A few facts for all those UKIPPERS who are thinking of voting for Gerard Batten.
He has consistently refused to publish his MEP expenses.
A former NEC member has gone on record as saying that Batten was “the most vociferous opponent when this was put to the NEC as a motion in 2006”.
He has failed to properly answer the Open Europe transparency questionnaire on employees.
He put his signature to a Farage letter which called on members to approve changes to UKIP’s constitution. This would have given Paul Nuttall the right to suspend members without having to give them a reason. That's dictatorship in our book.
He criticises Farage in private but lacks the courage to do this publicly. There is little point in attacking Farage’s arrogance and incompetence if you are still happy to jump into line the moment Nigel clicks his fingers.
He has still FAILED to mention his leadership bid on his MEP website. Click on latest news and you STILL get the article on the Irish vote! See: LINK
Gerard Batten would be a weak and ineffectual leader. Look at his record in London. Branches are closing and UKIP's vote is withering on the vine.
Forget him. The race for leader is between Nikki Sinclaire and Lord Pearson.