Finance advisers owned by ex-MEP backed dodgy investments Bloom’s firm ‘left couple to face ruin in their retirement’ Firm director sacked legal team, then ‘claimed to be sick’ A firm of financial advisers owned by controversial former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom could be facing bankruptcy after losing a £2.1 million case in the High Court. TBO Investments — in which […]

The FT’s chief political correspondent has taken some time out from remixing Nigel Farage speeches to skewer the UKIP leader on a blatant conflict of interest. On the day the Europe was due to legislate on e-cigarettes, Farage appeared on YouTube slamming the move — after the party had received £31,000 in donations from a manufacturer of the tobacco […]

Disgraced UKIP member and MEP Godfrey Bloom has been censured for a speech claiming that it would “be right” for European Commissioners to be executed. Addressing the European Parliament on 21 November last year, Bloom ranted: “You are going to find that Eurosceptics are coming back [after elections] in June in ever greater numbers. And […]

Godfrey Bloom’s brand of sexism and xenophobia may have rendered him unwelcome in the European Parliament group meetings of his own party — but apparently not at gatherings of young Tories. Bloom was praised by Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA) after he told their members on Monday evening: “Welfare is the cancer of the nation” And to […]

With shamed MEP Godfrey Bloom standing down for UKIP in Brussels (though not as a party member) his successor in the European Parliament will almost certainly be Jane Collins, who is #1 on their list for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. If you’re hoping that Collins’ gender would indicate less regressive social views, you’re going to be […]

Disgraced former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom tells LBC that the generational unemployed and public sector workers could be banned from voting: “If you haven’t done a hand’s turn and neither have your parents or your parents’ parents then I can’t actually understand why you should be able to vote on the administration.” The former UKIP […]