A GUEST POSTING:
This came into our hands today. It is an e-mail from Andrew 'Steve' Reed, who was until quite recently Nigel Farage's personal assistant in the European Parliament. It demonstrates the willingness of Farage's office to work with the BNP. It also confirms UKIP's instinctive opposition to a referendum on membership of the EU.
Should any Faragistas ask us for evidence of the integrity of this evidence, we say only this. Sue us, you claim to know who we are, so drop us a summons. And then we will present that evidence in court!
Dear DerekTechnically, Mr Laybourne is right to describe a referendum on adherence to the EU as "treason".
As for the exclusion of former BNP-members from UKIP-membership, this was absolutely essential to avoid the deluge of ordure the pro-EU mass-media would otherwise have had the opportunity to fling at UKIP; but why should it matter, to former BNP-members, if they are denied a UKIP-membership card? There is much they can contribute, without having a card! What is really important here? Having a card or making contribution?
Andrew S. Reed
Office of Nigel Farage, Brussels