It has been announced that Nigel Farage is to stand against John Bercow, the House of Commons Speaker, at the General Election.
Farage is quoted as saying that Bercow “represents all that is wrong with British politics today. He was embroiled in the expenses saga and he presides over a Parliament that virtually does nothing”.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Nigel, your hypocrisy is absolutely amazing!
So what about the £2 million expenses you claimed as an MEP? And what about your refusal to say where it went?
And what about the money raised by the Ashford Call Centre? Where did that go?
And why did UKIP continue to accept donations from Alan Bown? Despite being made aware that he was not on the electoral roll UKIP continued to take his money. Why?
So don’t you regard your criticism of Bercow as slightly hypocritical? You are literally the last person who should be claiming the moral high ground!
You also ‘lead’ a party that has had MEPs for over 10 years. And yet we are still no closer to seeing Britain free herself from the EU.
Your presence in Brussels has achieved absolutely nothing and yet you presume to condemn Westminster politicians for the same inaction?
And I wonder how Dave Fowler feels about your decision? He had already been selected by his branch to fight the seat on behalf of UKIP.
But since when did the wishes of the membership ever concern you or the cabal?
Dr Edmond - a former UKIP NEC member - spoke for many when he said:
It smacks of Farage's announcement at the last conference that Nuttall was to be the new chairman. Was that run past the NEC beforehand? No it was not!
Farage has no respect for ordinary members, the NEC or other MEPs and it will be his eventual downfall.