Friday, October 30, 2009

Nikki Sinclaire MEP-UKIP Leadership

There are few, if any, more honest politicians than Nikki Sinclaire, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands. Whereas many MEPS get to Brussels opposing the EU, or its ever increasing interference in our lives, only to be seduced by the lifestyle, I would bet my house on Nikki never, ever 'going native'.

In these days of MPs and MEPs constantly appearing in the media for being on the fiddle, it is nice to highlight an elected representative who is open and transparent. But don't just take my word for it.

Here is where Nikki details her MEP allowances on her website.

Here is where she details her staff and their roles. No family members you will note.

Nikki said she would be open and transparent during her campaign earlier this year, now elected she has kept to her word. How refreshing.

Needless to say, if I were still a member Nikki would get my vote in the leadership election.


Anonymous said...

Will you come back if she wins the election? There are some people with very worrying views in positions of responsibility now in the north west who would be better suited to another party.

Gregg's Blog said...

No, in a word.

I came to disagree with the fundamental commitment to having MEPs. Having said that I know Nikki's position and respect her integrity and motives, sadly I can say that for few of the other UKIP MEPs, especially the current Leader and Party Chairman.

As for the people in the North West you refer to, I think I know who you mean. I had a constant battle with certain members in Merseyside who, I felt, had unacceptable views, but I was always overuled when I tried to deal with them.

Finally, I regard Nikki as a genuine libertarian but feel that there are few others in UKIP, so a return for me, even if they would have me, is out of the question. I feel much more at home in the Libertarian Party.