I have met him and I liked him. He seems to be the only politician I’ve ever come across who wants to talk about truth.
Bar maybe John Biffen, who realised too late in his career what kind of evil he was up against to do much about it.
If Gerard can survive and put UKIP back together after its series of MI5 inserted leaders, designed to destroy the party, he could well be a good vote. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on him and will check him out on key topics. But instinctively I like him. The media hate him. Always a good sign.
UKIP ‘saved from insolvency’ by donations – Gerard Batten
UKIP has been saved from bankruptcy after donations of almost £300,000 were made to the party, its leader has said.
Gerard Batten said there had been an “incredibly generous” response to his appeal to raise £100,000 and “UKIP is now safe”.
A £175,000 outstanding legal bill was “paid by other means”, Mr Batten said.
Last month, Mr Batten emailed branch officials to say the future of the party was in question if they did not raise the money for running costs.
Calling it a “critical time”, he said when the sum – “purely for operational needs” – had been raised, the party “will be on a much surer foundation going forward”.
Days after the plea, the party was ordered to pay £175,000 in legal costs over a defamation case brought by three South Yorkshire Labour MPs.
The case had been brought by three Rotherham Labour MPs – Sir Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion – over comments made by UKIP MEP Jane Collins about the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Mr Batten says this has now been settled.
Meanwhile, a member of the party’s ruling National Executive Committee told the Financial Times that Mr Batten, who became interim leader in February, had offered to stay on for a year.
He was originally due to be in charge for 90 days, taking over from the party’s fourth leader in 18 months, Henry Bolton.
Mr Batten has told the BBC he was trying to get 740 candidates together for 3 May’s local elections in England, so it could qualify for a Party Election Broadcast.
The party has seen an exodus of members since the 2016 EU referendum and a poor performance in last year’s general election.
THE WAY FORWARD – written by Gerard Batten while Henry Bolton was wrecking the party in January?.
On 22 January 2018, Batten resigned as UKIP’s “Brexit” spokesman in protest at the party leadership of Henry Bolton, in the process publicly calling for Bolton to stand down from the office amidst general dissatisfaction amongst a substantial portion of the party’s membership with him; haemorrhaging membership levels, and an ongoing media circus concerning Bolton’s personal life. On 17 February 2018 Bolton was officially dismissed as party leader after an Extraordinary General Meeting vote by the party membership, and Gerard Batten was announced as the Party Leader (on an interim basis) until the conclusion of the next leadership election.
During Batten’s Interim Leadership term, the party was saved from insolvency and put back on a sound financial footing after an appeal to members successfully raised almost £300,000. The party was also able to pay an outstanding legal bill. In addition, Ukip also saw its first significant membership rise in a couple of years with over 900 members joining during this time period. 
On 14 April 2018, Gerard Batten was elected unopposed as the Leader of UKIP. In a statement issued upon his appointment as Leader he said: “I received the backing of all three UKIP Lords, our major donors, our MEPs, our London and Welsh Assembly Members, and party activists and members from all over the UK”. 
TAP – It really must be the end of the Jarach media-spin era, and the start of a new truth party. Gerard Batten would be ideal if he can make it through the morass. Youngish at 64. He could go a long way very quickly once people realise there is a genuine choice in politics – a non-media non-Satanic ordinary bloke. Go Gerard!