Most people have a low regard for politicians, and even more so if they are perceived to be on the take, so the fate of the fiddling UKIP MP is all the more funny:
Former UKIP MEP Tom Wise faces up to seven years in jail after being convicted of false accounting yesterday. Wise embezzled £36,000 of taxpayers’ money into a secret bank account – £3,500 of which was spent on two bottles of wine.
The funds were from his £3,000-a-month secretarial allowance, of which only £500 was actually paid to his secretary, the rest being spent “in support of his own interests”. “
The Times has more.
Update 2: The ukipwatch site might prove to be handy in keeping track of UKIP.