UKIP Needs To Rediscover Its Libertarian Roots To Survive

In the A-level History classes of a futuristic Great Britain, students will be listening to stories about the two largest political blunders of the 21st century. They will be enthrawled by the tale of when David Cameron accidently obtained a mandate to take Great Britain out of the European Union and Theresa May accidently gave away the Government majority that was doing it. Theresa May is a severely diminished figure who will now rely heavily on the Democratic Unionist Party for mere survial. Jeremy Corbyn has consolidated…

Mark Reckless: Even less principled than Carswell!

As if Ukip Wales didn't have enough problems on their plate; bitter in-fighting, a power struggle between the Independent, former Ukip Wales leader Nathan Gill and the Ukip Wales Assembly Group under Neil Hamilton and now yet another defection. First there were seven, then there were six, now there are five. An accurate and justly critical examination of the hypocrisy of Douglas Carswell has already been undertaken by the Huffington Post; a man who made great mileage espousing his virtue, only to renege on it when his…

Welsh Labour’s wrong-headed plans to abolish Right to Buy!

Owning a home is an aspiration that people have wholeheartedly bought into in the UK. It's quite the British tradition; my home is my castle and all. Why then, when so many people have taken up the opportunity to buy their council houses and turn them into homes, has Welsh Labour decided to try and abolish their right to do so? As the article linked above states, 139,000 council and housing association homes have been sold to the people who live in them, something I see as nothing but good. People will almost always look…

Arron Banks has put Paul Nuttall in an impossible position!

There is no doubting the success that Arron Banks has had with his Leave.EU organisation. It very nearly secured the official leave campaign designation against an establishment machine with a number of big guns behind it, including Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell. The past year has seen his name rise to prominence and his group is now poised, with its massive online presence and following, to become a serious political player. Unfortunately his decision to 'offer' himself forward as the Ukip chairman, with the constant…

Welsh media is misleading the public over Muslim schoolteacher refused U.S entry!

This is yet another issue which I didn't want to write about, but now feel compelled. The Welsh media is currently pulling its hair out over the news that a Muslim schoolteacher was denied entry to the U.S while on a school trip with students from my own former Comprehensive school. The story has been covered by WalesOnline and the South Wales Evening Post but in a very peculiar way. Before I get on to criticisms of the two pieces linked above and the general response from the Welsh public, or at least those I have seen, let…

Have Plaid Cymru Lost The Plot?

Plaid Cymru appear to have descended into complete madness, over and above the bizarre pitch to Wales which they offered in the wake of the referendum result. Plaid Cymru decided to introduce a vote into the Senedd to oppose the triggering of the Article 50 process unless a few empty and meaningless 'assurances' were offered on 'participation' in the single market which the Assembly couldn't possibly expect to enforce. The idea behind this move is similar to the joint paper produced by Labour and Plaid Cymru, effectively…

The Violent Thugs At U.C Berkeley Have Progressive Written All Over Them!

I don't often delve into the U.S political scene, a scene I see as increasingly nasty, vindictive and worryingly polarised. I've noticed similar trends in Britain, so forgive me for wanting to enjoy the British political scene to the maximum, before it descends into this unworkable shit-show, largely created by the left. I write this not as an address to our American cousins, who need not my lectures on the ills of leftist identity politics, but to those at home in my country, Britain, where the same divisive, nasty and…

It’s Cymdeithas, not the Welsh Culture Commitee that’s a disgrace to democracy!

It would appear that despite Ukip having 6 democratically elected representatives in the Welsh Assembly, not everyone is prepared to accept their right to sit on committees and ask questions. The Welsh language society Cymdeithas Yr Iaith was invited to provide evidence to the Welsh Assembly's Culture, Welsh Language and Communications committee. Shortly before the meeting however, Cymdeithas issued an email to the chair of the committee, Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Jenkins, stating their opposition to Ukip and their refusal to…

UKIP Wales to vote AGAINST Wales Bill consent motion!

UKIP Wales have confirmed they will be voting AGAINST the legislative consent motion due to be voted on which allows the UK Government to proceed with the Wales Bill. In an email seen by The Burkean, UKIP Wales have confirmed they will be voting against the legislative consent motion which grants permission to the UK Government to proceed with a bill that affects the devolved administration in Wales. UKIP Wales Chief of Staff, Robin Hunter-Clarke has stated: UKIP believes it is wrong for tax raising powers to be…

Ukip Must Mobilise: Stoke-on-Trent is a MUST WIN by-election!

The first major test of Paul Nuttall's leadership has come: The Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. If we take it, Ukip's future over the next few years is secured, if we don't, what prospects do the party have of winning seats in 2020?  This is a call to arms for the people's army of Ukip. The time has come to bury the hatchet, pull together and mobilise like never before. Tristram Hunt's resignation as an MP has given Ukip a perfect opportunity to stem the tide of the Illiberal Undemocrats and their polluting efforts to…