From time to time an interesting article comes my way, so I have decided to share a selection on this page.
I should say that views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Branch, or even of UKIP.
The common factor is that the views highlighted here tend to express dissatisfaction with some aspect of the ways in which we are currently governed.
We are mindful of the saying that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men should look the other way (various attributions). We hope that you are also.
(02/08/2018) Katie tells it how it is - either we get Brexit, or we drive a coach and horses through our democratic settlement . . .
Search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, praise and honour for . . .
(7th July 2018) For one person's summary of how the EU has embedded itself into our nation, look no further.
After the financial implosion of 2007-2009, widely regarded as triggered (but not entirely caused) by the "packaging" of dodgy mortgage loans into securities subsequently sold on by the banks to the unsuspecting (they wouldn't deliberately sell off dodgy stuff would they . . . ?). So were any bankers charged with fraud?
Read all about it here - there's enough information to "sink a battleship" (but maybe not enough to sink any bankers). You will need an hour or two for this - there's a lot to cover but it is very illuminating, especially the video - if you do nothing else, watch it here:
Mr Osborne's alleged starring role indicates that our governmnets are not strong enough to take on the international banks - could it be that they are even in league with them? That might explain a few things . . .
(23rd May 2018) A reminder of how much the EU costs us . . .
(19th May 2018) Barnstorming in the US of A.
For those of you who are wondering (as I did), according to Wikipedia she is an "English media personality".
(19th May 2018) Andy (no, not the NASA astronaut) hales from Lewes in East Sussex and is someone who isn't afraid to think for himself - and happily to share his insights with us. Maybe not always right, but he challenges our lazy assumptions and makes us think anew about where we have been and where we are going. And yes, conspiracies have been a fact of life in the courts of power ever since the human race got out of control . . . do you think that things are different now?
(26th April 2018) Watch Gerard Batten interviewed by Tommy Robinson.
(29th March 2018) The Hon. Alexander Dower, outgoing Australian High Commissioner to the UK, shares his wide-ranging reflections on the UK as it leaves the EU, at the Policy Exchange. Well worth viewing to see how an "outsider" from the Commonwealth sees our current situaution.
(13th March 2018) If you are easily put off by upstart youngsters pushing their brash views on their elders and betters, best not to watch this one by Paul Joseph Watson.
The Daily Mirror (all credit to them) highlights our "worst-ever child grooming scandal" in Telford on their front page, as befits such a major story. We are happy to see that at least some newspapers still support old-fashioned investigative journalism - occasionally.
In contrast the BBC originally gave this scoop minimum prominence . . . why so?
Paul Nielsen of debatetheleft.com. No space to elaborate here - but you could usefully watch this critique of the EU. Sit yourself down with a cup of tea first.
Posted 13th March 2018
This article in Conservative Woman just about
sums up the current state of our pathetic EU
negotiation give-away. As so often it takes a member of the gentle sex to tell it how it actually is - more power to their
Posted 13th November 2017
Growth accelerates right across the UK, according to the Telegraph.
Posted 3rd November 2017
NHS Brexit Claims Debunked
Dire warnings about the terrible impact of Brexit on our NHS are assessed here - based on the NHS's own staffing data.
EU Bullying the European Space Agency to freeze out UK
Even though the Space Agency isn't an EU institution, the Commission wants to be able to cancel contracts with companies that are "no longer based in an EU member state".
Posted 1st November 2017
Effect of Brexit under WTO Rules
Economic analysis of how this would affect our exports of goods.
Putting Brexit in historical context.
Take your pick: Cliff-edge or Pot-hole?
Posted 8th August 2017
Daniel Hannan surveys our economic status post-referendum. I think he puts Mr Cable's views into some appropriate context.
Posted 6th August 2017
Lest you should think that we only show stuff here that supports Brexit, read this (courtesy of the totally unbiased BBC) from Vince Cable, paragon of straight-forward no nonsense analysis of the truth who only wants to say it like it is.
Posted 5th August 2017
David Kurten (leadership candidate): Brexit betrayal can spark UKIP revival
Brussels does not speak with one voice
Posted 5th June 2017
Good news for those worried about the effects of Brexit on the EU...
What would no deal mean for Financial Services?
Brexit Directives and all that...
How much will our divorce from the EU cost?
Over the Cliff!
There are more where the above came from, but that should be enough for now . . .
Posted 31st January 2017
The City (as reported by the Telegraph) now " sees the light " of Brexit (what took them so long?).
Posted 20th January 2017
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reports for the Telegraph (this is a premium article but you can register and read such for free on an occasional basis)
Posted 17th December 2016
Our MP for East Hampshire sets out his views post-referendum.
The Truth Agenda
This one came in recently from left field (via my wife, who doesn't normally involve herself in matters politic):
Westmonster (something to do with Arron Banks...)