Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ego monitor

Mark Littlewood of Progressive Vision yesterday wrote a post on the Lib/Dem Group blog about Nigel Farage. It is a very positive piece, but I almost choked when I read this...
"Nigel Farage has made a string of very sharp tactical and strategic moves. He has a slim, streamlined, but very talented staff. Gawain Towler, his chief lieutant, is a top-grade political asset with sharp organisational and communications judgement. Not just more personable than Damian McBride (most homo sapiens clear that hurdle), but highly intelligent too."

Beware Liberals bearing compliments I say.

(Still quite chuffed about it I suppose).

The event in question was the launch of a new campaign created by Forest, the Manifesto club and others.


ukipwebmaster said...

"but highly intelligent too"
Well; it does come from the Lib Dims.....

Michael Heaver said...

As I say: credibility, success then victory.

Looks like we're starting to get there.

Derek Bennett EU-Sceptic said...

How many beers did you buy him?!

HairyChestnuts said...

Perhaps Mark is tired of being part of a fourth grade party, and wants to grease the nesesary UKIP wheels to get back in with the big boys ;-)

Bob Feal-martinez said...

I wrote this to the Campaign:

Dear Sir,

As the founding Chairman of Freedom to Choose (, I welcome the launch of this campaign but frankly find it hyprocritical in the extreme that AWT and Forest have the affrontory to get involved in a campaign which is identical in it's object to the principles behind the birth of F2C.

What makes it even more hypocritical is AWT and Simon Clarke were both asked to support F2C at the outset, as were their paymasters the TMA.

F2C fought hard to get a Judicial Review of the ban but had to withdraw it due to a lack of funds. That was over two years ago.

Whilst I am no longer Chairman of Freedom to Choose I still very much support the tremendous work that they continue to do and the wealth of expertise and knowledge they have built up since it's inception on 23/2/06, shortly after the ban was first announced on Valentines day.

It is also interesting that no mention has been made of the relationship between the United Kingdom Independence Party who have for over two years been supporting the anti ban movement with pub campaigns, assistance with an International Conference, and a Save the Pub Campaign launched in January of this year.

So I would say to those who have organised this new campaign, if you are genuinely engaging in an attempt to get the ban amended using the very platform advocated by F2C that you at least have the courtesy to engage in dialogue with them and UKIP. The only way Justice can be done over this ban, now that Forest appear to finally agree that F2C's way is the right way, is for everyone to work together.

I will offer my support to this campaign, if and when we see a genuine desire for cooperation, involving all those involved in the fight, for now F2C have a clear lead on this approach and should be involved.

Robert Feal-Martinez
Carpenters Arms Motel
Old Vicarage Lane
South Marston

Bob Feal-martinez said...

Interesting it seems the Campaigns email address doesn't exist:

Subject: Freedom to Choose &
Sent: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 09:24:26 +0100

did not reach the following recipient(s): on Sat, 27 Jun 2009 09:26:34 +0100
The message could not be delivered because the recipient's
destination email system is unknown or invalid. Please check the address
and try again, or contact your system administrator to verify
connectivity to the email system of the recipient.
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Michael McManus UKIP said...

Must have cheered you up a bit!