Wednesday, 22 June 2011
UKIP: Who is Michael Greaves?
There have been doubts expressed about Michael 'who ate all the pies' Greaves, EFD staff member and UKIP General Secretary. Supposedly a barrister, Greaves was appointed without any consultation with MEPs whatsoever, into a high-salary job with Farage's delegation in Brussels.
His legal abilities were called into question when he made a total balls-up of the party's defence against a case brought by Nikki Sinclaire, resulting in judgement being made against UKIP, Nigel Farage, and Godfrey Bloom.
Now more questions are being asked, this time about Greaves' qualifications. There is no record anywhere of a barrister in the UK by his name.
Greaves claims to have practiced in the International Court. That might explain the situation, or so we thought. A quick call to a contact in the Hague did not help. Our contact could find no record of Greaves having practised there.
Greaves photograph does not appear on the party website alongside other members of the NEC, all of the other members are pictured.
Yes indeed, questions should surely be asked.