Nigel Farage could face jail for not declaring free use of Sussex office

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage could face jail for not declaring the free use of his Sussex office.

The 50-year-old, who is widely tipped to become an MP at next year’s general election, has been told by the elections watchdog he could face up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of £20,000.

The potential punishments relate to him not declaring the free use of his European Parliament South East region constituency office in Lyminster, just outside Littlehampton.

The use of the converted barn over a 14 year period has been calculated as equivalent to a £205,602 donation.

The office was donated to him by local farmer and long running UKIP supporter John Longhurst in 2001.

While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission.

The issue is said to only have emerged when officials saw the barn mentioned in news stories in the run-up to recent local and European polls.

A spokeswoman for the Commission said: "When we became aware of the potential unreported donations, we were in correspondence with Mr Farage. This then led to the donations being reported to us.

"We have not yet made a decision about whether any further action will be taken against Mr Farage for reporting the donations late.

"We are continuing to review all of the necessary information supplied to us by Mr Farage and are considering it carefully."

Under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, regulated recipients - including MEPs - must report gifts within 30 days of accepting them.

If the Commission decides to refer the case for criminal prosecution and Mr Farage is convicted he could face up to a year in jail and a £20,000 fine.

Despite the free use of the office, EU expenses claims show Mr Farage has used £15,500 a year on “office management and running costs”.

However, the UKIP leader denies any wrongdoing.

A party spokesman said: "Every year since 2001, Mr Farage has declared in his European Parliament Register of Interests the use of a rent-free office from J Longhurst Ltd.

"The premises has been used as his MEP office so the European Parliamentary register was the logical place for it to be declared.

"Mr Farage was surprised to learn that the Electoral Commission thought it should be informed as well, as this did not accord with the professional advice he had received at the time."

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7:51am Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing.

What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?
Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing. What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg? HJarrs
  • Score: -27

7:57am Sat 14 Jun 14

Quiterie says...

Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine.
Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine. Quiterie
  • Score: 54

8:05am Sat 14 Jun 14

JHunty says...

HJarrs wrote:
Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing.

What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?
Don't know, by the way how long did it take Caroline to provide a full break down of her expenses. ?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing. What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?[/p][/quote]Don't know, by the way how long did it take Caroline to provide a full break down of her expenses. ? JHunty
  • Score: 35

8:37am Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

JHunty wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing.

What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?
Don't know, by the way how long did it take Caroline to provide a full break down of her expenses. ?
I wouldn't go there if I were you Hunty, all published, the Greens have led the way in being transparent with expenses unlike grubby UKIP with their snouts firmly in the trough.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing. What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?[/p][/quote]Don't know, by the way how long did it take Caroline to provide a full break down of her expenses. ?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't go there if I were you Hunty, all published, the Greens have led the way in being transparent with expenses unlike grubby UKIP with their snouts firmly in the trough. HJarrs
  • Score: -38

8:49am Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

NathanAdler wrote:
What a ridiculous witch hunt by the liberal, yoghurt knitting brigade.

The irony is, as a life long "Tory with a Heart", the more the smelly left try to discredit Farage, the more I warm to him.

So thank you dear Marxist filth, for bringing decent right wing politics to the mainstream!!
What, Maxist publications like the Telegraph, Times, Express? I notice the Daily Mail is even spinning a story about Farage's "mistress" in typical Mail style.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: What a ridiculous witch hunt by the liberal, yoghurt knitting brigade. The irony is, as a life long "Tory with a Heart", the more the smelly left try to discredit Farage, the more I warm to him. So thank you dear Marxist filth, for bringing decent right wing politics to the mainstream!![/p][/quote]What, Maxist publications like the Telegraph, Times, Express? I notice the Daily Mail is even spinning a story about Farage's "mistress" in typical Mail style. HJarrs
  • Score: 22

9:01am Sat 14 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

HJarrs = TROLL
everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015
HJarrs = TROLL everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015 Hove Actually
  • Score: 16

9:14am Sat 14 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

Hove Actually wrote:
HJarrs = TROLL
everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015
As we used to say at school - 'Takes one to know one'!!
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: HJarrs = TROLL everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015[/p][/quote]As we used to say at school - 'Takes one to know one'!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -6

9:41am Sat 14 Jun 14

Fercri Sakes says...

Hove Actually wrote:
HJarrs = TROLL
everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015
You need to look up the definition of troll. HJarrs could well be called many things by many people but they are definitely not a troll.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: HJarrs = TROLL everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015[/p][/quote]You need to look up the definition of troll. HJarrs could well be called many things by many people but they are definitely not a troll. Fercri Sakes
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Hove Actually wrote:
HJarrs = TROLL
everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015
I'm a troll because er...I point out inconvenient truths about UKIP. I am soooo hurt!
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: HJarrs = TROLL everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015[/p][/quote]I'm a troll because er...I point out inconvenient truths about UKIP. I am soooo hurt! HJarrs
  • Score: -14

9:45am Sat 14 Jun 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Prison or not people will still vote for UKIP due to the utter inaction of mainstream parties to deal with issues which are important to the public. It will be interesting to see if the party puts some candidates up in wards which are showing frustrations with particular issues.
Locally that's the traveller issue which is now over spilling into people taking action themselves because the authorities have failed to manage people's wishes and it is now ripe for UKIP to step up.
The mainstream parties only have themselves to blame for the situation. They have pottered about in pretty PR issues and ignored the issues which are sensitive or difficult.
Prison or not people will still vote for UKIP due to the utter inaction of mainstream parties to deal with issues which are important to the public. It will be interesting to see if the party puts some candidates up in wards which are showing frustrations with particular issues. Locally that's the traveller issue which is now over spilling into people taking action themselves because the authorities have failed to manage people's wishes and it is now ripe for UKIP to step up. The mainstream parties only have themselves to blame for the situation. They have pottered about in pretty PR issues and ignored the issues which are sensitive or difficult. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 45

9:50am Sat 14 Jun 14

maxiboy_ says...

NathanAdler wrote:
What a ridiculous witch hunt by the liberal, yoghurt knitting brigade.

The irony is, as a life long "Tory with a Heart", the more the smelly left try to discredit Farage, the more I warm to him.

So thank you dear Marxist filth, for bringing decent right wing politics to the mainstream!!
Firstly, UKIP are not right-wing, they are the only true centre-right party that has so far existed in Britain and not the false brand that Blair tried to con the voters with. This is why UKIP are now attracting working class Labour voters.

Nigel Farage is the pathfinder for the party and someday another leader will come along and it will be them who will become UKIP's first PM although I wouldn't rule out Farage becoming deputy PM in the next 10 years!

Another 200 000 immigrants have been given British citizenship in the last year and the supermarket giant Tesco believes that 80 million people are living in Britain based on average sales of staple foods. This should be a wake up call to all people who wish to see immigration controlled and the EU abolished from these shores.

Join UKIP and help to save Great Britain.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: What a ridiculous witch hunt by the liberal, yoghurt knitting brigade. The irony is, as a life long "Tory with a Heart", the more the smelly left try to discredit Farage, the more I warm to him. So thank you dear Marxist filth, for bringing decent right wing politics to the mainstream!![/p][/quote]Firstly, UKIP are not right-wing, they are the only true centre-right party that has so far existed in Britain and not the false brand that Blair tried to con the voters with. This is why UKIP are now attracting working class Labour voters. Nigel Farage is the pathfinder for the party and someday another leader will come along and it will be them who will become UKIP's first PM although I wouldn't rule out Farage becoming deputy PM in the next 10 years! Another 200 000 immigrants have been given British citizenship in the last year and the supermarket giant Tesco believes that 80 million people are living in Britain based on average sales of staple foods. This should be a wake up call to all people who wish to see immigration controlled and the EU abolished from these shores. Join UKIP and help to save Great Britain. maxiboy_
  • Score: 13

10:00am Sat 14 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

Fercri Sakes wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
HJarrs = TROLL
everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015
You need to look up the definition of troll. HJarrs could well be called many things by many people but they are definitely not a troll.
troll
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
He's a Troll
[quote][p][bold]Fercri Sakes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: HJarrs = TROLL everything this idiot posts is total spin I just do not know what he/she/it will do to fill the time come May 2015[/p][/quote]You need to look up the definition of troll. HJarrs could well be called many things by many people but they are definitely not a troll.[/p][/quote]troll One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument He's a Troll Hove Actually
  • Score: 7

10:04am Sat 14 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power.
You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power. Fight_Back
  • Score: 19

10:10am Sat 14 Jun 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Even if he did go to prison, which is ridiculous in itself, he could go to Ford open prison, & then carry on as usual. Someone is, of course, just making trouble.
Even if he did go to prison, which is ridiculous in itself, he could go to Ford open prison, & then carry on as usual. Someone is, of course, just making trouble. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 13

10:40am Sat 14 Jun 14

cookie_brighton says...

Quiterie wrote:
Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine.
its not the fact whether he will go to prison or not.........it is the fact what he has done........another corrupt one ....he would fit in well IF, and thats a big if, he becomes an M.P. in 11 months time.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine.[/p][/quote]its not the fact whether he will go to prison or not.........it is the fact what he has done........another corrupt one ....he would fit in well IF, and thats a big if, he becomes an M.P. in 11 months time. cookie_brighton
  • Score: -13

10:41am Sat 14 Jun 14

cookie_brighton says...

Fight_Back wrote:
You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power.
are you on drugs
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power.[/p][/quote]are you on drugs cookie_brighton
  • Score: -8

10:48am Sat 14 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing.

What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?
You claim not to be trolling.

1)The 'expenses' in question are part of the standard pay that ALL MEPs receive.

They are not claimed - they are freely given without question or the need for receipts.

2) UKIP and other eurosceptic parties are showing how unpopular the EU is, which is quite an achievement given that MEPs are (by default) supporters of The Project.

Two statements from you......both of a troll nature.

HTH
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Common knowledge that UKIP have soaked the expenses system in the EU over the years. They treat the EU like a holiday camp while achieving nothing. What is the betting this is just the tip of the iceberg?[/p][/quote]You claim not to be trolling. 1)The 'expenses' in question are part of the standard pay that ALL MEPs receive. They are not claimed - they are freely given without question or the need for receipts. 2) UKIP and other eurosceptic parties are showing how unpopular the EU is, which is quite an achievement given that MEPs are (by default) supporters of The Project. Two statements from you......both of a troll nature. HTH Gary1965
  • Score: 6

10:59am Sat 14 Jun 14

Herbertfarquarson says...

Its quite clear that there is no dishonesty by Mr Farage. The story says that he declared the donation to Brussels many years ago. Mr. Farage is an unusually open and honest politician and deserves the support of the British people. The policies of the other parties have been disastrous for this country and quite rightly many have turned away from them. This is nothing but a witch hunt by the enemies of the people.
Its quite clear that there is no dishonesty by Mr Farage. The story says that he declared the donation to Brussels many years ago. Mr. Farage is an unusually open and honest politician and deserves the support of the British people. The policies of the other parties have been disastrous for this country and quite rightly many have turned away from them. This is nothing but a witch hunt by the enemies of the people. Herbertfarquarson
  • Score: 20

11:18am Sat 14 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

ALL politicians at some point dote declare certain aspects of there lives yet in saying that this is clearly a mistake on his part as he had declared it ells where and such is with most thing anyone of use have to declare but dote know we have to because of not being informed correctly by the very establishment that set it up the very establishment that its own members out rightly make clam’s on duck houses or clam for a mortgage on there parents home so should we take such drastic action towards a man that made a wee mistake when all we ever do is slap the wrists of those making outrageous MP clam’s Nigel Farage may not be perfect but nun of use are.
ALL politicians at some point dote declare certain aspects of there lives yet in saying that this is clearly a mistake on his part as he had declared it ells where and such is with most thing anyone of use have to declare but dote know we have to because of not being informed correctly by the very establishment that set it up the very establishment that its own members out rightly make clam’s on duck houses or clam for a mortgage on there parents home so should we take such drastic action towards a man that made a wee mistake when all we ever do is slap the wrists of those making outrageous MP clam’s Nigel Farage may not be perfect but nun of use are. wippasnapper
  • Score: 6

12:11pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Kirk D says...

I wonder if he upset them when he said they should be disbanded! It was shambolic that the Eelctoral Commission allowed `An Independence from Europe` to be allowed onto the ballot paper - a flagrant miss-use of the alphabetical sytem that should no longer be used! They can't put Nigel inside........there would be riots!

I will be voting UKIP at the General Election........the `common sense party of the people!
I wonder if he upset them when he said they should be disbanded! It was shambolic that the Eelctoral Commission allowed `An Independence from Europe` to be allowed onto the ballot paper - a flagrant miss-use of the alphabetical sytem that should no longer be used! They can't put Nigel inside........there would be riots! I will be voting UKIP at the General Election........the `common sense party of the people! Kirk D
  • Score: 9

12:16pm Sat 14 Jun 14

maxiboy_ says...

Fight_Back wrote:
You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: You would have thought the other parties and the press might have learned from the EU elections when you constantly attack a political party. Quite clearly they are too stupid to learn and will carry on attacking UKIP. I look forward to the howls of anger when UKIP get MPs elected next year as the attacks only increase many peoples thoughts that the "establishment" is scared of UKIP and worried about losing their grip on power.[/p][/quote]Well said. maxiboy_
  • Score: 11

12:25pm Sat 14 Jun 14

maxiboy_ says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Prison or not people will still vote for UKIP due to the utter inaction of mainstream parties to deal with issues which are important to the public. It will be interesting to see if the party puts some candidates up in wards which are showing frustrations with particular issues.
Locally that's the traveller issue which is now over spilling into people taking action themselves because the authorities have failed to manage people's wishes and it is now ripe for UKIP to step up.
The mainstream parties only have themselves to blame for the situation. They have pottered about in pretty PR issues and ignored the issues which are sensitive or difficult.
Quite so.

There is only so much patience and tolerance available. The writing has been on the wall for a few years now after decades of phony three-party politics where in fact under the surface they were all playing the same game, ie suck this country into full political union with the now EU superstate.

You cannot undermine a sovereign nation and remove Parliamentary democracy bit by bit without the people crying wolf. In the end they will smell a rat and that's why millions have switched to UKIP. All the baggage that comes with the EU ie mass immigration, open borders etc has had a detrimental effect on all Britons.

The blame lies with the generation of politicians from the 1970's and 80's who have lied and led this country up the garden path.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Prison or not people will still vote for UKIP due to the utter inaction of mainstream parties to deal with issues which are important to the public. It will be interesting to see if the party puts some candidates up in wards which are showing frustrations with particular issues. Locally that's the traveller issue which is now over spilling into people taking action themselves because the authorities have failed to manage people's wishes and it is now ripe for UKIP to step up. The mainstream parties only have themselves to blame for the situation. They have pottered about in pretty PR issues and ignored the issues which are sensitive or difficult.[/p][/quote]Quite so. There is only so much patience and tolerance available. The writing has been on the wall for a few years now after decades of phony three-party politics where in fact under the surface they were all playing the same game, ie suck this country into full political union with the now EU superstate. You cannot undermine a sovereign nation and remove Parliamentary democracy bit by bit without the people crying wolf. In the end they will smell a rat and that's why millions have switched to UKIP. All the baggage that comes with the EU ie mass immigration, open borders etc has had a detrimental effect on all Britons. The blame lies with the generation of politicians from the 1970's and 80's who have lied and led this country up the garden path. maxiboy_
  • Score: 10

12:34pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine.
its not the fact whether he will go to prison or not.........it is the fact what he has done........another corrupt one ....he would fit in well IF, and thats a big if, he becomes an M.P. in 11 months time.
How is declaring the 'donation' to the EU authorities corruption ? The fact that the British Electoral Commission were too lazy or too stupid to look at the EU register says more about them than Farage.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Ridiculous headline. The chances of Farage going to prison are zero. Probably won't even get a fine.[/p][/quote]its not the fact whether he will go to prison or not.........it is the fact what he has done........another corrupt one ....he would fit in well IF, and thats a big if, he becomes an M.P. in 11 months time.[/p][/quote]How is declaring the 'donation' to the EU authorities corruption ? The fact that the British Electoral Commission were too lazy or too stupid to look at the EU register says more about them than Farage. Fight_Back
  • Score: 13

12:43pm Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

...and then there is the business of Farage siphoning money off via a private company. What is all that about? And that is just Farage!
...and then there is the business of Farage siphoning money off via a private company. What is all that about? And that is just Farage! HJarrs
  • Score: -19

2:53pm Sat 14 Jun 14

power_ranger says...

PM Farage ftw!
PM Farage ftw! power_ranger
  • Score: -5

8:01pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Libertarian Patriot says...

QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. "

____

Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP.

And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments?

Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.
QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. " ____ Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP. And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments? Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP. Libertarian Patriot
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Sat 14 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Libertarian Patriot wrote:
QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. "

____

Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP.

And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments?

Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.
Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.
[quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. " ____ Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP. And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments? Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.[/p][/quote]Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs. HJarrs
  • Score: -6

9:28pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Libertarian Patriot wrote:
QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. "

____

Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP.

And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments?

Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.
Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.
Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?.

Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. " ____ Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP. And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments? Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.[/p][/quote]Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.[/p][/quote]Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?. Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please. Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 2

11:43pm Sat 14 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

ONLY VOTE UKIP IF YOU WANT HUNTING BROUGHT BACK IN
ONLY VOTE UKIP IF YOU WANT HUNTING BROUGHT BACK IN getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -4

12:41am Sun 15 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

Herbertfarquarson wrote:
Its quite clear that there is no dishonesty by Mr Farage. The story says that he declared the donation to Brussels many years ago. Mr. Farage is an unusually open and honest politician and deserves the support of the British people. The policies of the other parties have been disastrous for this country and quite rightly many have turned away from them. This is nothing but a witch hunt by the enemies of the people.
If he's such an honest politician, then why hasn't he peeled off his human costume yet to reveal the reptile underneath?
[quote][p][bold]Herbertfarquarson[/bold] wrote: Its quite clear that there is no dishonesty by Mr Farage. The story says that he declared the donation to Brussels many years ago. Mr. Farage is an unusually open and honest politician and deserves the support of the British people. The policies of the other parties have been disastrous for this country and quite rightly many have turned away from them. This is nothing but a witch hunt by the enemies of the people.[/p][/quote]If he's such an honest politician, then why hasn't he peeled off his human costume yet to reveal the reptile underneath? Gribbet
  • Score: 3

12:59am Sun 15 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Idontbelieveit1948 wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Libertarian Patriot wrote:
QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. "

____

Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP.

And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments?

Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.
Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.
Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?.

Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please.
UKIPers are always defensive when it comes to expenses because their MEPs have filled their pockets!
[quote][p][bold]Idontbelieveit1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. " ____ Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP. And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments? Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.[/p][/quote]Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.[/p][/quote]Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?. Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please.[/p][/quote]UKIPers are always defensive when it comes to expenses because their MEPs have filled their pockets! HJarrs
  • Score: -2

1:03am Sun 15 Jun 14

PolarUnicorn says...

to look at this in an alternative light.. The main political parties are becoming perturbed by the increased resistance to 'their' way of public and political control ..

Is this rogue party gaining voters and should be considered as a threat.. lets find a way of neutralising the problem.. Oh yes, let's create something that we can spin to discredit UKIP and their leader...
to look at this in an alternative light.. The main political parties are becoming perturbed by the increased resistance to 'their' way of public and political control .. Is this rogue party gaining voters and should be considered as a threat.. lets find a way of neutralising the problem.. Oh yes, let's create something that we can spin to discredit UKIP and their leader... PolarUnicorn
  • Score: 0

1:25am Sun 15 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

PolarUnicorn wrote:
to look at this in an alternative light.. The main political parties are becoming perturbed by the increased resistance to 'their' way of public and political control ..

Is this rogue party gaining voters and should be considered as a threat.. lets find a way of neutralising the problem.. Oh yes, let's create something that we can spin to discredit UKIP and their leader...
They don't have to spin much do they?

UKIP is a party of the Consrvative establishment, backed by millionaire financiers for there gain. Not much in the way of being rogue there.
[quote][p][bold]PolarUnicorn[/bold] wrote: to look at this in an alternative light.. The main political parties are becoming perturbed by the increased resistance to 'their' way of public and political control .. Is this rogue party gaining voters and should be considered as a threat.. lets find a way of neutralising the problem.. Oh yes, let's create something that we can spin to discredit UKIP and their leader...[/p][/quote]They don't have to spin much do they? UKIP is a party of the Consrvative establishment, backed by millionaire financiers for there gain. Not much in the way of being rogue there. HJarrs
  • Score: -5

1:56am Sun 15 Jun 14

Motorcyclist says...

UKIP are a party of the Establishment and are supported by the pathetic sheep who aspire to be, but will never be, part of the Establishment.

What is Farage's anti-poverty strategy for England?
UKIP are a party of the Establishment and are supported by the pathetic sheep who aspire to be, but will never be, part of the Establishment. What is Farage's anti-poverty strategy for England? Motorcyclist
  • Score: -4

2:08am Sun 15 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

Stick him in jail, if that's what the law says.

It won't affect the fight against the corrupt, undemocratic EU superstate one iota.
Stick him in jail, if that's what the law says. It won't affect the fight against the corrupt, undemocratic EU superstate one iota. Gary1965
  • Score: 1

9:06am Sun 15 Jun 14

Plantpot says...

The donation has been declared since it was given, but only in the EU Parliament register. Assuming the expenses claimed for the office are legit, there is nothing to worry about except not following procedure from now on and back dating the existing stuff.

Suspect this is mischief making by some very worried mainstream parties. UKIP are making such progress that they are under attack from all sides. Notice the Greens don't get attacked as they are going backwards.

I don't support UKIP, but can't see what the issue is here. It's not like socialist politicians going to jail for actually stealing is it?
The donation has been declared since it was given, but only in the EU Parliament register. Assuming the expenses claimed for the office are legit, there is nothing to worry about except not following procedure from now on and back dating the existing stuff. Suspect this is mischief making by some very worried mainstream parties. UKIP are making such progress that they are under attack from all sides. Notice the Greens don't get attacked as they are going backwards. I don't support UKIP, but can't see what the issue is here. It's not like socialist politicians going to jail for actually stealing is it? Plantpot
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Sun 15 Jun 14

ARMANA says...

Nigel Farage , wants a referendum, to stay in Europe, or to leave Europe, as we live in a Democratic society, its hard to see why any party would want to deny us that, Ukip are the only party offering us all that, with no strings, I think once the people get this vote, Farage will back off, what ever the out come, for me, Im VOTING U.KIP im sick of the other parties,
Nigel Farage , wants a referendum, to stay in Europe, or to leave Europe, as we live in a Democratic society, its hard to see why any party would want to deny us that, Ukip are the only party offering us all that, with no strings, I think once the people get this vote, Farage will back off, what ever the out come, for me, Im VOTING U.KIP im sick of the other parties, ARMANA
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Idontbelieveit1948 wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Libertarian Patriot wrote:
QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. "

____

Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP.

And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments?

Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.
Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.
Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?.

Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please.
UKIPers are always defensive when it comes to expenses because their MEPs have filled their pockets!
As usual innuendo and slurs from our resident leftie, no change there then.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Idontbelieveit1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: QUOTING ARTICLE: "While Mr Farage disclosed the gift to the authorities in Brussels, he failed to notify the UK-based Electoral Commission. " ____ Bottom line: Nigel Farage acted honestly in making a public declaration of the interest to the Parliament of which he is a member but overlooked the technical requirement of registering the same exact interest with the Parliament of which he is NOT a member. Keep it up establishment parties--you will just turn more people against you and over to UKIP. And while we are on the topic of the EU--why have they not agreed to an audit for the last 19 years? Why have they spent 200Million on drones and who told them they could raise their own para-military "eurogendarmerie" with special powers to put down rebellions without the consetn of national governments? Love Europe, Love Britain, Love UKIP.[/p][/quote]Whilst we are on the topic, why don't UKIP like just being given the same scrutiny as all the other parties? You all seem very defensive. I presume it is because UKIP are cut from just same cloth as the expense scandal MPs.[/p][/quote]Why does explaining the obvious to people like H Jarrs make our Libertarian Patriot friend defensive ?. Seems to me Jarrs that you are the defensive one, but I can understand that trying to defend our Green slime is enough to make anyone go round the bend. Now do us all a favour and shut up for a while please.[/p][/quote]UKIPers are always defensive when it comes to expenses because their MEPs have filled their pockets![/p][/quote]As usual innuendo and slurs from our resident leftie, no change there then. Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 0

9:59am Tue 17 Jun 14

gheese77 says...

What a surprise - who said all politicians weren't the same !
What a surprise - who said all politicians weren't the same ! gheese77
  • Score: 0

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