Can anyone halt the rise of Ukip in borough council elections?

First published in Echo News

ALL eyes will be on Ukip at next month’s borough and district council elections as they attempt to shift the political landscape for the first time in years.

The anti-EU party – still riding the crest of a wave after a series of gains in last May’s county council elections – is now looking to make inroads into the borough council elections on May 22.

The party will look to latch on to votes from dissatisfied voters, with the European Parliamentary elections happening on the same day.

Tories admit they could struggle in the face of widespread disillusion with the Coalition Government nationally.

Just a handful of seats will have to be lost in Basildon, Castle Point and Southend to topple those ruling Conservative administrations.

Rochford is regarded as a Tory stronghold and even if the Conservatives lose all the seats they are defending, they would still retain power.

In Southend, there will be some interesting political battles as Ukip seeks to make ground.

West Shoebury, in particular, will be the focus for Nigel Farage’s party as it hopes to topple sitting Tory Tony Cox.

Plans for a new seawall on Shoebury Common, proposed by the Tory-led council, has been a source of controversy.

In Basildon, Ukip is fielding candidates in every ward as it looks to built on its success in the county council elections, where three of its candidates secured seats.

Last May, Ukip won 34 per cent of the total vote in Basildon, compared with 32 per cent for the Conservatives, 24 per cent for Labour and 5 per cent for the Lib Dems.

Kerry Smith, branch manager for the party in Basildon, said: “I think we could win every seat. I think it is very likely the Tories will lose overall power.

“Even in Billericay, which is regarded as a Tory stronghold, there are a lot of issues that are deeply concerning, not least the Local Plan.”

The Basildon Tories have been in power for almost a decade and they have recruited Communities Secretary and Brentwood Tory MP, Eric Pickles, to launch their campaign later this month.

Eleven Tories are defending their seats, and if they lose three theywill lose overall control of the council.

The group’s leader, Tony Ball, is defending his seat in Wickford North in May.

He said: “Five years ago we cleaned the board, but it’s a bit different as the Tories were not in control of the country.

“We’re finding people are going to vote Ukip in the EU elections, but are coming back to us locally.

“We’re asking, ‘who would you trust with your money?’ I’d say we’ve got a record to back that up.”

In Castle Point, the Conservatives would have to shed six of the 14 seats up for grabs to lose overall control.

Ukip is likely to field around eight “strong” candidates as they look to build on the success of winning two seats in the county elections last year, branch secretary Jamie Huntman said.

Mr Huntman, who represents Thundersley and leads the party’s county contingent, said: “The Tories come across as really tired and past their sell-by-date.

“We don’t have any career politicians. All our candidates are local and have had jobs.

But, like me, they have grown frustrated with the status quo and want to do something about it.”

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8:07am Tue 29 Apr 14

Abington86 says...

'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change.
'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change. Abington86
  • Score: 53

8:24am Tue 29 Apr 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Like most people it will be wonderful for UKIP to take over this fading country. We all got to worry for the future of our children grandchildren and for years to come. Sensible people will vote UKIP but we know there will be a few do gooders voting elsewhere and this is why this country has gone down hill . The conservatives promised and never done anything, yes we all know Blair destroyed this country so now its time to give UKIP a chance cos we have tried the others so just look at this country now, its finished.
Like most people it will be wonderful for UKIP to take over this fading country. We all got to worry for the future of our children grandchildren and for years to come. Sensible people will vote UKIP but we know there will be a few do gooders voting elsewhere and this is why this country has gone down hill . The conservatives promised and never done anything, yes we all know Blair destroyed this country so now its time to give UKIP a chance cos we have tried the others so just look at this country now, its finished. Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 42

8:53am Tue 29 Apr 14

Nebs says...

It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired. Nebs
  • Score: 64

8:58am Tue 29 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

Nebs wrote:
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.[/p][/quote]let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs. profondo asbo
  • Score: 47

9:06am Tue 29 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

sounds like a possible 3 votes above for UKIP...... make that 4, i'd love to see them get in and ruffle a few feathers.....

vote tory = 'buy to let'
vote labour = 'disaster'
vote libdem = warsaw, mogadishu, delhi, bucharest, etc etc
sounds like a possible 3 votes above for UKIP...... make that 4, i'd love to see them get in and ruffle a few feathers..... vote tory = 'buy to let' vote labour = 'disaster' vote libdem = warsaw, mogadishu, delhi, bucharest, etc etc pembury53
  • Score: 38

9:18am Tue 29 Apr 14

MrsM1980 says...

I was tempted to vote UKIP but I have since realised that if I voted UKIP I would be letting labour in as the controlling party in Basildon council and if we thought we had building problems on our green belt before wait until labour get in. We need an independant ! X
I was tempted to vote UKIP but I have since realised that if I voted UKIP I would be letting labour in as the controlling party in Basildon council and if we thought we had building problems on our green belt before wait until labour get in. We need an independant ! X MrsM1980
  • Score: -38

9:28am Tue 29 Apr 14

rayleigh123 says...

Nebs wrote:
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
The Tories must be running scared - every day there is a - fright story -.

This is a direct copy of the American system where every possible bit of crap comes out just before election day.

The problem is that whilst they only have gossip against UKIP - the Tories have a number of years of history that we can make judgement against.
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[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.[/p][/quote]The Tories must be running scared - every day there is a - fright story -. This is a direct copy of the American system where every possible bit of crap comes out just before election day. The problem is that whilst they only have gossip against UKIP - the Tories have a number of years of history that we can make judgement against. . . rayleigh123
  • Score: 34

9:35am Tue 29 Apr 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

me vote ukip
me vote ukip LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 31

10:17am Tue 29 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls.
Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls. Howard Cháse
  • Score: -20

10:27am Tue 29 Apr 14

sesibollox says...

Hush, you can hear them marching towards Victory, to the tune of Colonel Bogey......
Hush, you can hear them marching towards Victory, to the tune of Colonel Bogey...... sesibollox
  • Score: 14

11:11am Tue 29 Apr 14

poortaxpayer says...

I have a great idea for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats to beat UKIP.

Have policies that we will vote for.

Simples as the Meercats say.

Who I vote for isn't based on how much you slag off other politicians.
I have a great idea for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats to beat UKIP. Have policies that we will vote for. Simples as the Meercats say. Who I vote for isn't based on how much you slag off other politicians. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 40

12:05pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Rouge9 says...

I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige
I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige Rouge9
  • Score: -22

12:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

emcee says...

Quote: "West Shoebury, in particular, will be the focus for Nigel Farage’s party as it hopes to topple sitting Tory Tony Cox."
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Regardless of which candidate replaces him, Tony Cox losing his seat will be a good and just day for Southend.
Quote: "West Shoebury, in particular, will be the focus for Nigel Farage’s party as it hopes to topple sitting Tory Tony Cox." - Regardless of which candidate replaces him, Tony Cox losing his seat will be a good and just day for Southend. emcee
  • Score: 31

1:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Eastwoodian says...

i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week

they get my vote too
i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week they get my vote too Eastwoodian
  • Score: 22

2:45pm Tue 29 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week they get my vote too
thumbs up all round then, but this ground swell of public opinion needs to be more than the usual protest vote, then 'revert to type' come the general election..... only a serious threat to the established self serving traitors in westminster can achieve any real change...... vote for change next week AND next year !
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week they get my vote too[/p][/quote]thumbs up all round then, but this ground swell of public opinion needs to be more than the usual protest vote, then 'revert to type' come the general election..... only a serious threat to the established self serving traitors in westminster can achieve any real change...... vote for change next week AND next year ! pembury53
  • Score: 17

2:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alfiee says...

UKIP get my vote. I need to do this for my Grandchildren. Like my Grandad did for me. I have nothing left to lose. But they are my world. What have the others done for us. Nothing but broken promises. I went to the Thurrock meeting to see what they stood for, I was very very impressed. So I will be proud to vote for them. I'm not racist not a looney fruitcake or a clown.
UKIP get my vote. I need to do this for my Grandchildren. Like my Grandad did for me. I have nothing left to lose. But they are my world. What have the others done for us. Nothing but broken promises. I went to the Thurrock meeting to see what they stood for, I was very very impressed. So I will be proud to vote for them. I'm not racist not a looney fruitcake or a clown. Alfiee
  • Score: 17

3:54pm Tue 29 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist....
the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist.... pembury53
  • Score: 20

6:24pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Abington86 says...

poortaxpayer wrote:
I have a great idea for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats to beat UKIP. Have policies that we will vote for. Simples as the Meercats say. Who I vote for isn't based on how much you slag off other politicians.
and make sure that you implement those policies. We have had enough of lie after lie after lie.
[quote][p][bold]poortaxpayer[/bold] wrote: I have a great idea for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats to beat UKIP. Have policies that we will vote for. Simples as the Meercats say. Who I vote for isn't based on how much you slag off other politicians.[/p][/quote]and make sure that you implement those policies. We have had enough of lie after lie after lie. Abington86
  • Score: 4

6:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

TheWizzard says...

“We’re asking, ‘who would you trust with your money?’ I’d say we’ve got a record to back that up.”

Wonder what record that would be then?

The only record you have is shafting those south of the 127 to protect those in the north. Then again as your a portfolio holder for the HCA and are involved with the thames gateway it's no real surprise
“We’re asking, ‘who would you trust with your money?’ I’d say we’ve got a record to back that up.” Wonder what record that would be then? The only record you have is shafting those south of the 127 to protect those in the north. Then again as your a portfolio holder for the HCA and are involved with the thames gateway it's no real surprise TheWizzard
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ChampKind says...

Rouge9 wrote:
I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige
You can call Farage many things, but as he's married to a German lady, I would say xenpohobic is not one of them.
UKIP for me. Again.
[quote][p][bold]Rouge9[/bold] wrote: I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige[/p][/quote]You can call Farage many things, but as he's married to a German lady, I would say xenpohobic is not one of them. UKIP for me. Again. ChampKind
  • Score: 12

7:35pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Abington86 wrote:
'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change.
As long as it's not you lot, things will be fine and every indication on the doorsteps is that they've had enough of you too.

They're sick and tired of the liblabcon merry-go-round.

However, most people would rather vote in a squadron of mentally deranged gorillas than let Labour get in charge again.

As for your lies on your election leaflets about opposing traveller sites, pull the other one. Since when did you oppose traveller sites? You have spent the last 13 years decrying those of us who have campaigned against ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENTS,

And cutting spending on consultants? Are you kidding? The outgoing Labour government as at 2010 spent £1.8billion on consultants.

And you lot did not build one single council house in your last term of office.

All those of you wavering about who to vote for, just check out the hate campaigns and vicious Tweets perpetrated by Labour's Gavin Callaghan and come and watch a full council meeting in full swing.

It's like they're at a zoo, sitting there stuffing their faces with food, Tweeting on their tablets and gesticulating at members of the public.

Oh and there's the doorstep bullying of voters, as well as the vile comments online; the hate campaign and fiction and waste of public money initiated by the Labour group involving the police with mayoral matters which came to nothing in the end because it was rooted entirely in fantasy.Talking of fantasy, Cllr McGurran works for the Daily Mirror.

Watch them go into a frenzy below with the insults, slating, lies, dredged up cr@p off the internet to back up their spurious claims. Oh and the name calling and insults.

All water off a duck's back because I do not subscribe to any political party. I support only those politcians I believe to be decent people and not in it or the money.

Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now?

Yes, that's right, she's "Baroness Basildon". Hypocrisy with a capital H. so typical of Labour.

So if you want hypocrisy, lies, hate campaigns and councillors who conduct their business by trying to destroy people's characters on Twitter, including members of the public, go ahead and vote Labour.

All indications, out and about, are that UKIP is taking loads of Labour votes and folk are not listening to the pernicious lies being shoved through people's letterboxes by the bullyboys of the Labour group and their smug, grinning, posturing cronies.

Like I said, the people of Basildon would rather elect a bunch of deranged gorillas.
[quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: 'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change.[/p][/quote]As long as it's not you lot, things will be fine and every indication on the doorsteps is that they've had enough of you too. They're sick and tired of the liblabcon merry-go-round. However, most people would rather vote in a squadron of mentally deranged gorillas than let Labour get in charge again. As for your lies on your election leaflets about opposing traveller sites, pull the other one. Since when did you oppose traveller sites? You have spent the last 13 years decrying those of us who have campaigned against ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENTS, And cutting spending on consultants? Are you kidding? The outgoing Labour government as at 2010 spent £1.8billion on consultants. And you lot did not build one single council house in your last term of office. All those of you wavering about who to vote for, just check out the hate campaigns and vicious Tweets perpetrated by Labour's Gavin Callaghan and come and watch a full council meeting in full swing. It's like they're at a zoo, sitting there stuffing their faces with food, Tweeting on their tablets and gesticulating at members of the public. Oh and there's the doorstep bullying of voters, as well as the vile comments online; the hate campaign and fiction and waste of public money initiated by the Labour group involving the police with mayoral matters which came to nothing in the end because it was rooted entirely in fantasy.Talking of fantasy, Cllr McGurran works for the Daily Mirror. Watch them go into a frenzy below with the insults, slating, lies, dredged up cr@p off the internet to back up their spurious claims. Oh and the name calling and insults. All water off a duck's back because I do not subscribe to any political party. I support only those politcians I believe to be decent people and not in it or the money. Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now? Yes, that's right, she's "Baroness Basildon". Hypocrisy with a capital H. so typical of Labour. So if you want hypocrisy, lies, hate campaigns and councillors who conduct their business by trying to destroy people's characters on Twitter, including members of the public, go ahead and vote Labour. All indications, out and about, are that UKIP is taking loads of Labour votes and folk are not listening to the pernicious lies being shoved through people's letterboxes by the bullyboys of the Labour group and their smug, grinning, posturing cronies. Like I said, the people of Basildon would rather elect a bunch of deranged gorillas. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

7:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls.
the only knuckledraggers in UKIP are the lefties in Southend and Thurrock.

The Basildon lot are largely good eggs.

You are merely parroting what you hear other deranged lefties spouting off. Some of the worse discrimination I have ever seen came from Labour.

You are not involved in politics and merely form your opinions from the rubbish you read in the papers and online,

When you can back up your statements with any kind of FACTS , we might listen.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls.[/p][/quote]the only knuckledraggers in UKIP are the lefties in Southend and Thurrock. The Basildon lot are largely good eggs. You are merely parroting what you hear other deranged lefties spouting off. Some of the worse discrimination I have ever seen came from Labour. You are not involved in politics and merely form your opinions from the rubbish you read in the papers and online, When you can back up your statements with any kind of FACTS , we might listen. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

7:43pm Tue 29 Apr 14

hushrosie says...

I hope not. We have to leave the Evil Union, general elections are no longer a democratic process, they only determine which EU puppet will rubber stamp everything that comes in from Brussels. Our politicians have been rendered politically impotent; a vote for any one of the 3 mainstream parties is a vote the EU. At the moment we have a lot of mistrust for politicians, we don’t believe they are honest or sincere nor have our interests at heart, that’s because they don’t, but as it stands we can vote them out!
But if we allow the European Elections and the 2015 General Elections to slip by without sending them a huge message, then that will be a massive mistake and a missed opportunity we will never get back! The other parties, the politicians, TV, the media, they are trying to dig as much dirt up about ukip as they can, they are terrified about the support they are receiving, lets show them who is boss! Lets take our country back people with UKIP’s support and return it to a democracy, you don’t have to fight a war, just put your cross in the right box .Vote UKIP Get UKIP.
I hope not. We have to leave the Evil Union, general elections are no longer a democratic process, they only determine which EU puppet will rubber stamp everything that comes in from Brussels. Our politicians have been rendered politically impotent; a vote for any one of the 3 mainstream parties is a vote the EU. At the moment we have a lot of mistrust for politicians, we don’t believe they are honest or sincere nor have our interests at heart, that’s because they don’t, but as it stands we can vote them out! But if we allow the European Elections and the 2015 General Elections to slip by without sending them a huge message, then that will be a massive mistake and a missed opportunity we will never get back! The other parties, the politicians, TV, the media, they are trying to dig as much dirt up about ukip as they can, they are terrified about the support they are receiving, lets show them who is boss! Lets take our country back people with UKIP’s support and return it to a democracy, you don’t have to fight a war, just put your cross in the right box .Vote UKIP Get UKIP. hushrosie
  • Score: 8

7:58pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MrsM1980 says...

Kim what political party are you from ?
Kim what political party are you from ? MrsM1980
  • Score: 2

8:17pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alfiee says...

hushrosie wrote:
I hope not. We have to leave the Evil Union, general elections are no longer a democratic process, they only determine which EU puppet will rubber stamp everything that comes in from Brussels. Our politicians have been rendered politically impotent; a vote for any one of the 3 mainstream parties is a vote the EU. At the moment we have a lot of mistrust for politicians, we don’t believe they are honest or sincere nor have our interests at heart, that’s because they don’t, but as it stands we can vote them out!
But if we allow the European Elections and the 2015 General Elections to slip by without sending them a huge message, then that will be a massive mistake and a missed opportunity we will never get back! The other parties, the politicians, TV, the media, they are trying to dig as much dirt up about ukip as they can, they are terrified about the support they are receiving, lets show them who is boss! Lets take our country back people with UKIP’s support and return it to a democracy, you don’t have to fight a war, just put your cross in the right box .Vote UKIP Get UKIP.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]hushrosie[/bold] wrote: I hope not. We have to leave the Evil Union, general elections are no longer a democratic process, they only determine which EU puppet will rubber stamp everything that comes in from Brussels. Our politicians have been rendered politically impotent; a vote for any one of the 3 mainstream parties is a vote the EU. At the moment we have a lot of mistrust for politicians, we don’t believe they are honest or sincere nor have our interests at heart, that’s because they don’t, but as it stands we can vote them out! But if we allow the European Elections and the 2015 General Elections to slip by without sending them a huge message, then that will be a massive mistake and a missed opportunity we will never get back! The other parties, the politicians, TV, the media, they are trying to dig as much dirt up about ukip as they can, they are terrified about the support they are receiving, lets show them who is boss! Lets take our country back people with UKIP’s support and return it to a democracy, you don’t have to fight a war, just put your cross in the right box .Vote UKIP Get UKIP.[/p][/quote]Well said. Alfiee
  • Score: 5

8:19pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist....
Hear bl**dy hear!

I wish I had a pound for every time I've heard that weasel word levelled at me yet where was I on St George's Day?

Surrounded by English, Scots, Irish, Jamaicans, Asians and a couple of Poles - all of us together in a pub, singing English pop and folk songs,dancing about and having a great time. We had someone dressed up as St George, St George crosses and wyverns everywhere and not ONCE was the R word uttered by anyone.

Racism is propagated by the evil, Satanic Left and their divisive self loathing pc policies and BS which they ram down your throat at every opportunity.

Out of all political parties Labour listen to the public the least and are too preoccupied with their self hate and inverted racism to pay attention to the fact that people everywhere love this country and are proud to call themselves English but the racist bigots in Labour would decry patriotism and put down any attempt at national pride.

I had an Asian say to me last week "I do not need anyone to decide whether I should or should not appreciate British and English values. I consider myself a patriot and can speak for myself. What is wrong with these people who hate this country so much? I love it."

So there you have it Idiot Lefties.... you don't like it up you.

I have turned the tables on you. And I will keep doing it.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist....[/p][/quote]Hear bl**dy hear! I wish I had a pound for every time I've heard that weasel word levelled at me yet where was I on St George's Day? Surrounded by English, Scots, Irish, Jamaicans, Asians and a couple of Poles - all of us together in a pub, singing English pop and folk songs,dancing about and having a great time. We had someone dressed up as St George, St George crosses and wyverns everywhere and not ONCE was the R word uttered by anyone. Racism is propagated by the evil, Satanic Left and their divisive self loathing pc policies and BS which they ram down your throat at every opportunity. Out of all political parties Labour listen to the public the least and are too preoccupied with their self hate and inverted racism to pay attention to the fact that people everywhere love this country and are proud to call themselves English but the racist bigots in Labour would decry patriotism and put down any attempt at national pride. I had an Asian say to me last week "I do not need anyone to decide whether I should or should not appreciate British and English values. I consider myself a patriot and can speak for myself. What is wrong with these people who hate this country so much? I love it." So there you have it Idiot Lefties.... you don't like it up you. I have turned the tables on you. And I will keep doing it. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

8:26pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
[quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

8:26pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
[quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MrsM1980 says...

Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question.

I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate.

Thanks for your time Kim x
Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question. I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate. Thanks for your time Kim x MrsM1980
  • Score: 5

8:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alekhine says...

Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).
Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker). Alekhine
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

MrsM1980 wrote:
Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question.

I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate.

Thanks for your time Kim x
Mrs M, no we are not related in any way. Gandy is my married name.

No problem. I don't mind answering questions when they are so politely asked.

I have been a Billericay town councillor though so maybe that confused you too. It often does.

Kindest regards,

Kim
[quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question. I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate. Thanks for your time Kim x[/p][/quote]Mrs M, no we are not related in any way. Gandy is my married name. No problem. I don't mind answering questions when they are so politely asked. I have been a Billericay town councillor though so maybe that confused you too. It often does. Kindest regards, Kim Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

10:23pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
I'm from the EDL.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.[/p][/quote]I'm from the EDL. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -1

10:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
I'm from the EDL.
EDL is an anti-islamism street protest group, nothing to do with politics
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.[/p][/quote]I'm from the EDL.[/p][/quote]EDL is an anti-islamism street protest group, nothing to do with politics LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 6

10:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Rouge9 wrote:
I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige
No, we need trade with the EU, nothing else.
[quote][p][bold]Rouge9[/bold] wrote: I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige[/p][/quote]No, we need trade with the EU, nothing else. LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 4

10:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
I'm from the EDL.
Are you really? I guessed as much, except you are really UAF aren't you?

I have never actually been a member of the EDL or BNP and if I had been it would be none of your business but sorry to disappoint you moron. It never happened except in the imaginations of idiots like you.

Funny how apes like you always throw that suggestion at me even though you have absolutely no evidence with which to back it up.

That's because you are a labour supporting buffoon with, no doubt, a small appendage problem.

If you had any brains at all you would do some proper research and you will not find one single piece of ACTUAL evidence anywhere of me being EDL.

Ask them if you don't believe me.

Now, have you any FACTS to put forward that would stand up in a court of law, or just the usual BS.

You don't like it because I keep exposing you for the utter yob and delinquent you really are.

I mean, applauding the theft of equipment from a school for autistic children. They don't come much lower than that do they, lowlife?
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.[/p][/quote]I'm from the EDL.[/p][/quote]Are you really? I guessed as much, except you are really UAF aren't you? I have never actually been a member of the EDL or BNP and if I had been it would be none of your business but sorry to disappoint you moron. It never happened except in the imaginations of idiots like you. Funny how apes like you always throw that suggestion at me even though you have absolutely no evidence with which to back it up. That's because you are a labour supporting buffoon with, no doubt, a small appendage problem. If you had any brains at all you would do some proper research and you will not find one single piece of ACTUAL evidence anywhere of me being EDL. Ask them if you don't believe me. Now, have you any FACTS to put forward that would stand up in a court of law, or just the usual BS. You don't like it because I keep exposing you for the utter yob and delinquent you really are. I mean, applauding the theft of equipment from a school for autistic children. They don't come much lower than that do they, lowlife? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 5

11:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Basildon people are a canny lot and they've worked it out for themselves.

And one thing to keep uppermost in mind... the minute the media goes into a smear-frenzy and Labour's preposterous claims about UKIP and the Tories goes into overdrive, you just KNOW they're panicking.

And the more idiotic comments made by the usual nitwits on here are even more helpful, according to posters here, whom I have actually met in recent days whilst out talking to people.. There are actually people who post on here who have introduced themselves to me face to face and all are agreed that things are looking good as far as UKIP is concerned.

And if the predominantly leftwing press weren't bothered about UKIP, they wouldn't even mention UKIP. And if UKIP were no kind of a threat, the media would hardly bother reporting on them at all.

FACT: Labour is by far and away the best recruiting sergeant UKIP has got and are doing a grand job of pushing the voting public in the direction of UKIP. And their pals in the press - both local and national are barking up the wrong tree. Journalists are surprisingly cowardly when it comes to opening themselves up to anything new. They tend to stick with what they know - but then embarrass themselves when they don't listen to the public and completely get it wrong. Just like politicians really.

And this time it is not a protest vote. And that comes home to you with force when you are hearing traditional Labour voters saying they are switching allegiance to UKIP.
Basildon people are a canny lot and they've worked it out for themselves. And one thing to keep uppermost in mind... the minute the media goes into a smear-frenzy and Labour's preposterous claims about UKIP and the Tories goes into overdrive, you just KNOW they're panicking. And the more idiotic comments made by the usual nitwits on here are even more helpful, according to posters here, whom I have actually met in recent days whilst out talking to people.. There are actually people who post on here who have introduced themselves to me face to face and all are agreed that things are looking good as far as UKIP is concerned. And if the predominantly leftwing press weren't bothered about UKIP, they wouldn't even mention UKIP. And if UKIP were no kind of a threat, the media would hardly bother reporting on them at all. FACT: Labour is by far and away the best recruiting sergeant UKIP has got and are doing a grand job of pushing the voting public in the direction of UKIP. And their pals in the press - both local and national are barking up the wrong tree. Journalists are surprisingly cowardly when it comes to opening themselves up to anything new. They tend to stick with what they know - but then embarrass themselves when they don't listen to the public and completely get it wrong. Just like politicians really. And this time it is not a protest vote. And that comes home to you with force when you are hearing traditional Labour voters saying they are switching allegiance to UKIP. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

11:55pm Tue 29 Apr 14

woolstone says...

After reading this article does mean here in Rochford we will not be able to get rid of the Tories even if they lose the seats they are defending. WHY???? Now I am really depressed, will we ever get them out.
After reading this article does mean here in Rochford we will not be able to get rid of the Tories even if they lose the seats they are defending. WHY???? Now I am really depressed, will we ever get them out. woolstone
  • Score: 3

12:09am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

profondo asbo wrote:
Nebs wrote:
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.
Bit of a 'Kipper' are you?
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.[/p][/quote]let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.[/p][/quote]Bit of a 'Kipper' are you? ThisYear
  • Score: -8

12:16am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
me vote ukip
Yes, you are indeed the typical ukip voter.."me hungry me want food"
[quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: me vote ukip[/p][/quote]Yes, you are indeed the typical ukip voter.."me hungry me want food" ThisYear
  • Score: -7

12:18am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week

they get my vote too
Birds of a feather..
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: i have yet to speak to someone NOT voting UKIP next week they get my vote too[/p][/quote]Birds of a feather.. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

12:21am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Abington86 wrote:
'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change.
As long as it's not you lot, things will be fine and every indication on the doorsteps is that they've had enough of you too.

They're sick and tired of the liblabcon merry-go-round.

However, most people would rather vote in a squadron of mentally deranged gorillas than let Labour get in charge again.

As for your lies on your election leaflets about opposing traveller sites, pull the other one. Since when did you oppose traveller sites? You have spent the last 13 years decrying those of us who have campaigned against ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENTS,

And cutting spending on consultants? Are you kidding? The outgoing Labour government as at 2010 spent £1.8billion on consultants.

And you lot did not build one single council house in your last term of office.

All those of you wavering about who to vote for, just check out the hate campaigns and vicious Tweets perpetrated by Labour's Gavin Callaghan and come and watch a full council meeting in full swing.

It's like they're at a zoo, sitting there stuffing their faces with food, Tweeting on their tablets and gesticulating at members of the public.

Oh and there's the doorstep bullying of voters, as well as the vile comments online; the hate campaign and fiction and waste of public money initiated by the Labour group involving the police with mayoral matters which came to nothing in the end because it was rooted entirely in fantasy.Talking of fantasy, Cllr McGurran works for the Daily Mirror.

Watch them go into a frenzy below with the insults, slating, lies, dredged up cr@p off the internet to back up their spurious claims. Oh and the name calling and insults.

All water off a duck's back because I do not subscribe to any political party. I support only those politcians I believe to be decent people and not in it or the money.

Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now?

Yes, that's right, she's "Baroness Basildon". Hypocrisy with a capital H. so typical of Labour.

So if you want hypocrisy, lies, hate campaigns and councillors who conduct their business by trying to destroy people's characters on Twitter, including members of the public, go ahead and vote Labour.

All indications, out and about, are that UKIP is taking loads of Labour votes and folk are not listening to the pernicious lies being shoved through people's letterboxes by the bullyboys of the Labour group and their smug, grinning, posturing cronies.

Like I said, the people of Basildon would rather elect a bunch of deranged gorillas.
Will you be voting ukip...even though your services to them were..eh..how can I term it?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: 'who would you trust with your money?' Actually Councillor Ball I wouldn't trust the local Tory group. All they have done is sell off the precious open spaces of Basildon. And what have we gained? Yes some very nice houses and flats for purchase but where are the council houses? How many council houses have been built by this Tory controlled council? Not everyone can afford to buy their own home. We do have of course a lovely Sports Centre but only half of Gloucester Park remains. We have a town centre full of pound shops and of course the 400k Basildon sign. We have an arrogant borough council who will not listen to what residents want. Time for change.[/p][/quote]As long as it's not you lot, things will be fine and every indication on the doorsteps is that they've had enough of you too. They're sick and tired of the liblabcon merry-go-round. However, most people would rather vote in a squadron of mentally deranged gorillas than let Labour get in charge again. As for your lies on your election leaflets about opposing traveller sites, pull the other one. Since when did you oppose traveller sites? You have spent the last 13 years decrying those of us who have campaigned against ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENTS, And cutting spending on consultants? Are you kidding? The outgoing Labour government as at 2010 spent £1.8billion on consultants. And you lot did not build one single council house in your last term of office. All those of you wavering about who to vote for, just check out the hate campaigns and vicious Tweets perpetrated by Labour's Gavin Callaghan and come and watch a full council meeting in full swing. It's like they're at a zoo, sitting there stuffing their faces with food, Tweeting on their tablets and gesticulating at members of the public. Oh and there's the doorstep bullying of voters, as well as the vile comments online; the hate campaign and fiction and waste of public money initiated by the Labour group involving the police with mayoral matters which came to nothing in the end because it was rooted entirely in fantasy.Talking of fantasy, Cllr McGurran works for the Daily Mirror. Watch them go into a frenzy below with the insults, slating, lies, dredged up cr@p off the internet to back up their spurious claims. Oh and the name calling and insults. All water off a duck's back because I do not subscribe to any political party. I support only those politcians I believe to be decent people and not in it or the money. Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now? Yes, that's right, she's "Baroness Basildon". Hypocrisy with a capital H. so typical of Labour. So if you want hypocrisy, lies, hate campaigns and councillors who conduct their business by trying to destroy people's characters on Twitter, including members of the public, go ahead and vote Labour. All indications, out and about, are that UKIP is taking loads of Labour votes and folk are not listening to the pernicious lies being shoved through people's letterboxes by the bullyboys of the Labour group and their smug, grinning, posturing cronies. Like I said, the people of Basildon would rather elect a bunch of deranged gorillas.[/p][/quote]Will you be voting ukip...even though your services to them were..eh..how can I term it? ThisYear
  • Score: -5

12:22am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls.
the only knuckledraggers in UKIP are the lefties in Southend and Thurrock.

The Basildon lot are largely good eggs.

You are merely parroting what you hear other deranged lefties spouting off. Some of the worse discrimination I have ever seen came from Labour.

You are not involved in politics and merely form your opinions from the rubbish you read in the papers and online,

When you can back up your statements with any kind of FACTS , we might listen.
Can you "back up your statements with any kind of FACTS" about 'lefties' in the ukip?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Too many of the locals have been hoodwinked by these knuckledraggers to stop them making massive (relatively) gains in the polls.[/p][/quote]the only knuckledraggers in UKIP are the lefties in Southend and Thurrock. The Basildon lot are largely good eggs. You are merely parroting what you hear other deranged lefties spouting off. Some of the worse discrimination I have ever seen came from Labour. You are not involved in politics and merely form your opinions from the rubbish you read in the papers and online, When you can back up your statements with any kind of FACTS , we might listen.[/p][/quote]Can you "back up your statements with any kind of FACTS" about 'lefties' in the ukip? ThisYear
  • Score: -4

12:25am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist....
Hear bl**dy hear!

I wish I had a pound for every time I've heard that weasel word levelled at me yet where was I on St George's Day?

Surrounded by English, Scots, Irish, Jamaicans, Asians and a couple of Poles - all of us together in a pub, singing English pop and folk songs,dancing about and having a great time. We had someone dressed up as St George, St George crosses and wyverns everywhere and not ONCE was the R word uttered by anyone.

Racism is propagated by the evil, Satanic Left and their divisive self loathing pc policies and BS which they ram down your throat at every opportunity.

Out of all political parties Labour listen to the public the least and are too preoccupied with their self hate and inverted racism to pay attention to the fact that people everywhere love this country and are proud to call themselves English but the racist bigots in Labour would decry patriotism and put down any attempt at national pride.

I had an Asian say to me last week "I do not need anyone to decide whether I should or should not appreciate British and English values. I consider myself a patriot and can speak for myself. What is wrong with these people who hate this country so much? I love it."

So there you have it Idiot Lefties.... you don't like it up you.

I have turned the tables on you. And I will keep doing it.
Oh dear..a top-up is in order I think..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: the fact that you feel the need to add that disclaimer at the end of your post, shows how bad things have become in this PC sick country...... disagreeing with mass immigration is a socio-economic point of view, and a perfectly valid one, it has nothing to do with being racist....[/p][/quote]Hear bl**dy hear! I wish I had a pound for every time I've heard that weasel word levelled at me yet where was I on St George's Day? Surrounded by English, Scots, Irish, Jamaicans, Asians and a couple of Poles - all of us together in a pub, singing English pop and folk songs,dancing about and having a great time. We had someone dressed up as St George, St George crosses and wyverns everywhere and not ONCE was the R word uttered by anyone. Racism is propagated by the evil, Satanic Left and their divisive self loathing pc policies and BS which they ram down your throat at every opportunity. Out of all political parties Labour listen to the public the least and are too preoccupied with their self hate and inverted racism to pay attention to the fact that people everywhere love this country and are proud to call themselves English but the racist bigots in Labour would decry patriotism and put down any attempt at national pride. I had an Asian say to me last week "I do not need anyone to decide whether I should or should not appreciate British and English values. I consider myself a patriot and can speak for myself. What is wrong with these people who hate this country so much? I love it." So there you have it Idiot Lefties.... you don't like it up you. I have turned the tables on you. And I will keep doing it.[/p][/quote]Oh dear..a top-up is in order I think.. ThisYear
  • Score: -4

12:27am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Alekhine wrote:
Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).
As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying.
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).[/p][/quote]As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying. ThisYear
  • Score: -6

12:28am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
MrsM1980 wrote:
Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question.

I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate.

Thanks for your time Kim x
Mrs M, no we are not related in any way. Gandy is my married name.

No problem. I don't mind answering questions when they are so politely asked.

I have been a Billericay town councillor though so maybe that confused you too. It often does.

Kindest regards,

Kim
Were you a 'non-political' councillor? And might you explain just what that is?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Thanks Kim, I have seen your posts regularly and signed up so I could ask you the above question. I live in Billericay and wondered if you was related to Mr Terry Gandy who is our UKIP candidate. Thanks for your time Kim x[/p][/quote]Mrs M, no we are not related in any way. Gandy is my married name. No problem. I don't mind answering questions when they are so politely asked. I have been a Billericay town councillor though so maybe that confused you too. It often does. Kindest regards, Kim[/p][/quote]Were you a 'non-political' councillor? And might you explain just what that is? ThisYear
  • Score: -5

12:49am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
MrsM1980 wrote:
Kim what political party are you from ?
I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left.

However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP.

I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions.

If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.
I'm from the EDL.
Are you really? I guessed as much, except you are really UAF aren't you?

I have never actually been a member of the EDL or BNP and if I had been it would be none of your business but sorry to disappoint you moron. It never happened except in the imaginations of idiots like you.

Funny how apes like you always throw that suggestion at me even though you have absolutely no evidence with which to back it up.

That's because you are a labour supporting buffoon with, no doubt, a small appendage problem.

If you had any brains at all you would do some proper research and you will not find one single piece of ACTUAL evidence anywhere of me being EDL.

Ask them if you don't believe me.

Now, have you any FACTS to put forward that would stand up in a court of law, or just the usual BS.

You don't like it because I keep exposing you for the utter yob and delinquent you really are.

I mean, applauding the theft of equipment from a school for autistic children. They don't come much lower than that do they, lowlife?
Why do you believe the poster has "a small appendage problem"?

Are you an expert on 'appendages' ?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsM1980[/bold] wrote: Kim what political party are you from ?[/p][/quote]I have already stated I do not subscribe to any political party, I left the English Democrats when they started flirting with the BNP and left UKIP when it started flirting with the Left. However, my personal politics are anti EU and anti mass uncontrolled immigration, very much in line with UKIP. I will vote, however, in my own area, for those I consider to be above board and honest. I research all my political opinions and decisions. If I lived in Basildon, I'd be voting for UKIP. Not much into the UKIP bunch in my own area.[/p][/quote]I'm from the EDL.[/p][/quote]Are you really? I guessed as much, except you are really UAF aren't you? I have never actually been a member of the EDL or BNP and if I had been it would be none of your business but sorry to disappoint you moron. It never happened except in the imaginations of idiots like you. Funny how apes like you always throw that suggestion at me even though you have absolutely no evidence with which to back it up. That's because you are a labour supporting buffoon with, no doubt, a small appendage problem. If you had any brains at all you would do some proper research and you will not find one single piece of ACTUAL evidence anywhere of me being EDL. Ask them if you don't believe me. Now, have you any FACTS to put forward that would stand up in a court of law, or just the usual BS. You don't like it because I keep exposing you for the utter yob and delinquent you really are. I mean, applauding the theft of equipment from a school for autistic children. They don't come much lower than that do they, lowlife?[/p][/quote]Why do you believe the poster has "a small appendage problem"? Are you an expert on 'appendages' ? ThisYear
  • Score: -6

12:51am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Basildon people are a canny lot and they've worked it out for themselves.

And one thing to keep uppermost in mind... the minute the media goes into a smear-frenzy and Labour's preposterous claims about UKIP and the Tories goes into overdrive, you just KNOW they're panicking.

And the more idiotic comments made by the usual nitwits on here are even more helpful, according to posters here, whom I have actually met in recent days whilst out talking to people.. There are actually people who post on here who have introduced themselves to me face to face and all are agreed that things are looking good as far as UKIP is concerned.

And if the predominantly leftwing press weren't bothered about UKIP, they wouldn't even mention UKIP. And if UKIP were no kind of a threat, the media would hardly bother reporting on them at all.

FACT: Labour is by far and away the best recruiting sergeant UKIP has got and are doing a grand job of pushing the voting public in the direction of UKIP. And their pals in the press - both local and national are barking up the wrong tree. Journalists are surprisingly cowardly when it comes to opening themselves up to anything new. They tend to stick with what they know - but then embarrass themselves when they don't listen to the public and completely get it wrong. Just like politicians really.

And this time it is not a protest vote. And that comes home to you with force when you are hearing traditional Labour voters saying they are switching allegiance to UKIP.
You are always 'out talking to people' why dont you get a job you 'benefit scrounger'?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Basildon people are a canny lot and they've worked it out for themselves. And one thing to keep uppermost in mind... the minute the media goes into a smear-frenzy and Labour's preposterous claims about UKIP and the Tories goes into overdrive, you just KNOW they're panicking. And the more idiotic comments made by the usual nitwits on here are even more helpful, according to posters here, whom I have actually met in recent days whilst out talking to people.. There are actually people who post on here who have introduced themselves to me face to face and all are agreed that things are looking good as far as UKIP is concerned. And if the predominantly leftwing press weren't bothered about UKIP, they wouldn't even mention UKIP. And if UKIP were no kind of a threat, the media would hardly bother reporting on them at all. FACT: Labour is by far and away the best recruiting sergeant UKIP has got and are doing a grand job of pushing the voting public in the direction of UKIP. And their pals in the press - both local and national are barking up the wrong tree. Journalists are surprisingly cowardly when it comes to opening themselves up to anything new. They tend to stick with what they know - but then embarrass themselves when they don't listen to the public and completely get it wrong. Just like politicians really. And this time it is not a protest vote. And that comes home to you with force when you are hearing traditional Labour voters saying they are switching allegiance to UKIP.[/p][/quote]You are always 'out talking to people' why dont you get a job you 'benefit scrounger'? ThisYear
  • Score: -8

8:55am Wed 30 Apr 14

Abington86 says...

Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work.

Firstly I am not a labour party supporter. You have assumed as much. Where are the FACTS to support this? You have also addresed me a Councillor Cockroach. I am neither a councillor (I have better things to do with my time) nor a cockroach.

Secondly you are utterly offensive to the vast majority of posters on here. Most of it is undeserved.

You WERE a Councillor in Billericay but presumably were voted out. I cannot imagine why.

You were also a school governor. In view of some of your comments I find this incredible. Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again. The only saving grace is that you WERE a school governor. I hope that you are no longer one.

And then of course there is your change of direction on various topics. Recently the Episode of The Mayor of Basildon came to light. When the woman was given some sort of award you went ballisitic. Then only a few days ago you were gushing with praise for the Larkin woman.

When you are capable of holding the same view on things for more than a couple of weeks you may hold an opinion on other matters. Until then sling your hook.
Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work. Firstly I am not a labour party supporter. You have assumed as much. Where are the FACTS to support this? You have also addresed me a Councillor Cockroach. I am neither a councillor (I have better things to do with my time) nor a cockroach. Secondly you are utterly offensive to the vast majority of posters on here. Most of it is undeserved. You WERE a Councillor in Billericay but presumably were voted out. I cannot imagine why. You were also a school governor. In view of some of your comments I find this incredible. Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again. The only saving grace is that you WERE a school governor. I hope that you are no longer one. And then of course there is your change of direction on various topics. Recently the Episode of The Mayor of Basildon came to light. When the woman was given some sort of award you went ballisitic. Then only a few days ago you were gushing with praise for the Larkin woman. When you are capable of holding the same view on things for more than a couple of weeks you may hold an opinion on other matters. Until then sling your hook. Abington86
  • Score: -7

9:59am Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Abington86 wrote:
Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work.

Firstly I am not a labour party supporter. You have assumed as much. Where are the FACTS to support this? You have also addresed me a Councillor Cockroach. I am neither a councillor (I have better things to do with my time) nor a cockroach.

Secondly you are utterly offensive to the vast majority of posters on here. Most of it is undeserved.

You WERE a Councillor in Billericay but presumably were voted out. I cannot imagine why.

You were also a school governor. In view of some of your comments I find this incredible. Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again. The only saving grace is that you WERE a school governor. I hope that you are no longer one.

And then of course there is your change of direction on various topics. Recently the Episode of The Mayor of Basildon came to light. When the woman was given some sort of award you went ballisitic. Then only a few days ago you were gushing with praise for the Larkin woman.

When you are capable of holding the same view on things for more than a couple of weeks you may hold an opinion on other matters. Until then sling your hook.
**Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work.**

Absolutely!

** You WERE a Councillor in Billericay**

An non-political one ( she wont say what that is)

** Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again.**

I have already spoken to ECC education about this and amazingly there seems to be no real checks in place as to who can or cant hold such a position..

Regardless of what people think surely none can be happy that a person with such strong views on race should be school governor of a school with a high number of ethnic minorities in it!

Of course people may say Gandy could do her voluntary work as a governor and keep her ideology to one side, but we have seen here in her many rants that she cannot do this..what other sort deranged people or perverts are there lurking as school governors?
[quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work. Firstly I am not a labour party supporter. You have assumed as much. Where are the FACTS to support this? You have also addresed me a Councillor Cockroach. I am neither a councillor (I have better things to do with my time) nor a cockroach. Secondly you are utterly offensive to the vast majority of posters on here. Most of it is undeserved. You WERE a Councillor in Billericay but presumably were voted out. I cannot imagine why. You were also a school governor. In view of some of your comments I find this incredible. Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again. The only saving grace is that you WERE a school governor. I hope that you are no longer one. And then of course there is your change of direction on various topics. Recently the Episode of The Mayor of Basildon came to light. When the woman was given some sort of award you went ballisitic. Then only a few days ago you were gushing with praise for the Larkin woman. When you are capable of holding the same view on things for more than a couple of weeks you may hold an opinion on other matters. Until then sling your hook.[/p][/quote]**Ms Gandy you really are a thoroughly nasty piece of work.** Absolutely! ** You WERE a Councillor in Billericay** An non-political one ( she wont say what that is) ** Clearly the selection process needs to be looked at again.** I have already spoken to ECC education about this and amazingly there seems to be no real checks in place as to who can or cant hold such a position.. Regardless of what people think surely none can be happy that a person with such strong views on race should be school governor of a school with a high number of ethnic minorities in it! Of course people may say Gandy could do her voluntary work as a governor and keep her ideology to one side, but we have seen here in her many rants that she cannot do this..what other sort deranged people or perverts are there lurking as school governors? ThisYear
  • Score: -6

10:14am Wed 30 Apr 14

Nebs says...

ThisYear wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Nebs wrote:
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.
Bit of a 'Kipper' are you?
Thanks for your input, it is always interesting to read your contribution to the debate.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.[/p][/quote]let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.[/p][/quote]Bit of a 'Kipper' are you?[/p][/quote]Thanks for your input, it is always interesting to read your contribution to the debate. Nebs
  • Score: 5

11:31am Wed 30 Apr 14

hornsxandxhalos says...

Well, I don't usually vote, but this time I will be voting UKIP and I honestly couldn't give a monkeys what anyone thinks.
Well, I don't usually vote, but this time I will be voting UKIP and I honestly couldn't give a monkeys what anyone thinks. hornsxandxhalos
  • Score: 9

2:06pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Rouge9 says...

ChampKind wrote:
Rouge9 wrote: I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige
You can call Farage many things, but as he's married to a German lady, I would say xenpohobic is not one of them. UKIP for me. Again.
I said his party are xenophobic, look at the policies, reminds me in part of the rise of the Third Reich. Blame a sub set of the populous for the ills of the country.
[quote][p][bold]ChampKind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rouge9[/bold] wrote: I'm a Tory, not happy about them, but absolutely, no way could I see myself vote for ukrap, BNP by the back door with their xenophobic rhetoric and shortsightedness of an exit of europe. We need europe more than smilin' nige[/p][/quote]You can call Farage many things, but as he's married to a German lady, I would say xenpohobic is not one of them. UKIP for me. Again.[/p][/quote]I said his party are xenophobic, look at the policies, reminds me in part of the rise of the Third Reich. Blame a sub set of the populous for the ills of the country. Rouge9
  • Score: -10

3:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Alekhine says...

ThisYear wrote:
Alekhine wrote: Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).
As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying.
Which one allow you to avoid answering a question of fact?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).[/p][/quote]As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying.[/p][/quote]Which one allow you to avoid answering a question of fact? Alekhine
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Nebs wrote:
It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.
let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.
Bit of a 'Kipper' are you?
Thanks for your input, it is always interesting to read your contribution to the debate.
Your welcome. Im sure you agree about the lack of vetting for school governors.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: It would seem that the attempts of the national press, to rubbish UKIP virtually every day, has backfired.[/p][/quote]let's not forget the BBC and their failed hatchet jobs.[/p][/quote]Bit of a 'Kipper' are you?[/p][/quote]Thanks for your input, it is always interesting to read your contribution to the debate.[/p][/quote]Your welcome. Im sure you agree about the lack of vetting for school governors. ThisYear
  • Score: -6

9:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Alekhine wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Alekhine wrote: Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).
As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying.
Which one allow you to avoid answering a question of fact?
Eh? Try again...(What an unfortunate post)
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Let us hope it happens thisyear. (What an unfortunate moniker).[/p][/quote]As is using the name of a chess player; especially when you cant tell the difference between inferring and implying.[/p][/quote]Which one allow you to avoid answering a question of fact?[/p][/quote]Eh? Try again...(What an unfortunate post) ThisYear
  • Score: -5

3:38am Thu 1 May 14

TowerBlockDreams says...

According to a ComRes poll out yesterday UKIP 38% Labour 27% Conervative 18% and Liberal DEmocrats on 8% - interesting times.
According to a ComRes poll out yesterday UKIP 38% Labour 27% Conervative 18% and Liberal DEmocrats on 8% - interesting times. TowerBlockDreams
  • Score: 3

1:06pm Thu 1 May 14

Abington86 says...

'Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now?'

Oh dear Ms Gandy. You do nothing but leave yourself open to criticism do you. Angela Smith - and I would cross the road to avoid her - was not a 'failed MP'. she certainly was an MP and a reasonably good one as well. Well as good as a Career Politician can be.

You really should choose your words more carefully. No wonder you WERE a journalist.

Jog on theres a dear.
'Oh and remember also that failed MP Angela Smith once campaigned against an unelected House of Lords. Hated titles and all that went with it but what is she now?' Oh dear Ms Gandy. You do nothing but leave yourself open to criticism do you. Angela Smith - and I would cross the road to avoid her - was not a 'failed MP'. she certainly was an MP and a reasonably good one as well. Well as good as a Career Politician can be. You really should choose your words more carefully. No wonder you WERE a journalist. Jog on theres a dear. Abington86
  • Score: 0

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