Pro-Brexit politician collapses after party room altercation 0

Ukip MEP and leadership favourite Steven Woolfe collapsed some time after the altercation with fellow Ukip MEP Mike Hookem.After visiting him in hospital in Strasbourg, his colleague Nathan Gill said Mr Woolfe was in “good form” but keen to return home after being told he was being kept in for another 48 hours for observation.The incident comes just one day after the eurosceptic party lost its head when leader Diane James announced she wouldn’t take the post only three weeks after being elected.A party source said: “Words were said, and suddenly the pair had taken their jackets off and went outside to have a fight”.Woolfe has been moved to the neurological department of the hospital he was rushed to yesterday following the confrontation, after which he suffered two seizures.He added that Woolfe had emailed him on Friday morning asking to meet up and put the incident behind them.Mr Kassam, a former chief adviser to Nigel Farage, also said the decision to place Mr Karim in charge of the parliament’s investigation was “quite frankly a joke”.He claimed that his colleague came at him and “landed a blow”, in a significantly different account to that of Hookem, who insisted Woolfe was the aggressor and no punch was thrown. “At the moment I am feeling brighter, happier and smiling as ever”, he said.According to media reports, Woolfe was punched early Thursday afternoon, hit his head and collapsed some time later. “The only effect at the moment is a bit of numbness on the left-hand side of my face”. “He has been taken to hospital in the city and he is undergoing tests”.Mr Hookem told The Yorkshire Post the incident began during a meeting of UKIP MEPs where Mr Woolfe was being questioned over his comments on a potential defection to the Conservatives.UK Independence Party MEP, Steven Woolfe, lying face-down on a walk-way inside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg.Mr Woolfe had planned to stand in the previous leadership contest, to replace Nigel Farage.However, Mr Farage is now back in the top job.A French police spokesman said that the incident had not been reported to them and they had no current plans to investigate.In a statement, Mr Woolfe said: “The CT scan has shown that there is no blood clot in the brain”.The party was instrumental in getting Britain to hold a referendum on European Union membership – or rather in frightening the center-right Conservatives into calling one to guard against further losses at home – which ended in a June 23 vote for Britain to leave the 28-country bloc.

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