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Nigel Farage reckons Ukip's only MP will be kicked out of the party soon

Nigel Farage reckons Ukip's only MP will be kicked out of the party soon

Nigel Farage thinks it’s just a matter of time before Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell is given the boot from the party.

It’s no secret that Farage and Carswell have not seen eye-to-eye for a long time but the latest swipe from the former leader plunges the party into even more chaos than it was already in.

farage speaks during the press conference (Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

The comments came at the launch of a new paper looking into the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry called The Brexit Textbook on Fisheries – which we’re sure you’ll agree sounds like a real page-turner.

A paper on the impact of Brexit on the fisheries industry (Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

It was Farage’s unreserved remarks afterwards that have really got people talking. Speaking after the event, he said: “It’s not just me. A lot of people have been saying it, and saying it for a very long time.

“We nearly got rid of him back in 2015 when he sabotaged all my efforts at the European summit.

“We didn’t quite have the nerve to do it. I suspect now the party will.”

He also accused the MP of being a “posh boy”, which is something people on social media are really struggling to comprehend.

Just to make matters worse for Carswell, major millionaire Ukip donor Arron Banks has suggested he is ready to stand against him in the 2020 election.

Which is also something the public have taken issue with.

And so the chaos continues.

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