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.”