UKIPwatcher didn't think UKIP could sink any lower until coming across this new latest scandal.
Jack Biggs, 65 and a holder of the British Empire Medal, who has had both knees replaced, was told by his local UKIP association that he could only be a "paper candidate" for the party in the May 3 local elections because of his disability.
In typically dignified fashion, UKIP have gone on the offensive, accusing Mr Biggs of blackmail with Nigel Farage offering this nugget of wisdom - "I could run down the street but I couldn't make an Olympic athlete," he said. "This man couldn't do the job just as other people can't do it because they are busy."
All a bit of a double standard, especially as Farage's own personal fondness for a bit of the sauce hasn't precluded his being a candidate...