In a previous article I revealed that Derek Clark had sacked Tony Ellwood - Clark’s political researcher - following disagreements between the two.
The disagreements started after Clark went to Bucharest - at the behest of Farage - and signed a declaration espousing the principle of "subsidiarity". Prior to this UKIP has always been in favour of total withdrawal from the EU. By accepting the principle of subsidiarity UKIP was now accepting the authority of the union to take decisions which are not devolved to national or regional government.
At the same time Clark also signed up to the principle of "reforming" the Common Agricultural Policy, something which UKIP had previously refused to recognise at all.
Mr Ellwood naturally felt that this was a betrayal of everything UKIP stood for.
Above is a copy of the Bucharest Declaration. Derek Clark is the last name on the list.
In a single moment Derek Clark betrayed both his country and his people. Is this the sort of man you want representing Great Britain for another five years?
Derek Clark is under investigation by OLAF - the EU’s anti-fraud office.
Derek Clark OLAF Case Number: D/007/033/04.09.08
Derek Clark OLAF Investigation Number: DD/FD-D2008.A1/7133/OF/2008/0240