"Mavericks, nutters… they've shot themselves in the foot" - Jonny Gould needs to talk about UKIP

Evening show presenter Jonny Gould has given UKIP's national executive committee (NEC) both barrels following the news that the party have denied red-hot leadership favourite Steven Woolfe the chance to stand for election

The exclusion of Steven Woolfe (above) from the UKIP leadership battle provoked a strong reaction from Jonny Gould

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Evening show presenter Jonny Gould has given UKIP's national executive committee (NEC) both barrels following the news that the party have denied red-hot leadership favourite Steven Woolfe the chance to stand for election. 

The NEC released a statement on Wednesday to say it had voted by a "clear majority" to exclude Woolfe, who had submitted his application 17 minutes late. He had previously been regarded as the frontrunner for the position. 

Woolfe, the MEP for north-west England, has said he is "extremely disappointed" by the decision and three NEC members have quit in protest.

There has also been talk that the primary financial backer of UKIP, Arron Banks, is considering forming a new party in the wake of its successful support for Bexit. 

Jonny Gould shares his thoughts on the turmoil within UKIP, saying that the party has "shot itself in the foot" with its internal wranglings. 

Listen to Jonny's full rant above