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Bloom sits as independent MEP

Godfrey Bloom will sit as an independent MEP until next year's European election but has not quit Ukip. Mr Bloom was stripped of the party whip after offensive remarks he made about women at a party event and an altercation with a TV journalist.

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Ukip MEP hits journalist with his conference brochure

The controversial Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has hit a Channel 4 News correspondent over the head with a copy of his party's conference guide and called him a racist after being asked why there were no ethnic minorities on the front of the brochure:

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