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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

What about UKIP?

What about UKIP?

I can’t start answering this question, which relates to the political future of UKIP, without mentioning the legal Latin expression “Functus Officio”.

Functus Officio means a duty completely finished, or to quote from Black’s Legal Dictionary:-

 “Latin: Having fulfilled the function, discharged the office, or accomplished the purpose, and therefore of no further force or authority. Applied to an officer whose term has expired, and who has consequently no further official authority; and also to an instrument, power, agency, etc. which has fulfilled the purpose of its creation, and is therefore of no further virtue or effect.”

The words of the second verse of that great Victorian funeral hymn “Abide with Me” also seems very suitable too. Here they are:-

“Swift to its close, ebbs out life’s little day;

Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see;

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.”

It is however fair that I also mention Nigel Farage’s and UKIP’s highly significant role in getting David Cameron to make what for Dave was the greatest political mistake of his life. That role was in bluffing him into calling a referendum on our continued membership of the EU.

Andrew Marr writing in the New Statesman on 1st July reported that:- 

“According to one of those involved, this all started at a pizza restaurant at Chicago O’Hare Airport at the time of a Nato conference in 2012, when David Cameron and his closest political allies decided that the only way of scuppering Ukip and the Euro-hostile Right of the Conservative Party was to give the British people a referendum.”

We English People, and our Nation, will always owe a debt of gratitude to UKIP and its role in getting us the opportunity to democratically vote to Leave the EU.

But perhaps, rather like an effective catalyst in causing a chemical reaction, in doing all this UKIP may have caused its own destruction.

Of course at this stage it is not clear for sure what the outcome of UKIP’s leadership election is going to be, nor what will be left of their Party once they have finished fighting over its constitutional structure at the emergency EGM which Arron Banks is organising.


  1. Farage is far too good to be put put to grass.Why not make an approach to him to see how truly English he is now ?

  2. UKIPs job will be done when the UK gets out of the EU - properly! We. Still need UKIP to keep up the pressure!

  3. Farage is a true Brit, in the sense he doesn't care for England.

  4. We need UKIP to keep going to ensure that we are not sold out by the British Government during the negotiations.

  5. The only way to keep UKIP going is to get Farage back. Nobody else seems to have his clout. Glad to see he was still at it in the European parliament the other day when Juncker was going on about closer integration and a European army. They just don't get the message. We don't want a militarised Europe. Perhaps the European army is to keep the Europeans from all revolting. Hungary is next on 2nd October when they vote not to have a quota of refugees imposed. Orban said they did not need a single immigrant. Neither did we really in the 1950s but it was nothing to do with what we needed but rather what they wanted. Trump is talking of putting the US back on the gold standard. A spokesman on Max Keyser on RT referred to Eisenhower's warnings about the military-industrial complex but he said it is the military- industrial-financial complex. The EU is finished; Holland and Hungary out next. The report on the MH17 is going to be published in two weeks. If it finds CIA backed Kiev behind it then the s...... really will hit the fan. But I doubt it as I think it will be rigged as usual.

    UKIP's New Leader proclaims:

    "Yes to a 100% European Union exit. Can I be any clearer? Yes to a sovereign independent UK. Yes to a UK free to make trade deals with whoever and whenever we want and yes to an immigration policy that allows entry --->regardless of origin<--- to those with the skills and the expertise and the social values that [']this country['] wants."

    Change the name, the agenda's the same.