British MEP quits xenophobic coalition

This is a video of Nikki Sinclaire MEP’s statement about leaving the xenophobic EFD group.

From Pink News in Britain:

Lesbian UKIP MEP leaves European group

January 14, 2010 – 14:20

A lesbian MEP for the UK Independence Party has left the group her party joined in the European Parliament.

Nikki Sinclaire announced this week that she was leaving the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group after a breakdown in her relationship with UKIP’s leader in Europe Nigel Farage.

She wrote in a statement: “My working relationship and trust with EFD co-president Nigel Farage has broken down since his personal admittance [sic] to me recently that he wished I had not been elected.”

Sinclaire, who is an MEP for the West Midlands, also cited “extremism” from the Italian party in the grouping, Lega Nord. Instead, she will sit with a group of MEPs who have not joined any coalition.

She wrote: “I have decided to move to this non-attached group as I have found it increasingly difficult to justify sitting alongside one or two of the European parties within the EFD group who have a variety of extremist views which includes anti-Semitism, violence and the espousal of a single European policy on immigration.”

Farage stood down as leader of UKIP in order to challenge Speaker John Bercow for his Buckingham seat.

Sinclaire came third in the leadership vote in September. She was elected as an MEP last year.

A lesbian UKIP MEP who left the party’s European grouping has been told she cannot stand for election under her party: here.

Oregon, USA: An anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi sympathizing group called the Pacifica Forum uses a loophole that allows them to meet on the U of O campus. Now a group of students and community members is standing up and saying enough – get this organized hatred off our campus: here.

2 thoughts on “British MEP quits xenophobic coalition

  1. Neil Hamilton joins Ukip executive

    POLITICS: Former Tory minister Neil Hamilton has been elected to the national executive of the far-right UK Independence Party, it announced today.

    His parliamentary career was ended in 1997 by the cash-for-questions scandal.

    He branded the three main party leaders as “Euro-elitists” who had “sold Britain down the river,” and said that only Ukip had “the balls” to do something about it.


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