U.K.I.P. Bromsgrove news.
The branch committee : Adrian – Marie and I, plus members
Phil Denyer and Mick Clifford, attended the BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester hustings at the Bell in Astwood Bank yesterday evening, in support of the Redditch candidate : Paul Swansborough.
The candidates put before us from the so called : three main parties : LIB LAB CON, were rather uninspiring, and answered the questions put to them, by simply parroting at local level the same pointless drivel that their parties are purveying at national level.
Predictably, condolences were expressed for victims and families of recent terror attacks, though no convincing solutions to this escalating danger, plenty of false or invented claims about achievements in office, but nothing to indicate that things would change for the better when the new parliament is called.
All were promising a better everything, all were avoiding admitting that that is precisely what they had promised at every previous election, and that none of it has come to pass.
It was left to the other three candidates to offer a note of realism, and to offer any real prospect of a positive outcome on the burning question for the constituency : the survival of the Alexandra Hospital. Neil Stote, now chair of the National Health Action Party, was by far the most plausible on the issue of saving services at the Alex, and the best received, and he will take a significant share of the vote.
The Green Party candidate acquitted himself well, and included the scrapping of HS-2 in his portfolio, as a way of finding money for
more important items, including the under funded NHS and police.
Paul Swansborough for UKIP, presented his case in a calm measured manner and the party’s main manifesto items were met with quiet approval, considering that the audience consisted largely of : media conditioned Labour and Tory supporters, anxious to continue : the failed – destructive, two party charade that has prevailed for too long at Westminster.
And so, onto Thursday, for what I call the phoney election.
Peter McHugh Branch Secretary (6-6-17)
JUST A THOUGHT FOR ANYONE WHO VOTED TO REMAIN.
I would REMAIN because BECAUSE : :
I prefer my country to be run by : unelected, non-British
career politicians, sitting in Brussels, on substantial salaries, generous expenses. and unaffordable pensions.
I enjoy being heavily taxed in order that Britain can send my money to the EU in the form of our national contribution, even though that organisation that has not managed a verifiable audit of its finances for twenty two years, and does not use an internationally recognised system of accountancy.
I haven’t read Yanis Varoufakis’s book explaining German domination of the EU, and exploitation of the euro.
I should have realised that the BBC and press is heavily EU funded to publicise and promote the EU in the UK.
I am happy for Britain’s contributions to subsidise 25 European nations, who would not exist if we and our Commonwealth allies had not saved them from Nazi Germany in W.W.2. at no charge ! !
I like Britain being one of just three net contributors to the EU budget, and for twenty five other states to be net takers.
I prefer to accept Government’s stated figure for the annual cost to the British taxpayer of EU membership of £12 billion, when a body that government consults on monetary matters :
( The Tax Payers Alliance ) has assessed the true total annual cost to be in excess of £120 billion, probably well in excess .
I was unaware that the EU was conceived by secretive, deceitful individuals ( Monnet – Schumann et al ) intent on establishing an organisation that would subjugate Europe under German rule, disguised as democratic and philanthropic, but that was from the outset, a German initiated conspiracy to conquer Europe politically, having failed to do so by military means.
I choose to forget that the entire unelected EU Commission under
Jacques Delour was forced to resign in 1999 for corruption and ineptness. including Britain’s Commissioners : Leon Brittan and Neil
By accepting the BBC’s propaganda I was unaware of the high level conspiracy within the Tory party in the early 1970s seeking to take us into the Common Market, knowing it was simply a ploy to integrate our nation into a political federation called the EU, by stealth and deceit, via John Major’s signing of the Maastricht Treaty :
I prefer Britain – the land that my great grandchildren will inherit, to be administered under laws made by unelected EU officials in Brussels. acting under orders from Berlin.
If UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage, is consistently disrespectful to the EU parliament and its senior officials, surely this is justified by their
cynical contempt for the British electorate, including : expecting them to accept rule by an unelected Commission.
What Martin Luther did to the Catholic church, Nigel Farage has done to the EU.
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Theresa May and her Conservative Party will let us down on Brexit.
When you consider her record as Home Secretary and the fact that she, like with so many of her Tory colleagues, were Remainers last year, it isn’t a case of if, it’s a case of when, and how.
A strong UKIP really is the only way we guarantee the Brexit Britain needs.
Without our party on the field, she will have nobody to hold her to account in delivering the Brexit we have spent over two decades campaigning to get. Every other political party believes Britain should stay in the EU.
Theresa May wants to destroy UKIP. Together, we can stop that from happening.
Help keep UKIP strong by supporting our election campaign – there are seats we could win on the 8th of June but only with your help.
This is the first time in this snap election that we’ve asked you to consider donating to our fighting fund. We know how important it is to spend every penny of your money wisely and appropriately. We promise to do just that.
For Britain to have the brightest future, it needs a strong UKIP, which is why we need your support now more than ever.
Putting Great back into Britain
Bill Etheridge MEP has launched his EFDD booklet with the support of Nigel Farage MEP. It focuses on where the UK must go post-Brexit. It recognises that freedom does not belong to the state. It is not a commodity to be packaged and provided as the state sees fit.
Bill Etheridge MEP said “I would like to thank my EFDD colleagues, Tony Brown, Cllr Paul Brothwood and Martin Day, who share my political values and were instrumental in shaping this book. It was a pleasure to welcome Nigel and a number of prominent libertarians at the launch in Westminster last week. ”
Message From Paul Nuttall.
Thank you for being part of this election adventure.
I am so proud of all of you who have put your time effort and, yes, money where your heart is and are standing for UKIP in this snap general election.
As I go around the country supporting you and your teams I cannot tell you how it makes me feel to see your unbowed commitment to our party.
I want to make it clear that UKIP is, always has been and always will be different from the careerist political establishment. We are the ordinary men and women of this country. We got into politics to achieve something, as we have done is the most seismic of ways. That mission isn’t over and it won’t be until this country is free, independent and happy with its place in the world. Until then, we in UKIP will do all we can to ensure that we are, as I have said, the “Guard Dogs of Brexit”.
We go into this election filled with resolution and good heart. Don’t forget to have fun, as we are doing everything we can for our country.
Thank you all and see you on the trail.
Broadcast By Paul Nuttall.
UKIP LOCAL MANIFESTO 2017
Fellow branch members :
A General Election has been called, and we have been left with very little time in which to prepare.
This branch has fought the Bromsgrove constituency at the last four general elections, and intends to do so on June 8th though at this time we have no potential candidate in place.
Our party leadership have directed us to hold ‘hustings’ on
Wednesday 26th April, for this purpose, and we have made arrangements for this to take place.
Notices have been published inviting qualified candidates to apply, and Head and Regional Offices may wish to direct others who are unlikely to secure nomination in their constituency of choice.
Fellow Branch Members :
There being no accredited applicants for
the candidacy to the Bromsgrove Parliamentary constituency, the hustings scheduled for this evening ( 26th ) will not take place.
It is unfortunate, that due to the short space of time available to all parties before June 8th, it has not been possible to secure UKIP candidates for many seats across the UK.
We are living through a time of great change in British politics, and the eventual outcome cannot be predicted with any certainty.
We in UKIP are now an indelible part of British political and social history, and we can be proud of that, we acted for the survival of our nation and the future of our children and grand children
We must look forward to a becoming by the end of 2017, a revised party, better equipped to that ensure Britain’s severance from the E.U. is speedy, inexpensive, and in
accordance with the will of the people, as
expressed in the Referendum
which UKIP brought about.
For UKIP, this is not an end, but a new beginning,
U.K.I.P. Bromsgrove. Thursday’
We did not manage to secure a PPC for the General Election at yesterdays husting, however Party HQ, may have candidates who did not gain places in their preferred constituency who are prepared to stand elsewhere.
Very good letter in today’s Telegraph by Prof. Alan Sked, co-founder of UKIP, which states : Douglas Hurd arranged for the Tory Party to become a secret corporate member of Jean Monnet’s Action Committee for a United States of Europe – – – the Liberal and Labour parties followed suit- the British pubic of course was never informed.
Jean Monnet can be checked out on Wikipedia, but he was a French political economist, and very much the father of the European Project.
He once said : There will be no peace in Europe ( after 1945 ) if nations re-build themselves on a basis of national sovereignty. Oh dear, perhaps we should have taken more notice. Secretary.
A Message From Our Party Leader.
UKIP and its members have always prided themselves on being the only political organisation that really does believe in putting country before party.
Despite having worked for 24 years against a tide of abuse and ridicule, our perseverance and love of country have helped us to achieve one of the greatest political changes in British history.
Now with this snap election, we face a choice.
Whilst there is no doubt that this election is a cynical move by Theresa May to increase her own power in Westminster, it is clear that the Remain forces are using this as an opportunity to overturn the will of the British people. We cannot allow that to happen.
For many years now, UKIP has been about far more than just the European Issue. In 2015 we collectively produced a first class manifesto of policies that would transform our country for its people. It was a manifesto that offered common sense ideas on every aspect of British life and was yet another demonstration of how we had moved far beyond being a single issue pressure group.
Yet everything we want to achieve and accomplish for Britain is dependent upon us leaving the European Union, as the only genuine party of Brexit it is incumbent upon all of us to play our part in making sure that happens.
For now, we have asked every constituency across the country to work with the party on getting candidates selected this week. Alongside that, we will be having internal discussions on where our standing might seriously risk the chances of returning a Brexit MP to Westminster. Thanks to your incredible efforts in 2015, we are the challenger in so many seats across the country and that puts us in a strong position going into June 8th, but we know that in a small number of seats, our only impact might be to deliver a Remain MP. I do not want our party waking up on June 9th knowing that we’re responsible for a single remain vote making its way into the House of Commons.
This though is a decision we will make with you, not for you. We have already been contacted by a number of chairmen who have asked us to consider not standing a candidate in their area and we’ve been glad to hear from them. I am encouraging all of our branches to have similar discussions over the next few days, to decide for themselves whether fielding a UKIP candidate will benefit our immediate focus of getting our country back.
UKIP have always been a party of principle. Unlike the establishment, we will continue to work for what is in the best interests of our country, even if it is to the detriment of ourselves.
Have a great St George’s Day!
West Midlands Metro Mayor Candidate.
Andy Street elected West Midlands Mayor.
Many of you will have seen the contents of a letter written to me by Arron Banks in February so I feel it is right to share with you my reply to him that was sent earlier this morning. You can read the full letter here:
I write in reply to your letter to me of 26th February, which has been made public.
As you will know, at the end of November I secured the largest mandate ever given to a Leader of UKIP. This mandate was based on my call for unity within the party, as well as my proposals for reform.
I entirely agree that our party needs to look closely at our brand and how we operate, how we interface with our membership and how we communicate with voters. These are all things I promised to pursue if elected as Leader and I remain committed to those aims.
During the last week I have consulted with several significant supporters and donors who, in addition to our grassroots members, have helped to sustain UKIP’s financial position in recent years. I am pleased to say that they have pledged to continue to support the party going forward as we work to make the changes that are needed.
On Friday, I met with the NEC to discuss the contents of your letter. The NEC resolved to keep open their invitation to you to meet them on 27th March in London to discuss the ideas outlined in your letter. Any and all contributions to our work are welcome. However, I should make clear that, whilst I am open to working with you on improving and enhancing our party, the Party Chairmanship is not on offer.
In addition, whilst the NEC are keen to discuss and examine your ideas, they are concerned about continuing negative and damaging publicity flowing from this matter. Mindful of their primary responsibility to safeguard the reputation of UKIP, they have asked me to tell you that should you choose to further criticise UKIP, its leadership or the elected representatives in either the media or on social media, they will withdraw their invitation.
Finally, I’m also aware that you recently applied to re-join UKIP. The NEC have asked me to make clear that this application will not be processed until you have met with the committee on the 27th.
You have been a great supporter of the Party over the past two and a half years, and a major force in helping to achieve the Leave vote. For this we continue to be grateful and remain hopeful that you will look to work constructively with us as we move towards building UKIP into a real force for change in British politics.
Paul Nuttall MEP
MESSAGE FROM BROMSGROVE’S BRANCH CHAIRMAN.
I am sure you will all be as disappointed as I am in the Stoke result but I can assure you it was not for a lack of boots on the ground. There was a great response to the request for support, and large numbers of our members, from all over the country, traveled to Stoke and worked tirelessly. Their number included members from Bromsgrove who helped with the leafleting, door knocking and manning polling stations, even in the vile weather on polling day itself .The referendum was won but the fight isn’t over
My message today, is that WE are still here, ready to rejoin the fight. A little depressed but we will recover and, in the immortal words of Herr Juncker, say, ‘on we go’, the difference, however, being that we oppose everything he stands for.
Until we actually leave the EU. Some of our anti EU policies are in danger of being watered down, with fishing rights and human rights legislation being just two. We must keep up the pressure on this Government for as long as it takes.
One good thing we learned from our defeat is the knowledge that we can give the Tories a run for their money, which we intend to do in Bromsgrove Central at the County Elections. We will need as many volunteers to deliver leaflets and canvass door to door as possible: we may even hold table days again!
At present we have only one candidate to stand in the County elections and we need more, if only to take votes away from LibLabCon and allow our supporters the opportunity to vote UKIP. Please think about it, just your name against the our logo on a ballot paper will receive some votes without you even leaving your living room ! Contact me if you are willing to even consider doing that.
Stay positive! We won the Referendum and we will continue to move forward, we ‘the little people’ will continue the fight for our Country, through the sympathetic media, talking to friends using social media winning council seats and maybe writing to our MP!
The Stoke result is history and neither that or the machinations at Head Office affect the UKIP movement in Bromsgrove, which more than 8,000 of our fellow citizens supported in the General Election of 2015 and 53% voted leave.
A great campaign and great candidate deserved more
Many of us had hoped that we’d be starting our day today with a second UKIP MP.
The work that so many of you put into helping our campaign in Stoke deserved far more than the second place we achieved. Truly, I’ve never seen a UKIP campaign like it.
Record numbers turned out to deliver leaflets, knock on doors, work on street stalls and man our campaign shop. The one thing that we can be absolutely certain about is that we really did do everything humanly possible to get Paul Nuttall over the line and into Westminster. Sadly we fell short.
There are still so many positives to take from our campaign and so many of them involve you, our membership. Your enthusiasm, energy and passion for our party really has made this the best campaign UKIP has ever fought. Thank you all, so much.
Can I offer my thanks to the team who ran our campaign in Stoke, and to Paul for his courage in being prepared to take this challenge on so early in his Leadership. It took grit and determination; the very hallmarks of a UKIP candidate. In the face of a hateful smear campaign Paul remained focused and positive, never choosing to attack or criticise his opponents – he took on the Labour Party in their own heartland with grace and dignity and was a huge credit to our party.
Whilst we had dared to dream of a win in Stoke, we have remained realistic throughout the campaign. Winning any by-election under fptp is incredibly difficult and as the political analysts have commented, in the case of Stoke we would have needed a significant crossover of Conservative voters to help us over the line. That was not forthcoming, possibly because the Tories are more interested in keeping Jeremy Corbyn in place. Despite that we came together and improved on our result from 2015 whilst at the same time reducing the Labour majority by half. Last night was a step forward for our party and we must remember that.
Can I finally just say a massive well done and thank you to Fiona Mills and her team in Copeland. Despite so much of the party and its resources being focused elsewhere, Fiona battled incredibly hard and without complaint against overwhelming odds in the Cumbrian Constituency. Fiona will make an excellent MP one day and I’m sure that another opportunity with better prospects will come along soon.
As I said on the Today programme this morning, however long it takes for us to win a Westminster by-election, we will not be daunted. After our 23-year referendum campaign we know that politics is a long game and we’re sticking with it all the way.
How we’ve made our NEC more transparent
Following on from elections at the end of last year, our new Leader and National Executive Committee met at the beginning of January with all members agreeing on the need to make the committee more transparent.
As part of that agreement there was a commitment to make a report available to members, outlining what is discussed and agreed at meetings moving forward.
I’m delighted to be able to write and confirm that the first of these reports is now available for members to read online.
Due to the necessity of our NEC approving minutes from previous meetings, the publication of this report will always run approximately six weeks behind, but I hope that it will be the first step in reassuring members of the positive work that the NEC does on your behalf.
Also available is a document which will make specific reference to rule changes. I hope that this document will make it easier for our branch officers to see what rule changes are being made on a month by month basis.
Due to the sensitive nature of this information, it is being uploaded onto MyUKIP, the members only forum.
To view the reports, please click the link below:
To gain access to the page, you will first need to be registered to myukip.com
The link will prompt you to either LOG IN or REGISTER. If you are already a registered user of MyUKIP, please select the option to LOG IN using your usual details.
If you are not already a registered user of MyUKIP, please select the option to REGISTER and provide the requested details. Once you have received email confirmation of your registration to the site, you will be able to click the link (http://www.myukip.com/ukip-nec.html) and log in using the details you provided.
Dates for the Diary, News, Bedtime Reading etc.
MPs have taken a historic step towards taking Britain out of the European Union by approving the bill allowing the prime minister to trigger article 50 by a majority of 384 votes. The bill still has to get through another three days of debate in the Commons, and then it will go to the Lords, but with MPs backing it by such a large margin it now seems certain to clear all its parliamentary stages by the beginning of March. This means Theresa May will be able to trigger article 50 as she plans before the end of that month, starting a two-year process that should lead to the UK being out of the EU before April 2019.
Fed up with more of the same? Make the effort and change things. Stand and represent UKIP.
In a representative democracy, the term paper candidate is often given to a candidate who stands for a political party in an electoral division where the party in question enjoys only low levels of support. Although the candidate has little chance of winning, a major party will normally make an effort to ensure it has its name on the ballot paper in every constituency. In two-party systems, a paper candidate may also be known as token opposition.
Government loses Supreme Court case over Article 50.
Theresa May needs the approval of Parliament to trigger the Brexit process, Britain’s most senior judges have ruled.
The Supreme Court has decided that MPs must be given a vote on triggering Article 50, the formal mechanism for leaving the European Union.
Despite the setback, Downing Street insisted Mrs May’s plan to begin negotiations on leaving the EU by the end of March remains on track.
The Latest From Theresa May With Regards Her Brexit Negotiations.
17th January 2017.
Bromsgrove Branch Chairman Adrian Smart stood for election in Bromsgrove’s Norton Ward. He stated,
“The people of Norton and indeed Bromsgrove should be represented by local people with the knowledge and experience to fight for their right to be heard and not ignored.”
New Years Honour Award For UKIP’S
How a lack European border controls puts us all in peril
It gives no one in UKIP any pleasure whatsoever to state ‘we warned you’. Nigel Farage made it patently clear earlier this year that ISIS would use the refugee crisis and Merkel’s ‘open door invite’ to the troubled parts of the Middle East to smuggle hundreds of jihadists into Europe.
The slaughter of innocents in Paris and Nice wasn’t a coincidence and the latest atrocity in Berlin shows that ISIS is now at war with Europe. The EU’s continued support of Schengen and uncontrolled immigration both within and from outside the EU is (i) costing innocent lives, (ii) leaving hundreds with life-threatening or life-changing injuries and (iii) undermining social cohesion and our Judeo-Christian way of life.
That Anis Amri was able to enter the EU from Tunisia, be jailed in Italy, escape to Germany, kill and maim in Berlin, then flee back to Italy via France where he was shot dead, is testament to the failure of the EU to protect it citizens and control its internal and external borders.
Only one Party has had the political courage to consistently warn of the dangers of uncontrolled immigration and the loss of sovereignty to the EU and that’s UKIP.
UKIP must continue speaking truth to power and ensure that the UK is fully removed from the ticking time bomb that is the EU. History will judge that at a time of despair and tribulation only UKIP stood tall and was willing to fight for our hard fought for values and right to run our own affairs via a fully Sovereign Parliament.
UKIP Immigration Spokesman
UKIP Launches its NHS Policy.