The British politician and member of the European Union Parliament who referred to Nigeria and other countries still receiving aid from the UK as “Bonga bonga land” has been suspended from his party, UK Independent Party (UKIP) for calling women sluts.
UKIP party chairman, Steve Crowther, has confirmed that the ‘bonga bonga’ politician whose real name is Godfrey Bloom has had the party whip withdrawn pending formal disciplinary hearing for referring to women in a room full of party delegates as “sluts”.
The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, wants a stricter disciplinary measure taken out against the gaffe prone politician and has called for him to be sacked completely from the party.
A visibly angry Mr Farage said he had “had enough” of Mr Bloom and would be meeting with Ukip chairman Steve Crowther at 6pm to demand the whip be removed as the Yorkshire and Humber MEP (Member of European Parliament)
Mr Farage, who today delivered his speech to party delegates, told Sky News he had spoken to Mr Bloom since the incident and told him: “I am pretty hacked off with your behaviour.”
He added he was angry the conference had been “overshadowed by the selfishness and stupidity of one man.”
“I have had enough of it,” he said.
Mr Farage did say the ex-Army Officer was not misogynistic, and that his comments were a joke.
He said: “He has this sense of humour that is Territorial Army circa 1965.
“He is a clever bloke and he has some great virtues, but he has this mess officer from the 1960s sense of humour.”
Godfrey Bloom’s only defence of the comment was that he had only meant it as a joke during the meeting before hitting Channel 4 News presenter, Michael Crick across the head with a copy of the party’s conference brochure after it was pointed out there were no black faces on the cover.