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“He’s been having a go at me every single day since the General Election. It’s just that he’s been doing it in private, briefing members, officials or the press or anyone who cares to listen… He’s trying to sow division where none exists… Douglas frankly must put up or shut-up.”
Good will to all men, except in UKIP…
Douglas scorns “Let me put it another way I don’t want to wake up the morning after the European Referendum and hear it was the postal votes.” He says that if UKIP becomes an “optimistic, sunshine, smiley, socially liberal, unapologetically free market party – we will break out from the 13%, we will break out from being the also-rans in Oldham to being the winner…”
Nigel says he’s relieved that Douglas is now saying in public what he has been saying in private and he has the support “91.4% of the UKIP membership”…
It’s that time again! Send in your political Christmas cards as you get them and Guido will publish the happiest and the crappiest on the site. First out of the blocks this year is UKIP’s effort featuring a festive purple Santa. You can buy a pack of ten for £8.25. Because a Finnish Father Christmas is proof that good things come from outside the EU…
This is the UKIP window poster being put up in homes ahead of the Oldham by-election. Do not approach…
Readers will be aware that Labour have been busy devising a new code of conduct for social media, hushing up party members and MPs who are critical of Jeremy Corbyn online. Just what the code of conduct will stipulate has been subject to fevered speculation, including from UKIP’s sole MP Douglas Carswell, who has chipped in with his own advice for those drafting the guidelines:
1. Do remember that in the new politics the party whips are much more relaxed – so always tweet on message
2. Don’t be disrespectful to others – unless you’re referring to Simon Danczuk or Tristram or Blair. Or anyone not in Momentum.
3. Don’t use hate speech – unless you’re talking about #Toryscum. Remember someone need not be a Tory to be #ToryScum
4. Do broadcast your support for foreign terrorist groups – especially if you’re a party spin doctor
5. Do express your opposition to evil multinationals using an Apple, Samsung, or Sony device, and where possible free Wifi provided by Starbucks
6. Do use Facebook to complain about how Facebook doesn’t pay enough tax
7. Should you lose a debate or election among real voters, do retreat into your Twitter timeline to have your prejudices reinforced.
8. Jeremy Corbyn is the New Politics – so do not disagree
9. Don’t forget that in the new politics likes are more important than votes
10. Use a hashtag to signal your virtue and differentiate you from #ToryScum
Such mockery is so old politics…
UKIP certainly ain’t holding back with their response to Prince Charles boring on about terrorism being caused by climate change. This is the statement put out by their spokesman tonight, describing the future king as “frankly ludicrous“:
“Prince Charles will likely fly once again by private jet to Paris and be picked up by a convoy of gas guzzling motorcars in order to preach about cutting carbon emissions. At the start of this year he and Camilla were hosted by the Saudi Royal Family to use his special relationship with the monarchy to promote British interests. Perhaps he will use those connections to encourage the oil rich Gulf states to help tackle the threat from Islamic extremism and play their part in helping refugees in the region. Links between terror cells in Saudi Arabia and Islamic State are well established, and it is documented that a vast amount of funding for extremism is also coming from inside Saudi Arabia. Rather than make frankly ludicrous comments about climate change leading to Middle Eastern conflict, he actually has the right connections to say and do something useful.”
They gotta point…
The financial woes of cash-strapped UKIP have been doing the rounds for a while, and now we know why. The party took just £49,334 in donations in the last quarter, as Arron Banks’ money goes towards the Leave.EU campaign instead. Insiders tell Guido that the party still owes Facebook £80,000 for advertising during the election and they haven’t got the money to pay. Staff have been sacked as economies have had to be made. Not good news with UKIP trying to run Labour close in the Oldham by-election…
Around 1,000 people watched Nigel Farage’s Basingstoke speech on the Paris attacks last night, which was punchy even for him. The UKIP leader wasted no time in immediately declaring to rapturous applause:
“there is a problem with some of the Muslim community in this country… We have a fifth column that we have welcomed in…”
Farage then mocked Cameron’s demands for EU reform as reminiscent of Chamberlain’s Munich Agreement, going as far as to wave a piece of paper around.[…]
Readers may remember Nigel Farage warning the European Parliament back in April that ISIS could sneak terrorists into Europe posing as refugees. His speech was roundly condemned at the time.
There is a real and genuine threat. When Isis say they want to flood our continent with half a million Islamic extremists, they mean it.
It wouldn’t be a Winston McKenzie interview without him slagging off London as a “complete dump“. Winston has now quit UKIP, the fourth party he has been through after spells with the LibDems and the Tories. Will it be the SNP or the Greens next?[…]
Nigel Farage and John Bickley launched UKIP’s by-election campaign HQ up in Oldham this morning, telling potential voters to give them a ring on a freephone 0800 number. Yet if you call the number advertised, budding ‘Kippers are told: “The 0800 number you have dialled is unfortunately no longer available”.[…]
Nigel Farage has given another one of those must-watch speeches in the European Parliament today. The topic was the democracy crisis in Portugal, where the government has lost its majority but the anti-EU opposition is being prevented from attempting to form a coalition:
“This is the modern day implementation of the Brezhnev Doctrine.
UKIP are already mobilising ahead of the Oldham West by-election. The party managed a respectable 21% there in May, though Michael Meacher leaves behind a formidable 14,000 majority. Guido gives you your runners and riders to be the UKIP candidate…