A POLL of Politicalite readers has revealed that 94% BACK Gerard Batten’s decision to appoint Tommy Robinson as a personal special advisor, despite attacks by Nigel Farage.
The poll of over 2.4k readers revealed that most Kippers backed Mr Batten’s decision to appoint Mr Robinson as Special Advisor on Grooming Gangs and Prisons.
We asked, “Do you agree with UKIP leader Gerard Batten’s decision to appoint Tommy Robinson as an unpaid special advisor on grooming gangs and prisons?”
94% said YES
6% said NO
SOURCE: Politicalite Facebook Poll, 24th November 2018
Tommy Robinson, Special Advisor on Grooming Gangs and Prisons hit back at former party boss Nigel Farage after he attacked Batten’s decision to appoint him as a Special Advisor and his vow to remove him as party leader.
Tommy threw some serious shade at Nige and described him as an: “Ex-private school Tory banker who ran away to hide after Brexit.”
“Sounds like he thinks HE owns the party and not the people… He couldn’t be more elitist and establishment if he tried!
“Busy turning his nose up at over 1 million of you and millions more that read but do not follow.
“Nigel is so concerned about his big pay cheques at LBC he is now doing what the media were doing to UKIP and him for years.
“He has decided to call the millions of normal British people, young and old that follow me ‘yobby, thuggy, nasty skin headed, tattooed extremist racists’ with absolutely no justification.
“If he bothered to watch the Free Tommy rally he would see that there were all races present and as many women as there were men on those demonstrations. Gerard Batten is a decent man, not a snake like you Nigel!
“You keep on being triggered and told what to say by your masters, meanwhile more people will to join UKIP as they will become the people’s party and drain the establishment swamp.”
His comments came after Farage launched an elitist coup to REMOVE Gerard Batten as leader of Ukip over his appointment of the working-class hero.
The former UKIP leader vowed to REMOVE the widely popular leader after he appointed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson as an advisor.
Mr Farage said on Friday that he would be submitting a letter of no confidence in Mr Batten, and said he will “get rid of him”.
“Gerard Batten has got this sort of fixation with Tommy Robison, and discussing Islam, and dragging Ukip into the direction of effectively being a street activist party.”
Asked if Mr Robinson’s appointment would kill the party, Mr Farage said: “I haven’t given up yet. I will be writing to the National Executive Committee of the party today and urging we have a vote of no confidence in Gerard Batten as leader, that we get rid of him.
“We will have one last go at getting rid of somebody who as leader is dragging us in a shameful direction.
“I’m going to fight, try and save it, but if it continues in this direction, electorally it is finished.”
Of Mr Robinson’s appointment, Mr Batten said: “I have appointed Tommy Robinson to be a personal special advisor on two subjects which he has great knowledge.“It is not necessary for him to be a party member in order to assist me in this role. I am looking forward to working with him.”
It’s not the first time Mr Farage has tried to control who runs UKIP.
One pro-Batten UKIP source told Politicalite: “Mr Farage told the UKIP membership to vote for Henry Bolton and then begged them not to remove him.”
“Henry was one of the darkest chapters in UKIP’s history and Nigel begged the party to keep him.”
“This just shows how out of touch he is with the members.”