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Ukip criticised over 'cloud cuckoo' views of candidates

The Telegraph by Rowena Mason | Friday, 26 April 2013 | Click here for original article


 Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, admits there have not been background checks on all the party's local election candidates Photo: GETTY
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, admits there have not been background checks on all the party's local election candidates Photo: GETTY

The party is facing questions over its vetting after campaigners criticised the “far-right connections” and “cuckoo conspiracy theories” of some of its potential councillors. Ukip has been surging in polls ahead of local elections on May 2, with the latest survey suggesting it could win 100 seats. However, Nigel Farage, its leader, ...

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