Rotherham Politics – BNP & UKIP Two sides of the same coin?

During election periods Rotherham Politics is remarkably free of mentions of the BNP and BNP-Light, known to local voters as UKIP. This is to ensure that we don’t assist them by giving them publicity, all be it, of a negative nature!

At the elections this year both fielded candidates, UKIP 12 and BNP 5. The number of seats available was 23, so they managed to avoid fighting each other in 17 of the 21 ward elections, without, we are told, any collusion!

These two political parties have also managed this trick once before, in 2010 I believe. As the chances of this happening once are vanishingly small, for it to have happened twice in 3 years is almost impossible, without a pact not to fight one another’s candidates and collusion over which seats to fight, that is! Any other interpretation of the facts would stretch credibility too far.

Why is this important? When two Parties enter an electoral pact, implicit in this, is the recommending to BNP voters that they should vote for a UKIP candidate in the absence of a BNP candidate and vice versa! This makes them amount to the same thing, two sides of the same coin as it were, quite outrageous and totally unacceptable!

The BNP is populated with various racists and bigots in Rotherham as elsewhere. The organiser for them locally? Marlene Guest! The same Marlene Guest that occasionally pours out her pernicious opinions in the letters pages of the Advertiser.

It comes as a bit rich, when Nigel Farage the UKIP leader, tells the world that they are a nice cuddly party that has dealt with their racists and thrown them out. This clear out has not gone as far as Rotherham, if they can enter such a disgraceful electoral pact! Which is why Rotherham Politics refers to them as BNP-Light and will continue to do so until Rotherham UKIP rids itself of it’s BNP Fellow Traveller members and joins the fight against the BNP!

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Party UKIP BNP
Candidates 12 5
Total Vote 8940 2953
Average per Ward 745 590

Progressonline publishes diatribe from Denis MacShane!

Progressonline publishes diatribe from Denis MacShane:

Open Europe?

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The row over open border Europe is not about bringing back thousands of frontier crossing points with queues snaking along the French coast or down from the Mont Blanc tunnel as holidaymakers wait for hours to have their cars searched for dark-skinned passengers before being allowed to drive to their preferred …read on.

Denis MacShane MP is MP for Rotherham and a former minister for Europe

14 May 2011 10:00

Tags used:

BNP Denis MacShane Europe European Parliament France immigration Ireland Italy Marine le Pen Olympics Policy Network Tunisia UKIP

This list of Tags which are recognised by search engines is very illuminating indeed! No wonder MacShane is ubiquitous on the web! Still jumping on bandwagons it would seem!

Sitwell By-Election 3, UKIP Mystery Solved? More Questions to Answer?

At the end of June, John Wilkinson was teasing Rotherham Independents and presumably others, that they had an excellent potential candidate for the by-election. I reproduce below an email sent by John Wilkinson to Peter Thirlwall:

“—– Original Message —– From: “John Wilkinson” <jwaccountancy@msn.com>
To: “Peter Thirlwall” <peter.thirlwall@talktalk.net>

Hi Peter,
Hope you are well.
Are you putting up a candidate for the Sitwell by-election?
We have a good guy we want to go with.
Regards
John”

At close of nominations, it became clear that their claimed ‘good guy’ was none other than John Wilkinson himself!  Alternatively, said ‘good guy’ might have thought better of it?

John Wilkinson, famous locally for his diatribes in the Rotherham Advertiser especially on the subject of climate change.

This scientifically illiterate, flat earther, appears incapable of understanding even the the most basic of scientific concepts, if his patently ridiculous and false arguments are actually believed by him.

His prejudices, based as they are on ignorance or misinterpretation of the facts, leads to inevitable questions as to his judgement on other matters, if he can get this one so wrong?

Of course he is representing a Party that tells everyone that will listen, that if we came out of the EU, the whole world would suddenly improve overnight.

I am certainly not a lover of the EU and the corruption that appears endemic in that organisation, but his beliefs and that of his Party, UKIP, in this matter are clearly suspect and certainly not at issue in this local by-election.

Pernicious ‘moral relativism’ that attempts to undermine confidence in prevailing interpretations by attacking the merest detail and then claiming the whole concept is discredited as a result, that had previously manifested itself in the courts of America, resulting in the extraordinary verdicts in the famous examples of OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson and again in America in the continuing and interminable debates surrounding Evolution vs Creationism!

A distinctly unwelcome American approach, imported, it would seem by UKIP, and practised in good measure wherever self serving narrow political advantage is perceived, for themselves. The first casualty in this? The truth!

UKIP cannot be taken seriously unless they allow facts to inform positions rather than prejudice!

Giving the voters of Sitwell this UKIP candidate, if he is the ‘good guy’ promised in his email then heaven help the Rotherham voters in the future if their judgement is so obviously poor! Is he really the best they could do? Perhaps Caven Vines was to be their ‘white knight?

Finally, there is credible evidence of an electoral pact between UKIP and the BNP, at at least one previous set of local elections. They carved up Rotherham secretly between them and agreed not to stand against each other. Discipline only broke down in Maltby where they opposed each other. BNP and BNP light or UKIP as it’s members call it, has not changed one iota since then.

This bunch of narrow minded, prejudiced, far right nutters that are essentially politically parasitic and specialise in fomenting conflict as a political tool, should be ignored by every right thinking person, as one would avoid the plague.

Suspicions are growing that the pact is back on and the lack of a candidate from the BNP does lend weight to those suspicions. We should be told?

Rik