Ex Labour councillor defects to UKIP

UKIP claims Labour scalp

UKIP claims Labour scalp

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A FORMER Labour councillor and high profile press officer has announced his defection to UKIP.

Richard Bingley, who served as a councillor for Tilbury St Chads between 2006 and 2010, was also head of Labour’s East of England and London media operations during Tony Blair’s second and third terms as Prime Minister and played a prominent role in Gordon Brown’s 2010 election campaign.

Now a business leader and senior lecturer, Mr Bingley said he decided to support UKIP because he felt Labour had abandoned working class people.

He said: “I have joined UKIP to help promote their values of democracy and fairness and also to endorse a general sense of pride and celebration in being British.

“I will miss some friends and former colleagues in the Labour Party, but I do have to accept the rather inconvenient truth, that UKIP is now the only credible political representation for hardworking, aspirational British families.

“For many years Labour has dogmatically abandoned hard working British people to promote a terrifyingly irresponsible ‘something-for-nothing’ culture.

“This has suffocated enterprise and society’s ability to convey positive messages around the value of hard work and achievement by merit.”

He added his experience of the party was that it had a diverse membership and flatly rejected the accusation it was racist.

He said: “People have asked me if UKIP is racist or full of bigots.

“Evidence from the campaigns that I have seen suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

“My experience is that UKIP is overwhelmingly made up of decent, hard-working, open-minded people from all ethnicities and backgrounds, who are coming together to develop a positive pathway out of the mess that the three other main parties have left this country in.

“I would not touch UKIP with the proverbial bargepole if the organisation in any way condoned discrimination.”

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12:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

L LeBreton says...

I went to click on a most read story entitled "Kebab worker faces deportation" and as this page jumps, I seemed to get this story about Timur (correct spelling) Aker who hides his Turkish ethnic origins. But it looks like Timur has finally fallen out with Gauleiter Robert Ray as a sidekick. Not because he's an unreformed National Front member but because his driving licence is about to be lining a magistrate's cat litter tray. What a good judge of character Timur is. You can can hold far right views but as long as you've got a driving licence, that's fine.
I went to click on a most read story entitled "Kebab worker faces deportation" and as this page jumps, I seemed to get this story about Timur (correct spelling) Aker who hides his Turkish ethnic origins. But it looks like Timur has finally fallen out with Gauleiter Robert Ray as a sidekick. Not because he's an unreformed National Front member but because his driving licence is about to be lining a magistrate's cat litter tray. What a good judge of character Timur is. You can can hold far right views but as long as you've got a driving licence, that's fine. L LeBreton
  • Score: -23

1:36pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

UKIPs main policy? Destruction of our economy. Withdraw from Europe and there goes many hundreds of thousands of jobs as all our exports (half of the economy) will immediately be hit by tariffs and so no-one ill buy our goods. And the car industry has already said it migrate to mainland Europe the second we withdraw from the Eu - so there goes the economy of Manchester / Liverpool...
UKIPs main policy? Destruction of our economy. Withdraw from Europe and there goes many hundreds of thousands of jobs as all our exports (half of the economy) will immediately be hit by tariffs and so no-one ill buy our goods. And the car industry has already said it migrate to mainland Europe the second we withdraw from the Eu - so there goes the economy of Manchester / Liverpool... Jack222
  • Score: -48

1:45pm Thu 26 Jun 14

mike miles says...

UKIP growing stronger by the day Good on you Richard Bingley
UKIP growing stronger by the day Good on you Richard Bingley mike miles
  • Score: 40

3:10pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Lucky Lucretia says...

Here is a brilliant post by 'Bolshie Betty' made in reply to the same story published by 'Your Thurrock:'


"Richard Bingley has definitely made the right choice.

Labour, under the leadership of an out of touch metropolitan elite, turned their back on the black, Asian and white working class of this country years ago. The people the Labour Movement was originally formed to protect have been left behind by the scourge of globalization which has benefited only a spoilt elite. Gone is the sense of social justice that was a given when I was at University. Now we have a new breed of ‘I’m all right Jack’ graduates growing up under successive pro-European governments who care nothing for the working class upon which this country depends.

With more than 200,000 migrants entering Britain every year (the size of a large conurbation!) the jobs and trades of hard working Britons are under threat like never before. In the last century Labour sought to protect the working man from harmful competition from migrant workers but now with it’s colours pinned firmly to the mast of the European dream they will do nothing. The Labour leadership and their families will never be harmed by migrant labour in the same way as the working class and their children’s job prospects are being harmed. My father who was a hard working shop steward would be horrified at what the Labour party has become."
Here is a brilliant post by 'Bolshie Betty' made in reply to the same story published by 'Your Thurrock:' "Richard Bingley has definitely made the right choice. Labour, under the leadership of an out of touch metropolitan elite, turned their back on the black, Asian and white working class of this country years ago. The people the Labour Movement was originally formed to protect have been left behind by the scourge of globalization which has benefited only a spoilt elite. Gone is the sense of social justice that was a given when I was at University. Now we have a new breed of ‘I’m all right Jack’ graduates growing up under successive pro-European governments who care nothing for the working class upon which this country depends. With more than 200,000 migrants entering Britain every year (the size of a large conurbation!) the jobs and trades of hard working Britons are under threat like never before. In the last century Labour sought to protect the working man from harmful competition from migrant workers but now with it’s colours pinned firmly to the mast of the European dream they will do nothing. The Labour leadership and their families will never be harmed by migrant labour in the same way as the working class and their children’s job prospects are being harmed. My father who was a hard working shop steward would be horrified at what the Labour party has become." Lucky Lucretia
  • Score: 38

4:22pm Thu 26 Jun 14

jb411 says...

I thought it was going to say Terry Hipsey - now there would be a shocker .... oh wait ....
I thought it was going to say Terry Hipsey - now there would be a shocker .... oh wait .... jb411
  • Score: 5

4:31pm Thu 26 Jun 14

poortaxpayer says...

jb411 wrote:
I thought it was going to say Terry Hipsey - now there would be a shocker .... oh wait ....
Is that the same floor crossing Terry Hipsey that has lives in Norfolk after purchasing a cottage up there in 2009 and got himself on the electoral register at his step-sons address to enable him to stand for election in Thurrock in 2012?
[quote][p][bold]jb411[/bold] wrote: I thought it was going to say Terry Hipsey - now there would be a shocker .... oh wait ....[/p][/quote]Is that the same floor crossing Terry Hipsey that has lives in Norfolk after purchasing a cottage up there in 2009 and got himself on the electoral register at his step-sons address to enable him to stand for election in Thurrock in 2012? poortaxpayer
  • Score: 10

3:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

ebagumtrebor says...

Who made up this rubbish that the UK was economically finished if we left Europe. We have a continual trade deficit with Europe so the first thing they'll do is cut their own throat and start a trade war.

The EU is no more than a bureaucratic bully that wouldn't know what democracy was if democracy walked up and shook the EU by the hand and said hello I'm democracy and promptly ravaged the EU's bottom.

Their threats of economic destruction are empty. The left's assertions that all industry will up and leave has never been backed up by hard facts and is again empty threats. The left should get real and accept the majority don't share their visions of eternal damnation for this country if we leave the EU.

If there was an immediate trade war declared by the EU then there would probably be immediate repatriation laws passed in this country and millions of EU citizens would have to leave. Do the left seriously believe this would be the likely outcome. take a reality check, it won't happen.
Who made up this rubbish that the UK was economically finished if we left Europe. We have a continual trade deficit with Europe so the first thing they'll do is cut their own throat and start a trade war. The EU is no more than a bureaucratic bully that wouldn't know what democracy was if democracy walked up and shook the EU by the hand and said hello I'm democracy and promptly ravaged the EU's bottom. Their threats of economic destruction are empty. The left's assertions that all industry will up and leave has never been backed up by hard facts and is again empty threats. The left should get real and accept the majority don't share their visions of eternal damnation for this country if we leave the EU. If there was an immediate trade war declared by the EU then there would probably be immediate repatriation laws passed in this country and millions of EU citizens would have to leave. Do the left seriously believe this would be the likely outcome. take a reality check, it won't happen. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 14

11:35pm Sat 28 Jun 14

poortaxpayer says...

L LeBreton wrote:
I went to click on a most read story entitled "Kebab worker faces deportation" and as this page jumps, I seemed to get this story about Timur (correct spelling) Aker who hides his Turkish ethnic origins. But it looks like Timur has finally fallen out with Gauleiter Robert Ray as a sidekick. Not because he's an unreformed National Front member but because his driving licence is about to be lining a magistrate's cat litter tray. What a good judge of character Timur is. You can can hold far right views but as long as you've got a driving licence, that's fine.
Are you a racist as you appear to be the only one talking about peoples ethnicity?
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: I went to click on a most read story entitled "Kebab worker faces deportation" and as this page jumps, I seemed to get this story about Timur (correct spelling) Aker who hides his Turkish ethnic origins. But it looks like Timur has finally fallen out with Gauleiter Robert Ray as a sidekick. Not because he's an unreformed National Front member but because his driving licence is about to be lining a magistrate's cat litter tray. What a good judge of character Timur is. You can can hold far right views but as long as you've got a driving licence, that's fine.[/p][/quote]Are you a racist as you appear to be the only one talking about peoples ethnicity? poortaxpayer
  • Score: 10

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