I have been busy in France for the last 12 days plus graduating my son so no time for blogging or anything else. On Sunday I picked up the Telegraph to read on the first page, "UKIP pair attacked me, woman claims". They used to say Tories did sex scandals and Labour financial scandals but it seems UKIP does both!
The story full page spread is headlined 'Spiked drink and the night UKIP's party turned sour'. It all seems to have taken place at UKIP's conference last September and is alleged by a female UKIP activist against YI members. It is reminiscent of the LibDems Lord Renard affair but there the women complaining were serious credible witnesses and they had a QC led investigation.
One thing that does puzzle me is that Mrs Farage is quoted as saying this woman was 'coming on strongly' to her husband and was very drunk. In my limited experience Mrs F seldom appears at UKIP events. The last I can recall was at the HMS Belfast do where it was reported she had pitched up in search of one of Farage's lady friends. Cherchez la femme as the French say.
I do hope UKIP's investigation conducted by Mr Greaves will stand up to scrutiny of its process. He claims to have practised at the International Criminal Court so he should be well versed in these matters.
I do not understand why the whole matter was not immediately reported to the police for them to investigate. The allegations seem to me to be a prima facie case of criminal acts.
At my son's graduation I had dinner with a vet who practises in Newmarket. He told me the stud fee for Frankel to cover your mare was £150 k and the beast was signed up for 120 such equine shags this year. Still Mr Wood its better than giving your dosh to UKIP.