April 30th, 2014

+ + + Nigel Not Standing in Newark + + +

“I have no doubt that UKIP will throw the kitchen sink at this Newark by-election, but it won’t be me doing it and we won’t get that huge distraction.

It was only 12 hours ago that Patrick Mercer stood down so I haven’t had long to think about it, but I have thought about it and we’re just over three weeks away from a European election at which I think UKIP can cause an earthquake in British politics, from which we can go on and not just win one parliamentary seat but win quite a lot of parliamentary seats.

And for that reason I don’t want to do anything that deflects from the European election campaign so I’m not going to stand in this by-election.

I want to focus the next three weeks on winning the European elections and also I don’t have any links with the east Midlands; I would just look like an opportunist and I don’t think that would work.”

The Lobby are calling him a bottler but it is the sensible decision…


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    give £3/month for ummm...Cheers easy... says:

    A fine reception for Mr nigel Farage in Bath last night.

    Vote UKIP.

    [End message]

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    A pity says:

    That would’ve made for a popcorntastic few weeks. Maybe Anna Soubry can be forced to resign.

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    Scaredy cat says:


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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Not-Standing in Newark, sounds like a rotten borough to me.

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    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

    On the bottle but hasn’t got any bottle.

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    M­a­qboul says:

    Good move. It would only enforce the reception of UKIP as a one man band. They need a good local candidate for local people. They don’t want no trouble ‘ere.

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    Anonymous says:


    MR Nigel Farage

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    David Cameron says:


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    Dave says:

    Good morning Campers!

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    M­a­qboul says:

    perception even

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    Danny Boyle's Olympics ceremony forgot to include this says:

    Another care home scandal, more footage of evil nurses slapping and verbally abusing elderly patients. It’s long overdue we dropped the bullshit myth that nurses are angels. They’re not. Most of them are callous bitches.

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    Lone Ranger says:

    Good point.

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    FrankFisher says:

    Nigel’s not our only star y’know.

    If it had been me, I’d have stood – Nigel is the best guy to keep up pressure and momentum. BUT, an even better way will be to go in there with another candidate – someone unknown outside UKIP – and win anyway, and that’s what we are aiming to do.

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    He has made the right decision, the euro elections are his most immediate concern, theliblabcon , the BBC ,Guardian , trade unions would be able to turn their whole firepower on him ,his wife would be insulted, the UAF government thugs would be out in force, meetings disrupted ,they would not hold back ,remember the EU have unlimited funds, one Byelection would not dent them.
    A good local candidate would serve as well, without attracting anything like the same spite and venom.

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    Anonymous says:

    Good call.Right political decision.

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    Frit! says:


    He’s on the run and can’t go one day without a UKIP humiliation.

    The Greens have more MPs than UKIP

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    ♪♪ Oh, Danny Boyle my pipes. my pipes are calling ♪♪.

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    Will says:

    Correct decision find a local candidate, not a parachuted in candidate so you can claim you are not a 1 man band. Also get him vetted to ensure he is not likely to put his foot in it. Try to find how eu effects local community with its legislation. Get them pounding the pavement. Finally cross fingers

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    Al*x Wickham says:

    Farage….. decision not to stand in Newark is a big mistake and shows lack of courage.

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    nell says:

    “A full list of people NOT standing in Newark will not be available on the BBC website” LOL

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    Gawd Help Us says:

    Right decision. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey.

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    M­a­qboul says:

    Vetted and neutered lest he behaves like a Libdem.

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    Anonymous says:

    Spot on Nigel, Ignore the Media and consentrate on the EU elections. The LIBLABCONs were all looking foreward to smearing your campaign

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    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    And MPs make prizes, wouldn’t want a Green one though, the antibiotics just don’t seem to work anymore.

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    Will says:

    Meanwhile diversity at the bbc kirt barling london news reporter was let go so so much for its diversity agenda. Mind you they still have riz latiff ( labour lapdog) and Alice bhandukravi

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    jgm2 says:

    Best of luck Frank.

    Give ‘em hell.

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    BBC repeats says:

    It wasn’t funny last time you posted it, twat.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nothing repeat nothing is more important than the Euro elections and dealing with that bottomless financial cess pit.

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    Peter Martin says:

    They have already obliterated all other ‘news’ and rushed out an email to ‘report’ what is not going to happen, so sounds about par for the course of their headless chicken running order thus far.

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    jgm2 says:

    Whatever, minger.

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    Another by-election says:

    Is there an obese or sickly Labour MP with a small majority who could croak at any moment? Very harsh, I know, but I don’t feel bad making that sort of joke when just a few weeks ago Kinnock and Labour joked about Eric Pickles dying so that he could cause a by-election. They love to dish it out but don’t like any back. So, maybe some fat, troughing Labour cock or c-unt will kick the bucket soon and enable Nigel to stand.

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    UKIP the final solution says:

    Farage and Clarke on the BBC toady show this AM.

    Clarke given the VIP easy treatment allowed double the time Farage got with the beeboid interrupting only to exclaim “exactly” and “too right” and “yes of course” and “very true”.

    Wow that was one tough interview for Clarke wasnt it?

    Farage got a wholly different treatment, interrupted every few seconds with ridiculous accusations of cowardice for not running and ending with Robinknob who ignored Clarke and his elitist arrogance entirely. Clarke claiming that only the political class have the intelligence to represent the electorate and that ordinary people are too stupid to be allowed into government.

    Just another day of BBC bias.

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    Ctesibius says:

    Wow! To me this looks like a huge miscalculation and with hindsight it might be the high point for the ‘kippers?

    It may not make me popular with every Guido poster but I think Nigel has declined to stand a couple of times too often. Could he have won Eastleigh for UKIP? Possibly, but he didn’t stand. He starts to look like someone who talks a good talk but shies away from risking a decision. If you are fighting for a principle, there is nothing wrong with standing on an honourable platform and not winning a mandate a couple of times.

    At the moment UKIP is seen to have a positive momentum behind it. If that perception turns, and the perception of momentum goes into reverse, it will be very hard for UKIP to do anything about that.

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    Crap with money says:

    There must be a Co-op candidate instead.

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    Anonymous says:

    Farage, a saggy faced flat track bully. A false prophet and a Roderick Spode with balls the size of petit pois.

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    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    Way to go Nigel.

    The man with sense and plenty of Harris.

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    Well done Nigel ! says:

    Keep the fuckers guessing, – you’re causing them more mayhem just as you are.

    Same for Boris.

    Play with them, – lead them on – first in one direction then back again and then off somewhere else.

    May the Force be with you.

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    Rob Roy says:

    I agree totally.

    You find your enemy’s weak point and point the masses towards it.

    It works every time.

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    So clearly correct.

    Reading the news, one has to suspect an establishment trap by the now Well-Frightened Proprietors of Fleet Street.

    Fuck ‘em!

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    Nonbeliever says:

    Which is just how the EU works. We have to use the winning tactics and I applaud the decision not to stand (read – fall in the politico’s man-trap)

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I am getting on with the jobby

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    Anonymous says:

    Yes, using the words ‘final solution’ and UKIP pretty much days it all. Farage has no cojones and his shallow popularism is so easily pricked it’s hardly surprising he gets a rough ride.

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    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    Paid minger, or straw man. The worst kind, as it has no mind of its own.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bull….it would be nothing more than a trap to distract from the euro elections, keep your powder dry for easier seats in 2015. Parties dying to get him to run in Newark so they can slam him as opportunistic carpetbagger.

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    Right_Moment says:

    Who’d wanna trade the Westminster gravy trail for the Brussels one anyway?

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    The only bottle Farage has comes with alcohol in it. He is frightened of being seen has opportunistic, but that is what he is all the time.

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    Joss Taskin says:

    Get out of the bed the wrong side this morning ?

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    Fact says:

    Bollux. A sensible, logical decision.

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    Sheikh Basha Banka says:

    Wasn’t our glorious Chancellor trying to sell a National asset to the Coop on the cheap on the basis it would be “good for Britain” this being the same reasoning on which he based his decision to sell off Northern Rock (Good Bits) to someone.

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    The Buggered Broadcasting Corpse says:

    We only transmit what and how we are told to by the Supreme Commander in Brussels, – Long may He Reign

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    Nonbeliever says:


    And you know it – on all levels it would be wrong to stand – examine the scenarios…

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    Anne_Robinson says:

    Softly, Softly – Even.

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    I remember you posted something sensible here – once.

    Any slim chance of a repeat?

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    a:”UKIP are racist”
    b: “Are you saying that 30% of the population are racist ?”
    a:”No I’m not”
    b: “But you said that UKIP voters are racist”
    a:” no I didn’t”

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    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony enjoying the utter panic says:

    If you need confirmation that Farage has made the right decision watch/listen/read the MSM. ‘Frit, bottled, chicken, missed opportunity’. Not one, just one, has said ‘he’s got it right’.

    Loving it.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    Ken Clarke says:

    Just wait until the next By Election in a marginal seat.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    That was when he realy didn’t need a doctor.

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    Death to Anon trolls says:

    You work for the BBC then?

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    Ockham's Razor says:


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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m surprised at your concern.Ken’s low grade waffle is worth shedloads of votes per sentence.Give him more airtime say 1.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nigel is a sickly shade of yellow. Leathery custard piped into a pinstripe suit.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Of course and people believe in what your saying, isn’t it time for school

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    Bus Pass Alvis says:

    UKIP local man or woman to win
    Labour second
    Me third
    Tories fourth
    Greens fifth
    Libcnuts nowhere

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    Anonymous says:

    Yeah they are going full throttle, slammed if he did for carpetbagging, slammed if he did’nt for bottling, nothing but an orchestrated trap they planned for UKIP.

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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    BBC repeats says:

    No, did you.

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    marcusjuniusbrutus says:

    Go Go UKIP.

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    Nigel Garage says:

    I’ve lost my fags – it had my manifesto written on it.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Oh! dear, we are full of the spammers on this blog today, running scared that our Nige is going to damage your troughing rights, be patient he’ll get around to that.

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    disenfranchised says:

    But what is yet to come in the days and months ahead?.
    They have tried racist and EUracist to no avail, with sexist, ageist, heterosexualist etc etc yet to be used in any attempt to undermine his character.

    Fortunately his being a patriotic humanist counters all these spurious accusations and allegations

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    Anonymous says:

    Eamonn Holmes going full on BBC style attack on Sky at Nigel…..he just asked him “not enough british people in the constituency for you to run”

    What an idiot.

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    Nurse says:

    Yes Gorond – and now we’ve got clean you up again – and just look at all the shit under your nails! Aren’t you ASHAMED??

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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Well done Nigel. Concentrate on blowing Camercnut and Co. out of the water 0n 22nd.May.
    One step at a time will evict the ConLibLabbers

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    Joseph (with techicolour dreamcoat) says:

    I had a weird dream last night. In next year’s GE, UKIP won more seats than any other party but Labour + Conservatives + the 2 remaining LibDem’s formed a coalition so they could continue to govern for the cartel.

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    Tel E. Caster says:

    They weren’t nurses, they were care assistants.

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    When I was younger, a Roche was something you put into your rollup to stop the backy and dope mix from falling out from the non-twisted end.

    Barbara Roche sounds as if she has smoked her tiny brain away.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Much better to chose a good local candidate to fight the parachuted in Stepford Cameroon clone.

    We’re only a year away from a general election, so Nige can pick a seat to fight then, as UKIP will be contesting all 650 seats.

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    Bodger from Bucks says:

    Not a nice remark considering that Nigel, in his early 20s, was diagnosed with testicular cancer but made a full recovery.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    I’m looking forward to Prime Ministers Miliband, Clegg and Salmond. Up Socialism!

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    Anonymous says:

    I see the parties all have their paid blogspammers out today to throw firebombs……..bottler, useless, one man party, no momentum……..scared to death they mean.

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    Ken Clarke says:

    According to the Telegraph if you vote to come out of the Union Rob then the Financial Services industry will desert you in droves and you will experience a double digit decline in your living standards.

    Best to vote to stay in the Union and take up nice Mr Cameron’s offer to give you more limited rights to set your own taxes.

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    Cocky Dave says:

    I’ve still got my 2010 Tory manifesto. It doesn’t mention same sex marriage at all.

    Aren’t I a fraudulent bastard? Ha Ha Ha

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    @hateliebour says:

    Fkin Sky saying Farage bottled it, wrong you lot backed the wrong gang of thieves and your scared sh1tlees, that you got it wrong, it’s your shares that your worried about, because your afraid peole will drop their Sky accounts because your wrong.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    General election is only a year away. Nige can pick a marginal then :-)

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    C O (Ξ7r1) says:

    Exactly the response folk should anticipate if they have been paying attention to both sides.

    Nigel runs UKIP in Europe, and the UK branch, and also chairs the European Freedom and Democracy Group – on of the major European Parliament groups of which UKIP is a member. That is in addition to he being a very active MEP.

    He has stated repeatedly the issue of time and focus as being the reason why he himself has not stood in places such as Eastleigh, and in any case he has firmer connections in the South East of the UK who he is indeed represents as an MEP.

    For the commentariat to attempt to label him a ‘bottler’ for not standing goes against all common sense, and shows a level of desperation to smear that only undermines their credibility.

    When they start to positively report on LibLabCon, what will the public make of that ? In attacking UKIP in this way they are really doing most damage to the LibLabCon parties ability to present their cases to the public.

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    The abused tax payer says:

    British jobs for German wives

    Doesn’t want to come out of Europe coz he’s hook on the gravey train that it is for politicians

    He’s the same as the rest , a hypocrite
    Who’s there to line his pockets . I would rather a candidate stand for the tax payers alliance than than a self serving fuck stick like farage .
    He’s using our money & not submitting expenses like the rest of the shites .

    If you are dumb enough to support farage’s band wagon , you support the corrupt money laudering dictatorship of the EU

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    Tel E. Caster says:


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    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony enjoying the utter panic says:

    Holmes is an irrelevant fat fool.

    At the beginning of the interview he asked Farage if he’d bottled it. Nigel acknowledged the start of the interview by muttering ‘yes’. Ooops! Funny but obviously not related to the question.

    Mr Pastry ends the interview by making out that Farage had agreed that he had bottled it.

    Holmes is not a serious journalist. For all their faults, which are many, you wouldn’t catch Nick Robinson, Tom Bradby etc on Mr & Mrs.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    Norman Normal says:

    Eamon made himself look very immature there, despite the weight loss he is still the bloat in Sky Sunrise, awful tired, hungover style presenting makes it almost unwatchable.

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    Curious says:

    Who is this Clegg people keep referring to? Is he “the stupid boy” that Captain Mainwaring had?

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    Did you see Stephen Glover in the Mail today?


    Bit late in the day, I would say. Why wasn’t he writing this a week or two ago? Maybe he was and it got sat on? Who knows?

    The dead wood press have got some serious thinking to do. Nobody trusts them any more. They have walked into the very same hole that the MPs walked into with their expenses and we-know-better approach. Who would have guessed it?

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    Norman Normal says:

    True, good strategic decision making, impressive.

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    Daedalus says:

    UKIP need to put up a local candidate. Farage made the right call. He would look like an opportunist if he had gone for it.

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    Ah! always missing an 's' says:

    PetitS pois, s’il vous plaît

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    nell says:

    WOW a would be MP who doesn’t want to be an opportunist! Now there’s a rarity.

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    Nigel says:

    Wrong again fool.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    He has been touting himself to stand and then said no this morning. So why pretend he might stand apart from publicity? Chancer

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    The Growler says:

    ” I don’t have any links with the east Midlands; I would just look like an opportunist” that would not stop Liebore or the Cons from parachuting someone in, the prospective candidate not knowing anything about the area or even caring, well done Nige, still I was looking forward to you giving the two big parties a good proverbial kicking

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    Why are Barbara Roche’s views being sought ?

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    nouvelle vague says:

    We’re only making plans for Nigel
    We only want what’s best for him
    We’re only making plans for Nigel
    Nigel just needs this helping hand

    And if young Nigel says he’s happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy in his work

    We’re only making plans for Nigel
    He has his future in British Steel
    We’re only making plans for Nigel
    Nigel’s whole future is as good as sealed

    And if young Nigel says he’s happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy in his work

    Nigel is not outspoken
    But he likes to speak
    And loves to be spoken to
    Nigel is happy in his work
    Oh, Nigel is happy in his work
    Oh, Nigel is happy in his work

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    Nigel Farage says says:


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    Fundamentally says:


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    Norman Normal says:

    Nurses in the main don’t have a caring attitude and apart from being a nightmare in hospitals and care homes can also be hell as neighbours.
    A friend told me the contents of his medical records were spread around the neighbourhood after a dispute about noisy teenagers. It’s all too easy for NHS snoopers now records are digital.

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    M­a­qboul says:

    He said he would consider it. And what’s wrong with publicity?

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    nell says:

    sky news are becoming something of a disappointment these days sounding more and more like a sad echo of the useless beeb. Why don’t they get a grip for goodness sake!

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    Apthorpe says:

    A difficult decision but the right one. UKIP can do more damage to the three main parties in the Euro elections and that is where it needs to be done. Dramatic by-election wins seldom have any long term impact and the main parties can shrug them off. A big showing in the Euro elections will mean that the ConLab will have to make policy changes for their manifestos that they don’t want to. Understand the the battle that needs to be won is the winning of the Conservative Party from the control of Dave the Heathite that will take some time. But a strong UKIP result will be the opening shot.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Nige your brilliant, you’ve stirred all sorts of people from all parties into action, you have woken the public up from it’s political stupor and most are now running around like lost souls, wondering what day of the week it is, you’ve stirred the media who still are in love with the LibLabCons and they just don’t know what to do about you, keep it going, it’s worth just getting some popcorn in and watching the news with all these confused people running about and making stories up about you, yes I will be voting UKIP and I still think you would make an honest Prime Minister, LibLabCons can go a fck themselves.

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    Don't blow it now says:

    Good decision by Farage.
    His time to stand in an election for Parliamnet is in a General Election, not a bye election.

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    M­a­qboul says:

    You don’t understand the difference between allowances and expenses. Really, have you ever had a job “tax payer”?

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    nell says:

    He’s played a good game and made the right decision. Hopefully he’ll find the right seat to stand in for the 2015 election and end up in Parliament where he will be a breath of fresh air.

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    Ah! when... says:

    …a roche was near a hard place.

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    Socialism is theft says:

    And the establishment media would have called UKIP a one man party had he stood.

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    nell says:


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    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony enjoying the utter panic says:

    To be fair, Farage’s task when it comes to making decisions at the moment isn’t difficult. The MSM are so biased and predictable it’s just a case of working out what they would prefer to happen and doing the opposite.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    C O (Ξ7r1) says:

    The papers don’t like to back losers.

    Would expect this from the Mail : They need to protect their circulation and most of their readership are likely sympathetic towards UKIP.

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    Ah! when... says:

    But as an MP would he not have had a stronger claim to join in a leaders’ debate?

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    The left are thick scum says:

    Can’t think of anything I’ve heard or seen that suggests Nigel Farage is “a bully”. Can you elaborate please Mr. Anonymous?

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    nell says:

    clegg will be Britain’s next EU commissioner where hopefully he will work the same destructive magic he has practised on the nearly extinct libdems on the eu itself.

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    Billy Big says:

    Tyhe most important part of his comments were that he had ‘no links’ with the East Midlands which shows him to be a man of integrity and honesty. Well played that man Nigel!

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    disenfranchised says:

    Hadn’t but have read it now.
    Good points about attempting to label anybody and having it backfire in your face
    Surprised to see Jacqui Smith finally using the one brain cell she has, having hidden it so successfully for so many years. :)

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    nell says:

    To be fair I’d tune into the tv to listen to farage anytime – he is an engaging spe a ker – but I shan’t be tuning in to boring leader debates – so farage doesn’t need to join them.

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    Ah! why wait says:

    Build your own future.


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    Talk of running scared says:

    The one who is really on the run is Cameron.

    Having to promise to keep his promise to hold an EU referendum, as he has done now, really is desperate stuff. Most won’t believe the latest promise either.

    And believing that disaffected conservatives will return to vote for his party in 2015, having registered a mere “protest” vote in the euro elections, is plain daft.

    Not after the smears like fruitcakes, swivel-eyed loons and racists. As with much of what he does, that was ill-thought through. Voters don’t just laugh off those sorts of insults.

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    David Cameron says:

    less expenses in it than being an MEP i guess

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    Socialism is theft says:

    UKIP should field a black, woman candidate with a wooden leg.

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    Raving Loon says:

    Farage is taking on the entire establishment and holding a mini-revolution, he is not a coward.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Slowly slowly etc, don’t do anything to the media’s timing but only to your own, they’ve tried to topple Farage and UKIP and lost, I really think the media have got so blase about the political scene and the Westminster bubble, that they just assumed that the public will just carry on voting for the LibLabCons and they just never saw the undercurrent of public hate for the the politicians and never saw UKIP coming up to be a real working political party, UKIP has created blind panic in the media and the Liblabcons and hopefully the rest of the public will side with it and turn Britain around

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    Socialism is theft says:

    Cameron has already bottled a TV debate

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    The Growler says:

    That is true, but often they are referred to as nurses because they do what nurses used to do, ie look after patients clean them, change pads, administer meds (not injections or eye drops) dress them, in home care make sure the client is safe and call ambulance, nurse, doctor etc if needed (have you ever wondered why you see more ambulances at certain times) and cook meals if required. I should say the conscienious carers.

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    Blair, Straw, Harman, ....... says:

    What on earth do you mean?

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    Nigel Garage says:

    MP for Newark? No way

    More like MP for Wanker

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    Anonymous says:

    spankee monkey. You’re never getting an MP.

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    Heard the reports from the usual suspects on radio and TV this Morning
    re: Newark. Descent into snide remarks and nit picking as we have come to expect from the likes of Robinson, who always seems to be far to much of a smart arse for his own good in any case, Humphreys, Smith, etc. Listening to that appalling old fool Clarke on Radio4, was almost as surreal treat.

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    Clarifier says:

    He is an opportunist. This isn’t an opportunity.

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    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    Is the word ‘racist’ loosing some of its voodoo?

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    54, When you do I will follow suit.

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    To be fair to Humpreys, he did try to draw Clarke on the growing general public disgust of the political class.

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    BBC repeats says:

    Gawd help us.

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    MArk Oaten Lib Dem Spokesman says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    Gosh! have you been looking?

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    Bob Fleming says:


  146. 146
    Steve Miliband says:

    That press release is longer than his manifesto

  147. 147
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    He is the debate, already it’s his terms, his ideas and his polices.

  148. 148
    The Growler says:

    Norm, I refer you to 133 above, with nurses they now have to have nursing degrees done on the basis of working for 3 months at a time at a hospital the academic side at a university. The consciencious nurses are really excellent.

  149. 149
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Why wasn’t Millar forced to resign? At least Mercer had some shred of decency left and did resign.

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    Handycock whipping it out says:

    He is after my seat in Portsmouth South, the Bastard. On another subject, thanks Grand Master, I assume the evidence against my son will not be lost, just like the evidence of my interviews with the police was over ‘Annie.’. The Brotherhood is a great Institution. Boaz.

  151. 151
    Bob Fleming says:

    And a decision made rapidly – Farage led the way before the never ending media speculation started in earnest

  152. 152
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    Jahbulon Handy.

  153. 153
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    He has actually given power back to the people already.

  154. 154
    Silly old farts says:

    I’ve turned off from all MSM news these days. They are all a tedious smug clique, and quite simply, they can all go fuck themselves sideways. Be careful Guido, you are tending that was too…

  155. 155
    The Growler says:

    “A local man for local people!”, how’s that for a good slogan

  156. 156
    Nick Clogg says:

    British jobs for Spanish wives!

  157. 157
    Apthorpe says:

    Correct. Cameron is a Heathite his claim to be the heir to blair is not an empty boast. He does not value the kind of Conservative values that where at the centre of the Party from 1975 – 90. Indeed he wants to mire the country deeper into the EU and the lock down real opportunity for all. Judge Cameron by what he does (or rather does not) than what he says. Vote UKIP in May and start the fight back for a real Conservative Party

  158. 158
    Better off out says:

    Play the man not the ball when yu have no real answer eh.

  159. 159
    Jim says:

    Oh! You made me laugh there when I scrolled down.
    He is so Good.
    The Media just Hate him and his lack of PC.

  160. 160
    Better off out says:

    ‘Easily pricked’. Well if it’s so easy, why hasn’t it happened?

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    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    Just image a ‘European Parliament’ choc ful o’ Nigel Farage think-alikes and speak-alikes.
    Melt down. Yipee.

  162. 162
    Jack Ketch says:

    I had a customer in Mauritius-very nice Chinese bloke who ran the Island’s private ambulance services. His serious money came from care homes in the UK which he staffed with native Mauritians, Malaysian Chinese and odd-sods from places as exotic as Fiji and Trinidad. His brother ran a distance learning business that provided qualifications. The deal was that he would provide a candidate with qualifications and a job on a six-month contract after which he terminated the employment and the employee may or may not leave the UK–it was not his problem. Being a nice bloke he had serious concerns that many of the workers were not dedicated to the job and just using the system to get into the UK and thus were not the best people to care for helpless people.
    He is though, extremely rich.

  163. 163
    Huxley says:


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    VOTE UKIP says:

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    albacore says:

    Well, if they fielded the wooden leg alone
    It’s unlikely that anybody would moan
    The difference you’d see would hardly be drastic
    Next to a LibLabCon E U-bought spastic

  166. 166
    Anonymous says:

    2nd best known Ukip member is Godfrey Buffoon.

  167. 167
    Huxley says:

    maybe – but at leasy he pays full price for his beer – not like the sodden w*ankers of westminster

  168. 168

    The object for most of us is to finish off the tories, not reform them ,they spout the same PC crap that labour and the lib dems, they are infatuated with Europe, and can no longer be relied upon to ensure the armed forces are properly funded , and no longer act in British interests.
    In short they they deserve to have their mangy treacherous arses kicked permanently from government along with their labour clones !

  169. 169
    JH343456353245234 says:

    Yup. It will be a badge of honour soon enough, you won’t really be a free minded person unless you’ve been accused of it at least once.

    Pity the left; trite accusations of ‘_____ism’ is the last rusty tool in their bag. What a state to be in.

  170. 170
    Arthur Scargill has left the Building says:

    It would appear that whatever Nigel Farage decided to do over the Newark election he would be ripped to bits by the “Establishment arse spiders”..
    Just call me “Dave” will be laughing (albeit with a huge sigh of relief)..And probably jumping on the “he’s bottled it Bandwagon”…..

    But Credit to Mr Farage…he has said it’s not the right thing to do given the current workload …and would distract from his main purpose….He’s doing that thing again……whats it called…oooh telling the truth..It’s a wise man who can walk away from something so tempting..but so damaging if it went “tits up”…

    You have still got my Vote ….

  171. 171
    UKIP Voter says:

    And he couldn’t even do that. Time for him to be put out to grass.

  172. 172
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Get back to Dave’s cock.

  173. 173
    UKIP Voter says:

    And mine and 30% of Hertfordshire it seems

  174. 174
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Get back to Dave’s cock.

  175. 175
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Don’t you have a paper to write?

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    Bob Fleming says:

    There’s been a sea change in UK English politics – the English have finally seen a way to stop, or at least slow down, the things they hate going on around them these last few years – vote for UKIP. They’re not about to change their minds on this and more and more people are starting to catch on. This is seen by many as the last chance saloon for England. If this fails you might as well leave the country because it won’t be a nice place to live in 20 years from now. UKIP will peak when the English have a 100% sovereignty over their country again. No other Party is promising anything anywhere near this – although the Tories may be forced to do a deal with UKIP before they’re seriously undermined by erosion of their support

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    The Growler says:

    Ah Jack, do you remember a possible acquaince to yours going by the name of Solomon or was it Suleman, he was extremely rich, I think he was in your line of business.

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    Ex Tory says:

    There are thousands of us taking on the Establishment, and many of the Establishment are taking on their own. There is a sense of real change in the air.

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    Apthorpe says:

    If Holmes got of his arse and visited Newark he’d see what over a decade of unrestricted immigration can do to an old English market town. Ask the local police what they think. There is core of natural conservative voters in the constituency but the local population has been swelled with large numbers of East Europeans that has put strain on every local service there is.
    Vote UKIP at the Euro elections and really upset the vested interests in our corrupt political and media elite

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    Bob Fleming says:

    I’d say most of the UK population is racist by some measure or other. So what?

  181. 181
    Echo chamber says:

    You’re either Dan Hodges, or his parrot.

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    Anonymous says:

    I would prefer it to self-destruct, caused by it own excesses, so that no one afterwards will think to blame anyone but the EU.

    It is just a repeat of the USSR. Look what that did for civil wars in its territories.

    It has outlived its allotted time, the “leaders” are getting desperate that their ideals have been thwarted. They have to cut corners to make their dreams come true. You are the corner they will cut.

  183. 183
    Gottla Gear says:

    Too much Guinness isn’t good for you?

  184. 184
    Bob Fleming says:

    That sort of comment by Holmes just serves to remind people why they’re voting for UKIP in the first place!

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    ‘Interesting’ remark from Holmes, ‘not enough British people in the constituency
    for you to run’. What a stupid vacuous, frightened remark that was.

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    John Bellingham says:

    The anti-UKIP girly-boys are shouting that Farage has “bottled it”, yet he seems to have made a wise decision–this has been echoed by Ken Clarke who both praises the intelligent decision and then trashes UKIP as being a one-man band.
    Funny isn’t it, that a party with no representation in Westminster should be headline news EVERY day? What Farage does or doesn’t do is more important than Ukraine, Iraq, school murders, missing aeroplanes or European attempts to tax UK banks.

  187. 187
    Deviant says:

    I also had a weird dream last night but UKIP wasn’t in it. Mylene Klass, on the other hand, was.

  188. 188
    Cherie says:

    Chinese slags for British bastards.

  189. 189
    Dung says:

    It’s the only kind of behaviour the hapless Mr anonymous understands, sadly. Gordon set the tone, along with various SWP r’apists.

  190. 190
    Jack Ketch says:

    Exactly in what part of our anatomy would we “take up Cameron’s offer”?

  191. 191
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Just look at their presenters for your answer. All look like a pile of dead fish with not one original thought between them. Do they actually believe what they spout – or are they all reading from the scribbles of some lefty 20-something scriptwriter just out of the LSE?

  192. 192
    The Cursed Son of the Manse says:

    What is shame, nursey?

  193. 193
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Holmes is where he is, to ‘inform’ the ‘plebs’ about what they should be ‘thinking’.
    sweeping up those the likes of which, the more ‘serious’ commentators miss.

  194. 194
    Robin Cook's ex-bodyguard says:

    Just name the MP, we will provide the illness and could even give you an exact time of death.

  195. 195
    Bob Fleming says:

    The one area that UKIP are vulnerable is to charges to being a ‘one man band’. If they can win a few seats first without Farage standing, they will be home and dry

  196. 196
    Dung says:

    “Doesn’t want to come out of Europe”.

    You are beyond thick.

  197. 197
    John in Edgware says:

    Correct decision, Nigel. Onwards to 22nd May!!!

  198. 198
    C.O.Jones says:

    He does have cojones.

  199. 199
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Thought the plot to do away with national flags and nation states with them, was already patented by the EUSSR.

  200. 200
    Trackback software expert says:

    And surprising amount emanate from government IP addresses.

  201. 201
    Bob Fleming says:

    I’m not Dan Hodges but if he agrees with me, then good

  202. 202
    Mitch says:

    Farage should have stood in Eastleigh, where he would probably have won. UKIP would then have had a much better chance in Newark with another good candidate. Instead they’ll end up with nothing in both constituencies.

    If UKIP/Farage wants to make a change then they have got to start fighting and winning with the big boys.

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    Arthur Scargill has left the Building says:

    Would not get over anxious over the Manifesto issue….non of the other lot ever stick to them anyway….

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    That sounds very socialist.

    You recognise there is a need to improve yourself but will delay any remedy until someone else unconnected to you gets treatment first.


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    Nigel Farage has been around long enough to spot an ambush, that is why the EU lovers are so disappointed that he has decided not to stand in Newark

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    Gerbil 7 says:

    LibLabCon are calling Farage scared.
    This from the people that have combined forces with their media bedfellows to trash UKIP and anybody associated with them as they fear for their political ‘right’ to control.

    Scary isn’t it.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Lol!, more more.

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    thostids says:

    Ice picks all ’round.

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    Ned Ludd says:

    I had a weird dream last night as well. Nigel Evans hand was down my pants but all he could find was Max Clifford’s willy, then someone shouted ‘Restore the whip! Nothing to resign for. ‘ and I woke up.

  210. 210
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Good for him. That’s just saved me a fiver in what would have been wasted electricity.

  211. 211
    Jack Ketch says:

    Is it possible that the Chancellor is far more astute and Machiavellian than given credit for–by playing the ignoramuses at the Co-op like a fiddle, he compromises a major Labour asset for all time and stuffs up a large number of Labour MPs, including his putative competitor, Balls. Although we know how much cash Labour MPs and Labour party structures have borrowed from the Co-op–cash that must now be re-paid or underwritten somehow, we do not know how much Labour MPs have borrowed at sweetheart rates in their PERSONAL capacities to fund their millionaire lifestyles.

  212. 212
    Twampersand mk II says:

    That would be zero then. Out of his €500 per moth food and drink allowance. Allowance mind, not an expense, he gets it without receipts, automatically.

    It will be funny to watch him annoy the liblabcons, but let’s not pretend he’s the new Robin Hood, he’s doing very nicely, thank you.

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    Apthorpe says:

    there has never been a ‘new’ party in British politics that did not come from some part or merger of an existing one. I agree the current Conservative Party lost its way long ago in the mid 90s and now is just a reflection of the even worse Labour party. What UKIP has a chance (a very slim one) to do is start the process of creating that new party. It won’t be UKIP nor will it be the current Conservative party. But it could be a merger of the best bits. Only time will tell at the moment we have to think tactically to be able to get to the point of thinking strategic. Dave has to put under maximum pressure with the Euro election that is a tactical move that could then create real space for UKIP at the GE.

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    That is why I am surprised that they followed the herd over UKIP bashing. They discovered the limitations of their own influence.

    I was going to put the adjective ‘soon’ as the qualifying second word in the last sentence but upon second thoughts realised that it was far too long in media terms.

    That is unless you are the BBC, where they can fart against thunder for decades because they think they are ‘special’.

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    that was Roche last night

  216. 216
    Her Somethingshit Cherry B£iar says:

    I’m very very Wellfy – thanks to my Yoomun Roits scam

    So is Phoney – he got the Yoomun Roits Industry started

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    Halibert Hall says:


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    Jack Ketch says:

    R A C I S T !!!! I mean Holmes. Who will report him the authorities?

  219. 219
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    Funny thing is how all the lefties are useing Margret Thatcher’s word ‘frit’.

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    I seriously doubt he would have won Eastleigh, especially given the Libdums postal voting machinery going flat out. Ukip did very well though -and I also think that result was the real starting gun for what has followed.

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    @hateliebour says:

    Liebour quite rightly can’t have manifesto’s, if you remember when Brown got a judge to throw out Liebours EU referendum manifesto, they are just dreams, like the all the politicians of the LibLabCons today walking around in dreamland murmuring Farage Farage.

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    The best response from Farage says:

    “Scared, lets have a leaders debate about that”

  223. 223
    Ockham's Razor says:

    There will be an, as yet, unseen benefit devolving to her no doubt from that apparent crumb of comfort.

    Detestable woman. There feminists, I said it! ;-)

  224. 224
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    That is exactly what they are doing, fighting and winning, and what’s more they are doing it on behalf of the disenfranchised.

  225. 225
    Ockham's Razor says:

    You must be stoned!

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    Proud to be one – if that’s what the Metro ‘Elite’ of fuckwits call a free thinker.

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    Democracy my Arse says:

    Good call Nigel, and for all the right reasons.

    If Barbara Roche is the best the opposition can do then no worries.

    You’ve got my vote

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    @hateliebour says:

    Nah he’s correct in what he’s up to, the General Election now is just like voting for a county election, the power has left the Palace of Westminster and now resides in the EU’s hands, so much for the LibLabCons sheeps intelligence they are losing their own jobs.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Sky TV “stars” always have their options open to migrate to the BBC or, when they get really wrinkled, to print journalism. Thus they tend to dress on the left. Look at Kay Burley (if you can).

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    Mitch says:

    UKIP nearly took Eastleigh and Farage’s undoubted popularity could well have made the difference. He would then have been an M.P. campaigning for another upset in Newark. That would have looked much, much better for UKIP.

    Smaller parties trying to break through have got to get these important decisions right.

  231. 231
    Halibert Hall says:

    Keep it up Nicky Campbell …your pathetic attempt to ambush Nigel Farage on radio5 , this morning, was a great success ……….I’M NOW VOTING UKIP

  232. 232
    Anonymous says:

    “I haven’t had long to think about it”
    Are we talking, how to play the politics game/how to optimise human existence/neither/or both Nigel? Since the first notion to come to grips with, would surely be doing the opposite of what all the other politicians are doing. Which is, blocking out any and all contradictions in one’s version of reality. Because sooner or later, as has been shown, actual reality creeps up and bites self-delusionists on the ass. A quote from the Ukip representative on Newsnight, to the opposition was: With enemies like you who needs friends? Unfortunately an ideological viewpoint that fears questioning is a far greater threat to all, than can ever be imagined by the imagination containing it.

  233. 233
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    I’m afraid your razor is yet again blunt. Time to sharpen up your act.

  234. 234
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    80, Dope is a name that suits you well.

  235. 235
    Jack Ketch says:

    Origin of the term “to bottle”.
    When I was young we would refer to someone “loosing his bottle”, it was based on Cockney rhyming slag–bottle and glass-arse. One who “lost his bottle”, basically shat himself.
    It is disgusting that the BBC and major politicians should use such a coarse and degrading term quite openly, but then again, their interest in arseholes is already well documented.

  236. 236
    tigerowl says:

    Cluck cluck cluck. chickens home to roost. Farage has got no bottle. Scared that he would loose. Not enough racist people I suppose in that seat. Big mistake not standing. Leaders lead.

  237. 237
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Farage will be remembered as the “probably man”.

  238. 238
    Nigel says:

    I’m turning my phone off for the rest of the day. Fuck off everyone.

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    I h8 the presstitute MSM says:

    Nige has really got the political establishment rattled.

    What really frightens me though is how the so called independent media are in link-step and doing the bidding of the polical establishment.

    Sinecures or what!

  240. 240
    Anonymous says:

    Cherie no happee? But Mr Tonee, he very much like happee finish !

  241. 241
    Dung says:

    They’ve just set the smearbot to do that.

  242. 242
    I h8 the presstitute MSM says:

    Oh do fuck off you tedious bleeding heart liberal. I sincerely hope they are paying you well.

    The agenda for your quisling kind is over.

  243. 243
    Vote UKIP says:

    And just what will you be remembered for being…the keyboard warrier?

  244. 244
    nell says:

    “an ideological viewpoint that fears questioning…….” Oh I do so agree – there is no better example of that than the last labour government especially bully ‘built to last’ balls who always attempts to stop anyone questioning any of his mad economic ravings.

  245. 245
    Dung says:

    I’d love to know what you think you’re achieving posting shite like that. Every post is another vote for UKIP.

  246. 246
    Mustapha Stamp says:

    Haha infidels. We postal voters are the ones who decide elections. We support any candidate who believes in the caliphate.

  247. 247
    Colin the Meek says:

    I’d bet it’s no more than £7ph. A very similar login trolls the DT comments.

  248. 248
    Jim says:

    It’s funny how the English are all up in arms about loss of English sovereignty, and that they hate being run by Brussels etc, but no thought as to how Scots might have felt for the last hundred years or two.

    You think the EU is bad now? Wait until you experience the sort of bias Scots have had to put up with from England.

    It’s a cliche (but true) that if a Scottish sportsman does well he is British; Badly and he’s then Scottish.

    Weather forecasts that completely ignore the huge area in which I live.

    Small, largely irrelevant things admittedly, but obvious and insiduous enough to build resentment over the years.

    Complain about Labour bias on the BBC? We call it the EBC here, because it is so Southern biased that whatever political message it wants out is irrelevant compared to the fact that Scotland seems forgotten by the BritishBC.
    Even when they talk about the Salford move as being ‘up North’. I mean, have any of them looked at a map?!

    I know it might make a southerners’ head explode in an attempt to grasp that fact, but there you are.

    And no, I’m not voting for Scottish Independence, it’s a false prospectus. And yes, I think Farage has got the right idea. The EU is so far removed from my part of the UK that they cannot possibly claim to represent the views/lifestyle/abhorrance of corrupt freeloaders/ hard working nature of inhabitants here.

  249. 249
    JH343456353245234 says:

    Leaders lead, while pitiful little acolytes post trite lines-to-take on here at the behest of the establishment.

  250. 250
    Ockham's Razor says:

    I suspect you stole your moniker from a more intelligent being.

    …and, before you say it, I did! :-)

  251. 251
    MrNedward says:

    Actually I would say that would much more likely be Paul Nuttall, or Roger Helmer.

  252. 252
    Universal Hiss says:

    From your Scottish correspondent;

    This is very similar to the independence debate.Well I use the word debate very loosely.Con/Lab/Lib all lined up spreading lies & smears about Salmon/SNP & yes voters in general. Aided by the BBC & most of the press.

    Same stuff.Can’t counter arguments so resort to dirty tricks.BBC in a pickle up here about their CBI membership.They’ve been a member since 1980 & have paid a little shy of half a million in membership fees.Why?

    Beaker is here today to tell us all about the wonders of Westminster.Can’t wait.

  253. 253
    Colin the Meek says:


  254. 254
    Ethel of Purley aged 74 says:

    But you are such a coward you can’t think of a silly made up name, cupid stunt is a good one for you.

  255. 255
    MrNedward says:

    He gave it due consideration and made the correct decision, for the right reasons very quickly. That shows…. oh what the heck is that quality…. It used to be common in party leaders… OH yes! Leadership.

  256. 256
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Thanks. Will take that as a compliment.


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    Sank Frinatra says:

    It’s up to you

  258. 258
    Norma Stitz says:

    Only one ‘pois’. See above for reason.

  259. 259
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Eamonn Holmes asks Nigel farage the most stupid question on the Newark by-election Conservative safe seat… Farage is not running “Because there are not enough British people there?”

  260. 260
    MrNedward says:

    Shows how panicked the establishment really is.

    First they ignore you,
    Then they ridicule you,
    Then they fight you,
    Then you win.

    UKIP have drawn the entire corrupt establishment into a fight.

    Their weapons? lies, smears, dishonesty in defence of anti-British, anti-democratic corrupt, crony corporatist ideals, selling us out to foreign interests.

    UKIP’s weapons? Decency, truth, patriotism in defence of the British People and our way of life.

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    Echo chamber says:

    My previous remark was not in response to Bob Fleming, but Ctesibius (31).

    The “reply” lines on this comment section can appear misleading, once a remark attracts a few responses.

    Perhaps Guido could improve that.

  262. 262
    Kay Burley-Literate says:

    Forget the news. Look at me me me me me!

  263. 263
    Norman Normal says:

    Am aware of the differences in qualifications, the attitudes are the same wherever you look. Responsible caring staff are a minority within the NHS.

  264. 264
    JH343456353245234 says:

    Weather forecasts that completely ignore the huge area in which I live.

    This is Scotland we are talking about here. Just presume the weather will be miserably shit and you will be right 95% of the time.

    The other 5% is ‘fairly depressingly shit, with midges’.

  265. 265
    Al Campbell says:

    Splendid job on John Smith and Dr K by the way. Tony’s very grateful.

  266. 266
    Universal Hiss says:

    & some of you may be interested in this account from a member of the audience at Nigel’s do in Bath last night…..


    It’s also a great blog on independence stuff which you probably couldn’t care less about!

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    He’s not ever going to be an MP given his current set-up. It would mean a pay decrease for him and force him to be accountable for his actions. He doesn’t want to give the good life up.

  268. 268
    Jim says:

    That’s bigger than Labour’s then.

  269. 269
    Jim says:

    No, the Media are still pushing the lines that the EU is only 7 to 14% of our Laws and 5% of our Business. As that message is believed more people will vote against staying in.

  270. 270
    Anonymous says:

    Well you did get your own back with a certain G.Brown.

  271. 271
    Dave T says:

    Fat Irish C unt,Farage is our saviour.

  272. 272
    Dave T says:

    So fucking what if he is,if he gets his way and we can limit EU filth coming here maybe a few other people might get the chance to do a bit better as well.

  273. 273
    Taxfodder says:

    I derive enormous amusement from the many comments crafted with spiteful bile and rage, many of these poor creatures with their interpretation of current events somebody cleverer than they have crafted for them to read/hear, lap up and spout forth.

    Its clear and obvious UKIP they are going to clean up at the euro and general elections if what I am hearing for myself on the streets of the UK is anything to go by.

    You have to smile at those “in denial” aghast that Joe public has enough sense to work it out for themselves, how dare they…. This being realized by even the densest commentator all that is left is to mock, thrash about in spiteful rage and bile.

    I think most people now understand it’s a power struggle between those that think they have the right to run your life to your determent and those that can do all that perfectly well without any help what so ever from scammers crooks profiteers and profligate wasters unable to hold down a proper job in the real world other than Parliament and assorted jobs for the boys and girls.

    Would seem to me Joe Public has made the connection…. UKIP may or may not be an ideal answer…but the others definitely aren’t.

  274. 274
    Halibert Hall says:


  275. 275
    Dave T says:

    Most are Polish.

  276. 276
    Persona non grata says:

    Duncan Smith laid the 7% myth to rest yesterday, when admitting to youth Tory activists, that most of our laws are made in the EU, and that we had better get used to it.

    Never, vote UKIP.

  277. 277
    Persona non grata says:

    He will be remembered as a person in denial, he really does need that Doctor.

  278. 278
    Wotak Hunt says:

    Nige hasnt bottled it….hes being smart as he well knows that if he is elected (and there is a fair chance that he could …knowing how dumb the electorate is) then his expenses will come under much more scrutiny over here than Brussels.
    And besides he will have to give up his taxpyer soujorn and settle for slumming it with the others in Westminster.

  279. 279
    Ex Tory says:

    He sure does……The mainstream are all in denial. People have had enough. Simple.

  280. 280
    Ex Tory says:

    Only by post of course

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    243, You will not be remembered for your spelling.

  282. 282
    MrNedward says:

    Everyone the left hates is either some sort of ‘ist’ or ‘phobic’

    It is in lieu of having any rational argument left.

  283. 283
    I love my Country so much I don't even live there says:

    Not very many Irish in Ireland either you daft twat. Now why would that be?

  284. 284
    Colin the Meek says:

    Keep it coming. More votes for UKIP.

    ps you forgot to call us all racists. That’s even better.

  285. 285
    Inconvenient Truth says:


  286. 286
    catesby says:

    I agree!

  287. 287
    Inconvenient Truth says:

    A slogan!? Isn’t that what the chuffin’ job is supposed to be anyway!? It’s only since the troughing Oxbridge gaggle were unleashed into British Politics it’s changed. FFS.

  288. 288
    catesby says:

    Look Nige has made the correct decision. I think it’s come way too soon for him frankly. The fact is most politicians don’t care where their constituency is as long as they get a seat. Nige is merely being honest he would prefer a seat in the South-east and that’s fair enough. What for example does Millipede have in common with Doncaster? It’s baffling enough as to why the people of Morley in Leeds vote for Balls knowing the sort of views they have there.

  289. 289
    Kinnockio says:

    Come on boyo ….

  290. 290
    Inconvenient Truth says:

    I’ll let you into a little secret, it’s probably due to one of the below…

    He’s not Local.
    He’s got other shit on his plate.
    UKIP are a Local Party – hence Practicing what they preach is #1.
    If I were a Local Member, I’d not vote for him (because of the above).
    The Local Candidate is probably just as good, but gets ZERO publicity in the National Media.

    Those that THINK that he could just ‘pick and choose’ as to where he stands and override all Local Concerns need to start hanging-out with some different political friends. That isn’t how UKIP operate.

  291. 291
    Cock Wang-fashion designer to the aged says:

    Clarke should be put out to pasture. He brings the name of Brown Brogue Hush Puppies into disrepute.

  292. 292
    Cock Wang-fashion designer to the aged says:

    You just don’t get Localism do you? You’re supposed to stand for being the Geezer in your own gaff matey – that is unless you’re all so stupid that NO-ONE in your entire catchment area is good enough to be an MP? Because that’s essentially what you are saying….

  293. 293

    UKIP were derided recently for taking a sound beating in a local town council election in Yarm. They were beaten soundly by members of a local residents’ group. No mention of any of the other parties being beaten because Lib Lab and Con didn’t even stand because they knew that they had no chance of winning. So UKIP were given a rough ride in the press, even tough they were the only main party to even bother to stand.

    Now UKIP are saying they’d rather sit out the Newark election and they’re being derided again.

    Damned if they do, damned if they dont?

  294. 294
    Anonymous says:

    and that was a party political broadcast on behalf of the fascist UPRICK party – sieg heil

  295. 295
    Anonymous says:

    He’s loonie!!

  296. 296
    Anonymous says:

    and you expect showing your IQ to be 74 to garner you some sympathy?

  297. 297
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    and coming no more than 4th in all 650 seats.

  298. 298
    Don't call me Shirley says:

    Surely that’s spleling?

    He could be dyslexic, are you taking the piss out of that?

    He could maybe not afford some glasses because he’s unemployed because some ‘Neo-EU’ person has taken his job? Are you taking the piss out of that?

    “People from black and minority ethnic communities are at greater risk of some of the leading causes of sight loss.” Are you being racist?

    Don’t play the game sunshine, YOU WILL LOSE.

  299. 299
    Inconvenient Truth says:

    The interweb has put paid to most of the shits and giggles the press usually enjoyed. As for your comment, I cannot agree more. Big-up for ‘Our Nige’, and let’s have Ron Paul as the new world president. BTW, Fuck the MSM, I’m more ‘informed’ without their opinions – ironically enough.

  300. 300
    Noel Coward says:

    Nigel Coward!

  301. 301
    Anonymous says:

    I think if they did that they would be set upon by angry mobs and hung from the nearest lampposts.

    Come to think of it… Hey Cameron, Clegg, Milliband, this is a really good idea which you should seriously try. Don’t forget to rope in the Greens assuming anyone is delusional enough to actually vote for them.

  302. 302
    Anonymous says:

    Nope, England and particularly the south has had storms and flooding, Scotland has had quite a pleasant mild winter and spring this year. You are not aware of this because the BBC weather people didn’t think it was worth mentioning.

  303. 303
    Anonymous says:

    Apparently if Scotland goes independent we are automatically out of the EU. I know the SNP want us back in, but I for one will be demanding a referendum before that can happen.

  304. 304
    Francis Urquhart says:

    Better a chicken than a crook.

  305. 305
    Anonymous says:

    Good grief the comments on that blog are scary for a Scot. Nothing but utter visceral hatred for people who dare to think differently to them. Makes CiF comments look like an island of sanity and reason.

  306. 306
    Jim says:

    well since it has been blazing sun here for the last fortnight, I can see who has the shit…..

  307. 307
    Jim says:

    I guess it shows your complete ignorance, thus amply demonstrating my point. As the chap above says, we’ve had it pretty nice for about a year on and off the odd gale.

  308. 308
    Jim says:

    I believe secretly the EU wants us ‘Independent’. Divide and rule old boy, there’s only 5 million of us. And how many proper oil producing (not forgetting the development of oil tech in Eberdeen which is exported globally, not just the black stuff) states does the Eu have under its ‘control’?

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