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UKIP: Paul ’Benito’ Nuttall, Fred McGlade and the UKIP PPC who loves to break the law

Posted by juniusukip on February 28, 2010

We have been following the saga of Hamish Howitt with some interest.

Mr Howitt is the UKIP PPC for Blackpool South. He also has 32 convictions to his name.

Mr Howitt has a rather strange take on British law:

You can break the law if you don’t happen to agree with it.

Paul Nuttall thinks very highly of this man. So will he also be encouraging people to break the law?And will it now become official UKIP policy?

Mr Howitt has numerous convictions for ignoring the smoking ban in pubs.

Some may commend his stance, but others would suggest that you have a right to drink or eat without having to breath in clouds of smoke.

But we are more interested in the fact that he was forced on the Blackpool branch by Paul Nuttall.

The members did not want Howitt. They regard him as both an embarrassment and a liability.

They had already found a local GP who was more than happy to stand for UKIP.

But they had not counted on the odious Paul Nuttall!

He quickly went into Mussolini mode and forced Howitt onto them via Fred McGlade. McGlade is Nuttall’s regional organiser/favourite useful idiot.

Here is a copy of a letter that was sent out to various UKIPPERS in the North West and beyond. It is a damning indictment of both the odious Nuttall and his vile RO. That they will resort to any dirty trick in order to get their own way is clear for all to see.

UKIP Blackpool & Cleveleys & Fylde

This letter is written to you jointly from Two UKIP Branch Chairman (with the full consent of their members) and Two other PPCs.

Over 200 copies of this email have been distributed to the branches, the party leader etc. and MEPs “our heads will probably roll but it has to be said” “we believe the membership is the party: not the high ranking officials”

Please read and discuss the contents freely with your branch members, if the similar sorts of problems are happening in your area please let us know. Email:- chairman@fyldeukip.org Please do not introduce this matter into the media. Without bold action the matter would be swept under some carpet only to fester.

Recently we have become aware of a number of disturbing facts, which may set back the UKIP cause and detrimentally change the public perception of our party for years. We cannot and will not support candidates (PPCs) who knowingly break, flout and disregard the law.

Initially we list a number of details which we believe to be true facts, proofs to substantiate those details are at the end of this document, our views and comments follow the details.

(1) We sincerely believe the following to be true.

(a) Mr Hamish Howitt the leader of the “Freedom-4-Choice political party”, originally called “UK-FAGs party” which was an officially registered UK political party, has been selected by Mr. Fred McGlade (Regional Organiser RO North West) as the official UKIP PPC for Blackpool South. Selection was made Aug/Sept, well prior the de-registering of his party on the 02-11-09 (proof in (2)(a) Mr Hamish Howitt is a very new member of UKIP Click link to see Hamish Hewitt’s election address/leaflet http://www.fyldeukip.org/ukip/leafletside1.jpg http://www.fyldeukip.org/ukip/leafletside2.jpg

(b) Fred McGlade (RO Northwest) was fully aware of Mr. Hamish Howitt’s position as leader of another UK political party at the time he appointed him as PPC and has forced him on the local UKIP membership who believe him to be an unsuitable PPC

(c) Hamish Howitt may be considered as notorious for his pro smoking campaigns, brushes with the law and subsequent court appearances’. (proof in (2)(b)

(d) Mr. Nick Hogan a good friend and supporter of Mr. Hamish Howitt is another pro smoking campaigner who has had his own problems with the law, subsequent court appearances, cumulating is an arrest warrant being issued for non appearance (proof (2)(c), we believe has been selected as PPC for Chorley and is very likely to have been a member of UK-Fags/Fredom4Choice.

(e) It appears as if it is a deliberate policy to introduce as many pro smoking and drinking PPCs as possible in the Northwest.

(f) The local branch membership in Blackpool voiced concerns at the selection of Mr. Hamish Howitt stating that they did not think him to be a suitable PPC candidate to represent them as he appears to be a single issue candidate and has joined UKIP solely to further his pro smoking campaign.(proof (2)(d)

(g) In order to avoid the branch PPC selection process Mr. Fred McGlade RO has underhandedly, without consultation, or notification, split the Blackpool Branch into two in Aug 2009 and has appointed Mr. Howitt chairman of a previously non-existent branch. (Check UKIP records!!)

(h) Mr. Fred McGlade is trying to gag opposition to Mr. Hamish Howitt, he has de-selected Peter Ball PPC for Preston North probably because he questioned Hamish Howitts suitability, and has replaced him with Richard Muirhead yet another publican selected as a PPC, he was introduced into UKIP by Nick Hogan another pro smoking campaigner and publican who has had many differences with the law courts.

(i) Mr. Fred McGlade has removed Mr. Roy Hopwood chairman of the UKIP Blackpool branch, a long standing member of many years and tireless party worker from his position as Deputy Nominating Officer (5 years) as punishment for his opposition to these what we believe are unsuitable candidates. Now Mr.McGlade is taking Mr Hopwood to the UKIP disciplinary committee to have him removed as chairman of his own branch because he questioned Hamish Howitts suitability (proof (2)(g) Coincidentally Mr.Nick Hogan is on this UKIP disciplinary committee.

(j) At a recent North West Committee meeting Mr. Fred McGlade resigned as RO and walked out of the meeting (in our presence) this was a blackmail attempt to force the committee to allow him his own way which he got.

(k) UKIP is the only main stream party with a Pubs & Smoking Policy (proof (2)(f) this policy reads like a lobbying support document for the breweries talking about tax cuts etc. And does nothing for the image of UKIP.

(l) There are at the moment four PPCs who have resigned as PPCs over the unsuitability of (Mr Hamish Howitt) as PPC for Blackpool South.

(m) A vote of no confidence in and calling for the resignation of Mr. Fred McGlade (RO North West) has been taken and passed in two constituency branches.

(n) If made public this issue may give the impression that UKIP is the political arm of the pro-smoking lobby and may be seen as having commercial interests behind the party.

(o) The above has only scratched the surface of this problem in one small part of UKIP many minor details have been left out. We suspect the high jacking will become widespread and unless checked it may be the downfall of the party, this matter if made public may give the impression that UKIP is the political arm of the pro smoking and drinking lobby and may be seen as having purely commercial interest behind the party.

(p) Many grass root members of UKIP are and will be, deeply concerned at this attempted takeover, and are aware of the bombastic and bullying manner of Mr. Fred McGlade (RO) when he does not get his own way, perhaps he realises he has overstepped his authority and should resign.

(q) This website (Save the Pub campaign – UKIP UKIP pub policy) is promoted by the MEP Paul Nuttall. (proof (2)(e)

We believe it is fundamentally wrong and undemocratic for PPCs to be forced onto any constituency branch, especially when the whole branch membership believe the PPC to be unsuitable and without support. The actions of Mr. Fred McGlade (RO) show there is a deliberate attempt to remove branch chosen PPCs and replace them with the pro smoking campaigners from Hamish Howitts old political party.

Spirits should be running high within UKIP, following excellent results in the Euro Elections, and an excellent new Party Leader. However the membership of both the Blackpool and Fylde Branches have become demoralised by our treatment and by the contempt of our intelligence shown by the North West Regional Organiser (Fred McGlade) and North West MEP (Paul Nuttall).

It is our opinion that the NW region is being controlled by a puppeteer without any consideration for party members, we also wonder whether some commercial interest is being served with so much support being given to the pro smoking and drinking campaign.

If these matters are not checked the British public may soon perceive UKIP as a pro smoking and drinking lobbying party, who must have commercial interests behind them.

The practice of Mr. Paul Nuttall (MEP) to hold his surgeries in pubs is extremely discriminatory in that, it prevents many ordinary people from going to see him because they will not go into a pub on religious grounds, health grounds, social issues such as alcoholism and financial constraints etc. etc.

In support of this, we the undersigned, believe the content of this letter to be true and fair:-

Mr. Roy Hopwood (chairman Blackpool UKIP ex PPC Blackpool North)
Mr. Bill Whitehead (branch chairman Fylde UKIP ex PPC Lancaster)
Mr. Peter Ball (branch secretary Fylde UKIP ex PPC Preston North)
Mr. Richard Whitehead (ex PPC Fylde)

(a) Copy email from the Electoral Commission:-
Dear sir. I trust this answers query The Freedom-4-Choice party was de-registered by the Commission on 2 November 2009 your query. Yours sincerely Martin Carr, Policy Adviser (Advice & Induction) The Electoral Commission, Trevelyan House , Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW Howitts political party website as of the 09-12-09 fags statement of accounts showing Mr Hamis Howitt as leader 2007 http://www.electoralcommission.org.u…_N__S__W__.PDF http://www.electoralcommission.org.u…9_11-31-19.pdf Statements of accounts – Electoral Commission

(b) The Smokers Club, Inc. – UK Hamish Howitt BBC NEWS UK England Lancashire Smoke row landlord loses licence Pub landlord fined for flouting smoking ban – Telegraph There are dozens more examples of Mr Hamish Howitts’ disregard of the law, in one court he was given a two-year conditional discharge for the first seven offences committed, £28,000 in fines from 32 convictions

(c) Nick Hogan PPC Chorley, Arrest warrant issued 06-05-2009 see public opinion in blog at the bottom of page. There are dozens of such webpage’s about this matter, Warrant for arrest of smoke-rebel landlord (From The Bolton News)

(d) One of the more gentle blogs Stonch’s Beer Blog: Defying the smoking ban – lunacy in Blackpool Local paper site see blog at end Law-hound Hamish vows to stub out MP – Blackpool Today

e) UKIP lookalike website from promoted by Paul Nuttall (see the imprint at the very bottom of webpage)on the Save the Pub campaign – UKIP UKIP pub policy (very slow loading) this site is registered to UKIP at 9 Ravenscroft Close Sheffield S13 8DA UK Is this a recognised UKIP address?

(f) UKIP Official Pub & Smoking Policy (looks like it was written by a brewery accountant) http://www.ukip.org/media/pdf/pubs.pdf

End of letter/email.

It is interesting to note that Nick Hogan, UKIP PPC for Chorley, a friend of Hamish Howitt, Paul Nuttall and Fred McGlade, has been jailed for 6 months after refusing to pay fines. See: LINK

Mr Hogan is also UKIP’s national spokesman for licensing and the night-time economy.

Was this man a suitable PPC?

And so once again UKIP leaders are exposed as dishonest control freaks. Their total disregard for the wishes of the membership is now legendary.

UKIP is a dictatorship under the TOTAL control of a corrupt and cowardly leadership.


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UKIP: The Sunday Times on Farage

Posted by juniusukip on February 28, 2010

We are reminded of the UKIP MEP who recently said of Farage:

“Never underestimate his stupidity or his talent for self-promotion”.

From The Sunday Times:

Nigel Farage is an embarrassing figure who does not speak for Britain

David Aaronovitch once invented the perfect definition for the noun farage. Taken from barrage, out of the French barrer, meaning to obstruct, and from the Latin farrago meaning a mess, a farage is a bombardment of nonsense.

The once-upon-a-time leader of UKIP has been at it again. Addressing Herman Van Rompuy, the former Prime Minister of Belgium and leader of the European Council, Mr Farage began by saying “I don’t want to be rude but . . .” and then continued “you have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk.” It would clearly not be wise to cross Mr Farage when he does want to be rude.

Mr Farage, with his characteristic charm, went on to describe Belgium as a “non-country” and then, displaying the full set of prejudices, patronised a Belgian MEP who asked him to apologise by describing her as “very sweet and rather pretty”. The hilarious Mr Farage is not done yet. He has been summoned to see the European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek next Tuesday and is considering wearing shorts and a schoolboy cap when he goes to the headmaster’s study. What a card. It is always embarrassing (but never funny) when unfunny people try to be amusing.

In his rant at Mr Van Rompuy, Mr Farage boasted that “I can speak on behalf of the majority of British people in saying that we don’t know you, we don’t want you . . .” This newspaper did not want a leader of the European Council either. But no, Mr Farage, you do not speak for the majority of the British people. They would not dream of being so pathetically rude and neither do they relish being represented by the political equivalent of Alan Partridge.

To see the Original: LINK

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UKIP: Nigel Farage writes a load of bull

Posted by juniusukip on February 27, 2010

Iain Dale is quite keen to promote Nigel’s latest novel on his blog. But why he is so eager to support Farage is something perhaps best left to Iain and his analyst!

Never has a man been so hoodwinked by the greatest spiv in British politics.

The book is called ‘Fighting Bull’. A better title would have been ‘Spouting Bullsh*t’.

Iain describes the book as being ‘painfully honest’. To describe Farage as being ‘painfully honest’ is about as convincing as describing Paul Nuttall as the next MP for Bootle.

So will we be reading about Farage’s extra-marital affairs, the time he was found drunk in the gutter, the OLAF investigation into his alleged misuse of MEP allowances, his long-term affair with Annabelle Fuller, his drunken outbursts, the time he urged a drunken Bloom to attack a journalist, what his wife actually did for all those lovely euros, his grubby little deals with the Tories, his rumoured alcoholism, his Isle of Man trust fund, what happened to the money raised by the Ashford Call Centre, why he had to resign as UKIP leader, why he secretly claimed a second EU pension, why he sits with fascists and racists in the EFD, why he threatened Nikki Sinclaire, etc, etc, etc.

Not that Nigel wrote it himself. He can’t even write an email. Just ask Steve Reed!

Farage also admits to being a fan of lap dancing. But that is hardly a revelation. We all know about his weakness for visiting establishments where the women are more than happy to help ease your tension.

We also look forward to reading about how God cured Nigel of cancer and how he later gave him the power to walk on water and turn water into wine.

But don’t buy it just yet. Give it six months and you will be able to get from a remaindered bookstore for £1.99.

But will it get to a second edition? We do hope so. We can’t wait to read Nigel’s prison diary. We hear that it will be called ‘How I was set up the EU Commission after I attacked Van Rompuy’.

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UKIP: More snippets

Posted by juniusukip on February 26, 2010

Mrs Farage

We hear that Mrs Farage has asked Steve Harris for a reference. Don’t tell us that Nigel has sacked her! So much for wedded bliss!

So is she seeking pastures new? And is her departure connected to the OLAF investigation into her husband’s finances?

He used to employ her on a very generous EU funded salary. What she did for all those euros is something of a mystery. But we can confirm that OLAF was more than interested in that particular mystery!

Dr Edmond on UKIP’s NEC elections

Deferring UKIP NEC elections. Reason, “With many of the likely candidates also involved in running as candidates in the general election it makes sense to postpone our internal poll. That way these people can concentrate their time and energy on achieving success for the party without the added burden of contesting NEC elections” says Zuckerman. To stand for the NEC you have to fill in one form and get 10 signatures. It says it all about UKIP NEC that this simple overwhelms them with work. Canvassing is banned in NEC elections unless approved by Farage.

The real reason for this unconstitutional act is so Farage can get his Pan European party agreed by his current nodding donkeys. I am amazed Zuckerman, a solicitor, can put his name to such an abuse of UKIP rules.

I was approached to stand as an anti EU Alliance candidate in the General Election. I declined for personal reasons but I think this party has much to recommend it. Its candidates will be independent of party control and need only agree on one policy, get us out of the EU. The party system does great harm to our country with the general populace’s choice of candidates being restricted and manipulated by party machines. UKIP’s MEP selection procedure is a good example. Let us have real Swiss style democracy with binding referendums and no career politicians.

Another excellent post from Dr Edmond. To view the original: LINK

The General Election blog on Douglas Denny

As UKIP collapses the level of paranoia within its ever diminishing ranks resembles more and more the last days of the Reich.

Anybody who isn’t a fanatical follower of its leader Nigel Farage, sorry former leader, and dares to question the direction of the party is labelled BNP or ‘Euro-federalist’.

If you would like a taste of the sheer lunacy withn the ranks of UKIP, especially the leadership, follow this link. It will take you to the British Democracy Forum where you can read the bizarre ramblings, verging on lunacy, of one member especially who claims to be a member of the party’s National Executive Council. His name is Douglas Denny, although that could be a pseudonym for somebody trying to embarass the real Mr Denny. The Douglas Denny on the forum is known by many as Dippy Denny.

To view the original: LINK

Is there anyone out there – apart from Douglas Denny – who actually likes this man? Even his branch – what is left of it – don’t think much of him.

Godfrey Bloom can’t be bothered to show

The following report is from UKIP’s official website:

Tuesday, 23rd February 2010

The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee of the European Parliament will be voting tonight to make it compulsory to give 18 weeks of maternity pay on 100% of wages.

“This is the economics of the madhouse” said Godfrey Bloom MEP. “At this time of economic crisis this proposed legislation is stupid and wrong. I said this years ago and I repeat it now. No small businessman or woman with two brain cells will employ a woman of child bearing age”.

“It is stupid because rather than increasing employment possibilities for young woman, it make them scarcer as hard pressed businesses factor in the risk of losing staff – whilst paying them for months on end. And it is wrong because it is the small businesses that create wealth and innovation. Doing this strips them of the ability to invest effectively in staff.

It is sadly typical of a legislature made up of public sector employees, lecturers and charity workers – no concept of life in the real world, yet they have the temerity to dictate to those whose hard work pays their wages”, continued Bloom.

End of article.

It may interest you to know that Bloom could not be bothered to attend this meeting. He got his assistant to go.

And can we point out to Godfrey that is not 18 weeks. The correct figure is 20 weeks. But that is what happens when you get your flunky to do the job for you!

And let us not forget that one of the adverse votes only passed by one vote. Had Bloom bothered to attend he could have blocked that part of the legislation!

You may recall that Bloom got into hot water after stating that:

“No small businessman or woman with two brain cells will employ a woman of child bearing age”.

But a quick check on his website tells a very different story: LINK

Also see: LINK

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UKIP: More on Nigel Farage

Posted by juniusukip on February 26, 2010

Farage doesn’t have a hope of defeating Bercow.

And we are far from alone in thinking this:

The press are wrong to hype up Ukip’s chances.

Today’s Times excitedly reports that the former Tory donor, Stuart Wheeler, who was kicked out of the party for donating £100,000 to the UK Independence Party, plans to donate another £100,000 to help former leader Nigel Farage unseat the Speaker, John Bercow.

Wheeler, who made his millions through spread betting, apparently believes that if Ukip win any Westminster seat, it will be Bercow’s.

In fact, Ukip are particularly unlikely to win Bercow’s Buckingham seat, not least because it’s the safest Conservative seat in the country. At the 2005 election, he won with a majority of 18,129 and boundary changes mean this has increased to 19,66.

As much as the press are desperate to hype this contest up, there’s no chance of Bercow being defeated. Contrary to reports, this isn’t one of the seats to watch at the election.

To see the original: LINK

For Farage to attack Bercow over his expenses is the height of hypocrisy.

Let us consider a few facts:

When first elected Farage promised to publish all his expenses in full.

Ten years on and we find……..

1. Farage Allowances – unpublished.

2. UKIP MEP Allowances – unpublished.

3. Farage Expenses – unpublished.

4. Farage’s SE Regional Accounts – £200,000 unaccounted ‘other costs’ – unpublished.

5. Ashford – £1m expenses – unpublished.

And here are a few further facts for you to consider:

6. Signs up for a second secret EU pension.

7. Employed his wife despite pledging not to do so.

8. Attacks the BNP for being racist and yet is quite happy to sit with associated racists, fascists, Holocaust deniers in the EFD.

9. Refuses to confirm or deny the allegation that he has been forced to pay back thousands in EU expenses. See: LINK

10. Refuses to confirm or deny the allegation that OLAF has now sent his file to the British police.

Nigel Farage – MEP, EU funded spiv, hypocrite and liar.

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UKIP: Nigel Farage continues to attack Nikki Sinclaire via his sycophants

Posted by juniusukip on February 25, 2010

And so the smears continue …..

First Farage attacks Nikki Sinclaire on The Daily Politics. During an interview he mentions her spent bankruptcy and tries to link her to the BNP.

He leaks information about her bankruptcy to one of our contacts. He hopes that we will publish it. We decline to do so.

He gets the NEC to ban her from using the UKIP name and also authorizes a raid on her UK office.

He threatens to resign from UKIP if Lord Pearson insists on reinstating her as a UKIP MEP.

And now he gets Mark Croucher – and others – to attack members of her staff. By attempting to cast doubt on the integrity of her staff he hopes to undermine confidence in her as an MEP.

Farage is now getting very desperate!

The thread attacking her staff can be found on the British Democracy Forum. See: LINK

Nigel’s latest victim is Gary Cartwright.

Gary is a staunch patriot and opponent of the EU. Despite this, he is accused of being pro-EU, a fascist, a racist, a Labour Party mole, ex-NF, gay, a cross-dresser, the third gunman in the Kennedy assassination, etc, etc.

He has also been accused of being Junius. The particular lame dog story has now been around for a very LONGTIME!

He joins the ranks of Piers Merchant, Tom Wise, John West, Robin Page, Adrian Muldrew, members of OLAF, MI5, GLW, the Holy Ghost and assorted others. All have been accused of being the face or faces behind Junius.

Croucher had originally accused Piers of being Junius. Piers had now been dead for several months. So would Mr Croucher like to explain how a dead man can continue to write articles for this blog?

Here a few facts for Mark Croucher’s intellectually challenged sock puppets:

Gary is NOT the head of Junius, the editor, the author or even the head office boy!

So Croucher makes an ass of himself yet again!

Tim – Gerard Batten’s most fanatical supporter – spoke for many when he/she said:

This thread is just another NF intigated (sic) attack on Nikki Sinclaire.

Rob Mcwhirter – a long-standing UKIPPER – was also not impressed with the attempts to damage Gary’s reputation:

Gary is a rock-solid anti-eu euroscpetic, and Nikkis (sic) team will be all the better for having him aboard…

And this is what our colleagues at the General Election blog had to say:

More on UKIP Paranoia

One very funny thing about observing smaller parties in the build up to the general election, is the level of sheer venom directed at each other by certain activists, this seems to be a particular problem within the UK Independence Party. When I say by certain activists I don’t mean activists in one party attacking those in another, I mean those in one party attacking each other.

One of the reasons it is so virulent within UKIP is that their leader, sorry former leader, Nigel Farage, hysterically smears anybody who dares to question or disagree with him in even the most minor way, thus setting the tone for the whole party, especially his little gang of fanatical and strangely obsessive followers. His usual smear is accusing his opponent of being a BNP plant. He will then use the BNP attack in other ways. He accused one of his own MEPs, Nikki Sinclaire, of leaving the EFD Group and then sitting in the European Parliament with the BNP’s Nick Griffin. The reality being that Griffin and Brons sit in the unattached area where independents sit. It was a bit like claiming that a person on the same train as Griffin, along with a hundred or more other people, actually travelled with him. It is a sly and devious tactic.

There are also the usual security service claims and the odd attempt at sexual smears, not so common from Farage for obvious reasons. But recently a poor ex-UKIP employee, Gary Cartwright, has yet again been attacked and smeared as a secret Eurofederalist. A sin on a par with paedophilia in the minds of many UKIP members. The smears about Mr Cartwright have been so many and so varied that it would be tedious to drag them all up but now, working for Nikki Sinclaire MEP, he is in the spotlight again. You see Nikki Sinclaire left the EFD Group finding it a bit unpleasant sitting with homophobes and holocaust deniers, so she and her staff are now “fair game” it seems for all kinds of smears and innuendo.

But the big attack on Mr Cartwright at the moment is the terrible accusation that he is the one and only Junius! To any watchers of UKIP the blog Junius on UKIP is an invaluable source of information, proving time and again to be extremely accurate, to the uncontrolled anger of the stranger members of the UK leadership. We suggest that you take a look by following the highlighted link.

Another excellent source of information on UKIP is the British Democracy Forum. This is where activists, current and former, and the more eccentric members of UKIP’s leadership, indulge in fratricidal bouts of backstabbing, smearing and insulting each other. Indeed it became such an embarassment that party chairman, Paul Nuttall MEP, set up his own members only forum to keep the infighting in-house. But the last we heard it was so vicious and nasty it was driving members and candidates away, so Nuttall was threatening to close it down. You really couldn’t make this stuff up.

All we can say is how grateful we are that UKIP so love to air their dirty linen in public. It gives us all a good laugh and is a constant source of useful information. As we have replied to UKIP complainants before, the reason we give so much coverage to UKIP here is because the other parties are so much more professional that they don’t give us anywhere near as much ammunition. So keep up the good work.

To give you a further insight we invite you to read the following, posted by Junius in December 2009:

We at Junius note that the usual EUKIP liars and cheats are still losing sleep over the identity of Junius. Indeed, we have recently been the subject of some discussion on the British Democracy Forum.

The list is getting increasingly longer with John West, Robin Page, Gary Cartwright and Adrian Muldew being added to the ever growing list of suspects.

You may recall that Mark Croucher accused Piers Merchant of being Junius. Piers has now been dead for several months and yet strangely we are still here. We note that Croucher has yet to apologise to the Merchant family for publishing his lies.

Croucher currently posts on the British Democracy Forum as ‘Skeptyk‘. In a recent post he once again accused Gary Cartwright of being Junius. You may recall that Gary used to work for UKIP as a researcher.

Here is Gary’s response:

Exactly what am I being accused of now?

In 2005, before the General Election, I was tasked with doing an audit of candidates. A man I will call “Mr S” had very strong BNP connections. I reported this to Farage. He told me to “drop it”. More about this later….

I was accused of leaking information to Greg Lance Watkins once, by David Lott and Nigel Farage. When as a result of my own investigations into the matter I showed them that only they (and Gawain Towler) had that the relevant information at the time it was leaked, it very suddenly became “well, actually, its not something we are here to talk about”. Well. at least I had found the leak…!

I was accused of selling a story about Farage’s son to the Sunday Times. When I produced a letter from the ST to confirm that I was not the source, the leadership did not want to look at it… the lie had served its purpose. I lost my job as a result of that lie.

Having found a new position in the European Parliament, I was then accused of being a member of the BNP, a cross-dresser, a closet gay, and – most insultingly – of having lied about my service record. This all came from the aforementioned “Mr S” and one of his chums. The allegations turned into threats, and I had to call in the police. The harassment then stopped. Mr S’s chum was an ex-con, and so they probably realised it was a good time to stand down on this one.

I was then informed that a certain UKIP MEP had been calling members in his region, and was alleging that I, and others, had been recruited into UKIP to destabilise the party. Apparently, I am an MI5/MI6 agent.

Then, whilst I was subsequently working as a journalist in Brussels, my editor was viciously attacked on the platform of a train station by a young lady working for in the offices of the UKIP Brussels clique, who objected to a story “Gary Cartwright had written”. I didn’t write that story… it showed me the measure of these folks. Idiots, one and all.

It gets better.

I was present when a young journalist was physically attacked by a UKIP MEP in a Brussels bar.

I was attacked by a young intern for being “Junius“. His behaviour was appalling. When Piers Merchant was “exposed” as Junius, did I get an apology? No way… again, it shows us the measure of these people.

Piers is no longer with us, but Junius is still active. Has an apology been issued to Piers’ family? You can guess… by now you will know the measure of these vile people.

I walked past Farage’s office a while back – his pa, who I once shared an office with, was there – I try to get on with everybody, and so I greeted him. I was verbally abused in the most obscene manner, and jabbed with an umbrella.

So what am I accused of now, Skeptyk?

End of statement.

Gary’s excellent post gives just a few examples of the serious problems within UKIP. To state that the corrupt and dishonest gain preferment in UKIP while the decent and honest are driven out by a corrupt leadership would be a colossal understatement!

To view the General Election blog: LINK

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UKIP: Nigel Farage creates a bit of publicity for himself

Posted by juniusukip on February 25, 2010

Nigel Farage has created a bit of publicity for himself after he attacked Van Rompuy in the EU Parliament. Van Rompuy is the EU president. See: LINK

Sky News also mentioned it. During their report they described Farage as being the leader of UKIP. Poor old Lord Pearson didn’t get a mention!

During the rant he also felt the need to insult the whole of Belgium. Is it now UKIP official policy to insult the people of a entire nation?

You may recall that Bloom upset the people of New Zealand after he praised the French for bombing a ship. The ship happened to be in a New Zealand port at the time. See: LINK

Farage also mentioned that democracy was “not popular with you lot’”. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! So would Nigel like to comment on the lack of democracy in UKIP?

For instance, he scraped the latest NEC elections, removed democratically elected NEC members after they dared to disagree with him, rigged the MEP selection process and censored the UKIP members forum after various members spoke favourably of Nikki Sinclaire.

But why did Nigel suddenly decide to make such a brazen attack? His other recent attacks have all been rather muted.

Could it be that in the event of an investigation by the British police, he can say that EU officials are picking on him for political reasons? See: LINK

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UKIP: More on Nigel’s second pension fund

Posted by juniusukip on February 25, 2010

It is now public knowledge that several UKIP MEPs – including Nigel Farage – secretly signed up to a second EU pension fund. See: LINK

This story is not going to go away. Several journalists are now gathering information on this scandal. Farage can expect a VERY rough ride from now until to the General Election!

We sincerely hope that Farage’s opponents in Buckingham make the most of this opportunity to expose this spiv for what he is – a sickening hypocrite and a man more than than happy to stick his snout in the EU trough.

From New Europe:

Our recent article, “MEPs spending spree forces payback, but the names are being kept secret” (see full article below), disclosed that unnamed MEPs have handed back €3.4 million to Parliament and that the secretive second pension scheme is in financial trouble among other related issues. Mr Juame Duch Guillot, Spokesperson for the European Parliament, has written to the newspaper requesting a clarification of the following points:

•The vast majority of the repayments are simply a part of the normal operation of the system… this is a routine accounting exercise and does not indicate any administrative failings, still less any wrongdoing”.

•Where there are doubts about any payments, Parliament’s services always ask for any additional details requires. If there is reason to suspect wrongdoing Parliament can and does refer the matter to OLAF

•Parliament’s rules have, since the 2009 elections, have forbidden the employment of close relations, albeit with a transitional period for those individuals already employed.

•The secondary pension scheme effectively closed at the end of the previous Parliamentary term and now only exists to meet its existing obligations.

•Parliament is not “bailing out”the fund: it has taken steps to address this situation, raising the retirement age and reducing options for withdrawing from the scheme, precisely to avoid the situation where the scheme would need to be “bailed out” by taxpayers.

•The administrators of the scheme have already made clear that reports the the scheme has invested in schemes linked with Bernard Madoff are entirely false.

Richard Balfe, the ex-MEP who is leading a court battle to halt reforms to the pension scheme, has been seen in the Parliament pensions office this week and is described as being unhappy with the naming of four UK Conservative MEPs who are fighting the case alongside him. He believes that this is unfairly singling out his party.

Mr Balfe may well be correct and the MEPs involved in the case appear to come from a cross-section of European politics. If he wishes to prove that this is the case, he is more than welcome to provide us with the full names of all the MEPs fighting the reforms with him.

• In Mr. Duch Guillot’s letter, it is stated that the €3.4 million that has been repaid so far, is just normal accounting practice. This amount appears to be significantly higher than in previous years. Why this might be? As the figure only represents monies that have been actually repaid, what amount was requested to be repaid, but has not yet been received, and how many MEPs are involved?

• It was also stated that when doubt arises, the Parliament services request further information. How many MEPs has such further information been requested from? What has been the response?

• It is stated that the Parliament can and does refer MEPs to OLAF. How many MEPs have been referred to OLAF in the last two parliamentary terms? Tom Wise MEP was not referred to OLAF. Why not? Would the same course of action be taken if a similar situation arose again?

• The pension fund had a reported shortfall of €125 million. This is an old figure, what is the current shortfall? Mr Duch Guillot also makes clear that the Parliament is taking measures to reduce liabilities in the pension scheme. By how much would the shortfall will be reduced if these measures are implemented? It is widely believed that the cost saving measures will not eradicate the deficit. If this is the case, where will the rest of the money come from? If the court case goes against the Parliament, how will it prevent a “bail out” by the European taxpayer?

In the EU, the Parliament’s role is to represent the public, in an open and transparent way. We are confident that all these questions will be fully answered.

To see the original: LINK

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UKIP: Nikki Sinclaire subjected to Farage smear campaign

Posted by juniusukip on February 24, 2010

The ongoing scandal of UKIP’s involvement in the EFD group, with its hotch-potch of violent convicted racists and anti-semites, should be taken in context. It is not that long ago that the party was rocked by a “holocaust denial” scandal.

UKIP member Alistair McConnachie was expelled for holocaust denial, but his subsequent reinstatement caused a wave of resignations in the party. McConnachie once wrote ” I don’t accept that gas chambers were used to execute Jews for the simple fact there is no direct physical evidence to show that such gas chambers ever existed… there are no photographs or film of execution gas chambers… Alleged eyewitness accounts are revealed as false or highly exaggerated.” See: LINK

Most members are decent patriotic people, and are disgusted by this kind of poisonous drivel. It is notable, however, that McConnachie was reinstated by the NEC, never renowned for its ability to act independently, now or then.

Fast forward to 2010, and another brave member who is prepared to speak out against right-wing extremism, Nikki Sinclaire. She is being subjected to a campaign of vilification from the party leadership (the real leadership not Lord Pearson).

Nikki deserves the support of every decent UKIP member.

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UKIP: Frank ‘Baloney’ Maloney on the campaign trail

Posted by juniusukip on February 24, 2010

Frank has been having a wonderful time in Barking.

This week he met a five-year-old girl who taught him how to spell Britain. After several attempts with his big red crayon he finally got it right!

But perhaps we are being rather harsh.

Nigel also forgot how to spell Britain in his Euro election leaflet. He also forgot how to spell Andreasen in the same leaflet. Marta was not pleased!

Frank has been paying for adverts in the local press.

Here is an example:

“Together we can make Barking & Dagenham a place to be proud of”.

Oh dear.

Would someone please tell Frank that he is only standing in Barking? Dagenham is actually a separate seat.

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