Much talk on Democracy Forum about TC and an alleged smear campaign against him claiming he made racist comments. Maybe, maybe not. It wouldn't be the first time in his short career as an MEP.
News reaches us that at his welcoming meeting in Strasbourg he was enjoying a chat with a fellow attendee, telling them how much he hated Farage, and how in his days as a copper they knew how to deal with troublesome journalists who took too much of an interest in such boring issues as police corruption - lock them in a cell with a couple of burly PCs, and then beat the crap out of them. Medecine to be repeated daily until cured. Other such indiscretions tumbled from his lips, leaving a bemused European Editor of a national daily, for such was his audience, wishing it had not been a private meeting because it would have made a lovely front page.
Not the first time such comments have been made by TC, however. Another source tells the Common Man that he thought this would have been an ideal way of dealing with Tom Wise, who he cleared, then smeared, then cleared again shortly before Wise's arrest.
With friends like this to show UKIP's best face to the media, who needs enemies?