Why do I keep on thinking of the line from Yes Minister, "You know the PM's motto – in defeat, malice; in victory, revenge
Strategy is sometimes quite easy, do the thing your opponents don't want you to do or its corollary don't do the thing your opponents want you to do. The EU wants MEPs to join Pan European parties and thus become good Europeans. UKIP's strategy is simple, don't join! Wait and see what the Mr Farage does.
Mr Woolas and his crew have been found guilty of telling porkies about his opponents. A warning to all UKIP politicians and their cerebrally challenged apparatchiks especially as Nikki is not averse to pursuing her grievances through the courts.
I found Hattie Harman's statement on this morning's AM show very encouraging. Mr Woolas will be brought before a Labour party disciplinary hearing where he will be able to put his case presumably with legal representation. A lesson for UKIP there.