Published On: Mon, May 15th, 2017

The Tory Fake Brexit Candidates; Part Two

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There can now be no excuses. If people vote Tory expecting Brexit, and then find that Britain remains in the EU in all but name, then they can’t say that they weren’t warned. In fact, at that point – having been so wilfully obstinate against receiving any caution –  they will have become part of the problem too: they, in their willingness to facilitate the treason, will have become as fair game as any treacherous LibLabCon politician. Claiming ignorance will be no defence, because David Cameron has now told everyone the truth about Theresa May and any Parliament that the Tories dominate. The author knows that the British people are generally arrogantly obtuse to the nth degree, and think that reading a British newspaper makes them well informed. The author knows that they need the voice of authority to tell them what they should or shouldn’t think, and thus, when a lowly internet “nobody” comes along claiming to have actually read the small print and seen a betrayal ahead, they don’t credit it. So now, when someone who was once the British Prime Minister, no less, has told them outright what to expect, then they have been warned:

[Cameron] said it was vital the Tories win a big majority so Mrs May can “stand up to people who want an extreme Brexit, either here or in Brussels”.

The reader should bear this in mind, then, as we look at more Tory candidates that Theresa May is hoping to load Parliament with in order to fight “extreme Brexit” – which means not delivering Brexit at all. Soft Brexit means No Brexit. “What?” the pro-Brexit reader asks, “how can this be when the Tory election motto is ‘Strong and stable’?” Well, the intention of that motto is to inspire a big Tory majority – that senario supposedly being preferable to any coalition that a less than decisive turnout for the Conservatives might create. The author explained the reason for the fear of having to form a coalition in the first article in this series “The Tory Fake Brexit Candidates; Part One”: in short, it’s about sparing the public from the reality of the LibLabCon as one entity – rest assured, Theresa May would never form an official coalition with UKIP, not when she can’t even afford to have UKIP in the Commons showing the Tory Party up for what it really is. However, Brexiteers who see “Strong and stable” are supposed to imagine that this is about having the capacity to deliver Brexit – which it is, but just not in the fashion that they imagine. As Cameron admitted, “Strong and stable”, or a “strong hand” in relation to the EU is about delivering Fake Brexit. It’s all explained in previous article.

As all this has been emerging, the reader might have noticed the Brexit pressure group, Leave.EU, still engaged in a campaign to ask voters to “put country before party” and elect what it calls Brexit candidates. The idea generally seems to be about encouraging UKIP voters to vote Tory, because the campaign’s organisers cannot be so naïve as to imagine that confirmed Tories would ever stoop to lend a vote to UKIP (they should try delivering UKIP election material to these people). Now, to be fair, this frenzy of surrender is not confined to Leave.EU, for UKIP itself has decided that in a lot of seats it will not stand a candidate on the grounds that it would risk the unseating of a so-called “Brexit candidate” from another party.

The big problem with this spirit of self-sacrifice is, as mentioned above, the failure of the Tories to reciprocate. Did the reader, know, for instance, that of the 120 seats that UKIP achieved a 2015 second place, 44 were won by Labour. The author hasn’t checked, but there’s a distinct possibility that most of the Labour candidates standing in these seats this year are for remaining in the EU. Therefore, under the “Brexit alliance” strategy, surely we should be expecting the Tories, who came third in the seats, to withhold their own people, and ask their support to vote UKIP. Of course, this isn’t what is happening, and it’s not happening because a big majority, and no UKIP, is required so the Tories can deliver Fake Brexit – or no Brexit at all (these things do need to be repeated over and over again). So, in this article we’re going to look at some of these seats, and who the Tories are putting up in them as the UK Government tries to convince Britons they will be getting Brexit, when they are going to see no such thing.

First up is actually a constituency that isn’t in the list of UKIP 2nds because it is the one seat that UKIP did win in 2015 – Clacton. It still counts to be included in this analysis, because the Tories are trying to deny UKIP in a seat that the latter has more support in. The Tory candidate is Giles Waitling, a man who doesn’t appear in the corporate-media very far away from a mention of his role in whiny 80s sit-“com”, “Bread”. Most LibLabCon politicians pay lip service to principles that they dangle to win support, but here is an actual actor – someone who is paid to pretend to be something he is not –  and should we be surprised to learn that he doesn’t think that the UK should leave the EU, but wants Brexit delivered anyway? A local paper reports:

I voted remain in the referendum, but above all I am a democrat…

A Conservative government delivered the referendum, the referendum delivered a result in favour of Brexit and we now must leave the EU – and we must manage it well.

Actually, the truth of the matter is that the referendum result was a big surprise to the Conservative government – and indeed a shock to the Tories who led the official Leave campaign, if their stunned demeanour in the days after is anything to go by – delivered under pressure from a growing UKIP threat, and actually won by the UKIP national network that has been in place for years – all that time campaigning for withdrawal from the EU. Indeed, it appears that Cameron is routinely upbraided for what Remainers see as a dreadful error in allowing the referendum in the first place. So Waitling deploys several layers of deception, which shouldn’t need explanation to an astute reader. Instead, let’s concentrate on another line attributed to the actor:

The 27 countries of the EU are lining up against us as we knew they would. It is essential that Theresa May is given a strong hand to deal with the EU.

Notice the appearance of the word “strong”. This is the Tory Party talking point “Strong and stable”. Waitling wants Theresa May to have a “strong hand”, in the same way David Cameron wants it for her.

This “Strong and stable” talking point naturally features in the bumf of other Tory candidates. In Dagenham and Rainham, Tory Julie Marson as the following on her website:

We need a Conservative Government to be elected on 8th June 2017 to ensure that we have a strong and stable Government to deliver the best deal for the UK in negotiations with the EU.

Here’s the 2015 results from the constituency:

Labour             Jon Cruddas                 17,830 votes                41.4%
UKIP                Peter Harris                 12,850                          29.8
Tory                 Julie Marson                10,492                          24.4

From West Bromwich West, Tory Andrew Hardie had the following written about him:

He sees the Brexit negotiations as central to this, as the Prime Minister will need solid support behind her when she enters negotiations to gain the best possible result for the country.

The results from 2015:

Labour (Co-op)         Adrian Bailey              16,578 votes            47.3%
UKIP                          Graham Eardley          8,836                       25.2
Tory                            Paul Ratner                 8,365                        23.9

While this example reminds that there are many cases where it perhaps wouldn’t really matter if one party stood down for another, it serves to illustrate that the “Strong and stable” talking point is pervasive – and more importantly, it is flexible. It doesn’t need to be linked with leaving the EU explicitly; a candidate less happy with Brexit, and there are many – in fact, a majority of Tory MPs voted to remain (as reported here) – could just leave it to the electorate to make the association according to their expectations, and happily omit any overt commitment to enabling or supporting Brexit.

Hartlepool is a seat that UKIP has a great chance of winning, even with a Tory element competing for it too. The result at the 2015 election was:

Labour            Iain Wright                  14,076 votes              35.6%
UKIP              Phillip Broughton        11,052                         28
Tory               Richard Royal              8,256                           20.9

For this election, the Tories have parachuted in a man who lives in Buckingham, Carl Jackson. Consider this case, reader, as illustrative of the brutal reality. The Tories would risk handing the seat to Labour by parachuting a candidate into the constituency. This is how much they want to deny UKIP. The author couldn’t find much on this character, but did manage to discover that he’s claiming affinity with Hartlepudlians through Brexit:

 One thing is getting Brexit right. I campaigned for Brexit so I’m very much in step with 70% of Hartlepool residents.

It occurs to the author that Carl Jackson is a “Sodoff Baldrick” candidate – meaning that, like the character in Blackadder, who had a vegetable lodged in his gob throughout the hustings, is a front who isn’t meant to make much noise. In other words, he’s there to spoil against UKIP. Indeed, the gossip column of Establishment politics, reported that the Tory group leader on Hartlepool Council formally requested UKIP stand their candidate down using spurious-looking polling data (otherwise known as gaslighting).

Bethan Sian Eddy looks as though she is another “Sodoff Baldrck” Tory spoiler. She is standing for the Rother Valley seat. The author can’t find anything on her apart from the following extract from a blog by a fellow by the name of Tim A Wells, who must be a local. He has nothing to say about her either:

Lives in Nuneaton.  A parachuted candidate.  Know nothing about him or her, can’t find anything when I google.  I understand they last stood in Nuneaton as a Conservative.

The situation in Rother Valley in 2015 looked like this:

Labour             Kevin Barron              20,501 votes            43.6%
UKIP                Allen Cowles               3,204                         28.1
Tory                 Gareth Streeter         10,945                       23.3

Tim A Wells says that Barron campaigned for Remain, although we should be careful what we claim about this character (at least if we do it without having convicting evidence) because he is one of the Rotherham MPs that Jane Collins, the UKIP MEP, owes damages to after a particular infamous case of slander and libel. The author wonders how much local appreciation of this business will come into play in this election, for the author is sure that local people have an ear to the ground in a way no distant analyst can – not to mention any High Court judge.

In the Rotherham constituency, the incumbent Labour MP is Sarah Champion – another Remainer according to our man on the ground. She is also one the MPs who brought suit against Jane Collins and so, again, the author wonders if there will be local sensitivities that will affect the outcome in an uncommon way. One thing is for certain, the Tories have very little to no chance of winning, as the 2015 results suggests:

Labour             Sarah Champion          19,860 votes                52.5%
UKIP                Jane Collins                 11,414                            30.2
Tory                 Sebastian Lowe           4,656                             12.3

Despite the long shot, the Tories have put up a man going by the name of James Howard Bellis to spoil against UKIP’s Allen Cowles, who could bring the fight very close given Rotherham’s specific circumstances. Now, the author could find nothing about James Howard Bellis – so another “Sodoff Baldrick”. He did, however, discover that a man going by the name of James Bellis ran for the Tories in Vauxhall in 2015.

The final example, for now is Heywood and Middleton. This was the 2015 result:

Labour             Liz McInnes                20,926 votes                43.1%
UKIP                John Bickley               15,627                            32.2
Tory                 Iain Gartside               9,268                             19.1

Once again, the Tories are way off winning the seat, and must have hubris up to the eyeballs if they imagine that the UKIP vote is going to collapse to such an extent as to put the Tories first over the finish line. This case really speaks to the author of the Tories deliberately spoiling against UKIP.

At least the Tory candidate, Christopher Clarkson, is a local man (and this explains his visibility in the local press?). He is reported as campaigning along the following lines:

If I am your MP, I will back Theresa May’s plan for Brexit and beyond – pushing for the best possible deal for Britain, with access to free trade with Europe, but without giving up control over our borders or our right to trade with other countries around the world.

However, I’m also clear that, if the EU won’t negotiate fairly with us, then no deal is better than a bad deal. People have voted for Brexit, not a half-measure.

This Tory candidate does indeed go beyond minimum requirements, because he talks about walking away from the EU without striking a deal – and on the surface this might look impressive to a Brexiteer. But it is just rhetoric. Whether the EU is fair or unfair depends on what the British Government will accept. The bottom line is that it doesn’t need to accept any deal – please read the many articles on FBEL that explain this. And yet, the British Government will accept many impositions, which will be framed as compromises, so that the UK stays in the EU in all but name – this too was predicted in many FBEL articles. The key piece of information in what Christopher Clarkson has to say is the commitment to Fake Brexit: “I will back Theresa May’s plan”.

If the reader would normally have voted UKIP in this 2017 election, but were tempted to vote Tory because of the “Strong and stable” hypnotism, don’t do it. Don’t worry if it causes a coalition where “labour will hold Brexit to ransom”. What is more important is forcing the LibLabCon relationship out into the open. And there really is nothing to lose. If the UK Government suddenly announces that there is no longer going to be a Brexit, what do you think is going to happen to its fake left-right control paradigm when a vast majority of EU-hating English all get extreme? The British Establishment doesn’t want to find out – that’s why it’s soft-soaping you. It sounds obvious, but in all the talk of cynical tactical voting the purism of voting on principle can be obscured. Electing UKIP MPs is about getting people into the House of Commons who genuinely want the country to leave the EU. These people are needed to provide a core around which any real pro-Brexit opposition to Fake Brexit will coagulate from other parties. If, as it turns out, the electorate fail to deliver UKIP MPs, it certainly won’t be the end of the game – although the Establishment will be declaring UKIP dead. The Tories are on course to being found out in their Fake Brexit, and the backlash will be dreadful. The Establishment is going to get what’s coming to it with regards the whole EU deception, but why on Earth do we need to wait any longer than necessary, or suffer any more heart ache before it does?

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  1. Imari says:

    It is surely staggering to reflect on what has happened with Tories in power and think that they can stop terrorism by their strength. All we have seen is a rapid escalation, I have ideas about why this is, but surely we should see that clearly enough to pull ourselves together and unseat the hideous team.

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