I have always had a certain affinity with RKS. Like me he lectured at Liverpool University leaving just before I started there. His performance on QT was a tour de force from the Farage seat on the far right of Dimblebore. He was head and shoulders above the other pygmies particularly Hain & PC Blair.
He started on the evils of the EU with a 5 minute monologue of dense argument that Dimblebore abetted by the odious Hain could not halt. On Afghanistan he was supremely well informed and silenced Hain by asking him to name one UK Islamic terrorist born in Afghanistan. On immigration he was lucid, rational and very convincing.
What a pity he no longer represents UKIP. He ubdoubtedly has a huge ego but then so does Farage. The difference is Farage does not have 10% of Kilroy's debating ability.
I cannot understand why Nuttall did not announce his resignation at the Exeter hustings to make it clear to the members there would be a new chairman as well as leader? It would have been good manners to do so. I have no idea what lies behind it. We will have to wait some time for the real reasons to emerge. It clarifies things for me. In an election year Alan Wood or Nikki would make excellent NEC chairman of what would be effectively be a campaign committee. Both are good organisers and campaigners. Pearson's role is to get the money.