It has now emerged that Glenn Tingle - UKIP PPC for Norwich North - was a member of the National Front for a brief period as a teenager.
Documentary evidence of this comes, ironically, in the form of his resignation letter from the National Front. In it Mr Tingle says that he plans to enlist in the Army and that he has been informed that membership of the NF could threaten his chances of being accepted.
This handwritten letter, nearly 30 years old, still exists and is now in the possession of another political party.
The party in question may make this letter public once nominations close in an attempt to embarrass UKIP.
I would very much like to know if UKIP’s leadership were aware of this fact? Did Tingle deny his former NF membership when he applied to become a UKIP candidate. Is former membership of the NF acceptable to Farage? After all, he seems obsessed with the BNP and UKFP - both of which are proscribed parties according to UKIP's joke constitution. Indeed, Farage has been busily accusing various UKIPPERS of being in the BNP for the last few months. And even admitting to being a former member of the BNP means that you are denied membership of UKIP. So why is the NF different? Is it because his father is alleged to have been a member? Or is it because one of his former RO's used to be a member?
And what will UKIP left-wing extremist Mark Croucher say when he finds out?