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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Bloom - Farage says Calendar interview sealed Godfrey's fate

The full interview with UKIP leader Nigel Farage after the controversial politician Godfrey Bloom quit as a UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber following his outbursts on the day of his party's annual conference last week.

Mr Bloom was suspended on Friday after he made offensive remarks about women, lashed out at a journalist with a brochure, and threatened Calendar's Political correspondent. He's staying on as an independent MEP and as a member of UKIP.

Mr Farage revealed that threats to Calendar's Paul Brand sealed his fate.

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