UKIP's latest recruit aims to put the party on the map in Netherton

Dudley News: On the same team - former football manager Steve Daniels (right) and UKIP's Bill Etheridge celebrate the euro-sceptic party's latest signing On the same team - former football manager Steve Daniels (right) and UKIP's Bill Etheridge celebrate the euro-sceptic party's latest signing

A DISABILITY rights campaigner and former Labour Party branch chairman from Netherton has become the latest high-profile UKIP recruit.

Steve Daniels has been selected to fight for the euro-sceptic party in the coming local elections in Netherton where he aims to win a seat on Dudley Council.

He used the announcement of his selection to fire a political broadside at the Labour-run council.

Mr Daniels said: “I have decided to accept the invitation to join UKIP because their values match mine.

“I simply could not just stand and watch this council rip our community apart. I see no justification in attacking services that are paramount in our community including children’s day centres.

“There is no justification to raise rents at a time when people are struggling to pay their bills.

"The cuts to youth centres that are vital to our younger people who have very little amenities are wrong.

“I want to see the wages of overpaid council executives cut and the cost of councillors cut before our services are cut.”

UKIP Halesowen and Dudley chairman Dean Perks said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Steve to UKIP. He joins us as did I from the Labour party where his views could not be aired because of party politics.

“Steve is a strong minded individual who I predict will do very well in UKIP where he will receive full party support in his efforts to help those that live in his community.”

The recruitment of the former football boss, who managed teams including Cradley Town and Bromsgrove Rovers, is more good news for UKIP in Dudley.

They recently instantly became the third largest party group on Dudley Council with two seats after the defection to the party of Tory members Ken and Hazel Turner.

Dudley UKIP regional organiser Bill Etheridge says his party will be going all out to win in Netherton and negotiations are under way which may yet lead to more big-name moves.

He said: “We are going for it and are going to throw all the resources at it that we can.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to UKIP and the transfer window is still open.”

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1:32am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha
te.org.uk/ukip/artic
le/3472/new-ukip-rec
ruit-is-former-bnp-m
an

And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair.

He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more.

UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis.

Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "management".
Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha te.org.uk/ukip/artic le/3472/new-ukip-rec ruit-is-former-bnp-m an And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair. He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more. UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis. Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "management". L LeBreton
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7:02am Wed 5 Mar 14

dudley old boy says...

L LeBreton wrote:
Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha

te.org.uk/ukip/artic

le/3472/new-ukip-rec

ruit-is-former-bnp-m

an

And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair.

He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more.

UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis.

Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "managementYou've converted me, UKIP will be getting my vote.
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha te.org.uk/ukip/artic le/3472/new-ukip-rec ruit-is-former-bnp-m an And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair. He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more. UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis. Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "managementYou've converted me, UKIP will be getting my vote. dudley old boy
  • Score: 0

9:28am Wed 5 Mar 14

deanperks@live.com says...

Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards.
As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic!
Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards. As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic! deanperks@live.com
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9:49am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

deanperks@live.com wrote:
Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards.
As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic!
Funny then how you lot are prepared to read garbage put around the internet about members and ex members but in this case you get all bent out of shape.

But that just highlights the misogynist content in UKIP doesn't it because I've known female UKIP victims of HNH who were pilloried - by UKIP!

But because it's old Billyboy who says the right thing to appease the UKIP gestapo at UKIP Towers, it's OK.
[quote][p][bold]deanperks@live.com[/bold] wrote: Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards. As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic![/p][/quote]Funny then how you lot are prepared to read garbage put around the internet about members and ex members but in this case you get all bent out of shape. But that just highlights the misogynist content in UKIP doesn't it because I've known female UKIP victims of HNH who were pilloried - by UKIP! But because it's old Billyboy who says the right thing to appease the UKIP gestapo at UKIP Towers, it's OK. L LeBreton
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9:55am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

One role for one and another rule for another... that's an unwritten rule of the UKIP constitution.

And where IS Etheridge's anti PC stance these days? Not much evidence of it is there? Not now he's been dumbed down.

Freedom of speech eh? Like that spouted by Khaw, for instance?
One role for one and another rule for another... that's an unwritten rule of the UKIP constitution. And where IS Etheridge's anti PC stance these days? Not much evidence of it is there? Not now he's been dumbed down. Freedom of speech eh? Like that spouted by Khaw, for instance? L LeBreton
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9:56am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

dudley old boy wrote:
L LeBreton wrote:
Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha


te.org.uk/ukip/artic


le/3472/new-ukip-rec


ruit-is-former-bnp-m


an

And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair.

He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more.

UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis.

Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "managementYou'
ve converted me, UKIP will be getting my vote.I rest my case.

You're another lefty then. Adds strength to my argument!

You've made my day.
[quote][p][bold]dudley old boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: Funny, Hope Not Hate have a different story... http://www.hopenotha te.org.uk/ukip/artic le/3472/new-ukip-rec ruit-is-former-bnp-m an And Etheridge, ex Tory who was suspended by the Conservatives over the Gollygate affair. He used to be active in Campaign Against Political Correctness. He doesn't seem to be promoting that any more. UKIP is a mishmash of far left v far right these days and Etheridge seems to have an identity crisis. Like most UKIP PPCs he has to ensure he doesn't upset UKIP's extreme leftwing "managementYou' ve converted me, UKIP will be getting my vote.[/p][/quote]I rest my case. You're another lefty then. Adds strength to my argument! You've made my day. L LeBreton
  • Score: 1

10:09am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

deanperks@live.com wrote:
Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards.
As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic!
Other lies have been published about UKIP and ex UKIP members but they have never been taken down, nor renounced by UKIP.

In fact they have been spread around by UKIP members, far and wide, discrediting innocent people.

We all know that there are UAF links with UKIP. No use denying it.

Because if there hadn't been.. other people would have been protected from the lies too.

Like I said, if your face fits.

UKIP needs to rid itself of the lefties in upper management and YI. Otherwise this sort of thing will continue and good people will continue to be persecuted.
[quote][p][bold]deanperks@live.com[/bold] wrote: Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards. As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic![/p][/quote]Other lies have been published about UKIP and ex UKIP members but they have never been taken down, nor renounced by UKIP. In fact they have been spread around by UKIP members, far and wide, discrediting innocent people. We all know that there are UAF links with UKIP. No use denying it. Because if there hadn't been.. other people would have been protected from the lies too. Like I said, if your face fits. UKIP needs to rid itself of the lefties in upper management and YI. Otherwise this sort of thing will continue and good people will continue to be persecuted. L LeBreton
  • Score: 1

10:11am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

It has not been taken down.
It has not been taken down. L LeBreton
  • Score: 1

11:56am Wed 5 Mar 14

L LeBreton says...

deanperks@live.com wrote:
Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards.
As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic!
You mean LIBEL not LIABLE...

Has UKIP got the funds for that these days, given the profligacy of some of your management.

And in which case, they should be issuing retrospective libel suits for all the other people who have been pilloried in this way and not only that, people who have appeared on the HNH website and who were UKIP members wrongly accused .... but THEY were never defended by the party management. Quite the reverse.

And if all UKIP can manage for a lawyer is self appointed "law supremo" Jo (Chucky) of Basildon, God help you.
[quote][p][bold]deanperks@live.com[/bold] wrote: Hate not Hope have taken the story down as it's a lie! It is a wing of the Labour party and the Dudley group knew it was a lie yet were happy to release it. A liable issue may be on the cards. As a UKIP PPC I am not managd and left the Labour party becauseof that very reason. Restriction of free speech and opinion! Not exactly democratic![/p][/quote]You mean LIBEL not LIABLE... Has UKIP got the funds for that these days, given the profligacy of some of your management. And in which case, they should be issuing retrospective libel suits for all the other people who have been pilloried in this way and not only that, people who have appeared on the HNH website and who were UKIP members wrongly accused .... but THEY were never defended by the party management. Quite the reverse. And if all UKIP can manage for a lawyer is self appointed "law supremo" Jo (Chucky) of Basildon, God help you. L LeBreton
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