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Bloom sits as independent

The controversial Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber Godfrey Bloom will sit as an independent but has not quit Ukip. He was stripped of the party whip after offensive remarks about women and an altercation with a journalist.

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Nigel Farage: 'hacked off' with Bloom over comments

The leader of the UK Independence Party has reacted angrily following the behaviour of Yorkshire and Humber MEP Godfrey Bloom at the party's annual conference.

Mr Bloom has had the whip withdrawn after calling women at the meeting in Westminster 'sluts' before hitting a journalist with a brochure. Nigel Farage says he is 'hacked off' with Mr Bloom and feels his actions have distracted attention from the party's core message.

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