Robert Kilroy Silk, has sensationally admitted defeat in his self styled attempt to "change the face of British politics," by resigning as leader of the Veritas party.
The chatshow host turned MEP, yesterday walked out on the party which he set up less than six months ago, following internal wranglings and dwindling resources. Kilroy had previously joined the UK Independence party and was elected MEP for the East Midlands in 2004, but left after a failed leadership bid.
Kilroy Silk yesterday admitted that his recent efforts to up turn the establishment had been in vain . "It was clear from the General Election result - and more recently that of the Cheadle by-election – that the electors are content with the old parties and that it would be virtually impossible for a new party to make a significant impact given the nature of our electoral system. We tried and failed," said Kilroy in a statement.
Kilroy, now intends to return to the European Parliament, where he hasn't been seen since April, to continue to represent the East Midlands on an anti EU ticket.
In the meantime the future of Veritas looks in doubt. Party Chairman Patrick Eston will take over as acting party leader until the AGM later in the year.