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UKIP claims spinners and policy wonks are ‘not career politicians’

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Brazen hypocrisy from UKIP today, as a leaflet has emerged declaring candidates who work as policy advisers and party press officers are ‘not career politicians.’

Prominently featured on the flyer, which proudly claims the party’s candidates in the Eastern Region are not career politicians are policy wonk Tim Aker and spinner Michael Heaver.

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Aker is head of UKIP’s policy unit, in charge of replacing ‘500 pages of junk’ with a ‘common sense manifesto.’ His CV also includes work as campaign manager for the ‘Get Britain Out’ campaign.

Heaver, on the other hand, was the first elected chair of UKIP’s youth wing, Young Independence. He waltzed straight from University into a job as a UKIP press officer. On the flyer, he’s described as a ‘writer and publicist.’

At February’s UKIP conference, Nigel Farage complained that:

“…almost everybody goes straight from Oxford University into a research office, they become Members of Parliament in their middle-late 20s …”

Which is totally different from how UKIP recruits MEP and local candidates, obviously.

 

UKIP staffer poses as regular voter in party manifesto

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An assistant to Nigel Farage is pictured in the party’s new manifesto posing as a regular voter, without mentioning she’s a paid UKIP staffer.

A big picture of Lizzy Vaid features on page five of the party’s new European election manifesto – naming her as “Lizzy Vaid, Devon” – alongside a quote which reads:

“I’ll be voting UKIP because they’re the only party listening to what people want”

But the new face of UKIP isn’t so much a regular UKIP voter as the party’s events manager and an assistant to Nigel Farage, based in the party’s Mayfair office.

Sources tell Scrapbook she also appeared in literature during the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election without reference to her job – and she’s due to appear in UKIP’s next party election broadcast.

Can UKIP not find a single real, grassroots voter to appear in their literature?

Scrapbook asks Nigel Farage the questions you all want answered

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When Nigel Farage unveiled the new UKIP posters in Sheffield today, we knew there were two burning questions to which the public demanded answers.

  1. Don’t you think your posters are a wee bit racist?
  2. Are you concerned an EU migrant might take David Moyes’ job?

You wanted answers, and we got answers.

“Well… David Moyes got Manchester out of Europe, maybe he’ll join UKIP. Who knows?”

Also, as if the event needed to be any more hilarious, a BNP van turned up with a massive PA system and a guy shouting about UKIP being a “scam.”

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The van was last seen being chased around the block by police, Benny Hill style.

“Only a bit racist…” – The 6 funniest UKIP poster parodies

As Nigel Farage prepares to launch his shiny new poster campaign – at an event scheduled to take place outdoors in drizzly Sheffield – we take a look at how the internet has reacted to UKIP’s mildly offensive Euro election posters.

6. Own goal

5. Scary statistics

 

4. Envy

3. Child Eaters

2. This one’s pretty good…

1. But if we’re honest, we prefer ours…

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How’s that poster campaign working out for you, Nigel?

 

UKIP launch new election poster

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Definitely a vote winner…

Is Tommy Robinson planning to run for office?

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Tommy Robinson’s statement of resignation from the EDL has fuelled speculation he might be gearing up to run in European or Parliamentary elections. But with his string of criminal convictions and the extremist reputation of the marching mob he founded, the question is will any political party have him?

A UKIP spokesperson told Political Scrapbook the mere question of Robinson joining the party was “dumb” because anyone who has ever self-identified as a member of the EDL is automatically barred.

That’s a no, then.

But the BNP refused to rule out a return to the fold for prodigal Tommy. A spokesperson confirmed Robinson had not approached them so far, and said although he thought such an approach was “highly unlikely”, that you should…

“Never say never in politics”

Independent candidacy beckons…

UKIP MEP Helmer pictured asleep in European Parliament debate

Roger Helmer asleep in European Parliament

Roger Helmer’s former party colleague, South West Tory MEP Julie Girling, caught him, errrr, “hard at work” earlier today.

If UKIP aren’t drunk they’re having a nap, it seems.

The ‘sexist dictator': devastating attack on Farage from UKIP MEP

Nigel Farage with Marta Andreasen

A UKIP MEP has launched a devastating attack on Nigel Farage — just as her party leader ducks out of fighting the Eastleigh by-election. Marta Andreasen, who became an MEP for South East England under the leadership of predecessor Lord Pearson, said the party “has become a dictatorship” under Farage.

Minders from UKIP’s hapless press team were certainly AWOL when Andreasen spoke to London Loves Business:

“Nigel promotes the people who say yes to him and will be grateful for getting the job and will never contradict him”

“Under his leadership – and I have questioned his leadership obviously a number of times – the party has become a dictatorship. This is a Stalinist way of operating and he doesn’t care about the membership or the grassroots”

Having joined UKIP after being sacked for whistleblowing in a top Brussels role, could it be that Farage was intimidated by the European Commission’s former chief accountant?

“Nigel does not like women. He will not tolerate women that have a certain intelligence. He thinks women should be in the kitchen or in the bedroom. These are the two kinds of women he will respect, not a woman that says ‘things are not as you say and we should follow the rules’.

“Nigel does not like someone who will have reasonable ideas that contradict his ideas. He does not accept any contradiction to his ideas. Basically from day one, since I was elected, he was dismissive of my work.”

Her remarks may shed some light on Farage’s decision not to personally stand in Eastleigh:

“Farage doesn’t care about getting MPs elected to Westminster and if we don’t get MPs elected then we will not be able to lead the process of leaving the EU.”

“We have limited resources so we can’t fight all the by-elections and when we do try and fight all these by-elections there is no way that we can succeed. We should concentrate on three or four places where we have a real chance of winning”

And it was all going so well

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