Members & staff of UKIP past & present. Committed to reforming the party by exposing the corruption and dishonesty that lies at its heart, in the hope of making it fit for purpose.
Only by removing Nigel Farage and his sycophants on the NEC can we save UKIP from electoral oblivion.
And later in a press release he slamed Farage and Pearson's offer to disband UKIP:
I read with appalled incredulity the front page of the Times on Saturday 28th November in which it was revealed that as Nigel Farage's messenger, Lord Pearson offered to stand UKIP down at the next general election, if the Tories promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. I have read with almost equal incredulity the response put out by the UKIP Press Office today.
Nigel Farage and Lord Pearson had no authority to make this offer. It amounts to a betrayal of UKIP and its members, the vast majority of whom have expressed their opposition to any kind of electoral deals when given the opportunity to do so.
Lord Pearson won UKIP's leadership contest without mentioning the proposed deal. Throughout the six hustings meetings in November he heard the thunderous applause I received when I said that under my leadership 'there would be no deals with the Tories or anyone else'. Had he spoken up before the campaign there would have been a completely different result.
The knives are now out for Batten. Several members of UKIP's NEC have already raised the suggestion that if he is not prepared to 'step in line' he should face expulsion from the party.
Malcolm Wood is already briefing against Batten with this in mind.
Gerard has made matters worse for himself by writing directly to Pearson and demanding that no further electoral offers by made to the Tories. Lord Pearson was said to have been furious when he received it. You can imagine how Farage responded!
Batten's days in UKIP could well be coming to an end. Farage wants him out. Some of Gerard's supporters have already suggested that he resign from UKIP and thus deny Farage and Pearson the satisfaction of expelling him.
At least one party - The BNP - is said to be interested in Batten if he does leave UKIP.
Today we discussed this matter with GLW. His sources also confirmed the fact that Batten faces a very uncertain future in UKIP.