From: Chris Gallacher, Chairman, Ukip Redcar.
A NEW leader of Ukip has been elected to one of the hardest jobs in politics and Paul Nuttall MEP is, I hope, the man to do it.
It has been well chronicled by the media that there were many issues following the party’s success in the referendum campaign, albeit that this was belittled by the establishment and there was a loss of momentum after Nigel Farage’s decision to stand down, with claims that Ukip was now a spent force and a party without a cause.
Well, as every grassroots supporter knows, we have a cause; and that is not just exiting from the EU but to provide a voice for the many in this country who have been silenced by the political class underpinned by the media.
We are the only party that is listening to the electorate and are prepared to speak out on their behalf and that is a greater role than getting out of the EU.
So for all those who have been writing the party’s obituary, they are far too premature and under Paul’s leadership, we will go on the offensive in the new year with renewed vigour and purpose.
So for all those other political groups, your Christmas has not come early.