- No one can join as a member
- Farage "listens to the subscribers" but decides policy
- most disturbing, he clearly states he is "tired of the democratic processes from the voluntary wing of UKIP"
And the #Brexit party is *not* 6 weeks old, it's been in planning for over 2 years
This iron grip on membership, leadership & policy is by design
a) "it's only a temporary party" - (it's not) or
b) "I don't give a shit about that internal democracy stuff" - actual quote
People can pay money to BxP, but they are locked out of joining
A leader openly "tired of party democratic process"
A party you can subscribe to but cannot join or influence
And whose supporter base doesn't care about any of this. Doesn't care about manifestos (they get ripped up anyway) or Farage being leader for life or the lack of party democracy