I feel terribly sorry today for Alan Bown and the decent majority of UKIP members.
Here is why.
I've always felt this was an establishment set-up. Having said that it seems very bizarre that Alan Bown, UKIP's major donor, couldn't have voted for them in 2005 because he wasn't on the electoral register.
Still, if your party is in thrall to a spiv like Nigel Farage strange things will happen. But it does make you wonder what calibre of people Farage was employing with his £2m plus allowances. Let's hope it wasn't Mrs Farage who dropped the clanger.