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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 31 January 2015, 14:29
James Cole, Welsh UKIP Deputy chairman has waved the white flag regarding the xenophobic party.
Writing on Facebook,Cole claims that UKIP is "no longer a party of democracy when you see manipulation of power and core principles".
He continued " I truly believe the party has lost direction here in Wales, and now it seems to have turned into an autocratic, dictatorial private members club".
The resignations are conming thick & fast. Wonder where the next one will be ?
Posted: 31 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 20:50
A group with links to the EDL has suggested that members of the far right intimdate a music concert called in opposition to UKIP.
Rock against UKIP are planning to hold a concert in the Hastings area to raise awareness and funds in the campaign against the xenophobic UK Independence Party.
However, members of The Pie N Mash squad, aka Casuals Utd posted the details on their Facebook page calling for members of the "fash" to pay them a visit.
The Pie N Mash squad is run by the very violent Welsh football hooligan Jeff Marsh who has been jailed three times for violence, including a two-year sentence for stabbing two Manchester United fans.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 17:39
As the dust begins to settle regarding the recent defection of Amjad Bashir, we can reveal there are a number of other key UKIP officials contemplating leaving the xenophobic party.
Yesterday, Paul Irwin, a Buckinghamshire county councillor left UKIP and has joined The Conservative Party.
Irwin made a statement to the media that claimed:
"For the last year I have been unhappy with UKIP. They’re policies are not sitting comfortable with me. I’m middle of the centre but I’m not right wing."
“I do believe in controlled immigration but some immigration is good, we have some fantastic doctors because of it. In Buckinghamshire, we can’t recruit social workers at the moment. We have to look abroad."
Irwin could be the first of many about to jump from the purple platform.
Watch this space.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 26 January 2015, 12:16
Over the weekend it was revealed that UKIP General Secretary Matthew Richardson claimed that the party should stand up for “bigots”.
Richardson told a meeting last month: “I’ve said before, people talk about Ukip being bigots. There are hundreds of thousands of bigots in the United Kingdom and they deserve representation.”
Farage and Co are doing a great job of collecting all these bigots together under the purple banner of UKIP.
Take for instance UKIP supporter Clive Woosey, from Ammanford, South Wales.
He must be one of those bigots Richardson is all too happy to represent.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 26 January 2015, 10:15
Newport UKIP seems on the point of collapse this weekend following an appeal by Mike Chaffin, chairman of the Newport UKIP branch to rid his branch of "EDL sympathisers".
Posting on the UKIP Newport Facebook page, Chaffin reveals how the branch has been taken over by EDL supporters.
Chaffin reveals how he has been asked to resign as chairman by David Rowlands to allow James Peterson and Andrew Byers to take over the branch and appears less than happy with the democracy and transparency of the Newport Branch.
To make his point, Chaffin posted links to comments made by Donald Grewar, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Newport East on the BNP website and EDL Facebook page.
Chaffin writes "Do you consider someone who both praises the English Defence League and posts on the British National Party's own website to be a suitable candidate?"
Fair point Mr Chaffin, but we don't expect UKIP to do anything about it.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 25 January 2015, 11:34
The war of words has continued today between UKIP and Amjad Bashir, with the battleground the national media.
Bashir, now a Tory MEP has called UKIP nothing more than a "vanity project" and has labelled his old boss Nigel Farage a "dictator".
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Bashir called his suspension a "crude attempt" to discredit him.
Bashir continued" "There is not a shred of truth in any of the claims but it has made me more convinced than ever that I made the right decision,"
On Farage, he said: "He runs the party like a dictator, employs people who are totally inappropriate for party positions and gets rid of anybody who stands in his way."
Amjad Bashir also said he had experienced racism within UKIP, and criticised the "appalling" behaviour of its MEPs, who "make childish remarks during debates and are abusive towards MEPs from other countries".
He isn't teliing us anything new is he ?
Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 25 January 2015, 09:49
The neo nazi North West Infidels, a splinter of The English Defence League attempt to offer "protection" to UKIP members attending a meeting held at The Whites Hotel at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.
NWI members chanted "There's only one Nigel Farage" and applauded visiting UKIP supporters whilst making threats of violence to a group of trade unionists protesting UKIP's presence at the venue.
UKIP have so far failed to distance themselves from the actions of the NWI.
Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 24 January 2015, 19:12
The Amjad Bashir suspension story is developing by the minute.
What is becoming clear is that he has/ was about about to defect to The Conservative Party and has spoke to The Daily Telegraph claiming that UKIP had become a “party of ruthless self-interest” and that UKIP was incapable of delivering a referendum on membership of the EU.
Bashir went on to describe UKIP as “pretty amateur” and condemned its “ridiculous” lack of policies, saying the party was “delusional” over its chances of winning seats in the General Election in May.
Bashir says: “After almost three years as a party member, I realise that Ukip is more concerned with furthering its own interests as a political party than delivering for the British people.
“I’ve seen Ukip both at home, and abroad, and I’m sorry to say they’re pretty amateur. In the European Parliament, some of their MEPs think it’s acceptable to shout and fool around.”
“They think they’ll sweep up dozens of seats in May, but that’s delusional. What they are in very real danger of doing, however, is making a big enough dent in the Conservative vote to let Labour in.”
It's not clear at the moment what came first, Amjad Bashir's defection or suspension.
What is clear however is that there is one fewer UKIP MEP's tonight.
Posted: 24 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 24 January 2015, 18:34
Ukip has suspended Amjad Bashir, Yorkshire & Humber MEP following investigations into "extremely serious" allegations including unanswered financial and employment questions, the party said.
Bashir has been informed of the allegations, which include claims of interference with the candidate selection process.
A Ukip spokesman said evidence obtained by the party in its investigations had been forwarded to the police.
The UKIP spokesman claimes that: "The UK Independence Party has a zero-tolerance policy and takes the matters at hand extremely seriously.
"The allegations against Mr Bashir are of a grave nature and we will be forwarding our evidence obtained so far to the police.
Posted: 24 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Friday, 23 January 2015, 19:45
I think it has become pretty clear for all to see now that despite all their protestations, UKIP hate the NHS and want to destroy it at the first available opportunity.
Just last week a leaked memo from UKIP's ruling body revealed they wanted to privatise the NHS but the public, quite rightly wouldn't allow it.
Now, one of UKIPs top funders has called for a major overhaul of the “Luddite” NHS and increased involvement of the private sector in the health service.
Arron Banks, who recently donated £1m to the xenophobic party told The Financial Times:
“The NHS is so Luddite because everyone believes it’s free, well it isn’t free, it comes at a massive cost, it’s unreconstructed, it’s almost communist in the way it does things,”
Banks claims that we should adopt a US style health system where payment could be made for services.He also believes that we should introduce a voucher system for those who were unemployed or unable to pay, arguing:
“Sometimes you’ve got to stand up and fight it, you take for instance charging on the NHS as an example,”
“They do it in the US and it’s perfectly possible to come up with a different system…if we continue to do what we’re doing we’ll be bankrupt.”
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | There are 5 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:10
Every far right group in the UK has an idiot who embarrasses their party at every opportunity they get.
Who could possibly forget Richard Barnbrook of the BNP or the NF's Eddie Morrisson?
Steve Uncles from The English Democrats deserves a mention as does Sid Williamson from the BPP or Gary Raikes from the NBU.
All deserve medals for their dedication to comedy and have all raised many a smile in Hope not hate over the years.
Not to be outdone, UKIP have many jesters of their own. Godfrey Bloom, UKIP's very own clown prince leads the way, not forgetting Janice Atkinson,Jane Collins or David Coburn.
But the daddy of all UKIP fools has to be Winston McKenzie, he is comedy gold and never fails to deliver a chuckle if required.
Sadly, his time in UKIP may soon be coming to an end. Mckenzie has been sacked as chairman of the Lambeth and Croydon North UKIP branch, following his suspension after a vote of no confidence by branch members and senior figures within the party.
Party insiders claim that McKenzie was unpopular and that most are glad to see the back of him.
I for one will be sad to see him go as we are never short of material whenever Winston is around.
Now, whatever happened to Richard Barnbrook ?
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Friday, 9 January 2015, 11:10
Sadly I frequently read stories of local councillors defecting to the clutches of UKIP.
Most cross the floor for purely selfish reasons, some have been deselected by their party, failed to have been picked for a plum job or have simply fallen out with the local officials.
Some are nothing more than opportunistic. Take for instance Dave Patrick, a Wisbech town and district councillor who has recently joined up with the xenophobes of UKIP.
Patrick, a local taxi driver was initially elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor in 2010 but was later to ditch the Lib Dems to become an Independent.
Now, Patrick has crossed the floor again, this time to sit with UKIP, much to the delight of UKIP county councillor and branch chairman Alan Lay.
These two new "best friends" have a chequered history as it was only two years ago when Lay and Patrick were at each others throats regarding a racist outburst by Lay after he accused Dave Patrick of “scoring a spectacular own goal by complaining about unlicensed and illegal taxi cab runs in Wisbech by Eastern Europeans”.
Alan Lay said in a letter to a local newspaper that Lib Dems and Tories support policies that have brought “many problems to Wisbech including unlicensed cabs.
“Cllr Patrick should take stock of just how much other help he may have given them.”
Mr Lay said Cllr Patrick would do well to consider what a typical day in the life of a taxi driver consist of.
“Maybe he picks up an immigrant, drives them to the benefits office, and then on to view some social housing property, back to the benefits office, on to the Job Centre,” said Mr Lay.
“Next thing he takes them to a car sales to pick up a car that the job centre has paid for, this enables them to take a job that should be a British person’s entitlement. Oh I forgot, the wife is pregnant so she is taken to the hospital to have her baby. Then we send her back to her home country whilst we continue to pay her child and mother benefits.
“All this is paid for by us British taxpayers. I bet his fellow cab drivers really love him. Hooray for a brilliant own goal.”
In response Patrick described Alan Lay as "abhorrent and antagonistic" and accused Lay of whipping up problems in Wisbech.
Dave Patrick & Alan Lay make very strnge bed fellows that's for sure.
Posted: 9 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 8 January 2015, 21:17
A Buckinghamshire UKIP councillor has had his gun licence revoked by Thames Valley Police.
Phil Gomm, a UKIP councillor on Bucks County Council had the licences for two shotguns removed following a complaint by a member of the public.
Rather ironically, Gomm is the chairman of Crimestoppers Thames Valley, a charity where the public can provide anonymous information to police.
If that wasn't enough to make you grin Gomm also sits on the scrutiny committee of the work of the Crown Prosecution Service.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 8 January 2015, 16:18
I wrote earlier about Steve Barratt, UKIP's racist fisherman who is a guest speaker at a UKIP meeting in Thanet, Kent tonight.
Following the exposure of his vile racism, Barratt has subsequently deleted his post and tried to make out to anyone who will listen his offensive post was just a one off angry response to the events in Paris yesterday
However, we can reveal this isn't the case and in fact Barratt has lots of previous form when it comes to racism.
Check out the grabs below, all made before the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
UKIP and Janice Atkinson have still refused to take any action or make any comment regarding Steve Barratt.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 8 January 2015, 14:13
A guest speaker lined up to speak at a Kent UKIP meeting tonight is at the centre of a race row today after launching into a racist tirade yesterday on Facebook.
Steve Barratt, who represents the Thanet Fisherman's Association and is a aredent UKIP supporter posted the offensive messages yesterday in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings that killed 12 people.
Barratt has been invited to speak at the meeting organised by UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson.
Writing on his Facebook page he wrote: "Who cares about the prophet?" and referred to the suspects as "rag heads" telling them "if you don't like our western culture to fuck off back to where you came from" and that because "you didn't like living in a third world shit hole so you decided to be unhappy in the west".
Janice Atkinson and UKIP has so far failed to withdraw the invite for Steve Barratt or condemn his behaviour.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 4 January 2015, 12:56
Once again UKIP have launched an attack against the NHS and its hard working staff.
Nigel Farage and his mob of little Englanders regulary launch broadsides against the NHS, only for them to backtrack after they receive criticism from the public and the media.
Just this morning on Sky News, Farage,speaking on The Murnaghan Programme said that UKIP would weed out all foreign NHS workers who "cannot speak English properly", claiming they shouldn't have been employed in the first place.
When Farage was asked if he intended to "winnow out" all NHS workers who could not "speak English properly" the UKIP leader replied "Well of course. Don't we want to live in a country where we speak the same language? "
Farage also confirmed that UKIP intended to implement cuts on the NHS, something that will not go down well with the voting public.
UKIP's disdain for the NHS is clear to see as is Nigel Farage's antipathy towards its staff.
Posted: 4 Jan 2015 | There are 8 comments | make a comment/view comments