Ukip struggle may end in court
Robert Kilroy-Silk's attempt to seize control of the UK Independence Party may now end in court after party chiefs last night rejected calls for a leadership ballot.
This weekend, the former television chatshow host said he would be leader of Ukip by Christmas. The boast came after his supporters submitted a motion demanding an emergency general meeting, which they said was signed by 51 party constituency chairmen and associations.
But Ukip's national executive committee, meeting yesterday, dismissed the motion as invalid and effectively challenged the Kilroy-Silk camp to take them to court.
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