Today’s letters, as expected, reflect the GE and issues around it. First up is a letter by our reader Septimus Octavius:


‘The real conservatives’:

A curious thing is happening. As the Labour party lurches to the Stalinist left and suicide, so “Theresa May’s Team” has seized the opportunity to become the New Blairites. As we have seen, there is little or no reference to the “Conservative” label in the national campaign. The Team makes no promise of lower taxes and stands by the 0.7% GDP commitment to Foreign Aid. It promises intervention in free markets and more regulation for target businesses. It promotes enhanced rights for employees. It vows to build more council houses. Every day it announces new socialist policies; in effect, it is ‘New, New Labour’.

So UKIP must step into the now vacant shoes of the Conservative & Unionist Party.

Clearly this strategy is not something for the present, and is utterly irrelevant to the 2017 General Election. As I write, my fervent plaudits go to those in the UKIP hierarchy who have, quite correctly, decided against fielding candidates in nearly 300 constituencies; UKIP’s flagship policies on Brexit, grammar schools, etc have simply been purloined by “The Team”, so there is little to be gained by fighting Conservative (and many Labour) seats this time round. However, everything is up for grabs in 2022.

By then, the Liberal Democrats will have become utterly irrelevant and the Labour Party reduced to runt status. As soon as the dust has settled on the 2017 contest, the rebranding exercise should start without delay – along with the formulation of some truly conservative policies to seriously challenge ‘Theresa (the first of) May’!

Respectfully, Septimus Octavius

Next up is a letter from our correspondent Roger Arthur:


Cameron said on 12th June 2016, that “the British public would be voting, if we leave the EU, to leave the EU and to Leave the Single Market.” Now (see here) he urges us to support Theresa May (who promises to remove us from EU jurisdiction) so that she can avoid an “extreme” Brexit.

Perhaps Mr Cameron could explain which if any Brexit, hard, soft or extreme, is likely to leave us in the single market and under EU jurisdiction. Or doesn’t he know?

Respectfully, Roger Arthur

Finally, a letter and an attached proposal by our contributor and reader Malcolm Watson:


Thanks to a Brexit Central Bulletin a couple of days ago, I structured an Election E Poster/flyer (see text below) for local consumption around that article about targeted Constituencies.

The intention is to send out just one E Poster/Flyer every week to all members past and present, Facebook, Twitter or any other medium. Just one a week otherwise people will switch off.

The thought occurred to me that Brexit Central and/or MyUKIP could get some of our best Marketing brains together to come up with a weekly selection of 5 or 6 Posters/Flyers for Branches to use and modify to meet local conditions.

Just a thought which may/may not work.

Respectfully, Malcolm Watson

Text of the proposed flyer:


Will Redcar Labour and LibDem voters stay at home or,

“Over my dead body”

 do what many of their forefathers would have found beyond the pale,

vote Conservative? 

A UKIP vote is a strong vote for Brexit. 

No dead bodies required.

Vote Tactical. Vote UKIP


Redcar  Election 2015:

Labour: 17,946 – Majority: 137%

LibDem: 7,558

UKIP:    7,516

Cons:     6,630

Greens:  880

NE Party: 389

This is now a Conservative target in the North East, and would be gained on a swing of about 31% from Labour in their favour.

A slightly less swing of just 29% would be a Brexit win for UKIP. 

A split UKIP/Labour/Conservative vote could, by default, see Redcar elect a Corbyn Acolyte.

Corbyn, ‘cap in hand’ with a blinkered approach to EU Negotiations allowing Brussels to call the shots, Corbyn supporting a toothless Trident nuclear deterrent which risks British people being intimidated and incinerated in a nuclear holocaust rather than deterring others as well as losing thousands of jobs in the process, allowing others to decide the fate of the Falklands as recently hinted at by Emily Thornberry, etc, etc. As for the LibDems? You couldn’t make it up!

Dead bodies aside, a Vote for UKIP by Conservatives, LibDem’s, UKIP and Labour could help rid ourselves of a pro EU Corbyn. The anti-Corbyn sitting Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, appears to have seen the writing on the wall and has already vacated the seat to give a new Corbyn acolyte candidate the job of defending his precarious majority.


Will Redcar Labour and LibDem voters stay at home or,

“Over my dead body”

 do what many of their forefathers would have found beyond the pale,

vote Conservative??

A UKIP vote is a strong vote for Brexit. 

No dead bodies required. Keep the faith of forefathers.

Vote Tactical. Vote UKIP