‘Altercation’ amid pro-Brexit party meeting leaves rising star floored

October 6, 2016 1:45 PM

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‘Altercation’ amid pro-Brexit party meeting leaves rising star floored

LONDON — Steven Woolfe, a British member of the European Parliament who strongly backed Britain's E.U. exit, was rushed to hospital Thursday following an "altercation" with party colleagues in France.

The cause of the fracas was not immediately clear. But Woolfe reportedly provoked anger within the ranks of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) after saying he had considered defecting to the Conservative Party, after being impressed by the new Prime Minister Theresa May. He said that he de...

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