May 16, 2009
In a development which has shaken the UKIP party to its roots, that party’s founder Dr Alan Sked has condemned it as being no different to the other parties which have swindled the taxpayers through their bogus expenses claims.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph of May 15th, Dr Sked, who founded UKIP in 1993, said that “(B)efore anyone takes up the advice that Lord Tebbit has given on radio not to vote in the European elections for the three main parties, perhaps we should be shown the expenses claimed by MEPs of the minor parties represented at Brussels.
“Two people elected as UKIP MEPs last time have been indicted for fraud,” Dr Sked wrote. “Why should a vote for their party serve better than a vote for the major parties?”
The condemnation of UKIP by its founder could not have come at a worse time for that party. A secret internal inquiry by the Euro
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