From the Archive: Gerard Batten is Best, Forget the Rest

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To continue with more of my previous blogs on UKIP.  This one is from November 6th 2009, a time when the UKIP leadership elections were taking place and Gerard Batten was hoping to succeed Nigel Farage. Gerard Batten is Best, Forget the Rest   Fellow London MEP Gerard Batten is apparently campaigning to succeed Nigel Farage…

Gerard Batten is Best, Forget the Rest

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  Fellow London MEP Gerard Batten is apparently campaigning to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). The site set up to support him is interesting to say the least.Yesterday there was a post arguing that Gerard Batten’s attempts to cover up fraudulent spending of European Union monies did not…

Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up

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This week saw Conservative MEPs vote against a Europe-wide initiative to provide aid for those struggling with food poverty. The £3 billion EU fund, known as ‘European aid to the most deprived’, would have sent £3 million in the direction of Britain. The choice to try and block the fund was made on the grounds…

We must fight hard to contest myths about the EU

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The Daily Express provoked anger at the start of this week by wrongly claiming that the EU are attempting to bring in compulsory quotas for female Roma MPs at Westminster. The article quoted Ukip’s London MEP Gerard Batten, who called the supposed plans “politically incorrect nonsense”. Batten is right – at least in his description…

From the Archive: UKIP’s proposal to cut back public spending – kill prisoners

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The theme of these archive blogs seems to be that UKIP are far more right-wing than Nigel Farage would have us believe.  This blog was originally 19th March 2010 and details some of the more extreme views held by fellow London MEP Gerard Batten.  My only hope is that, with the increased exposure from the…

Patrick Stewart on domestic violence shows up right-wing MEPs

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The actor Patrick Stewart wrote movingly in the Guardian yesterday about how domestic violence blighted his childhood. He condemned the decline in statutory funding going to Refuge, the leading charity in this field. Sadly some MEPs on the right of the political spectrum take a view diametrically opposed to Patrick Stewart’s. When the European Parliament…

UKIP Principles

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Thank you for all the very kind messages whilst I have been suffering from shingles. My laptop and ipad have meant I’ve been able to catch up on emails and paperwork, even when, as prescribed by my doctor I have been “resting”. Cue Daily Express headlines “MEP asleep on the job” – no doubt! The largest amount of casework I’ve received this…