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UKIP probe after lawmaker hospitalized

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>> Well, it's been an extraordinary week.>> He said at himself, UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaking to journalists after a fight broke out at a meeting about the party's future landing Steven Woolfe in hospital. One of the candidates to be the new leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party.
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After Diane James resigned, after just 18 days in the job. Putting Mr. Farage, who walked after Brexit, back in the hot seat.>> For somebody that had walked away from the leadership, and now finds himself back in the middle of all of this it's not exactly where I wanna be.
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It's not exactly where UKIP need to be. Yeah, look, come on, it isn't very grown up, is it? What's happened is not good.>> But what exactly did happen? Farage has called it a dispute that turned physical, and described it as unseemly behavior between two grown men. Woolfe was briefly left unconscious.
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The fight broke out as UKIP members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg tried to clear the air amid a factional in-fighting. Which has grown since Britains voted to leave the EU in June. People were were angry in party when Woolfe said he would stand as a leadership candidate, but also admitted he considered defecting to join the ruling Conservatives.
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Added to the list of finding a new leader, UKIP say they've launched an inquiry into what happened.