Sunday, 7 August 2011

2012 UKIP London Mayoral Candidates: Paul Oakley clearly front runner

UKIP's front-running 2012 London Mayoral Candidate: Paul  Oakley has the list prospective UKIP 2012 London mayoral candidates.

I have voted for Paul Oakley and wish him every success. It is a shame it took him so long to move from Tory to UKIP. He was the one who tore up the Maastricht Treaty at a Young Conservatives meeting in 1993.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm said of DAVID COBURN:
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Obviously reading speech which is rather unprofessional.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm said of MICHAEL CORBY:
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Reading from speech so rather unprofessional. Delivery rather manic and aggressive because of frantic nodding for purpose of emphasis.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm said of MICHAEL McGOUGH:
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I have met Michael McGough a few times and know what a nice man he is, but the speech was clearly read, and read without much conviction. The swaying shoulders suggested a certain infirmity of purpose.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm said of WINSTON McKENZIE:
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UKIP’s prospective Mayor of Rap has all the gestures and vocabulary of gangsta rap. FRIGHTENING.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm said of LAWRENCE WEBB:
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Good looking chap but delivery rather hesitant and dull.

Claire Khaw on August 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm said of PAUL OAKLEY:
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PHWOAR. Says all the rights things and presses all the right buttons with his skinhead good looks and his recklessly generous offer to donate half his mayoral salary to charity. He ends with a seductive promise of consultative humility. Did you know how once tore up the Maastricht Treaty with his BARE HANDS as a Young Conservative? Only Claire Khaw (whose wedding he attended) could beat him now, and she wouldn’t feel the need to promise to donate half her mayoral salary either.

There is however a question mark on Paul's political judgement and ability to work with other Eurosceptics in other parties.

Below is his response when I asked him if he cared to point out to the powers that be in UKIP that the prohibition against ex-BNP members from joining is in fact ultra vires at

"Nope! I haven't studied the background to this so am not sure that I agree with your interpretation. Anyway - I support the policy for two reasons. Firstly, I'm not interested in racial politics in the slightest and don't want UKIP being tainted with it. Secondly, if there was an open-door policy for BNP members then the left would inevitably jump on this to divert attention from the prime reason for the existence of UKIP: to get us out of the EU. In short, I can't see any advantage at all to us in admitting BNP members. In fact, it would be disadvantage all the way. Sorry Claire."

It is of course no surprise at all that Paul should think this way. It took him long enough to move over to UKIP (which he only did this year), suggesting that he is a hesitant kind of man, afraid to take risks and venture out of his political comfort zone. He was a Eurosceptic and we met in 1993 during Bill Cash MP's campaign to oppose the Maastricht Treaty in the House of Lords Committee Stage.  He also thought Michael Howard was a good man to lead the Conservative Party even as I said that his slow sly smile would not serve him well in a country that is neurotically both consciously and unconsciously anti-Semitic.

He opposed the death penalty and probably still opposes it now.

Perhaps he is one of those people who prefer the Eurosceptic movement to be divided and ineffective and sees no long term harm in this. Perhaps he thinks UKIP alone is capable of being a viable opposition to the LibLabCon all by itself.

Perhaps he is one of those many white middle class men in British politics who is terrified of being called a racist and therefore easily intimidated by the Liberal Left.

If so, then one must call into question his judgement, his courage and his ability to respond swiftly and ruthlessly in a fast-changing and increasingly volatile political environment, foreign and domestic.

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