Leader’s Update 10th September 2018
Dear Fellow UKIP Member,
A motion will be debated at Conference on Saturday 22nd September requesting that the NEC permits Tommy Robinson to become a member of UKIP. This would, of course, require a change to the party’s rules.
This motion will elicit strong opinions on both sides of the argument. My personal view is that he should be allowed to join but I will accept the democratic decision of the Party.
I want UKIP to keep its blanket ban on former members of proscribed parties, and if Mr Robinson were to be permitted entry this should be a single exception to the rule.
You may already have strong opinions on this issue but before you make up your mind I would ask you to view Mr Robinson’s video of his debate at the Oxford Union by clicking here. This will give you a better view of what he is about than anything you will see in the media.
I urge as many of you as possible to attend this Conference debate on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. You can book a ticket by going to this link.
Rest assured that I only have the long-term best interests of the Party at heart, and this is how we must approach this question. If nothing else it will ensure that we have a lively and interesting to what is already looking like our most successful conference ever.
Gerard Batten MEP