The last seven days made up a particularly eventful week for UKIP, as the question of just how mad had the party become was answered several times; not least when Polish prince Yanek Zylinski offered to duel Nigel Farage on Monday and it seemed like mere business as usual. After Zylinski brandished his sword – and challenged Farage to do the same – in a YouTube video decrying UKIP’s attitude towards the Polish people, UKIP responded in a way only they could: “Nigel doesn’t have a sword. And he’s trying to keep violence out of this election campaign.”
The apparent insanity of what the party now represented was unfortunately lost on Richard Desmond, owner of the Daily Express, who on Thursday revealed he’d donated £1 million to the party’s election campaign. In case you were wondering: yes, he could have spent that money on his poorly paid workers instead. Now, Desmond’s cash will help further the careers of the likes of Tom Andrews, the 72-year-old UKIP councillor who was this weekend arrested for allegedly assaulting a peace campaigner from Hope Not Hate. Money well spent.