"Before the election, everyone said Cameron can’t come out as being too Eurosceptic. They all said: ‘Just you see what he does when he comes to power.’ Well, he’s there now, and he’s made no efforts whatsoever to curb the influence of the EU. He has given up, and it’s disastrous for our country."
– Stuart Wheeler, Independent on Sunday, January 16, 2011
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The Party Network
Many people want to be part of a political movement but don’t have the time, or perhaps the inclination, for committee work.
The Party Network celebrates the rebirth of the political ‘salon’. In each region, PN members get together to host and attend cocktail parties, receptions, private dinners, shoots or other events that combine socialising with a political flavour.
Open to members and non-members, by invitation, the Party Network provides opportunities for regular contact with leading Party representatives, to discuss latest developments and bring more sympathisers into the fold.
The Gadfly Club
Named in honour of Michael Howard’s famous description of UKIP as “cranks and gadflies”, the Gadfly Club has been meeting for dinner, by invitation, in Strasbourg during the monthly plenary session for several years.
Always a lively occasion, the dinner brings together members and staff of the UKIP delegation, plus Eurosceptics from other countries’ delegations and staff.
Now, the Club is extending to the UK, with the aim of hosting a series of equally entertaining dinners throughout the year, with invited guests including leading anti-EU campaigners from around the 27 states.
For further information on the Party Network in your area, or forthcoming Gadfly Club events, contact the Party Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.