There's a council by-election in Dartford on 27 July and it appears the UKIP candidate has committed a bit of a howler by asking the BNP candidate, Kevin Saunders, to be his proposer on his nomination form. The BNP are cock-a-hoop.
The BNP describes the UKIP leadership as "incompetent, self-obsessed, politically vacuous and venal, at grass-roots level most members of the party are decent patriots whom we are pleased to call friends. Many members of UKIP attend local BNP meetings and vice versa and every single day we receive applications for membership from disillusioned former UKIP members. It was in this spirit of friendship and co-operation that Kevin Saunders agreed to propose the UKIP candidate in Dartford."
UKIP is a complete tailspin on this. A UKIP supporter in one of their online discussion forums comments: "If this is true it will cause untold damage to UKIP and used by our political enemies to prove a link between UKIP and the BNP! I can see a smug gloating Camoron saying 'told you so'."
I think comment from me is superfluous here. The facts speak for themselves.
UPDATE: This gets better and better. UKIP reckon they've been stitched up. See HERE. It was entirely a coincidence that the BNP candidate just happened to propose their candidate. Of course it was. The transcript between the UKIP press officer and a journalist/BNP supporter is hilarious. Like ferrets in a sack.