So who’s going to replace Nigel Farage as UKIP Party Chair? Douglas Carswell, UKIPs only incumbent MP said no and now MEP Paul Nuttall says no, too.
“I have had to do a lot of soul searching since Monday,” Mr Nuttall said. “And the conclusion I have come to is that it is not the right time for me to stand for the leadership of the party.”
Even Paul Crowder who is party chair (like the executive director for the party I guess) has resigned!
Now UKIP ought to be in tall cotton. So, I’d do it – my programme (I got to learn Oxford British if I have a chance to win!) is real simple: Adopt the Carswell Plan but for the privatization of the NHS. People are not ready for that yet. I’d promise not to alter the NHS but to reform it and make it more user-friendly. Maybe someday when men go to Mars, we’ll privatize the NHS but not now. (That might rule me out from the chair’s job after all. But the real job I want is to advise the winner – ought to be the best 100k sterling or so UKIP ever shelled out!)
I would also reach out aggressively to the Farage Labourites who turned out in droves to ensure Leave came from behind. The Farage Labourite (a UK takeoff on the Reagan Democrats) does exist. A Labour donor warned if the party don’t adopt Brexit, it will lose the north of England to UKIP!
John Mills, who funded the Labour Leave campaign, warned them not to appoint an EU fanatic in his place after almost a third of its voters backed Brexit.
Mr Mills, who gave Labour £1.65 million in shares which continue pouring dividend cash into party coffers, said UKIP would sweep northern seats without a major change at the top.
Maybe 100 seats even?
“If a significant proportion of that nine million desert the Labour Party because they don’t like its stance on the EU and then go off to Ukip – or whatever Ukip’s successor may be or the Conservatives or Greens or whoever – every seat with a majority of less than 5,000 becomes vulnerable and Labour could lose 100 seats,” warned Mr Mills, who has not donated to the Party since Mr Corbyn became leader last year.
And who talked about the Farage Labourite first? Yet, Sandy the future party leader! (If you google “Farage Labourite” here’s what you get first! Maybe that consulting fee ought to be 200k sterling! Still money well spent…)
I would also thank every day the 17.4 million voters who said YES to the vision of British independence and sovereignty. If UKIP got many of those voters in the snap election that I hope the new Tory PM Leadsom will call, 100 seats might be the floor not the ceiling.
UKIP must fight the libertarian fight for the supremacy of Parliament over quangos – unelected boards that decide policy – again out of the Carswell Plan. It’s all there. So many ideas. Brilliant vision. Over 17 million voters are open to a new Britain. UKIP has won one national election already. Why not a General Election, too?
Finally, I would call for immediate invocation of Article 50. Make it effective June 23, 2016. There are critical legal questions that MUST be answered and delaying the will of the voters is wrong. Do a continuing petition. UKIP should take the lead on this.
So there you go. We have that pesky problem that I’m not British – but Virginia was the First Colony – maybe that counts…
You know I can’t run for a leadership role in a British political party. That’s ridiculous of course. (UKIP can always hire consultants just like other parties from the USA and the blogger from Virginia is available!) But UKIP needs to unite and convince MP Douglas Carswell to lead them and Carswell, a true pol of vision, ought to take this as the opportunity to make the Plan to Renew Britain in Twelve Months a fact.
Carswell’s campaign motto could be: Give us a majority in Westminster and we’ll implement the Plan and then I’ll retire from politics. Far fetched? But 17.4 million voters weren’t supposed to vote for Brexit.
When it happens – the consulting bill will be in the mail…300k pounds sterling?