Who does UKIP really represent?

Who does UKIP really represent?

Who does UKIP really represent?

First published in Letters by

IN THE wake of the European elections, I hope everyone is noting the work rate of the region’s new Ukip MEPs.

For example, Jane Collins is now a Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and has been given the party’s portfolio on employment issues.

She has in a matter of weeks already missed 17 votes on youth unemployment in the parliament. Mike Hookem, another of the region’s Ukip MEPs, has been given the defence brief, but somehow missed seven votes on the EU’s response to the Ukraine crisis.

Between them the UK’s 24 Ukip MEPs have in one month already missed 335 opportunities to vote on behalf of those who elected them.

Nigel Farage couldn’t find the energy to vote on the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, or youth unemployment, or the situation in the Ukraine, or the violence in Iraq, or the Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria.

Apart from receiving more than £6 million a year in expenses from UK taxpayers and fantasising about taking over the House of Commons, it is unclear what the 24 Ukip MEPs are for. What a waste of money and what a loss of influence.

Christian Vassie, Blake Court, Wheldrake, York.

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11:18am Fri 8 Aug 14

The Great Buda says...

They've got their noses in the trough now. They don't care.
They've got their noses in the trough now. They don't care. The Great Buda
  • Score: 14

12:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Stevie D says...

Exactly. Anyone who thought that the Kippers were going to be any different to, or any better than, politicians from the established parties was sadly deluded. The Kippers have no interest in sensible government and no sense of responsibility towards it – they are only interested in cutting ties with Europe and feathering their own nests.
Exactly. Anyone who thought that the Kippers were going to be any different to, or any better than, politicians from the established parties was sadly deluded. The Kippers have no interest in sensible government and no sense of responsibility towards it – they are only interested in cutting ties with Europe and feathering their own nests. Stevie D
  • Score: 5

2:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

parkthebus says...

Kippers being ineffective? Who would have thought it? I look forward to the comments of their supporters, assuming there are any left!
Kippers being ineffective? Who would have thought it? I look forward to the comments of their supporters, assuming there are any left! parkthebus
  • Score: 9

3:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

bravo whisky says...

Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above.
Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above. bravo whisky
  • Score: -2

4:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Jonothon says...

And the fraud thing has started too Nicole Sinclair has had her collar felt for problems arising from her UKIP MEP days. It is alleged that she made false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses and transferred the proceeds of fraud through a bank account in her name.

UKIP has the unenviable reputation of having more jailing and fraud cases per capita of any political party in Europe. It also has the worse attendance record. We pay them the same as the others but they do a lot less.
There will be more, much more to come.
And the fraud thing has started too Nicole Sinclair has had her collar felt for problems arising from her UKIP MEP days. It is alleged that she made false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses and transferred the proceeds of fraud through a bank account in her name. UKIP has the unenviable reputation of having more jailing and fraud cases per capita of any political party in Europe. It also has the worse attendance record. We pay them the same as the others but they do a lot less. There will be more, much more to come. Jonothon
  • Score: 6

10:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Yorkshine1 says...

But this is exactly what we voted for, right?? So shouldn't we just accept it???

Just a thought.
But this is exactly what we voted for, right?? So shouldn't we just accept it??? Just a thought. Yorkshine1
  • Score: 1

10:52pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Jonothon says...

Yorkshine1 wrote:
But this is exactly what we voted for, right?? So shouldn't we just accept it???

Just a thought.
No you shouldn't just accept it. You should write to your UKIP MEP and object too the abuse of public funds, then vote them out next time round.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkshine1[/bold] wrote: But this is exactly what we voted for, right?? So shouldn't we just accept it??? Just a thought.[/p][/quote]No you shouldn't just accept it. You should write to your UKIP MEP and object too the abuse of public funds, then vote them out next time round. Jonothon
  • Score: 3

11:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

bravo whisky wrote:
Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above.
"we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above." Very good, says noting but your bias. Justify your comment, pick on things and respond to them.
[quote][p][bold]bravo whisky[/bold] wrote: Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above.[/p][/quote]"we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above." Very good, says noting but your bias. Justify your comment, pick on things and respond to them. Omega Point
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Come on Vassie, what are the other MEP's doing or is it that you are only interested in slating UKIP because they challenge the stupid Green ideals you support so much. It might be that UKIP saves the Nation folks like you are trying to destroy.
Come on Vassie, what are the other MEP's doing or is it that you are only interested in slating UKIP because they challenge the stupid Green ideals you support so much. It might be that UKIP saves the Nation folks like you are trying to destroy. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 4

4:35pm Wed 13 Aug 14

AGuyFromStresall says...

bravo whisky wrote:
Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above.
Better a left wing loon than a paid up and proud racist....
[quote][p][bold]bravo whisky[/bold] wrote: Vassie omits the important bits in his rant, what the MEPs were actually asked to vote on, then of coarse we have the usual claptrap from the left wing lunes above.[/p][/quote]Better a left wing loon than a paid up and proud racist.... AGuyFromStresall
  • Score: 0

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