Gill 'third rate general' says Hamilton

Christine and Neil HamiltonSimile copyright
Image caption Christine and Neil Hamilton

Christine Hamilton has accused UKIP Wales’ commander of acting like a “third-rate general” after he said he would “unquestionably not” have chosen her husband as an election candidate.

There have been impeachment blames the selection of Neil Hamilton and fellow ex-Tory MP Mark Reckless as UKIP entrants in Wales was imposed by the rty centrally.

On Tuesday, Nathan Gill voiced he would “probably not” have chosen them.

Mrs Hamilton criticised his uncovering.

She tweeted: “Only a 3rd rate General would diss his crack troops on the eve of combat.”

Media captionNathan Gill says UKIP members pick out the candidates, not him

On BBC Wales’ Ask the Leader programme, Mr Gill said: “Desire I have allowed people to come in over our hardworking Welsh membership?

“As likely as not not… but it wasn’t my decision.”

“The members have given us these seekers and therefore I back them.”

Mr Gill added: “Of course they’ve got years of rtici tion.

“Mark Reckless was an MP. He did a very brave thing when he came beyond to UKIP. We all recognise that. He’s a very intelligent and clever man.

“Of course they’re an asset.”

Perception caption Mark Reckless was ‘brave’ to join UKIP, Nathan Gill replies

Opinion polls suggest UKIP are set to win their first ever meeting members when voters go to the polls on 5 May.

But the rty has been hit by a succession of hubbubs over candidate selection.

Mr Hamilton is UKIP’s lead candidate in the Mid and West Wales division, while Mr Reckless is the lead candidate in South Wales East.

Mr Gill rabbits the same position on the North Wales list.

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