This blog is our comment section on the branch website and enables authors to share their views on the political situation whether on UKIP, Brexit or politics in general. The blogs are the views of the authors only and are not necessarily representative of the views of branch members.
Haverhill speaks to the nation... and the Prime Minister(8/3/19)
Julian Flood, acting Chair of UKIP West Suffolk and former County councillor, muses about Haverhill, Suffolk, and what happened when UKIP held a street poll in the market with the choice of 'No deal' or 'Remain'. Read more
Fight back, you bastards!(10/2/19)
Here Julian Flood, chair of UKIP West Suffolk and former District and County Councillor, argues that the betrayal of the 17.4m who voted for Brexit is not untypical. We are being betrayed all the time by our politicians, immigration control by Cameron in 2010 being one. He takes journalists to task too, for not holding our elected leaders to account. He asks, 'if we can’t trust the promises on which we choose to vote, what control do we have?'. He then suggests how we can
exercise control. Read more
Two suggestions on how to make a ‘No deal’ Brexit work
Here our branch member Ian Cooper makes two suggestions on how a 'No deal' Brexit could work - slash taxes and cut a deal with Russia. Read more
A UKIP foot-soldier’s account of the Brexit Betrayal March(12/12/18)
An account from a member of our branch who travelled up to London on Sunday 9th December 2018 to take part in the Brexit Betrayal March organised by Tommy Robinson and UKIP. Read more
Why this is an awful Brexit Withdrawal deal
This is a deal of the Prime Minister’s own making. She said that “no deal is better than a bad deal”. This is not just a bad deal, it is an awful deal. Read more
May’s Brexit deal: the legal verdictThe post below is a precis of an article by Martin Howe QC from The Spectator.
The most important point about the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement is that, once it is ratified, the United Kingdom will have no legal route out of it unless the EU agrees to let us out and replace it with another agreement. Read more
Emperor Augustus said after the Varian Disaster, “Give me back my legions”. I say, “Theresa May, give us back our Brexit”.
It is often said that we learn from history. I would argue against this, based on how Brexit is turning out. When I think of the state of Brexit and the great Brexit Betrayal that is unfolding in front of our eyes, I recall the Romans’ Varian Disaster of 9AD when a large Roman army of three legions and auxiliaries was annihilated by an alliance of German tribes in the Teutoberg Forest in Lower Saxony. Read more
May set to inflict final humiliation on our country(11/11/18)
Is our Prime Minister about to agree a draft deal with the EU that is, in geo-political terms, as humiliating as that which the Germans were forced to sign in the clearing in the forest in Compiegne on 11th November 1918? Read more
Do migrants contribute more to the economy than they take out?(14/10/18)
This is one of the big uncertainties in all the arguments over Brexit. The Remoaners claim that not only would our economy stall without migrants but that they make a net contribution to our economy. But do they? We were set a challenge so we looked at both sides' arguments. Read more
Reflections on a morning of leafleting in Ely Market(14/10/18)
With Brexit negotiations a total shambles and a great betrayal by Theresa May in the offing, now is the time when UKIP needs to get out and communicate its message to the public. This is an account of our morning leafleting in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Read more
Day for Freedom was a necessary event but a surreal experience
An account by one of our branch members of the Day for Freedom march and rally in London on Sunday 6th May 2018. Read more
Pothole Britain shows we are a Broken Nation
The shocking state of our roads is a metaphor for the state of our politics, our priorities and values. It's time to put our country first and invest in Britain's infrastructure by cutting foreign aid and using the Brexit dividend. Read more
17th February 2018 - The day when UKIP got its future back(22/02/18)
I was there. At the EGM. An historic occasion when we, UKIP, voted to be rid of our turbulent priest, Henry Bolton OBE. Don't forget the OBE. But it wasn't that easy. Until the vote, the sentiment in the ICC in Birmingham was that it was close. As it was, over 37% of the members attending voted to retain Bolton - an astonishing share of the 1,500 or so members... Read more
If you lie down with a dog, you get up with fleas(15/02/18)
So here we are. Yet another UKIP leadership decision for us members to have to make. We’re beginning to mimic a low-table Premiership club, like Sunderland, which has had about 8 managers since 2013. Since ‘Dear Leader’ Nigel Farage stepped down in 2016, we’ve gone through two leaders and are about to decide the fate of a third. Read the full post...
CBI leader does the devil’s work by acting as the champion for the EU(24/11/17)
A response to the article by Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry - ‘A bad Brexit will cost Britain dear in lost business’ (Times 24th November 2017). Read our response...
Who should you vote for in the UKIP Leadership contest?(24/8/17)
A personal view from a branch member who attended the UKIP leadership hustings event in London Colney on 21st August. Read the full post... cont
It’s the sovereignty, stupid(29/7/17)
Virtually all of the debate and media coverage relating to Brexit is dominated by its potential impact on the UK’s economy. The vast majority of this coverage has been, and is, negative and reflects the disproportionate share of voice in the media that the pro-Remain lobby has... cont