Friday, 7 October 2016

Do the Tories realy want to be "Tory Lite" with the chaos it will bring internally?

The idea of that Politicians brawling amongst themselves is bad enough when one is seriously injured it is not a matter of levity.
Ukip  MEP Steven Woolfe collapsed after an incident at a meeting in Strasbourg.
Mr Woolfe, 49 - among the favourites to be the party's next leader - had a precautionary brain scan and is expected to be released later.
UKIP chairman Paul Oakden said there would be a full investigation and "appropriate action" if necessary.
The incident, understood to be between Mr Woolfe and fellow MEP Mike Hookem, took place during a heated UKIP meeting in the European Parliament.
UKIP sources said "a rumbustious argument" had taken place following claims Mr Woolfe had been considering defecting to the Conservative Party.
Accounts of what followed vary, with Mr Woolfe quoted in the Daily Mail as saying a punch was thrown at him.
UKIP did not deny Mr Hookem, wh MEPo represents Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, left the room with Mr Woolfe, although a spokeswoman is reported to have denied that a physical fight took place.
Despite being opposed to everything that Mr Woolfe stands for I wish him well in his recovery and do not think this is a matter for levity.
The response for the Ukip leader in Wales Neil Hamilton however shows that he is not fit to be a member of our Assembly
In the interview, broadcast live, Mr Hamtilton said
"I understand there was an argument between some MEPs and Steven, I think, picked a fight with one of them and came off worst.
"But that’s what I’ve heard second hand and remains to be seen what the full truth is.
“I don’t know what his current condition is.
"It’s obviously a serious matter if he’s been carted off to hospital with bleeding on the brain as I understand it. The information has come from an eyewitness there.
“It’s unfortunate but passions run high.
“I was told he was knocked over and hit his head on a window. I don’t know if he was knocked unconscious.
”He hit his head on a glass window with quite a wallop.
“It was a dispute between two individuals.
”There is too much violence in Ukip at the moment. I don’t mean physical violence, I mean online and in the media.”
Mr Farage has returned as UKIP leader until a fresh election is held to 
Mr Woolfe, the MEP for North West England, later announced he will run for leader in the next election, having being unable to take part in the previous contest because he missed the deadline for submitting his nomination.find a successor to Diane James. She announced her resignation on Tuesday after just 18 days in the job, citing professional and personal reasons.
Meanwhile Ukip backer Arron Banks has warned he could leave the party after being left “utterly disgusted” by Neil Hamilton’s comments after MEP Steven Woolfe was hospitalised.
He said 
 “Firstly, I was shocked at the events that unfolded today – it goes without saying that I wish Steven best wishes and hope he recovers soon.“I am however utterly disgusted to see Neil Hamilton touring the newsrooms this afternoon, spewing his bile before anyone knew if Steven was going to be OK. He truly is a creature from the gutter who will do anything to get his mug on our screens.
“Tonight I am calling for the immediate suspension of the NEC. Elections need to be held for both a new leader of the party as well as the NEC.
“People say that UKIP is split down the middle between two camps. This is incorrect.
“The Tory troublemakers and fifth columnists represent a small minority in our party, yet they use any opportunity they can do undermine those working tirelessly to hold the governments feet to the flames. This ends today.
“If Neil Hamilton and Douglas Carswell remain in the party, and the NEC decide that Steven Woolfe can not run for leader, I will be leaving UKIP.
“People have worked too long and too hard to get UKIP to where it is today, but it is clear that we ourselves, are at breaking point.”
I am at a loss to explain how Ukip are still polling  in the numbers they are


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They have dropped but still have a core vote of about 9-13% .

What affect the latest leadership crisis is going and the news of the a"rumbustious argument"  in Strasbourg is anybody;s guess,

But if it remains in the percentages it has recently shown it could show that maybe the Tories plans to be Ukip Lite will not garner them any ore support from that quarter.

However maybe the Tories ope is the defection of some leading Ukip supporters to them .

After yesterdays events .do they really want them?
 

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