Re-posted from an email sent by Jonathan Arnott, UKIP General Secretary, earlier tonight –
You will, of course, have seen the news that Michael Fabricant suggested a ‘deal’ between the Conservatives and UKIP. The Party has been quick to distance itself from any such suggestion, and Gawain Towler in the UKIP Press Office has briefly outlined the Party’s thinking:
3) UKIP is a broad church and up to 30% of our members come from Labour background.
4) UKIP have no problems with ordinary members and activists – Tories, or members of other parties ¬ who share our desire for the repatriation of democracy from Brussels to the UK.
5) David Cameron has shown himself to be entirely untrustworthy, particularly over his behaviour on Saturday when he provided a retraction followed by a retraction of a retraction, and finally another retraction of his claims that UKIP are ‘racists mostly’. At the present he claims some of us are racists. He has been slippery on the EU issue on many occasions in the past (that cast iron guarantee). We cannot trust him, and we would be letting down our members and supporters if we did so. This we will not do.
6) UKIP will be fighting all Westminster seats at the next General Election.
7) Those who, in the past, we have stood down against must make a decision. Do they support their leader’s position, on Europe, on UKIP and on a whole range of other issues? Or do they support this country? If so they have to consider their position.
The English Patriot Comment – UKIP are here to serve the interests and well being of the people of England and the UK. Our country and our people ALWAYS come first. We will not sacrifice these principles to pander to the needs of the political elite and their desire to maintain their elitist and cosseted lifestyles. NO deals – NO compromise!