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Thoughts on UKIP and Ideology

August 15, 2017 // 25 Comments

UKIP is in the middle of a fight for its soul between being an uncontroversial libertarian party or being tough on terrorism and barbarity with the risk of being a pariah to many. The bias in this article is toward proudly being a pariah. There are dangers to civil society that have to be faced, [...]

UKIP Leadership Contest – Statement by Marion Mason

August 14, 2017 // 33 Comments

“I WANT TO BECOME UKIP’S LEADER TO HELP MOVE OUR PARTY FORWARD, WE! TOGETHER! CAN ACHIEVE THIS DESPITE THE RECENT PROBLEMS IN THE PARTY” Serving on the NEC for 3 years has given me a good insight into the operation of a political party. I am a self-made woman of independent means, a patron of [...]

Should UKIP Pursue a Policy of Reindustrialisation?

August 14, 2017 // 25 Comments

Introduction Q: Do you – as members and readers alike – want to see an active policy of promoting reindustrialisation? All reasons that contributed to our industrial decline aside, what is undeniable is that when we were a prominent manufacturing nation, the country was more socially balanced. [...]

Open Letter in Support of David Kurten

August 14, 2017 // 29 Comments

To Mr S. Crowther, Mr P. Oakden, Mr P. Wauchope, Mr P. Oakley and all members of the NEC: We the undersigned are shocked, disappointed, and disgusted with the appearance of a letter which has been signed by fellow UKIP members with either an agenda to interfere with candidate selection or just have [...]

No such thing as ‘plain sailing’ with UKIP …

August 12, 2017 // 54 Comments

With the NEC’s decision yesterday to allow all eleven candidates to stand in this year’s leadership contest, we now have kick-off. We all knew already that this would be an extraordinary affair. While many candidates have been visiting branches and unofficial Hustings these past few weeks, in [...]

Letters to the Editor – Saturday 12th August 2017

August 12, 2017 // 29 Comments

Today’s letters run the full gamut of issues important to our readers. The first letter, by our contributor Toby Micklethwait, is an invitation to hustings, now even more important because all 11 candidates have officially been nominated: Dear UKIP Daily readers, We are pleased to announce the [...]

UKIP Leadership: Hustings are a Must!

August 12, 2017 // 56 Comments

Eleven candidates. Eleven!! I must admit, when the confirmed applicants for the UKIP leadership post finally appeared in an email yesterday evening, I briefly thought Steve Crowther and Piers Wauchope had accidentally inserted the names of a UKIP charity football team by mistake! In truth, it was a [...]

Leadership candidates named

August 11, 2017 // 36 Comments

All 11 candidates for the UKIP leadership have been passed by the NEC and will all appear on the ballot papers to go out next month. The NEC met today to consider the eligibility of each of those members who applied to become candidates in the Leadership Election to go forward to the ballot. [...]

An Invitation to Hustings in London

August 11, 2017 // 5 Comments

[Ed: we give this invitation such prominence because of the notes attached by the organiser, in the hope that other hustings organisers will feel encouraged to adopt them as well. Members deserve to hear from their candidates ‘in the wild’ rather than ‘tamed’.] EVENT:  UKIP [...]

My Statement Regarding the Support4The Family Survey

August 10, 2017 // 101 Comments

Until this week it had been a pleasure to be in this leadership contest for UKIP, which I joined partly because of its commitment to freedom of speech, truth, honesty and its stand against political correctness. On Sunday 6th June, I completed a leaders’ questionnaire for Support4The Family (see [...]
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