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Monday, 25 January 2010

UKIP: Nikki Sinclaire gets more publicity in the media

The Nikkigate saga continues.............

From the Birmingham Post:

The row between West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire and her own party has taken a bizarre twist after she admitted she didn’t know whether she had been expelled or not.

UKIP has told Ms Sinclaire she is not allowed to use its name, logo or “intellectual property” in any of her work.

But it has also declined to throw her out of the party formally. A meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss her future ended without a decision being taken.

She said: “If you were to ask me whether I am still a UKIP MEP, I would have to say I don’t know.”

But she insisted she would not stand down from the European Parliament, even if she had to sit as an independent.

Ms Sinclaire said: “My fear is that UKIP is breaking the contract it made with the people of the West Midlands, because they voted for a UKIP MEP and that’s what they should get.”

The row has cast a cloud over last year’s dramatic breakthrough by UKIP, which campaigns for Britain to leave the EU.

In a major blow for the traditional parties, it won two MEP seats in the West Midlands – beating Labour and the Liberal Democrats, which only gained one each.

But the celebrations were shortlived as relations between Ms Sinclaire and the party leadership broke down soon after she arrived in Brussels to join Mike Nattrass, the party’s other West Midlands MEP.

She announced she was quitting the eurosceptic group her UKIP colleagues have joined in the European Parliament, called the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group, which includes right-wing parties from across the EU.

In her resignation letter, she said: “I have found it increasingly difficult to justify sitting alongside one or two of the European parties within the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group who have a variety of extremist views which includes anti-Semitism, violence and the espousal of a single European policy on immigration.”

Despite resigning from the European group, she remained a member of UKIP itself. But her decision provoked a furious response, and Ms Sinclaire was sacked as the party’s general election candidate for Meriden, Warwickshire.

She was told that her fellow MEPs would consider throwing her out of the party at a meeting in Brussels. But that ended without a decision being taken.

Ms Sinclaire has now received a letter from Paul Nuttall, Chairman of UKIP’s National Executive Committee, banning her from using the party’s “intellectual property”.

She has also been banned from attending UKIP meetings.

However, she has been given an opportunity to reach an agreement with the party after she was invited to attend a meeting of the UKIP National Executive Committee on February 1.

Ms Sinclaire said: “I have been to see my solicitors to find out what I can do.

“What is certain is that I will continue as an MEP, doing the job I was elected to do.”

A UKIP spokesman said: “In effect, Ms Sinclaire is currently an independent MEP.

“All our MEPs signed an agreement to join the European Parliament group that the party decided to join.”

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Many UKIPPERS are quite rightly disgusted with the actions of Farage and the NEC.

Ms Sinclaire was assured by Lord Pearson that her decision to leave the EFD would NOT affect her position in UKIP. Despite this assurance Farage and his puppets immediately went on the attack and banned her from using the UKIP name and attending UKIP meetings. She was also banned from standing in the GE as a UKIP candidate.

She was also attacked by Farage on The Daily Politics show. During an interview with the host he mentioned her bankruptcy and tried to link her with the BNP.

UKIP is now in a state of civil war with Farage supporters openly spinning against Nikki Sinclaire and her supporters. The Party is falling apart at the seams.

It is no surprise that UKIP has been called a laughing stock by a fellow blogger: LINK

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