UKIP today faced an embarassing climb down regarding accusations it made relating to Siim Kallas, the EU anti-fraud commissioner.
UKIP had claimed that Kallas had a criminal record for "providing false information," in a statement issued on November 19th 2004. This claim has now been apologetically withdrawn.
Mr Kallas was in fact never convicted of such a crime, after being acquitted in a case relating to an oil deal, which took place during his time as governor of the Central Bank of Estonia.
It appears that UKIP based its accusations on what it described as "an erroneous newspaper article."
This latest set back puts question marks over their credibility and is further evidence of their ignorant and ill informed attitude towards Europe.
Source: UKIP website