The magnificently barmy contributors to the Democracy Forum have been in fine form in recent weeks. It’s always fun to see how jaw-droppingly detached from reality these people are – especially as a number of the contributors are UKIP officials or work for UKIP in the European Parliament.
One recent thread started with reports that Tom Wise had been taken ill with contributors taking the opportunity to, in uncharitable UKIP style, stick the boot in and share their two cents worth on the investigations into his alleged embezzling of funds from his assistance allowance.
The delightfully bonkers David Noakes, himself a former UKIP leadership candidate, claims that “Tom Wise frauduently claimed a total of £180,000 for an assistant, and instead used the money for himself. A small part of it, for example, he used to buy a car. All of that was illegal and criminal. Tom Wise has had the UKIP whip suspended because he was embezzling, as GC, given how close he is, well knows.”
Carefully chosen words!
But it goes on, with Noakes alleging that: “Tom Wise has wasted a fabulously powerful position as an MEP with which he could have made real progress against the EU.”
He's betrayed tens of thousands of UKIPpers, is at last suspended from UKIP as an embezzler, but his misdeeds against UKIP are legion, like taking UKIP's wine distribution system and the membership list (breaking the Data Protection Act) and using it for private profit, and he has admitted committing fraud.
He is the worst of an appalling bunch of UKIP MEP's, living off the fat of the EU gravy train. His glutton's lifestyle at our expense is responsible for his deteriorating health.”
Now David Noakes may have a history of making outlandish claims but these are serious allegations.
Is Tom Wise going to take legal action or are do these claims have even an ounce of truth. I think we should be told