A bloke you’ve never heard of has resigned from UKIP, after gradually realising that past, current, and potential party leaders are a bunch of infighting homophobes and racists.
Jonathan Arnott (that’s him) is apparently MEP for the North East of England and says UKIP “shifted” its stance on religious and cultural issues.
“It was a great shock to me, as you might imagine.” said Arnott. “There was nothing in the party’s history which gave a hint of the festering hatred and bile, lurking far below the surface. OK, perhaps not ‘far below’, maybe ‘just below’ but I really didn’t have a clue.”
“Looking back now,” said a reflective Arnott, “I suppose I might have twigged that a party electing both Paul Nuttall and Nigel Farage as party leaders could have been harbouring something deeply unpleasant. However, hindsight is a wonderful thing and it’s not fair that political commentators should be criticised for not spotting what was coming.”