UKIP Wales have been rocked this week by the resignation of their deputy chairman James Cole, according to Exposing UKIP.
To make matters worse, Cole posted a scathing attack of the party as his Facebook status, claiming that UKIP in Wales are ‘no longer a party of democracy’. Here is his post in full:
Exposing UKIP goes on to highlight some of the possible “manipulation of power and core principles” in which Mr Coles took part, including his selection and deselection as UKIP’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Llanelli: “Firstly, he was controversially declared (by UKIP Llanelli chairman Barry Clark) as PPC despite not achieving a two-thirds majority in a members’ vote. Non-committee members were not given the chance to verify the count. After a complaint made from within UKIP Llanelli to UKIP’s head office, party chairman Steve Crowther ruled the vote invalid. Cole was deselected. To add to the events, during UKIP Llanelli’s next meeting in November, a journalist was ejected and UKIP were accused of curbing press freedom.”
Mr Cole’s claim to be against racism appears to be countered by a glance at his Facebook ‘likes’, including Britain First and the “hate-filled” page ‘We demand an immediate end to immigration’, the admin of which admits being a ‘passionate’ ex-BNP supporter.
Readers will be aware that Vox Political is based in Mid Wales, where UKIP has an active membership. What hope is there that any of those people will be any different, if this is the state of Welsh UKIP’s (former) deputy leader?
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