“I believe that a strong UKIP would hold this government’s feet to the fire and make sure it delivers a clean Brexit,” he said. “However, I have come to the conclusion that UKIP is ungovernable without Nigel Farage leading it and the referendum cause to unite it.”
“The party is riddled with infighting, proxy wars between rival camps and is run by an NEC that is not fit for purpose,” Woolfe said. He also said he intends to continue as an independent MEP.
Hookem denied having thrown a punch, and accused Woolfe of starting it.
The scuffle also landed the two on UK tabloid covers featuring the unforgettable image of Woolfe sprawled out face down on the floor.
Farage called it “two grown men involved in an altercation,” adding, “It’s not very seemly behavior.”
CNN’s Laura Smith-Spark contributed to this report.