BRITAIN’S most controversial political party has launched in Gibraltar.
Among those attending the first official UKIP meeting – appropriately held in the Lord Nelson pub – was Douglas Hall, the former Deputy Chairman of Newcastle United.
Confirming a meeting with local pressure group Defenders of Gibraltar, UKIP Representative Sean Howlett, told the Olive Press: “It is clear Gibraltar is facing problems with Sovereign infringement.
“The lack of backbone from Whitehall isn’t helping and we believe we can make a difference.”
Topics covered at the meeting included manifesto ideas and linking up to other pro-British groups in the area.
A source told the Olive Press that leader Nigel Farrage would be coming down to campaign later this summer, possibly joined by former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine