I was extremely saddened to see that Mr Young’s nomination papers were not to be found in the pile recently sent to UKIP HQ. It appears that he will not be seeking re-election to the NEC.
It seems that Mr Young has had enough of Farage and I, for one, can’t blame him for taking this attitude.
After all, he was unlawfully removed as Head of Young Independence because he was seen by Farage as being too independent. He has been openly mocked by other NEC members after failing to get support for a proposed motion. He has witnessed Farage and Nuttall conduct kangaroo courts in order to remove democratically NEC elected members. He has protested in vain at Nuttall’s unlawful and unconstitutional ‘election’ to the NEC - an ‘election’ announced by Farage at the Bournemouth Conference and done without the NEC’s approval. He has seen the Party Secretary accuse Dr Eric Edmond and John West of being mentally ill. Finally, he has had to tolerate Farage’s bullying and childish antics at every NEC meeting since his election in 2006.
Can we really blame him for wanting to walk away?
Mr Young, you a man of principle and integrity. You believe in democracy and freedom of speech. Clearly, you have no place in Nigel Farage’s UKIP.