Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Know Your Enemy

"Your greed and dishonesty were matched only by your hypocrisy, because while this was going on you carried out a high-profile campaign condemning corruption and the improper use of public money in the very institution from which you were leeching it."

Justice Stuart-Smith on Ashley Mote, the former MEP starting a five-year prison sentence for defrauding the EU of nearly £500,000.

Though Mote was elected on a UKIP list, he sat as an independent. Unsurprisingly, Nigel Farage has been quick to point out this technicality, and seems relieved that this is one bullet, at least, that his beleaguered party appears to have dodged.

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