The penny still hasn’t dropped for brass-necked UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, who referred to countries such as Pakistan as “Bongo Bongo land” in a speech to party activists. Asked what he would do if censured by UKIP’s top brass, he responded sarcastically: “I’d say ‘Righto. Sorry everybody’. If I’ve offended anyone in Bongo Bongo land […]

In the wake of Scrapbook publishing comments by Godfrey Bloom MEP that he “hoped thousands of jobs will be lost” in the public sector, the office of the UKIP economic spokesman have been scratching around to trying to find fault with our coverage. A spinner emails to whinge: “You report that Mr Bloom’s firm was fined […]

UKIP’s economics spokesperson has said that he welcomes mass redundancies in the public sector. Speaking to, gaffe-prone MEP and former investment banker Godfrey Bloom said of UKIP plans to slash tens of billions of pounds from public spending: “They are public sector jobs, so they are taking money out of the economy and wealth creation. I […]

The vice president of the Tories’ ECR grouping in the European Parliament has unleashed a broadside against UKIP, describing them as “hooligans” and “bar fighters”. Dutch MEP Derk-Jan Eppink told a press conference:  “If they get drunk they get very dangerous” Indeed. Here’s a video of UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom giving a speech under the influence of what […]

Controversial MEP Godfrey Bloom has altered his declaration of financial interests after Scrapbook exposed a company he had tried to hide from EU officials. The UKIP representative, who is also standing for police commissioner in Humberside, sat on one of Europe’s top finance committees while failing to reveal his shareholding in a financial advice firm. […]

A firm of financial advisers which a British MEP tried to hide from European Parliament officials was fined by regulators for posing an “unacceptable risk” to customers, Political Scrapbook can reveal. TBO Investments is owned by UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom, who has sat on one of Europe’s top finance committees without declaring the potential conflict of interest. A 2008 […]

The communications department of the European Parliament’s Freedom and Democracy grouping was on the phone to Scrapbook this morning, adamant that damaging revelations regarding one of their MEPs were false. Yesterday evening, we revealed that UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom had been a member of the influential Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) since 2009, but had failed to declare […]

A UKIP MEP is sitting on the European Parliament’s top finance committee without declaring a potentially conflicting interest in a secret company, Political Scrapbook can reveal. UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom, a member the influential Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), has withheld details of his investments advisory firm from EU officials. European Parliament regulations state that: “any financial interest […]