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Only by removing Nigel Farage and his sycophants on the NEC can we save UKIP from electoral oblivion.
You will recall that both GLW and this blog have mentioned that OLAF has passed on certain files to the UK police. We understand that they are now with a ‘central police authority’. See: LINK
We have been told that the MEPs are:
Graham Booth - ex-MEP for the South West.
We understand that both Dr John Whittaker (former UKIP MEP for the NW) and Gerard Batten have been cleared by OLAF.
A decision on Roger Knapman and Jeffrey Titford has yet to be taken.
The OLAF investigation has been lengthy and widespread. Many witnesses have been interviewed and many statements have been taken. See: LINK & LINK
The allegations concern the alleged misuse of EU funds and allowances. OLAF was very interested in the way UKIP funded the regional organisers and other members of their staff.
We understand that both Don Ransome and Stuart Gulleford are mentioned in the OLAF files.
Don Ransome is Derek Clark’s regional organiser in the East Midlands. He was recently convicted of drink driving. See: LINK
Stuart Gulleford was Jeffrey Titford’s political advisor. He now works for Stuart Agnew and David Bannerman - UKIPMEPs in the Eastern Region. He was also a UKIP MEP candidate.
You may recall that John West was the first to contact both the police and OLAF with concerns about Jeffrey Titford and Stuart Gulleford. He did this after being made aware of alleged wrongdoing in UKIP’s Chelmsford Office.
It is interesting to note that one OLAF witness was sent a threatening letter during the investigation. See: LINK
Mr West was later expelled from UKIP for going to the police and OLAF. See: LINK & LINK
It appears that he has now been vindicated.
We also understand that other non- UKIP British MEPs may also face a police investigation.
More details to follow from Junius and GLW as soon as we get them.