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Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:11 pm
by Tony.Williams
Croydon13013 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:47 pm

She was working as a racist in a cocktail bar when he met her. But even then she knew she'd find a much better place either with or without him.
But would she have the world at her feet in only five years?

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:10 pm
by bindeweede
I forget what that saying is about sinking ships......
Thurrock's 17 UKIP councillors all resign from party
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-42830757

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 am
by Tony.Williams
Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:25 am
Any bets that Bolton was a plant by the Tories to destabilise UKIP? Are conspiracy theories allowed? :gmc
Maybe not the Tories: apparently UKIP members suspect that Bolton might be a Lib Dem agent, sent to destroy the party from within. :lol

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 am
by Croydon13013
Tony.Williams wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 am
Maybe not the Tories: apparently UKIP members suspect that Bolton might be a Lib Dem agent, sent to destroy the party from within. :lol
:lol

Brilliant UKIP logic. Obviously the LibDumb priority would be to destroy a party with even less support than they have rather than try to get votes back from the Tories and Labour who squeezed them in the last two General Elections.

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:17 pm
by bindeweede
The saga continues.
Ukip sacks Henry Bolton as leader in wake of racism row to spark fourth leadership contest in 18 months.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 15656.html

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:03 am
by Tony.Williams
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Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:55 am
by chaggle
You mean they held a vote which reversed the result of a previous vote?

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:20 am
by bindeweede
chaggle wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:55 am
You mean they held a vote which reversed the result of a previous vote?
Yes, and I expect one or two of them will spot the irony. Eventually. :lol

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 pm
by bindeweede
David Schneider

@davidschneider
5h5 hours ago

Hi. I’m down to be leader of UKIP between 2pm and 4pm on April 13th but I’ve got a dentist appointment. Can anyone swap
:lol

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:37 pm
by bindeweede
"UKIP Faces Being Wound Up In A Fortnight After Judge Orders Payment Of £175,000 Libel Case Costs."

Oh dear. Who would have thought it could come to this? Perhaps some of Farage's Trumpy friends might come to the rescue?

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... k-homepage

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 am
by Tony.Williams
UKIP has been tottering around since it achieved its basic aim and thereby became irrelevant. It's been the walking dead for months, so this could be a good excuse for it to disappear.

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:12 pm
by bindeweede
A brief update from a site new to me.

"UKIP faces collapse in candidate numbers ahead of local elections."
The anti-EU party will contest just 550 seats, around 12% of the total. The figure is a marked reduction on the 2,193 fielded in 2014, when Nigel Farage led the party.

Lord Hayward, a Conservative pollster, said that the figures were catastrophic for UKIP, and said that the party appeared “virtually dead”.
https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/po ... head-local

I expect Lord Hayward will have a pretty good idea where UKIP supporters have gone. :twisted:

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:56 pm
by Croydon13013
In 2014 UKIP contested 42 out of 70 council seats in Croydon. In 2018 they can only manage 8 candidates:

https://insidecroydon.com/2018/04/07/uk ... elections/

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 pm
by bindeweede
Curiouser and curiouser. New UKIP leader announces his resignation - in a year's time.
"Therefore, I intend to resign on 13th April 2019 so that a full leadership contest may take place. By then I will have decided if I wish to contest that election or not. For the next 12 months, I will concentrate on doing all I can to restore the party's fortunes. A very good start has been made and the party is now on a sound financial footing."
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 05211.html

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm
by Matt
Cynical to suggest it's an effort to emulate the Blessed St Nigel in both resigning and campaigning to be leader again?