Members & staff of UKIP past & present. Committed to reforming the party by exposing the corruption and dishonesty that lies at its heart, in the hope of making it fit for purpose.
Only by removing Nigel Farage and his sycophants on the NEC can we save UKIP from electoral oblivion.
HERTS Labour Euro MP Richard Howitt is today (Tuesday, April 6) calling for an official investigation into allegations concerning fellow county MEP, the UK Independence Party’s Stuart Agnew, and concealed election cash.
The Socialist expressed deep concern over the claims published in The Sunday Times that the improper donations may have boosted UKIP’s campaign in the East of England.
Mr Howitt said: “I have today contacted the Electoral Commission calling for a full investigation into the deeply worrying allegations about UKIP that they used illegal donations to fund the election of the party’s two MEPs in the region.
“The UK Independence Party have a track record of corrupt MEPs and have been the least open and transparent of all the British political parties in the European Parliament despite standing for election on an anti-fraud platform. If proved, these allegations will add to the litany of corruption by elected UKIP representatives.
“The people of Hertfordshire are entitled to know whether or not their elected representatives have behaved illegally. I urge the Electoral Commission to conduct a swift and thorough investigation".
Incompetence rules OK in UKIP. Pearson manages to out UKIP's secret donor Patrick Barbour by opening his big mouth but more significantly Agnew will generate another OLAF investigation into a UKIP MEP with Labour MEP Richard Howitt calling for a full investigation. Add this to Mote, Wise and current ongoing investigations into other UKIP MEPs and Farage's claims to be that UKIP is the clean party is shot to ribbons.
Mean while the UKIP Septic Croucher Denny etc spin machine is trying to pretend no one has noticed. Well nobody except the National Daily press and the local Eastern region press. They will start digging and there are lots of skeletons to find in the Eastern region. I also know Labour have some very damaging material on UKIP which they may now choose to use. My heart bleeds for the decent ordinary UKIP members let down by this incompetent, self seeking, bum licking leadership.
Nikki is kicked out for her principled stand against being associated with racist neo Nazis in Farage's EFD but Pearson and Agnew who both may have to face serious charges from the Electoral Commission for this public humiliation stay. I do not see how UKIP can run any sort of credible General Election campaign in these circumstances.
No economics news over the holiday so as its the silly season I write on UKIP, now well ensconced as the rivalling the Monster Raving Loonies for stupidity. It beggars belief that two weeks after Byers, Hoon, Hewitt and Butterfill were caught in a Sunday Times sting UKIP's Pearson and Agnew were caught in the same trap. As Andrew Neil pointed out one week ago at the start of his Thursday night programme, speaking very slowly he warned politicians if an attractive young woman approaches you offering third party money its a Sunday Times sting. They have used it around a dozen times and it never fails to reel in some dim witted, self seeking, greedy politicians.
The run up to a General Election is high season for this sting. Its the time our third rate politicians are at their greediest and is as predictable as a salmon run to use a simile Pearson might understand. The damage it has done to UKIP is immense. Its a god send for the BBC's Paxman and Humphrys. Every time UKIP wheel out Farage it will come up. As if UKIP was not in enough trouble with the Electoral Commission, their leader and an MEP are filmed advising on how to get round electoral law on declaration of the source of political donations. It makes Farage's claim that UKIP is the clean party publicly laughable. Previously only those of us who have had to try and work with Farage's Cabal knew the full extent of their self seeking idiocy but now it is plain for the world to see. Bercow will rightly crucify Farage with this in Bucks.
David, Del and I argued long and hard on the UKIP NEC for sticking to the rules and the law of the land. We were vilified for this by the Cabal who were mostly interested in feathering their own nest and portrayed the three of us to ordinary UKIP members as traitors to UKIP's cause. This was the exact opposite of the truth. We three cared, and still care deeply for UKIP's cause and knew it would be best served by being squeeky clean and sticking scrupulously to the rules to make us clearly different to the LibLabCon. However, all Farage was interested in was shouting BNP, BNP, BNP like a demented parrot. Well, Pearson and Agnew's actions will certainly give the BNP plenty of ammo!
As a result of the ST sting UKIP will now find itself in trouble with the EU for self admitted blatant mis-use of EU funds and I would imagine an OLAF investigation is bound to follow. I fear what has been revealed is only the tip of the iceberg.
David, Del and I were not dewy eyed idealists. Del in particular has a very acute political sense. The Junius story that the Farage controlled UKIP NEC contemptuously refused an offer to join the Alliance for Democracy group of English Democrats, The Jury Team, George Hargreaves' Christian party and Veritas to avoid splitting the anti-EU vote shows what political idiots comprise the current UKIP NEC. The only chance we have of getting out of the EU is to unite the Eurosceptic vote. This is the last thing Farage and Pearson want. They are both Tory sympathisers and want to help the Tories as much as possible. Pearson because he is a dyed in the wool Tory. Farage because he believes he will get favour and preferment from Cameron. UKIP members are being conned.