Nikki Sinclaire stands up to Farage (pictured trying to look like 'a bit of a character') and leaves the racists and homophobes in UKIP's group in the European Parliament and she is forced out of the party. We are still unclear why Mike Nattrass MEP, who has also left their group, is still bumbling along in the party but that's another issue.
UKIP's smear operation is now into overdrive and reports are surfacing on the internet, and in a Sunday newspaper, that Miss Sinclaire is being investigated by OLAF (the EU's very own financial investigation service) and the West Midlands Police. The claims are being strenuously denied by Sinclaire.
It seems that a 'disgruntled former employee' of Miss Sinclaire's has been making the allegations. If so he should be a little circumspect as we believe there are some very serious questions that he my have to answer. But I'm sure we will all be reading about those soon.
Following is a statement issued by Miss Sinclaire:
I am told that there are claims been made and have read on Internet blogs that it is alleged by a disgruntled ex aide that I have put in a false claim for travel. In January, John Ison was responsible for my travel and related paperwork.
I have no idea whether the error was accidental or malicious as shortly after that I withdrew his access due to discrepancies I personally had identified.
I have contacted OLAF, the EU's fraud office and have arranged for a meeting to instigate a full and independent investigation as to whether I have been fraudulently set up or this is a genuine error.
One of the beauties of being independent and publishing open and transparent accounts as I do as this is obviously not a deliberate exercise in fraud on my part.
In the murky world of politics you don't get much murkier than UKIP. The problem with eccentric cults is that when the brainwashed eventually become sane again, the cult has to protect itself by demonising them.
And there are those in UKIP who still wonder why they are an electoral disaster. They probably think it's the Bilderbergers or some other shadowy group conspiring against them.
For a bit more info about 'disgruntled former employee' Mr John Ison, click here.