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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 

Graham Booth and Party Pressure

We are told by Andy Edwards that the UKIP (paid) Organisers are doing all they can to dissuade members from attending Saturday's meeting in London. If correct, maybe they should ask themselves who they are there to serve. The members, or, a small Cabal, interested only in stifling debate about their unconstitutional/illegal attempt to remove the Party Treasurer!

Regional Organisers, you have to choose - Democracy or Oligarchy. Please support, those trying to clean up UKIP, and not those trying to use it for there own ends!

In our earlier post today regarding NEC attempts to block the meeting, we reported that Graham Booth and Tony Stone were the public front being used. Booth recent MEP replacement for Michael Holmes, has been treated lightly on this blog, other than some small leg-pulling over his European Parliamentary maiden speech.

Having heard of his present activities, we feel some further such light entertainment at his expense might now be called for and therefore bring our readers this 'manifesto' for a new party written in January 1996, which originally ran to eight pages but we now offer just a taste :-


(Creation Of the Silent Majority's Opportunity to Speak)

Some of the extracts read thus:

"The sole purpose of COSMOS is to dramatically improve Britain's future prospects."

"System of Government:
I believe that a system of Proportional Representation would be much more equitable and would probably result in a coalition government, thus using the best brains, regardless of party, to take the key roles, so that Britain's interests could at last be given full consideration................."
"I would question the need for 600 odd MPs, many of whom are of dubious quality - why not increase the present salary of £33,000 per year to say, £100,000 but at the same time reduce the number of MPs to approximately 100................."

"The Economy
Why not control the rate of inflation at an 'acceptable' level of, say, 3 to 4% with STRICT controls on WAGES AND PRICES.............."

To deter young offenders, when given custodial sentences, I would suggest that a stiff, daily work routine should be arranged for them, suopervised by ex-RSM's..............."
"Personally I can't see any problem with carrying an ID card, even including a genetic fingerprint - if it helped reduce crime the so-called "loss of civil liberties" would be a price worth paying......"

Would it not, therefore, be a good idea to use £5 per week from the employERs share of National Insurance..........for each employee and give it to BUPA (or similar). With some 20million new customers it should be possible to negotiate a pretty good deal!"

COSMOS would invite opinion through a referendum on the lines of:
1 'Do you wish to revert to the original idea of a simple free-trade group of European countries?'
[2 & 3 not shown for bevity]
"IF the first option won the majority vote I would have no problem with a single currency"

After A levels, a six month 'Outward Bounds' style course, perhaps on the lines of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, should be compulsory for all boys (and girls) to instill a sense of responsibilty into our children as they approach adulthood."

I suggest an immediate ban on all unsolicited junk mail................"
"It does seem particularly ironical that the world's leading spokesman on contraception is the head of the all-male, all celibate Vatican! If only all couple could be persuaded that two children make an ideal family, the world's population would level out and soon actually decrease."

Maybe newspapers could include a couple of pages each day confined to reports on "Good News" items........"

This 'new political party' was conceived by, and the 'manifesto' from which the extracts above are culled, was written by one Graham Booth.

Presumably before he joined UKIP.

We are assured by our usually reliable source that he holds the hard copy and believe it or not was intended to be taken seriously when issued. In the event there is another politically motivated Graham Booth whose 'brainchild?' this might have been we will of course immediately remove this post and offer our sincere apologies to UKIP's third MEP and lead candidate for SW England.

posted by Martin |4:51 PM
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