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UKIP: Lord Pearson in The Telegraph

Posted by juniusukip on November 30, 2009

Taken from The Telegraph:

The new leader of the UK Independence Party, Lord Pearson, claimed more than £100,000 in publicly-funded expenses on the basis that his £3.7 million house in London was his second home while also owning in a 12,000-acre estate with servants in Scotland.

By Jon Swaine

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a businessman and peer who warned that the MPs‘ expenses scandal exposed a “growing gulf between the political class and the British people” was last week elected leader of Ukip.

He has sat in the Lords since 1990. Since 2001, the earliest year for which expenses records are available, he has told the Parliamentary authorities that his estate beside Loch Rannoch, Perthshire, is his “main home”.

This enabled him to claim about £100,000 in taxpayer-funded overnight subsistence allowances between April 2001 and June 2007 for staying at his town house in Victoria, one mile away from Parliament in central London, where he had no mortgage to pay.

Peers can claim £174 a night – with no receipts required – to cover the cost of staying at a second home or hotel room in the capital “for the purpose of attending sittings of the House”.

After selling the flat for £3.7 million In June 2007, Lord Pearson moved to another London flat two miles away in Kennington. He paid £1.2 million for the flat, again without a mortgage. He then claimed another £15,000 in allowances on the basis of his overnight stays there.

Lord Pearson has repeatedly declared in official company documents that his London home was his “usual residential address”.

His London house was also given as the address to which applicants wishing to work as a housekeeper or gardener at the Scottish estate should send their CVs, in an advert placed by Lady Pearson in The Scottish Farmer in January this year.

Lords rules state: “Members whose main residence is within Greater London cannot claim night subsistence.”

As well as claiming £115,683 for overnight subsistence, since 2001 Lord Pearson has claimed £56,685 in “day subsistence” allowances. Peers can claim £86.50 a day for meals, drinks and taxis while working in Westminster, with no need for receipts.

The peer – who was paid £40,000 a year for his remaining City work until being elected Ukip leader – also claimed £48,471 in travel expenses – including £10,064 for the cost of flying between Scotland and London in the last two recorded years alone.

Lord Pearson told the Daily Telegraph yesterday that rather than gaining from the allowances system, he had been “impoverished” by his political career. “Working in the Lords has cost me millions,” he said.

“I had to take a substantial cut in my city earnings … from memory I have given up about £200,000 per annum since 1990.”

He said: “My (main) home is in Scotland. I spend almost exactly half the year there.” He said he had cited the London home as his “usual” address in company documents “for convenience” in dealing with business correspondence.

Lord Pearson, 67, made his fortune from Pearson Webb Springbett, the insurance brokers he co-founded in 1964. He was chairman when it was sold to the THB Group in January last year for a multi-million pound sum.

Speaking in the Lords in July about what he called the “parliamentary expenses saga,” Lord Pearson said that he had long been “trying to warn of the growing gulf between us, the political class, and the British people.”

He said that the expenses scandal had “done nothing to endear the people to their political class.”

In a newspaper interview on Saturday he said Parliament had become “irrelevant”. “We should think about abolishing the House of Lords,” he added. “We in Ukip are anti the political class.”

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Well at least we know where the money went!

Farage claimed £2 million in expenses and still refuses publish the details!


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UKIP in crisis: Batten & Sinclaire slam Farage and Pearson over proposed Tory deal

Posted by juniusukip on November 29, 2009

And so it begins. The start of the big split?

But that is what happens when you go behind the backs of half your MEPs, the NEC and the bulk of the membership.

From The Times:

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) faces a “wave of resignations” amid grassroots fury that the anti-EU party’s new leader offered to stand down candidates at the next election and disband if the Conservatives agreed to hold a referendum on EU membership.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, winner of the ballot to replace Nigel Farage, faces a rocky start to his leadership after The Times revealed on Saturday that he proposed a deal to the Tory leader in the Lords that would have seen UKIP abandon plans to stand at the general election.

Gerard Batten, the London MEP who was runner-up for the leadership, said he was appalled by the secret plan and said that members would not have chosen Lord Pearson if they had known the full truth during the contest.

Nikki Sinclaire, MEP, who came third for the leadership, said that she was being called by angry members threatening to resign but directed her anger at Mr Farage for asking Lord Pearson to make the approach to Lord Strathclyde.

The row threatens to overshadow UKIP’s plans to reach out to disaffected Labour voters by switching its focus to include campaigning against radical Islam.

“I am appalled they can offer to sell the party down the river to the Tories — it is a betrayal of the members and we will probably see a wave of resignations over this,” Mr Batten said yesterday.

“If he had run in the leadership election telling people that is what he had done, he would have come bottom. The membership do not want it and it has caused outrage.

“I have been saying all along we have not just got to talk to the Tory voters but also the Labour voters who are not going to vote Labour any more. This makes it much more difficult.

“Having a Lord as leader of the party who is trying to do deals with the Tories is going to make it that much harder to win the disenchanted working class votes.”

Ms Sinclaire said:”I do not see what legitimacy Nigel had to make such a deal. A lot of members feel very cheated judging by the amount of phone calls I have received.

“Ultimately the members should have been consulted to have negotiations with any party, it should have gone to a referendum among the membership. People have contacted me talking about resigning.”

But she added that she still supported Lord Pearson as leader, saying: “He was the messenger and we should not shoot the messenger.”

UKIP is planning to put up the boxing promoter Frank Maloney as its candidate in Barking to take on Nick Griffin in the general election, The Times understands.

Mr Maloney, who stood for UKIP as London Mayor in 2004, will be a controversial choice because of his homophobic remarks during the mayoral campaign, when he said: “I don’t want to campaign around gays…I don’t think they do a lot for society.”

End of article.

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UKIP: Lord Pearson’s company in bribery claim

Posted by juniusukip on November 29, 2009

Not a good start for Lord Pearson. He has only been leader for a couple of days and already the media are turning their sights on him.

An old story resurrected by the Guardian for obvious reasons:

The insurance business that made the fortune of the new leader of the UK Independence party (Ukip) is embroiled in an international bribery scandal that could lead to criminal charges in the UK, according to documents obtained by the Observer.

A detailed indictment served in Costa Rica this month alleges that a subsidiary of PWS, the insurance brokers which Lord Pearson of Rannoch founded and chaired, grossly overcharged the small central American state for its insurance premiums.

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating, and has arrested a number of PWS executives for questioning.

But the company itself will face no penalty if the prosecution succeeds; it has been disposed of to another insurance broker since the scandal broke, and the rump of PWS which holds the liability for any fine or penalty is in liquidation and without funds.

PWS is alleged to have paid bribes of more than $700,000 (£426,000) into a bank account linked to the then Costa Rican president, Angel Rodríguez, and provided a $1.6m slush fund for workers of the state insurance company.

Friends of Malcolm Pearson, the Thatcherite peer elected on Friday as the leader of the anti-European and anti-Cameron Ukip, said he knew “absolutely nothing about the alleged payments”.

The indictment alleges that Pearson himself, as company chairman, was warned of the existence of the slush fund by a new Costa Rican regime which was probing corruption allegations as long ago as September 2005. The friends said he had never received the letter from the Costa Rican authorities. It had been diverted from his attention by others in the firm he chaired. One said: “He was contacted by the British ambassador in May 2006, which was the first he knew of it.”

According to his friends, the City law firm Freshfields was subsequently called in, and the chief executive of PWS, Julian Messent, resigned, following the visit to Pearson of a delegation from the Costa Rican authorities.

Minutes of the Pearson meeting published in Costa Rica say that, during those negotiations, he offered to co-operate with the central American prosecutors, if no action was taken against the PWS company. He suggested PWS might return any money if the claims were substantiated.

Following complaints of inaction, however, the SFO was called in in 2007. It made arrests, and obtained banking information, which was sent to Costa Rica in August. Pearson said he had been interviewed by police and expected to be a witness if any UK charges were brought.

He added: “It is very regrettable that something like this should happen. But in 1997 when this started, it was regarded as perfectly normal. Under that regime, all the other insurance brokers were doing exactly the same thing.”

Julian Messent said he was unable to comment as the inquiry was still in progress. Pearson, an old Etonian, was made Lord Pearson of Rannoch, where he has a Scottish estate, by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. He and two others working in his father’s insurance business founded PWS when he was 22.

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UKIP offered to disband. Lord Pearson confirms proposed deal with the Tories

Posted by juniusukip on November 28, 2009

We told you so.

Remember this from June?


We revealed that Farage wanted to do a deal with the Tories and thus betray the membership of UKIP. He didn’t even bother to consult the membership or even all of his MEPs before making the offer!

We were attacked for spreading lies.

But Lord Pearson now confirms it.

Taken from The Times:

Cameron rejected UKIP pact on EU referendum

Alice Thomson, Rachel Sylvester Suzy Jagger and David Charter

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: did not hear back from David Cameron

The UK Independence Party offered to disband if David Cameron agreed to hold a referendum on the ratified Lisbon treaty.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, UKIP’s newly elected leader, says in an interview with The Times today that he proposed the deal after the party’s strong showing in the European elections.

He reveals that he approached Lord Strathclyde, the Tory leader in the Lords, six months ago and asked him to tell Mr Cameron that if he guaranteed a referendum and gave the Conservative Party a free vote then UKIP would disband and its members stand down. He received no answer. Several months later Mr Cameron announced that the Tories would not hold a referendum.

Lord Pearson adds: “A referendum on a ratified Lisbon Treaty would have become about in or out, which is why the political class wouldn’t do it.”

Lord Pearson says that he was acting on behalf of his predecessor, Nigel Farage, when the overture was made.

Last night Mr Farage confirmed that the meeting took place with his blessing, although he argued that the offer was to withdraw the party from the general election rather than to disband. Lord Strathclyde also confirmed that the meeting took place.

“We made that offer but we didn’t get an answer,” Lord Pearson said. “I’m so angry with them now.”

UKIP — which has no MPs in Westminster but has 13 MEPs — wants to pull Britain out of the European Union, boost the UK’s defence budget by 40 per cent and bring back grammar schools.

Speaking after yesterday’s result, the peer, who hopes to cost the Tories at least 50 seats, said: “My ambition is for UKIP to do well enough at the next general election so that we can force a hung parliament and a realignment in British politics.”

Mark Francois, the Shadow Minister of State for Europe, said: “We don’t make policy on the basis of secret deals with other parties. We decide our policies on the basis on what is right for the country. As we have said, a made-up referendum after ratification would be pointless.”

UKIP is understood to be preparing to try to re-focus its appeal by attacking Islamic fundamentalism in an attempt to shore up its right flank against the BNP. It is planning to put a heavyweight candidate up in Barking to take on Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, in the next general election campaign and prevent him from claiming a Westminster seat.

The favourite for the UKIP nomination is Paul Wiffen, the party chairman in London.

Lord Pearson takes over immediately as party leader from Mr Farage, who had said that he wanted to stand down to fight the seat of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

The party intends to field 550 candidates in next year’s general election, many of whom will pay their own campaign costs. Mr Farage — who had spearheaded the party’s fundraising efforts, estimates that UKIP needs £1.5 million to fund an adequate election campaign, but about £4 million to compete properly against the bigger parties.

And taken from The BBC:

The UK Independence Party says it offered not to fight the next general election if the Conservatives agreed to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

New UKIP leader Lord Pearson of Rannoch told the Times he offered a deal after its strong European elections showing.

He told the BBC he thought a referendum would have gone against the treaty – meaning Britain would have effectively left the EU and UKIP could disband.

The Conservatives said any mention of a deal had been rejected “straight away”.

Lord Pearson was chosen as UKIP’s new leader on Friday, replacing Nigel Farage, who stood down to focus on running for Parliament at the next general election.

‘So angry’

The ex-Tory peer told the BBC: “Well, the version in the Times is slightly paraphrased and condensed.

“We offered that if we got a clear, written promise with an agreed wording for a referendum on whether we stayed in or left the European Union… then we would stand down for the general election, providing we had this absolutely clearly in writing.

“And then when we had the referendum – which we believed we would win – we would then be out of the European Union and then at that point UKIP, well it would have been up to UKIP, but it would probably have disbanded because its major point would no longer be in existence.”

Lord Pearson said he had taken the proposed deal to Lord Strathclyde, the Conservative leader in the Lords, after UKIP beat Labour into third place in this year’s European elections.

He said he was acting on behalf of Mr Farage and told Lord Strathclyde to relay the offer to Tory leader David Cameron.

Lord Pearson told the BBC: “We made this offer to Tom Strathclyde, who was going to see David Cameron two days later. He said I’ll talk to David.”

However Lord Pearson said in the end he did not get an answer. He told the Times: “I’m so angry with them now.”

We don’t make policy on the basis of secret deals with other parties

Shadow Europe minister Mark Francois

The Times said both Mr Farage and Lord Strathclyde had confirmed the meeting did take place.

Earlier this month, the Conservatives said ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by the Czech Republic – the last EU country to do so – meant their campaign for a referendum had come to an end.

The decision prompted UKIP, as well as Eurosceptics in Mr Cameron’s own party, to accuse him of reneging on a “cast-iron” guarantee made in 2007 to hold a vote.

But Mr Cameron said that to press ahead with a referendum post-ratification would be “simply to have one for the sake of it”.

Shadow Europe minister Mark Francois said of Lord Pearson’s comments: “We don’t make policy on the basis of secret deals with other parties; we decide our policies on the basis of what is right for the country.

“As we have said, a made-up referendum after ratification would be pointless.”

Lord Pearson gained nearly half of the approximately 9,900 votes cast by UKIP members in the leadership contest.

Following his victory, he said the Lisbon Treaty was “the last nail in the coffin of our democracy” and his objective at the next election would be to force a hung Parliament and a “realignment” in British politics.

UKIP does not have any MPs but has 13 MEPs and among its key aims is pulling the UK out of the European Union.

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So now you know the truth. Farage holds UKIP’s membership in total contempt.

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UKIP leadership election: Lord Pearson wins

Posted by juniusukip on November 27, 2009

Lord Pearson 4,743 votes

Gerard Batten MEP 2,571 votes

Nikki Sinclaire MEP 1,214 votes

Mike Nattrass MEP 1,092 votes

Alan Wood 315 votes

Some 9,900 were cast in all, or roughly 74% of the membership.

A high turnout and a clear endorsement for Lord Pearson. We have been assured that Lord Pearson is not a Farage puppet. We have also been assured that Farage is in for a few shocks. We shall see.

Gerard Batten did better than expected. Tim of the Vote Gerard Batten blog will be pleased. He is already lobbying for Batten to become UKIP chairman!

Nikki Sinclaire did not do as well as many had expected. Farage hates her and she is unhappy about being in the EFD. Her future in UKIP is currently uncertain.

Mike Nattrass. The joke candidate. But at least we know there are at least 1,092 members who are very easily impressed. He intends to sue the Sunday Times for printing an article confirming that he is under investigation by OLAF. The fool. Mike, you can’t sue a paper for printing the truth!

Alan Wood. Does not support Lord Pearson’s views on Islam. Has said he will leave UKIP if Pearson is elected. We have been told that this is no idle threat.

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UKIP News: The leadership election & Dr Edmond on Paul Nuttall

Posted by juniusukip on November 26, 2009

The leadership election

Tomorrow we will know the result. It is very likely to be Lord Pearson. But will he be willing to reform the party and put Farage firmly in his place?

Mike Nattrass was always the joke candidate. The fool deserves to come last.

Gerard Batten is a coward. Time and time again he has ignored corruption in UKIP for the sake of his career as an MEP.

The Junius team feel that Nikki Sinclaire and Alan Wood are the best candidates.

We wish them well in their bid to become leader of UKIP.

Paul Nuttall

The odious Paul Nuttall is apparently determined to go down in history as UKIP‘s foremost idiot.

This title had been held by Mike Nattrass. We hope that he won’t be too upset losing his crown to UKIP’s very own wannabee Mussolini.

Here is an extract from Dr Edmond’s blog:

I was going to write about another Nuttall gaffe on the 5 pm radio 4 programme last night querying the inspection frequency of Cumbria bridges. An incredulous engineer and interviewer explained in words of one syllable to Nuttall that the inspection frequency of two years was the recommended one and had nothing to do with the disaster. That was caused by extraordinary water flows. Nuttall then went on that a lot of these failed bridges were very old. That makes the engineer’s point! These bridges had stood for hundreds of years. It shows how exceptional the conditions were. Some Roman bridges have stood for 2000 years. Nuttall gets the wrong end of the stick yet again. Old bridges were built stronger and more durably than modern bridges. Look at Brunel’s GWR bridges. Nuttall is supposed to have a history degree. Some degree that must be!

End of extract.

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Dr Edmond was thrown off UKIP’s NEC for raising concerns about UKIP corruption. Freedom of speech is not an option in Farage’s UKIP!

So where did Nuttall get his history degree? Toys R Us?

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UKIP: Nigel Farage showing the strain

Posted by juniusukip on November 25, 2009

More than one associate of Nigel Farage has commented on how strained he looks. His ‘frog’ eyes look bloodshot, his hair is greying fast, he breaks out in sweats, and his skin is pale. He is drinking heavily – very close to becoming an alcoholic – and even his paranoia is getting worse.

He was furious that Gerard Batten was featured on the front page of the Express. He was even less happy with the coverage given to Batten after he exposed Neil Kinnock’s secret talks with the Soviets during the Cold War. And don’t even mention Baroness Ashton and the CND. Batten beat him to that as well.

And allowing yourself to be photographed holding a little UK flag while under the influence is rather silly. Nigel, you never know where that photo may turn up!

So what could be causing NF’s current health problems?

Could it be the OLAF investigation into UKIP’s MEPs and their paid staff? It’s hotting up!

Could it be his current marital problems?

Could it be that his latest mistress wants more than just a fling?

Annabelle Fuller did and look what happened to her! Annabelle, we hope the scars have healed.

Could it be that more than one UKIP MEP is threatening to leave the EFD?

Could it be the problems over UKIP becoming a pan-European party? Several of his fellow MEPs are not happy!

Could it be his recent rows with Batten and Colman?

Could it be the worry that Lord Pearson will not be as compliant as Farage hoped?

Could it be the rumour that a national newspaper has certain compromising photos? These photos are said to feature a prominent member of UKIP.

We at Junius really do hate to see Nigel suffer so. So why not resign before it is too late?

Nigel, standing as an anti-sleaze candidate in Buckinghamshire is just plain silly. Calling yourself anti-sleaze is like the Pope calling himself a muslim.

Give it up or face further exposure in the media.

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UKIP: Nothing changes.

Posted by juniusukip on November 25, 2009

How little Nigel has changed!

Eight years on and Farage is no different. Still obsessed with money and still hoping to do a sordid deal with the Tories.

Still hoping for that seat in the Lords, Nigel?

Remember this one from the archives? It could have been written yesterday……

Farage accused of blackmail

By Benedict Brogan, Political Correspondent

Published: 12:00AM GMT 30 Jan 2001

THE United Kingdom Independence Party is demanding up to £1 million from the Conservatives to drop its challenge to MPs in more than 30 seats.

But one senior Tory official described the approach as “blackmail” and said it would be rejected out of hand. The fringe party’s leadership said last night it was willing to “call off the dogs” in exchange for a significant donation to its campaign funds that would allow it to field candidates in Labour and Liberal Democrat areas.

Party sources claimed that the “cash for no candidates” offer had been made to a handful of Euro-sceptic MPs who had ignored orders from Conservative Central Office not to have dealings with UKIP. A number of Tory MPs approached UKIP privately in November last year to plead for a clear run in the general election after discovering that, despite their uncompromising views on Europe, they might be targeted.

The threat of a challenge from UKIP, which won three seats in the European parliament in 1999 with its campaign to take Britain out of the European Union, has enraged Right-wing MPs. They had accepted the party’s assurances that it would concentrate its efforts on seats held by Europhiles.

Tories claim that their party cannot afford a repeat of 1997 when the Conservative vote was eroded by the late Sir James Goldsmith’s Referendum Party and UKIP, in some cases costing sitting MPs their seats.

Nigel Farage, the UKIP MEP and the party’s spokesman, confirmed that talks had been going on with MPs he described as Thatcherites. Although he refused to give details, it is understood that MPs on the Right of the party have given UKIP a list of more than 30 colleagues to be spared.

Mr Farage said: “They want us to call the dogs off. They believe that in many marginal seats the UKIP could cost them their seats. There is only one way that a deal with the Conservative Party can work. For the UKIP to convince its constituency associations and candidates to stand down will only be possible if there is something in it for us. £1 million would be a good start.”

Mr Farage said the money would be used to fund UKIP candidates in areas where it does not have enough resources to compete, in particular in the North of England. About 150 UKIP candidates have been selected, but the party wants the number to rise to about 400.

He said: “We believe we can take on Labour and the Liberal Democrats. We have been building support among young, self-employed people, many of whom want Britain to get out of Europe as soon as possible. We think our message will appeal beyond our traditional strongholds in the south of England.”

Pressure for an agreement intensified last week when it emerged that UKIP had selected candidates to stand against John Redwood in Wokingham and Patrick Nicholls in Teignbridge, both of whom are opposed to the single currency and further European integration.

Other MPs believed to be at risk include David Heathcoat-Amory, the shadow industry secretary, and Oliver Letwin, the shadow Treasury chief secretary. There is no suggestion that any of these MPs have been involved in any secret talks.

The £1 million offer has not been made directly to Central Office, and a senior party official said if it was it would be rejected out of hand. “We will not respond to blackmail. It would be madness. Our policy on Europe is clear and we do not need to buy off our opponents,” he said.

But Michael Ancram, the Tory chairman, has been urged by at least one backbench MP to negotiate with UKIP to avoid the threat of a split Tory vote. The MP said: “He refused to have anything to do with them.”

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UKIP Scandal: Farage disgraces the veterans.

Posted by juniusukip on November 24, 2009

Nigel Farage often seems to be modelling himself on the Micheal Caine character in the classic movie “Zulu”….. He is often to be found, after a few G&Ts, muttering “I say, dear boy…” delivered in what can only be described as an “effete” manner.

How Farage would love to be an upper class officer type….

But he never served. Farage was never made of the “right stuff”. He tries to make up for it by putting on an accent, and referring to “my father’s regiment…” at every opportunity. Well, actually, Farage senior never actually served as a regular either, he spent a bit a time in the TA where, and this is delicious, he served under Petrina Holdsworth’s husband.

But Farage loves to come the old soldier nevertheless.

We all know about the guy who who laid a wreath on Nov 11th in UKIP’s name, and embarrassed us all, but it seems that Farage actually went one better…

There is a quiet corner of Brussels where there is a memorial to the Belgian Resistance. Traditionally a few UKIP types have gathered there, but now Farage has muscled in to take over the event, and this year he turned up to preside over proceedings as only he can “I say, dear boy, ha ha, my father’s regiment, look at the arse on that, old chap, dear boy…”

So there they were on Nov 11th…. Farage, Bloom, Nuttall, Griffin, Brons, and an assortment of UKIP and BNP staff…

You thought you had got away with that one, didn’t you Farage?

Every step you take, every move you make, we’ll be watching you.

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UKIP: Paul Nuttall continues to make a fool of himself

Posted by juniusukip on November 23, 2009

We really pity the people of the North West.

To have the odious Paul Nuttall representing you is nothing short of a tragedy.

Nuttall is nothing more than a grubby Mussolini clone without a single shred of decency or honesty.
His recent desperate attempts for publicity are laughable.

He has attacked Sir Paul McCartney’s support for vegetarianism. Clearly he doesn’t care about the green vote or even those UKIPPERS who may be vegetarian.

He bemoans the fact that under proportional representation the BNP gained a seat in the North West.

Has he already forgotten that without PR he would never have been elected to the EU Gravy Train? One rule for him and one rule for the BNP?

But at least we know that he doesn’t believe in democracy and the right of the electorate to vote for the party of their choice.

Look at his recent track record:

He was Party Chairman during a disastrous period for the party. A period of unrest where UKIP lost both the treasurer and leader.

He fabricated complaints against Gregg Beaman.

He supported Farage’s attempts to give him dictatorial powers to remove so-called dissidents from the party.

He supports the suppression of free speech in UKIP.

He supported the removal of democratically elected members – Dr Eric Edmond and Dr David Abbott – from UKIP’s NEC. Their only crime was to raise concerns about corruption in UKIP.

He agreed to be appointed UKIP national chairman in total disregard of the membership who were not even consulted about his appointment.

He colluded in the rigging of UKIP’s MEP selection process. Piers Merchant – UKIP’s Returning Officer – gave him a copy of his report on the MEP selection process. In this report it was clearly stated that the process had been corrupted. Nuttall ignored it.

In Brussels and Strasbourg he is happy to sit with fascists and racists and yet he has the nerve to attack the BNP!

And he supports kangaroo courts and witch-hunts conducted against all those members who dare to question Farage’s leadership.

The man is truly contemptible. He has no scruples, integrity or decency. He will do anything to get the top of the greasy pole and stay there. He would readily stab his own colleagues in the back for personal gain.

And he can’t even be honest about the reasons behind his decision to resign as Party Chairman.

He did not resign in order to spend more time campaigning in the North West or to give the new leader the freedom to choose a new chairman.
He resigned because the Farage/Nuttall partnership in corruption was falling apart.

And he wonders why people don’t trust him!

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