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“UKIP - facts about a party of the right.

Of the 13 Ukip MEPs elected in 2009, only eight are still serving with the party and one other has joined from the Conservatives.


Godfrey Bloom resigned from the party after saying female party members who "didn't clean behind the fridge" were "****s".

Two other MEPs, including former deputy leader David Campbell Bannerman, defected to the Tories while Mike Natrass formed his own 'An Independence Party".”

By AnBalores Posted: February 12, 2014

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  • AnBalores  |  February 12 2014, 8:00PM

    A report in the Financial Times today accused Ukip of failing to protect British business interests in Europe, as its MEPs are not attending key votes and committees which influence legislation. More to follow!

  • AnBalores  |  February 13 2014, 12:22PM

    While David Cameron and Nigel Farage were falling over themselves (almost literally) for a good photo op in the south west this week, perhaps they should have told the good people of the Somerset Levels that both their parties voted against on flood prevention in the European Parliament. Farage didn't even bother turning up. Tory and UKIP groups were both in opposition to a 2012 motion on the implementation of EU water legislation designed to tackle the "rise in the frequency and intensity of floods" with "adaptation and mitigation policies". The vote emphasised "the importance of risk prevention, mitigation and response strategies to prevent water-related extreme phenomena". As if the relevance to flood-hit parts of the UK wasn't clear enough it continues: "some countries do not suffer from shortages of water but are having difficulty in managing the excess of water resulting from regular or heavy rainfall, flooding, river erosion and pollution affecting river basins and coastal areas, as well as the effects of these phenomena on the local population" "Calls on the Commission to conduct a relevant analysis of the ways to prevent the effects of flooding, given the noticeable increase in the flood risk in Member States in recent years" This could be particularly awkward for their sitting south west MEPs: UKIP's Earl of Dartmouth didn't vote and Tories Giles Chichester, Julie Girling and Ashley Fox all voted 'no'.

  • IainS  |  February 13 2014, 11:30PM

    UKIP manifesto was '500 pages of junk' says new head of policy UKIP's last manifesto was nearly 500 pages of 'junk', but it plans on becoming the main opposition on at least one West Midlands council, its new head of policy has said. http://tinyurl.com/p5gzn3z

  • Big_Ger  |  February 14 2014, 8:17AM

    UKIP facts. Before the 2013 local elections, UKIP had no councillors in Cornwall. After the 2013 elections they had six. Before the 2013 elections Labour had one county councillor, after it they had six. Before the 2013 county council elections MK had six councillors, after it they had four. Before the 2013 county council elections the Green party had no councillors, after it they had one.

  • AnBalores  |  February 16 2014, 12:54PM

    Another UKIP nutcase Party bosses said yesterday that 54-year-old John Houston - who was selected in December to contest the East Kilbride seat in Lanarkshire - was suspended after his proposals were sent to newspapers. Houston, according to the Express, believes the mentally ill should be executed, civil servants should have free visits to brothels and people with disabilities and unskilled workers should be sent to work camps. In his Nazi-style rant, Houston also advoctated a New World Order led by "English speaking nations". But the list goes on: The creation of special communities only for people who speak the same language and for those with facial disfigurements. Labour-intensive initiatives to provide work for the unskilled and people with learning difficulties. The killing of the criminally insane with their organs to be "made available to law-abiding members of the community". Free availability of cannabis, similar to tobacco and alcohol. Other drugs could be obtained from specialist outlets. Legalisation of brothels, saunas and other sexual services to both men and woman.Those who do work for the community, such as civil servants, would be entitled to a number of free visits every year.

 
 

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