Yet another office holder within UKIPs youth wing Young independence (YI) has been forced to step down today. Richard Lowe, 28, was formerly the prospective parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Chester but following a letter he wrote to the Chester Standard in support of equal marriage he was told that his party would no longer support him in this role.
When asked why he thought the local branch would no longer support him he said that although they had given him several reasons including his support of open borders and that the EU wasn’t his main reason for being in UKIP he believed that the ‘the killer was a letter [he] wrote supporting equal marriage.’
He was also told that his views on prostitution and drugs were partially to blame for the branch’s withdrawal of support even though his views essentially agreed with the party leader Nigel Farage on the issues.
His resignation follows the unceremonious removal of Olly Neville from his position as YI Chairman just 2 days ago which is also suspected to be over his views on equal marriage.
The news has prompted fears of a meltdown within YI as many of its members are far more liberal and even libertarian than UKIP as a whole.