Campaign Diary, 17th October 2014

October 17th, 2014

Twitterfb90d5fAs always, there’s nothing which quite gets one’s own mind moving so much like standing on a voter’s doorstep, ringing the bell, waiting to see who answers if it’s the first-time visiting the address, and then doing your best to give as detailed and as helpful as possible an answer to whatever the question might be. There’s plenty from the last couple of days of the campaign that I’d like to mention in this occasional account of it all which I’m keeping as I go. There’s rather a lot just from the last couple of days but rest assured – I won’t try to put down every last word of it. Thank the Conservative leadership in London for the extra one or two weeks this campaign will run for, testing a natural resource not known for its abundance, namely patience with politician’s words.

If you’re passing through this page for the details of the big get-together of first-time and seasoned UKIP campaigners alike, gathering for this Saturday’s action day throughout Rochester & Strood, everything you need to know to be there and help out can be found through the last of the entries in this campaign round-up.


WP_20141011_013When I have to choose between talking to a journalist in the office, or talking to a constituent on the doorstep or around the kitchen table, it’s a very easy decision to choose the latter. One of the refreshing changes you notice when you join UKIP from the Conservatives is that the UKIP HQ runs on a skeleton staff of hands-off supporters who let the candidate get on with things without endless interference. Nobody gives the impression of owning all the box sets of the West Wing, and if I might allow myself what would be a fairly considerable understatement, that was never the impression I had when the far from understaffed Conservative Central Headquarters was on manoeuvres or on my back. Anyone who had been hoping to throw their hat in the ring here for selection as candidate by the Rochester & Strood Conservative Association, only to learn from the papers before they ever had a chance to do so that a choice of just two hand-picked names had been imposed on the ‘open’ primary, might possibly now have some inkling of why I reached the decision I did.


Journalists ask questions to try to learn things, naturally. But you learn a few things by paying a bit of attention the other way – to the questions you’re asked yourself and the telltale signs that someone might not be quite as up-to-speed on the local issues as suggested.

For a lot of people, our constituency here in Rochester & Strood might as well simply be named Rochester, for all the love and care some neighbourhoods of Strood receive. I say that because, as is very obvious from the questions some journalists choose after five minutes in Rochester and a walk up the High Street from the train station to the campaign shop, the social reality of life away from postcard-perfect bookshops and a cathedral with a vey fine choir is all too easily overlooked. I don’t mean any great criticism of the press pack when I say this, and it’s always a pleasure to chat about our area’s heritage, but no constituency is necessarily spared hardship or difficulties just because it has loveable old-fashioned tea shops and a Norman castle. I’ll happily talk about King John as often as I have to, though – notwithstanding the excellent efforts of our local historical organisations – I sometimes wonder if we’re doing as much as we could to hand down our island story.

Or, for that matter, to talk about the lack of apprenticeships, the challenges facing young people starting out in the world of work, the victims of globalisation left behind by decisions made not just outside their own country but several hours flying time away, or those who have worked and paid taxes all their lives and yet who struggle with something perilously close to poverty in retirement, if not indeed the appalling, authentic real thing.


I was very glad indeed to introduce UKIP leader Nigel Farage to an area that hums with activity while reminding one that the constituency is no mere dormitory town connected to the City. He had a great time in Strood and stayed until he had done the whole tour of the market, which is no small task when so many people want to shake his hand these days wherever it is he appears. And I gather the queue in the corridors of Westminster to do exactly that was more than respectable in Monday. Mr Farage popped up in the Commons gallery to watch my friend of twenty years’ standing Douglas Carswell become our party’s first elected MP. This was Nigel and myself just two days previously in the market:

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From the local market to the local bird sanctuary in Tuesday. Many of local opponents want to build 5,000 new homes over the environmentally critical local site of special scientific interest that forms a crucial part of the constituency’s environmental diversity. Anyone properly familiar with the issues knows that the Lodge Hill development here is bitterly opposed by local residents. I know this isn’t the sort of future I want for the Hoo Peninsula either. I’m not surprised that a handful of my political competitors have been caught trying to spin a speech I gave in Parliament as some sort of unequivocal endorsement of the project. My top concern when on my feet in the House of Commons that day was to make the case for local decisions being taken in local communities, aligned with the wishes of local people. Unfortunately, you couldn’t say that any of those are things that the Conservatives have delivered for the people – or the birds – of our constituency’s peninsula.


I made a point of promising a positive campaign on local issues when I set out to try to do this, so I’m doubly glad that the anger of local residents, focused on a single breathtakingly poorly planned development, was given very considerable exposure in TV on a day that did a lot to raise the profile of the peninsula and the constituency. We had three camera crews present. After that, it was next door for baked potato with cheese and baked beans in the Working Men’s club. The clip on the Channel 4 website about all this naturally doesn’t all go my way – in politics, as so many people pointed out long before me, you have to be both a realist and a idealist – but it gives you a sense of what Tuesday was all about, and indeed, the sheer size of our ad van in the area.


WP_20141011_083If you had a look the clip in the post above, you might have seen Councillor Chris Irvine doing a really good job of explaining why residents living locally here are so utterly opposed to this indefensible project. As Sarah Linney details for Kent News in the article at the end of the next link, Chris was one of three former members of the Conservative party who eventually had enough of the Conservative leadership found a welcoming perch aboard UKIP.

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/three_more_jump_from_medway_tories


As of only very recently, for the first time really since Michael Howard, we’re starting to hear a lot from senior Conservatives about migration. For a very long time, that was far short of being a daily occurrence. Several key members collaborated with the Blairite dictates to suppress and silence all dissent from the policy of mass migration into Europe.

Some of the suggestions are even reasonably sensible on their own terms, or at least would be, if they didn’t all run up against the complete necessity of rescuing ourselves from European project first. How many senior Conservatives are truly prepared to campaign for British exit if David Cameron is on the other side, as he would be, come hell or high water?


WP_20141011_009Saturday’s campaign launch with Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage is still very fresh in memory. All parties have at least a trace of tribal instinct, but as we stepped out of the campaign shop on the High Street, it felt a lot like a family day out as well.

I would love to see just as much goodwill and good-natured campaigning at this Saturday’s action day, no matter how negative any of my opponents chooses to go. The other parties may not be able to win the argument any more, but they’re still able to turn up the heat.

Whether it’s your first time on a political campaign or you’ve worn down plenty of shoe leather over the years, do come, be there, be part of it. I was not prepared to remain the MP for a party that betrayed my commitments and the trust of those who voted for me. Nor was I prepared to move without putting that decision before the people locally to make the final call. But we cannot let David Cameron’s Conservatives kill dead at Rochester the political change that could soon come to many places in the country. The UKIP message is the best of Britain and the future of Britain. Let’s take it to the doorsteps this Saturday.

http://www.ukip.org/mark_reckless_defends_constituents_against_the_other_parties_now_let_s_defend_mark_reckless

Tory Stitch-Up On Lodge Hill

October 15th, 2014
TORY SHAME: The Tory councillors who green-lighted Lodge Hill demolition

TORY SHAME: The Tory councillors who green-lighted Lodge Hill demolition

Last month Medway Council approved plans for a new town of 5,000 houses in the middle of a bird sanctuary at Lodge Hill. Chattenden, Hoo, High Halstow and Cliffe Woods could, with this, become almost one conurbation. However, the decision still had to be approved by government.

Mark Reckless, the RSPB and many local residents petitioned the government to “call in” the decision and have it reconsidered by a planning inspector. This is justified because the country’s whole system for protecting the environment will be undermined if building is allowed in this Site of Special Scientific Interest that is home to the UK’s largest nightingale colony.

It appears however that Conservatives in government have secretly told Medway’s Conservative council that Lodge Hill already has the green light.

Strood Rural councillor Peter Rodberg is welcomed to UKIP by Nigel Farage

Strood Rural councillor Peter Rodberg is welcomed to UKIP by Nigel Farage

Strood Rural Councillor Peter Rodberg recalls that on Monday 29th September Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council, informed a closed meeting of Conservative councillors that the government had agreed to support Lodge Hill and would not “call in” the planning permission. Councillor Rodberg said:

“To approve 5,000 houses at Lodge Hill and talk about shifting the nightingales to Essex is ridiculous. After they told us government and council had reached a secret deal, I recall that Peter Hicks, Deputy Chair of Planning and a Strood Rural Councillor, then said we should all keep this quiet until after the election. That was the last straw for me.”

Councillor Rodberg has now given up on the Conservatives and is joining UKIP to fight Lodge Hill. Peninsula Councillor Chris Irvine has also left the Conservatives to join UKIP stating that the Lodge Hill decision was a “death sentence for our communities”.

Medway Council has failed to agree a Local Plan and their Lodge Hill decision may be overturned by the courts. This means that other applications to develop our countryside are at greater risk of being approved. Landowners have submitted bids for where they would like to cash in by concreting over our green fields. The Conservatives on Medway Council had suppressed this information but UKIP has obtained a copy of the map.

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UKIP has managed to get hold of the map which the Tories don’t want you to see. We have reproduced it above.

WP_20141014_015Following the unanimous decision made by Tory and Labour councillors on    Medway Council’s planning committee to allow bulldozers to move into Lodge Hill, huge swathes of the Hoo Peninsula (highlighted in red on the above map with Lodge Hill in green) are also  under increasing threat. Developers are eager to concrete over our green fields and protected sites with help from the local Conservatives.

This can’t go on!

Only Mark Reckless and UKIP are  standing up for residents on the Hoo Peninsula who have been ignored and who have suffered at the hands of the Tory elite, both locally and nationally, for far too long. It’s time for REAL change!

If you want to stop the Tories, if you want to protect the Hoo Peninsula, our communities and wildlife, if you want to make sure your voice is heard loud and clear all the way to Westminster, please give Mark Reckless your vote in the forthcoming by-election.

 

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October 15th, 2014
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Ebola Predictive Programming…..

October 14th, 2014

Video found here.

- BDL1983


We Are Fucked….

October 13th, 2014
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Click and listen to this. Keith and Mike Sledge tell it like it is….

Time for a reality check folks! 

“We” are not winning any “fight”, there is no “movement” to speak of, and “internet-land” in no way represents reality. 

I hate reading on the internet about how we are making “progress” and all that shit. Yeah right, clearly none of the people speaking of this mythical “progress” have ever looked at reality and the people we are supposedly trying to awaken. They are fucked! Plain and simple.

“Yeah, we’re gonna take it back from the Jews with this bunch of fat fucking retarded brain-dead zombies, otherwise known as the modern-day White race”….. Good luck if you believe that!!!! I don’t suffer from those delusions at all anymore.

There are absolutely no political solutions to the problems we face either. The time for political solutions officially ended in 1945 after our idiot race destroyed the Third Reich instead of supporting it. The fight we face now is so steep, it’s fucking vertical. And do the White people of today look anything like the Germans from ’33 to ’45? Nope, they are completely useless sacks of crap and they deserve everything the Jews are gonna throw at them! They are more interested in watching the next episode of “Modern Faggot Family” or “Dancing with the Stars” for fucks sake, than caring for the future of their race….

That’s reality. This is not just me on a negative rant either. No, it is the objective truth of the situation we are in and it needs to be said.

I don’t honestly know whether I’ll be doing anything much on the internet in the future because it’s all just such a LOLocaust. If the internet based “anti-Semite” “movement” is the best we can do as a race, then we are a joke. None of this internet activity does anything to affect the real world, and more often than not it’s just an excuse to do nothing else.

Here’s a suggestion: try talking to people (if you can find any who have brains), stick up some flyers around the place or something. Not that flyers will achieve anything, but at least you can say you’re one step above the standard “keyboard warrior”! Besides, we all know it’s the Jews fucking everything up, so what are we going to do about it? Anything, ever? I don’t know….

All that ever happens on the internet is a bunch of generally anonymous people who know the deal, and a bunch of trolls discuss “the Jews” and “race”, and that’s it. It’s so fucking repetitive it makes me sick. How many more times do we all have to tell each other the same bloody thing?

I suggest we brace ourselves for the future. It ain’t gonna be pretty.

SSTotenkopf

Note: I’ve turned the comments off because I don’t feel like discussing this shit at the moment. 

- BDL1983


Campaign Diary, Sunday October 12th

October 12th, 2014
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The count at Clacton this week was a truly remarkable experience. Being there was a deep privilege, not only to witness Douglas Carswell make British political history, but more personally, to see my friend of twenty years returned under UKIP colours. Douglas fought for every vote, neither writing off anyone’s support or ever taking a vote for granted. Alongside his choice to give his constituents the final say over his principled move to UKIP, he proved that this is a party reaching beyond the old tribal lines to win support across the board.
WP_20141011_008If I had to sum up the mood on Rochester High Street as Douglas joined Nigel Farage and myself for the launch of our local campaign here, I’d have to say ‘infectious enthusiasm’. Even before the astonishing UKIP performance in both Clacton and Heywood & Middleton, 75 people were out on the doorsteps of Rochester and Strood on the Saturday the week before, generously giving their time to bring the UKIP message to our constituents. We were too busy setting up the canvass to count how many were in our campaign shop after the speeches yesterday morning, picking up leaflets and posters before hearing out for the day, but I’m pretty sure it was at least two hundred and some are saying it might have been as many three hundred. I do know I’m grateful to each and every one – seasoned members of the ‘People’s Army’ and first time campaigners alike!
WP_20141011_012Someone else who is welcome to visit Rochester and Strood any time he wishes is Matthew Parris. I don’t recognise the outrageous condescension he displayed towards Clacton’s voters in many ordinary members of the Conservative party, but he’s an extreme version of the reasons why I knew I had to leave. Anyway, his headline on the morning of the launch, ‘Voters, not the politicians, are the ones out of touch’ certainly give Nigel a good chuckle.
Politicians can be a bit quick to criticise the media so let me say that I appreciate the fact that journalists are respecting my determination to run a positive campaign on the local issues I’ve been working on since I first ran here as a candidate for predecessor constituency of Medway. A few seem inclined to have me say something rude about the Prime Minister or my former colleagues in the Conservative party, but that’s not who I am or the type of politics voters want and deserve.

UKIP showed in the Heywood & Middleton that a vote for the Conservatives now really does mean Labour getting back in. We missed an utterly sensational second win there only by 617 votes, running Labour far closer than literally any pundit had predicted. If even a quarter of the more than 3,000 Conservative votes had come to us and not been wasted as they were, Ed Miliband would not have chalked up the win

I’m very grateful for the support I’m receiving from former Labour voters, I can’t say I don’t think it makes sense and I want to represent them as much as I do all my constituents. They’ve been very badly taken for granted by Labour and they know that’s not the UKIP way or mine. This is Brian Egan, the former vice chairman of Labour in Rochester and Strood, explaining why he’s a now a UKIP supporter:

 
In his speech at the count centre in Clacton, Douglas said UKIP is and must be a party for ‘all Britain’. He’s absolutely right. You can see his speech, which is about three minutes, on the BBC site here:
If you’d like to follow my campaign, I’m keeping my Twitter account fresh with updates during the day. You can find me at @MarkReckless. I’m campaigning hard and if you want to join the effort, I’d be very appreciative of any amount of your time. Feel free to call to the campaign office at number 30 on the High Street in Rochester and either I or one of my volunteers will be glad to welcome you aboard.

NEWS: Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage Launch UKIP’s Big Push To Make Mark Reckless Our Second Elected MP

October 12th, 2014

WP_20141011_008Infectious enthusiasm was the mood on Rochester High street for Saturday’s launch to send Mark Reckless to Westminster under UKIP colours.

Fresh from making British political history by the seaside in Essex, Douglas Carswell MP told gathered supporters in Kent that he would be ‘chief leafleter in Rochester’s most marginal ward’ seeking the election of his friend of twenty years.

After UKIP’s combined vote in the Clacton and Heywood & Middleton by-elections defied the pundits to total more than the vote of the next four parties combined, UKIP leader Nigel Farage told Rochester activists ‘we are targeting everyone in this campaign’.

WP_20141011_001And highlighting his opposition to plans to impose a massive unwanted development of 5,000 new homes over Rochester & Strood’s environmentally-crucial bird sanctuary, candidate Mark Reckless pledged a ‘positive campaign on the local issues’.

More than two hundred seasoned and first-time members of the People’s Army then took the UKIP message to the doorsteps and the streets of the constituency.

Want to help? Join the campaign to elect Mark Reckless! Everything you need is at http://markreckless.com/get-involved/

Or simply visit the UKIP campaign HQ at 30, High Street, Rochester ME1 LD any day between 9am – 6pm. Every vote counts!

Saga – “Weapons Of Choice” Compact Disc

October 9th, 2014
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Endlöser – “18” Compact Disc

October 9th, 2014
Endlöser - "18" Compact Disc Endlöser's 18 year anniversary cd. Very melodic compact disc with really good vocals and lyrics! Comes with a nice booklet including all lyrics and pictures. 01. PFARRER KLAUS 02. 38 03. ALICE IM WUNDERLAND 04. BIERFASS 05. BIS ZUM SIEG 06. BLUT UND EISEN 07. DENN ICH BIN DEIN FREUND 08. DU BIST TREU (DENNIS STRAFMASS) 09. FREIHEIT 10. BIERPATRIOTEN 11. GERDAE 8 (CUTS & BONES) 12. JENS UND STEFFEN (DENNIS REICHSWEHR) 13. LEBE DEIN LEBEN 14. MEIN EUROPA 15. MEIN VOLK 16. SICHERHEIT 17. STEH ENDLICH AUF (DENNIS STRAFMASS) 18. DEUTSCHLAND

Oi! A Ultima Thule Tribute Compact Disc

October 9th, 2014
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