Friday, September 9, 2011


Day one of the UKIP Conference got off to a fantastic start with an address on how to win elections from the UKIP Mayor of Ramsey Lisa Duffy.

The photo below shows some of those who took seats on their own local authorities during the last local elections and Cllr Peter Reeve explained how UKIP support is growing and getting stronger. That can practically and realistically be built on to get the Party's first seats in Westminster by the time the next general election comes around.

Targeted seats and better training for PPC's are just two of the measures outlined to ensure that seats will be won in Westminster for the first time in the new party of the people's history.

Delegates were also told how poll results show that more young people are attracted to UKIP than the Liblabcon and one 18 year old member of Young Independence Sanya Jeet Thandi explained why she decided to join and become politically active.

"Mahatma Ghandi once said :"Be the change you want to see" and that is why I am here," she said.

"UKIP is appealing to the wider public. I believe the policies are the best out there. UKIP must focus less on the EU because that stance is well known and people out there need to know what else the Party can offer their communities at both local and national level."

Sanya-Jeet spoke with passion and intellect about many issues that older politicians in the main stream have failed to get to grips with . She hit a chord with me, for example, when she said that we are failing to win the war on drugs. The audience cheered and clapped when she said that if elected to Govt, UKIP would seek a Royal Commission to find a rational and realistic approach to the problem.

"The current policies on drugs are just not working and something needs to change," she said.

On Immigration she said that UKIP is too often seen as anti-immigrant but it is in fact pro-controlled immigration and this needed to be more widely known although the message was beginning to get out as more and more people wake up to what UKIP can offer - something very different, based in common sense, and what people want rather than what they are being told to do.

Neil Hamilton went down better with delegates than I expected and he was in fact a very good speaker and his comic touch warmed the audience over to his side. He said he had been a member of UKIP for some years now but only recently "came out" to show his change of political support from the old Tories.

He said Cameroid's false promises and his metal fatigued "Cast Iron Policy" on the EU referendum was like "all fur and no knickers."

He said the Conservatives don't exist in any recognisable form anymore and he was proud to become a UKIP member but the party should not become a Tory alternative and should seek to attract the disaffected from other members of the LibLabCon.

Nigel Farage was his usual passionate self and his members are in awe of him. He spoke about the desire to keep The Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland together but the reality must be accepted that "the genie is now out of the bottle with devolution and there is no putting it back."

He said UKIP would now work for a fairer deal for the English and must look at fighting for an English Parliament because too many English people are angry at being made to feel like the poor relation and being made to feel ashamed and embarassed at being English.

"The politicians reel in horror at the idea of pride in being English - and the idea of the cross of St George being flown proudly."

He spoke of all the broken promises by Cameron including the bonfire of the Quangos which never happened.

"If we say we will cut back quangos - we WILL cut back quangos," he said.

Farage also hit the nail on the head when he spoke about Labour's lost support which will never come back, Tories that are not Conservative anymore, and the Lib Dems who gambled their principles to share power.

"There is nothing "liberal" about them," he said. "UKIP is the only party that offers something different - real and proper Libertarianism."

Farage has told me himself that the smoking issue and other lifestyle bullying policies are issues he feels very strongly about and he said at conference that people wanted a Govt who would not tell them what to do.

He echoed what Sanja Jeet said earlier when she spoke of how she was fed up with LibLabCon politicians putting themselves first and not the people they are supposed to serve and represent.

"I want to grow up in a Britain of common sense," she said and many agreed judging by the sound of applause.

Another new UKIP member Alex Singleton, formerly of the Telegraph, later spoke about how buckets of cash are wasted on EU silliness, exclusive diversity jollies, and a host of other projects that appear to come from the depths of insanity while the poor in the third world get poorer.

He said he had recently been commissioned by the Mail to write a blog exclusively on UKIP and the word in the main stream news media was getting out as many realise that when writing about Cameroid sales fall but when writing about UKIP or the desire to be free of the EUSSR they rise and internet comments pour in.

The first day of conference ended with members from Young Independence and other speakers outlining the Party's policies on all sorts of domestic and international issues from membership of the EU to grammar school education, and long term care for the elderly to the abolition of National Insurance, and securing Britain's defence to securing decent and proper housing for those who need it.

* I have to say that the one UKIP policy I am entirely against is the mad plan to bring back the death penalty. There is a fringe issue due to start shortly so I'd better be off to debate why I think that the leaps and bounds taken by the party will force it several steps backwards if it hangs the spectre of execution by the state up for public support.

I honestly believe that most tolerant, freedom loving people don't want to return to this barbarity but they DO want to be sure that justice is done and lifelong sentences until death are imposed for murder with no time off for good behaviour.