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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And yet again UKIP is leaderless, except Farage is saying he never really resigned.,.,.,
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKIP will soon cease to exist. It was always pretty obvious that the Brexit referendum would lead to the breakup of the UKIP - regardless of the result. But a win for Brexit makes UKIP particularly pointless. Same thing would happen to the SNP if the nationalists ever win an independence referendum. There is no reason for them to exist and nothing to keep them united.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, not certain that we need UKIP anymore.
I have voted for them as I am opposed to remaining in the EU, and I felt that voting UKIP was a good way of expressing that view.

Now that we have held a referendum, and voted to leave the EU, it could be argued that UKIP are obsolete.

In the event that we do not actually fully leave in a timely fashion, then I forecast a great upsurge in support for UKIP, but not otherwise.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKIP aren't redundant until we are actually out of the EU. I can see Labour losing a lot of seats to UKIP if we're not out before the next election. labour calling for a general election now is like turkeys calling for Christmas early!
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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now they don't even get to the point of declaring that they are standing for election before they out of the race.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/06/ukip-leadership-favourite-steven-woolfe-collapses-in-european-parliament

Hope he recovers (physically if not politically).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reports that Wolfe's condition is life-threatening. Sounds like a brain haemorrhage . Hope he makes it.

Punched by one of his fellow MEPs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realise at first that it was one of his "colleagues" who did it.
With friends like that! Presumably the offender will be charged and tried after a psychiatric assessment.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reportedly condition is improving. Hopefully manslaughter charges won't be needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37572377

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UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe says he is recovering in hospital after a reported fight at a meeting of the party's MEPs.


Oh boy. This is some implosion. They really should just disband UKIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes labour look united.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MEP who clocked him is called Mike Hookem - you couldn't make that up!

Although rumours are that Woolfe started it, which may mean he doesn't bring charges.

Hookem is a Hull working class lad, sort of reminds me of ex deputy PM John Prescott.
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