[Ed: Part I was published here yesterday.]
A few weeks ago, Gerard Batten made a speech at the European Parliament talking about the Nazi roots of the EU. I came across that fact in 2015 when I followed a link to a Dr Vernon Coleman, read his piece on it and (metaphorically) fell off my chair. But gradually, with only a mobile, I discovered and researched Walther Funk, the Kalergi Plan, Cultural Marxism, Common Purpose, the role of so many politicians in our demise, and more, hence my cheer when David drew attention to some of these in his speech.
Gareth Bennett made a very shrewd point about UKIP’s ambition to see the Welsh Assembly abolished when he pointed out that while electoral support for UKIP was relatively low at 6 or 7%, electoral support for abolishing the assembly was about three times greater at around 20%, so he’s concentrating on the latter rather than the former.
What that in mind, what this conference did not do (unsurprisingly) was offer non UKIP-voting electors reasons to doubt the integrity of their normal voting choice. I suggest that if they were led to understand that what is happening is deliberate, has been carefully planned for a very long time and that their normal voting choice has been complicit since at least the 1950’s, they might be tempted to vote UKIP to save Britain rather than just Brexit. If we can marshall and distribute the links to follow, that expose this treachery, everyone has a mobile. People are never off them these days.
Hindsight’s a wonderful thing
It is often said that with hindsight, everyone has 20/20 vision and looking at our audience, this pensioner suggests we have hindsight by the bucket load, but we’re not being invited to exercise it. My guess is that while our generations are still here and functioning, our cause would benefit by exposing this complicity and awakening memories and jogging perceptions. To that end, in addition to researching links to the above, I recommended those who remember him to google Peter Shore, Oxford Union, 1975 and wait for the moment Ted Heath’s eyes widen and slide across the audience. Given what we suspect of him now, I was both surprised and quite startled. For a moment the contrast to his normal demeanour that I remember was chilling.
For so many reasons the conference was excellent and I hope these reflections give full credit where due. For a Party previously infamous for lack of communication, I fully acknowledge that Gerard, David and co are doing their utmost to improve that and we are all grateful and excited to take up the fight again.
I do wonder whether we really need to hear from every Party spokesman on every subject, and whether some of those could have been bundled together to make room for a session arranged around a policy discussion, with the leadership group on stage together, to field a series of questions. And I also wondered why the podium on the stage was so far away from the Chairman’s table. Had I been speaking I would have much preferred a mobile radio mike but the podium did offer unexpected moments of humour, especially in the second day when the professional speakers over-ran and the imposing figure of Tony McIntyre started playing grandmother’s footsteps as he gradually loomed over them.
I won’t dwell on Lord Pearson’s comments about Tommy Robinson other than to say I agree with him and hope somehow the leadership find a way to get him and his supporters at least alongside. Our branch voted 2 to 1 against on the question on the Thursday before the conference so there is much to be done but with enough safeguards in place, some of which I’ve already seen suggested elsewhere, I hope they may be enough to quell the fears expressed and support Gerard’s courage in giving Tommy hope.
I missed the final session as I got word of train problems and left early. Quite by chance I found myself chatting with and sitting opposite a lady of a certain age, once a ‘60s rock chick, who saw no difficulty in encouraging young children to identify as transgender, no difficulty in sacking doctors who insisted on gender reality and with David Kurten’s words ringing in my ears, it certainly made the journey go quickly. But as the train approached our destination she asked me why I joined UKIP? My answer, “because it’s cross-party.” I mention this for two reasons.
It would be naive to imagine we haven’t been infiltrated or will be again. I lost count of the Bolton references made during the conference breaks and I would view with great suspicion any attempts to splinter our loyalty on left/right differences which we know will exist. But we’re UKIP.
I suspect that exposing Common Purpose that David Kurten mentions in his Cultural Marxism leaflet, may actually be the political goldmine we’ve been looking for, with the development of policies to expose, crush and punish its supporters. Blair introduced it, it has spread like wildfire through the establishment and I suspect the true cost of its consequences may be far greater than anyone currently imagines. I even mentioned it to a visiting professor who hadn’t heard of it. Not many have. But it is responsible for so much that is and has gone wrong. Now where’s that mobile….?