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MEPless and what to do about the NEC? – Part II

February 16, 2018 // 9 Comments

Ed~This is the second part of a two-part article. The first part was published on Wednesday and can be found here on UKIPDaily. I propose that any party officer working on areas covered by NEC functions report to the NEC member concerned, not the party chairmen or the leader. In this way, the NEC [...]

The Constitution, the EGM and Bolton’s Proposals

February 16, 2018 // 15 Comments

In his Article published in UKIP Daily on 14 February, Steve Crowther responded on behalf of the NEC to Henry Bolton’s constitutional reform proposals. What I would like to know is why is Steve Crowther giving Bolton’s draft document the credence it does not deserve, by engaging in [...]

TO THE EGM !

February 15, 2018 // 56 Comments

The day after tomorrow cannot come soon enough: the day of the EGM. If you haven’t done so – you have until noon tomorrow to register (see this article for particulars). Looking back to the beginning of January when all this kicked off: these past weeks have certainly been illuminating. The [...]

A Yeoman’s Miscellany

February 15, 2018 // 49 Comments

UKIP Daily readers and callers to Lexdrum House, are a self-selecting group. As any pollster will tell you, such a sample is an unreliable guide as to how an electorate will vote. While it is encouraging to see support on UKIP Daily (and its ally Kipper Central) for getting rid of Bolton we cannot [...]

VETERANS AGAINST TERRORISM REFUTE BOLTON’S CLAIM

February 14, 2018 // 23 Comments

Henry Bolton made a claim at 24:50 on this video that “Gerard has been taking the point with dealing with veterans groups because I asked him to”. Henry is clearly confused. This is not a truthful account of our interactions with UKIP. The reality is that the initiative to get the [...]

Henry Bolton’s proposed Constitutional ‘reform’

February 14, 2018 // 61 Comments

Steve Crowther writes on behalf of the NEC On February 13th 2018, the Leader has published an attractively-presented new Draft Constitution, which has been sent out to all members for whom the party has email addresses. I should point out that this draft and ‘consultation’ has not been [...]

MEPless and what to do about the NEC? – Part I

February 13, 2018 // 3 Comments

In recent time our spokesmen have tended to be drawn from the ranks of our MEPs. MEPs, funded by European tax payers, have resources, particularly of time, to pursue the party’s ends. It made a certain sense in the pre-referendum era for our spokespeople to be MEPs. The NEC, by contrast, has been [...]

ON BALANCE ….

February 13, 2018 // 40 Comments

There are party members who think Henry Bolton should stay as leader. The reasons given, at least through UKIP Daily, do not amount to a very convincing case. The case for him staying appears to be a belief in a conspiracy by the NEC and shadowy others to frustrate Henry’s reforms, said to be [...]

TAKING THE RED PILL – UKIP LEADERSHIP Q&A

February 12, 2018 // 76 Comments

1. Why do we have leadership elections? By law all political parties are required to have a leader. This is governed by the Political Parties, Elections and Reforms Act 2000 (Section 24) which states that all political parties must have a leader, a nominating officer and a treasurer. The leader may [...]

Mythbusters

February 11, 2018 // 12 Comments

Under the terms of the constitution, if the members present at the EGM on February 17th do not endorse the NEC’s unanimous vote of no confidence in the leader, then all 12 elected  members of the NEC must stand down. This has allowed leader, Henry Bolton and others, notably former leader, Nigel [...]
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