Derek Bennett, digging after victory.
One week it was campaigning for UKIP in its most successful election yet as the election agent for UKIP in the West Midlands, the next it was back down to earth digging holes in my front drive - what a come down.
In my first break this year, now the election campaign is over, I had little option but to tackle the mess that my drive had become with cracked and sunken slabs - no MPs expenses for me to get someone in to do the work at the taxpayers expense, in fact campaigning for UKIP costs all of us who are dedicated to the cause of saving our country from EU domination quite a bit of our earnings - and savings - hence the drive digging being done by yours truly.
Between digging holes in the ground and mixing concrete, there was still a little time to read the daily papers and wonder in total amazement what planet Lord Mandy was on. The ex sinister Minister of spin, ex EU Commissioner and regular resignee after being caught getting up to things he was not supposed to, has declared that Britain should join the euro. Does his lordship have cloth ears? Is he blind to the facts? When the Euro election results came in on Sunday night UKIP came second after the Tories - his useless Labour Party was relogated to fourth place - surely that should tell this dimwit something - hello your Lordship, when those people who voted UKIP, and even those who voted Tory under the delusion that it is somehow anti-EU, they voted to leave the EU, not get drawn deeper into the Euro mire.
According to Lord Mandelson Britain "obviously" remains committed to joining the euro following the currency's "success" in helping its members to weather the economic crisis. I wonder if he has been hitting the LSD and hallucinating? That's the only conclusion I can come to - what success? Most of the people living in those nation states who have lost their economic sovereignty after joining the euro hate it. They moan about the cost of everything going up and the fact their governments can't do anything about it as they no longer control their own interests rates.
However, if Lord Mandelson wants to dig himself into a hole deeper than the one I have been working on, then all I can say is keep digging old chum, it will work wonders for UKIP when the general election comes around.