As ‘The Tout’ announces he is “withdrawing his support” for ‘The Steeple Times’ due to our stance on “weird causes including Gina Miller”, we urge readers to back Campaign 2018
An occasional contributor to these pages, ‘The Tout’, wrote to our editor late Thursday to announce he would be “withdrawing his support from the publication”.
In a short missive, the horseracing correspondent, who recently became a representative of the former UKIP leader and ‘BBF’ of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, remarked:
“I’m afraid that post the article you published about Nigel I have to withdraw my support from the publication. I hope you understand as I have given the matter due consideration over the past couple of weeks and that combined with your support for all sorts of weird causes including Gina Miller means that it has become an untenable relationship. Please also remove me from the email list”.
In spite of our having repeatedly offered UKIP supporters and others a right to reply to our articles and their having failed to take up opportunities to publish their thoughts, we thank ‘The Tout’ for his past contributions and wish him and his associates the best for the future. We do, however, again reiterate our previous sentiments and again challenge those with views contrary to our own to send in contributions.
Separately, we today urge readers to back Gina Miller’s Campaign 2018. Supported already by amongst others restaurateur Jeremy King and former The Wall Street Journal editor Baroness Wheatcroft, the petition – which will take you just a moment to sign – calls for “a practical approach to the Brexit process, which puts our country and its people first”.