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Nigel Farage goes for Thanet as election plan leaks to FT

The FT’s Jim Pickard has ruined any prospect of a Boris-style managed announcement of Nigel Farage’s Westminster intentions.

Having cited a lack of local connections when he bottled it in Newark, Thanet gives the Kent-born MEP for the South East what he needs, but only barely.

Spawned near commuter-belt Sevenoaks, Farage’s home is in now in Westerham where the M25 meets the Kent/Surrey border, a very different beast to coastal Thanet – which is 75 minutes’ drive away at the opposite end of the county. He did stand there in 2005, though.

It will also be interesting to see what EU-funded resources could be relocated by UKIP to this seat — if they haven’t been already.

A British job for a German worker: processing conference applications

Scrapbook hears that those of a Kipper persuasion wishing to attend UKIP’s September conference at Doncaster Racecourse — selected for its proximity to Ed Miliband’s constituency rather than a ready supply of two addictive forms of licensed entertainment — are dealing with none other than Kirsten Farage, the party leader’s German wife.

While Scrapbook is intrigued to discover yet another activity — errr, processing event passholder forms — that Nigel Farage apparently thinks can’t be done by a British national, we wonder what other motivations Mrs Farage could have for personally scrutinising applications. Cough.

Nigel Farage and Annabelle Fuller

When Annabelle Fuller — a former UKIP spin doctor and Nigel Farage’s alleged mistress — quite reasonably turned up at a UKIP election celebration in May, his wife reportedly screamed at her: “I will have security drag you out by your hair if you don’t leave.” Mr Farage was later seen apologising to Fuller at a local pub.

WATCH: Nick Robinson grills hypocrite Farage, who claims his wife is not taking a Briton’s job

UKIP man tells shocked council meeting he used to be a drug dealer

Paul Godier UKIP on drugs

A UKIP councillor sensationally claimed to have been a drug dealer in the middle of a packed council meeting — before denying that he had said anything of the sort.

Cllr Paul Godier — who was homeless but turned his life around to become a candidate for the party — told a full meeting of Portsmouth Council:

“My background is being a drug dealer … I’ve tested out these legal highs”

Cllr Paul Godier flatly denied he had made the claim — until played a recording of the meeting by Scrapbook. He then insisted that he had never dealt drugs, saying he misspoke during a debate due to “first speech nerves”. Godier went on to call for a crackdown on legal highs.

Whatever the facts, his current stance puts him at odds with UKIP’s libertarian leadership. Nigel Farage told the Telegraph back in April:

 “I hate drugs, I’ve never taken them myself, I hope I never do, but I just have a feeling that the criminalisation of all these drugs is actually not really helping British society.”

“I think we should look at it and if ever there was a subject where we needed a genuine Royal Commission [to look at decriminalisation of certain drugs]“

Could ‘metropolitan liberal’ Farage be out of touch with the UKIP grassroots?

Top UKIP councillor charged with drink driving after Farage event

Nigel Farage with Robert Ray

One of UKIP’s most notorious ‘fruitcake’ councillors has been charged with drink driving after a boozy fundraiser attended by Nigel Farage. Cllr Robert Ray — who leads the party’s growing group on Thurrock council — hit the headlines last September after it emerged he was a former official and candidate with the far-right National Front.

Robert Ray, Thurrock councillor

While his involvement with the party was in the 1970s, Cllr Ray has freely admitted that he stands by his election literature from the period.

German wife? British mistress?

Nigel Farage 'affair' advert

Guess who ‘Europe’s largest infidelity dating site’ have chosen as the face of their new campaign? The ad van referencing Nigel Farage’s alleged affair with former aide Annabelle Fuller is currently touring London — starting outside UKIP’s Mayfair offices, naturally.

Well, he did boast about the ‘number of women he got pregnant over the years’.

‘NOKIP’ Till Newark: Farage spoof video predicted Mirror Malta scoop

Irony is taking one hell of a beating — with a video produced for Nigel Farage’s conference jolly in Malta seeming to predict the Mirror’s front page scoop this morning.

Nigel Farage Mirror Malta splash

The spoof, produced for a conference of the Institute of Travel and Tourism, takes the form of a party political broadcast from the ‘NOKIP’ party — the same pun on sleep used by the Mirror today

“I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found sleep to be a terrible, shocking, awful waste of time. And evenings, what are they for? They’re for excessive consumption of alcohol.”

“I hope that all of you this morning feel truly, truly rotten. You’ve got your NOKIP hangover revival packs and you can look forward to doing the same thing again tonight.”

And where did Scrapbook find the video? Right next to Farage’s drinking partner’s profile on the IoTT website:

Institute of Travel and Tourism Farage video

We trust Farage had his NOKIP hangover revival pack with him as he pounded pavements in Newark this afternoon.

UKIP charm offensive: ‘fight with’ disabled or block their cars in

With Guido Fawkes publishing pictures of a blue badge holder’s car deliberately blocked in at both ends by UKIP placards in Newark

… perhaps its worth remembering that Nasty Nigel has form. This from last year’s local elections:

Nigel Farage disabled parking space

Two weeks ago their candidate was accused of fighting with a one-armed man.

Newark by-election: Fraud apologist Farage tries to attack on sleaze

Nigel Farage Newark letter header

An astonishing letter from Nigel Farage to voters in the Newark by-election. The UKIP leader — who has openly admitted trousering EU expenses to fund his party — has decided to attack the Tories on sleaze:

“From abusing their positions of power for personal gain to outright fraud, the politicians meant to be representing you are being exposed one after the other …”

Nigel Farage Newark letter excerpt

Errr … where to start?

  • Farage described expenses abuse by UKIP MEP Tom Wise as a “simple, silly error” — before his ultimate conviction for fraud.
  • UKIP MEP Ashley Mote was jailed for 21 counts of benefits fraud totalling £65,000
  • UKIP are regularly represented in the media by disgraced former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, the protagonist in arguably the most notorious case of British political sleaze in living memory.
  • Former MEP Den Dover has also been welcomed into the fold. He was expelled from the Tories after trousering hundreds of thousands of pounds of EU expenses.

Next up: Farage accuses another party of being a bit racist.

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