#0478* - UKIP MUD WRESTLING IN FULL SWING!
Clean EUkip up NOW make UKIP electable!
The corruption of EUkip’s leadership,
their anti UKIP claque in POWER & the NEC
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!
UKIP MUD WRESTLING IS IN FULL SWING!
Steve CROWTHER FIGHTS DIRTY SO LETS SEE HOW HE DOES!!
Steve CROWTHER FIGHTS DIRTY SO LETS SEE HOW HE DOES!!
It was interesting to note that Marta Andreasen issued her denunciation of Nigel Farage's leadership on Monday - wide and far.
UKIP is so amateur and disorganised that it took until Thursday morning for them to try to mollify their memberts with a letter on the members Forum which was a copy of his letter to Marta Andreasen of that morning by Steve Crowther one of Farage's placemen.
Within a relatively short space of time Marta Andreasen had posted the article I have posted in the previous posting above #02.
Were 'Blogger' currently functioning I would have made the posting there with a link here for those sufficiently interested to establish the facts and accurate truth regarding UKIP.
Now just a few minutes ago Steve Crowther has misguidedly published the letter below in an effort to 'calm the horses'.
UKIP is now in a very difficult position as they have gone to great lengths over the last year or two to spin the story that the dishonest and untrustworthy Marta Andreasen was in some extraordinary way something of a coupe for UKIP and they did much to try to convince people this two faced, dishonest woman was some sort of EU Whistlblower having failed to check her CV and track record and swallowed her promotion story.
All of a sudden UKIP has discovered the truth my blogs have cautioned for a couple of years!
The abscenece of any statement of support for Farage from Stuart Wheeler who funds the party, or Malcolm Lord Pearson or for that matter Lord Niedpath, Lord Willoghby de Broke, or even the resident clown Christopher Lord Monkton is conspicuous! To note the faint and damning praise of Prof. Tim Congdon, now word from the past leaders in support nor written support from a single UKIP MEP is unfortunate in the extreme.
Finally along comes this letter from one of Marta Andreasen's original sponsors the discreditted Hugh Williams!
Some may have sufficient knowledge to be aware Hugh Williams was debarred his own committee and thrown out of the UKIP branch he chaired for duplicity, dishonesty and underhand behaviour colluding with Malcolm Wood in a conspiracy to betray the membership for their own gain!
The only surprise for some is that Hugh Williams has displayed such crass judgement once again in his support and sponsorship of Marta Andreasen - that he is not a lawyer but and accountant will surprise few and that he is an Old Etonian should surprise no one in view of his behaviour!
You have asked me, in my capacity as Assistant Treasurer to UKIP, and also in my role as a qualified Chartered Accountant of forty years standing, to comment on Marta Andreasen’s assertion that “Today the party is bankrupt and so it has been for the last six months at least.” She also talks about “abysmal mismanagement” in the party.
As a good friend of Marta’s, and as her publisher, I just wish she had approached me before making these damaging and inaccurate remarks.
It is essential that I refute these two remarks and I will try to be brief:
When I was elected to the party’s NEC, and before Nigel Farage was elected leader last autumn, and therefore before you were appointed Executive Chairman of UKIP, members of the NEC would rightly call for up-to-date financial information to be made available to them at the monthly meetings. However, even without sight of such timely management information, the party was clearly not in financial difficulty at the time because UKIP’s audited accounts to 31 December 2010 show that the party made a small profit and also had a healthy balance sheet.
However, since you have been appointed Executive Chairman (about six months ago), and since Stuart Wheeler has become Treasurer, I would say that UKIP’s financial status and reporting has been respectively healthy and admirable. For example, and unlike before Nigel Farage was re-elected leader, now:
· We have a Finance and Remuneration Committee charged with keeping the party’s finances in good order.
· That committee receives weekly reports of the party’s bank balance and the latest one, prepared six days ago, shows that we had a five figure sum in the bank after the payment of all current and short term debts. (I suspect there are some political parties that might be quite envious of such a declaration).
· At no stage since these documents have been prepared has the Treasurer, or I, had cause to think that the party was even close to bankruptcy.
· The NEC is always presented with the latest of these statements at their monthly meetings.
· The NEC is also presented with a statement of how the party’s finances have fared over the past three months and how things look for the next three months.
· There is now a system for controlling expenditure. Marta makes specific mention of legal fees; these are now under a special system of control. So, again, if Marta had only asked me first I could have told her that she would be ill-advised to attack the party leader on that basis.
· There is a highly competent team that keeps the financial records at our Head Office. I keep telling them how proud I am of them and how grateful we all are for their efforts and great efficiency.
I hope that I have said enough to refute Marta’s assertions but I would like to add two other things: firstly, she talks about “abysmal mismanagement” and I trust that the above points show that she is quite wrong to level that accusation against the party. Secondly, I know of at least one Europhile Chartered Accountant who is aware of how UKIP runs its finances and who has unhesitatingly agreed that the party’s book-keeping seems to be in remarkably good order.
In short, I am at a loss as to where Marta has got her information from, because it is definitely MIS-information. It is particularly misinformation with regard to the past six months that she specifies. I reckon the party’s finances are in extremely good order and, to the extent that I am a member of the Finance and Remuneration Committee, I would like to express my thanks to all of them for this significant achievement; in particular, it is such an improvement over what I noticed when first elected to the NEC last Summer.
Lastly, when Marta calls last week’s election results “bad”, I have to disagree. I have two simple statistics to produce in support of my view:
1. In 2007, when the same local seats down here were last contested, UKIP was scoring one vote against ten for the major parties. Last week that had improved to one vote in three. An impressive improvement by any standard.
2. The other statistic is that, in the case of my home patch, Plymouth, since last week’s elections, UKIP has now risen to become the third party in that city.
As I say, Marta is a friend of mine and I do not like taking issue with her in public but loyalty to my party must come first and, when I find such statements being made which are patently false, as well as damaging, I unhesitatingly show my loyalty to the party by refuting them. As a former party treasurer and elected MEP she really should have known better and would be well advised to withdraw them, and also withdraw them from her website.
Assistant Treasurer UKIP
Thus spin takes over from substance and showmanship becomes a shoddy imitation of leadership!
Farage will survive as he is UKIP's only asset but that he is likewise a liability is why the entire party is so clearly failing to provide us with the lifeboat we had all hoped.
The drama continues but will use the weekend for arm twisting and bribery to put forward a more unified face by Monday with statements of support as it is realised there is no challenger materialising - even the weak and useless Derek Clark, David Bannerman, Stuart Agnew, William Dartmouth, Gerard Batten, John Bufton and the like will have been frightened out of their short term ambitions by their long term greed!
Hey Ho - That's politics!
Amateur. crass, duplicitous and venal!
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