And yet another UKIPPER resigns - a decent man driven out by EUKIP corruption, lies, apathy, smears and dishonesty.
Niall Warry's statement says it all:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
During over 10 years in UKIP in which I was National Chairman of Wales, Officer Manager in Birmingham for 6 months, Branch Chairman of Cheltenham, stood in 3 General Elections (The first being with the Referendum Party in 1997), 1 Euro and 1 Local Election I am finally leaving the Party and will not be renewing my membership this February.
My last 5 years I have spent trying to raise the standards of the party to make it electable in its own right. Many of us believe it is not more politicians we need, but to leave the EU. Our failure to achieve this and set a clear direction for the party has been reflected by the abject failure of UKIP to achieve anything at all towards leaving the EU.
The lack of probity and transparency has dogged the party escalating under Nigel’s leadership. Sadly it looks as if UKIP have learnt from the EU and not exposed it! Furthermore and nearly as important the party has suffered from abysmal leadership and lacked an overall plan and has never adopted a workable strategy or tactics that would help it achieve its primary reason for being.
Many of UKIP’s most able and well informed members saw the writing on the wall when Nigel was elected leader and left the party then. Nigel never wanted to be leader, a job he was totally unsuited for, but he fought for the post to ensure that his comfortable EU existence on the gravy train was NOT disturbed.
Now of course despite a new puppet leader, in Lord Pearson, Nigel has marched his MEPs into the EFD Group, in the EU pretend Parliament, a group that has people in it who are even worse that our own BNP.
Despite an increasingly Eurosceptic public UKIP’s membership has declined from around a high of 29,000 in 2004 to 13,000 today. This is clearly an indication that all is NOT well in UKIP.
Life after the ratification of The Lisbon Treaty has changed many things and I now believe UKIP is not only beyond reform but that reformed or otherwise it is now largely irrelevant to us being able to leave the EU.
So before I finish I think it only fair to explain the type of party I hoped to be working towards:-
A party open to all regardless of race colour or creed which used its successes in the Euro Elections to fund the essential work in the UK to educate the public about the reality of being part of the EU.
UKIP MEPs should have had the strength of character to stand in the EU Parliament on their own while spending far more of their time in the UK rather than Brussels.
Full transparency of MEPs accounts should have been mandatory.
The party should have initially concentrated on providing electoral pressure on the LibLabCon turning success in this area to its advantage to build into a fully fledged party when the time was right.
The MEPs should have used their elected status to lead the drive to educate the British people cascading the information down through the membership to the general public.
Training and more training should have been carried out at every level and PPCs for General Elections should have received endless in house training to fashion them into a competent professional candidate.
Candidates should have been able to stand as UKIP then put in brackets New Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrats thus instantly doing away with the need for any time wasting on producing ‘policies’ as it would have been all too clear as to a candidates beliefs.
So a UKIP (New Labour) candidate would have been saying to the electorate I believe in New Labour policies but on the EU I’m for coming out.
As to the future I believe that one of the existing parties will eventually have to offer the people a referendum on the IN or OUT option as it becomes increasing clear how disadvantaged we are by the Lisbon Treaty.
Having given up on UKIP and the LibLabCon I believe my only honourable option at the next General Election is to stand as an Independent candidate and have set this in motion already in my constituency having distributed 5,000 leaflets already with another 5,000 to follow in January (Why isn’t UKIP thinking this far ahead!).
Details of my initiative can be found at :-
So farewell UKIP a party that promised so much and delivered so little for the PEOPLE of the UK that is apart from the self enrichment of its 13 MEPs.
End of statement.
Alse see: LINK