UKIP leader attracts 300 people to village community centre

Bucks Free Press: Nigel Farage and David Meacock Nigel Farage and David Meacock

NIGEL Farage told a packed public meeting in Chalfont St Peter that UKIP were on the march and would make an "earthquake" in British politics.

The leader of the UKIP party spoke at the village's community centre to about 300 people who had gathered on Saturday.

Earlier in the day he had been to the Kings Arms in Old Amersham and in the evening there was another public meeting at Beaconsfield High School.

Chiltern District Councillor David Meacock, who is a UKIP member, welcomed Mr Farage to the stage as "a future British Prime Minister."

It was the first public meeting in the South East region as part of the European Parliament election campaign. The election is on May 22.

In 2009 UKIP came second across the UK in the European election taking 12 seats, behind 27 seats for the Conservative party.

Mr Farage said: "This time it is different. This time we are going for gold. This time it is our intention that we come first... and that we cause an earthquake in British politics because, frankly, it is needed."

He said the political class is not listening to good, ordinary decent people and the front benches look the same- having all come from the same background, adding: "Between them they have never done a day's work in their life."

He said they are more interested in climbing up the ministerial ladder and don't understand what it's like for ordinary people trying to pay their bills.

He added: "Our politicians have lost touch with reality."

Mr Farage said UKIP may have one or two rough edges but said the media has exaggerated this.

He said when David Silvester, a councillor from Henley, blamed storms and floods on David Cameron pushing for gay marriage it was like an explosion in British politics and the media thought it worthy to make it national news.

Yet he said a Conservative councillor accused of threatening someone with an imitation firearm in Chingford on January 18 made no more than the local news.

Mr Farage said: "I am not one for conspiracy theories but I will add this. Do you know the reason you see all these anti UKIP stories?

"Because we have the establishment of this country absolutely terrified of the effect that UKIP is going to have on their vote."

He said UKIP know a lot of people in the country object to being part of the European Union.

He said: "The best people to govern Britain are the British people themselves."

Mr Farage had the members of the public laughing along with his jokes, but when he asked how many there were members of UKIP only about a quarter raised their hands.

He said: "The last great myth we have to dispel is the myth if you vote for UKIP you will get a Miliband Government in 2015."

He said this is not true and that their appeal spreads further than the "retired half Colonel living in the Chilterns."

Mr Farage spoke about the party's opposition against HS2 which he says is an overpriced folly. He said speed is not needed from London to Manchester as you can already get there in two hours and two minutes.

He said the Government should be looking at solving the overcrowding on trains going into London, where there are 150,000 standing every day going into London. Mr Farage ended his talk with a rallying speech encouraging people to vote for UKIP.

He said: "Be less English. Get stuck in...

"You are going to take back freedom, independence and above all, self respect, for this country."

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1:00pm Mon 27 Jan 14

yog says...

It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against.
Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns!
Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.
It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up. yog

2:24pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Moonpanda says...

As Obama said "Change!" you won't get that from any of the other 3 main parties. Make you sure go and vote for UKIP when the time comes.
As Obama said "Change!" you won't get that from any of the other 3 main parties. Make you sure go and vote for UKIP when the time comes. Moonpanda

6:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Darren Hayday says...

yog wrote:
It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against.
Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns!
Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.
As quoted by the Wycombe Libdem agent 'Ian Morton'....
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.[/p][/quote]As quoted by the Wycombe Libdem agent 'Ian Morton'.... Darren Hayday

8:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

yog says...

Moonpanda wrote:
As Obama said "Change!" you won't get that from any of the other 3 main parties. Make you sure go and vote for UKIP when the time comes.
Change for the worse! Britain deserves better.

I go to Brussels to claim £200,000 in allowances, admits Ukip MEP who has done NOTHING in Parliament in the last year

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[quote][p][bold]Moonpanda[/bold] wrote: As Obama said "Change!" you won't get that from any of the other 3 main parties. Make you sure go and vote for UKIP when the time comes.[/p][/quote]Change for the worse! Britain deserves better. I go to Brussels to claim £200,000 in allowances, admits Ukip MEP who has done NOTHING in Parliament in the last year Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2546757/I-Brussels-c laim-200-000-allowan ces-admits-Ukip-MEP- NOTHING-Parliament-y ear.html#ixzz2rdBGP5 fd yog

11:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

WinstonSmith1984 says...

yog wrote:
It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.
That is not true. UKIP supports high speed rail in the right place and at the right time. Birmingham is already served by two direct lines from London, it does not need a third. Contrastingly, numerous large cities in the North are not served by direct lines from London or from each other. And it is commuter routes that need the investment. Then the Country is adding £120bn to its debt mountain every year. We cannot afford to waste, what will become £100bn, on a useless railway.

As for hand guns, he actually called for changing the rules, so that the British olympic shooting teams don't have to train abraod, such is the stupidity of the current legislation.

That is what people like you are afraid of, giving people a say and using common sense.
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.[/p][/quote]That is not true. UKIP supports high speed rail in the right place and at the right time. Birmingham is already served by two direct lines from London, it does not need a third. Contrastingly, numerous large cities in the North are not served by direct lines from London or from each other. And it is commuter routes that need the investment. Then the Country is adding £120bn to its debt mountain every year. We cannot afford to waste, what will become £100bn, on a useless railway. As for hand guns, he actually called for changing the rules, so that the British olympic shooting teams don't have to train abraod, such is the stupidity of the current legislation. That is what people like you are afraid of, giving people a say and using common sense. WinstonSmith1984

11:08pm Mon 27 Jan 14

WinstonSmith1984 says...

UKIP are the only political party holding public meetings allowing anyone to attend and question them. This is why the corrupt, self-serving 3 main parties are so frightened. Watch the video of the meeting and see if you disagree with what Farage says:

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UKIP are the only political party holding public meetings allowing anyone to attend and question them. This is why the corrupt, self-serving 3 main parties are so frightened. Watch the video of the meeting and see if you disagree with what Farage says: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=WINCPBZPM Dg&feature=youtu.be WinstonSmith1984

12:09am Tue 28 Jan 14

yog says...

WinstonSmith1984 wrote:
yog wrote:
It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.
That is not true. UKIP supports high speed rail in the right place and at the right time. Birmingham is already served by two direct lines from London, it does not need a third. Contrastingly, numerous large cities in the North are not served by direct lines from London or from each other. And it is commuter routes that need the investment. Then the Country is adding £120bn to its debt mountain every year. We cannot afford to waste, what will become £100bn, on a useless railway.

As for hand guns, he actually called for changing the rules, so that the British olympic shooting teams don't have to train abraod, such is the stupidity of the current legislation.

That is what people like you are afraid of, giving people a say and using common sense.
So Ukip policy is we can't afford one high speed rail link we can afford 3!
So we relax our gun laws that have made our streets safer and were brought in as a result of Dunblane just so the British team can save a few air miles? That is foolish and dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]WinstonSmith1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: It is impossible to know where Ukip stand on any given issue on any day. At the last election they wanted 3 high speed train lines now they are against. Only last week Fibber Farage called for the relaxation of the ban on hand guns! Fibber Farage will say and do anything to get votes but thankfully the public are waking up.[/p][/quote]That is not true. UKIP supports high speed rail in the right place and at the right time. Birmingham is already served by two direct lines from London, it does not need a third. Contrastingly, numerous large cities in the North are not served by direct lines from London or from each other. And it is commuter routes that need the investment. Then the Country is adding £120bn to its debt mountain every year. We cannot afford to waste, what will become £100bn, on a useless railway. As for hand guns, he actually called for changing the rules, so that the British olympic shooting teams don't have to train abraod, such is the stupidity of the current legislation. That is what people like you are afraid of, giving people a say and using common sense.[/p][/quote]So Ukip policy is we can't afford one high speed rail link we can afford 3! So we relax our gun laws that have made our streets safer and were brought in as a result of Dunblane just so the British team can save a few air miles? That is foolish and dangerous. yog

10:09am Tue 28 Jan 14

mitch12 says...

yog your so anti ukip but who else can people vote for i refuse to vote for the main three because they don't listen to the people there paid to govern so tell me who would you suggest ?
yog your so anti ukip but who else can people vote for i refuse to vote for the main three because they don't listen to the people there paid to govern so tell me who would you suggest ? mitch12

3:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sai-diva says...

Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas
ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories.
Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories. sai-diva

1:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

legiopatrianostra says...

sai-diva wrote:
Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories.
Which policies are unworkable, misogynistic (you like throwing that word around casually) and based around a rose-tinted view of what britain was like then?
[quote][p][bold]sai-diva[/bold] wrote: Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories.[/p][/quote]Which policies are unworkable, misogynistic (you like throwing that word around casually) and based around a rose-tinted view of what britain was like then? legiopatrianostra

12:18pm Sat 1 Feb 14

FLiszt says...

sai-diva wrote:
Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas

ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories.
Selection is usually by a process of rejection. Here are just a few factual reasons to reject the three old main parties.

Labour messed up the economy with annual deficits of £170 Billion. The Coalition is still spending 97p out of Gordon Brown's £1 with an annual deficit of £110Bn which means that the UK's deficit is still climbing, by 40% over just this parliament to £1.5 Trillion come the General Election next year. UKIP will sort this out.

The coalition have continued wasting millions on Labour's HS2, to carry just 2% of railway passengers rather than improving the daily lives of the 150K commuters who have to stand in/out of London.

The National Trust have pointed out that the coalitions housing and planning policies - the tip of the uncontrolled economic immigration iceberg - are already causing greenbelt destruction.

Due to the 3 other EU-loving parties compliance with EU CO2 directives, and their collective mismanagement of UK energy resources over the last 20 years, they've shut down 20% of our energy capacity without replacing it now with a reliable viable alternative; they've raised our energy bills by 10% on useless bird and bat mangling noisy wind turbines (off which Cameron's father in law makes £1,000 a day just for having a few on his land) and the 10% green tax is due to rise to 20% by 2017. Goodness knows where they think the electricity for HS2 will come from!

75% of our laws and regulation originate in the EU, where we have just 7% of the vote. We are now in the EU and run by the EU! We should run ourselves, get back control of our borders to get a grip on immigration and not be bound the EU Court of Human Rights.

Polling shows that UKIP are drawing support in as near as makes no difference equal numbers from past supporters of the old three mainstream parties, and from non-voters.

Vote UKIP. In the meantime join up.
[quote][p][bold]sai-diva[/bold] wrote: Mitch, your logic is flawed, just because you don't like the three major parties you'd suggest voting for anyone else, as long as it's not them? No matter that UKIPs policies seem to be unworkable, ill thought out,misogynistic,bas ed around a rose tinted view of what britain was like in the 50's and mostly seem to be aimed at disaffected tories.[/p][/quote]Selection is usually by a process of rejection. Here are just a few factual reasons to reject the three old main parties. Labour messed up the economy with annual deficits of £170 Billion. The Coalition is still spending 97p out of Gordon Brown's £1 with an annual deficit of £110Bn which means that the UK's deficit is still climbing, by 40% over just this parliament to £1.5 Trillion come the General Election next year. UKIP will sort this out. The coalition have continued wasting millions on Labour's HS2, to carry just 2% of railway passengers rather than improving the daily lives of the 150K commuters who have to stand in/out of London. The National Trust have pointed out that the coalitions housing and planning policies - the tip of the uncontrolled economic immigration iceberg - are already causing greenbelt destruction. Due to the 3 other EU-loving parties compliance with EU CO2 directives, and their collective mismanagement of UK energy resources over the last 20 years, they've shut down 20% of our energy capacity without replacing it now with a reliable viable alternative; they've raised our energy bills by 10% on useless bird and bat mangling noisy wind turbines (off which Cameron's father in law makes £1,000 a day just for having a few on his land) and the 10% green tax is due to rise to 20% by 2017. Goodness knows where they think the electricity for HS2 will come from! 75% of our laws and regulation originate in the EU, where we have just 7% of the vote. We are now in the EU and run by the EU! We should run ourselves, get back control of our borders to get a grip on immigration and not be bound the EU Court of Human Rights. Polling shows that UKIP are drawing support in as near as makes no difference equal numbers from past supporters of the old three mainstream parties, and from non-voters. Vote UKIP. In the meantime join up. FLiszt

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