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Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's relationship with Jo Marney was the 'happiest he has been in years'

Henry Bolton Spotted Having Intimate Dinner With Ex Jo Marney Just Days After Claiming Romance Is Over

Under-fire Ukip leader Henry Bolton had an intimate dinner with an ex-girlfriend who made racist and derogatory comments about Meghan Markle tonight – just days after claiming their relationship was over.

Henry Bolton Spotted Having Intimate Dinner With Ex Jo Marney Just Days After Claiming Romance Is Over

Under-fire Ukip leader Henry Bolton had an intimate dinner with an ex-girlfriend who made racist and derogatory comments about Meghan Markle tonight – just days after claiming their relationship was over.

Henry Bolton Spotted Having Intimate Dinner With Ex Jo Marney Just Days After Claiming Romance Is Over

Under-fire Ukip leader Henry Bolton had an intimate dinner with an ex-girlfriend who made racist and derogatory comments about Meghan Markle tonight – just days after claiming their relationship was over.

Reece Burke hopes to stay at West Ham but confirms Bolton want him back on loan

Reece Burke hopes to stay at West Ham but confirms Bolton want him back on loan

Working Class White Men, Channel 4, review – 'an eye-opening snapshot of a disenfranchised demographic'

Beneath its knowingly provocative title, Working Class White Men (Channel 4) was an astute and sensitive piece of programme-making – one which also heralded the arrival of a highly promising TV talent.  Dubbed “Louis Theroux for the millennial generation”, rapper Professor Green has made several thoughtful documentaries for BBC Three, highlighting issues such as suicide and homelessness. He defected to Channel 4 and a wider audience for this two-parter exploring the identity crisis that Green believes is faced by young white males from deprived backgrounds. “Pro Green” (real name Stephen Manderson) spent six months following half a dozen men in different parts of Britain to understand the challenges they face in education, work, their home lives and how they’re viewed by the rest of society – demonised, stereotyped and forgotten, in our host’s view.  In last week’s powerful opener, he met Hampshire teen Lewis, who defied the odds to secure a place to study maths at Cambridge University; Del Boy-alike wheeler-dealer Denzil from Essex; and most affectingly, sad and lost David, who was living in a Bolton homeless hostel while being courted by the far right.  This week’s three subjects were equally contrasting, as Green investigated how such men’s struggles affect their families. He met 29-year-old Gav from Leeds as he was released from HMP Wealstun after serving 16 months for cultivating cannabis, then followed his struggle to rebuild bridges with his 11-year-old son Jake. Repeat offender Gav had spent two-and-a-half of the past four years inside and young Jake heartbreakingly admitted: “I’m angry with him. He’s done it too many times. I want him to love me better.” Professor Green: 'What happened to the old-fashioned grafter?' Credit: Channel 4 Green choked up when comparing this to his own absent father: “It makes you feel like s--t, like it’s your fault. I’d cry and cry every time he didn’t show up. Eventually I stopped crying and started getting angry. Then I pretended to stop caring – but I never did.” Gav had sufficient self-awareness to speak with regret about their “broken relationship” but faced with the chance of a warehouse job for minimum wage, turned it down. “Gav’s pride is in danger of turning into something less healthy,” noted Green. “Entitlement.” Would fatherhood be enough to keep him on the straight and narrow? Both presenter and viewers feared the worst.  Southend boxer Karl, also 29, was an unemployed roofer who’d become stepfather to bipolar partner Kim’s three children – and she was now expecting his baby. He had drug problems in the past, cheerfully admitting: “At one point, I was like Tony Montana in Scarface with piles of cocaine on the table.” Karl was now determined to be a good father, find work and win a title bout. The latter turned out to be wince-inducingly blood-spattered. Finally, 17-year-old labourer Jake aimed to “swap building site for catwalk” by becoming a male model. Green believed Jake’s lofty ambitions were the result of a stable upbringing and tight relationship with his father. Role models are crucial but most men here, Green included, never had them. Green argued convincingly that the biggest issue facing working-class men is work itself. When industry was thriving, sons tended to follow in their father’s footsteps. With the decline in traditional jobs, that defined path is gone. “The stereotype nowadays is living off benefits,” said Green. “What happened to the old-fashioned grafter?” Worst TV shows of 2017 Another problem he identified was working class men’s in-built sense of worthlessness. All three subjects wanted to “be somebody” but, as Green smartly pointed out, “that suggests they feel like nobodies”. In the modelling industry, said Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas, many white boys don’t have the confidence required to make it.  A warm and empathetic interviewer, Green was adept at getting the men and their families to open up. He related their experiences to his own of growing up on a Hackney council estate, raised by his grandmother after his mother walked out and his father committed suicide. Indeed “Nanna Pat”, who popped up in both episodes, was something of a cult heroine.  During several sincere, impassioned (and admittedly sweary) pieces to camera, Green also attempted to draw universal conclusions from the trio’s individual stories. It added up to an eye-opening snapshot of a disenfranchised demographic. This episode wasn’t quite up to the high standard of last week’s opener, which had a happy ending when David rejected the far-right, and found both a job and girlfriend. Neither where there any scenes as viscerally dramatic as Green being verbally abused at a Britain First rally. In Professor Green, however, TV has found an authentic voice in socially relevant, yoof-friendly factual film-making. I await with interest what he does next. 

Working Class White Men, Channel 4, review – 'an eye-opening snapshot of a disenfranchised demographic'

Beneath its knowingly provocative title, Working Class White Men (Channel 4) was an astute and sensitive piece of programme-making – one which also heralded the arrival of a highly promising TV talent.  Dubbed “Louis Theroux for the millennial generation”, rapper Professor Green has made several thoughtful documentaries for BBC Three, highlighting issues such as suicide and homelessness. He defected to Channel 4 and a wider audience for this two-parter exploring the identity crisis that Green believes is faced by young white males from deprived backgrounds. “Pro Green” (real name Stephen Manderson) spent six months following half a dozen men in different parts of Britain to understand the challenges they face in education, work, their home lives and how they’re viewed by the rest of society – demonised, stereotyped and forgotten, in our host’s view.  In last week’s powerful opener, he met Hampshire teen Lewis, who defied the odds to secure a place to study maths at Cambridge University; Del Boy-alike wheeler-dealer Denzil from Essex; and most affectingly, sad and lost David, who was living in a Bolton homeless hostel while being courted by the far right.  This week’s three subjects were equally contrasting, as Green investigated how such men’s struggles affect their families. He met 29-year-old Gav from Leeds as he was released from HMP Wealstun after serving 16 months for cultivating cannabis, then followed his struggle to rebuild bridges with his 11-year-old son Jake. Repeat offender Gav had spent two-and-a-half of the past four years inside and young Jake heartbreakingly admitted: “I’m angry with him. He’s done it too many times. I want him to love me better.” Professor Green: 'What happened to the old-fashioned grafter?' Credit: Channel 4 Green choked up when comparing this to his own absent father: “It makes you feel like s--t, like it’s your fault. I’d cry and cry every time he didn’t show up. Eventually I stopped crying and started getting angry. Then I pretended to stop caring – but I never did.” Gav had sufficient self-awareness to speak with regret about their “broken relationship” but faced with the chance of a warehouse job for minimum wage, turned it down. “Gav’s pride is in danger of turning into something less healthy,” noted Green. “Entitlement.” Would fatherhood be enough to keep him on the straight and narrow? Both presenter and viewers feared the worst.  Southend boxer Karl, also 29, was an unemployed roofer who’d become stepfather to bipolar partner Kim’s three children – and she was now expecting his baby. He had drug problems in the past, cheerfully admitting: “At one point, I was like Tony Montana in Scarface with piles of cocaine on the table.” Karl was now determined to be a good father, find work and win a title bout. The latter turned out to be wince-inducingly blood-spattered. Finally, 17-year-old labourer Jake aimed to “swap building site for catwalk” by becoming a male model. Green believed Jake’s lofty ambitions were the result of a stable upbringing and tight relationship with his father. Role models are crucial but most men here, Green included, never had them. Green argued convincingly that the biggest issue facing working-class men is work itself. When industry was thriving, sons tended to follow in their father’s footsteps. With the decline in traditional jobs, that defined path is gone. “The stereotype nowadays is living off benefits,” said Green. “What happened to the old-fashioned grafter?” Worst TV shows of 2017 Another problem he identified was working class men’s in-built sense of worthlessness. All three subjects wanted to “be somebody” but, as Green smartly pointed out, “that suggests they feel like nobodies”. In the modelling industry, said Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas, many white boys don’t have the confidence required to make it.  A warm and empathetic interviewer, Green was adept at getting the men and their families to open up. He related their experiences to his own of growing up on a Hackney council estate, raised by his grandmother after his mother walked out and his father committed suicide. Indeed “Nanna Pat”, who popped up in both episodes, was something of a cult heroine.  During several sincere, impassioned (and admittedly sweary) pieces to camera, Green also attempted to draw universal conclusions from the trio’s individual stories. It added up to an eye-opening snapshot of a disenfranchised demographic. This episode wasn’t quite up to the high standard of last week’s opener, which had a happy ending when David rejected the far-right, and found both a job and girlfriend. Neither where there any scenes as viscerally dramatic as Green being verbally abused at a Britain First rally. In Professor Green, however, TV has found an authentic voice in socially relevant, yoof-friendly factual film-making. I await with interest what he does next. 

Ukip leader Henry Bolton still facing calls to quit despite split from ex-girlfriend Jo Marney

Ukip leader Henry Bolton still facing calls to quit despite split from ex-girlfriend Jo Marney

Derby County to boost Premier League push with Cameron Jerome signing

Gary Rowett is poised to boost Derby's push for the Premier League with the £1.5 million capture of Cameron Jerome, the Norwich forward. Jerome will have a medical at Derby’s training ground on Tuesday after Norwich accepted an offer from the Championship promotion chasers. Rowett, the Derby manager, has moved for Jerome in a bid to strengthen his squad ahead of the final run-in as the club attempt to return to the top flight for the first time since 2008. Jerome, 31, has not started a league game for Norwich since the 2-1 defeat at Bolton on November 4 and is being made available to raise funds for manager Daniel Farke. Rowett has been a long-term admirer of the former Stoke striker and will clinch his signature ahead of rivals Cardiff, another of Jerome's former clubs.  Derby could help finance the move by loaning out striker Chris Martin, with a cluster of Championship clubs including Leeds, Reading and Fulham interested. Jerome is set to make his Derby debut against Bristol City on Friday night at Pride Park. The deal could be worth £2m if Derby are promoted. Derby's 3-0 win at Birmingham on Saturday maintained their position in second, 10 points behind leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. Cardiff, meanwhile, are facing competition from Sheffield United in the race to sign Adam Forshaw, the Middlesbrough midfielder. Forshaw is set to leave Middlesbrough this month and Cardiff and United want to sign him on loan.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

'I Hope He Bloody Resigns': Ukip Leader To Be Ousted This Weekend If He Doesn't Quit

Henry Bolton’s stint as Ukip leader looks to be coming to an end within days, with the party’s ruling committee set to turf him out at a meeting on Sunday.

UKIP leader splits with partner after Meghan Markle texts

Henry Bolton is resisting calls to resign as UKIP's leader after his now-ex-girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.

UKIP leader splits with partner after Meghan Markle texts

Henry Bolton is resisting calls to resign as UKIP's leader after his now-ex-girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.

UKIP leader splits with partner after Meghan Markle texts

Henry Bolton is resisting calls to resign as UKIP's leader after his now-ex-girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.

UKIP leader splits with partner after Meghan Markle texts

Henry Bolton is resisting calls to resign as UKIP's leader after his now-ex-girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.

Ukip leader dumps girlfriend over racist comments

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has split up with his short-term girlfriend Jo Marney after racist comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle were revealed.

Ukip leader dumps girlfriend over racist comments

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has split up with his short-term girlfriend Jo Marney after racist comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle were revealed.

Ukip leader dumps girlfriend over racist comments

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has split up with his short-term girlfriend Jo Marney after racist comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle were revealed.

Ukip leader dumps girlfriend over racist comments

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has split up with his short-term girlfriend Jo Marney after racist comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle were revealed.

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Henry Bolton: Ukip leader will be forced out within days after girlfriend's racist comments, says ex-deputy chairwoman

Bolton: I was appalled by ex's posts

UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he was "appalled" by the posts his partner Jo Marney made about Meghan Markle.

Bolton: I was appalled by ex's posts

UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he was "appalled" by the posts his partner Jo Marney made about Meghan Markle.

Bolton: I was appalled by ex's posts

UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he was "appalled" by the posts his partner Jo Marney made about Meghan Markle.

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has ended his relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle. The leader of Ukip had been told to choose between his job and his new girlfriend after it emerged that she also sent graphic messages referencing the sexual abuse of babies in an argument with a friend. The Ukip leader admitted the relationship was "obviously quite incompatible" with his position as party chief and the "romantic element" is over as of last night". However he said he would continue to support the family of Ms Marney, who had been left "distraught" by the revelations. The Mail On Sunday printed texts it said had been sent by Ms Marney, including use of the word "Negro" and a message reading "This is Britain, not Africa" during a discussion about the royal engagement. Jo Marney However he is under increasing pressure after it emerged that Ms Marney sent a friend a series of messages on Facebook about child abuse to a friend to make a point during an argument about animal rights. In the messages, which have been seen by The Daily Telegraph but are too graphic to print, she tries to make the case for the gravity of animal abuse by comparing it to acts of child abuse. She subsequently accuses her friend of editing the message “make it look like I was saying random weird things”: “I was highlighting the point of animal abuse by using a baby in comparison to the animal,” she says. Ukip said Ms Marney did not wish to comment further. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain, Mr Bolton said: "I don't defend these comments whatsoever and indeed Jo has been suspended pending an investigation under the normal rules of the party for such things and it is against the constitution for the party to be racist in any way. As of last night the romantic side of our relationship is ended." He later told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the remarks were "indefensible" and said he had "no idea" Ms Marney had made them. Profile | Henry Bolton The pair's first date had been on December 15 and they became an item on Boxing Day. Mr Bolton said he was still married and his wife - who has been in Austria since July with their two children - found out about the relationship on Dec 30, "so we were still getting to know eachother". Asked if he had been "rumbled pretty quickly" he replied: "Yes indeed". But he added: "This is not a cold parting of the ways." He admitted that he had considered standing by Ms Marney. Asked if had "dumped the girlfriend for the  job" Mr Bolton replied that "it is not that clear cut". He said: "We have agreed that the job has got to take first place. People have used Jo to try to attack me." He added that the relationship with Ms Marney did not raise questions about his judgement. He said: "I have no intention of resigning  - and indeed the people who have been calling for my resignation are people who for some time have been trying to work to undermine the leadership of the party in any case."  UKIP Leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney Credit: Steve Finn Mr Bolton said Ms Marney was "utterly devastated" and he did not believe that remarks made on social media were her "core beliefs". Mr Bolton's critics said that Mr Bolton still had to quit despite his decision to split from Ms Marney.   Ben Walker, who stood against Mr Bolton, said: "I do not think that is enough. He only broke up with her to save himself not from some genuine shock about her views." Ukip West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge called for Mr Bolton to go, saying that splitting from Ms Marney was a "desperate move of a desperate man". He said: "This is a desperate move from a desperate man whose career is finished and he cannot understand it and can't accept it because of his towering ego is more important to him than the future of our country and our party. "All this has done is to confirm that he is unfit for any form of office." The party's National Executive Committee has already decided to meet next Sunday to discuss the controversy surrounding Mr Bolton.

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals on TV he has split from girlfriend over 'racist remarks' as he fights to save leadership

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has ended his relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle. The leader of Ukip had been told to choose between his job and his new girlfriend after it emerged that she also sent graphic messages referencing the sexual abuse of babies in an argument with a friend. The Ukip leader admitted the relationship was "obviously quite incompatible" with his position as party chief and the "romantic element" is over as of last night". However he said he would continue to support the family of Ms Marney, who had been left "distraught" by the revelations. The Mail On Sunday printed texts it said had been sent by Ms Marney, including use of the word "Negro" and a message reading "This is Britain, not Africa" during a discussion about the royal engagement. Jo Marney However he is under increasing pressure after it emerged that Ms Marney sent a friend a series of messages on Facebook about child abuse to a friend to make a point during an argument about animal rights. In the messages, which have been seen by The Daily Telegraph but are too graphic to print, she tries to make the case for the gravity of animal abuse by comparing it to acts of child abuse. She subsequently accuses her friend of editing the message “make it look like I was saying random weird things”: “I was highlighting the point of animal abuse by using a baby in comparison to the animal,” she says. Ukip said Ms Marney did not wish to comment further. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain, Mr Bolton said: "I don't defend these comments whatsoever and indeed Jo has been suspended pending an investigation under the normal rules of the party for such things and it is against the constitution for the party to be racist in any way. As of last night the romantic side of our relationship is ended." He later told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the remarks were "indefensible" and said he had "no idea" Ms Marney had made them. Profile | Henry Bolton The pair's first date had been on December 15 and they became an item on Boxing Day. Mr Bolton said he was still married and his wife - who has been in Austria since July with their two children - found out about the relationship on Dec 30, "so we were still getting to know eachother". Asked if he had been "rumbled pretty quickly" he replied: "Yes indeed". But he added: "This is not a cold parting of the ways." He admitted that he had considered standing by Ms Marney. Asked if had "dumped the girlfriend for the  job" Mr Bolton replied that "it is not that clear cut". He said: "We have agreed that the job has got to take first place. People have used Jo to try to attack me." He added that the relationship with Ms Marney did not raise questions about his judgement. He said: "I have no intention of resigning  - and indeed the people who have been calling for my resignation are people who for some time have been trying to work to undermine the leadership of the party in any case."  UKIP Leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney Credit: Steve Finn Mr Bolton said Ms Marney was "utterly devastated" and he did not believe that remarks made on social media were her "core beliefs". Mr Bolton's critics said that Mr Bolton still had to quit despite his decision to split from Ms Marney.   Ben Walker, who stood against Mr Bolton, said: "I do not think that is enough. He only broke up with her to save himself not from some genuine shock about her views." Ukip West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge called for Mr Bolton to go, saying that splitting from Ms Marney was a "desperate move of a desperate man". He said: "This is a desperate move from a desperate man whose career is finished and he cannot understand it and can't accept it because of his towering ego is more important to him than the future of our country and our party. "All this has done is to confirm that he is unfit for any form of office." The party's National Executive Committee has already decided to meet next Sunday to discuss the controversy surrounding Mr Bolton.

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