by Godfrey Bloom
Euro sceptics (realists?) across the country must be as delighted as I am to see UKIP doing so well at the polls. As a founder member and not insignificant donor over the last 20 years I see at least a dim light at the end of the tunnel, perhaps an end to one of the most shameful periods in British history.
We must not forget the old Referendum Party, founded by James Goldsmith who nobly put a finger in the dyke until UKIP got fully mobilised, those early Kippers were derided and scorned like the early Christians, freezing nights delivering leaflets, money for meetings which were unattended and campaigns which were all but futile.
The original aim was simply a return to self-government: we sort of settled along the way for an in/out referendum, so success albeit with a rather shifty commitment from a dubious source. However for better or worse UKIP is attempting the difficult change from pressure group to political party. This requires the party to indulge in some navel gazing.
So far, humour me if you will, the political battle has been like a bizarre game of football. The establishment versus UKIP, the scoreboard shows them doing well, but how so? I would venture the establishment keep scoring own goals, immigration, criminal waste, social service failure, third world roads, ballooning national debt, huge defence cuts, ministries which remain not fit for purpose, the list is endless. Naturally the UKIP team dash up to their supporters, shirts pulled over their heads revelling in the glory, they gloat unashamedly in front of the TV cameras and who can blame them? Success has been a long time coming. But it is the establishment’s own goals that are producing the results. Continue reading