The reprehensible post Brexit referendum leadership spectacle, with Farage leaving just days after winning, followed by a lamentable string of squalid punch ups, departures and general misbehaviour turned many former UKIP members and supporters against them.
UKIP are not fit to govern but their policies are still a valid option to many in a vibrant democracy. Their local councillors did a good job, they are good people but they have been let down by leadership which finds it difficult to organise at national and county level.
A rump of soon to be dismissed UKIP MEP’s roaming the halls of Brussels and Strasbourg are all that remains. I hope Paul Nuttall has the grace and courage to stay on until he finds a successor for his position. Hopefully this will be done in a statesmanlike manner without too much backstabbing. A radical party of protest is still needed in Britain.
Nigel Farage should think very carefully about the damage his premature resignation caused and from a managerial perspective creating a party which cannot function without him.
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Sovereignty and the European Communities is an explosive document that was written in 1972 during the final stages of the negotiations for Britain’s entry into what was then termed the ‘Common Market’, but it was never published. It has been kept secret from the British public until it came to light under the 30- year rule.
Ray Finch MEP, UKIP Fisheries Spokesman, is seeking an urgent meeting with the Fisheries Commissioner over the removal of virtually all remaining fishing rights in the Bristol Channel, which has left the North Devon fleet tied up and facing ruin. “The decision by the Marine Management Organisation to immediately close the Skate and Ray fisheries over areas V1 and V11 is an absolute disgrace. The MMO says it must do so in fear of penalties to be imposed by the European Commission.
This only makeseven more urgent the United Kingdom’s exit from the Common Fisheries Policy.
UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Douglas Carswell has announced today that he is resigning from UKIP, to sit as an independent MP. He has said that he is doing this “cheerfully and amicably”.
“This is not a surprise. I was elected on a pledge to forge unity in the party, and have had many discussions with key players to try and make that happen, but it had become increasingly clear to me that some things were simply beyond reach.
All politicians are accused of spouting hot air. Within the European Parliament building in Brussels it’s like a furnace. While not every conversation that takes place there is entirely without merit, very often it invokes Nero fiddling while Rome burns.
Too often the parliamentary committees find themselves bogged down in needless debate about issues the EU has no control over, need not have control over, and, more importantly, should never have control over.
This booklet looks at some of the recent work of two European
Parliament committees – the Committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
Many present and former UKIP supporters have been shamed by the party leadership debacle. Nigel Farage’s premature resignation triggered a catalogue of mismanaged, inept and amateurish behaviour putting the party on a path to self destruction.
UK voters got a glimpse of UKIP’s anarchic tribal inner workings and rightly drew the conclusion that they were not fit for government. UKIP’s seemingly unstoppable march to bickering rabble status allied to the Labour Party’s suicidal move to the left means the Liberal Democrats now form the only credible party with the organisation and membership to mount some semblance of a challenge to the ascendant Conservatives under May.
The following UKIP Daily Story illustrates the at times incomprehensible management of the party and also explains to some extent why UKIP is incapable of building a party worthy of government.