Nigel Farage predicts Ukip will kick Douglas Carswell out of the party after donor Arron Banks says he will stand against him in next election
Nigel Farage has predicted Douglas Carswell will be kicked out of Ukip after one of the party’s biggest donors declared that he will stand against him in the next general election.
Arron Banks said the UK Independence Party’s MP for Clacton was a “terrible individual” who has “done his best to destroy Ukip”.
The party is in an open civil after Mr Farage publicly warned that the party will collapse unless its sole MP moves on.
The two men have been at odds for years over the party’s policies but their antipathy came to a head amid claims that Mr Carswell frustrated Mr Farage’s chances of being awarded a knighthood.
Speaking after a Brexit event in central London, Mr Farage said: “It’s not just me. A lot of people have been saying it and saying it for a very long time.
“We nearly got rid of him back in 2015 when he sabotaged all my efforts at the European summit. We didn’t quite have the nerve to do it. I suspect now the party will.”
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