UKIP expel MEP in dispute over ‘extremist’ links

This week The Times reported of Nikki Sinclaire:

The UK Independence Party has expelled one of its MEPs after she refused to sit with its right-wing Italian allies in the European Parliament and fell out with former leader Nigel Farage…

Ms Sinclaire, 41, an MEP for the West Midlands, insisted that she wanted to stay with the party but would not join UKIP’s alliance in Strasbourg with the “extremist” Northern League of Italy. She has also said that she lost faith in Mr Farage because of his “personal animosity” towards her…

UKIP has a track record for losing MEPs, having entered the last European Parliament in 2004 with 12 and finishing with nine after two expulsions and the walkout by Robert Kilroy-Silk, the former television presenter.

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2 Comments

  • Antony Hook 7th Mar '10 - 5:26pm

    I heard Farage on the radio over the weekend saying that in Buckingham he will concentrate his campaign in all the pubs because that is where you “hear what people really think”.

    Incredible.

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