There are rumours in Brussels and elsewhere that Mark Croucher - one of Farage’s more odious and dishonest drinking buddies - is set to be parachuted into the London MEP list following the imminent removal of Ralph Atkinson.
Croucher -pictured here with Steve Allison - was originally sacked by Farage both as a UKIP press officer and the editor of Independence.
This followed numerous complaints about his total inability to keep to deadlines, produce a magazine without hundreds of spelling mistakes, answer emails and letters or even set his alarm clock.
Even Nigel, it seems, could not tolerate Mark crawling into the office at 11.00, bleary eyed and somewhat the worse for wear after a night out on the town with his latest floozy - yes there are women out there desperate or drunk enough to go with UKIP’s answer to Homer Simpson.
The final straw came when Mark stopped turning up altogether. Nigel phoned him up only to be told that he would much rather work from home!
Nigel’s response was to give Mark the order of the boot.
As you can imagine Mark was furious and demanded severance pay.
He pointed out that he was in possession of a rather embarrassing conversation recorded on his mobile. This conversation had apparently been recorded by Mark without the knowledge of the ‘lady’ concerned - a certain Annabelle Fuller. During the recording Ms Fuller apparently refers to her sexual activities with the UKIP leader.
Naturally oil was quickly poured on troubled waters and now Nigel and Mark are the best of friends. They are now so close that Mark even posts comments on the British Democracy Forum on behalf of the mighty Fuhrer.
In a further gesture of friendship he even allows Clive Page - UKIP Press Officer and convicted benefit fraudster - to stay at his pub. Let's hope that when the bailiffs next call on Mark they don't take Clive as well!
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