Picking up the pieces 

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  1. David Allen says:

    The point about the principle electorate sitting at home oblivious to this contest is well made. However, My experience of them suggests that they are not the kind of people who are likely to vote for change, which puts Peter Whittle in the driving seat, particularly as candidates are prohibited from directly contacting the electorate. To overcome that, a candidate needs something extremely persuasive in the Independence magazine, which is probably the first and only time most members will see the field. On that score Henry Bolton does extremely well as no other candidate has achieved any real note, despite election success under the UKIP banner when we had much more support. Our members like service, police, army etc. They also respect honours, so Henry’s OBE (for services to security and stabilisation) will be very influential whilst, quite to the contrary, it is ignored by the on-line community. We had better hope that Henry wins, for the party has little hope with any of the others.

  2. len laws says:

    The deep problems at UKIP Folkestone Branch have largely been encouraged by Mr. Bolton. Why did he tell them he could not run for Parliament[a paid job] then goes for the leadership? Not the actions of a leader. The AMW challenge fiasco coupled with the assertions that Farage backs him ,when he merely acted as a referee show desperation. His days in Brussels have gleaned the support of those who ride the gravy train.

    • David Allen says:

      Nigel Farage, When asked if his being a political referee amounted to an endorsement of Henry Bolton he said “I don’t want to get involved in the election but if members wish to see that as an endorsement then that is up to them”. That’s about as close as you can get to an endorsement, or, at least, that’s the way our members will see it.


    Everyone click my links,a vote for HENRY BOLTON,and UKIP will be finished within a year.
    Do not be fooled by yet another UKIP USEFUL IDIOT ISLAM.
    Vote for Anne Marie Waters and thousand will join us,and there will be a future for both UKIP and our once great and former Christian Country.

    • Pamela Preedy says:

      Well said, Geoffrey! Bolton tried to get rid of AMW and failed. Collins bad-mouthed AMW’s manifesto launch and failed. The Gang of Four are a bust. David Kurten says too much when it’s better to say little. JRE is a tad eccentric. Poundland is dull. Forgotten anyone? It doesn’t matter, the only person I’m going to vote for is our heroine Anne Marie Waters, the one who speaks the truth and shames the devil.

      • David Allen says:

        Fact, were AMW to win. several donors have made it clear they will call in their loans. The party cannot pay and will move into bankruptcy. That will be the end. everyone knows this including AMW. I’m a supporter of her aims but not her approach and certainly not her abilities, which are limited. I’ve written concrete proposals for action against potential jihadists, AMW has no strategy. That does make a difference. I don’t believe that the leadership of UKIP means anything to her, nor does the continuation or demise of the party. I think she sees that as a price worth paying to enhance her personal celebrity, or perhaps infamy, as a mechanism to pursue her campaign. Also it has recently transpired that some of her claims may be exaggerated. It would be wrong to conflate the passion of a campaigner with the qualities needed to lead a political party. Fortunately, she has little chance, outside the hugely unrepresentative arena of social media. She certainly does attract the fringe though.

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