Category Archives: UKIP

UKIP – the new Monday Club?

Bastions of Power: The Institute of Directors           The problem with the internet is that it is easy to make connections between people, events and organisations: you could call it a conspiracy theory generator. It is … Continue reading

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Red-Tape fire-starter Francis Maude helped made UKIP chair Steve Crowther a millionaire

As I wrote previously, I thought that Steve Crowther, UKIP’s machiavellian chairman, had made a fortune in the world of Ad agencies and marketing. He co-founded a company called April Six in 2000 and then sold it to The Mission … Continue reading

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UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther – Master of Spin, and lover of Sharks?

UKIP chairman and North Devonian Steve Crowther was heavily involved in campaigning against a windfarm out in the Bristol Channel, and worked with the local CPRE group, as I described in a previous blog. At that time I had singularly … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Roger Helmer ventures into supporting renewable energy, and gets it all wrong.

      More UKIP bonkersness. Roger Helmer has now decided he supports renewable energy, but only if it is bioethanol distilled from wheat. This appears to be because he doesn’t want a bioethanol distillery built in Stocton (sic) on … Continue reading

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The Changing Politics of British Landscapes

          It’s fair to say that UKIP’s environmental policies, especially those involving any deep thought or reflection, are hard to find anything other than a little bit silly. And this sense isn’t helped by the antics … Continue reading

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Thought Spending Cuts were to reduce Public Debt? Think again

Last week David Cameron told the Tory Conference that under the Coalition the country was “paying down its debt.” This, after all, we are told is the reason why we have had to endure: The worst cuts in public services … Continue reading

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Will “The Usual Suspects” fund Owen Paterson’s new Dummy Tank UK/2020?

      a dummy tank Two and a half years ago I wrote about the Art of Deception, and Operation Fortitude, where inflatable tanks were used to fool the Germans into thinking that D-Day would be an invasion of … Continue reading

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Clacton blank Banksy and parody themselves in the process

It is a great story. Banksy paints this image of plucky British (English) pigeons protesting against an exotic looking migratory bird – a swallow perhaps. Are the pigeons feral? Tendring Council, in the Clacton constituency which will be voting in … Continue reading

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The strange case of Dr Earth and the UKIP environment policies

Dr Strangelove Curious to discover whether UKIP could justify new(ish) recruit Mark Reckless’ position on the protection of Lodge Hill (he is currently for its protection), I went in search of their environmental policies. I had already subjected myself to … Continue reading

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Weird: UKIP is now the main political party defending Lodge Hill from development.

Who would have thought that Mark Reckless, MP for Rochester, including Lodge Hill SSSI, would have defected to UKIP? Well I certainly did, just a couple of weeks ago. He had been on the fence between the Tories and UKIP … Continue reading

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