UKIP Deputy Leader Rebecca Jane has resigned, hurling a barrage of highly damaging accusations at Chairman Ben ‘Rogue Builder’ Walker. Meanwhile, the party’s likely new leader is threatening to take it in a hardline climate denial direction.
The resignation of Leader Neil ‘Liar and Cheat’ Hamilton has set off an incendiary chain of events which threaten to tear the dwindling party apart. Rebecca Jane, touted as a possible successor to Hamilton, has instead quit, both as Deputy Leader and from the party, stating on Twitter that the only reason she was appointed Deputy Leader by Walker in the first place was because he wanted to get her into bed.
Her full statement posted on X (formerly twitter) reads:
“Sadly, I was planted as the Deputy Leader of UKIP, because the chairman wanted to get me into bed. (Send sympathy to his fiancée) It came to light when I started, safe to say, he absolutely didn’t get anywhere! Lois Perry has been announced as a candidate for leader. (I turned it down) I like Lois, but she is being planted by the chairman for the same reasons.
“He previously referred to her as a ‘stupid b**ch, wa**ing off Tice & Farage’. (despite sitting on GB News tonight attacking Reform) Lois sat on (GBNews’ Mark Dolan Show) and said ‘we (UKIP) are the original party, Coca Cola not Pepsi’ – the same Lois who refused to become a member of UKIP in October because of the damage it would do to her business. Now she talks about ‘UKIP under my leadership’.
“UKIP is dead. They’ve have had NO applications to be leader, so they need a distraction. The leadership campaign is a farce and Lois is being parachuted in, because of the chairman’s personal desires. It’s not a democracy, it’s one man telling people what to do. The infighting is beyond real. Every person on the NEC was verbally abused & called ‘useless imbeciles’.
“Ben protects his position because he is paid & no one else is. His assistant for his personal business is also paid by UKIP. A few of the many reasons I stood down – the structure is rotten to the core, and simply hasn’t learnt from the mistakes of the past. Women need to be appreciated for talent. Not their physical appearance. All credibility is out of the window.”
Searchlight has no way of confirming many of these allegations and we are not endorsing them as true. We merely report them in the context of the bitter exchanges now taking place in what was once one of the country’s most significant political parties.
Ann Marie Waters
It was also believed that Ann Marie Waters would stand for the vacant leadership but so far there is no sign of her. She may have been put off by reports that Walker has been saying he would block her even if she were elected by the membership.
Instead, the only candidate at the moment is Lois Perry, an unimpressive anti-net zero and pro-car campaigner who claims to be a good friend of Boris Johnson (“I had a moment with him a few years ago…nothing happened like that… It nearly did…)
Lois Perry with Boris Johnson
Interviewed on GB News she agreed that climate change is occurring but that was all she would concede: she denied that it was the result of human activity or that it was having any serious impacts. In fact, she claimed that on balance it was a good thing. Under her leadership, should this come about, we can expect to see UKIP disappearing even further and more rapidly down the conspiracy-obsessed rabbit hole into which it has been tumbling in recent months. In that event, many more members are likely to call it a day and head off to Richard Tice’s Reform UK party.
Walker’s view on UKIP leadership front runner Lois Perry
The question will still remain, though, about the bequests heading its way and where they may finally end up, given Ben Walker’s total control of the party, its related companies and the mysterious one-man trust which now appears to own the whole lot.