Dudley UKIP announced in their local newspaper that a former Labour Party branch chairman has defected to the Euro sceptic party. Steve Daniels has been selected to stand for UKIP in the coming local elections in the Netherton ward where he hopes to win a seat on Dudley Council. Daniels said: “I have decided to accept the invitation to join UKIP because their values match mine”. We wonder which values Daniels refers to as we can reveal the new UKIP recruit appeared on the leaked BNP membership list.
via hopenothat: New UKIP Recruit Is Former BNP Man
Ukip councillor David Silvester’s suspension comes after new interview in which he says gay people ‘can be healed’. A Ukip councillor who blamed the Christmas and new year floods on the passage of gay marriage laws has been suspended from the party, Ukip said on Sunday, reversing an earlier view that he was entitled to his opinion. Henley-on-Thames councillor David Silvester, who defected from the Tories in protest at David Cameron’s support for same-sex unions, said he had warned the prime minister of “repercussions” if gay marriage went ahead. He was suspended by Ukip after defying a request not to do further interviews on his beliefs following his initial claims made in a letter to a local newspaper. The move came as leader Nigel Farage launched a clearout of “extremist, nasty or barmy” views from the party ahead of polls in May.
via guardian: Ukip suspends councillor who claimed floods were caused by gay marriage