Monday’s NEC Meeting: What We Know So Far – Veterans, Logo, Leadership Election & More

Reece Coombes

Reece is the founder and owner of Kipper Central. As a 16-year-old member of UKIP, he campaigned strongly to leave the EU and regularly attends meetings and conferences. Reece was the South West Young Independence (YI) Regional Chairman and was in charge of the finances, operation and promotion of YI in the South West. Reece is also the YI Secretary at his local UKIP branch and as such sits on the committee. 

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13 Responses

  1. Barrie greatorex says:

    Instigating Henry’s proposals so why did you plot to get rid of him,you have really brought UKIP down to. The street level of politics.

  2. Rob McWhirter says:

    These proposals went way before Henry…

  3. Rob McWhirter says:

    -… -… 😉

  4. Jim Stanley says:

    I had a read through of the Constitution, and there is, in my opinion, some “Wiggle Room”, early on it states tgat the NEC may, to ensure good administration of the Party may “bend” things to allow sensible temporary changes. Further on it also allows for a Leaders term of office to be extended for up to a year. Specifically mentioned are General Elections, and EU Elections, I would think that a Referendum would be allowed as a reason to extend a Leaders term , and as Local Elections could have many more candidates than a General Election.
    My Grandfather had a saying ” Rules are for the blind obedience of fools and the guidance of euse men”, quite appropriate in the current situation. As GB has the same powers as an elected Leader, the N EC could extend his term, afterall they extended their own term of office! So long as they act within the spirit of the rules, I can see no problem.

    • Rob McWhirter says:

      Sorry, Jim, but Gerard isn’t a “leader” elected by the membership, only an interim…

      • Jim Stanley says:

        Agreed Rob, but by my reading of the Constitution, the NEC can vary the “Rules” for want of a better word, when the good governance of the Party is an issue. A Leadership Election and Locals at more or less the same time , woild indicate that the interim Leaders term be extended. Writers of documents such as our constitution always sneak in a one line “Rule” that allows the governing body to do more or less anything under ” for the good of the Party” , check it out, Powers of the NEC Para 6.2 a, I see this as the clause that COULD be interpreted to allow GBs term to be extended.

  5. Roger Turner says:

    I left a comment here, just after midnight which was a reply to somebody else`s comment, where has it gone??????

  6. forthurst says:

    Lenny the Lion is NOT registered with the Electoral Commission; it is therefore highly inappropriate to use it on election communications because it will not tie in with the pound sign which will have to be used on ballot papers. An attempt to register the lion would fail because the legend “For the Nation” would be illegible at 2*2cm which against the Rules.

    • Jim Stanley says:

      For whatever reason, Lenny the Lion, should be left on the shelf. I do not tollow the round ball game, but have friends who do. They see the similarities between the two logos, and are upset with UKIP for trying to, as they see it, hijack their emblem. A lion has to my knowledge, in one form or another, been used since before he 1966 World Cup win, when the Lion wssknown as World Cup Willie, much to the amusement of many small boys, and not so small come to that! As there is still some doubt as to the legalityof Penny, it is better to stick to the old faithful £ sign logo, at least it is one less stick to beat us with!

  7. Noel Matthews says:

    It’s all just “interim” though right?

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