Ukip strikes back after claims that Farage misused allowance

 
Kate McCann
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UKIP party officials were on the attack yesterday, after claims that leader Nigel Farage misused allowances from the European parliament.

The party published a list of journalists at The Times who it accuses of conspiring against Ukip to boost the fortunes of the Conservative party by publishing the expenses claims.

Yesterday, The Times published a report claiming that a £15,500 yearly allowance paid to Farage for the upkeep of a constituency office has been spent elsewhere, as the office was given rent-free to the party 15 years ago.

However one of the sources for the story, David Samuel-Camps, wrote to the newspaper to complain that he had been misquoted in the story regarding the cost of utilities to the office. A Ukip spokesman would not answer questions about the allowances but said: “Nigel Farage is confident that he has abided by European parliamentary rules at all times when spending allowances.”