Tuesday, February 26th 2013 - 00:59 UTC

Argentine born MEP shocks UK politics by abandoning independents and joining the Tories

Argentine born Marta Andreasen a UK south east region MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for the UK Independent Party has said she is leaving the party to join the Conservatives.

The controversial Ms Andreasen until a few weeks a strong critic of PM Cameron

Marta Andreasen, the party’s only female representative at the EU parliament, sent her resignation letter to UKIP leader Nigel Farage – and then launched an attack on her former party leader.

It comes two weeks after she accused the UKIP leader of being “a Stalinist”.

Ms Andreasen, 58, said resigning from UKIP to join the Conservatives was not a decision that she took lightly.

In a letter she accused Mr Farage of treating any views other than his own with contempt and offering no real leadership.

Ms Andreasen wrote: “UKIP has good people in it at grassroots who care about the future of the United Kingdom and our place in a renegotiated relationship with Europe.

“Unfortunately, their party leader treats any views, other than his own, with contempt. UKIP is his play thing to mould and shape in any way he sees fit, regardless of the views of others, myself included.

“His actions, surrounding himself with an old boys’ club of like-minded sycophants, are dictatorial, in sharp contrast to those of David Cameron, who has shown he can listen, adapt and do what is right for the country, not just for personal gain”.

The spectacular U turn took by surprise British politics and was headlines in the UK media particularly when opinion polls are showing that the UKIP which preaches for a divorce with the EU has become the third political force overtaking the liberal-democrats that are in coalition with the ruling Conservatives.

Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said he was “delighted” to welcome her to his party.

“She brings a wealth of experience - and a dedication to fight for what’s best for the British people in Europe,” he said.

A statement from the UKIP leader said: “The Conservative Party deserves what is coming to them. “The woman is impossible.”

Ms Andreasen is a chartered accountant from Argentina’s Catholic University that in the eighties moved to Spain.

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1 briton (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 01:13 am Report abuse
Apparently on the orders of CFK,

Sabotage they call it,

Besides this is very very old news,

The argie loonies will relish it.

2 Be serious (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 09:54 am Report abuse
The silly woman just wants to go on “I'm a celebrity get me out of here”.
3 Pirate Love (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 12:42 pm Report abuse
as long as she doesnt abuse any position of power, then no problem.
however i wouldnt touch a turncoat with barge pole, lacking in the integrity department, which will make a fine politician. :)
4 Glen2Gs (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 10:30 pm Report abuse
The term to describe her is “Sell-Out”
5 row82 (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 11:38 pm Report abuse
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6 txiki (#) Feb 26th, 2013 - 11:49 pm Report abuse
Be careful Dave - she's a Cipayo!
7 _INTROLLREGNVM_ (#) Feb 27th, 2013 - 02:59 am Report abuse
8 golfcronie (#) Feb 27th, 2013 - 11:34 am Report abuse
Did you not read the story. She was born in ARGENTINA.
9 DanyBerger (#) Feb 28th, 2013 - 03:52 am Report abuse
Ha ha ha

Marta ANDREASEN born and grown up in Buenos Aires ha ha

And she still has a strong argie accent ha ha

Seem argies slowly are taking over Europe, they have a queen, lots of politicians in Italy, Eu parliament and seems now are going for UK.

bye bye Britain you already framed up...

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