OPINION: 2018; The Year To Make UKIP Great Again

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8 Responses

  1. Robster says:

    Trubbel at mill?

  2. Stanley Cutts says:

    If I may say so, an excellent summary Darrell. My take? – Res Ipsa Loquitur.

  3. Graham says:

    Let’s not even mention the brand, how stupid to take on the richest sports organisation in the world, lose, and then have to make changes such that the logo can no longer be used on ballot papers or mobile screens. There’s competence for you!

  4. Barrie Greratorex says:

    Together we win, divided we fall.

  5. Geoffrey Bastin says:

    Excellent comment that just about sums up the present situation.

  6. Geoffrey Bastin says:

    The real problem with UKIP lies with the limited company that owns it. As with all companies they have directors and shareholders. The rest of us that are mere party members are akin to minority shareholders in a large public company. We can complain all we like about the remuneration of the CEO but are incapable to do anything about it.
    As has been said by Darrel in very forceful terms, until and unless certain key figures are replaced nothing much is going to change.
    Perhaps it needs a members by-out to ring the changes. A year ago the party’s accounts were showing a trading loss of over £180,000. I can’t imagine this situation has improved and with the lack of staff I imagine it has got worse so a take-over bid should pose no problem. A fire sale must be a possibility.
    If UKIP is to survive as many of us hope then the time is ripe to make our move. Nine months ago it appeared that Arron Banks was about to become the major shareholder which prompted his rapid expulsion from the party by persons unknown although it is fair to assume it was at the instigation of the Party Chairman. That is where we are and the situation is very unsatisfactory and potentially fatal. As Darrel has said it’s time to empty the trash can.

    • Stanley Cutts says:

      I agree it’s a possibility Geoffrey, but it isn’t only UKIP in this invidious position. As the Donald so eloquently put it – “it’s time to drain the swamp”.

  7. urquhart says:

    Then surely if Mr Oakden is proving to be a stumbling block to future UKIP progress then said Mr Oakden, for the good of the party, must move on.
    Will not weight of members numbers voiced to that effect be effective ?

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