UKIP prospective MP Nick Lincoln talks about his party's plans for the town

UKIP pick Nick

UKIP pick Nick

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The UK Independence Party’s growing presence in Watford could have a decisive impact on who is its next MP is, according to the party’s newly selected parliamentary candidate.

Nick Lincoln, who was elected to stand for the party in next year’s General Election last week, said the party would win enough votes next year to upset the established order in the town.

The 45-year-old financial advisor conceded it would be a tall order for the party to win the Watford seat. 

Yet he pointed to recent local election results in Watford that showed the party was a threat to Labour as well as the Conservatives.

He said: "We have been taking votes from across the board and we have been picking up votes in lower to middle income wards. 

"Not just Nascot and Park, but also Meriden, Stanborough and Leggatts. People like (Labour candidate) Matt Turmaine and (Conservative MP) Richard Harrington won’t know how many votes are going to UKIP.

"For the first time, we are going to take enough votes to have an influence."

The Watford seat has swung between Labour and the Conservatives ever since the town’s last Liberal MP was ousted in 1910.

Over the last two elections the Liberal Democrats have gained grounded and came a close second in 2010 when the Conservatives took the seat from Labour.

Next year Watford’s Conservative MP, Richard Harrington, is preparing to defend the seat, which he holds with a slender majority of 1,425 votes.

UKIP has stood in the town in last three General elections and never won more than 2.6 per cent of the vote.

However in the last few years the party has enjoyed a surge in the polls nationally that has seen it win around 15 per cent of the vote across Watford in the last two local elections.

Mr Lincoln, who is also the Watford UKIP branch chairman, said the political environment had changed radically since the 2010.

He said: "I think the tribal way people used to vote for the legacy parties has gone. It is dead in the water. 

"People are so disenfranchised with the legacy parties they will vote for UKIP."

Mr Lincoln had voted Conservative himself at every General Election since 1987. Although by 2010 he was already disenchanted with the Tory party he had supported since he was 18 and only gave them his vote as he wanted to end Gordon Brown’s tenure in Number 10.

He said: "The Conservative campaign was that inept that I thought Brown, as useless as he was, could get back in. But I had no heart in voting Tory."

It was Nigel Farage that first piqued Mr Lincoln’s interest in UKIP and he joined the party in 2011.

He added: "I am a small government, libertarian kind of guy. Get out of people’s way and encourage people who want to better themselves and stay on the right side of the law.

 "If we get a decent vote in places like Watford that will be millions of votes nationwide and the three legacy parties can’t ignore us."

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4:50pm Thu 24 Jul 14

pr76uk says...

Growing presence?

Did I miss the bit where they actually WON a seat?
Growing presence? Did I miss the bit where they actually WON a seat? pr76uk
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7:47pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ancientandageing says...

touch of deja vu here I swear the same story was run a couple of days ago
no seats
no chance

Locally they just keep the LD's
touch of deja vu here I swear the same story was run a couple of days ago no seats no chance Locally they just keep the LD's ancientandageing
  • Score: -1

8:37pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Nascot says...

You have to question the political 'neutrality' of WO and especially Mike Wright Chief reporter. This is almost the exact same article that was posted on Friday 18th.
http://www.watfordob
server.co.uk/news/11
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You have to question the political 'neutrality' of WO and especially Mike Wright Chief reporter. This is almost the exact same article that was posted on Friday 18th. http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 351506.Watford_UKIP_ selects_party_chairm an__Nick_Lincoln__to _fight_parliamentary _seat/ Nascot
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Nascot says...

Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter

Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission

Sir,

I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford
Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright.

There has been, over the course of the past few months, during
local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards &
apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been
manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block
comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the
papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements
made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle
of free speech we hold in this country.



I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of
contact our press is expected to operate under.



This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being
reported twice in a matter of less than a week.


http://www.watfordob
server.co.uk/news/11
351506.Watford_UKIP_
selects_party_chairm
an__Nick_Lincoln__to
_fight_parliamentary
_seat/


http://www.watfordob
server.co.uk/news/11
364848.UKIP_pick_Nic
k/


I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking
regarding this.

Yours faithfully

XXXXXXXXXXXX
Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission Sir, I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright. There has been, over the course of the past few months, during local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards & apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle of free speech we hold in this country. I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of contact our press is expected to operate under. This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being reported twice in a matter of less than a week. http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 351506.Watford_UKIP_ selects_party_chairm an__Nick_Lincoln__to _fight_parliamentary _seat/ http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 364848.UKIP_pick_Nic k/ I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking regarding this. Yours faithfully XXXXXXXXXXXX Nascot
  • Score: -3

9:14pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ancientandageing says...

Nascot wrote:
Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter

Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission

Sir,

I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford
Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright.

There has been, over the course of the past few months, during
local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards &
apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been
manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block
comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the
papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements
made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle
of free speech we hold in this country.



I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of
contact our press is expected to operate under.



This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being
reported twice in a matter of less than a week.


http://www.watfordob

server.co.uk/news/11

351506.Watford_UKIP_

selects_party_chairm

an__Nick_Lincoln__to

_fight_parliamentary

_seat/


http://www.watfordob

server.co.uk/news/11

364848.UKIP_pick_Nic

k/


I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking
regarding this.

Yours faithfully

XXXXXXXXXXXX
I await the outcome with interest, well done Nascot
[quote][p][bold]Nascot[/bold] wrote: Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission Sir, I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright. There has been, over the course of the past few months, during local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards & apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle of free speech we hold in this country. I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of contact our press is expected to operate under. This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being reported twice in a matter of less than a week. http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 351506.Watford_UKIP_ selects_party_chairm an__Nick_Lincoln__to _fight_parliamentary _seat/ http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 364848.UKIP_pick_Nic k/ I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking regarding this. Yours faithfully XXXXXXXXXXXX[/p][/quote]I await the outcome with interest, well done Nascot ancientandageing
  • Score: -2

10:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

D_Penn says...

Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead?

(Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side)
Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead? (Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side) D_Penn
  • Score: 4

11:01pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Feel Coax says...

D_Penn wrote:
Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead?

(Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side)
Currently -3 D_Penn (UKIP). How low can you go?
[quote][p][bold]D_Penn[/bold] wrote: Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead? (Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side)[/p][/quote]Currently -3 D_Penn (UKIP). How low can you go? Feel Coax
  • Score: -3

11:17pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ancientandageing says...

Feel Coax wrote:
D_Penn wrote:
Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead?

(Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side)
Currently -3 D_Penn (UKIP). How low can you go?
-4 now for David Penn UKIP Campaign Manager who lets face it must have Mike Wright on speed dial and WO editorial email addy etched in his mind.
[quote][p][bold]Feel Coax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D_Penn[/bold] wrote: Nascot, I'm not sure even all those kisses at the end of your letter to the Press Complaints Commission will sweet talk them into accepting your argument. Why not try sending flowers instead? (Sorry, I couldn't help seeing the funny side)[/p][/quote]Currently -3 D_Penn (UKIP). How low can you go?[/p][/quote]-4 now for David Penn UKIP Campaign Manager who lets face it must have Mike Wright on speed dial and WO editorial email addy etched in his mind. ancientandageing
  • Score: -6

11:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

WatfordAlex says...

I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...
I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers... WatfordAlex
  • Score: -13

11:35pm Thu 24 Jul 14

cgpc Rob says...

WatfordAlex wrote:
I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...
Is this about UKIP or every other party!

No, I'm not a member of any political party.
[quote][p][bold]WatfordAlex[/bold] wrote: I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...[/p][/quote]Is this about UKIP or every other party! No, I'm not a member of any political party. cgpc Rob
  • Score: -4

6:04am Fri 25 Jul 14

JohnnyHornet says...

cgpc Rob wrote:
WatfordAlex wrote:
I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...
Is this about UKIP or every other party!

No, I'm not a member of any political party.
Watfordalex, you are the one being typically dishonest about UKIP in fact the statement you make fits nicely in to the LibLabCon mantra,of whom I suspect you are a sheeples supporter, voting for the same old tired lies and deceit that has sold this country down the river. Still I suspect you will be exceptionally happy come the 1st of November this year when the UK virtually loses all control over it's legislature, in effect the UK will just be a number, a region of the EU if all of you don't wake up and smell the coffee the general election in 2015 could well be your last as we know them, then you will be governed by unelected mandarins who you and I have never heard of from Brussels with no say. Keep bashing UKIP you and your sort are the problem with this country.
[quote][p][bold]cgpc Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WatfordAlex[/bold] wrote: I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...[/p][/quote]Is this about UKIP or every other party! No, I'm not a member of any political party.[/p][/quote]Watfordalex, you are the one being typically dishonest about UKIP in fact the statement you make fits nicely in to the LibLabCon mantra,of whom I suspect you are a sheeples supporter, voting for the same old tired lies and deceit that has sold this country down the river. Still I suspect you will be exceptionally happy come the 1st of November this year when the UK virtually loses all control over it's legislature, in effect the UK will just be a number, a region of the EU if all of you don't wake up and smell the coffee the general election in 2015 could well be your last as we know them, then you will be governed by unelected mandarins who you and I have never heard of from Brussels with no say. Keep bashing UKIP you and your sort are the problem with this country. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 4

6:14am Fri 25 Jul 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Nascot wrote:
Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter

Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission

Sir,

I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford
Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright.

There has been, over the course of the past few months, during
local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards &
apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been
manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block
comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the
papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements
made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle
of free speech we hold in this country.



I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of
contact our press is expected to operate under.



This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being
reported twice in a matter of less than a week.


http://www.watfordob

server.co.uk/news/11

351506.Watford_UKIP_

selects_party_chairm

an__Nick_Lincoln__to

_fight_parliamentary

_seat/


http://www.watfordob

server.co.uk/news/11

364848.UKIP_pick_Nic

k/


I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking
regarding this.

Yours faithfully

XXXXXXXXXXXX
You mention free speech, is this not what you are in fact trying to prevent. And where is your proof on the blocking, perhaps your comments are not correct or relevant to the story or mentioned by someone else, and may I suggest if you want your version of political neutrality ( excluding UKIP ) you look at MSM, the BBC and C4 websites and news programmes which are actively blocking any news on UKIP in line with the rules around them being funded by the EU. As a stat you may be interested in since the EU election the BBC has featured less than 10 UKIP stories on anything even slurs whilst there is at least 6 or 7 LibLabCon news items, you need to get out of the Wobby pages more.
[quote][p][bold]Nascot[/bold] wrote: Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission Sir, I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright. There has been, over the course of the past few months, during local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards & apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle of free speech we hold in this country. I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of contact our press is expected to operate under. This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being reported twice in a matter of less than a week. http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 351506.Watford_UKIP_ selects_party_chairm an__Nick_Lincoln__to _fight_parliamentary _seat/ http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 364848.UKIP_pick_Nic k/ I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking regarding this. Yours faithfully XXXXXXXXXXXX[/p][/quote]You mention free speech, is this not what you are in fact trying to prevent. And where is your proof on the blocking, perhaps your comments are not correct or relevant to the story or mentioned by someone else, and may I suggest if you want your version of political neutrality ( excluding UKIP ) you look at MSM, the BBC and C4 websites and news programmes which are actively blocking any news on UKIP in line with the rules around them being funded by the EU. As a stat you may be interested in since the EU election the BBC has featured less than 10 UKIP stories on anything even slurs whilst there is at least 6 or 7 LibLabCon news items, you need to get out of the Wobby pages more. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 3

6:16am Fri 25 Jul 14

JohnnyHornet says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
Nascot wrote:
Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter

Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission

Sir,

I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford
Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright.

There has been, over the course of the past few months, during
local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards &
apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been
manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block
comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the
papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements
made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle
of free speech we hold in this country.



I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of
contact our press is expected to operate under.



This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being
reported twice in a matter of less than a week.


http://www.watfordob


server.co.uk/news/11


351506.Watford_UKIP_


selects_party_chairm


an__Nick_Lincoln__to


_fight_parliamentary


_seat/


http://www.watfordob


server.co.uk/news/11


364848.UKIP_pick_Nic


k/


I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking
regarding this.

Yours faithfully

XXXXXXXXXXXX
You mention free speech, is this not what you are in fact trying to prevent. And where is your proof on the blocking, perhaps your comments are not correct or relevant to the story or mentioned by someone else, and may I suggest if you want your version of political neutrality ( excluding UKIP ) you look at MSM, the BBC and C4 websites and news programmes which are actively blocking any news on UKIP in line with the rules around them being funded by the EU. As a stat you may be interested in since the EU election the BBC has featured less than 10 UKIP stories on anything even slurs whilst there is at least 6 or 7 LibLabCon news items, you need to get out of the Wobby pages more.
That's 6 or 7 news items daily,
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nascot[/bold] wrote: Message to Mike Wright, Chief Reporter Below is the email I have, this evening, sent to the Press Complaints Commission Sir, I wish to register a complaint against my local paper The Watford Observer and in particular against their Chief Reporter Mike Wright. There has been, over the course of the past few months, during local Mayoral & councillor elections a distinct leaning towards & apparent support of UKIP politicians in the town. They have been manipulated by the local UKIP party and their supporters to block comments and blacklist contributors to open forum comments on the papers website. I myself was blocked, simply for questioning statements made in response to UKIPP postings. This is contrary to the principle of free speech we hold in this country. I do not believe that they are acting in the political neutral code of contact our press is expected to operate under. This has today culminated in basically the exact same story being reported twice in a matter of less than a week. http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 351506.Watford_UKIP_ selects_party_chairm an__Nick_Lincoln__to _fight_parliamentary _seat/ http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 364848.UKIP_pick_Nic k/ I look forward to hearing from you regarding the action you are taking regarding this. Yours faithfully XXXXXXXXXXXX[/p][/quote]You mention free speech, is this not what you are in fact trying to prevent. And where is your proof on the blocking, perhaps your comments are not correct or relevant to the story or mentioned by someone else, and may I suggest if you want your version of political neutrality ( excluding UKIP ) you look at MSM, the BBC and C4 websites and news programmes which are actively blocking any news on UKIP in line with the rules around them being funded by the EU. As a stat you may be interested in since the EU election the BBC has featured less than 10 UKIP stories on anything even slurs whilst there is at least 6 or 7 LibLabCon news items, you need to get out of the Wobby pages more.[/p][/quote]That's 6 or 7 news items daily, JohnnyHornet
  • Score: -1

10:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

Veritas says...

who knows how UKIP will do?
with the same, too long in Watford Politics, Boring, dotty running rings around them, opposition, and letting Dotty walk all over Watford

UKIP must stand a chance? Ha Ha
who knows how UKIP will do? with the same, too long in Watford Politics, Boring, dotty running rings around them, opposition, and letting Dotty walk all over Watford UKIP must stand a chance? Ha Ha Veritas
  • Score: -1

8:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ancientandageing says...

Veritas wrote:
who knows how UKIP will do?
with the same, too long in Watford Politics, Boring, dotty running rings around them, opposition, and letting Dotty walk all over Watford

UKIP must stand a chance? Ha Ha
This is about the MP candidate
As for voting UKIP to get rid of Dotty at the Mayoral vote a lot of UKIP second prefrence went to Dotty, and effectivly voting UKIP in a number of wards just keeps the Libdems in power

locally
vote UKIP get Libdem
[quote][p][bold]Veritas[/bold] wrote: who knows how UKIP will do? with the same, too long in Watford Politics, Boring, dotty running rings around them, opposition, and letting Dotty walk all over Watford UKIP must stand a chance? Ha Ha[/p][/quote]This is about the MP candidate As for voting UKIP to get rid of Dotty at the Mayoral vote a lot of UKIP second prefrence went to Dotty, and effectivly voting UKIP in a number of wards just keeps the Libdems in power locally vote UKIP get Libdem ancientandageing
  • Score: -4

7:51pm Sat 26 Jul 14

G_Whiz says...

I quite like the overcrowded, over developed mess Watford has become under Labour and the Liberals. It would be so boring if there enough School places for our kids, no traffic gridlock, and lot's of green spaces being built on!

And our crime rate is now so high - this paper has plenty of stuff to print!

So - Yep, if you want to reward chaos keep voting for the LibLab!
I quite like the overcrowded, over developed mess Watford has become under Labour and the Liberals. It would be so boring if there enough School places for our kids, no traffic gridlock, and lot's of green spaces being built on! And our crime rate is now so high - this paper has plenty of stuff to print! So - Yep, if you want to reward chaos keep voting for the LibLab! G_Whiz
  • Score: 4

8:03pm Sat 26 Jul 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

If only a party would propose a committee for sensible ideas, they would get my vote!!!
If only a party would propose a committee for sensible ideas, they would get my vote!!! itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 2

8:32pm Sat 26 Jul 14

WatfordAlex says...

G_Whiz wrote:
I quite like the overcrowded, over developed mess Watford has become under Labour and the Liberals. It would be so boring if there enough School places for our kids, no traffic gridlock, and lot's of green spaces being built on!

And our crime rate is now so high - this paper has plenty of stuff to print!

So - Yep, if you want to reward chaos keep voting for the LibLab!
Clearly struck a nerve - the UKIP email lists has been dispatched to this page to click away!

'JohnnyHornet' ably proving my point about UKIP being dishonest and simplistic with this fact free clanger: "Still I suspect you will be exceptionally happy come the 1st of November this year when the UK virtually loses all control over it's legislature". If you want to make stuff up I'd steer clear of the 1st November and instead go with 1st April.
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: I quite like the overcrowded, over developed mess Watford has become under Labour and the Liberals. It would be so boring if there enough School places for our kids, no traffic gridlock, and lot's of green spaces being built on! And our crime rate is now so high - this paper has plenty of stuff to print! So - Yep, if you want to reward chaos keep voting for the LibLab![/p][/quote]Clearly struck a nerve - the UKIP email lists has been dispatched to this page to click away! 'JohnnyHornet' ably proving my point about UKIP being dishonest and simplistic with this fact free clanger: "Still I suspect you will be exceptionally happy come the 1st of November this year when the UK virtually loses all control over it's legislature". If you want to make stuff up I'd steer clear of the 1st November and instead go with 1st April. WatfordAlex
  • Score: -1

11:05am Sun 27 Jul 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

I wonder if Penn, Cox and Lincoln will have whole articles and comment sections removed from the WO again?

Not really 'free speech' that is it..
I wonder if Penn, Cox and Lincoln will have whole articles and comment sections removed from the WO again? Not really 'free speech' that is it.. itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Cuetip says...

cgpc Rob wrote:
WatfordAlex wrote:
I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...
Is this about UKIP or every other party!

No, I'm not a member of any political party.
Comments of bias ought to look at the sort of people in the Hse of Commons who the deadwood grandees seem to protect and if mere mortals dare to not to defer to them they are excluded and perhaps our so called local politicians ought to bear in mind the phrase"The pot calling the kettle black" before complaining about Mike Wright.

The following is typical and perhaps they may look to exclude Cllr J Spicer in the interests of ‘free speech’. So many remain silent and it’s no wonder that injustice persists and imagine the opprobrium if Mike Wright were to dig even deeper.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral has written to local MP David Ruffley calling on him to consider his position as calls mount for his resignation……. in the wake of the revelation he had been given a police caution for common assault.
The Very Rev Frances Ward has written to Mr Ruffley saying that he has lost the confidence of many of his supporters in Bury St Edmunds and that he should consider his position.
Senior Conservatives in Suffolk remain worried about the apparent lack of concern shown by officials of their party, both locally and nationally, about the issue of domestic violence which lies at the heart of the issues surrounding Mr Ruffley.
Senior Conservative cllr Joanna Spicer, who is chair of the county’s health and wellbeing board, said: “I suppose I can understand why the Conservative Party, both nationally and in Bury St Edmunds, has chosen to protect David Ruffley from the consequences of his police caution.
“However, I am totally bewildered and disappointed that both nationally and locally the Conservative Party remains silent on the issues surrounding domestic violence.

“Their silence leads many people, including Conservative supporters, to conclude that they condone domestic violence.”
[quote][p][bold]cgpc Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WatfordAlex[/bold] wrote: I'm not convinced you can credibly prove bias by the paper towards the party. It is just good old fasioned reporting of a 'freak show'. Ukip are so provocativly dishonest, simplistic and offensive that any story about them attracts readers - most incredulous, but some in support. Does wonders for the website viewing numbers...[/p][/quote]Is this about UKIP or every other party! No, I'm not a member of any political party.[/p][/quote]Comments of bias ought to look at the sort of people in the Hse of Commons who the deadwood grandees seem to protect and if mere mortals dare to not to defer to them they are excluded and perhaps our so called local politicians ought to bear in mind the phrase"The pot calling the kettle black" before complaining about Mike Wright. The following is typical and perhaps they may look to exclude Cllr J Spicer in the interests of ‘free speech’. So many remain silent and it’s no wonder that injustice persists and imagine the opprobrium if Mike Wright were to dig even deeper. Saturday, July 19, 2014 The Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral has written to local MP David Ruffley calling on him to consider his position as calls mount for his resignation……. in the wake of the revelation he had been given a police caution for common assault. The Very Rev Frances Ward has written to Mr Ruffley saying that he has lost the confidence of many of his supporters in Bury St Edmunds and that he should consider his position. Senior Conservatives in Suffolk remain worried about the apparent lack of concern shown by officials of their party, both locally and nationally, about the issue of domestic violence which lies at the heart of the issues surrounding Mr Ruffley. Senior Conservative cllr Joanna Spicer, who is chair of the county’s health and wellbeing board, said: “I suppose I can understand why the Conservative Party, both nationally and in Bury St Edmunds, has chosen to protect David Ruffley from the consequences of his police caution. “However, I am totally bewildered and disappointed that both nationally and locally the Conservative Party remains silent on the issues surrounding domestic violence. “Their silence leads many people, including Conservative supporters, to conclude that they condone domestic violence.” Cuetip
  • Score: 4

7:01am Tue 29 Jul 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
I wonder if Penn, Cox and Lincoln will have whole articles and comment sections removed from the WO again?

Not really 'free speech' that is it..
Ukip, like the other parties, has no editorial control over stories or comments in the Watford Observer.

The WO does however have rules governing what is acceptable comment. These are published on this website and you agreed to abide by them when you signed up to post comments.

If you now find that your comments have been removed or you have been reprimanded by WO because your comments have broken these rules, then you have no-one to blame but yourself.

Typical how the failed Political parties staffers always try to blame someone else for their own failings.

UKIP - Straight talking, giving you the facts.
[quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: I wonder if Penn, Cox and Lincoln will have whole articles and comment sections removed from the WO again? Not really 'free speech' that is it..[/p][/quote]Ukip, like the other parties, has no editorial control over stories or comments in the Watford Observer. The WO does however have rules governing what is acceptable comment. These are published on this website and you agreed to abide by them when you signed up to post comments. If you now find that your comments have been removed or you have been reprimanded by WO because your comments have broken these rules, then you have no-one to blame but yourself. Typical how the failed Political parties staffers always try to blame someone else for their own failings. UKIP - Straight talking, giving you the facts. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 7

5:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

oldgold says...

Oh dear, Wat Obs, is there any chance that you will ban 'Musso' Cox and his dark-grey-shirts from your website? I'm sure he's a sweet guy, really, and his mother may still try to love him, but there isn't much light and/or grace from the Ukippers, is there?

The only good thing about the eminent(?) Mr Lincoln is that the few Tory votes which he'll receive will ensure that the frightful, current MP will be sent back to Millionaires' Row and a cosy job in The City, where he lived hugger-mugger with The Millionaire City Boy in the Saloon Bar with a Fag and a PInt.

Perhaps, if they desired some credibility, the 'Kippers would reveal their plans about NHS privatisation, rail re-nationalising, Fracking in the Chilterns, HS2, Bedroom Tax, domestic violence, PCCs, loan sharks... There are many more questions for Mr Farrage and his chums - but few are answered.
Oh dear, Wat Obs, is there any chance that you will ban 'Musso' Cox and his dark-grey-shirts from your website? I'm sure he's a sweet guy, really, and his mother may still try to love him, but there isn't much light and/or grace from the Ukippers, is there? The only good thing about the eminent(?) Mr Lincoln is that the few Tory votes which he'll receive will ensure that the frightful, current MP will be sent back to Millionaires' Row and a cosy job in The City, where he lived hugger-mugger with The Millionaire City Boy in the Saloon Bar with a Fag and a PInt. Perhaps, if they desired some credibility, the 'Kippers would reveal their plans about NHS privatisation, rail re-nationalising, Fracking in the Chilterns, HS2, Bedroom Tax, domestic violence, PCCs, loan sharks... There are many more questions for Mr Farrage and his chums - but few are answered. oldgold
  • Score: -9

9:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

Its Phil!... Hi Phil how are you?

Must have been hard to take getting knocked out first round, maybe this kipper will do better than you?
Its Phil!... Hi Phil how are you? Must have been hard to take getting knocked out first round, maybe this kipper will do better than you? itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
Its Phil!... Hi Phil how are you?

Must have been hard to take getting knocked out first round, maybe this kipper will do better than you?
Objectively it must have been an even harder blow for the Tories as they finished behind UKIP in the Mayoral and in so many wards.

Apart from their shocking collapse on the ground, 'safe' defections to Liberals, very poor paper candidate selection in so many wards and the obvious abandonment of voters in 11 out out of 12 wards as not worthy, I wonder if it's beyond you to rationalise their demise?

Fact is UKIP ordinary members are now raising more funds from their squeezed incomes than the ageing Tory faithful and Harrington will need his usual well heeled pals from outside to pump gazillions into PR over the coming weeks if he wishes to maintain his bar stool at one of the cheepest drinking clubs in Westminster.
[quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: Its Phil!... Hi Phil how are you? Must have been hard to take getting knocked out first round, maybe this kipper will do better than you?[/p][/quote]Objectively it must have been an even harder blow for the Tories as they finished behind UKIP in the Mayoral and in so many wards. Apart from their shocking collapse on the ground, 'safe' defections to Liberals, very poor paper candidate selection in so many wards and the obvious abandonment of voters in 11 out out of 12 wards as not worthy, I wonder if it's beyond you to rationalise their demise? Fact is UKIP ordinary members are now raising more funds from their squeezed incomes than the ageing Tory faithful and Harrington will need his usual well heeled pals from outside to pump gazillions into PR over the coming weeks if he wishes to maintain his bar stool at one of the cheepest drinking clubs in Westminster. Cuetip
  • Score: 5

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