Agence France-PresseSeptember 20, 2013 15:34
A veteran lawmaker from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) was stripped of the party whip on Friday after describing a room full of women as "sluts", the party said.
Godfrey Bloom, who sits in the European Parliament, had "gone too far", UKIP leader Nigel Farage said earlier.
Farage, who had earlier given a speech to UKIP's annual conference, told the BBC before the decision: "My recommendation is that we now today remove the party whip."
He said 63-year-old Bloom's behaviour had been "selfish" and was overshadowing "all the good things" happening at the conference.