Kilroy-Silk confirmed last night that he was quitting UKIP.
He said: "I will advise people not to vote for the party. To do otherwise will be dishonest, to pretend the party has a purpose - when in fact it is a charade, an empty vessel."
He even accused the UKIP MEPs of joining the Brussels gravy train. He told supporters: "They had achieved their goal. They had got elected as MEPs. So off they went to Brussels, with expense-account lunches and generous subsidies, never to be heard of again. They were happy."
Kilroy-Silk has so far avoided questions about funding for the party, apart from his own fortune as a TV entrepreneur.
Source: The Guardian, Friday 21 January