Nigel Farage expels entire UKIP membership for bringing party into disrepute

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ttosca Sun 19-Jan-14 19:25:06

The entire membership of UKIP across Britain – including councillors, MEPs and grassroots activists- has been expelled from the party following a hearing in front of a UKIP disciplinary panel in London.

Details of the reasons for the expulsions have not been disclosed, but party leader Nigel Farage confirmed to the media that it was in response to allegations that the entire membership was full of intolerant, narrow-minded, crackpot dingbats who pretend to be libertarian but in fact simply don’t like foreigners and homosexuals much.

In response to the mass expulsions, the former UKIP membership said they “feel sickened” at the way they had been treated and planned to appeal against the decision.

Immediately after the expulsions, the disciplinary panel members announced they had also expelled themselves from the party for bringing the party into disrepute, leaving Mr Farage as the sole UKIP member.

https://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/nigel-farage-expels-entire-ukip-membership-for-bringing-party-into-disrepute/

AnyFucker Sun 19-Jan-14 19:26:22

Is this a spoof ? confused

kelper Sun 19-Jan-14 19:27:08

How bizarre

VivaLeBeaver Sun 19-Jan-14 19:37:49

Its a joke isn't it?

Not that funny although ukip are indeed a complete shower.

Wingdingdong Sun 19-Jan-14 19:45:17

Farage has suspended one councillor - the Oxfordshire one at the centre of the 'gay blame' case - for bringing the party into disrepute. Think the article above is making the point that the whole party shares that councillor's views!

ttosca Sun 19-Jan-14 20:23:03

Yes, it's satire.

However, the Oxfordshire councillor is only the latest UKIP member to say something completely and utterly stupid, ignorant, and offensive...

ExcuseTypos Sun 19-Jan-14 20:30:15

Well as Farage has said "UKIP plan to vet all 1,818 candidates to ensure it didn't have "extremist, barmy or nasty" views" I expect your satire may well come true.

nennypops Sun 19-Jan-14 20:37:29

In my experience it really is seriously difficult to find a UKIP member without barmy or nasty views.

Isitmebut Sun 19-Jan-14 21:04:53

There is a strong rumour, but I couldn’t possibly comment, that the BNP are considering a reverse take-over.

New motto, to paraphrase Marx, should be; I would not join any party, that would have me as a member.

Hassled Sun 19-Jan-14 21:22:25

The Ukip Shipping Forecast is well worth a listen.

flatpackhamster Mon 20-Jan-14 07:43:11

Isitmebut
There is a strong rumour, but I couldn’t possibly comment, that the BNP are considering a reverse take-over.

In the head of internet fantasists.

I find it amusing to note how much energy is expended by fringe socialists on UKIP.

Isitmebut Mon 20-Jan-14 10:34:15

flatpackhamster r-e-l-a-x, the post and therefore I was having a josh.

As for the name calling, I'm hurt.

FYI there is neither anything fringe, or what you might call pinko socialist, about my views - stick around.

flatpackhamster Mon 20-Jan-14 11:34:42

Did you know that UKIP refuses to allow current or ex-BNP members to join? Other parties have BNP members or ex-members, but not UKIP.

Ubik1 Mon 20-Jan-14 11:39:27

The BNP doesn't have the brains to attempt such a thing they are a rabble of ex cons and lump heads.

Wasn't there a UKIP bigwig in the paper the other day saying Glasgiow council is run by 'gays, Catholics and communists' (which for Scottish voters isn't at all a bad thing, much better than UKIP's little Englanders)

Isitmebut Mon 20-Jan-14 12:16:50

FlatPackHamster Re your last comment regarding the BNP and Ukip, tut tut tut I’m afraid it is not true.

Ukip’s Farage had ADMITTED that ex BNP Members put up my Ukip at the last elections got through their vetting procedure – as there was not enough time to take them all to the vet to get them checked out – so are now officially rabid Ukip Councillors, let loose on the communities.

One then has to ask, as the BNP has lost 68% of its registered membership and Ukip has increased theirs by 66%, is this a coincidence?

If an ex BNP Member in handing over their brand new Ukip Membership forms don’t have swastikas tattooed on their knuckles and forehead, how would Ukip know where they came from; if they don’t vet their councillors, they as sure as Farage has a pint of beer in his hand, don’t check their Members.

As for the other political parties, I agree there should be major BNP infiltration concern, as WHERE DID THE OTHER 2% of BNP MEMBERS GO????

Have they joined the Tory Blue Rinse brigade, or the pro EU and immigration Labour and Lib Dem’s? Hmmmm.

flatpackhamster Mon 20-Jan-14 12:23:02

Isitmebut

FlatPackHamster Re your last comment regarding the BNP and Ukip, tut tut tut I’m afraid it is not true.

Ukip’s Farage had ADMITTED that ex BNP Members put up my Ukip at the last elections got through their vetting procedure – as there was not enough time to take them all to the vet to get them checked out – so are now officially rabid Ukip Councillors, let loose on the communities.

Your second paragraph doesn't agree with your first.

UKIP doesn't allow ex-BNP members to join. That's what I wrote. You then said that Farage admitted ex BNP members might have got through their vetting procedure. So they don't allow BNP members to join, there's a process to weed them out. Which is what I wrote. And it remains true.

None of the other parties have that.

One then has to ask, as the BNP has lost 68% of its registered membership and Ukip has increased theirs by 66%, is this a coincidence?

If both UKIP and the BNP had an identical number of members before, that claim might make sense, but it's just nonsense otherwise.

Why is it that this councillor's religious views only became news when he left the Tories? He's an ex-Tory councillor and has been for decades, but he defects to UKIP and suddenly it's "OMFG UKIP LOONIES!!!21111! LOLWTF".

Curious, wouldn't you say?

slug Mon 20-Jan-14 12:41:50

Flatpack. When Farrage admitted some ex- BNP members slipped through their vetting procedures, he was referring to the vetting procedures for UKIP members standing for election, not for ordinary, common or garden, party members. In fact, it could be argued UKIP had no vetting procedures at all when it came to a member who was willing to stand for election. In their haste to make it look as if UKIP were a grassroots party with strong support across the board, they were prepared to put any old name on the ballot paper, as long as they had paid their party dues.

Isitmebut Mon 20-Jan-14 13:00:45

Flatpackhamster you make a few very good points, especially regarding an ex Tory Councillor – but may I suggest that similar to Mr Farage, radical ex Tories of steroids, BECOME ‘ex’ Tories for a reason?

Regarding my main point, whether it makes sense to you are not, Farage ADMITTED weeks ago that although they thought they had vetting procedures in place, maybe due to the numbers involved getting check out, ex BNP members are now Ukip Councillors – tell me I’m wrong and I’ll find you proof/links.

Finally on the 68% fall in BNP Members and 66% rise in Ukip Members (figures published by both partys), remembering we are talking about signed up members and not headless supporters, feel free to publish the member numbers involved, I’m was just quoting percentages.

Apparently political parties do that all the time.

Ukip on the back of one poll by the Independent newspaper, claims that Ukip are the most popular party based on their sample of people.

The fact the Independent gives Farage newspaper space as a contributor, and their young socialist star Own Jones recently held out his hand to Ukip, as he thinks they have similar ideals (yeah right), may have politically colour their sample.

Lies, politics, statistics.

flatpackhamster Mon 20-Jan-14 13:05:34

slug

Flatpack. When Farrage admitted some ex- BNP members slipped through their vetting procedures, he was referring to the vetting procedures for UKIP members standing for election, not for ordinary, common or garden, party members.

They're the same thing. Ordinary members stand for election.

slug Mon 20-Jan-14 13:15:01

<<sigh>> When a party puts a member up for election, part of the process that most (though until recently not UKIP) do is vet the potential candidate before they will allow them to stand under the party banner. It is this which UKIP has spectacularly failed to do resulting in more than the normal quotient of ex-BNP members and swivel eyed loons standing as UKIP members.

Ubik1 Mon 20-Jan-14 14:35:41

Can anyone explain why the media is so flipping obsessed with UKIP? I cannot switch on the TV/ open the dailymail newspaper without seeing Nigel farage. And he appears to be a permanent fixture on QT. Why does this niche party get so much exposure? Especially when its members are such muppets?

Isitmebut Mon 20-Jan-14 15:03:53

Ubik 1…I believe Ukip gets exposure for two reason;

Firstly on Uk Domestic policies Ukip has joined the ‘oppose everything’ school of opposition, but as they also oppose the official oppositions policies, they get a double bubble – it is part of a cunning plan.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/ukip-british-political-compass-authoritarian-right
“Rather, as I've explained before, Ukip flagrantly pilfers the most unpopular policies from both Labour and the Conservatives and frames them in a negative manner, making its manifesto a "bucket list" for the annoyed and offering easy, uncosted solutions. Scared of immigrants? Vote Ukip. Insecure about the financial crisis? Vote Ukip. Hate the smoking ban, energy companies, HS2, Brussels, travellers, burqas, tax, Boris, debt, wind farms, bankers, quangos, foreign aid, crime, Abu Qatada, tuition fees, lazy people, Muslims, foreigners, the hunting ban? Vote Ukip.

The result of that scattered approach, however, may be that Ukip has somehow stumbled upon virgin territory that perfectly fits their nationalist identity; the vote of people naturally leaning towards the authoritarian right.”

Then on the broader subject of Europe, on every bit of negative news, the question then moves on to ‘should we be a part of this malarkey’ and as Ukip GUARANTEES to get us out, they get a platform.

The fact that Ukip CANNOT guarantee to bring the Uk out of Europe without changing UK law, is here nor there – other than Ukip call the other main political parties ‘tricksy’, as voters cannot believe a word they say and that "there time has come", to lie.

Isitmebut Mon 20-Jan-14 15:08:01

D'oh..."THEIR time has come"

claig Mon 20-Jan-14 15:11:53

'Can anyone explain why the media is so flipping obsessed with UKIP?'

Most of the media coverage is disparaging them in order to try and prevent their progress since they are the anti-establishment party. The media only focuses on muppets deliberately because they want to turn people off voting for them.

They are anti-establishment, a grassroots people's party, with few of the usual Oxford PPE think-tank planks, and the establishment are worried that they may scupper their plans.

Here is a Daily Mail comment piece which shows the establshment's concern over the people's popular revolt

'UKIP is a joke, but the revolt of the voters is serious.'

www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2428712/MAIL-ON-SUNDAY-COMMENT-UKIP-The-joke-turn-disaster.html

Expect there to be lots more gaffes and offensive statements, some possibly to be made by planted stooges, in order to try and stop the people's revolt.

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