The morning after #Stoke.

0724, Friday 24th February 2017.

Paul Nuttall wakes up from the little sleep he’s had and for a moment, he can’t quite recall where he is. Within the space of a week he has slept in Brussels, Strasbourg, Bootle and now a hotel on the outskirts of Stoke. The light breaking from beneath the curtains is enough that he can see himself in the mirror. “I look like I’ve fucking aged ten years,” he thinks to himself.

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It’s been a long night. The UKIP leader returned from the count at about two am, there was no point staying any longer. By pure habit he checks his phone. Wiping the sleep from his eyes he tries to focus. Two missed calls and a text from Gawain Towler, another from his aide. There may be others. They can wait. There are a few other text messages with commiserations. He skips them.

The message from his London press chief is the most concerning. A story has already appeared on Breitbart London with quotes from Nigel Farage. Nuttall thinks it was probably pre-written. Even Raheem Kassam’s detractors are saying it’s the best article he has ever penned. Gawain says it is “catastrophic”. Paul skim reads the link.

“Paul Nuttall promised to keep the flame of Nigel Farage alive, to take UKIP to the next level. Instead he placed amateurs like Lisa Duffy and Patrick O’Flynn in charge of the fire, and they, the Red UKIP wreckers doused it out,” is a line in particular which is being picked up by the party faithful. Predictably the infighting has begun.

Arron Banks never went to bed. Up all night tweeting, he has issued an ultimatum. No more funding until the “infiltrators are removed from the party!”. Douglas Carswell has re-tweeted it with a smile emoji.

Nuttall’s pondering is cut short as the hotel door opens. “You better watch this,” an aide says as he puts a cup of coffee down on the desk next to the leader’s bed.

Steven Woolfe MEP, formely of UKIP is live on Sky news. Another damning indictment of Nuttall’s leadership, Woolfe dissects the campaign and tells the presenter he could have won Stoke. “What next for UKIP, Steven?” they ask. “Well I really think it’s time to call it a day.”

The news ticker at the bottom of the screen keeps repeating the same thing.

‘LABOUR HOLD: GARETH SNELL WINS STOKE CENTRAL BY-ELECTION – 3258 MAJORITY’

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JAY BEECHER’S #UKIP EXPOSED – “THE BOOK THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO READ”

Former Vote Leave coordinator and campaign manager for Lisa Duffy’s UKIP leadership bid, Jay Beecher, has released a tell all book about his time in the party.

The book, released for free on amazon kindle, gives us an alarming insight into the unprofessional behaviour and outright corruption within so the ranks of the far-right party. Many of Beecher’s revelations are already open secrets, but his testimony does add colour and credibility to the story.

UKIP EXPOSED.jpgJay Beecher was suspended from UKIP after a failed attempt to rein in racist elements in UKIP’s youth movement, the YI.

UKIP have an alarming rate of staff and activist turnover, and it seems that ‘kippers’ fall into two categories. The first are the well meaning and in some cases naive recruits who joined because they felt a genuine disconnect with establishment or had legitimate concerns about the European Union. This type of UKIP member is usually between 30-60, at least moderately educated and well presented.

The second type of member is at least somewhat racist and looking for a “credible” outlet within a party; someone who is using “legitimate” arguments against the European Union as a fast track to xenophobia and achieve their personal political objectives. They see UKIP as a way of venting their personal frustrations in a safe environment with other like minded individuals.

Within UKIP the latter category is made up more of the older generation, some of whom refuse to accept that the United Kingdom has become a successful multi-ethnic society and that our country’s role in the world has changed. It is also made clear in this book that UKIP’s youth wing is the real breeding ground of extremism in the party, and seen as a fertile recruiting ground for the far-right. YI is the point of initiation for many of UKIP’s most vocal and disturbing characters. Indeed, Paul Nuttall himself is a early graduate of the YI’s far-right training programme.

Jay Beecher falls into the previous category. Well meaning, conservative leaning, with a clean cut and professional appearance. He says he had initial reservations about the party, but a lack of credible information and opposition to the EU meant he put those reservations aside. Within a short space of time he was promoted through the ranks and elevated into a position of power within his branch, region and then national party. He also became a close confidant of UKIP’s East of England MEPs.

It’s a familiar story that we have heard before, and it ended in a predictable way.

In the two years that Jay Beecher was involved in UKIP he witnessed shocking comments, he heard xenophobic rhetoric and he was pressurised into following policy and public relations tactics which he did not feel would help the party or the country. Most disturbingly these were led by so called “moderate” MEP Patrick O’Flynn, who is exposed as an arch-manipulator behind the scenes in the book. 

Many of our audience would rightly consider Beecher to be a strong conservative (in fact he is now a Tory member) with leanings that are uncomfortably to the right. However, juxtapose this with UKIP – where he was seen as too moderate, too weak, and one of the quote “biggest cucks” in the party.

The book shows us that UKIP’s political compass is totally outside of the realms of reality, and those UKIP members who do see themselves as non-racist conservatives who “just wanted to get out of the EU” can no longer realistically continue to be part of what is now esentially the successor to the BNP.

Pick it up FOR FREE this weekend on amazon.

Disclaimer: Despite the similarity of the name of the book and our site, we are not affiliated with the author in any way. 

#UKIP IN BOLTON: A FRONT ROW SEAT FOR CORRUPTION AND RACISM

Last year we brought you an explosive investigation into corruption and cover-up within UKIP’s South West operation. Despite testimony and evidence from disgusted and alarmed party members, the only action UKIP took was to remove officials involved in trying to deal with the racism, antisemitism and rampant corruption and promote the conspirators.

The allegations were so damning that a panicked Nigel Farage pulled out of a scheduled EFDD public meeting in Cornwall less than 24 hours after our story was published.

SLATed.jpgFarage pulled out of a scheduled meeting on Cornwall just hours after our exposé of corruption, racism and anti-semitism in the Duchy. Just a coincidence? 

Both former party chairman, Steve Crowther, and current UKIP chief, Paul Oakden, were well aware of the goings on in what we have aptly named the “rotten state of UKIP” and failed to act despite significant local donors pulling their funding and support for the party.

The ring leader of the cover up, one Stuart Guppy, is a long term UKIP stalwart and a staunch believer in the party. Guppy, a retired police desk clerk, has since been promoted to Cornwall Vice Chairman and made treasurer of the county operation. He has even been given the Vice-Chairmanship of a second local branch.

You can read previous posts on the subject here:

EXCLUSIVE: SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF #UKIP

THE WILD WEST: ANOTHER TALE FROM THE ROTTEN STATE OF #UKIP

Bitter Accusations Flying in UKIP’s Cornish Branch (HNH)

UKIP have made a big deal out of the alleged anti-Semitic abuse thrown at their Jewish activist, Shneur Odze, in Stoke and been vocal about their outrage. However, they (Odze included) have not responded to our provable evidence of racism and anti-semitism in their own party.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and here it is. We believe that this is the leader of the anti-semitic cover up, Stuart Guppy, sat in the front row of the UKIP Spring Conference during Paul Nuttall’s speech.

Guppy 1.jpgUKIP St Ives Chairman, Stuart Guppy, in the front row for Paul Nuttall’s keynote speech in Bolton. 

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A close up of Mr Guppy.

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An image of Guppy from Tory party literature for reference. 

If this is indeed Guppy it proves that in Nuttall’s “New UKIP”, the best way to the top is to promote hate and cover up for the corrupt.

Same. Old. UKIP.

 

The Sun, and those ‘text messages’ in Stoke. #Breitbart #HarryCole #Ukip

You may have heard about this story yesterday in The Sun:

Also picked up by ITV News.

Indeed, WikiGuido is on it too:

But what is the truth here? Alex (WikiGuido) responded to our tweet here:

And then failed to respond to this tweet:

#Tumbleweed

Also, predictably, Ukip activist Tariq Mahmood who received the text, told The Sun it was “outrageous.”

He’s used quite a bit by Ukip is Tariq. See Stoke Sentinel and Skwawkbox.

What is absolutely clear the first anon text could have been sent by anyone and in the Sun article it is made clear that it was anonymous.

Whoever sent it was expressing how he felt. It does not make him a ‘political activist’ or indeed a member of the Labour Party.

Whoever sent it has a reason to be fearful of Islamaphobia when the Sun publish stuff like this.

and Ukip do stuff like this.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/ukip-leadership-hopeful-lisa-duffy-wants-total-ban-on-muslim-sch/

and this

http://www.islamophobiawatch.co.uk/ban-islam-and-knock-down-all-the-mosques-urges-ukip-candidate-who-accuses-muslims-of-ethnic-cleansing/

and so on…  (endless list)

When I first read the Sun article, it struck me that they are totally different text messages which have been reported in a way to manipulate the Sun reader into thinking they are the one and the same. Indeed, it works well to link the anonymous text to Navid Hussein, who is featured in the article with his opinions in a text (not the anonymous one), and he had posted on Facebook expressing his feeling too.

Pictures of Navid have since appeared all over the news and social media along with the Labour candidate Gareth Snell, and also Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of the Stoke by-election, with pictures of both texts and the Facebook post which are effective in getting the message of the Sun across to a wide audience ( which is what Murdoch wants)

Sure enough it’s also being spun by Breitbart that Navid Hussein is the ‘Labour activist’ who sent the anon text, and the Sun and all the rest are claiming he is guilty of ‘spiritual influence’, which is an offence, and Navid has also been reported to Staffordshire police and the Electoral Commission.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/16/labour-warns-muslims-dont-vote-hell/

So they reported him to the police when he’s not the anonymous texter.

Check that headline!

spiritualAnd now there is a clear motive for a vendetta against Navid Hussain.

These comments come from here:

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Certainly, it’s a welcome diversion away from the follies of Nutsack Nuttall, and all he and his mate Arron Banks have been up to this week.

#UKIP ELECTION PLANS FOR #STOKE

Thanks to our internal sources we are able to bring you some of UKIP’s plans for the Stoke by-election.

It seems that they are staging a huge effort to “Get Out The Vote” during the final week of campaigning.

Read for yourself…

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UKIP are desperate to get Paul Nuttall elected in Stoke. 

“I’ve now spent a total of 7 days in Stoke, and testify that an enormous amount of effort has gone into our campaign there; much of this was canvassing, obtaining pledges, identifying exactly who our likely voters are and where exactly they live. This was done so that, on Election Day, we are able to efficiently Get Out The Vote (“GOTV“). This is how to clinch an election.

“To GOTV, we need as many members and supporters reporting to our H.Q. at 1 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1DB early morning (6.00 am, an hour before polling stations open, would seem sensible) on Thursday February 23rd. They will then be allocated jobs, depending on needs and abilities. Duties will include knocking at doors to ensure our voters get out and vote, manning polling stations and admin. Contact H.Q. via 0333 800 6800 well in advance – on Election Day itself, it may be too hectic and the phone lines dedicated to bona fide emergencies.

“If you are not near London, wish to go to Stoke earlier, or prefer to make your own way on Election Day, for cheap train tickets click here, here, here or here. 

“On the 17th, a huge convoy will leave Bolton for Stoke (circa 50 miles, an hour’s drive) at about 9.00 am on Saturday 18th, to begin the final canvassing and leafleting weekend in our campaign and to park our tanks in Labour’s front yard. We expect members to share cars – but Challenger 2’s will do – for the journey.”

Freddy Vachha 
UKIP Chairman – London Region

PAUL NUTTALL: WHY #UKIP NEVER EXPECTED YOU TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT #HILLSBOROUGH

Many people have asked me what was Paul Nuttall (or perhaps his press team) thinking when false claims about Hillsborough were published on his official website. Why, if he was really there, did he need to exaggerate the truth?

The answer is simple. Like with the rest of Nuttall’s half-baked backstory, he never expected anybody to ask questions. Phd, professional footballer, it goes on. If in doubt, blame the press officer or obscure adviser from ten years ago who edited the website.

Nobody will care anyway.

But things have changed because now there is scrutiny. Footage of Paul Nuttall squirming around in a chair on Liverpool’s City FM  when challenged about his Hillsborough claims showed us all the truth. Far from dealing with the situation like a professional, the UKIP leader shrivelled up like a slug that’s just had salt poured on it when he was confronted.

Nuttall 2.jpgThe UKIP leader fidgeted and squirmed through an uncomfortable interview about his website’s Hillsborough claims. 

Grabbing at the transcript from the presenter’s hand, Nuttall recoiled. With the evidence in black and white, the stunned UKIP leader was forced to clarify that he had not lost “close personal friends” (as claimed on his site) but rather “people who I knew”. He then banged the table with his open palm and said he had “people who would stand up in court” to prove he was really there.

You don’t have to be a body language expert to make a judgement.

Until the 2014 EU elections UKIP were a fringe party, a protest movement, an itch that annoyed the Eurosceptic wing of the Tory party. They were nothing. No real threat to the established order. UKIP relished this because it meant no real scrutiny.

Nuttall.jpg Paul Nuttall’s tall tales are falling apart under increased scrutiny. 

They’ve enjoyed limited success over the years since UKIP was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999, and the party has gone on a moderate run of local and EU election victories since then.

Despite these sporadic high points nobody has ever taken UKIP seriously as a party of power; most of all UKIP themselves. Aside from two by-elections won by Tory defectors, they have never come close to putting MPs on Westminster’s green benches.

UKIP would argue that they have done exceptionally well in EU elections, especially in 2014.  But lets face it, their lacklustre candidates and buffoonish MEPs were all elected on list systems in elections where apathy was widespread.

Populism and sensationalism manifested in the form of UKIP and their European far-right partners took advantage of public disregard for European level democracy, and now they’ve taken it away. Whether you wanted Brexit or preferred to remain, it should disturb you down to the core of your soul that this was allowed to happen in 21st century Britain.

It was only after the BNP imploded in spectacular fashion and UKIP seized the immigration vacuum left behind, that activists and what UKIP term “the left” (aka anybody who disagrees) really began to scrutinise them. Therefore many of the revelations about Paul Nuttall and his obvious and quite ridiculous biography would not be new to us – had we been watching him closely all along.

There are those who have been keeping a good eye on Farage, Nuttall and the rest of the UKIP gang. Greg Lance-Watkins for one should be highly commended, his blog UKIP vs EUkip has provided us with a great resource, with articles and commentary going back well over a decade.

[All of his Paul Nuttall articles can be found HERE. Have a look through and you will soon see that Nuttall is a main offender going back all the way to his time as a junior assistant for UKIP MEPs.]

Don’t think for a moment that this didn’t suit Nuttall and UKIP. The lack of proper scrutiny has allowed them to operate behind the scenes, spreading lies and half-truths in an effort to secure enough votes to maintain the financial benefit that comes with elected office.

UKIP, and especially the “old guard” of which Nuttall is a member, never believed they would be in this position; they never thought UKIP would be big enough to matter or that those of us who are against their party would take the time to dissect their words and statements. That is why they have been telling us lies (both personal and political) for over a decade with no real fear of blowback.

Now they have reached a level where every statement, every action and every past indiscretion is now on the table and being dissected by the wider public. UKIP can’t hide from their past any longer.

#UKIP’S ANTI-SEMITISM HYPOCRISY LAID BARE IN #STOKE

UKIP were keen to make a meal out of allegations that “leftist” activists had abused their orthodox Jewish member, Shneur Odze, while he campaigned in Stoke. Although many people have expressed concerns about the authenticity of the story, Paul Nuttall and other top UKIP figures have endorsed this version of events and heavily got behind The Express article.

The lead voice in UKIP’s uproar came from their West-Midlands MEP James Carver, who tweeted that he was now aware of “who the real racists are”, claiming (without posting proof) that the Labour party was behind the demonstration.

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UKIP MEP James Carver was quick to make political capital out of allegations of anti-Semitic behaviour in Stoke. 

But perhaps the Worcester based MEP should practice what he preaches. For several years Carver has employed Liam Porter as his chief of staff in Brussels, a man who has dubious social connects to the far-right. We are reliably informed that Carver relies on Porter “as a crutch” and that he performs tasks such as filling in his vote lists and writing his speeches.

You see, Porter is a known associate and close friend of the Swedish neo-Nazi, Carl Joel Ankar, an on-record and admitted anti-Semite who publicly called his university lecturer “Jewish swine”, and later called for armed solutions to immigration; proposing that Europeans “drive them back to the desert, with weapons if necessary”.

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James Carver’s chief of staff, Liam Porter (L), photographed with Carl Joel Ankar (centre) in Alistair Harrison’s (R) facebook cover image. 

Ankar, who worked for UKIP’s partners, the Sweden Democrats, has also been formally investigated several times by the European Parliament for racist and xenophobic behaviour; including an alleged racist attack on one of UKIP’s own ethnic minority staffers in a Brussels bar.

Despite their friendship being public, and Ankar’s comments being admitted, Carver did nothing to rein in his protege. Infact his fellow UKIP MEPs and staff continued to socialise and work with Ankar and other far-right extremists in the EFDD – including the holocaust denier that saved their EU parliament group from collapse in 2014.

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In 2016 UKIP’s European Parliament staff Daniel Paddock, Laura Henderson, David McClure, Jamie Illingworth and Francesca Howard were photographed posing with the neo-Nazi, Carl Joel Ankar. 

UKIP’s Brussels fraternisation with the far-right is well reported and documented. Perhaps if Carver and other ‘kippers’ really do want to tackle racism and anti-semitism they should clean their own house first, and deal with the anti-Semites and their supporters within their own offices.

 

 

BREAKING: ITALIAN FIVE STAR MOVEMENT VOTES TO LEAVE #UKIP’S #EFDD GROUP

Italian MEPs from the Five Star Movement, UKIP’s partner in the European Parliament EFDD group, will be leaving the far-right alliance after 78.5% of party members voted to quit in an online referendum.

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Only 5.6% of the 40,000 members who voted wanted to stay with the UKIP dominated group…

Updates will follow…