Diane James? Why not?

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Beeb:

To applause at the UKIP conference, she said: “Yes to a 100% European Union exit. Can I be any clearer? Yes to a sovereign independent UK. Yes to a UK free to make trade deals with whoever and whenever we want and yes to an immigration policy that allows entry regardless of origin to those with the skills and the expertise and the social values that this country wants.”

She said she was “not Nigel-lite” and would not pretend to be so but would be “stepping into his leadership shoes” to try to continue his political success.

“I believe in UKIP’s values of liberty, common sense, democracy and pragmatic approaches to the challenges this country faces.”
She said she might use different language and be less frank than Mr Farage but she would be honest and “uphold all the beliefs and values that this party stands for”.

‘Invoke Article 50’

And in a message to Prime Minister Theresa May she said: “If you’re watching this afternoon, you’ll be watching the opposition party in waiting.” She added: “Get on with it – invoke Article 50.”

She could yet pull in votes Nige had alienated, though he was the right man for the job at the time and will still be a thorn in the side of the baddies.

I’m not sure the doom mongers are right on this one.

6 comments for “Diane James? Why not?

  1. September 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Diane James is the best candidate.

    I have heard her a few times on Andrew Neil’s Sunday Politics. She gives very good interviews.

  2. wiggia
    September 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Well she won, and now we will see if she is made of the right stuff for unless she has a clear out and sets things straight UKIP is finished, the street fighting has already gone on far to long.

    Just to show the enormity of her task Puffy Duffy managed a very respectable second place, who in their right minds after her ridiculous recent PC pronouncements would vote for her, but they did, worrying.

  3. Hereward Unbowed.
    September 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    She has the spine, I really do hope that she has the bottle, I really rather like her, especially when I hear her.

    God knows we have desperate need of a champion.

    “There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England”.

    Winston Churchill.

    And to our enemies, this:

    “I will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men”.

    Come on UKIP, for the love of God and England come hither UKIP.

  4. September 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Yes.

  5. Mudplugger
    September 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    UKIP is still in shock, it never expected to achieve its stated sole purpose so quickly or so easily, it never anticipated how much accidental help it would get from both Tory and Labour Parties. So it’s no wonder it looks chaotic.

    Diane James was probably the candidate with the most chance of getting through this period but she must act quickly, redefine the party, impose discipline and professionalism from the grass-roots to the executive and embark on a focused campaign to grab the due reward.

    She’s got three and a half years, no more, to get UKIP relevant and to be popularly seen as such, in order to deliver enough seats in the Commons to keep the heat on any foot-draggers, even after (if) Brexit finally happens.
    I hope she makes it.

  6. mona
    September 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    She must call for the arrest of Blair and Cameron for war crimes and crimes against Humanity, that will be world class leadership. congrats anyway.

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