Fellow Ukip MEP Roger Helmer has criticised Godfrey Bloom, who has had the party whip removed after calling women "sluts" at a Ukip fringe event.
Mr Helmer told Channel 4 News:
He is a colourful and outspoken character and I don't think there's any malice in his make up...It's quite clear that today he went way over the top, his remarks are very unhelpful, very damaging.
I'm sorry he didn't keep his tongue under a little more control.
The UK Independence Party has removed the whip from MEP Godfrey Bloom after he called women "sluts" a fringe event.
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