On Sunday evening, UKIP’s National Executive Committee gave unanimous “vote of no confidence” to their current leader Henry Bolton OBE. This means that the party has to call an EGM; whereby all the members will decide if the Mr Bolton should stay on. Frankly, it is an absolute piss-take and the party has truly become a joke.
All of this fuss has come about due to Henry Bolton’s new 25 year old mistress was caught on the receiving end of a vile Mail on Sunday leak scandal. The mistress, Jo Marney, had been found to have calling black people “ugly” and saying Meghan Markle would “taint the Royal family”. Although this is truly shocking behaviour, it is NOT HENRY’S FAULT.
UKIP, which was the driving force into achieving the historic and brilliant EU referendum, of which the country decided to vote to leave, has truly become an absolute joke. The party has gone through 3 leadership contests in just 18 months, and if the party members approve the NEC’s vote of no confidence then a FOURTH leadership contest will emerge.
Frankly, it is pathetic. The members need to get behind their leader, and accept that NIGEL FARAGE will never return as their leader. Henry Bolton OBE has himself said that if the party were to have another leadership contest, then the party would go bankrupt. The party need to desperately modernise and reform; because their membership has fallen dramatically (from 40,000 in 2015 to just 28,000 in 2018).
Our blog writers all admired UKIP and what it stood for during their glory days, but now it is humiliating. There must be a party which is Pro-Brexit and holds the government to account on the Brexit negotiations. However, if the members decided to go along with NEC’s decision, then a new party MUST BE FORMED.
Very simply, if you are reading this and you are a UKIP member, stop whinging over a tiny scandal that the public don’t really care about and GET ON WITH IT. If you disagree, then please tell us who else will lead the party…..NOT NIGEL!!!