13 Dec 17 – More of the same will kill Ukip

6 months on from the 2017 general election and Ukip is carrying on with more of the same as if the general election in June never happened.

The leader has changed but nothing else has. There is no vision, no message and no identity to the party. In the post-Brexit post-Farage era Ukip over the last 18 months has totally failed to provide a narrative for its existence. The same old bad strategy from the last election will give us the same old bad outcome and will kill Ukip.

Ukip requires fundamental change, modernisation and reform without it Ukip is heading on a path to irrelevance. After the last 18 months of disarray, many of us are beginning to wonder what’s the point of staying in the party.

Phillip Broughton – Former UKIP Leadership Candidate and UKIP Hartlepool parliamentary candidate in 2015 and 2017.

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17 Nov 17 – Phillip Broughton “Speaking his mind” Interview part 3


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17 Nov 17 – Phillip Broughton “Speaking his mind” part 2 interview


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16 Nov 17 – Phillip Broughton – Part 1 of “Speaking his mind” interview


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12 Aug 17 – Allowing Ann Marie Waters to stand for UKIP Leader is another stupid decision

I can’t believe #Ukip are allowing amw to stand for leader. What part of good standing does she meet? Another stupid decision beyond belief.

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21 Jul 17 – Roger Federer ends the GOAT debate with 8th Wimbledon title

ROGER KISSING WIMBLEDON TITLEMany have long time debated who is the goat of tennis? Who is the greatest of all time? Roger Federer has now ended that argument with his fantastic 8th Wimbledon title victory last Sunday.

An 8th Wimbledon title is an amazing achievement in a truly legendary career. Now no one can possibly dispute Federer is the GOAT – Greatest of all time.

19 Grand slam titles – 8 Wimbledon titles, 5 US Opens, 5 Australian Opens and 1 French Open. 6 World titles. 93 Career titles overall. The most weeks at world number one.

The press was wrong to write off Roger and Rafa and indeed they look very stupid now that they both hold all three grand slam titles of the year so far.

Federer is playing so well at the moment I don’t think anyone could have beaten him at Wimbledon. Even if Federer had to of gone through Murray, Djokovic and Nadal to win the title I think he would have done it, he is so confident and playing at such a high level it feels like no obstacle could stop Roger at the moment.

Federer has played it right he had 6 months after his injury last year he has refocused and worked on his game improved the backhand and has brought his level back to its peak. You could make an argument scarily for the rest of the tour that Federer is a better player now than when he was in his pomp in 2003 to 2009.

Roger must carry on take breaks from tennis just like he did before Wimbledon taking the clay court season off was not only sensible but a smart decision that has given him the chance to win Wimbledon again. Roger needs to focus on fewer tournaments to be at his peak for the big events and grand slams.

Roger doesn’t need to chase the number one ranking or play every tournament he’s 35 now not 20. If Roger does play for more years this will be the key to being able to carry on playing his scheduling will be absolutely vital. I would rather see Federer carry on doing fewer tournaments but being at his best for those weeks of the year he needs to be.

Can Federer carry on playing till he is 40? It’s a big question but I think if he paces himself plays 10 to 12 tournaments a year on a more limited basis I think he maybe able too. Plus his style puts little strain and effort on his body so if anyone could do it it would be Roger. For sure I think Roger will play at least another year if the body holds and he is still doing well he may indeed play till he is 40. Another 4 years? Who knows but anything is possible with the greatest ever Roger Federer.

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16 Jul 17 – My comments on Federer’s 11th Wimbledon Final today

I have been a Federer fan for 16 years. I have seen Federer in some great scenarios both live and on TV over the years. I’ve seen him win world titles and grand slams titles. Wimbledon has always been his home. I must admit even I’m amazed by how well Roger is playing.

Federer is in his 11th Wimbledon final today. Today’s final could be a tough match against a powerful ball striker and a very experienced grass court player in Cilic. I’m looking forward to it. Federer in my view is the greatest of all time but if he does win an 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam title today it will probably end any sort of debate on the greatest ever. To be honest we should all enjoy Federer for as long as he continues to play as the day he finishes will be a sad day for tennis.

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