Things just get worse for UKIP!
As you can imagine Nigel Farage was gunning for Gerard Batten after he complained about Farage's conduct during the leadership election.
You may recall that Farage described Batten as lacking credibility during an interview on The Daily Politics. Gerard was far from amused!
Gerard also quite rightly criticised Farage and Pearson over the infamous offer to disband if the Tories agreed to a referendum on the EU.
Farage has now threatened Batten with a charge of bringing the party into disrepute. If found guilty he could find himself thrown out of UKIP.
We feel that Farage lacks the courage to carry out the threat. He may be stupid but he is not that stupid. He knows that any attempt to remove Batten would split the party down the middle. The resulting bad publicity would also seriously damage what little reputation UKIP has left.
Gerard Batten is reported to be unconcerned by Farage’s threat. Tim - Gerard's biggest fan and author of the unforgettable 'Vote Gerard Batten' blog - was unavailable for comment.