Nigel Farage on Andrew Marr Show, 01 Jun 2014

For some reason, BBC iPlayer won’t load today’s Andrew Marr Show, so if you’ve been having the same problems, here’s the Farage portion:

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Related:

Newark by-election Poll – Survation / The Sun, puts UKIP 2nd, but up by 24% from the 2010 election result!

(CON 36% (-18)

UKIP 28% (+ 24),

LAB 27% (+ 4)

LD 5% (-15)

Others 5% (+5)

All it takes is a 4% swing from the Tories, which is not inconceivable.  The “don’t knows” at 4% might deliver a % or two.  There’s still all to play for.

To be or not to be … in the EU, wonders Charles Moore

Amazingly, Charles Moore is undecided as to whether we should remain in the Evil Empire or to leave.  I marvel sometimes at how supposedly intelligent people are unable to weigh up the pros and cons of our EU membership and conclude that we are effectively tied to a corpse, of the undead, Terminator variety.

Anyhow, I thought Dogzzz wrote a stonking riposte to his article.  Here it is:

“So you asking if you want to give away what is left of our sovereignty, our independence, our Birthright to be a confident, self ruling nation, trading confidently and prosperously with the 4.5 billion consumers outside the EU as well as much more competitively with the 0.5 billion in the EU in order to hide, supine and cowardly in the most anti-democratic institution, having unelected foreigners change our laws to benefit other nations, and plunder our wealth to pay for it?

Or do we want to be the confident, friendly, prosperous independent self-governing global traders and friends to all, choosing and implementing our own laws, for the good of our own people, democratic, free and self reliant?

I cannot abide giving away our birthright to a profoundly anti-democratic entity which has just refused to recognise 3 popular referendums in the last three weeks alone. An entity which can now over-rule OUR elected representatives in OUR national Parliament and does so without regard for the needs, or concerns of the British people, at all..

I am unashamedly, proudly and patriotically going to fight FOR our nation, FOR our people and FOR our birthright. A birthright our forefathers fought in two world wars to defend. Democracy, prosperity, the English rule of law, common sense human rights, from the English bill of rights onwards,which we exported all over the world, for the Commonwealth and our historical global trading links with the whole world.

I support UKIP and I support OUR independence from anti-democratic oligarchy.”

The EU’s Ukraine “blunder” that could lead to war

A video report by the Bruges Group on the Ukraine fiasco – the EU’s “beneficial crisis”.

The question is, did the EU create the crisis knowingly, or out of incompetence? Either way, it’s not an organisation with which we should be allied.

The video includes comments from Lord Tebbit, and the MPs Bernard Jenkin, Peter Bone and John Redwood.

Lord Tebbit, President of the Bruges Group, criticises western policy towards Russia. And, how over the last quarter of a century, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU and Nato have alienated Russia. He states that “it must look to a Russian that this is a rather aggressive posture being taken by the European state.”

 

John Redwood MP explains that “the EU has not behaved responsibly or sensibly.” And that “the EU seems to be flexing its words in a way that Russia finds worrying and provokes Russia into flexing its military muscles.”

 

Peter Bone MP called on William Hague to implement a British foreign policy. Peter Bone argued that the EU is trying to entice Ukraine, this has worried Russia. He outlines how the way the EU has behaved has not been helpful. Peter argues that it is wrong that there is an EU foreign policy and an EU foreign minister and that “we do not want escalating sanctions.

 

Bernard Jenkin MP describes those who want action against Russia as Euro-neo-cons. They are spreading instability within Eastern Europe and that the EU’s actions are “on the way to causing a civil war” in Ukraine. Bernard also argued that the EU should not be “fermenting divisions in order to bring Ukraine into the European orbit.

You are more powerful than you imagine

Marc Glendening* has written a thoughtful, thought-provoking piece on ConHome on the “war wars”, totalitarianism and democracy.

But sadly, some people still believe that although our nation has been invaded by totalitarians, there is “nothing we can do about it”.

If we believe that there is nothing we can do about it, we will surely fail to remedy the situation.

We need to use every means at our disposal to do so – both individually and via alliances. Positive thinking has power, if the will is in accord and action follows.

Firstly, nobody should simply believe any politician because it is convenient to do so. Everything must be checked.

Secondly, we have seen, via the Syrian war defeat, that determined revolt can change the minds of even the most fanatical. We need more of that – on every contentious issue.

Thirdly, we should refuse to comply with laws that are patently unjust. Too many people believe that if the government writes down a law on a piece of paper, then that law should override moral sense and natural law. One wonders whether they would accept a law which called for the killing of all first-borns.

It is our moral duty to put every obstacle in the way of the totalitarians: make the tasks they have set for themselves impossible to achieve.

One thing that many people overlook is the power of the jury – and the totalitarians are very happy to see the jury trial disappear.

Why?

Because the role of the jury is twofold:

  1. to weigh up the facts in a case and determine whether or not the accused is guilty of breaking the law, and, more importantly,
  2. to determine whether the law itself is just.

Take a moment to ponder that second duty: a single juror can liberate an innocent man charged with breaking an unjust law. Taken with the Common Law precedent system, we can bring down the rotten edifice of the EU case by case. Drip, drip, drip.

We have power. We just need to learn how to use it.

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* Campaign Director of the Democracy Movement

The Conservative Party is doomed

Lewis Baston, political consultant, ponders over UKIP’s future and political longevity – as compared to other small parties in Britain’s history.

But UKIP is in a “very different category” to those he cites.

Interest in UKIP stayed below 3% for more than a decade, it being unable to break through the credibility barrier in the public’s mind.

Three things changed all that:

  1. The implementation (as opposed to the ratification) of the Lisbon Treaty;
  2. Cameron’s slipperiness (saying one thing while simultaneously doing exactly the opposite);
  3. The Eurozone meltdown.

UKIP had been warning about the dangers to democracy and sovereignty inherent in the Lisbon Treaty, but back then, the public couldn’t bring itself to accept that the entire political machinery could be involved in a lie of such magnitude – a global conspiracy, if you like. Once implementation of the treaty began to roll out, everything UKIP had warned about began to manifest, in cold, cruel reality. With that as a backdrop, it was possible for the public to predict what would follow, because it had all been foretold by UKIP.

Cameron’s duplicity, slipperiness in all things – including his political colours (non- or even anti-conservative) – outraged Conservatives who had been waiting for salvation from the socialist / Marxist mire it was in, wrought by the most unpopular PMs in living memory for most – Bliar and McDoom. That Cameron couldn’t win outright against Brown was a gut-felt disappointment to many and confirmation of his non-conservative bent to many others. Every action he has taken since then has confirmed the suspicions of most conservatives that Cameron is following some kind of private / secret agenda which he chooses not to share with the rest of us.

The Eurozone meltdown added petrol to the fire, in that it became obvious that we, the voting public, were being forced to pay for our own destruction – short of revolution, there being nothing they (we) could do about it.

So UKIP is now a vehicle for the vehemently sovereignty-loving, freedom-loving people of this country who rightly see UKIP as the only route out of the deep hole we are in, liblabcon being co-conspirators in the corporatist take-over of Britain and overthrow of its democratic system.

Finally, the distrust in Cameron and the corrupt political system has made a large proportion of the population aware that the Conservative Party has been infiltrated to such a degree – like a cancer patient – that it is no longer possible or practical to consider reviving it. The cancer has taken over the party and its condition is terminal.

Gibraltar: problem-reaction-solution?

Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, claims that the dispute between Gibraltar and Spain was manufactured by Spain.  And certainly, the entire saga has had an air of unreality about it – particularly Britain’s warships docking in Gibraltar.  I thought all our  British EUphiles believed in the power of diplomacy and negotiation.  No?

I realise that Spain has been agitating over Gibraltar for ages – most notably during the past few decades.  But siren calls for the EU to “step in” to “resolve” the dispute lead me to suspect that the dispute was indeed manufactured, in order to provide the world with the spectre of the EU “preventing war”. After all, it has succeeded at nothing – so far – but impoverishing the continent via a massive transfer of wealth and power from the people to the bankers and kleptocrats.

And guess what?  The EU will be stepping in to “resolve” the dispute.  Didn’t take long, did it?

I suppose the EU needs to earn its Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s almost comical.