Dear UKIP member
It has now been nearly two months since the February Devizes branch meeting and so much has happened in the meantime.
We need to arrange a Hustings for the next UKIP candidate to stand against Claire Perry in a forthcoming general election. All around the country our party is now planning for all eventualities, including a snap general election.
Last Sunday I attended an assessment day to evaluate my qualities and skills to be a Parliamentary Candidate for UKIP (PC) at a general election. I had to give a speech, pass the interview stage with the chairperson and a media training session. There were many fellow candidates with me.
Two days later, I was delighted to be told that I had been successful. I was also told that the party would like to know details of all forthcoming Hustings so that this information could be advertised nationally to all candidates who had now passed and so recorded on the UKIP database. This means that when you do attend a Hustings, you should be able to select from two or more candidates.
I think this is a great idea. Anyone wanting to be an MP should be prepared to fight on the battle field of intellectual debate and engage with others in ‘verbal thrust and parry’. I look forward to my own Hustings – the beginning of a personal journey in a battle to restore the world I have lost.
As a ‘UKIP soldier’ I now hold several positions which are listed below.
- Devizes Branch Chairman.
- North Wiltshire and Chippenham Committee member
- Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
- Web Editor for Wiltshire with the South West England Website
- Regional Secretary for UKIP South West England
Over the last two years of my membership in this party, my thoughts and feelings towards it have changed.
Is UKIP a party of protest for one specific cause i.e Brexit or problems associated with immigration and the associated strengths / problems that arise with our links to Tommy Robinson?
Is UKIP a party of government – a viable political force that can get Councillors and MPs?
It is time to choose who and what we are fighting for.
I want the lot! I want a UKIP government.
This pivots around a central fundamental ideology. This being that my country is a sovereign autonomously governed nation. Laws must be solely made by representatives of the people and ratified by Royal Assent by our monarchy.
 This will ensure that laws are good and moral.
 Our land will never be covered in concrete and tarmac to satiate the whims of big business who want the uncontrolled immigration of an unskilled labour force to drive down wages and increase their profits.
 Free speech will always be paramount and not be tempered by the tantrums of the interest group on social media. Those self appointed censors of morality which now bribe the political classes with their voting power.
 Our fight for Brexit is merely a symptom of the disease we are now suffering. We are ruled by a foreign power. The strangle hold of the EU umbilical cord around our necks is stifling freedom and democracy in this country – the very oxygen we need to exist and give us pride and the self belief that there is something worth living for.
It is time for UKIP to lead the charge and rally together the people.
It is time for battle!
Every Friday for weeks I have manned a stall at the top of Brittox street opposite Nero in Devizes. People have asked me about bringing back the talisman ‘Nigel Farage’ – some have said they believe we should dissociate ourselves from Tommy Robinson because the public now view UKIP as being extreme Right Wing.
I once ‘hero worshipped’ both these people. Now on reflection I realise it is their common qualities, attributes and skills that I admire and want to emulate not a figure head to follow and laud upon.
They are both ordinary people who have stepped outside of the comfort zones of their worlds.
They have both stared into the face of an overwhelming viscous self-serving enemy, the establishment.
The establishment is a conglomerate of self-serving interest groups. It numbers millions. With its unlimited resources and wealth, the establishment yields power over the minds of the masses with frightening control over the media.
Both Nigel and Tommy in their own way have said ‘No! I refuse to accept. This is not my world. I want it back’
They both act as a source of inspiration. But now I realise to achieve their (our) aims both must put down their protest banners and look at the big picture.
We must organise and all work together. There must be one common aim for UKIP. This is to get as many Councillors and MPs into power as possible. We need a UKIP government and this country always will.
In battle sometimes you need to call off an attack if you realise it would be more effective to reorganise and then outflank the enemy.
Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson have both served the cause well – but now its time they both pulled back and stopped their marches and rallies and left it to UKIP.
We cannot win this war by screaming at the world how unfair it is – the filter of the media is every present to blunt our message. Social media is now fully under the control of the establishment. Big brother is every watching and vengeful.
The way forward now is to get tens of thousands of bespoke UKIP leaflets to targeted voters through their letter boxes. I now know how this can be done and the aim is to get initially UKIP Councillors into power.
Town Councils then become the training ground for future UKIP MPs. They become the arena whereby we practise our skills engaging the enemy in verbal combat. We learn about the needs of the people and develop a platform where we can take our manifesto to the community. The people will then start to believe that a vote for UKIP is not a wasted vote and that a UKIP MP can be trusted and will serve their needs.
I live in Chippenham and so I have applied for Husting there. I want to challenge the Conservative MP Michelle Donelan and become the next and first UKIP Chippenham MP.
However, I want with equal passion a strong UKIP candidate to challenge and depose Claire Perry at the next election in Devizes.
Both aims are equally important. To achieve this, I want to create two teams of 5 – 6 potential UKIP Councillors. A Chippenham team and a Devizes team.
We each allocate ourselves a ward to target – I have information on the probable voting intentions of all the wards.
We then pay leaflet distribution companies to deliver our leaflets for us. I have one that will deliver 1000 leaflets for £35. They are GPS tracked to ensure that they are delivered.
The next council elections for Wiltshire [excluding Swindon] will be May 2021. We will spend our time over the next two years fund raising to pay for leaflet manufacture and delivery e.g. car boot sales, quiz nights in pubs etc.
Whoever is the Devizes PPC, then we will work with that person and after the initial breakthrough and becoming Councillors, we will reassess our aims and extend the canvassing to get that person into parliament.
I need volunteers – Who wants to be a UKIP Councillor with me?
Who wants to meet maybe once a month with me and plan strategy?
If you do meet me and let’s talk – every Friday 10AM – 1PM opposite Nero on Brittox Street I am there with my UKIP stall.
I then want to involve all members to help us in whatever way they can. Together we will do this.
I want the Tories to go full term – which will be over 3 more years. In that time, I want them to bleed votes to UKIP.
They will have no idea what is going to hit them in June 2022 General Election!
Mike Walker UKIP