Monday, October 19, 2009

UKIP Donations Blow

I feel terribly sorry today for Alan Bown and the decent majority of UKIP members.

Here is why.

I've always felt this was an establishment set-up. Having said that it seems very bizarre that Alan Bown, UKIP's major donor, couldn't have voted for them in 2005 because he wasn't on the electoral register.

Still, if your party is in thrall to a spiv like Nigel Farage strange things will happen. But it does make you wonder what calibre of people Farage was employing with his £2m plus allowances. Let's hope it wasn't Mrs Farage who dropped the clanger.

6 comments:

Junius said...

The Greeks called it hubris.

Excessive pride leading to nemesis.

Harry said...

Give it a rest Greg. It's a bit of a stretch to blame this one on Nigel. When the donor is a known individual who has been on the electoral roll, and is politically active, I can see why the oversight happened.
It's not the end of UKIP by any stretch. Just a bit of rain.

Gregg's Blog said...

Farage insisted on 'cultivating' Alan Bown and was happy to take the plaudits.

Farage should have had the right people doing the simple checking, he didn't. When rumbled he proceeded to provoke the EC like the idiot he is.

When will you see him for what he is? A fraud and a charlatan.

Don't forget I was unfortunate to have first met him in 2000, I know him and what a conman he is, as plenty of others have also now discovered.

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,
Harry said...
Give it a rest Gregg. It's a bit of a stretch to blame this one on Nigel.
Perhaps you could let us all know who should be blamed.
It is not only clear but fully documented that David Lott, Nigel Farage & Andrew Smith were well aware of the crime committed under electoral law.
The entire debacle is the direct responsibility of Nigel Farage & Andrew Smith.
The escallation lies firmly at the door of Wittaker, Smith & Farage.

Which part of the detail did you not quite understand Harry?

When the donor is a known individual who has been on the electoral roll, and is politically active, I can see why the oversight happened.
No doubt you can see why why Alan Bown witheld his name and address from the electoral roll as of course can his ex wife - it is harder to understand why he did not vote for EUkip!
Further it is entirely clear why EUkip are politically utterly incompetent in numerous phone calls, several letters and face to face meetings they were clearly incompetent to negotiate a settlement as had John de Roeke when EXACTLY the same thing had happened with Sir Jack Haywards donation in 2001.

It's not the end of UKIP by any stretch. Just a bit of rain.
No Nigel Farage and his inept flock of funded praise singers will manage to destroy the party to suit Farage's ego since he has made it clear to one and all that he lacks any of the skills required for leadesrship.
A highly skilled NCO to be praised for those skills but Officer Qualities he has NONE.

Do learn the FACTS Harry they do get in the way of the spin you have been told to peddle!

This is a TOTALLY self inflicted catastrophy brought on EUkip by crass and incompetent leadership and a shambolic unprofessional Treasurer.

Regards,
Greg L-W.
http://CaterpillarsAndButterflies.blogspot.com

Peter Metcalfe said...

Don't kid yourself Gregg. Those left in UKIP know what Farage is but are either to humiliated to admit it or are happy to go along with it to pick up whatever crumbs are thrown their way.
I wonder which group Harry falls into?

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,

Peter Metcalfe said...
.....
I wonder which group Harry falls into?


Probably a third group:
'Give a child the support of an adult and they will take on the world'.

The childish antics of EUkip with their blow up toys, Drunken Chavvery, sexual inadequacies, economic illiteracy, lack of gravitas, rabble mentality without competent leadership, playground bullying and name calling, abuse and rudeness (viz the drunken Bloom now banned from The Mansion House & Farage Officially Cautioned!).

These childish antics appeal to the politically naiive - I guess 'Harry' is one of these!

Regards,
Greg L-W.
http://CaterpillarsAndButterflies.blogspot.com