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Henry Bolton made a claim at 24:50 on this video that “Gerard has been taking the point with dealing with veterans groups because I asked him to”.

Henry is clearly confused. This is not a truthful account of our interactions with UKIP. The reality is that the initiative to get the veterans group engaged with UKIP came from Cliff Dixon and Gerard Batten. They contacted us in October 2017, and we started discussions. Then, after they read our mission statement on our website, we also realized we would need a political direction and were reaching out to UKIP through other avenues.

Henry Bolton did not initiate that contact and became only involved in talks when we met Gerard for the second time in January 2018.

A disinterested Bolton met us for 10 – 20 minutes before leaving for a weekend on the Yorkshire coast. We discussed our plans with Gerard for several hours and then went for a pint. I repeat: this initiative was not instigated by Bolton, but by Cliff Dixon and Gerard Batten.

The leadership team of veterans against terrorism and Gerard Batten have been in talks for several months with an eye towards forming a political alliance of working people. This working class political movement could find a home in UKIP. The veterans feel the working class people of the UK have been let down and disenfranchised by the current political system. The Labour Party in its obsession with identity politics and PC messaging has let us the working people of the UK down. The hard working people of Britain who are the backbone of this country have been ignored, neglected and rejected by the political elite, the mainstream media and the left who should be our champions. They have demonized and mocked us for years and grown fat of our backs.

We need a new direction and one of us to lead us. We believe Gerard is that man! He is from the East End of London and he still lives in the East End of London, he worked for BT for 25 years until he began his political career being elected as an MEP for London in 2004.

One retired soldier said “We are the working class because we work and we have class! We need people with the same mindset to lead the charge! We will encourage the 16000 veterans in our group to join UKIP en mass in the event that Gerard Batten, the party’s MEP for London, becomes interim leader.”

However, their 16,000-strong group would not be prepared to join UKIP under Mr Bolton’s leadership because they feel that he is en route to destroy the party.

They also have members from diverse ethnic backgrounds who are deeply offended by Mr Boltons Racist ‘femme fatale’. One veteran of the police and army who met Bolton in London during talks with the UKIP leadership and the veterans highlighted the hypocrisy of the UKIP leader when he stated “As a black man Bolton shook my hand and grinned, knowing full well his girlfriends shocking racist opinions, this is hypocrisy of the highest order in my view, I was disgusted a few days later when I saw Bolton act as an apologist for his racist girlfriend on national TV, as a black man I could not join a party led by him!”

Gerard Batten stated in a previous interview:

“I was impressed by the large scale demonstration the Veterans organised a couple of months ago. It expressed genuine patriotism and concern. Just before the UKIP leadership crisis I met with some the movement’s representatives. We all agreed that in order for veterans to achieve anything they have to become politically active, or they will be ignored by the political establishment. They had two choices, form a new party or join an existing one; but I said it is easier and likely to be more effective joining with UKIP.

UKIP has always supported our armed forces, police, prison service, and all in public service. I am very pleased that following our meeting they decided to voice their support for UKIP. UKIP has to transform itself into a mass movement in order to have influence. To do that we have to give a voice to the vast numbers of ordinary patriotic and traditionalist voters who are not represented by the old parties.”

In a recent statement, the group said:

“We took the decision last Saturday to support UKIP and more specifically support Gerard Batten if he becomes interim leader of UKIP. His policies reflect the silent majority in this county. The forgotten people who pay their taxes love their country and are indeed the backbone of the UK. These are the muted and belittled voices of the UK. These are our voices and we believe a revived and reformed UKIP under the leadership of Batten is the best way to have our voices heard. This would obviously mean our support for UKIP is dependent on Henry Bolton either resigning or being forced to stand down as leader at or before the soon-to-be-held EGM of UKIP. We are not all members of UKIP yet, but we realize the damage Henry Bolton’s term as leader has done to the party; from an outside observer’s point of view, it looks like Bolton will destroy the party if he stays in place.

The Veterans are only one part of a far bigger movement. We believe we could mobilize over 1 Million people to save our country from catastrophe and UKIP has a key role to play in all this, if Bolton goes we have a chance of mobilizing the masses behind a new UKIP led by Batten.

If Bolton stays the Veterans will not engage and look elsewhere for their political leadership.



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Richard is the leader of "Veterans Against Terrorism"


  1. Here is yet another statement from Bilton OBE that has been comprehensibly refuted. Does this man ever tell us the truth. A mountebank and a foreflusher, but certainly not someone who would make me want to rejoin UKIP: a non-PC, socially conservative, decent, no nonsense party as was.

  2. I must yet again remind posters that the word limit for comment posts is 400 words.
    In recent days, supporters of Henry Bolton have posted comments of excessive length (from well over 600 to nearly 800 words) which have been binned.
    Supporters of Bolton have accused UKIP Daily of bias and corruption. It would have been a good idea for them to read the advice for contributors and keep to the prescribed limits.
    As far as I’m concerned – if keeping the rules everybody is striving to adhere to is = bias, then so be it.

  3. I think you’ll find this is simply propaganda, as is so much on this site, if it fits with the editiors opinions.

    • David:
      1. Have you been promised a seniour position, if Bolton were to survive the EGM? If so, do you think that such a promise would be fulfilled, or would he discard you as soon as you were no longer convenient? He made a promise to David Kurten and then immediately broke it. Typical Lib Dem behaviour – no honour.

      2. Rather than focusing on rearranging the deck chairs, would it be better to focus on firstly ensuring that Brexit actually happens, and secondly on highlighting the evils of Islam? (Islam itself, not “Islamist extremism” or other such deceitful phrases.)

    • So you are saying the veterans are liars?

      • David Allen has now crossed the line from pro-HB propaganda to libelling the leader of an organisation who was considering bringing his Veterans’ organisation into UKIP. As UKIP now has competition for a Vets’ political organisation, it behoves David Allen to apologise to Richard Inman and to save his vitriol for Kippers who regard slander and libel has par for the course.

    • Look who`s speaking, you and your leader give propaganda a bad name!

  4. In all the best westerns. The cavalry ride to the rescue.
    I would guess among this people`s army there are enough ex horsemen to form a posse capable of putting in new backbone, stabilising and urging this party forward to fulfilling the party`s primary purpose.

    If Bolton goes and they join us in the numbers envisaged UKIP will be transformed – just in time, to become the true Vote LEAVE party representing 17.4 (plus) voters who demand from all the parliamentary parties the COMPLETE Brexit they voted for.

    • And which inadequate do you see leading the charge? One of the group of candidates of the last three leadeship elections or, perhaps the angel Gabriel descending from the clouds?
      If you beliee this garbage there is really no hope.

        • Trolling.
          With respect by a “silly old woman” masquerading as a “silly old fool”, after having attached himself to the tail of a Tiger, which he hasn`t the sense to get off.
          I hope he and his other adherents understand they share responsibility and the opprobrium which attaches to their leader while he continues, apparently, to sustain his relationship with the author of such disgusting comments and has thereby brought and continues to bring the party into disrepute.
          Anyway,Zuma the President of South Africa has at last resigned, isn`t it time hopeless Henry took the hint?

  5. I am brushing down my Beret and very enthused at the thought of so many veterans like me joining UKIP when HB is in the guardroom waiting for a free lift to Colchester or wherever.

  6. Another good reason to support the NEC on Saturday. With John Bickley posting the following on Kipper Central we must get rid of Bolton.

    ‘It’s the intention of the majority of NEC members to immediately vote in Gerard Batten as Interim Leader should Mr Bolton be defeated on Saturday. Gerard is the party’s expert on Brexit & not afraid to stand up to radical Islam.’

    • However, Mr Batten only has 90 days before stepping off into the sunset. Will the veterans all then resign?

      • well they wont ever sign up with lance corporal Bolton in charge! If Bolton goes on saturday, Mr Allen will you have the courage of your convictions and go with him?! Be a man not a mouse..or a troll.

  7. Should not the thousands of members who do not engage online be informed of this possible alliance?

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