn as UKIP's economics spokesman following his interview on Newsnight where he was so frequently interrupted by Evan Davis that we heard more of Davis's BBC pro EU line than we heard of O'Flynn's views on the unhealthy cosy relationship between big business and the EU. Click below to see it for yourself:

In the interview he called for higher taxes on big business which hides its profits in Junckerland tax avoidance schemes. You can read the wrath of UKIP's Colonel Blimps on this patently decent suggestion by clicking below

I cannot resist a couple of quotes from this piece:

"He really does need to shut up with all talk of aggressive tax avoidance and bashing big business... It's a real mistake to have a pinko in such an important position."

Pinko, now  that is unfortunately the authentic voice of UKIP!

"O'Flynn is widely seen as the standard bearer of the left of UKIP leading to “mutterings” against him. ... the “Wag Tax” and caused so much embarrassment that Nigel Farage personally ticked off O'Flynn, and publicly distanced himself from the policy."

It did not take Farage long to fall out with O'Flynn as I previously opined.

Oborne has written today defending O'Flynn in a DT  piece entitled:

Firing Patrick O'Flynn would signal the start of Ukip's slide back into fringe insignificance

The contradictions between Ukip's Left and the Right threaten to tear the party apart.

click below to read Oborne's piece

O'Flynn had spoken of his ideas in his UKIP conference speech 6 weeks previously. Again I quote from Oborne

"There are two key elements of Mr O’Flynn’s speech. On the one hand, Mr O’Flynn advocated sharply raising income tax thresholds, so that middle earners did not come into the top rate of tax. This idea was promptly copied by David Cameron in his speech in Manchester the following week. Mr O’Flynn’s second idea was a tax on luxury goods, the so-called “Wag tax”. However, Ukip’s Right wing got hold of Nigel Farage immediately after Mr O’Flynn’s speech and forced the Ukip leader to distance himself from his economic spokesman."

"Mr O’Flynn’s emergence as a senior figure within the party has coincided with an exponential growth of party support amongst working-class voters, especially in the Midlands and the North."

There is now no doubt in my mind that Farage has to go as leader for UKIP to move on to real general election success. He is not up to it and his past is rapidly catching up with him. O'Flynn and Mras James are clean skins. They are UKIP's future. Farage is its past so take your seat on the red leather Nigel and depart and leave it to more able men and women than you to lead UKIP on to greater heights.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Political tectonic plates are shifting

Peter Hitchens has penned an excellent piece in the Mail today click below to read it

His thesis is the increasing disconnect between ordinary people and the political class. I quote,

"Modern England comes as a shock to most Westminster persons. The former Tory MP Matthew Parris was so appalled when he visited Clacton that the resulting article was used in Ukip propaganda in the by-election there. Mr Parris appeared to be looking down a very long nose indeed at that town’s people and their lives. It didn’t seem to cross his mind that he – as a politician, broadcaster and influential journalist – might have helped to make it like that."

We do not have  elected MPs chosen by the ordinary people. We are offered a choice between those selected bya small group of people, the constituency parties selection committees which can be fewer than 10 or in UKIP's case one, Nigel Farage. It is scarcely surprising that the electorate feel these PPCs are aliens from another planet.

I had hoped that we might see more US style primaries like the one in Totnes where voters of alll parties selected Dr Sarah Woolaston as Tory candidate in preference to the three party hacks on offer. Funny neither Labour, Tory or UKIP have been anxious to repeat this daring reform despite Dr Woolaston proving to be an excellent MP. 

John Rentoul also wrote today on the rise of the Greens who are proving as big a threat to Labour in England as UKIP is to the Tories. The Greens are  as far to the left of Miiliband's Labour party as UKIP is to the right of Camerons Tories. (The Lib Dems are finished and not worth discussing.) .Click below to read it

He points out that the Greens are isually not reported as a seperate party in the opinion polls but they are the anti-Milliband party just as UKIP is the anti- Cameron party. They are both protest vote parties. If there is to be a leaders debate the Greens should be included. The ScotNats as a non-national party of course wont be there in the England debate but if there is a Scottish debate they will certainly be included. There has also been  a big surge in Green party  membership. That is good for our democracy.

And what of Fuerher Farage? He has hired a dodgy Yank called Raheem Kassam. Click below to read about him.

I cannot better quoting  Godders from this piece,

‘This typifies the triumph of style over substance in the party – hiring flash gurus purely for effect. Where are our policies? We are now as bad as all the other parties.''

Exactly. Its just like the end of Animal Farm when the old political elite came to play cards with the new rulers of Animal Farm the pigs and fell out over who was cheating. The animals, that's you and me, looked from men to pigs and pigs to men and they both looked the same!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Farage's aggressve tax avoidance

There is now no doubt in my mind that the establishment, UK & EU, is out to nail Farage. On 3rd April the Guardian published a piece entitled, "Nigel Farage uses private company to reduce tax bill" This is not illegal but it is not an option open to ordinary citizens as it requires setting up a limited liability company with audited accounts etc. It is widely used by media people to reduce their tax bill. Farage of course regards himself as a media star and has nothing in common with Joe Public. Read the Guardian piece by clicking below:

Nigel Farage uses private company to reduce tax bill

Now the ex-Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt has weighed in, pay back for Farage's ill mannered attack on his fellow  Belgian van Rumpoy which went big on Youtube. Farage is vindictive and never forgets slights eg Denny's recent deselection. Don't buy Farage's favourite tale that he had nothing to do with NEC decisions. Nothing happens in UKIP without Farage's say so. He is going to find out that many politicians share his vindicitive haracteristics and they will have their pay back sooner or later.

Click below to see and hear Verhofstadt's recent attack on Farage in the Euroropean Parliament

Its witty, humerous and deadly. "Today during the debate on #Luxleaks, I missed Nigel Farage, expert on tax evasion"

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Farage expounds his latest election losing ideas

The SNP almost won their referendum by portraying themselves as the party of the NHS. So what does Farage do? He makes speeches about privatising the NHS the best liked institution in the land. That's what Farage calls professional politics. I call it stupidity.

He was on safer ground calling for the BBC, now a disliked organisation to be broken up. There are votes in that!

Labours take on this according to the Guardian:

Andy Burnham MP, the shadow health secretary, said: “Nigel Farage poses as a man of the people, but his views on the NHS are out of step with 99% of the public.
“Farage can drink as many pints as he likes, but he’ll never be able to distance himself from these views that would go down like a lead balloon in pubs and clubs across the land.
“It is now plain for all to see that a vote for Ukip is a vote for the privatisation of the NHS.”

So Farage alienated the Tory Waverers yesterday with his talk of propping up Red Ed and today he is alienating the Labour lot with talk of privatising the NHS.
It all reminds me of the time Pat Minford tried to sell this idea on a Birkenhead housing estate and was almost lynched. Good economics but political suicide.
Click below to see/hear the Fuerher's ramblings .

Farage does not have to say anything to win big just like Tony in 1997.