Squeaky credibility finger up the bum time
The spark that reignited the UKIP bonfire of the vanities was an apparently innocuous discussion on the BBC’s Daily Politics over the EU referendum and who might lead the No campaign. The Kippers’ deputy chair Suzanne Evans, who wrote the party’s General Election manifesto and is widely seen as the party’s more human face, conceded that Mr Thirsty was perceived by others as being a divisive figure.
Then a yet more bizarre event took place, or, rather, it did not: former Farage sidekick Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam was to have appeared on Daily Politics to discuss the situation at Kipper HQ, but decided against it. This is totally out of character: Kassam is a media whore who would not normally turn down any opportunity for the shameless promotion of Himself Personally Now. And then the situation went beyond farcical.