Saturday, 16 July 2011

Question to Nigel Farage

As those who take an interest in politics will be aware, come PMQs our MPs are prone to tweet or blog the fact that they are listed as having the opportunity to ask David Cameron a question and requesting suggestions as to what that should be - promptly ignoring all suggestions and asking one of their own.

On Tuesday next, Nigel Farage has a public speaking engagement in Witney (Langdale Hall) after which speech he will undoubtedly take questions. In which case what question would readers like put? In fairness to everyone, perhaps it would be better if those submitting questions utilised the 'enmail me' facility in the side bar - however I leave that option to readers.

Unlike MPs I will put the question which, in my opinion, is the most searching and one which will not allow a 'pat answer' to be given. Closing time for entries will be midnight Monday and I will post the question selected during Tuesday morning. I will also attempt to provide a resume of his speech, together with the Q & A session.

It would be helpful if the selected question could have an addendum attached, something along the lines:
"Because of that and bearing in mind that David Cameron failed  to convince the electorate for what he stood and thus did not plant the ball into an extremely wide goal - when can we expect Ukip to score?"

12 comments:

DP111 said...

My own question would be

"In view of the parlous state of the UK, and the clear policy that UKIP has in leading us out of that state, why is it that British people do not vote for UKIP in large numbers?"

Oldrightie said...

Ditto.

Paul said...

That's easy to answer, you don't need Nigel for that. Because they are all tribal sheep who have to keep voting the way their father and grandfather voted. One day (not far off) their vote will be meaningless and they will look at each other and say, "How did that happen?"

gillig said...

To gain cross party votes for UKIP at the 2014 EU Elections.
Could we say?
Unless the government allows an immediate IN/Out referendum, if UKIP win the majority of MEP’s, the majority of British MEP’s will refuse to take their seats at the EU.

gillig said...

The UKIP Members Forum and Democracy Forum are blocking the above question. Help!!!

TomTom said...

Political parties need charismatic leaders to build dictatorships, but talented teams to run functional democracies ? Do you think a federated regional structure might bring greater success ?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

I will answer all comments/suggestions on Tuesday am

g: Ukip members forum is by invite only - you have to register and give party nbr. Steer well clear of the DF - you just don't want to go there, believe me!

gillig said...

I am a member, and regular on UKIP Forum, the same guys moderate on DF.
They don't seem to like the question, silly really.
Better to ask now than have the media ask first.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

g: You also have to realise, in case you don't, that NF can do no wrong in the greater percentage of Ukip member's eyes. Any attempt at suggesting otherwise gets met with silence - trust me, I know. I do believe he is good but not infallible.

I rpt I would stick clear of DF - it is not what it seems.........

gillig said...

Perhaps I should rephrase;

To gain LibLabCon votes for UKIP at the 2014 EU Elections.
Could we say?
Unless the government allows an immediate IN/Out referendum, if UKIP win the majority of MEP’s, the majority of British MEP’s will refuse to take their seats at the EU.

Don't want to cross confuse the campers.
BDF warning noted.
Thanks.

Jamess said...

Does UKIP ever vote yes on any resolution in the European parliament which is not exclusively about the running of the EU? If so, why?

If the European Parliament has no authority to write law, why would UKIP vote for it (even if they support the law itself)

WitteringsfromWitney said...

J: Good question and I don't know, but will try to find out......