Gloucester Day

Dear UKIP Gloucestershire member,

As you will hopefully already know Gloucester Day is on Saturday 1st September.

It is organised by Alan Myatt – Gloucester’s excellent Town Crier, and there are a whole host of activities, parades & enactments taking place throughout the day which celebrate Gloucester & Gloucestershire’s history – and especially Gloucester’s role as a rebel city in the English Civil War, when Gloucester famously stood up against the established elites and unaccountable authorities of the day and endeavoured to indeed hold them to account.

Sound familiar?

UKIP has got a prime pitch right next to Gloucester Cross outside HSBC.

We obviously want to really make our presence felt in the city – so all support gratefully appreciated. It is usually a fun day, and a good day to be in Gloucester.

We will be setting the stand up from 8 am. Stalls open at 9.45 am

Please come along, whether to help or just to say hello!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks, Richard Ford Chairman UKIP Gloucestershire


Festival in Torbay

Hi everybody –

A forthcoming activity day:

It would be great to get more banners and flags flying on boats in the inner harbour for this event. I am on the case!

This is a perfect opportunity to hand out EFDD’s free hessian shopping bags supporting the fishing industry and Fishing For Leave leaflets. We have hundreds of bags to give away. Then people carry them round and the message is in everyone’s eye that the fishing industry is being betrayed.

Ceri Jayes, Chairman, UKIP Totnes Branch

PS Plymouth branches may like to know that there is a similar event in Plymouth the following weekend!



Kindly sponsored by Dr Julia Reid – South West MEP


What is included:

Tuesday 4th December 2018:

Coach travel leaving Plymouth early morning going via A38 M5 M4 to Folkestone, Kent to cross to France by Eurotunnel.  Travel through France into Belgium and onto Brussels where we will be staying at the ‘Ibis Brussels Erasme’ for two nights.

There will be a three course meal in the evening for all passengers hosted by Dr Julia Reid MEP starting at 1900hrs. Vegetarian option available upon request.

Wednesday 5th December 2018:

Depart the hotel at around 1000hrs to visit the European Parliament.  We are booked into the Parliament for a tour and then have seats reserved in the debating chamber. The afternoon is then free to visit the beautiful city of Brussels and perhaps take in a Christmas Market.

Thursday 6th December 2018:

Depart the hotel 0900hrs for the return journey home.


Prices based on a minimum of 40 passengers are £ 230:00 pp Twin/Double share.

Single Room supplement £41 for the 2 nights for a maximum of 6 rooms

A deposit of £25 pp is payable by the 1st September 2018

All outstanding payments to be made by the 31st October

NB: Each passenger visiting the European Parliament will be entitled to a subsidy of approximately 200 Euros on return to the UK. It would be helpful if passengers could supply bank account details so that bank transfers can be made rather than cheques sent out.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to the UKIP Devon account:

Lloyds Bank plc. Sort Code: 20-75-01   Acc. No. 00172812

In the reference box please put: surname, Brussels 2018.

Please note that travel insurance is not included in this package. Also passengers will require a valid passport for this tour and it is recommended that you are in possession of a current EHIC card.

For Booking Information, Booking Form and general enquiries, please contact – Tel 07896171653


From Alan Craig an announcement and a Press Release which didn’t reach us in time. Some of you may still be able to go:

I will be speaking at this CSA survivors’ event in Rochdale later today (Saturday):

Below is the Press Release:

UKIP Families & Children spokesperson Alan Craig will call for rigorous justice and compensation-in-kind for sex abuse victims at CSA #SurvivorsFirst rally outside Rochdale town hall at 1.00pm tomorrow, Saturday 25th August

Alan Craig, UKIP spokesperson for Families & Children, will tomorrow call for rigorous justice and for compensation-in-kind for victims of child sexual abuse and rape gangs.

Alan Craig will say:

“It is clear from reports, investigations and whistle-blowers that major powerful institutions such as the BBC in the case of Jimmy Savile and others, the Catholic and Anglican churches in the case of paedophile priests, and local authorities like Rochdale Council in the case of Cyril Smith and Knowl View School and also the Rochdale Muslim rape gangs, have all known about the child abuse on their premises or within their areas of responsibility.

The organisations knew, they had full information, yet they deliberately turned a blind eye and chose to do nothing to protect the children and young people from the perpetrators’ depraved and criminal activities.

The organisations failed in their duty of care for vulnerable young people, yet almost nobody at senior levels has been sacked, prosecuted or jailed.

For its own sake, and also in order that victims may get some closure, rigorous justice must be done and seen to be done.

Cyril Smith and the Knowl View School management, and other historic abuse cases, are currently being investigated by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) led by Professor Jay. If still alive, those responsible for this ‘blind-eye policy’ in the past must be subject to the full force of the law today. We expect to see sackings, prosecutions and jailings.

It’s a pity Cyril Smith isn’t around to face his accusers in court. In the light of the published IICSA report and other evidence, a lengthy jail sentence would be the least he could have expected.

Similarly those in local authorities across the country who have ignored the current massive rape gang crisis – often for reasons of political correctness and fear of upsetting an electorally-powerful religious/ethnic minority – must be held to account too. We expect to see sackings, prosecutions and jailings here too.

In addition to justice, the victims should receive help and compensation-in-kind. The offending major institutions should made to pay for long-term programmes of counselling, therapy, mentoring and medical intervention in order that victims may be helped to recover from their trauma.”


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