UKIP out of here! Rowdy right-wing activists barred from pubs
25 UK Independence Party members were handing out fliers when some apparently went crazy after being asked to leave a quiet boozer
A bunch of arrogant right-wing political activists were kicked out of a string of pubs in a night of shame.
The 25 UK Independence Party members were handing out fliers when some apparently went crazy after being asked to leave a quiet boozer.
They allegedly began threatening bar staff and police had to be called.
The cocky group – bedecked in Ukip badges – included disgraced former Tory MP Neil Hamilton.
Appalled drinker Clive Hales, 57, said: “I’ve never seen a bunch of ruder or brasher people.
“They were a bunch of Hooray Henrys and had clearly been drinking beforehand.
“They were asked to stop handing out their leaflets as it is not a political pub. That’s when the trouble started.”
Mr Hales claimed: “They said they’d get the place shut down. They were lairy and one (not Mr Hamilton) told a member of staff he was a barrister who’d ensure that he never worked again – all for asking him to be quiet.”
He said Mr Hamilton – who lost his Conservative seat in the cash for questions saga and was elected to Ukip’s national executive committee last year – had not been behaving badly but he added: “He did nothing to calm the situation.
“It’s ironic that they pride themselves on being the party of traditional British values and then go and behave like this.”
Trouble flared at the Red Lion as the activists tried to hand out Save the Pub fliers in Skegness, Lincs.
Among other stops was the Stumble Inn. A barman said: “They’d already been asked to leave other pubs. They were told they couldn’t put leaflets here and were asked to go.”
Ukip press officer Gawain Towler, who attended the night out, said they had already paid for food and drink when told to go.
He said: “One of our younger members did shout something but he was immediately taken outside by one member and given a good talking to.