The following letter was originally published in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph:
SIR – As a former UKIP member, it pains me to say that I believe the party’s loss of membership is due to two things: infighting among the leadership, and exasperation at the virtual breakdown in communication between head office and the branches.
So bad had this become, that, last year, a number of branch chairmen met and drew up a letter to head office, known as the Newmarket Declaration, setting out their complaints and suggestions for improvement. Unbelievably, it took Head Office 21 weeks to respond.
Now, a number of former UKIP members have formed a breakaway party called UK First, to pick up and carry forward the torch of freedom that the leadership seems to have dropped.
Richard Shaw, Dunstable,
End of letter.
UKIP is clearly finished. Anyone willing to give it a decent burial?
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