New Site Ownership

Alex Wood

Dear Members,

 
This is to let you know that Irene Ramsbotham our branch secretary and myself have now taken over ownership of this website.
If you wish to send a letter or article for publication on this site please send it to either of us at ukipnn@gmail.com

 
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jack Smith for doing such a good job in setting up and running this website since 2016, and for all the other hard work he has done for the party over the past years.

 
If you have not already found it please look at UKIPDaily . This is the UKIP national website which is full of interesting news and articles which you are unlikely to see in any of the mainstream press.

 
Yours faithfully

 
Alexander (Sandy) Wood
Chairman UKIP North Norfolk Branch

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NOT COMPATIBLE: Democracy and the European Union

Dear Sir,

I agree with Harry Mirfield [letters 12 January] that on paper the EU is for the most part constituted in such a way to follow a democratic process.
In practice however there is no will for this to happen and the sheer weight of paper results in most of the laws, rules and regulations being passed “on the nod”.
More importantly it should be noted that the EU is controlled by the Commissioners who are appointed by the member states and it is they who instigate most of the legislation.
The ordinary people have no direct power to remove these individuals.

David Ramsbotham

Do Politicians have any principles?

Dear Sir,

I note from the EDP [12 January] that Norman Lamb in supporting Sadiq Khan’s views on the European Union is, regardless of the will of his constituents and the people of Britain, still trying to frustrate the Brexit process.  Perhaps Mr Lamb could please explain what exactly it is about democracy, freedom and the right to control our own destiny, as fought for by our forefathers in two world wars, which he appears not to understand.

Yours faithfully,

David Ramsbotham

UKIP Norfolk Hustings – A branch report

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Chairman Michael Baker opening proceedings

UKIP Norfolk Hustings
A report for branches in Norfolk

Firstly, a massive thanks to those who attended. BBC reckons we had in excess of 100, but I think it was roughly 80 we had in the room. This tallies with other hustings that have been held up and down the country.

We had most of the candidates there or being represented, Ben Walker pulled out last moment due to unforeseen circumstances, John Rees Evans was represented by Neville Watson, and Henry Bolton by David Allen.

It was a lively evening, we got as many questions in as possible but due to the sheer amount of candidates on stage, (8 in total), there were time constraints for answering questions.

The hustings were I think a success and this is down not only to hard work from myself but also the professional chairing by Michael Baker, who I thank for biting the bullet on this one!

Now, the important bit. We had a donations bucket at the bottom of the room and all in all garnered donations totalling £98.20. This will be divided equally between the branches.

I think in UKIP every penny helps, so if you were at the hustings and ‘chipped in’, then I thank you sincerely.

Anyway, there is a BBC East video (they weren’t in the hustings but were after and before) on Youtube. https://youtu.be/feyAtAhErQk

Thanks for supporting this event, and for attending.

Jack Smith
Eastern Region Treasurer

Re: Shocking rise in attacks on Norfolk’s police officers

Sir,

1 attack per day on Norfolk police officers, EDP Saturday 5th August, is 1 too many. 1 attack a year is 1 too many.

Our society is based upon law and order. We employ a police force to maintain law and order. Any attack on the police is an attack on our society and should be treated mercilessly. Unless we wish to descend into anarchy draconian measures need to be taken.

Yours faithfully,
Michael Baker
Treasurer

Image slightly cropped from original. Copyright: West Mids Police, used under CC BY-SA 2.0

£10,000 Donation to North Norfolk UKIP

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£10,000 Donation to North Norfolk UKIP

There has been much in the news recently about the potential demise of UKIP.  Here in the North Norfolk Constituency, one of the highest memberships in the UK, support is very buoyant.

We are immensely proud to have been included in a local resident’s will and the branch has benefitted to the tune of £10,000.  This will enable the Branch to properly fund local by-elections.

We welcome new members and meet every other month at Bodham Village Hall. The next meeting is on September 7th at 6:30pm.

For further details contact the Treasurer, Michael Baker, on 01263 714900.

Intolerance of the Left

DOMINIC SANDBROOK’S column (‘intolerance, bigotry and the march of the fascist Left – 30/06/17’) mirrored my experience of the past 12 years as an activist for Ukip.

This has been going on for years. Posters defaced with swastikas, removed or painted over, I have been called out by the police to replace a poster that was racially defaced which was on private land next to a primary school.

Because I had a Ukip poster in my car, human excrement was plastered all over the bonnet.

Canvassing used to be enjoyable meeting and debating with people; no longer.

Let’s get back to freedom of speech and thought without the thugs and bully boys and make general elections civil again.

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In the Daily Mail