Monthly Archives: October 2014

Vicky Ford MEP: A bit of a sour-puss

Since I left the Tory Party two and a half years ago, a number of my former colleagues remain good friends. Most at least remain on courteous and cordial terms, and behave like grown-ups. Just one or two are taking … Continue reading

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ECHR bars UK from deporting criminals; European Arrest Warrant causing great injustices

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EU unable to deliver competitive energy prices

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Excessively high energy prices in Europe: The result of over-commitment to unaffordable renewables

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Mr Timmermans and the European Arrest Warrant

On Oct 7th, I stood in for Nigel at the Conference of Presidents’ meeting in Brussels to interrogate Mr. Frans Timmermans, Commissioner-Designate as First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights.  (Honest. … Continue reading

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Vile accusations

Louise Bagshawe, or as she now styles herself Louise Mensch, became the Tory MP for Corby in the 2010 General Election.  I was there (I was still with the Tory Party at the time) and I assisted with her campaign.  … Continue reading

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It’s no laughing matter

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Green policies driving energy-intensive industries out of the EU

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Coal Industry: Osborne’s Coup de Grace

I have already written about UKIP’s exuberant and hugely successful 2014 Party Conference at the Doncaster Racecourse. On the Saturday, I had been invited by Blair Smillie, UKIP candidate for Alyn & Deeside, to address a fringe meeting on the … Continue reading

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Shale Gas: a response to a concerned voter

My good friend and colleague John Forrest recently authored a letter to a concerned constituent on the subject of shale gas. It was such an effective letter that I thought I ought to share it: Dear Constituent, I am a … Continue reading

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The fourth battle of Churchover

                                         On October 3rd, I was invited down to a meeting in Churchover organised by Aswar, the local anti-wind-farm campaign group, … Continue reading

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European policy is what’s driving up energy prices

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For Mr. Miliband: a little elementary economics

I’ve just come back from the hugely successful UKIP Conference in Doncaster — where Ed Miliband has his seat.  As I said in my speech, I had rather hoped to see him in the auditorium.  Maybe he’d like to see … Continue reading

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