UKIP Uncovered
What motivates the leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party?

Sunday, April 04, 2010 

UKIP and Democracy

There is an item in The Sunday Times this morning about by-passing the law on political donations which further shames UKIP.

The bigger scandal remains their destruction of the only chance for real change in Britain's politics which took place with a vote by their NEC earlier last wek as reported below.

I left the following comment to The Sunday Times article, linked here:

It was revealed this week that the UK Independence Party's National Executive Committee had deliberately destroyed a plan which could have delivered a referendum on the EU and brought some much needed "New Politics"to the UK. I quote:

"A group of parties including UKIP, Jury Team and the English Democrats had recently held discussions to field joint candidates and offer the country a sane alternative to the corrupted politics now adopted by the three main parties. I understand the main threads of common understanding centred on the following main points; "that the UK electorate should be given a referendum on whether they wished to stay in the EU, the English electorate should be given a referendum on establishing an English Parliament and referendums should be allowed, subject to certain safeguards, if 5% of the electorate asked for one ("Empowering the People" through referendums) either nationally or locally (including MP recall)."

Agreement seemed near allowing this alliance to field one sole candidate in 558 seats and candidates in all 632 constituencies. In only 74 seats would the other parties clash with the UKIP and while they stood down 119 of their candidates UKIP would have to stand down a mere 18 PPCs.

The UKIP NEC, in spite of the urgings of their new leader Malcolm Pearson, refused to countenance the arrangement, preferring to continue to sabotage the best interests of the British people as has been their practice down the years..."

Abstention now seems the only course for most voters believing in independence and democracy for the UK, as few constituencies will offer a realistic chance for change.


posted by Martin |8:30 AM
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