Tag Archives: UK Independence Party

Its our party now!


This mornings news that self made Millionaire Paul Sykes will donate large sums of his fortune to UKIP for their advertising campaign ahead of the European Elections in exactly 185 days time is a great boost for Nigel Farage and the rest … Continue reading

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The modesty of our political parties


According to this weekends Argus the number of paid up members of our political parties here in Brighton and Hove is rather smaller than some of us might have imagined. There is no reason to assume that these figures are disproportionate when … Continue reading

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Why Quotas are not always wrong


In the last 36 hours the issue of quotas when applied to gender balance in UK boardrooms has been discussed extensively in the media. The starting point was a debate organised by a right wing Europhobic thinktank which posed the loaded question “Women … Continue reading

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Size and breadth affects all of us


The Conservative party is being dragged kicking and screaming to admit that their individual membership has fallen to its lowest ever level, possibly as low as 100,000 people as reported in yesterdays Independent and this morning on Radio 4. The fact … Continue reading

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Three small rays of light


There can be few recent Government announcements that have been as badly timed as yesterdays news that 30 working Peers are to be created to join the already bloated Party benches in the Lords. In the context of austerity measures that have created devastation across the … Continue reading

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A Diversion from Reality


Yesterday Matthew Hancock MP who is a Minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Nigel Farage MEP got into a bit of a scuffle over employment rights as the BBC reported here. The comments relate to the importance of … Continue reading

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What did the Parties ever do for us?


The origins of the modern Political Parties can be traced as far back as the end of the 16th Century with the arrival of the Stuarts, and the end of Elizabeth I’s reign. It seems fitting that the parties are reaching the … Continue reading

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A little local difficulty


To the best of my knowledge Polegate is not the hotbed of any particular activity, but this weeks Eastbourne Herald tells the story of a defection by a local town councillor from the Conservative Party to UKIP. This won’t have … Continue reading

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Whatever the future holds, the colour is not all Purple!


If there was no internet and the only journalism in the country was limited to the broadcast media and front pages of our newspapers, one might be inclined to believe that UKIP had arrived to become the third party in British Politics with … Continue reading

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