Yes, this does refer to Paul Foyster’s list (see “Letters to the Editor”) which he apparently intends to forward to our postulant hustings audience, to fire at whoever of the eleven leadership candidates turn up in their area.
I read through his script and I started making mental comments. I got to the end and had so many mental notes that I thought I had better write down a few points – so back through it again I went.
I had intended to make a point or two in our comment section provided at the end of Paul`s article. Unfortunately I had a surprise: I had covered nearly four sides of note paper. And I realised I would probably exceed the maximum length and perhaps face excision …!
To put it politely, I have a few doubts. In fact I ended up asking myself if I was crazy.
I think UKIP has really lost the plot …
Do we realise we are in the “Last Chance Saloon”? This leadership election is indeed the last chance to get it right. It is time to put up or shut up, it is time for those who cannot stand the heat to get out of the kitchen, It’s time for the NEC to “man up” (sorry, “Zed up”!)
Do we realise that if we wish to be considered a political entity, we have to exhibit red blood and fight with tooth and claw.?
Do we realise that the “real politicians” play dirty, they play for keeps, there are some of them I have heard described as gangsters?
Do we remember on the Brexit campaign Cameron and his gang of pseudo thugs threw everything at it including the kitchen sink?
Do we realise “we” have allowed the Cons and their confederates to snatch the affiliation of 17.4 million willing voters, who were united in Brexit LEAVE? Most of them “lent” UKIP their votes, many had never voted before.
What did we do to stop the Tories – nix! We at best gazed at our navels and at worst not only never even thanked them en masse, but engaged in internecine warfare. We have a lot of ground to make up. Now’s the time to shake the tree – rotten apples have to go!
Now to the questions:
On Brexit delay beyond two years – is the writer implying we should swap the instant divorce settlement (multimillions) for the two year period and, I assume, continuation of normal fees as though we have not left?
I believe the UKIP position should be zero Divorce Settlement and zero period of delay, I’m pretty sure that is Nigel’s position and, I would think, our still on-board economic spokesman Gerard Batten’s (why isn’t he in the leader race? He far outshone Paul Nuttall in the last debacle – he has presence, integrity and ideas!).
I’m on board for proper border controls, but would also add dedicated gates at airports etc. to speed the passage of British citizens and Commonwealth entrants.
Of course questions on Sharia Law and FGM and Halal meat, but also some questions must be raised regarding the preponderance of Pakistani muslim men convicted of abuse of under-age white girls, and indeed the whole cultural aspect of islamic attitude not only to white British youngsters, but also to those who are treated as second class citizens in their own community, apparently at the behest of the teachings of their religion.
It should also be mentioned that the native British population are losing out where immigrants are housed ahead of indigenous ones who have been on a Local Authority list for years.
Nationalisation. Ugh. An opportunity for Unions to recreate the anarchy of yesteryear and facilitate further red Corbynite insurgency towards a Republican Totalitarian state. Answers to this question must deprecate this return to the chaos of the three day week.
Encouraging shale gas: why not go the whole hog and encourage gas fired power stations – it`s cheap and there’s plenty of it! Forget double-cost Hinckley Point. And what are we going to do for increased electric supply for all the new electric cars? What about renewables needing back ups, battery storage/new technology? Candidates must be prepared to expose the whole GW Hoax.
Increased funding for Local Authorities: yes, but what are they to spend it on? Local authorities are notorious for poor spending decisions, particularly those who find at the end of a financial period that they have a surplus and know they will lose it if they don’t spend it – virtually throwing it away on frivolity! They must also be discouraged from borrowing from the market, as their indebtedness affects the national borrowing requirement. That was why Maggie turned their tap off and even Gordon Brown was pretty heavy on them. If there is to be increased spending I hope UKIP would make their first objective the “catching up” required of financing neglected, overstrained services which have never been adequately financed since the original Labour policy of immigrant swamping.
I would add there are other questions which are, in my opinion, necessary and should require answers from the candidates – perhaps from the “silent” ones at Head Office as well:
Commonwealth – I won’t repeat all I said in my article “The Commonwealth: a burning issue”, but I believe a future positive relationship with that body is highly necessary.
Education – Our children are taught they are “children of the EU”. They and the whole of our establishment, the MSM and the body politic are imbued with EU “THINK” which is 40 odd years of pernicious indoctrination, almost a form of brainwashing, deadly to the spirit of this nation, any nation – it’s the true enemy within. It is of paramount importance that work on this excision begins immediately!
In conclusion, our future leader, first off, must be inspirational, he/she must be capable of thinking on their feet and often “off the wall”. They must be prepared to drain the swamp and make not only Great Britain GREAT again but also UKIP.
If we don’t get this right this time, I’m afraid the next thing will be a winding up order …!