March 11, 2015 1 Comment
A taxi for Cllr Moyies; thus, the inevitable.
Politics aside, there are two things that characterise UKIP in Southend-on-Sea. One is their oft-reported unwillingness to properly serve their residents. The other is their inability to act like a team.
This latter trait has most obviously manifested itself in the falling out between the Group leader, James Moyies, and the Parliamentary candidate, Floyd Waterworth.
I barely know Cllr Waterworth, I have known James on and off for about five years. However likeable I find James, there is no getting away from the fact that his party prefer Waterworth – despite the latter’s unwillingness to perform or endure at council meetings.
The UKIP group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a farcical body. It is now led by someone who has been expelled by the party, and its three other members are suspended – perhaps also waiting on their P45s from UKIP HQ. The only councillor who can properly claim to be in UKIP is Cllr Waterworth. As it stands, Cllr Waterworth, as far as the Council is concerned, is a truly independent independent (much like Cllr Velmurugan prior to regime change in the borough).
The Southend Echo reports Ukip councillor James Moyies permanently expelled from the party, and their article includes this:
Floyd Waterworth, parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Rochford and Southend East said: “This announcement of UKIP expelling Cllr Moyies is welcome.”
Non, je ne regrette rien, in other words. Waterworth, steely assassin, unable to express any remorse at his former leader’s demise.
It is much like Captain Smith saying “I taught that damned iceberg a lesson it won’t forget”.
Moyies, comprehensively bested by the indifferent skills of Waterworth, will now have to contemplate his future. Can anyone pass James Howling Laud Hope‘s ‘phone number?