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Aurelie Laloux & UKIP: The spy in Camp Farage

Posted by juniusukip on May 31, 2010


In an earlier post we mentioned that a member of Farage’s EFD Group was not all they seemed:

It has long been known that UKIP has a spy in the camp. Not unlike the Scarlet Pimpernel, the thorn in UKIP’s shoe has survived numerous purges, in which several staff members have been dismissed on trumped up charges. One alleged spy even passed away, but still the leaks continue.

Now we learn of an interesting document that has surfaced which may shed some light on who is responsible, and where that person’s true allegiances may lie.

During the 1999-2004 parliament, UKIP sat in the EDD group. We have seen papers that clearly show that an EDD staffer, who still remains close to the party leadership, was also taking money from another, rival, political group.

As well as receiving small salaries from two EDD MEPS, the person concerned (a trained journalist, incidentally) was also in the pay of Marianne Erikson, then an MEP with the Swedish Left Party, who sat as a member of the Communist GUE group.

The GUE is also home to Sinn Fein. It comprises some of the nastiest people in European politics, and is ideologically opposed to UKIP in every way, save the occasional opposition of some of its component parties to the Lisbon Treaty.

Explain that one, Nigel!

To see the original: LINK

The person concerned is Aurelie Laloux. And here is proof that she has been taking money from a rival political group.

To see a bigger version: LINK

So who is Aurelie Laloux?

She is UKIP’s French Chief of Staff in Brussels. MEPs are not allowed to table amendments, or even employ staff, without her express permission. She decides who speaks in Parliament, and on what subject. UKIP’s MEPs are not exactly very happy about this, but are too terrified of Farage to do anything about it.

Her political judgment leaves a lot to be desired. When there was a debate on the Lisbon Treaty in 2008, another group proposed a ‘rejection amendment’ – in other words, the treaty could have been rejected! Aurelie’s voting list, prepared for UKIP’s MEP’s, did not have them supporting this amendment!

In a nutshell, Aurelie advised voting against the rejection amendment, as it “rejects it for the wrong reasons”

When asked to clarify this, she said the amendment “calls for more social security payments”.

What it actually said was, that it “regrets the lack of social cohesion inherent in the Lisbon Treaty”.

One might expect that at the level of an adviser to a political group in the European Parliament, a person might understand the difference between the concept of “social cohesion” and increased social security payments.

Farage, incidentally, overruled all objections, and went with Aurelie’s advice.

She is about as much use as a chocolate teapot or David Bannerman on an island populated by sex starved Amazons!

So what is Aurelie’s hold over Farage? Let us just say that they have had a very intimate working relationship! But does Mrs Farage know?

Also see: LINK

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UKIP: The EFD and the BNP

Posted by juniusukip on May 30, 2010

Farage has said that he would never work with the BNP. But see: LINK. The odious Paul Nuttall says that he won’t even share a stage with Nick Griffin. Mark Croucher tries to smear so-called UKIP dissidents by claiming that they are working for the BNP.
So it’s kinda funny how they don’t mind featuring Nick Griffin on UKIP’s EFD website!
Morten Messerschmidt is a Danish member of UKIP’s far-right EFD group in the European Parliament. He has a conviction for a racial crime, and was forced to resign from his government job after being seen “Heiling Hitler” in a Copenhagen bar.

Like most of the EFD MEPs, he is quite keen to get involved in the Parliament, in order to make it work better. He has started the “Turkey Assessment Group”, to discuss Turkish membership of the EU.

The EFD group website carries an article on the group, and has photos taken at its inaugural meeting. Look carefully at the photographs. Nick Griffin can clearly be seen to have been in attendance.


http://www.efdgroup.eu/news/91-inaugural-meeting-of-the-qturkey-assessment-groupq.html

Confirmation that the EFD is happy to work alongside Nick Griffin and feature him on their website!

More hypocrisy from UKIP’s leadership!

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UKIP/EFD MEPs and all those lovely EU freebies!

Posted by juniusukip on May 29, 2010


UKIP MEPs do not take part in taxpayer-funded jaunts, we are told. Well, that policy has obviously gone the way of all UKIP’s promises, and we find now Marta Andreasen on a freebie to Greece as part of a “study trip”.

10 MEPs from the EFD group took part (a certain number must attend in order to qualify for taxpayer funding). They were well looked after, as they were attended by no less than 16 staff! At least one MEP also took his wife along.

Given that the Greeks are having to slash public spending in order to tackle their deficit, this jolly excursion might be considered somewhat tasteless.

The assorted neo-nazis and racists were met by Georgios Karatzaferis, himself a former MEP with UKIP’s old Ind Dem group. Karatzaferis is a holocaust denier, and refers to Jews as “God murderers” who have no right to exist. He believes that 9/11 was a “Jew conspiracy”. He also stated that “One third of Greek Senators are homosexuals with Albanian stallions”. Some questioned at the time that Karatzaferis was letting his own fantasies run away with him.

http://www.efdgroup.eu/news/92-the-eurozone-crisis-efd-study-trip-to-greece-.html

Incidentally, Godfrey Bloom received taxpayer funding for his trip to Copenhagen, where he tastelessly praised the killing of a photographer on board the Rainbow Warrior. See: LINK

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UKIP bomb in Thirsk and Malton by-election

Posted by juniusukip on May 28, 2010


Another disastrous election result for UKIP. They couldn’t even beat Labour or the Lib Dems!

UKIP is sinking faster than the Titanic.

Anne McIntosh (C) 20,167
Howard Keal (Lib Dem) 8,886
Jonathan Roberts (Lab) 5,169.
Toby Horton (Ukip) 2,502
John Clark (Liberal Party) 1,418

And why is UKIP claiming that since 2005, they have doubled their share of the vote?

“To increase our vote share by more than 100 percent in this area is a huge achievement”.

Oh, really?

Thirsk and Malton is a NEW constituency! You can’t compare the new results with UKIP’s record in the old constituencies as they cover different areas!

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of a new seat of Thirsk and Malton be established for the 2010 general election. This takes electoral wards from Ryedale and Vale of York.

In 2005, UKIP did not contest the Vale of York seat. So much for doubling the share of the vote!

The electoral wards used in the new constituency are:

• The entire district of Ryedale
• The Scarborough wards of Filey and Hertford
• The Hambleton wards of Easingwold, Helperby, Huby with Sutton, Shipton, Sowerby, Stillington, Thirsk, Thorntons, Tollerton, Topcliffe, White Horse, and Whitestonecliffe

Toby Horton – the UKIP candidate – has said that “people are being attracted to UKIP’s common sense policies on the economy, the EU and immigration.”

Oh, yeah? So how come you came fourth!

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UKIP: Councillor, mayoral candidate and former PPC leaves UKIP!

Posted by juniusukip on May 27, 2010



We can’t blame him. After D Day (UKIP V ELCOM, June 7th) there may not be much of a party left to represent!

We note that UKIP’s press officer has denounced the former UKIPPER as a man without principles. Oh, really? We would suggest that Mr Aiken’s principles prevent him remaining in a party led by people who make Al Capone look like a good, wholesome and honest guy!

From Peterlee Mail:

UKIP bosses have slammed Martyn Aiken for leaving their party and becoming an independent councillor.

Dave Pascoe, press officer for North East UKIP, said he has “badly let down” those residents that voted him in as a councillor.

Mr Pascoe said: “We are very disappointed at Martyn’s decision.

“He has badly let down all of the people that have supported him in his quest to become a councillor in 2008, his subsequent mayoral candidacy candidacy and his venture into parliamentary politics as the UKIP candidate for Easington.

“On face value, it appears he has sacrificed the principles on which he was elected.”

Coun Aiken was not available for comment when approached by the Mail.

To see the original: LINK

More on Mr Aiken

Town INDEPENDENTS join forces in Alliance

INDEPENDENT councillors have caused a political storm after joining forces in an attempt to challenge the major parties in Hartlepool.

Eleven of the 13 councillors who were previously independent and without any affiliation to any parties have formed their own group to give them a greater say when it comes to local authority decisions.

In an added twist, former Ukip councillor Martyn Aiken – who stood in the General Election in Easington – has quit the party to become an independent and join the newly-formed group.

Members of the Association of Independent Councillors say the move will help them gain positions on council committees or outside bodies.

The two remaining independent councillors – Paul Thompson, of the Seaton ward, and Michelle Plant, of the Brus ward – have turned down the chance of linking up with the breakaway group.

The move has been questioned by opposition leaders, who query how independent councillors can be part of a group.

Councillor Cath Hill has been elected leader of the new group with councillor Hilary Thompson as deputy.

Coun Hill, who is cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The main reason we decided to form this group is because it can be difficult for independent councillors to be given positions on committees or outside bodies such as the fire and police authority.

“It doesn’t affect me because I am in the cabinet but for others there was a feeling that they were not in the best position to represent the people in their wards.”

Coun Hill, who confirmed she would not be receiving the leader’s allowance, added: “There will be no meetings where independent councillors will be told how to vote, that will not happen.

“People can still vote how they wish and remain independent.”

Those involved in the Association of Independent Councillors are Reuben Atkinson, Timothy Fleming, Steve Gibbon, Cath Hill, John Lauderdale, Alison Lilley, Geoff Lilley, John Marshall, Lilian Sutheran, Hilary Thompson, Michael Turner and Martyn Aiken.

Independent Mayor Stuart Drummond will not be affected by the changes.

Coun Plant said: “I didn’t feel it necessary to join as I can still have my voice heard and put my case forward at council meetings.”

Coun Thompson was not available for comment when approached by the Mail.

The town’s Labour Party takes up half of the elected member positions on Hartlepool Borough Council with 24 out of the 48 seats.

The Association of Independent Councillors has 12 seats, Liberal Democrats five, the Conservatives four and there are two independent councillors plus Mayor Drummond.

A council spokesman said: “We can confirm that a new political group known as the Association of Independent Councillors has been formed.

“Under local government legislation they are entitled to be considered as a group for political balance purposes.”

Councillor George Morris, leader of the Conservative group on the council, said: “How can a political group be made up of independent councillors?”

Councillor Jonathan Brash, leader of the Labour group, said: “I think that everybody gets a little confused when they hear of independents forming a group. But how other councillors organise themselves is up to them.”

Councillor Arthur Preece, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, was not available for comment.

To see the original: LINK

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UKIP: The West Midlands meeting

Posted by juniusukip on May 27, 2010


Last night Mike Nattrass held a meeting in Walsall to discuss the General Election and the widespread discontent with Pearson’s performance as UKIP leader. His decision to campaign for Tory and Labour candidates was a particular bone of contention for many UKIPPERS. See: LINK

Dear UKIP Candidate,

You have my recent e-mail regarding the meeting of candidates, and their election agents, at 7.30 pm, Wednesday 26th May to look at the election and improve next time – your input will be of great importance.

Mike has asked me to say that we can also discuss what effect you think Lord Pearson had on the election when he asked voters to vote for Conservative candidates rather than UKIP – all these things can be aired on the night. The South West, Wales, London and the North East are considering a Motion of No Confidence and your input, as a candidate, will be important in this Region.

The venue is the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If you want to come along but have not yet let me know, please contact me either by return e-mail or give me a call, tel: 07813 153 xxx or 0121 xxx 7737 and leave a message for me.

Regards, Derek Bennett.

There was no agenda and the meeting had little structure. Pearson’s support for opposition candidates was the subject of quite a heated debate. Some members supported him, some were unsure and others were totally opposed to his whole conduct during the election. Many were particularly angry that Pearson had expected UKIP candidates to stand down for his Tory chums. Some also mentioned his poor performance during interviews. See: LINK

A letter from Farage was read out to those present. The letter stated that Pearson had his full support. He also accused Nattrass of being behind a campaign to discredit Pearson. Nattrass denied this.

No vote was taken on Pearson. A letter detailing the concerns raised by members at the meeting will be sent to Pearson. What a waste of time. Pearson has ignored all the other letters of complaint that have been sent to him. Mike, don’t waste your money on the price of a stamp!

An inconclusive meeting that still leaves matters very much on the boil. “A bit of a damp squib” was how one attendee described it to us. Some of those who attended the meeting had hoped that a motion of no confidence in Pearson would have been proposed. It was not.

The revolution is yet to come. But it is interesting to note that Farage is said to be ‘very worried’ that the widespread discontent in the West Midlands has spread to other regions.

Will Gerard take up the sword and cut Farage and Pearson down to size?

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UKIP: Mike Nattrass leads the revolt against Lord Pearson!

Posted by juniusukip on May 26, 2010


UKIP’s Civil War continues!

We are pleased to report that Mike Nattrass is heading the revolt against Lord Pearson – Farage’s puppet caretaker leader – at a secret location in the West Midlands tonight. We have been asked not to reveal the exact location for obvious reasons.

Mike has been extremely unhappy with Pearson’s support for the Tories. You will recall that we leaked several emails from Mike and Gerard on that very subject: LINK

Several other meetings are planned in the South West next week. Motions of no confidence are planned in several UKIP regions.

Pearson has been inundated with countless calls to resign after he started to campaign for Tory and Labour candidates during the General Election. See: LINK

Pearson is said to be ‘shocked’ by the amount of criticism that he has been getting from UKIPPERS across the country. But why? Did he really think that members would be happy for him to campaign against his own party? See: LINK

Pearson’s current position in UKIP is rather odd to say the least. He has expressed the wish to resign. However, Farage has now persuaded him to remain as ‘a caretaker leader’ until a Farage approved successor can be found. Bannerman and the odious Nuttall are in the frame to succeed him.

Dear UKIP Candidate,

You have my recent e-mail regarding the meeting of candidates, and their election agents, at 7.30 pm, Wednesday 26th May to look at the election and improve next time – your input will be of great importance.

Mike has asked me to say that we can also discuss what effect you think Lord Pearson had on the election when he asked voters to vote for Conservative candidates rather than UKIP – all these things can be aired on the night. The South West, Wales, London and the North East are considering a Motion of No Confidence and your input, as a candidate, will be important in this Region.

The venue is the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If you want to come along but have not yet let me know, please contact me either by return e-mail or give me a call, tel: 07813 153 xxx or 0121 xxx 7737 and leave a message for me.

Regards, Derek Bennett.

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UKIP: More on Andrew Moncrieff

Posted by juniusukip on May 26, 2010


You may recall that Andrew Moncrieff – UKIP NEC member – is unhappy with Pearson’s support for Tory and Labour candidates during the General Election. In a previous post we mentioned that he had left at the end of the last NEC meeting feeling totally disillusioned with Pearson. See: LINK

We were amused to hear that the UKIP spin machine was quick to heap scorn on this.

You may be interested to know that Mr Moncrieff attended a UKIP Sussex meeting last week. He repeated his opposition to Pearson’s support for Tory and Labour candidates during the GE.

Moncrieff said that he had made it very clear to the NEC that he was totally opposed to Pearson on this issue. He also confirmed that he had left the NEC feeling thoroughly disgusted with Pearson.

Another Farage/Croucher lie bites the dust!

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UKIP: More from UKIP East Midlands

Posted by juniusukip on May 25, 2010


And now more from our favourite UKIP region!

Things are going from bad to worse in Derek Clark’s neck of the woods.

Don Ransome

Remember Don Ransome? He was the one who got fined for drink driving. See: LINK

He is also Clark’s Regional Organiser. Or is he?

Don is now telling UKIPPERS that he was never called a regional organiser. Oh, really?

So what about this?

So why is Don keen to distance himself from this position? Could it be because OLAF has been investigating the way UKIP illegally funded their regional organisers via their MEP’s staffing allowances?

Silly boys!

Ransome appears to be on permanent answer phone. And his mobile is just not answered. Wake up, Don! Or is he drunk again?

Feedback from the General Election

UKIPPERS in the East Midlands are far from happy with the way Clark and Ransome handled the General Election campaign.

One member told us that the campaign was “a shambles” and that Don “was bl**dy useless”. For instance, members wanting UKIP leaflets were told to drive all the way to Don’s home in Boston because “Don can’t deliver them because of his driving ban”. Some RO!

Some disgruntled members have even written letters of complaint to Pearson and the odious Nuttall. These letters concern Ransome and Clark’s lack of interest in supporting branches. They are still waiting for a response. What a surprise!

Several UKIP branches in the East Midlands have now folded.

We were also interested to hear how one elderly member had donated a £1000 to a branch in Clark’s kingdom. Clark found out and demanded the money for his own campaign. He got it.

Deva Kumarasiri

We were saddened to hear that Deva Kumarasiri has had a falling out with Clark. No surprise there! He is now seeking pastures new.

Deva was the former Lib Dem supporter who become a UKIP MEP candidate in the East Midlands. See: LINK & LINK

Farage – always one for jumping on the bandwagon – had approached Deva Kumarasiri after he read how the Sri Lankan had been sacked as a postmaster for refusing to serve non-English speaking customers.

East Midlands members were far from happy when they found out that Farage had parachuted Kumarasri onto the list.

Deva earned even more hostility after he started demanding that UKIP pay all his election expenses, including the deposit. Farage agreed.

Deva also spoke – rather badly – at UKIP’s Exeter rally. UKIP also paid all his travelling expenses and hotel expenses.

It is interesting to note Kumarasri owns two houses and could have easily paid his own costs. It is alleged that he was renting out at least one of the properties at the time.

Kumarasi became almost a daily visitor to Derek Clark’s Nottingham office where he spent most of his time drinking coffee.

During one of his visits he explained how he was having trouble paying off his second mortgage.

We hope that UKIP didn’t pay for that as well!

His classic quote on having met Farage was:

“Nigel Farage and I have a lot in common”.

Nuff said!

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UKIP: Mario Borghezio, Nigel Farage and the Bilderberg Group

Posted by juniusukip on May 25, 2010

You may recall that Gerard Batten has been helping Mario Borghezio, Lega Nord MEP, promote a book on the Bilderberg Group and other assorted conspiracy theories. June 1st is the big day for the launch! See: LINK

We note with amusement that Farage is also keen to promote the book.
How times have changed!

In 1997, Rodney Atkinson published a book entitled ‘Europe’s Full Circle’. A large amount of the book was devoted to the Bilderberg Group. In 2000, the contents of this book were used by Farage as the basis for a series of attacks on Mr Atkinson after the author decided to stand for election as UKIP leader.

Atkinson was accused of being obsessed with conspiracy theories and was rather uncharitably branded a ‘wacko’.

We can only assume that Farage was hoping that UKIPPERS had forgotten about this!


As Andrew Edwards has said:

“If Farage was to believe in a god it would most probably be Janus!”

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