Sep 20 2013
A Ukip MEP who branded a room full of women "sluts" should be stripped of the party whip, Nigel Farage has said.
The Ukip leader said he did not have the power himself to remove the whip from Godfrey Bloom, but would recommend to the party's chairman that the action should be taken.
The row over Mr Bloom's comments overshadowed Mr Farage's speech to the party conference, and the Ukip leader said the controversial MEP had "gone too far".
He told the BBC: "My recommendation is that we now today remove the party whip."