Brexit – How UKIP Turned The Reasonable Debate Into A Poisonous Sagittate By Ex UKIP Adviser Sarinder Joshua Duroch

One can clearly be patriotic and hold no animosity to other minority groups in their own social or personal interaction domain.

However, looking deeper into why someone with an educated and socially aware background such as myself, would join a populist movement like UKIP is something that will always raise an eyebrow or question.

The answer is simple, one will approach an issue like Brexit or a fairer immigration policy with good intentions and not have a single apprehension about minority groups and still get caught up in the idiom ‘one is only judged by the company they keep’.

It is true that I excelled in UKIP and became an advisor for the cultural policy and then moving onto the European Parliament I became very involved in scrutinising the EU budget and highlighting the bureaucracy and the costs attached to it. Never was there an element within me that blamed minorities or wanted to pursue the hate campaign on behalf of UKIP or others.

Let’s look at what made me join and subsequently change my school of thought.

Due to my ability to be a powerful public speaker and belief in the ethos of the fairer immigration policy that UKIP was striving to achieve and boost the relationship with the Commonwealth, I became someone that clearly suited the agenda; the hidden agenda was always kept away from the British public and from me. I suppose I was too honest and believed in the message of the fairer immigration policy.

When I got to Brussels and met the other far right parties that were aligned with UKIP in the EFDD group to keep the funding stream ignited.

It became very apparent that UKIP had to change their tune to appease the far-right parties and produce materials that pushed a very anti-Islamic message and from the foot soldiers I saw a wave of anti-Jewish abuse on Tweets that were sent out; I felt very betrayed because each time I raised this issue it was never dealt with. I noticed the ethos that was brewing in relation to relishing from a crisis especially if it related to the refugee crisis.

The dehumanisation of refugees came into effect and for me that was  clearly not the patriotic British stance for me where it was being infiltrated by a nationalistic propaganda machine.

It is true to say that a reasonable argument relating to fairer immigration got corrupted and was allowed to become a race issue; that was not the intention, but it was a product that could be sold to the white working classes.

Thus, creating the uproar of the Enoch Powell speech and glorifying the differences between us and not promoting British cohesion through our patriotism.

This was not the reason why I joined the party and I would like to state that my parents, society and nation brought me up to be better than that.

I was brought up to see the colours of my flag and celebrate our great unity.

I was not brought up to judge people on the colour of their skin or dehumanise them based on their circumstances.

This is exactly what the populist agenda wanted me to do and I could not betray my nation and turn against people based on who they are.  I was watching my own MEPS and colleagues diluting ethnicity with nationality and that clearly was not acceptable for me, my family and nation.

In Brussels, the Belgians and others would engage in conversations with me to examine my views relating to this brand of British populism and they soon realised I was not on the same wavelength as the people I was working with.

It became evident that the white working classes were to be targeted by the far right of Sweden and others within the EFDD group.

I would watch people from the Swedish Democrats attend UKIP conferences and just couldn’t stand the message of hate they were distributing in my nation. UKIP and their partners would talk about how they did not want Britain to become like Sweden and target the white working classes by placing fear into their hearts and minds.

My own countrymen and countrywomen were being corrupted by the personality cult and were encouraged to open their mouths before their minds.

It is meant to be the other way around if one wants to have a sensible debate and analyse the truth. I had colleagues around me who were calling for the return of the British Empire on internet communications and I noticed a very colonial mind-set being implemented into the younger members of the staff base in Brussels. They were encouraged to meet with other people from the Swedish Democrats who already possessed very anti-Jewish and an anti-minorities outlook.

I was watching very intelligent young people becoming corrupted by hate and then idea was always to keep the far right happy, so they do not leave the group and then the EFDD group loses funding.

So, was this appeasement worth it?

The answer is NO!

Now they have been exposed in the press and they have employment prospects that will always have the hate label attached to them.  I always did state that the behaviour of UKIP will not get them seats in the British Parliament.

Will the British public thank UKIP for the Brexit vote by giving them enough votes to get them in Parliament?

Well, that was proven when Nigel Farage couldn’t even win a seat in his own country.

The Tories allowed them to make a mess of the immigration debate and snatched the victory making UKIP look totally inept.

The white working classes were not meant to be educated on the positives and negatives of Brexit.

The message was always immigration, immigration and more immigration.

Fear was placed in the hearts and minds of the white working classes always through social media and most of all the famous Breaking Point poster.

They used Christian Britain as their mantra, when I presented the case that Jesus Christ himself was a refugee they had no answer.

Obviously, I converted my faith and became a Christian, Roman Catholic back in 2010.

My theological education baffled them because according to them I was just another Asian that they had a stereotypical vision of; they were soon proven wrong because I was and still am a British patriot who does not allow hate to make me thought process distorted.

So, what was the agenda?

It is simple to comprehend. The populist movements simply acted as a conduit for the far right. Everybody on the far right loved them because they were doing all the work for them in a ‘very legal manner’. It came down to the ethics and morals for one to take a stance; I was the one who took the stance in the end.

It truly is worrying how much the white working classes were used, nothing was ever proposed to boost their literacy skills or employability prospects. Statistics were ignored relating to creating better labour market conditions for the white working classes and minority ethnic groups. They were simply there to pursue the message of hate and sadly, if that meant that they engaged in hate propaganda or even worse engage in racial violence that clearly suited the populist agenda.

The message became a laterigrade and so did policy, laterigrade to the point where the white working classes were watching the situation and didn’t realise that the hate machine was moving in a sideways manner like a crab.

The snapping claws were very near but by that time they personality cult had captured the trust of our countrymen, women and youth.

Once they were all captured in the claws of hate there was very little they could do apart from follow the message of hate and act as the couriers for the politicians who were clearly earning a sound amount of money and didn’t really care what happened to the white working classes.

However, they were the people’s army, they were labelled as the custodians of the revolution.

Did they get medals for their efforts?

Did they get a personal visit and a promise of a new job from UKIP and Nigel Farage?

No, they got nothing apart from the image we now have from foreign nations as being the instigators of hate. It is sad to see my nation’s people being used in such a manner; they are worth so much more than this.

Yes, it is acceptable to vote to leave the EU and it is acceptable for people to vote to remain.

I myself was a Brexit voter, but my intention was not to corrupt the argument but to see they equilibrium in its fairest form relating to EU immigration and non-EU immigration.

What changed?

Well it is obvious, focus on immigration of colour and you have the ticket to victory, that was the populist mindset of UKIP and their far-right friends. I became very aware of this and it was sickening to see how many of us were clearly fooled when we got to Brussels.

The cauldron of hate became so hot that it was like the scene out of Macbeth when the witches were adding venomous ingredients and sealing the fate for Macbeth. It became obvious by watching the pistons of the hate engine that ‘fair was foul, and foul was fair’.

I am glad I went to Brussels and saw for myself the true image of the party that always claimed that they were not racist.

Well, that soon came to an end when I was called an Untermensch (Nazi word meaning sub human and fit for extermination) by a Swedish Democrat and nobody did anything about it; all to save the lucrative funding.

Well, even your closest friends abandon you when you complain and stand up for your right to be recognised as a human and take a stance against hate.

Was it purely money or was it that my own party agreed with the statement?

A Belgian friend of mine told me that silence is cooperation.

I learned a lot from him, most Belgian and Swedish friends were in awe of me exposing the antics of UKIP. I did it for my country and I did not want to see my nation being dragged through the mud and then presented as a dry-cleaned garment.

My nation’s youth was being corrupted by hate and all they could see was the immigrant, the danger of this was the rise of hate.

Just picture the scene where I could have been attacked by some innocent youth who clearly saw me as the problem.

My Britishness would have been placed on the back burner and my colour would have been the only thing the potential attacker would have seen. Is this fair to do to a young person?

Destroying their employment prospects and creating revenge attacks out of something that enabled politicians to sit back and relish in joy.

That was the intention, let the white working classes do the dirty work for us, we will sit back and earn the Euros.

That was the mindset of the politicians who were pursuing this hate, as long as they got the political victory that is all that mattered to them.

My conclusion is simple. I encourage the nation to focus of on our success and not to dilute ethnicity with nationality. I hope one day we will all love Britain and Hate Racism; the question is how do we do it?

Well, it is not so difficult, do not allow the personality cult to overtake your lives and research everything. Pay attention to politics and become astute and equipped to vote with intellect and not allow oneself to become the fuel that lines the pockets of politicians and enables them to use and abuse you at the expense of your initial intention to love your nation and the people that make it great.

We can all hold disagreements but there is a way of presenting the argument for yourself, your nation and your immediate society. Create debate and healthy discussion and not hate to suit someone else’s agenda.

Be free and independent in thought and aim to build a Britain that is tolerant in thought but firm on reality.

Speak about immigration from a perspective of functionality and feasibility, people will listen to that and you will become more informed.

Spreading hate will only allow anger to breed anger; we will all be the losers and will lose sight of what we  want our nation to be; peaceful and engaging is the intention, not anger and hate.  

I am free now and I am no longer part of UKIP or any other populist party. I earned the wages of sin in Brussels and soon realised that this is not the way forward. On my return to the U.K I was hailed by many as a man of dignity and principle.

My children, who are fourth generation Great British citizens can pass the message onto the next generation and that is never to humiliate the nation and stand by our charitable and sensible nature rather than adhere to the politics of populism and hate.

Sarinder Joshua Duroch author of ‘Enoch, I am a British Indian’

Labour Regional Conference: Showing How This Party is Thriving While The Tories Are Crumbling By Helen Hill

By Helen Hill.

This weekend saw the return of the annual Labour Party North West Regional Conference to Blackpool and it pulled in the biggest attendance in it’s history, so much so that it completely sold out for the first time ever.

The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel, situated on Blackpool seafront and saw many regional MP’s and MEP’s joined by shadow cabinet members such as Angela Rayner, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Emily Thornberry and the man himself – Mr Corbyn – take the the stage to make speeches. 


As a regular attendee of regional conference and someone elected to the North West CAC it was amazing to see so many of our front benchers wanting to come and address the North West delegation and talk about regional issues that affect us, but what was even more wonderful was the incredible atmosphere! 

There was a real sense of unity amongst the delegates, union officials, affiliate members and visitors. 

There was passion, positivity, satisfaction and excitement but upon reflection it is unsurprising.

The North West had incredible results during the General Election this year, where not only did we hold every single Labour seat and increased our majorities within them but we also won four strongly contested marginal seats and reduced the Tory majority by up to 70% in the few seats they hold in our region. 

To say the region cleaned up at the election would be an understatement and as Jeremy Corbyn pointed out in his wonderful speech, the North West has the highest portion of the Labour vote in the entire country! 

The mood of conference was simply a reflection of our success and for the first time in a number of years, the unsettled atmosphere of a party struggling with infighting and uncertainty was replaced with stability and confidence.

I was nominated for election at conference and although this is now the third consecutive year for me, it never gets any less scary. I have held a seat on the North West CAC for the last two years and was nominated to stand again to retain it. I was really honoured to be put on the Momentum slate as a candidate that they were backing and was inundated with support from Labour members, local CLP’s, Unite and Momentum members, so despite being nervous and having the usual self doubt, I felt supported and honoured that so many people had faith in me and thankfully I was re-elected for a third term! 


It turned out that I was uncontested so I did not need to go to ballot like I have in previous years and it meant that I could relax and enjoy the conference instead of biting my nails and waiting for a result. 
The Momentum backed candidates literally cleaned up in terms of the elections, with the Regional Board and the CAC both seeing a shift in terms far more of their elected representatives being from the Momentum slate, which is good news for Jeremy Corbyn who really needs the backing of internal panels such as these. 


What I always enjoy about regional conference is the opportunity it gives me to meet so many like minded people and to catch up with others from across the region who I have met and maybe worked alongside before but live miles away from and rarely see. 

It also gives you the opportunity to meet the MP’s and have a good chat with them. I would say that regional conference is a must for anyone who wants to network and progress within the party and it is surprising over the past few years how many people I have got to know, from every level of the party. 


This year I even ran into some Facebook friends from left wing forums who I have become acquainted with over the years but until then had never met in person and it was so nice to chat in real life!

The speeches were varied and very relevant, focusing on everything from Brexit and how it will affect the region, to the economy education and the terrorist threat and what Labour can do to counter it. I thought that this was a really important issue to address after the horrendous Manchester Arena bombing because terrorism is an issue that is coming to the fore as a concern here in our region, some people view Labour as a soft touch on issues such as immigration and homeland security. 

Diane Abbott addressed these misconceptions and gave the reassurance that many in the region were looking for, pointing out that actually the Tory austerity policies and police cuts are what have left the UK struggling to handle the terrorist threat and that Labour would not only ensure that there were 10,000 more police officers on the streets to keep us safe but also 5,000 additional boarder officers who would be able to have a much better grip on immigration. 

She quite rightly explained that despite the Tories attempts, it had been proven that Britain cannot be kept safe on the cheap and that actually, it is the Tories that are a threat to our national security thanks to their under funding and cuts!

I also attended a Momentum fringe event which focused on young voters and the importance of the role they played in our election success this year, the issue of votes at 16 again coming to the fore with young Labour members on the panel quite rightly stating the fact that the 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds who were so rudely shunned in Parliament just this week will not forget it in a hurry who screwed them over and that these are future voters that we need to engage now and continue to lobby for – because they also will not forget who stood with them and will vote accordingly when the time comes.

Jeremy Corbyn gave a really strong speech and talked about the success in the General Election and how we must continue to build upon it because we simply do not know when the next election will be.

He addressed the current disparity between investment in the North and South of the country and how he will ensure equality across all regions, the sexual harrassment scandal that has emerged in Westminster and what Labour will be doing to tackle that both in Parliament and the wider party and also how successful we have been in turning the Tories around and forcing them to scrap their entire manifesto. 


I left conference with many new ideas, hopes and goals and that is the best thing about attending conferences, you come away feeling enthused and ready to fight on, more motivated than ever.


Watch out Tories, Labour in the North West is united, strong and dare I say it…. stable.

‘In The Name of God’ But What’s In A Name? By Eddie Luigi

By Eddie Luigi

Yes I know. Never discuss religion or politics, but if you’ve seen my Facebook page you will know my political views, and I discuss them. Frequently.

Let me make it clear from the outset, I am not a Christian, nor am I a Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Pagan, Jedi or Sikh. I am an Agnostic. 

What is an Agnostic I hear you ask? 

An Agnostic is someone who believes in God, but does not follow a prescribed religion, or is perhaps undecided. 

The purpose of this blog is not to convert you to my way of thinking. 

The truth is what you believe, and your truth is no less valid than my truth.

So, why am I an Agnostic? Let me try to explain. Stay with me on this and hopefully it will become clear.

I have a brother. 

His name is Mark

I call him Boot (family nickname).

My siblings call him ‘brother’

My parents called him ‘son’

My grandparents called him ‘grandson’

My Aunts call him ‘nephew’

Their children call him ‘cousin’

His wife called him ‘darling or ‘dearest’

And probably some pillow name that I don’t know.

My wife calls him ‘brother in law’

My children call him ‘uncle’.

His children call him ‘dad’.

His grandchildren call him ‘granddad’.

There are a lot of other people who have different titles for him but I won’t belabour the point.

By my count that is 14 titles for one man. 

Each of the people have a different relationship and perspective of my brother.

I have never wanted to kill any of them because they relate to him in a different way to me.

I believe there is one God, and it does not matter what title is given to God, be it God, Allah, Jehovah, Yawah, The Force or Kali, as long as people addressing God recognise a supreme entity. 
Your God and my God are the same, only our hearts are different.

Atheists, please don’t imagine that God is weeping or losing any sleep.

God does not need your belief to exist.

So I am an Agnostic because it appears that whenever man gets involved with anything there is an argument that somehow becomes violent and I don’t want anyone to get between me and God.

So stop killing fellow humans in the name of God!!


Eddie is an Agnostic who believes in the existence of God. Eddie has spoken to God and believes that God loves Eddie, but is sometimes disappointed.