Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dr Eric Edmond Accuses UKIP Leader of Lying

We were intrigued to read A former UKIP NEC member - Dr Eric Edmond - accusing UKIP Leader Nigel Farage of lying and deception.

If his comments are true, can the British People really vote for UKIP on Thursday?

Eric Edmonds Blog quotes:

"Nigel Farage's Economy with the Truth"

I returned to the UK in time to see last night's Question Time with the great leader in a minor supporting role to the star of the show, Daniel Hanaan.

Hanaan has led the fight to publish MEP expenses. Farage has not. Why not? Because he has had his snout in the trough, employed his wife and did not want his expenses published. His statement that he will publish receipts for his expense funded expenditure is not good enough. Dimbelby should have said that the electorate were surely entitled to know these facts before the 4th of June election when Farage was asking for their votes.

Farage again trotted out his imaginary tale of a UKIP meeting being stormed by a BNP member as part of a publicity stunt. He was clearly alluding to the NEC meeting of 3rd November which was attended by UKIP member Buster Mottram. When the BNP membership list was later placed in the public domain I could not find Mr Mottram's name on it.

I believe that in the late 70s Mr Mottram was a member of the NF. This was known to Mr Farage whom I believe described it as a 'youthful indiscretion' and approved Mr Mottram's UKIP membership presumably because of Mr Mottram's high media profile as a former British number one tennis player.

I was at the meeting of 3rd Nov and my recollection of the events are as follows. Mr Mottram had written to the Party Chairman in September or earlier requesting an audience with the NEC. Chairman Nuttall phoned me prior to the scheduled October NEC meeting for my views.

I replied that the NEC should always briefly see any UKIP member who wished to address us on UKIP matters. Nuttall then cancelled the October meeting at short notice citing that some members were unable to attend. (What he meant was they did not have sufficient votes on 6th October to kick me off the NEC!)

On 3rd Nov at 2:00 Del Young & I entered the first floor room at the Farmer's Club, Whitehall Court where the meeting was due to be held. Buster Mottram was sat on Martin Haslam's left with David Abbott sat on Martin's right. I sat down next to David with Del on my right. Farage & Nuttall arrived shortly afterwards and sat at the head of the table. (Farage and his cabal habitually have a preliminary meeting at the hotel next door prior to the NEC. David, Del and I were of course never invited!)

It is quite simply a lie to say Mottram stormed the meeting. He did no such thing.

There was some debate about whether we should listen to Mottram and whom Nuttall had phoned re Mottram's attendance which I found confusing as he was referring to phone calls made 6 weeks previously for the October meeting. Martin said Mottram was there as a witness to his phone call from a jounalist from the Independent newspaper. This was a scandalous entrapment of Martin by Farage who had set up the whole thing with the jounalist so he, Farage, could accuse Martin of disloyalty.

Later in the meeting I forced Farage to admit his sordid scheme and when he did I called his actions despicable and left. David, Martin and Mottram also left with me. At the same time the police arrived. Mottram was not ejected. He left of his own free will. Del left about 5 minutes later.

Mottram did testify to the spoof phone call to Martin and then challenged Farage about employing his wife at a large salary in direct contradiction of stated UKIP policy. Mottram then made some proposal of an electoral alliance with the BNP which was unanimously rejected. Denny, Zuckerman, Oxley and Duffy became increasingly agitated and hysterical. Nuttall completely lost control. There was no storming of the meeting as Farage stated.

That Farage fabricates stories on the hoof is seen by his claim on QT that full details of his expenses are available on the Open Europe website. I could find no such records and neither it seems could Anthony Butcher and others of Democracy Forum. Open the link below to read the thread:Farage expenses I have suffered from these Farage fictions before.

Farage claimed one of the UKIP candidates deselected, i.e. me, had advocated supporting another party in the June elections. I never said this. What I did say in mid Dec 2008, after a meeting between Farages representive Malcolm Wood concerning Libertas and my local committee, a meeting at which I only spoke once to advocate support for Trevor Colman and the SW UKIP campaign, was that if the general feeling was to cooperate with Libertas I would not oppose it. At that time it was common knowledge that Farage was in discussions with Ganley concerning a joint campaign and in January, one month later, one of Farage's assistants registered with the Electoral Commission a party called Libertas UK!It is a complete lie that I advocated supporting Libertas.

My view was that if Farage and his cabal wanted to have some sort of joint campaign with Libertas I would go not oppose it. He had done this in Ireland with Ganley and frequently crowed about his contribution to the successful Ganley campaign against the Lisbon treaty. Farage was the one pushing the Libertas link not me. The proposed link died when Ganley saw through Farage.

I confidently predict Farage's expenses will never be made public in the same detail and over the same period as our MPs recently have been in the Telegraph. If they were Farage would suffer the same fate as these MPs like Hogg etc.

posted by Eric Edmond at 02:15 on 29-May-2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Will UKIP be exposed before June 4th?

Well, who said a 'week is a long time in politics'?

Two weeks ago, UKIP looked as if it was heading downwards to retaining 3 or 4 MEP seats. Last week as a direct result of the MPs expenses scandal (not because of anything UKIP has done) it looked as if 15 or more UKIP MEPs would be elected.

This week, because of Mr Farage's arrogance and willingness to boast about his expenses, it is quite possible that even the 3 or 4 seats may be in jeopardy.

We have the Sun, Mirror, Guardian starting to reveal what fellow UKIP members already knew. UKIP MEPs had gone native and many were taking advantage of the lax expenses regime. What has proved revealing however, is UKIP MEPs votes against increased transparency and declaration of expenses. We wonder why?

Much now depends on the media. It may still strike UKIP lightly for fear of a BNP upsurge, but decent journalists (yes there are some) cannot allow someone as hypocritical as Mr Farage to get away with condemning greedy MPs when he himself has claimed some £2million (as reported in the media).

The next few days will prove crucial.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We Are So Worrying UKIP and its supporters, we are Now Being Framed

It's interesting to see, that having proved critical of UKIP's behaviour under Nigel Farage's leadership, that we are now being framed, by person or persons unknown, which has been picked up by Mr Mark Croucher, to whom we are extremely grateful for bringing this to our attention.

I refer to today's post by Mr Croucher on the British Democracy Forum ( underlying the accusation (perfectly understandable why this mistake is made) that we, and whoever is posting under the guise of Political Gossip UK on Stormfront, are the same people. WE ARE NOT.

If we supported the views that our impersonator advocates then we would post it on this blog too and say so. But we do not. This is without doubt a set-up by parties who are clearly worried about the effect we are having on public opinion about UKIP and its Leader Nigel Farage MEP.

It is extremely sad that in politics these 'dirty tricks' are adopted and like the other Political Parties, UKIP are no stranger to them either (e.g. the video release of John West's media training interview on UTube and the departure in recent years of more than 8 NEC members who left in disgust or dispute with the Party).

This is exactly what we are fighting to clean up. UKIP was supposed to be different from the other Parties - and yet it has mired itself in the same filth. If it had not, it could now be rising high and adopting the 'moral high ground' on the 'expenses issue' which has so gripped this Nation. Instead, like most of the other Parties it lies low and hope that they too are not investigated too closely.

So to repeat, we TOTALLY DISASSOCIATE Ourselves from whomever is using our name on the StormFront publication and if we have anything to say, we will say it here. We hope that Mr Croucher will continue to read these extreme right wing publications and let us know should anyone else take our name in vain.

Monday, May 11, 2009

No Prize For Booker Today!

Christopher Booker published whole hearted support for Marta Andreason and her newly launched book about EU Finances in the Telegraph on 9th May.

Well Mr Booker, if you did a little research, rather than be blinded by the 'Glamour' of having been allowed to address UKIP Conferences and 'plug your wares' you may have noticed all is not what it seems.

Rather than go into detail here, an excellent resume has been written on caterpillarsandbutterflies - which addresses most of the issues.

It is disappointing to us, that Mr Booker should support someone who has recently been parachuted into UKIP (a Party which has major internal divisions about its own financial reporting and accountability, with a former MEP having been jailed for 'fraud', another under arrest, and numerous OLAF enquiries opened about other incidents) with a view to a seat on 'the gravy train'.

Mr Booker, you have to date been a true fighter for liberation from EU Diktat and you have based that on meticulous research, but we feel you have somewhat blotted your copybook with this article, and please remember, 'Your Enemies Enemy is not always Your Friend.'

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Farage Fibs on Andrew Marr Show

Having watched Andrew Marr questioning Nigel Farage this morning, we were surprised at the very easy time Mr Marr continues to give the leader of UKIP. We are seriously beginning to wonder whether Marr has 'lost his bite' and should continue to be allowed to 'front' a so-called Political News Program. Perhaps the BBC should employ a recent graduate at a tenth of the cost of Marr, who can put benign, non-confrontational questions just as easily as he can - after all, we all have to cut costs these days.

Now to the point of this post. Mr Farage, yet again claims on National TV that his Party (under his leadership) deals with problems like his 3 now departed 'errant MEPs' quickly and decisively. Really? There was no decisive action taken against Tom Wise. Tom Wise allowed his membership of UKIP to lapse. Tom Wise resigned from the Ind Dem Group (of which Farage is Chairman). There was no cull, no Committee of Expulsion, no sackings. In fact, many UKIP insiders believe that Nigel was 'frightened to weald the axe' in case Tom Wise 'spilled the beans'on him.

So lets get real. Mr Farage, the sound bite might sound good, but it impresses no-one in the know. You claim that UKIP stands for Truth and Honesty. Mmmmm - then lets see some practiced please.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Searchlight - Croucher - UKIP Databases ?????

We recently commented on the actions of Mark Croucher and his involvment with UKIP databases/emails when apparently he is not employed or engaged by UKIP and therefore a potential breach of the Data Protection Act has occurred.

More concerning however has been his past involvment with an extreme 'left wing' organisation called Searchlight. In previous correspondence, Mr Croucher admitted that he had used this organisation to vet certain members whom he believed to be possible 'right wing' infiltrators. Certain UKIP members are suspicious that this organisation is being used for other 'deviant' activity.

Nevertheless, according to our sources, it transpires, that having landed UKIP in potential trouble as a result of publishing information on the British Democracy Forum about his latest entrapment exercise involving 'misleading emails' and Mr Piers Merchant, a former UKIP member has been approached to help deal with the mess that has been created.

Although we have not substantiated this, we suspect this former member to be Mr Rob McWhirter, who currently resides in Switzerland having previously resigned from UKIP in disgust. It would on the surface make sense, as Mr McWhirter is, we believe, somewhat of a techno-wizard, but to approach him, in view of his resignation, UKIP must realise that they are in a desperate position. We could of course be wrong but we are aware that an approach has been made to an 'overseas' ex member.

We wait with baited breath.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Internal War at UKIP and Possible illegal Actions

Well what a day today has been.

We knew that when Mark Croucher admitted that his pubs had failed (no shame in that if it was purely down to our politically mis-managed economic environment) he would be spending more time on UKIP matters. But we had no idea the storm he was going to create and the potential for landing UKIP 'in the Dock' again.

Let us explain:

On the British Democracy Forum this morning, Mark Croucher reveals that he 'set a trap' in order to reveal the identity of the 'UKIP Leadership thorn in the side' Junius. This was based around the sending of 'false emails' (for the purposes of entrapment, and unencrypted - more on this later) in the knowledge that a blind copy was allegedly being sent to Piers Merchant (former Tory MP and UKIP MEP - Roger Knapman assistant).

This information was apparantly 'leaked' to Junius and Greg Lance Wakins; Mark Croucher has come to the conclusion therefore, that Junius must be Piers Merchant' and this, to some degree, was supported by NEC member Douglas Denny.

At the same time, Mark Croucher publishes a report from the Information Commissioners Office (under the terms of the DPA), criticising UKIP for its 'shoddy' (our words) security over data and insisting on a number of steps UKIP must take or action will be taken against them. One such stipulation was that all sensitive data must be sent encrypted - yet MC admits the emails were despatched - unencrypted - BREACH.

It would also seem from details in his original posting, that they have also mailed their entire database 'willy nilly' without encryption subsequent to the serious warning given.

But this next bit is even more interesting.

Mark Croucher admits that he is not employed or paid by UKIP presently (and on previous postings that he is not a member of UKIP). So we ask 'Why has Mark Croucher been given access to UKIP's data and computer systems?' - is this not in breach of the Data Protection Act? - and runs contrary to the recent warning mentioned above?

Now we have to admit, we are not lawyers, and we are not waking our solicitor up at this time for his opinion, as it would cost us around £500, but we think UKIP may have broken the Law here!

Comments would be appreciated.