The Talking Clock posts that Gerard Batten has formed an electoral pact with Tim Congdon, the latter who is standing for Leader – and that as part of this ‘pact’ Gerard Batten has withdrawn his candidacy for that position.
“In a brief form of the statement, Tim Congdon tells potential supporters: “Tim Congdon and Gerard Batten have announced that they will be working together in a joint bid for the leadership of the UK Independence Party. Gerard Batten has decided to stand down and to support the candidature of Tim Congdon. If Tim Congdon is elected Leader of the UK Independence Party, he will appoint Gerard Batten as Deputy Leader and Head of Policy Development.“
Follow the links in TTC’s post to read the statements by Batten and Congdon.
So now we will have the Farage/Nuttall camps in open warfare with the Batten/Congdon camps.
TTC ends his post:
“This is a race that just got a darn sight more interesting…“
Greg L-W, Your last post I have deleted as I believe it to be out of order and on the basis that this is my blog. This is the first time I have had to take this decision and as a result I would request that if you wish to write content, such as you did in those I have deleted, that you do it elsewhere.
Hi, no problem – just a pity you lack the integrity to tell the truth. To help establish the facts, rather than your dishonest spin and childish name calling I have posted the facts at: http://ukip-vs-eukip.blogspot.com/2010/09/0122b-ukip-go-to-war-paint-balls-at.html Where those who value the truth over the defensive spin can read it. It is of course your prerogative to lie on your blog but were you a gentleman of integrity you would not lie and seek to mislead people. But I note you are defending the indefensible so why would I be surprised? Regards, Greg_L-W.