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SOS – Save Our Services. Part One

November 16, 2017 // 14 Comments

[Ed: this is Part One of the transcript of the speech given by Henry Bolton at the launch of UKIP’s Campaign ‘Save our Services’. Part Two, touching on PESCO and Border security, will be published here tomorrow.] Homeless Veterans Fact:  Charities estimate that there are some [...]

UKIP Newport (South) Branch meeting hosting Henry Bolton

November 14, 2017 // 31 Comments

The UKIP Newport (South Wales) Branch hosted a ‘Meet the Leader’ evening where UKIP members had a chance to hear the views and plans of Mr. Henry Bolton OBE and to ask questions to him about current and future issues. Following a welcome from the Newport Chairman, Stan Edwards, where concern [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), The arguments for voting reform. Part 4a.

November 12, 2017 // 7 Comments

[Ed: you can read Part 1 in this series here, part 2 here and part 3 here] Coalition is a good thing. During the ‘This Week’ TV programme (2nd November 2017), Michael Portillo introduced a novel argument against PR. He asserted that it was responsible for the Israeli government’s rather [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), Evaluation: making it work for us. Part 3.

November 4, 2017 // 18 Comments

[Ed: you can read Part 1 in this series here and Part 2 here.] The Electoral Reform Society, a 134-year-old organisation which hasn’t yet achieved its principle objective, yet is, surprisingly, proud of this, lists 9 voting systems, under the heading ‘Type of voting system’. They do not [...]

John Rees Evans Joins Affinity : Why JRE Left UKIP. Part Two

October 31, 2017 // 27 Comments

[Ed: Part 1 was published here on UKIP Daily] Part 2. Another Leadership Election for UKIP In the aftermath of Paul Nuttall’s resignation, Steve Crowther was announced as the Party’s Interim Leader with Paul Oakden continuing as Chairman. In the following days John Rees Evans sought [...]

John Rees Evans Joins Affinity, or: Why JRE Left UKIP. (Part 1)

October 30, 2017 // 13 Comments

There has been much speculation, rumour and talk surrounding the motives and actions of John Rees Evans (JRE). His second Party leadership campaign within a year culminated in the election of Henry Bolton (HB) as the new leader of UKIP on the 29th of September 2017. One hour after the election [...]

Electoral Reform Stage 1, a strategic overview – Part One

October 25, 2017 // 28 Comments

This is the first in a series of papers about Electoral Reform and focuses on the principal issue of voting reform. That is, to change the voting system to one which engages more people in the process and provides a parliamentary voice to opinions that would otherwise go unrepresented. There are [...]

The Crowning of Henry. Reflections.

October 14, 2017 // 41 Comments

It has been just two weeks since Henry was crowned. The culmination of three months of umbilicus inspection saw a unique Conference for a rebranded UKIP. A lion was revealed. The leadership election, the third in my time as a UKIP member, started way back on the 9th of June on the resignation of [...]

My day at the Leadership Count: a report

October 2, 2017 // 60 Comments

It was an honour and a pleasure for me to represent Anne Marie Waters at the count undertaken at the premises of Electoral Reform Services Ltd in Wood Green North London on Friday 29th September. I left Milton Keynes before 8am and took my place in the customary congested M1 motorway traffic. [...]

Change of programme

September 30, 2017 // 69 Comments

Well –  the new leader Henry Bolton put his foot down quite quickly. As you know, the speech of the new leader was meant to be at 4.30 pm this Saturday afternoon. It was well known – representations had been made – that a huge part of the audience would’ve left by then, [...]
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