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The Alternative for the UK ? The Real Alternative.

February 23, 2018 // 15 Comments

If someone had told me only last Summer that Germany’s newest political party, the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) would be the official opposition party in Germany by this Spring, I would have wondered what drugs they were taking. But this seems very likely to become [...]

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 [...]

The Constitution, the EGM and Bolton’s Proposals

February 16, 2018 // 15 Comments

In his Article published in UKIP Daily on 14 February, Steve Crowther responded on behalf of the NEC to Henry Bolton’s constitutional reform proposals. What I would like to know is why is Steve Crowther giving Bolton’s draft document the credence it does not deserve, by engaging in [...]

ON BALANCE ….

February 13, 2018 // 40 Comments

There are party members who think Henry Bolton should stay as leader. The reasons given, at least through UKIP Daily, do not amount to a very convincing case. The case for him staying appears to be a belief in a conspiracy by the NEC and shadowy others to frustrate Henry’s reforms, said to be [...]

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

December 8, 2017 // 2 Comments

FPTP is unfair and unrepresentative. On 5th May 2011, the UK held a national referendum and the people were asked the following question. At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be [...]

Electoral Reform (Stage 1), SAGE, the Party and Co-operation – Part 2.

October 27, 2017 // 21 Comments

Editor ~ This is the second part in a series by David Allen. You can read the first part on UkipDaily here. SAGE is part of a process whereby grassroots members have a say and a vote on party policy. It stands for Spokesmen’s Advisory Group Experts (a bit clunky, I know), and is the process by [...]

Reforming the House of Lords

August 6, 2016 // 6 Comments

Thoughts on reforming  the House of Lords into the People’s House, elected by Proportional Representation (PR), are laid out in this essay. The current, appointed HoL is not much liked or trusted, and serves no purpose except to reward cronies for their previous service. This is not to say that [...]

Reform? What Do They Mean By Reform?

May 16, 2015 // 3 Comments

I don’t know if you keep hearing from politicians that word “Reform”? I keep hearing it and I heard it again Thursday night on Question Time (14 May 2015). Nigel was on top form and fantastic in putting his points across and should be congratulated on his re-election, or rather the NEC should [...]