NIGEL Farage has been labelled a “snarling, thin-skinned, aggressive” man by UKIP economic spokesman, Patrick O’Flynn.
Mr O’Flynn launched a scathing attack on Mr Farage in an interview with The Times – claiming that he has turned UKIP into a “personality cult” party.
The MEP for the East of England’s attack on Mr Farage comes as the party leader’s resignation from UKIP’s top post has been rejected by his colleagues.
Mr Farage stepped down after failing to win the South Thanet seat in the general election – but he was reinstated three days later, with UKIP members refusing to accept his resignation.
Mr O’Flynn did not hold back in the interview, saying that Mr Farage has risked UKIP being seen as an “absolute monarchy” and said he had moved away from the “cheerful, ebullient… daring” politician he was.
Mr O’Flynn also targeted senior party aides in the interview – saying UKIP party members who are “aggressive” or “inexperienced” must be removed from the ranks.