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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 [...]

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 [...]


September 23, 2017 // 113 Comments

That’s what Nigel called it yesterday, reacting to Theresa May’s speech in Florence, and that’s what it is. Just reflect on M Barnier’s comment that this is a good first step to further negotiations: that’s how deep the betrayal is. The anger on social media last evening was palpable. I [...]

Open letter to members from the Returning Officer

September 21, 2017 // 22 Comments

This is the third contested leadership elections in two years, and the second in which I have been appointed as returning officer. The election is again being run by an outside agency, Electoral Reform Services Ltd (“ERS”). I regard ERS highly. They are a respected, independent professional [...]

Letters to the Editor – Monday 18th September 2017

September 18, 2017 // 70 Comments

The two lengthy letters which we publish today both refer to the terrorist attack at Parsons Green. The first is by our contributor Hugo Jenks: Sir, There are many who have not understood the threat that we face from Islam itself. Islam is a political ideology as well as a religion. It seeks to [...]

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, 16th September 2017

September 16, 2017 // 18 Comments

The first letter today is from our correspondent Julian Flood. It’s passionate and speaks to and for many of us: Sir, Symptoms are not the disease! It is not surprising that we in UKIP are not very good at politics. We have had a simple goal, a light to guide us and a leader to follow: get our [...]

More Personal Reports on UKIP Leadership Hustings

September 14, 2017 // 37 Comments

UKIP Leadership elections – A Personal Meeting Report from Phil Cunningham (Treasurer), Wokingham Branch: I attended the Basingstoke UKIP branch meeting (see the minutes here) on 7 September as it included UKIP leadership candidates as special guest speakers. The UKIP Leadership candidates in [...]

Letters to the Editor – Tuesday 12th September 2017

September 12, 2017 // 56 Comments

The first letter today is a must-read, not only for the still ongoing debate about the candidates in the current leadership election but for the general debate which won’t stop because we’ve elected a new leader. It’s about a hot subject: FGM. We Kippers base our arguments on data, not on [...]
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