The Roger Bird-Natasha Bolter saga continues. Text messages between the Ukip romantics have revealed by the Telegraph which paint Bolter in a less favourable than Bird. While the Ukip investigation is ongoing, Bird has told Guido that they demonstrate a ‘gradual development of the relationship and make it clear that there was no impropriety involved’.
That’s as maybe, but is there anything proper about text flirting of this appalling calibre? Here are some more text messages from Botler to Bird:
Nov 9, 17.26: “I am really missing u bird…”
Nov 6, 19.05: “I have sang you praises to Nigel for 12 minutes”
Nov 6, 00.24: “U r not coming back and accordingly my life will go back to a meaningless void and it was chance that I met u. But I didn’t invent u – u were real…”
Nov 2, 23.45: “I love u bird and wish u let me look after u. Hope u feel better xx”
Nov 1, 09.27: “But I love u and miss u and think u r sort of perfect…”
Oct 30, 18.12: “I am really looking forward to c bird x”
Oct 28, 19.20: “…it’s so lovely to hear from u x”
Oct 19, 21.09: “Anyway bird I always f— up and u don’t let me in! And let go and u can trust me x. Ps thanks u for 2 nd chance but will probably screw it up!”
Oct 14, 09.31: “U r a really great mentor bird”
Sep 27 09.48: “R u still cool with me leaving suitcase here and coming home with u? Xx” [referring to leaving the party conference in Doncaster]
Although Mr Steerpike wouldn’t want to prejudge the Ukip investigation, he hopes the allegations of romantic involvement are untrue. How can either of them have fallen for such appalling chat? The spelling, grammar and romantic element of these messages is abysmal. It says: ‘stay away!’
If Ukip want to be taken seriously as a political party, their more flirtatious members need to up their game. The Tories could do all this far, far better.