I really do wonder whether Farage still has the brains he was born with?
This is UKIP's response to the news that the Court of Appeal had ruled in Elcom’s favour. A copy was sent out to all UKIP members on email:
The UK Independence Party is stunned and disappointed by today's Court of Appeal judgement in favour of the Electoral Commission.
UKIP had already achieved a partial victory in the case, as Judge Tim Workman ruled in August 2007 that the ommission of donor Alan Bown's name from the electoral register of 2005 was "a genuine and inadvertent error".
The Party will now be seeking leave to appeal.The financial ramifications of the judgement will be significant, with the legal costs on top of the £350,000 forfeiture an added burden to the Party which does not have the funds available to meet the debt at this time.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Something extraordinary is going on here. It is acceptable under the rules for Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian businessman, to give millions of pounds to the Labour Party and for the Liberal Democrats to be allowed to keep £2.4 million from an impermissible donor who has since received a lengthy prison sentence, yet the Electoral Commission goes on kicking the smallest boy in the playground!"
End of statement.
So once again Farage blames everyone but himself.
Farage may not like it but UKIP’s leaders were given EVERY chance to comply with electoral law. Elcom contacted them several times over inadmissible donations. Their warnings were ignored.
And yet Farage still has the nerve to attack Elcom and blame them for the mess he is in! I wonder if Cameron will still want him as a Tory MP after all this?
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