I must say that Monday’s UKIP NEC meeting was very poorly attended.
Farage was his usual arrogant self.
He wasted no time in voicing his anger that Nikki Sinclaire - UKIP's new MEP for the West Midlands - was raising concerns about UKIP’s new grouping in Brussels. Farage made it clear that she could leave UKIP if she did not like it. He also said that Mike Nattrass could join her if he continued to support Sinclaire on this issue.
It also seems likely that Clive Page’s contract will not be renewed as Farage has two of his old colleagues and sycophants - Mark Croucher and Annabelle Fuller - ready to take his place in the Press Office.
As Clive Page has been out of favour for several months - he had been very unhappy working with Fuller and did not approve of her posting John West's video on YouTube - it will hardly come as a surprise to him.
But don’t expect to read this in the sanitised minutes published on the UKIP fan site also known as the UKIP Forum.
UKIP’s NEC minutes contain more fiction than the latest issue of the Sunday Sport!
Remember the NEC meeting held last year? Buster Mottram was invited by Nigel Farage to give a presentation on the possibilities of UKIP forming a pact with the BNP.
But you won’t read that in the ‘official’ minutes for that particular meeting!
Farage later claimed that the offer of a BNP pact was a total surprise to him and proceeded to use it as an excuse to remove his various critics from the NEC!
Greg Lance-Watkins has quite rightly referred to it as Farage’s ‘Reichstag fire moment’.
Still think that UKIP is worth a SINGLE vote?