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About that EGM …

February 12, 2018 // 53 Comments

In five days we members will cast our votes at the EGM. If you haven’t done so – there is still time to register. Complacency and thinking that other members will do ‘the right thing’ may mean that the vote endorsing the NEC could be lost by default. We’ve heard rumours from across [...]

‘Combined Representation’ – Electoral Reform by Peter Scott

January 30, 2018 // 24 Comments

Nearly four million people voted for UKIP in the 2015 General Election, yet for all that party work and public support, we got only one MP. If the election had been run on the lines of ‘Combined Representation’, outlined below, 83 UKIP MPs would have been returned at Westminster – a powerful [...]

On Leadership Elections and Databases

January 29, 2018 // 36 Comments

The method by which we select leaders has failed several times. A large corporation would not recruit a new leader in this way. A large corporation would have a supervisory board (our lords might fill the role) who would appoint expensive consultants (“head-hunters”) to investigate what the job [...]

UKIP Golden Opportunity

December 8, 2017 // 13 Comments

Editor ~ This is a follow-up article to “Beer Tokens” by Flyer which can be read here on UkipDaily. For those of us who voted to leave the EU, we live in troubling times. We are coming to realise that winning the EU Referendum was but a battle; the war is not over. Tony Blair is openly [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), The arguments for voting reform. Part 4b.

December 4, 2017 // 6 Comments

[Ed: you can read Part 1 in this series here, part 2 here and part 3 here. You can read Part 4a here.] Weak government can never address fundamental issues. FPTP will always result in weak government when more than two well supported parties contest a general election. In the UK 2017 general [...]

SOS – Save Our Services. Part One

November 16, 2017 // 14 Comments

[Ed: this is Part One of the transcript of the speech given by Henry Bolton at the launch of UKIP’s Campaign ‘Save our Services’. Part Two, touching on PESCO and Border security, will be published here tomorrow.] Homeless Veterans Fact:  Charities estimate that there are some [...]

UKIP Newport (South) Branch meeting hosting Henry Bolton

November 14, 2017 // 33 Comments

The UKIP Newport (South Wales) Branch hosted a ‘Meet the Leader’ evening where UKIP members had a chance to hear the views and plans of Mr. Henry Bolton OBE and to ask questions to him about current and future issues. Following a welcome from the Newport Chairman, Stan Edwards, where concern [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), The arguments for voting reform. Part 4a.

November 12, 2017 // 7 Comments

[Ed: you can read Part 1 in this series here, part 2 here and part 3 here] Coalition is a good thing. During the ‘This Week’ TV programme (2nd November 2017), Michael Portillo introduced a novel argument against PR. He asserted that it was responsible for the Israeli government’s rather [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), Evaluation: making it work for us. Part 3.

November 4, 2017 // 18 Comments

[Ed: you can read Part 1 in this series here and Part 2 here.] The Electoral Reform Society, a 134-year-old organisation which hasn’t yet achieved its principle objective, yet is, surprisingly, proud of this, lists 9 voting systems, under the heading ‘Type of voting system’. They do not [...]

John Rees Evans Joins Affinity : Why JRE Left UKIP. Part Two

October 31, 2017 // 27 Comments

[Ed: Part 1 was published here on UKIP Daily] Part 2. Another Leadership Election for UKIP In the aftermath of Paul Nuttall’s resignation, Steve Crowther was announced as the Party’s Interim Leader with Paul Oakden continuing as Chairman. In the following days John Rees Evans sought [...]
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