UKIP is a Farage worshiping cult. That's the way has set it up over many years as a vehicle to enrich Nigel and by preferring people of little talent he has ensured no efective opposition to his rule and by his control of the EU funds won in European elections by the efforts of the hard working poor, often pensioners, ordinary party members he has ensured contol of his cult through highly paid sycophants in all the key UKIP posts. .
Farage has never wanted to get us out of the EU. That was obvious to me within two minutes of meeting him. For a man of such limited talent he makes a very easy and very lucrative living out of the EU. It massages and gratifies his huge ego but neither he nor the UKIP faithful see how he is manipulated and controlled by the EU at every turn. The EU are past masters at controling politicians.
Carswell is an honourable intelligent man who joined UKIP to try and get us out of the EU. He has now seen through Farage and knows Farage has to go as UKIP leader if the leave the EU movement is to have any chance of succeeding. Farage's demise is a necessary but not a sufficient condition to get us out of the EU.
Carswell thought he was joining a regular political party. What he said about the leadership re the recent Oldham by-election loss would not have raised a ripple in the the Conservative or Labour parties. But in the Farage UKIP cult no criticism of the leader is allowed.
Its a simple choice. For our country to get back its independence Farage has to permanently step down as UKIP leader. Who should replace him? The person who is acceptable to a wide range of voters is Diane James. She has the added advantage of being a woman opposed by the Bullingdon club hooray Henrys. That will be worth a million votes in the Referendum if spun correctly.
Look who Farage has put in as UKIP leader in Brussels - Nuttal the scouser. Who are Midlle England going to vote for in the Referendum, Mrs James or Nuttal? The referendum will be won and lost in the middle ground. Only Mrs James can reach out to that constituency. Farage and Nuttal will ensure votes go to th stay in campaign.
Note also that Farage has kept control of the EU funds to pay his sycophants by remaining as leader of the EFDD group. That is one of the ways the EU controls UKIP. But we will also be controlled by the EU via its propaganda arm, the BBC.
Our best hope is for the EU to create at least two more major cock ups. They will antagonise Putin at some stage sooon I hope. Remember what happened to Napoleon and Hitler and let us hope a similar fate befalls Merkel and Hollande.