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My One-sided Cupboard

In days of yore when I masqueraded as a building contractor, it was my job to make it hot, via the pen, for underperforming subcontractors………….. one was so overwhelmed by my inexhaustible logic; he wrote to me as follows “If  Mr. Turner would care to look in his  one sided cupboard, he would find……………”

I know, Mr. Turner might have  noticed there were two sides to the question, so what follows is purely a personal opinion and my cupboard still lacks some carpentry..
I am appalled, in fact I find it difficult to believe how UKIP can have ignored such a golden opportunity that has fallen at their feet, even young Webb Ellis had the enterprise to “pick up and run” with opportunity when it fell at his feet.

I`m talking  about a big gaping hole, a political vacuum into which UKIP should have jumped, at least two months ago, for the life of me I cannot understand how they have missed it, I do know, in fact, we have been navel gazing, indulging in fratricide, patricide and for all I know matricide; it has certainly been political suicide.

Just think we have just won a resounding Brexit  Referendum victory and acquired 17.4million friends, who despite an absolutely shamefully run Remain campaign, have seen through the presentation of a tissue of lies and mendacious deception practiced at the behest of their EU masters and  recognised, as one  the perfidy of the three failed parliamentary legacy parties, their fellow travelling accomplices from the establishment, the MSM and the BBC

The political vacuum?
Just consider, the Labour party hopelessly divided, Limpdems  AWOL and ex-disgraced premier`s Conservatives also despite their assumption of responsibility for Brexit negotiation also similarly divided, even though some had seen the light and defected to vote LEAVE or and the GO camp out of 650 MPs approx.  450 were confirmed Remainiacs, or, as Mr.Farage preferred it Remainians. Whatever, it was an assembly of putative recidivists and now replacement xenophobes, some still longing for  the comfort safety and oh so binding suffocating silken threads of  that EU Care Home for Elderly Failed European Nations, the box which the soon to be replaced lame duck President of the USA had consigned them and  all of them  contaminated with 40 odd years  of blind unremarking obedience to, at best, an experiment that had failed, at worst, membership of what I term an evil empire (ref. a certain Mr.Barosso for definition of Empire ) in which we are unwilling supplicants and which had robbed and despoiled Greece and Cyprus  and a load of other countries well on the way to ruin at Brussel`s behest (I saw a programme on RT on Saturday where the Connolly organisation in Ireland is saying the Apple tax problem could cause an Irish IRexit)
The Political vacuum then was the needs and views of 17.4 million voters for Brexit were in effect unrepresented in parliament and certainly by the party which had and still was solely committed to their cause.

Nigel Farage and UKIP were the catalyst that brought about Brexit, the majority of 17.4million  are  his “people”, I know the vote LEAVE mob won the official nod of approval, it wouldn`t have suited  (been seemly ) Mr .Cameron to have members of his cabinet associated with the GO campaign of Mr.Farage..

It is my contention that UKIP should have immediately after the result was published formalised the Cross Party Group of Conservative and Labour MPs with his GO  Grass Roots campaign organisation as a group within and outside parliament monitoring and contributing input of TOTAL requirements for full and complete return of Control of all aspects of Law, Border Control, Security  etc. This grouping would not require cross party migration, but for the 2020 election would be fully functional, if properly organised could possibly  be the major party

David Davis has already adumbrated  the whole 17.4million to his camp and I note Boris is supporting a  pressure group campaign for “HARD” Brexit (Could that be his version of TOTAL Brexit?) and Saint Theresa has already pinched UKIP`s Grammar School policy. Pinching all our ideas HS2,Hinkley??

What happened to those lists of names and addresses that both leave campaigns assembled from returned leaflets?  Efforts must be made to “gather in” the 17.4m This new grouping should be demanding the names and addresses. I learned that the GO campaign is defunct it  is a Limited Company what happened to the assets.?

I think it is about time to hand back Nigel`s resignation to him again and complete the job he started,
I will not say anything derogatory about the present candidates, but is there anybody  of world wide import other than Nigel  Donald Trump could have asked  in UKIP  to fulfil his election task.

My one sided cupboard says it is not too late to play “catch up” Come on UKIP “digitum extractum”

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10 Comments on My One-sided Cupboard

  1. Any chance of someone talking nicely to Nigel and getting him to stand in Witney? Perhaps the thought of directly replacing Mr. Cameron might appeal!

  2. Panmelia, don’t you think it is a bit rude to compare Nigel to a ‘big beast’ he is not that bad.

  3. Thank you all for the comments so far.
    Yes I have been “banging on about Nigel”, I know my cupboard appears to be very small and it is a wide world out there, but very many I have spoken to bring up the subject of Nigel in the context of UKIP per se, whether they agree with UKIP, whether they consider he is Marmite to and for UKIP, whether even as my younger daughter has pointed out to me, his effect as having smashed up the shop and then cut and run leaving someone else to pick up the pieces (like Cameron – who went off whistling a “happy tune);
    Love it or hate it, the fact is that Nigel is virtually recognised as being synonymous with the brand UKIP – so yes I am SCREAMING too – get him back leading in whatever category we can, be it President, Chairman, or Chief Bottle Washer.
    As long as Nigel is there, I`m not suggesting we bring back his previous henchmen or get rid of some more; they`re a rum lot anyway!
    Regarding Pam`s very valid list of reactions to a leaflet I have not seen, “gathering in” 17.4 million voters is going to be a difficult matter; my suggestion is that UKIP incorporates the cross party members of the GO organisation which will operate until 2020 election as the only unsullied politically democratic grouping within and without to the HOC solely devoted to realising the Brexit release from the EU and realising the installation of the bright future to be found in the sunlit uplands of a free nation of which we have TOTAL control. I didn`t quite mention that in my piece, but that is how I see our way to parliamentary election and influence.
    It should not be forgotten that approx. 70% voted in the Referendum – that leaves 30% to have an awakened interest in a parliament that is no longer a cipher of the EU and their vote, if they choose to use it, will count again.
    It should also be remembered that 48% voted to remain, surely some will be prepared to take on board that they have been scared to death and also that it is for the general good and cohesion, worth giving wholehearted Brexit “a go”.
    and surely a decent sales campaign can weaponise Brexit as the “in” thing, as the “trend” to go to
    There must be a “Positive” face to Brexit.
    Let`s face it the referendum was a sales campaign, the better product won, it`s up to all of us to keep that sales team and customer base intact.
    I don`t think enough digit is being extracted.
    I`m only saying forgetful, Liam Fox might have a different term for us.!

  4. We can be no means sure that the 17.5m people who voted Leave, or even a fraction of that number, will now see UKIP as their party of choice. I’ve spoken to a fair number of people who voted Leave and tried to gain their further support, and handed the ‘Let’s Love Brexit’ leaflet to them in my Labour-held area. Their responses were varied.

    This is a possible breakdown of the ‘Leavers’:
    Those who hate UKIP, but hated the EU more;
    Those who know that UKIP was instrumental in achieving Brexit, but don’t want to vote for them in any other capacity;
    Those who voted Leave but don’t give credit for it to UKIP;
    Those who voted Leave but are sick of hearing about it now and have become apathetic;
    Those who regret voting Leave because of the uncertainty it has caused;
    Those who credit UKIP with bringing about Brexit and might consider voting for the party in future elections if it looks like we could win.
    Of course, there are Leave voters who are supporters and members of UKIP who have voted for the Party for a number of years and will continue to do so, no matter what.
    It is impossible to calculate the numbers of each group in the breakdown without the skills of a statistician.

    I don’t think we can count on gratitude from most of the 17.5m for working hard to achieve the first stage of Brexit. They’re waiting to see what will happen. It’s up to the Party to pull itself together and be seen as effective in pressuring the government to get out asap, no dithering, no slacking, no backsliding, no dragging their feet on any issue. We need to tranform ourselves into the winning electoral machine Diane James wants to create, ready for every council election, by-election, general election that comes along.
    We had 3.8bn voters in the last election, resulting in one MP. Without reform of the fptp electoral system, our target should be at least 30 MPs in 2020. We need to welcome our new leader and work harder than ever to achieve it.

    • Pam thanks for the comment.
      What`s this “Let`s Love Brexit” leaflet, if I had known about it, it sounds as though I might not have had to be quite so vehement in my castigation of at least the “WHOLE” of UKIP.

      • Roger: It’s an 8-page booklet subtitled “How we can all learn to love Brexit and build a brighter future for Britain outside, but alongside the EU.” Then it lists “4 Key Tuths about Brexit”: about the single market; no one’s robbed young people of their future; there is no economic catastrophe; democratic sovereignty matters. Our branch got them through the Chairman ordering them from Region, but it isn’t a regional booklet.
        Re Nigel: according to Diane James she intends to invite him back as the Party’s ‘big beast’.

    • Slight correction: the number of UKIP voters in the last GE should have been 3.8m (not 3.8bn!)

  5. Unfortunately, for UKIP I agree with Dee’s comments. If I hear anybody else harping on about Nigel coming back, I am going to scream really loudly. He is going end of, let’s just move on.

    If the conservatives can pick themselves up, shake themselves down after losing their leader and just get on with the job then so can we. It may well have been better for us if either Nigel or Paul had resigned from the EU and stayed with us, but for reasons of their own they have decided not to.

    The party should be bigger than one or two people, if not then it deserves to fail I am afraid.

  6. Roger, I so agree with everything you have written – except the second to last paragraph. It is my feeling that if UKIP cannot pick up the fallen standard without resorting to recalling Nigel, then, as a party for the future, it isn’t credible.

    I do wonder whether the leadership candidates realize how massive is the task that will fall on the shoulders of the winner – but a General is only as good as their Captains (sorry, no clue about army hierarchy!) and their troops, so it is up to us all.

    However, I was also gutted at the way such a golden opportunity was missed, and, I am sorry, but I think that Paul Nuttall should have seized the opportunity, no matter what the cost, and kept the party together as Deputy Leader until the mantle passed to a new Leader at Conference. Instead, he just galloped off into the sunset. Was this completely necessary? I have no idea, but it was a nearly fatal mistake.

    It is up to us to rally behind a new Leader and make up all the lost ground. Can we do it? We must, for the sake of our country, give it our very best shot. No more in-fighting and carping after the Leadership result, which will obviously disappoint some of us, we absolutely must unite, or die.

  7. Political suicide indeed. I’m hopeful of a resolution soon and a functioning UKIP again, but not confident.

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