Monday, May 5

Nattrass for Crewe as UKIP unveil their own 'quiet man'

So Mike Nattrass has been selected as UKIP's candidate for this month's by-election in Crewe and Nantwich. This is a bit of a surprise as Nattrass represents the West Midlands in the European Parliament and has no link to Crewe. He is also one of the least assiduous MEPs - he has made a grand total of 3 interventions in the Parliament in 2008 and has one of the worst attendance records. The obvious candidates to stand would have been John Whittaker, UKIP MEP for the region Crewe is in, or Nigel Farage.

Farage fought the Bromley by-election in 2006, following the death of Tory Eric Forth but took a measly 8% of the vote despite spending £70,000 on the by-election campaign. Rumours that most of this largesse was spent providing 'entertainment' for renowned UKIP party boys Farage and Godfrey Bloom remain unconfirmed.

By selecting Nattrass, who has achieved precious little since becoming an MEP (save for being taken to court by one of his employees), UKIP are clearly going to do this election on the cheap.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's more bad news for Farage today with one of his senior MEPs the subject of an expose story in an English Sunday newspaper. It seems things are going from bad to worse for the hapless leader.

Anonymous said...

hey richard corbett how you doing these days didnt know you still paided for this site lol it wouldnt surprise me you still have his website. Do you have problems at home or no friends any more becuase it seems like a waste of money to me anyway hope it all going bad promoting the EU and hope it all falls apart.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8.11 is clearly a graduate of the UKIP School of English.

Anonymous said...

Yet another disastrous result for UKIP. Pack your bags lads, the party's over.

Anonymous said...

Iam not from UKIP, I vote labour and I think you are a disgrace to the labour party richard corbett. I Think this because of the way you "UKIP Bash" and waste your time on them there again you are worse than them so maybe thats why you do it :). Hope labour don't let you stand again also why dont you spend your time and money on the people you are ment to represent rather than on "UKIP bashing" .