Some delegates to UKIP’s annual conference say they will wear a full-face veil to conceal their embarrassment at being a member of the UK Independence Party.
‘I’m not really keen on anyone discovering I’m a member,’ said one man who wished to remain anonymous. ‘Nigel wasn’t very happy about it, but I think he’d make a bigger impression if he were to wear a veil.’
It’s believed that this year the conference will embrace a Bulgarian and Romanian theme to counter accusations of racism in the party. ‘During the conference Nigel will lead the delegates in Bulgarian and Romanian folk dance – probably after he’s had a few pints,’ said one heavily veiled delegate.