Friday, April 23

The candidate who refuses to stand down

More ructions within UKIP, whose candidate in Wells, Jake Baynes, has refused to obey the the instructions of his party leader and stand down in the general election to help Conservative Euro-sceptic David Heathcoat-Amory

UKIP leader Lord Pearson, who had asked him to stand down, said: "There's a debate going on, there has been a disagreement, yes".

Indeed there has! According to Jake Baynes, "To stand down would be a betrayal."


Monday, April 19

Others watch Ukip too....

Good to see that other blogs are picking up on UKIP sleaze: see a good account on leftfootforward
(see April 6th 2010 at 5:07 pm.)


Thursday, April 15

You really can't make it up!

Paul Wiffen, Ukip's parliamentary candidate and Redbridge council hopeful has quit after making racist comments about The Queen, just days after sparking controversy for previous remarks about Muslims and Romanian gypsies.

Paul Wiffen, who was standing for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Ilford South as well as Chadwell ward, has stepped down after it emerged he made derogatory remarks about Her Majesty on Facebook.

In a conversation on the social network website, Mr Wiffen responded to a comment made by an American about the Queen, saying: “If you want one so bad, you can have the German bitch who has just handed our sovereignty to Europe without a murmur!”, according to the Evening Standard.

Selected, de-selected, re-selected and now de-selected! You can't make it up!


Wednesday, April 14

Peas in a pod?

Are UKIP and BNP identical when it comes to policies? Ukipwatch has come across a telling and detailed comparison of their policies, carried out by a religious think tank.


So who will Ukip NOT stand against in the General Election?

So now we know who the Ukip collaborators are in other political parties. They have announced the list of sitting MPs against whom they will not put up candidates.

The list consists of Conservative candidates Philip Davies (Shipley) whose father is the English Democrat Mayor of Doncaster, Douglas Carswell (Clacton), Janice Small (Batley and Spen), Alex Story (Wakefield), and Philip Hollobone (Kettering).

They also manage to find (presumably to show some balance). One Labour candidate, namely David Drew in Stroud and independent Bob Spink in Castle Point. Lord Pearson revealed that he was trying to convince the local Ukip party in Wells to withdraw its candidate against ultra eurosceptic David Heathcoat-Amory.


Manifesto launch

According to Ukip’s website, their “top straight-talking politicians today introduces the most statesmanlike strategy seen in recent British electioneering”.

Statesmanlike? This hardly tallies with reports of their launch which consisted of “party workers giggling admiringly at the official campaign T-shirts” emblazoned with slogans such as “I love it when you talk straight to me,” and “Withdrawal! Before it’s too late”.

One of the reporters asked “Ah, an ejaculation joke. Will this do much to dispel your image as 19th-hole bores?”


The Chairman of Ukip in London........

The Chairman of UK in London has been caught out making offensive racist remarks, saying "You Left-wing scum are all the same, wanting to hand our birthright to Romanian gypsies who beat their wives and children into begging and stealing money they can gamble with, Muslim nutters who want to kill us and put us all under medieval Sharia law, the same Africans who sold their Afro-Caribbean brothers into a slavery that Britain was the first to abolish"

But most astonishing of all is his excuse for having made the remarks in the first place: "When I read the lies about Ukip being a racist party, I just saw red, and fired off an angry email."
You couldn't make it up!

Of course, Ukip loudly suspended him and then quietly reintegrated him after the media furore died down!