10 Things to Know About Henry Bolton

The new UKIP leader is Henry Bolton. Guido answers the question: “Who are you?”

  • Bolton was the Faragista candidate and Nigel has already congratulated him on his win
  • He is a former British Army officer with an an OBE for services to international security
  • He ran as a LibDem in 2005
  • He worked for the EU in Common Security and Defence Policy roles
  • He was a police officer for Thames Valley police for eight years, during which he received an award for outstanding bravery
  • His wife Tatiana Smurova-Bolton gave birth to their daughter Victoria on a train to St Pancras
  • He warned UKIP was in danger of becoming he “UK Nazi Party” if Anne-Marie Waters won
  • He says Islam is a “problem
  • He says left-wing extremists like Antifa are as bad as the BNP and EDL
  • He got more votes (3,874) than he had followers on Twitter (2,359) at the time of his election.

Asked by Guido after he won, he didn’t rule out kicking Anne-Marie Waters out of the party…




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Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”

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