The following sentence appeared:
"To give one prominent example, Chris Beverley (a former BNP member who works for Andrew Brons as his Constituency Manager and who has plenty of time to campaign for the EDs) saw his vote in Morley South decline by 4.5%."
The innuendo is clear: that Chris Beverley has been using his paid European Parliamentary time to work campaigning in the local elections. Mr. Griffin ought to know, because I have explained it to him sufficiently slowly and clearly, that I do not allow work for any party to be carried out in time allocated (and paid) for European Parliamentary work. It seems that I shall have to spell it out so clearly that even he will be able to understand. Before these local elections, I told all paid Euro-staff that any work for any party (the BNP or the EDP or any other party) or for any independent candidate would have to be carried out outside of their designated hours or in time taken as part of annual leave or in time ‘paid for’ by time in lieu for extra Euro-work carried out outside of, and beyond, ordinary hours.
Mr. Griffin ought to have learnt by now that whenever he launches a vicious campaign against his perceived enemies, the campaign bites back and savages him. In June last year, he and former entrepreneur, Mr. Jefferson, fabricated ‘debts’ and even invoices for money that they claimed (quite untruthfully) was owed by me, from my European Parliamentary funds, to the Party. My detailed refutation of those debts led to an OLAF investigation into his Edinburgh office and to this (unsuccessful) attempt to persuade me to misuse Parliamentary money.
When will these rather dim and unsuccessful spivs learn the error of their ways.