Nigel Farage has finally formed a new grouping in Brussels.
However, certain UKIP MEPs are less than pleased at the thought of joining MEP’s from the Northern League.
Nikki Sinclaire has already expressed her anger after finding out that members of the Northern League are less than sympathetic to homosexuals and lesbians - Sinclaire is a lesbian.
For instance, Giancarlo Gentilini, deputy mayor of Treviso and member of the party, in 2007 called for the "ethnic cleansing" of homosexuals.
"I will immediately give orders to my forces so that they can carry out an ethnic cleansing of faggots," he told a local television station.
"The faggots must go to other [cities] where they are welcome. Here in Treviso there is no chance for faggots or the like."
In Venice in 2007, he taunted Pecoraro Scanio, then minister of the environment under Romano Prodi and the first Italian minister to come out as bisexual, by saying: "In Gorgo, a woman was raped with a chisel in the back and in the front. I say to Pecoraro Scanio that I want the same thing happens to his mother and his sister." Mr Scanio is a popular target for Northern League insults, with a banner at a festival organised by the League in 2005 reading: "Rape Pecoraro."
Several other UKIP MEPs are also extremely unhappy that Farage made the decision to form the new grouping WITHOUT consulting them. When one of them complained he was told “who’s in charge here? You or Nigel?”
Oh, the joys of being in UKIP!