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The Bolton Saga: Winners and Losers

February 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

As the dust settles on the Bolton saga, as it might be known to future generations, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the winners and losers that have inevitably emerged. Just a personal point of view; others are available! I’m going to start with the losers first, as I always [...]

News review – Monday 19 February 2018

February 19, 2018 // 11 Comments

Brexit Express Leading intellectuals are fighting back against the false caricature that Brexit backers are stupid, it emerged yesterday. Some 40 economists, lawyers, philosophers, historians, scientists, policy experts and financiers are signed up as contributors to the Briefings for Brexit [...]

The leaders speak

February 18, 2018 // 89 Comments

Gerard Batten was interviewed on Sky News this morning.  You can listen to the interview Henry Bolton was a guest on the Nigel Farage show on LBC on Sunday morning, although Jacob Rees-Mogg sat in for Nigel. And once again, Bolton blamed the NEC for the fiasco of his leadership. Rees-Mogg asked [...]

After the EGM

February 18, 2018 // 189 Comments

After the momentous decision by nearly two thirds of the activist members present at the EGM on February 17th in Birmingham to support the NEC’s motion of no confidence, here are some reflections which didn’t find their way into yesterday’s Live Blog. In the run-up to the EGM there were [...]

Sunday papers – 18 February 2018

February 18, 2018 // 20 Comments

Brexit The Express reports on the petition to scrap the transition period. SUPPORT for a petition demanding Britain leaves the EU without a transition has rocketed past 30,000 signatures in frustration of Brussels ordering the UK abides by its laws without having a say. Under proposals from [...]

Don’t fall for Bolton’s attempted diversion tactics: BIN‘im!

February 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

Mr Bolton’s recent long email was a not very subtle attempt to try to overwhelm people with information and distract from the real issue. His proposed Constitution revision is another tactic to try to further muddy the EGM waters and should be being dismissed in one word: unacceptable. The [...]

Saturday media – 17 February 2018

February 17, 2018 // 9 Comments

Brexit The Sun claims the battle for Brexit is about to start anew. REMAINERS are joining forces to launch a fresh bid to stop Brexit within weeks – with a summer of campaigns, a rock festival and an app. Anti-Brexit activists are refusing to give in on their fight to try and reverse our [...]

Nigel Farage, Henry Bolton and the proposed UKIP Constitution

February 16, 2018 // 19 Comments

Today’s [Feb 16th 2018] Daily Telegraph carried an article by Nigel Farage MEP about tomorrow’s EGM in Birmingham and the new Constitution for UKIP proposed by Henry Bolton. Nigel has come out in support of Mr Bolton and gives his reasons why.   It has been said many times, but I will say [...]

MEPless and what to do about the NEC? – Part II

February 16, 2018 // 9 Comments

Ed~This is the second part of a two-part article. The first part was published on Wednesday and can be found here on UKIPDaily. I propose that any party officer working on areas covered by NEC functions report to the NEC member concerned, not the party chairmen or the leader. In this way, the NEC [...]

David Kurten on The EGM and UKIP

February 16, 2018 // 35 Comments

On 21st  January, the NEC voted unanimously to declare no confidence in Henry Bolton as leader.  Like many members, I had previously written to all the members of the NEC asking them to do this, and I hoped he would step down with dignity so that we could move on as a party. I stepped down as [...]
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