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UKIP's vile legacy in Thanet

After gaining control of TDC UKIP was been keen to prove it has what it takes. They failed spectacularly.

Since this victory, UKIPs time in power has seen an almost instant u-turn on their support of Manston, a vote in favour of racism, budget problems, indiscessions, a leader that failed (again) to pay tax to his own council (he was not the only UKIP councillor to do that), increased racists attacks, defections, broken promises, and Dreamland in entering administration admist suggestions of the (UKIP) council not pulling their weight.

Not exactly a glowing report.

UKIP did it's best to brand itself as the party of the people at the last local elections but the truth they seem eager to avoid is that they are a mixed bag of ex-tories and less than trustworthy fakes. After all, UKIP is a party that put forward a fake war hero and bigamist and stands accused of flouting of electoral law.

It was a UKIP councillor that was filmed saying compromising things while the chair of the planning committee. Shortly before he switched party citing UKIP's failure over Manston. Says, election pledges before the 2015 election have been largely unfulfilled.

In 2015 Thanet UKIP were forced to expell another member after her extraodinary racist rant on national television.

That embarrassment came around the same time UKIP lost overall control of TDC over its failure to carry out the only election promise it made. Then, a few months later, a report found that the only UKIP controlled Council had less than one-third of what a council of its kind should have.

That shortage of funds goes a long way to explaining why UKIP are so keen to over see a questionable merger of TDC with other councils. The shortage also explains why UKIP are considering selling off 8 council owned properties (including the Quarterdeck).

After the thrashing they received at the last election, it seems the Tory side of UKIP have seen which way the wind is blowing. Reports of UKIP members jumping ship back to the Conservatives do not seem all that uncommon these days.

Jumping ship from UKIP might be the only sensible move politically. After all, the national party is being asked to repay 150,000 of miss-spent funds and locally UKIP are losing votes faster milk turning sour in the hot weather.

So much for running the most boring council in the world.

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This Normal comment was left by Richard [score: 0]:

Was the fake war hero ever a Kent Adventure Training Corps adult instructor ?

You were the only blogger to admit that you had not previously known about arrests of UDA hit men and drugs traffickers based in Margate in 1992.

Recently I gained new information about 6th Thanet Gun Range including about off duty police members and the unlicensed firearms dealer who sold guns to range members. Early 90s. The Chief constable never replies to new information but now he files it with force legal services. Presumably because he sees the historical case building and building against Kent Police.

The "3rd Force" mercenaries who attacked transitional Mandela regime (Desmond Tutu Inquiry 1994) who allegedly prepared in Thanet. new information is they had been briefed to liaise with a South African uni for support to mount an eco attack. This is said to have been Fort Hare where then recently senior eco systems lecturer had been Dr Shaun Russell who later in 96 suffered the tragedy of the Chillenden murders of his wife and daughter,

If you want real racists to write about try 3rd Force neo Nazis. And League of Saint George bearing in mind Thanet tories and UKIP.
17/07/2017 23:42:37
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