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In response to your email requesting reasons for your rejection by the NEC as Young Independence Treasurer, this relates to comments made on social media. 1. You stated on Twitter about your UKIP membership: "I would leave, but I can be 10000x more annoying as a member." This, essentially, makes it very difficult for the NEC to be convinced that you would be taking on the role for positive reasons. All roles within the Party are intended for people to use those positions to promote the Party, not to attempt to cause problems for the Party. 2. You made various public comments about senior members of the Party. Of course you're perfectly entitled to hold whatever views you wish to hold, but those views being expressed by an officer of YI would be a source of considerable embarrassment. Those comments include: (a) You posted a video online comparing Steve Crowther to Hitler. (b) A comment on Twitter: "How is Neil Hamilton on the NEC anyways? He's corrupt, he shouldn't be in the Party, let alone a position of power. (c) "If Neil Hamilton gets a place on the MEP lists, I'm leaving the Party. It'll just show Farage pushes his mates into high spots. I should note here that Neil Hamilton abstained on the vote at the NEC meeting. 3. You commented on Twitter regarding the Pope: "They've just elected another chief paedophile. Or something. I don't pay much attention really." It was considered by the NEC that the expression of such views by a YI officer was a source of potential embarrassment to the Party, and was considered to be offensive to Catholics. 4. Comments on Twitter suggesting that new members are unwelcome in UKIP: (a) "If you're leaving over SSM [gay marriage] we don't want you." (b) "All the social coins [sic] who have announced they are leaving the Tories for UKIP - fuck off." You are of course welcome to your views on those issues, but suggesting in public that those who agree with Party policy should not join us is incompatible with a senior role in Young Independence. Other issues were also raised, such as your comments about women serving in the military as being 'slags and lesbians', but these were merely raised in passing. I trust that the above is sufficiently clear. I should also inform you that the NEC vote was unanimous, save for two abstentions from two NEC members who you have made public negative comments about on Twitter.
Yours sincerely, Jonathan Arnott (UKIP General Secretary)"