Arron Banks plays down UKIP Strasbourg brawl: 'Steven Woolfe is from Moss Side, isn't he?'

Steven Woolfe (Getty)

Monday, October 10, 2016

UKIP donor Arron Banks attempted to play down last week's UKIP brawl in Strasbourg by referring to Steven Woolfe's background in Moss Side.

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, Banks appeared to suggest the dispute could be explained by the fact that Woolfe - who allegedly demanded the confrontation - hails from one of Manchester's toughest neighbourhoods.

Banks also said "occasionally things get out of hand - UKIP is a passionate party." However he was keen to stress he would not condone violence in his own company.

The UKIP donor, a close ally of Nigel Farage, also discussed his hopes for the party leadership and the prospect of his investing more money in the eurosceptic party. He had earlier made some interesting comments about the Donald Trump sexism storm.

Click on the link above to hear Banks discuss UKIP. To hear his views on Trump, click here.