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Farage upstaged by Nazi Dancing Girls (video).

Farage's unremarkable Winter Gardens gathering was thoroughly upstaged Friday as dancing Nazis and a 16 tonne World War II tank crashed the "party".

Performers from Mel Brooks’ of the acclaimed musical comedy The Producers showed up outside the Winter Gardens with a high-kicking performance to the famous number Springtime For Hitler.

In a break from the relatively unremarkable and not really worth mentioning political gathering of not-Tories-any-more a much more interesting upstaging took place. A trope of female dancers in Gestapo-style hot pants, Jackboots and insignia surprised (and possibly delighted) people gathering to cheer, jeer or spectate Farage and his cronies at a gathering for whatever self-congratulatory event that they had organised. (Honestly, no one outside of their little circle much cared anyway).

The ladies were in Thanet to promote the new touring production The Producers. Which they did with an amusingly ironic rendition of the song Springtime For Hitler which blared from a P.A system hung on the German World War II’s tank turret. Which just goes to show how seriously the rest of the world takes this flash-in-the-pan party.

Producer Adam Spiegel apparently said afterwards: I’m disappointed but not entirely surprised to see that UKIP are trying to hitch a publicity ride on the back of the show.

It is hard to overstate just how amusing I have found this news story.

Channel 4 have additional coverage (and photographs) as do thedrum.com (among many others).

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UKIP Expels local deputy leader

Ex Tory and deputy leader of the Thanet UKIP group, Rozanne Duncan, has been expelled from the party for comments made on an unbroadcast TV program.

Another blow to UKIPs hopes, perhaps, as the December ICM poll for the Guardian showed UKIP slipping to joint fourth place after the Lib Dems gain 3 points.

Rozanne Duncan was forced out of UKIP "without hesitation" for bringing the party into disrepute.

Given all the crazy stuff that UKIP have defended their members spouting what on earth could Rozanne Duncan have said to be kicked out?

However we can only guess, at this time, as to what on earth she might have said to get herself removed as the comments have not been published and the TV program has not gone to air.

However given that this was the woman who tried to convince me that it was not seagulls ripping open rubbish bags but East Europeans the mind boggles as to what she might have said.

According to Thanet Council's website she was one of only three UKIP members of the council. I guess they are down to two now.

I suppose Kent's Laziest Tory (now UKIP) Councillor Chris Wells can be deputy leader if he wants. Mind you given how Well never did know what his Conservative party mates were saying suggesting that their estimates were spurious and invented (because he thought I had come up with them) perhaps it will only be a matter of time before Chris Wells joins Rozanne Duncan in looking for another party.

Are we seeing the end of UKIP in Thanet? (Probably not quite yet).

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This is no way to run a council

A Labour Councillor led a Tory walk out of a Council meeting yesterday to applause from the public gallery.

According to reports Labour's Will Scobie walked out of council after declaring This is no way to run a council.

Before he departed Labour's Will Scobie said: We wanted this meeting to debate the issue. I am not actually going to stay for this meeting because it is a sham. [source]

The Labour councillor and South Thanet PPC was soon joined by Tories of various varieties.

The first to follow Labours Scobie out the door was the Conservative group leader Bob Bayford. He said: We cannot have any more to do with this - this is a total and utter embarrassment.

Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Will Scobie declared Tuesday night's extraordinary meeting on the fate of the Manston airport site "a sham" and was the first to leave the council chamber. reports Kent Online.

In speeches, made to the crowd outside, councillors who had walked out expressed a deep dissatisfaction with multiple suggestions of manipulation and secrecy.

Labour seems to be tearing itself apart and the public and opposition appear keen to help.

Labour's attempt to strong arm the Manston issue to their own agenda seems to have backfired massively but how damaging this will be for them remains to be seen. That their rising star and potential MP wants nothing to do with his own local party should suggest that the writing is on the wall.

As to what it says about the Tory, Green and UKIP parties that they would happily fall in line behind Labour's Will Scobie, I leave to your own speculation.

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What does #Thanet think of the Shouty Blue-Haired Lady?

Shouty Blue-Haired Lady is now Thanet's newest trending topic but is that really what we want?

Shouty Blue-Haired Lady is now a minor Twitter celebrity (at least for now) after she told UKIP leader, Farage, exactly what she thought of him.

The Independent reported that Shouty Blue-Haired Lady stole the show while The Huffington Post declared that Question Time Won By Shouty Blue-Haired Lady.

A member of Thanet's population, the Shouty Blue-Haired Lady (as she has been dubbed), might have her fans but is this the publicity that Thanet really needs?

If you are a Facebook user we are talking about this on our page.

Is this the kind of publicity Thanet could do without or is any publicity good publicity?


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Public calls for the resignation of KCC leader

A public petition calling for a "Vote of no confidence" in Paul Carter, the Leader of Kent County Council (KCC), has been started by residents of Kent.

The petition on campaigning site 38 Degrees reached 437 of 500 signatures in just three days.

The petition calls for the Conservative KCC leader, who pulls in almost £60,000 a year* in expenses and allowances, to listen to what the people of Kent are saying and not to property developers and goes on to explain because you were voted into office to serve the people of Kent and to do what is best for the people of Kent and not what is best for the property developers.

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