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Report of a Q & A Meeting with Henry Bolton OBE

September 10, 2017 // 34 Comments

This meeting was called at short notice because Henry Bolton (HB) was unable to attend the informal Grassroots Hustings in Wales on August 3rd. At that time he’d only just announced his candidacy and was moreover returning that day from his work in Brussels. It was a small audience (ca 20 [...]

Dr Tomasz Slivnik: Open Letter to Members

September 9, 2017 // 199 Comments

Dear Friends, We are about to vote in a critically important leadership election. There is a real choice of candidates with very different views on offer. If the right candidate wins, I firmly believe UKIP’s future can again be very bright. If the wrong candidate wins, not only is UKIP [...]

Aidan Powlesland’s Statement for the Leadership Election

September 7, 2017 // 33 Comments

To recreate the buccaneering spirit of the first Elizabethan age and the dynamism of the early Victorian era vote for me. I will make us the party of wealth creation. We would use free markets to do this not because of their greater creativity and productivity but because we love freedom. The [...]

Videos of the London Regional Hustings, 29th August

September 4, 2017 // 17 Comments

The videos below show the full event, broken into parts of approximately 20 minutes viewing each. Description of the format of this event – see below. Introductory speeches This video is of the opening speeches by the leadership candidates from the Waltham Forest hustings in London, Old [...]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Press Conference – “UKIP United”

September 4, 2017 // 21 Comments

Press Conference for new leadership team #UKIPUnited Jane Collins MEP, candidate for UKIP leader, will be joined by the three leadership candidates who have stepped aside to support her as part of a team running to reform the party. Ms Collins will be making a speech and taking questions regarding [...]

David Kurten for us: Curtains for the Political Status Quo

September 4, 2017 // 20 Comments

Can David Kurten (as leader) turn around UKIP’s dire fortunes to grow, win elections and challenge the TINOs (Tories in Name only), Labour (aka Champagne Socialists of Islington) and the EU/PC fanatical Lib Dems? I believe, based on what I’ve seen and heard so far, that David is our best hope. [...]

Letters to the Editor – Saturday 2nd September 2017

September 2, 2017 // 29 Comments

We’re getting into the final weeks of this long Leadership contest so today’s letters reflect the different opinions of members. The first letter is from our reader Mary Singleton: Sir, A coalition is forming to stop Anne Marie, well there’s a surprise. Having failed to stop her getting on [...]

UKIP – the next four weeks

September 2, 2017 // 42 Comments

Yesterday the ballot papers were sent out. In four weeks we will know who the next leader of UKIP is. We have now learned that the number of contestants has dwindled from the starting 12 to a manageable half dozen. There are still some weeks of campaigning to go before the deadline. As the last [...]

Marie’s Letter

August 31, 2017 // 42 Comments

Ed: The ancient Romans had a saying: “Audiatur et altera pars” – the other side must also be heard. Below is a letter from a reader of UKIP Daily which started out as a far too long comment post and was therefore binned. We publish it here because it, sadly, points out that we are failing [...]

A critical appraisal of the front runners

August 31, 2017 // 37 Comments

Dear Readers and Kippers! Whoever UKIP elects as its next leader will have a very difficult job. The catastrophic leadership merry-go-round of the last twelve months combined with a very disappointing general election campaign has left the party in a less than ideal position to re-establish itself [...]
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