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    Haven't seen any coverage of this in the Telegraph, Mail, Guardian or BBC, perhaps because five women have been promoted to UKIP's most senior roles without any tokenism involved, and more importantly their front bench is genuinely Eurosceptic, which again differs from the facade the Tories have been expecting the public to swallow with their recent manoeuvres. Anyway, here's the list:

    Paul Nuttall
    MEP – Deputy Leader, Education, Skills & Training
    Patrick O’Flynn MEP – Economics Spokesman
    Steven Woolfe MEP - Immigration and Financial Affairs
    Louise Bours MEP – Health Spokesman
    Mike Hookem MEP – Defence Spokesman
    Jill Seymour MEP – Transport Spokesman
    Diane James MEP - Justice and Home Affairs
    Jane Collins MEP – Employment
    Margot Parker MEP – Small Business
    Amjad Bashir MEP – Communities
    Ray Finch MEP – Fisheries

    Retaining their existing roles:

    Stuart Agnew MEP - Agriculture
    Peter Whittle - Culture
    Roger Helmer MEP - Energy
    Andrew Charalambous - Housing
    Peter Reeve - Local Government
    William Dartmouth MEP - Trade

    http://www.ukip.org/ukip_leader_nige...more_to_follow

    http://www.ukip.org/four_new_appoint...kip_frontbench

    http://www.ukip.org/additional_new_a...kip_frontbench
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    Or maybe, it's because no-one gives a **** about MEPs.

    Reshuffles are only important when it comes to the Cabinet.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    Or maybe, it's because no-one gives a **** about MEPs.

    Reshuffles are only important when it comes to the Cabinet.
    Perhaps, but at least it should bring an end to the extremely tired accusations that UKIP are a one-man band.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Perhaps, but at least it should bring an end to the extremely tired accusations that UKIP are a one-man band.
    Depends - just because you have people filling those roles doesn't mean that they're any good or will get any attention. I think Nuttall is the only other UKIP speaker I could recognise and he is, frankly, useless.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Haven't seen any coverage of this in the Telegraph, Mail, Guardian or BBC, perhaps because five women have been promoted to UKIP's most senior roles without any tokenism involved, and more importantly their front bench is genuinely Eurosceptic, which again differs from the facade the Tories have been expecting the public to swallow with their recent manoeuvres. Anyway, here's the list:

    Paul Nuttall
    MEP – Deputy Leader, Education, Skills & Training
    Patrick O’Flynn MEP – Economics Spokesman...

    This seems like a tactic to encourage more people to vote for UKIP. Nigel Farage himself was quite concerned about the 'one-man band' image and said that UKIP needed to steer away from that image in order to attract more votes:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...-election.html

    If all is successful then UKIP will probably do very well in the next election.

    I have a question though: how do you know that tokenism was not involved when UKIP promoted five women to senior roles?
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    In the words of their leader 'Who ARE you?'
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    Errrm, they're not even in the Commons, what are they going to do, debate with the actual government by megaphone from Brussels?
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    It might have something to do with the fact that the probability of them forming a government any time soon are miniscule.
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    Actually the Telegraph do have an article on it.

    It's important news for UKIP, as they need to move away from the "one man band" image before they start their campaign for the general election, which will be a lot more difficult than the one for the European election. But it's not important to most people and it isn't newsworthy enough for major coverage.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Haven't seen any coverage of this in the Telegraph, Mail, Guardian or BBC, perhaps because five women have been promoted to UKIP's most senior roles without any tokenism involved, and more importantly their front bench is genuinely Eurosceptic, which again differs from the facade the Tories have been expecting the public to swallow with their recent manoeuvres. Anyway, here's the list:

    Paul Nuttall
    MEP – Deputy Leader, Education, Skills & Training
    Patrick O’Flynn MEP – Economics Spokesman
    Steven Woolfe MEP - Immigration and Financial Affairs
    Louise Bours MEP – Health Spokesman
    Mike Hookem MEP – Defence Spokesman
    Jill Seymour MEP – Transport Spokesman
    Diane James MEP - Justice and Home Affairs
    Jane Collins MEP – Employment
    Margot Parker MEP – Small Business
    Amjad Bashir MEP – Communities
    Ray Finch MEP – Fisheries

    Retaining their existing roles:

    Stuart Agnew MEP - Agriculture
    Peter Whittle - Culture
    Roger Helmer MEP - Energy
    Andrew Charalambous - Housing
    Peter Reeve - Local Government
    William Dartmouth MEP - Trade

    http://www.ukip.org/ukip_leader_nige...more_to_follow

    http://www.ukip.org/four_new_appoint...kip_frontbench

    http://www.ukip.org/additional_new_a...kip_frontbench
    Perhaps its beause the Tories were reshuffling actual frontbench positions. None of those people hold any front bench positions in any Parliament.

    'Spokesperson for...' is usually what they'd be called.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Perhaps, but at least it should bring an end to the extremely tired accusations that UKIP are a one-man band.
    Perhaps when its not Farage on QT or being filmed around the country. You're right it is tired to only see him.

    Except when he was coming out of that plane - that was entertaining!
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Perhaps, but at least it should bring an end to the extremely tired accusations that UKIP are a one-man band.
    No it doesn't, because no-one - not even the people in their Euro-constituencies - has a sodding clue who any of them is.

    Might as well quote the MRLP spokespeople.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Roger Helmer MEP - Energy
    What a great choice. Just the man to promote renewable energy sources which this country needs. Oh...

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    (Original post by Jacob-C)
    What a great choice. Just the man to promote renewable energy sources which this country needs. Oh...

    He's a climate change denier as well.
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    He's a climate change denier as well.
    Great! Another Owen Patterson is just what we need.
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    A UKIP reshuffle constitutes nothing more than a bunch of people getting new buisness cards... nothing more nothing less.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    [LEFT]Haven't seen any coverage of this in the Telegraph, Mail, Guardian or BBC, perhaps because five women have been promoted to UKIP's most senior roles without any tokenism involved, and more importantly their front bench is genuinely Eurosceptic, which again differs from the facade the Tories have been expecting the public to swallow with their recent manoeuvres. Anyway, here's the list:[B]
    Or maybe because the UKIP front bench is about as relevant as what I had for breakfast this morning?
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Perhaps, but at least it should bring an end to the extremely tired accusations that UKIP are a one-man band.
    UKIP have never been a one man band. They've got that image due to the media wanting to capitalise on Farage's great oration skills and trying to play it to their advantage. However the others have been around and doing their bit too. Also, ignorance of the parties outside the main three by many has led to such people being ignored.

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    No it doesn't, because no-one - not even the people in their Euro-constituencies - has a sodding clue who any of them is.

    Might as well quote the MRLP spokespeople.
    Only politically illiterate people have no clue who these people are. Nuttall has been on QT often and Diane James is always going on about something or other. The others are also quite outspoken considering UKIP don't even have one MP.

    If people are ignorant of these people because they're not part of the established status quo that's more of a reflection on them than those within UKIP.

    The only people who don't know who these are are the common uneducated person that reads the Daily Mails diatribe and takes it as gospel. They see Farage this and Farage that being promoted by the media. If they only gain their knowledge from the media then quite frankly they're idiots.
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    UKIP have never been a one man band. They've got that image due to the media wanting to capitalise on Farage's great oration skills and trying to play it to their advantage. However the others have been around and doing their bit too. Also, ignorance of the parties outside the main three by many has led to such people being ignored.



    Only politically illiterate people have no clue who these people are. Nuttall has been on QT often and Diane James is always going on about something or other. The others are also quite outspoken considering UKIP don't even have one MP.

    If people are ignorant of these people because they're not part of the established status quo that's more of a reflection on them than those within UKIP.

    The only people who don't know who these are are the common uneducated person that reads the Daily Mails diatribe and takes it as gospel. They see Farage this and Farage that being promoted by the media. If they only gain their knowledge from the media then quite frankly they're idiots.
    You reckon, if presented with a picture and nothing else, that you'd readily recognise every single one of those people? Even the ones who hold no office? There are plenty of people who consider themselves engaged with current affairs (even if not politically active) who would fail to do that with the cabinet, let alone the shadow cabinet or some 4th tier party.

    Don't bring your holier than thou attitude here, just makes you look a tool.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    You reckon, if presented with a picture and nothing else, that you'd readily recognise every single one of those people? Even the ones who hold no office? There are plenty of people who consider themselves engaged with current affairs (even if not politically active) who would fail to do that with the cabinet, let alone the shadow cabinet or some 4th tier party.

    Don't bring your holier than thou attitude here, just makes you look a tool.
    Yes. As a member of UKIP and supporter I know who they are and have done so for some time. I have even met two of them in person. Its not exactly hard to put a name to a face.

    And don't tell me what to do and what not to do. Being in the army doesn't make you always correct so shove your attitude up your arse.
 
 
 
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