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UK: Farage seeks to refocus UKIP after 'sluts' controversy00:41

UK: Farage seeks to refocus UKIP after 'sluts' controversy

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September 21, 2013 at 13:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: Farage seeks to refocus UKIP after 'sluts' controversy

Nigel Farage sought to bring the focus back to the UK Independent Party's political positions Saturday at UKIP's autumn conference in London, a day after MEP Godfrey Bloom caused controversy when he referred to a room full of women as "sluts" and later hit a television reporter over the head with a copy of the UKIP conference agenda.

Said UKIP leader Farage: "Voting UKIP isn't about whether you get this lot or the other lot, what we showed on May 2 was, our potential now is to say to the British voters 'vote UKIP and you will get UKIP.'"

A day earlier Farage had lamented that "there is no media coverage of this conference. It's gone, it's dead, it's all about Godfrey hitting a journalist and using an unpleasant four-letter word."

Bloom is known for his previous gaffes which include referring to Africa as "bongo-bongo land" whilst simultaneously calling for Britain to stop sending aid to the continent, and questioning why businesses would ever hire "a lady of child-bearing age."

UKIP have seen their best poll ratings in the past year, also enjoying some success in May 2 local elections.

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UK: Farage seeks to refocus UKIP after 'sluts' controversy

Nigel Farage sought to bring the focus back to the UK Independent Party's political positions Saturday at UKIP's autumn conference in London, a day after MEP Godfrey Bloom caused controversy when he referred to a room full of women as "sluts" and later hit a television reporter over the head with a copy of the UKIP conference agenda.

Said UKIP leader Farage: "Voting UKIP isn't about whether you get this lot or the other lot, what we showed on May 2 was, our potential now is to say to the British voters 'vote UKIP and you will get UKIP.'"

A day earlier Farage had lamented that "there is no media coverage of this conference. It's gone, it's dead, it's all about Godfrey hitting a journalist and using an unpleasant four-letter word."

Bloom is known for his previous gaffes which include referring to Africa as "bongo-bongo land" whilst simultaneously calling for Britain to stop sending aid to the continent, and questioning why businesses would ever hire "a lady of child-bearing age."

UKIP have seen their best poll ratings in the past year, also enjoying some success in May 2 local elections.