Suppression could be considered a compliment
WHILE I am not now in any political party, I was an early member of UKIP, joining in 1994.
Totally unjustified accusations of racism came flying thick and fast from the start. The fact that one of my colleague George West, then chairman of the Leicester branch, is married to a black lady made not the slightest difference.
George and I now campaign on a cross-party basis in the Campaign for an Independent Britain and still receive similar accusations from time to time. We came across a libellous pamphlet which described CIB as "a shadowy organisation which sometimes quotes Hitler".
Our chairman at the time was the redoubtable Old Labour peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon. He is now an honorary life member.
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So anybody who takes up our country's cause should expect this sort of abuse.
Derby University Students' Union was obviously scared of the arguments which the UKIP candidate for the post of police commissioner was advancing.
I have always considered it a compliment to our arguments when our opponents' only response is attempted suppression. It shows they have no answer.