The idea of that Politicians brawling amongst themselves is bad enough when one is seriously injured it is not a matter of levity.
"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.”
“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.I am at a loss to explain how Ukip are still polling in the numbers they are
“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.”
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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?