MEP convicted of fraud

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Ashley Mote, the former UKIP MEP who left to join a far-right European group as an independent, has been convicted of benefit fraud.

The MEP was claiming thousands in unemployment benefits between 1996 and 2002 but failed to notify the DWP of changes to his circumstances.  He was elected as an MEP in 2004 for UKIP but the party withdrew the whip later that year when he was accused of benefit fraud.  In 2005 he joined another group in the European Parliament and in 2007 he co-founded the “Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty” right-wing nationalist group.  In 2006, Ashley Mote was in talks with the English Democrats about joining their party but they evidently fell through.

Hat-tip: English Democrats

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