Farage on Mote,
"He never took his seat as a UKIP MEP. He was a member of UKIP, who was elected and I kicked him out even before he took his seat."
Mote was no2 on the UKIP South East slate in 2004 for the European elections of that year. Number one on that list was Nigel Farage. Does Farage think people are so gullible as to believe he knew nothing about Mote his no 2 on the list. At the next election, 2009 Farage clearly supported Andreasen as his no2 on the SE UKIP slate . She subsequently went off to join the Tories. In 2014 it was the same story with Janice Atkinson, no2 on the UKIP SE slate.
She was expelled from UKIP for "bringing the party into disrepute" after her chief of staff was recorded apparently trying to inflate her expenses.
On 16 June 2015, it was announced that Atkinson had joined a new group in the European Parliament, Europe of Nations and Freedom. The group consisted at its formation of 36 members. As well as Atkinson, the group is formed of 20 MEPs from the French National Front, and smaller numbers from Italy's Northern League, the Freedom Party of Austria, the Dutch Party for Freedom, Poland's Congress of the New Right and the Belgian Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest Party).
Essentially she has joined Marie LePen's French Front National group. A triumph for the EU federal dream of European political parties sans fromtieres.
So that's 3 elections and in each the UKIP no 2 candidate to Farage on the Souh East list has turned out to be less than loyal to UKIP. The common factor is of course Farage. Nobody gets on a UKIP slate in any region, let alone Farage's South East region, without Farage's personal seal of approval. Pofessed loyalty to Farage not UKIP is the criterion all MEP candidates must pass.. I know, I was kicked of the SW list in 2009 by the Farage controlled UKIP NEC for criticising in an NEC meeting the Farage controlled UKIP candidate selection process and also UKIP;s financial probity. He used the UKIP traitor Bannerman to frame the charges against me. Bannerman went off to join the Tories and is now a Tory MEP. The NEC had no power to do this but such niceties matter not a jot in Farage's UKIP. After the illegal NEC decision Farage's crony the late Malcolm Wood the South West RO arranged to have this decision endorsed by the SWRCC. To her credit Julie Read, now a UKIP MEP, spoke against this at the SWRCC meeting on the grounds that it was ultra vires to oveturn my democratic election by SW members.
The EU of course acts like this all the time!
I have no doubt Mote never sat as a UKIP MEP but he was elected as a Farage endorsed MEP. Farage is dissembling to try an imply otherwise