Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Local News Round Up: November 2015

Here are some juicy titbits that caught the eye of the UKIP Watford editorial team over the last month....

UKIP Watford On Local Radio

  • On 12th November Nick Lincoln, your May 2015 Parliamentary Candidate, made another appearance on Roberto Perrone's "Drive With Rob" BBC Three Counties radio show.
  • You can listen to this here (fast-forward to three hours, three minutes in to get to the segment)
  • During the show Nick had a tete-a-tete with an ex-Labour Government Minister, who needed telling that the Single Market and the EU are NOT one and the same. Is this ignorance widespread through the Establishment?

Watford MP Invites You To Adopt Syrians

  • No doubt Mr Harrington is planning to lead by example?

Croxley Rail Link Costs Spiral

  • Forget that the rationale behind the Croxley Rail Link project is weak. Fact is, this is going ahead and there is nothing that can stop it.
  • The only problem is that before any work has actually started on this escapade, costs are spiraling out of control. And the project is already five years behind schedule!
  • It's too easy to say "Told you so." But the fact is this is OUR money being spent so profligately. And we can guarantee that the same thing will happen when if HS2 gets underway. Only UKIP remains opposed to HS2, as it has done since day one.
  • Is anyone ever held to account over these disastrous infrastructure projects?

"Brexit Blog Bible": Nick Lincoln's Collection of Top Brexit Articles

  • Your Parliamentary Candidate in the May 2015 General Election, Nick has started collating some of the top blog articles around the EU, the Referendum and our leaving the EU.
  • "These are some of the best blog articles I have come across", said Nick. "I will add to this list as and when, so please do check back in to see what new information is there for you. We must go into the Referendum sure of our argument and ready to refute the falsehoods of the Europhiles."
  • Blogs are changing the way we communicate. They mean that influence and information is no longer in the hands of the media / Establishment. Have you checked out Nick's top blogs yet?

"Democracy Roadshows" Comes To God's County

  • The EU Referendum "Democracy Roadshows" tour came to Hertford on 4th November. For UKIP ("Leave") the two speakers were Patrick O'Flynn and Suzanne Evans. For the "Remain" camp were a couple of LibDems whose names we cannot recall.
  • At the end the audience of around 100 got the chance to vote as if the Referendum was being held tomorrow. The result: two people voted to "Remain"!
  • Of course, the real referendum will be a different story. Are you prepared to do your bit to help get the "Leave" message out there?

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Friday, 6 November 2015

UKIP Watford On The Radio - 12th November

Nick Lincoln will be on BBC Three Counties Radio, Thursday 12th November from 6pm

Nick, your UKIP Watford Parliamentary Candidate in the May general election, will once again be
on Roberto "Paxman" Perrone's popular "Drive With Rob" weekday afternoon radio show.

Every Thursday Rob has a political phone-in from 6pm to 7pm. This week Nick will be one of three political guests taking part. If you can, please listen in, either on your tranny (95.5FM or 103.8FM) or online here. You will also be able to catch up with the episode online afterwards at a time of your choosing.

For those of you on Twitter, why not get involved online during the broadcast and Tweet your thoughts, comments, and questions (easy ones please!)

If you Tweet please reference @UKIPWatford, @drivewithrob and @BBC3CR.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Local News Round Up: October 2015

Here are some juicy titbits that caught the eye of the UKIP Watford editorial team over the last month....

Richard Harrington Unusually Quiet

  • Come on Richard, why the sudden silence?!

Another Traffic Cock Up

Grammar Schools Returning?

  • We are fortunate in Watford to have two excellent grammar schools. Other parts of the country are not so lucky. However that may be about to change.
  • Hot on the heels of the news of the first "new" grammar school in England for 50 years it seems like some enlightened folk in our neighbouring county of Bedfordshire are similarly minded.
  • Bringing back grammar schools is a long standing UKIP policy. Are we being copied yet again?

Watford MP: We Don't Make The Rules - The EU Does

  • Richard Harrington voted against scrapping the so-called "tampon tax", effectively saying there was no point in doing so as this tax was an EU law that Westminster could do nothing about.
  • Like his fellow Tory MPs in St Albans, Hertsmere and South-West Herts, our MP seems happy to lay down at the feet of the EU without a fight. One wonders what the point of them is.
  • UKIP pledged to scrap the "tampon tax" and has received widespread support for this. How many women think that tampons are "non-essential luxury items"??!!

Nick Lincoln asks: Is the CBI lying or just dumb?

  • Your Parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election took issue with a report from the CBI which seemed to think that the EU and the Single Market were one and the same.
  • Nick asked whether or not this was just an honest mistake. Read his article it and make up your own minds!
  • We know that the Establishment will use every trick of the tongue in the run up to the EU Referendum. Who knew they would start so early?!

UKIP Watford AGM: "...the best ever"

  • A good turnout on the 27th ensured that your branch's 2015 Annual General Meeting was unusually exciting. "I've been to many AGMs but never one quite like this," said re-elected Chairman Jon Goddard. "If I had my way we would hold these at least once a year."
  • In addition to Jon returning as Chairman, David Bennett (Treasurer) and Dan Channing (Secretary) were also re-elected in their roles for another 12 months, as was the Vice-Chair. None were available for comment, which is probably for the best.
  • There are further openings available on the committee for certain appointed roles. If you want to get involved with UKIP locally why not get in touch?

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