Sunday, 10 November 2013

@GawainTowler: One Of Us

Guido reported on Thursday about the redeployment of Westminster's longest-serving press officer from London to Europe.
He’s had the hardest jobs in politics for a decade but now UKIP head of press Gawain Towler is heading back to Brussels. He will also stand for election in 2014. Putting out fires since most other spinners were still at school, Towler dealt with fruitcakes, loonies and Nigel Farage on a daily basis for years. Westminster will be darker without his signature red trousers, and farewell to the cravat/bowler hat/tweed look. 
Farage and co are vulnerable without him.
He also used the pic of Gawain in his bathrobe which I once did for laughs (though I can't for the life of me find the particular post).

The footnote H/T Gawain has been a regular feature on this blog and I can still heartily recommend following @gawaintowler on Twitter as I do. In light of this, despite my workload being stiff at the moment, I made a point of travelling uptown on Thursday to say farewell to Gawain with a beer or two before he leaves for a new UKIP job spec in Brussels.

For those who don't know who he is, Gawain was instrumental in securing Nigel Farage as a speaker for our day out in Stony Stratford, and is as sound as they come, right up to being spanked by the EU for having the temerity to blog his opinions.

He is mightily one of us, as this video clip shows.


His next challenge is to be elected as an MEP in the South West as third candidate in the UKIP list. If you're in that catchment area, please do him a favour in May 2014 when you cast your vote.

If location denies you that, instead raise a glass to the guy and pray to whichever God you respect that Labour and the Lib Dems poll less than 12% which is the magic number to turn UKIP's two MEPs there into three.

I'll miss the flamboyant bugger, so I will.


13 comments:

Jay said...

blog post here http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/haute-couture.html

North Mill Avoncliff said...

good half dozen votes here

Junican said...

The video was a superb commentary upon the utter idiocy of the Tobacco Control Industry, and why it is that the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control needs to be destroyed.

castello said...

Great guy.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Well found! Thanks, Jay.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Great to hear it. :)

nisakiman said...

Comes across as a pretty sound fellow. It's a pity there aren't more like him in politics.

Miles Dolphin said...

Impressive as well as flamboyant - I know where my Dorset vote will be going.

Miles Dolphin said...

Are we allowed to Denormalise the tobacco control advocates first? - preferably with a blunt instument . . .

'Arry's Dad said...

Well I know where my vote will be going. Now if we can only get someone like him for the general and local elections we might get higher turnouts

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Send UKIP that in an e-mail. In fact, send it to other parties too, they won't listen if no-one says anything. :)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

:)

horserider said...

Erm, he was fired. Fuller has the role now. Wonder why.