Who am I?
I am UKIP's Deputy Leader and one of UKIP's London Assembly Member's and also lead the UKIP group within the London Assembly.
My family was originally from Peckham in South London, and moved to Shooters Hill, SE18 when I was a baby. That's where I grew up.
When I was a kid, my father worked as a delivery driver at Smithfield Meat Market, my mother in the local Co-op in Woolwich. He went on to spend his working life as a driver of various kinds, and she became a civil servant at the huge Ministry of Defence site in Woolwich.
Apart from my time at the University of Kent, and a spell in the United States, I have lived and worked in London all my life. Having lived all over the capital, I'm now back in SE18, in Woolwich - living in the redeveloped site where once my mother worked.
I went to Roan Boys School in nearby Blackheath. Roan was one of those grammar schools which gave a real chance to working class kids.
There's no question in my mind that the destruction of grammar schools in the 1970s is one of the chief reasons for the halt in social mobility which is now such a blight on Britain. Like UKIP, I'm a staunch supporter of grammar schools.
I had a 15-year career in the media - as a TV producer and director of factual programmes for both UK and USA networks, and subsequently in print journalism.
I've written for most of the national press. Currently I do a a monthly column for Standpoint magazine - 'Whittle's London' as well as a monthly column for Breitbart London. I've also written a number of well-received books.
Nearly ten years ago, I founded a think tank, the New Culture Forum, of which I remain director, and which is based in Westminster.