UKIP is lost on the political map, but I firmly believe that Peter Whittle can steer it to success

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  1. Geoffrey Bastin says:

    Let’s forget about UKIP being a political party for a few moments and understand it is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and must remain solvent if it is to survive. Those who run the company are appointed personnel such as the chairman, treasurer and some members of the NEC.
    That leaves the Leader. Now he or she may be a shareholder of the limited company but they have little or no control over the daily running of the business.
    So the main and only role for the Leader is chief salesperson. That is an important and responsible job as the future success of the company depends on good sales figures. The Leader needs a lot of wow factor which brings me onto Peter Whittle and why he is not the man for the job.
    When Peter was appointed deputy leader he was not really seen in a supporting role and indeed was critical of the leader Paul Nuttal. Perhaps that was understandable seeing how many of us were very unhappy with him also especially and finally with the Stoke by-election debacle.
    Even during the leadership hustings Peter has been seen to interrupt other candidates on too many occasions and seemed to like disagreeing with anyone who presented a different view.
    Those are indications of someone who is not prepared to listen especially when this leadership election is not a contest with opponents from another party but their own colleagues who are on the same side.
    Every party needs wow factor. We had it in shed loads with Nigel Farage and the media would hang on his every word. As we look at the choices this time we don’t have that option and are in danger of becoming yet another party with a new leader that only talks in boring ways of re-organising the party, scrapping this or that, promising to change the world and not having much Idea how to do it.
    UKIP unlike the other parties does not have donors in quantity to help it stay afloat. The few we had are now even fewer and some of the better ones have been thrown out with the bath water.
    It UKIP fails to establish itself again as a party of rebellion which represents the hopes, fears and wishes of the largest part of our society then it will fade away. Unfortunately on past performance Peter Whittle can never fulfil that role even if he is the bookies favourite with the backing of the establishment.
    That establishment wishes to preserve the status quo of our party and continue as if nothing has happened over the last twelve months.
    If that is not the case then why is all this talk about re-organisation, re-branding and a logo change even being discussed let alone implemented before the new leader is in place ?
    If the limited company of UKIP is to survive it must have something to sell the voters and I’m struggling to find the answer with Peter Whittle.

  2. Rob says:

    Fine words, Nick: but for a future image of UKIP if Peter Whittle was ‘in the driving seat’, you must Google – PETER AND THE PINATA- NEWS THING- YOUTUBE … the first item on the page. If Peter can create such television ‘gems’ like this as Deputy Leader, just imagine what he could achieve as Party Leader .I trust Peter donated his performance fee to his local UKIP branch.

    peter donated

  1. 10:29 pm, October 8, 2017

    […] However, I am saddened that Peter Whittle decided not to write for us. He was contacted a number of times, online and in person. However, Nick Harris, a member of his campaign team, did write for us instead (UKIP is lost on the political map, but I firmly believe that Peter Whittle can steer it to success). […]

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