“Democracy is another word abused by the leadership.
Excessive powers for the chairman and hastily convened meetings with resolutions passed with the help of dubious “proxy votes” are not democratic and another abuse of our language.
The leadership must realise that our loyalty is to our country, people and the party is just the vehicle for that, and the leader of the party has to show he is promoting these ideals.
To criticise the leader for any failures he has is not treachery it is a duty.
He is not the party. WE ARE.
A list of the people now supporting a change in leadership (and many of those expelled) reads like a roll call of the best in the party who by their actions in recent years have been responsible for our gaining two MEPs.
HARDLY TRAITORS OR SEARCHLIGHT SPIES!
THEY BY THEIR ACTIONS HAVE PROVED THEIR LOYALTY TO THE CAUSE.
Yes, we will have embedded people who wish to cause our party damage but they will be found among more recent members who exercise powers disproportunate to their length of membership.”
Read more here: