On 7 Apr 2015 at 12:28am Horrified wrote:
I have noticed a very terrifying prospect. UKIP District Cllr Donna Edmunds seems to be saying that if Nigel Farage is voted in as an MP, that she will become an MEP. Is this correct? If so how?
I also noticed that she is failing to answer questions she is now being asked about her support for the right of Christian Business's to discriminate against gay people. I thought she had denied this last yeat. Is UKIP now supporting her homophobia again? Was her denial last year a lie?
On 7 Apr 2015 at 8:01am Ned Kelly wrote:
On 7 Apr 2015 at 9:25am Jim Cornelius wrote:
In European Parliament elections you vote for the party not the individual. The parties take seats on the proportion of the vote received and each party lists their candidates in the order in which they will take-up seats. The first name on the ballot for the South-East was Farage, and the fifth name was Edmunds. UKIP got enough votes for 4 MEPs in the South-East. If they had got enogh votes for 5 MEPs Donna Edmunds would have been elected as she was the fifth name on the UKIP ballot. If someone can't take their seat the next in line for that party is then entitled to take the seat. So if Farage resigns as an MEP the other UKIPers for the South-east move up one place and Donna Edmunds takes the empty seat.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 9:35am John Stockdale wrote:
If Nigel Farage is elected to Westminster, he has to resign his seat as an MEP. No 5 on the UKIP list (Donna) then automatically takes his place. The whole list system (for which neither Farage nor Donna can be blamed) stinks and is completely undemocratic.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 9:53am Mavis wrote:
And that's why we have to leave !!
On 7 Apr 2015 at 9:59am Merlin Milner wrote:
Mavis have a read of this, a report (“balance of competences” review) buried by the Tories because it shows the EU is actually quite good.
Check it out here »
On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:15am John Stockdale wrote:
No, Mavis, that's why we have to change it. The way we send MEPs to Brussels was decided by the UK Parliament.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:29am Kipper wrote:
Somebody has to make a stand against the tide of political correctnesses and what about the thousands aids tourists?Go Donna!
On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:45am Paul Newman wrote:
Hui and non Merlin. Membership of the Council of Europe and signing up to the European Convention on Human Rights is a requirement for membership of the EU. Ce n’est pas optional They are moreover part of the broad movement towards unifying Europe the existence of which was kept form the British people when they were asked if they wanted to stay in a non existent Common Market . This is only one part of the EU`s influence and somewhat misrepresented . Zuit alors !
I do hope we are not going to start narrative whereby only people who read the Guardian without laughing think we should stay in the EU. That was any referendum will got the way of the AV vote .
Let me be quite clear ,leaving he EU would be an absolute catastrophe , but it is annoying.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:46am Southover Queen wrote:
I can't be bothered to spend ages telling you why you're wrong, Kipper et al. But here's a link which answers all of your points with some facts. Let's hear what you say to them and then perhaps we can have a sensible discussion. Until then, do us a favour and keep schtum.
Check it out here »
On 7 Apr 2015 at 11:41am Horrified wrote:
So UKIP thinks it is OK for Cllr Edmunds to promote discrimination against gay people by (Christian) businesses. Having claimed to have told her last year to retract her nasty views. Why is the press not reporting this pro-discrimination homophobic U-turn? Her views, once again, endorse discrimination against women, black people (racist discrimination) , disabled people etc. The main point here, is not about the EU , it is about UKIP being homophobic, sexist racist and pro-discrimination, in business. It is absolutely disgusting
On 7 Apr 2015 at 12:22pm Southover Queen wrote:
I think it's possible that Ms Edmunds and UKIP have quietly split, which might make her presence as an MEP interesting. Or it would if they actually did anything for their huge pay-packets.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 1:09pm Horrified wrote:
Yet UKIp have done nothing about it. Pressumably they have a PR agreement, as it would be very embarrassing to have a public split . And UKIP are not supposed to be as unethical as all the other parties! The fact is that she is representing UKIP, UKIP are letting her, she is certainly not keeping her whacky homophobic, views to herself, and even worse, this ignorant homophobic woman could be representing us, at our expense. I despair.
On 7 Apr 2015 at 2:48pm Local Resident wrote:
Am th only person completely stunned that the other political parties have not been publicising this hideous prospect? Norman Baker might like to tell us why we should be happy at the prospect of an unelected homophobic UKIP MEP!
On 7 Apr 2015 at 10:17pm Southover house wrote:
Perhaps if Ms Edmonds does make her way to Brussels then she might treat the staff there better than she currently does at Lewes District Council....
On 8 Apr 2015 at 2:31pm Voter wrote:
I am guessing she didn't do the equality training as instructed by LDC then, following the 'pro-discrimination' debacle last year. Why have our Councillors not said anything about her latest pro-homophobic Christian outburst? What about gay LDC employees who are supposed to be protected from homophobic discrimination, and homophobic rhetoric, including from Christians and UKIP Councillors?
On 9 Apr 2015 at 6:52am Blame st.Paul wrote:
For Christian homophobia. Christ himself did not preach on it . Paul went on about it and he also went on about women covering their heads in church .
On 9 Apr 2015 at 12:42pm Local wrote:
Since St Paul died some while ago, I can only blame ignorant living homophobic people, including UKIP's Cllr Edmunds and the nasty political party who are failing to chuck her out, despite their claims that they are against homophobia. Mr Farage is clearly very slippery, wet or dry.
On 11 Apr 2015 at 8:04am Rexrex wrote:
Really, this is for anyone who supports or votes ukip just shows how ignorant and devoid of any understanding of politics and how government works (for a country/economy). You can't run a country on sound bites! Garage/ukip are just right wing agitators and do more harm to the future and integrity of the uk. A vote for ukip will be like farting into the wind...
On 11 Apr 2015 at 8:08am Rexrex wrote:
Garage - Farage ha ha ha damn spellcheck..
On 11 Apr 2015 at 4:58pm Normal Person wrote:
I agree, but if we get homophobic horror Cllr Edmunds, simply because a load of idiots in Thanet are voting for this nasty man, then it is going to be of little comfort to me. What is amazing is that no one is asking why UKIp never mention or promote one of their few high profile women, yet we she could represent uKIp as an MEP by default. Why is no one asking if they have a cosy arrangement between them that Donna gets the job, as long she doesn't dob UKIP in beforehand.? It is all very odd.