Monthly Archives: June 2014

“Demand-side management”: Blackouts by another name

..and why “green energy” is economic nonsense In a recent speech Ed Davey announced that energy intensive companies would be paid to switch off their machinery during times of high demand. As many have noted, this not what happens in … Continue reading

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Libel by social media

In a recent blog, I talked about the appalling lies that appeared in the press during the euro and Newark election campaigns, and I mentioned that even more bizarre calumnies appeared in social media. One day during the euro campaign, … Continue reading

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Sorry, Tony Blair. But you’re wrong. Again.

So Tony Blair, the great expert on geo-politics — and everything else — lets us into the secret of the Iraq dilemma.  It wasn’t the fault of the West for intervening and toppling Saddam Hussein in 2003.  Or as they … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Newspaper reports

(and “gay cures” on the NHS) I think it was Enoch Powell who said that there’s no more point in a politician complaining about the media than a sailor complaining about the sea.  He was right, of course.  So I … Continue reading

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A big Thank You to UKIP activists

Now that the dust has had time to settle, it’s time to thank all those UKIP activists who came to Newark in their hundreds.  The best day was probably May 31st — the day of the great pre-election rally in … Continue reading

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D-Day in Newark

June 5th is polling day in Newark.  This is my fifth election since 1999. My second in a fortnight.  And my first Westminster election.  I’m the UKIP candidate. Opinion polls are still putting the Conservatives in the lead.  I just … Continue reading

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Deliberate, defamatory lies from the Mail on Sunday

On June 1st, the Mail on Sunday published what purported to be a report on my interview with their Political Editor Simon Walters. In fact, the piece bore little or no relation to our interview, and appears to be simply … Continue reading

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