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Former UKIP spokesman was kidnapping gang 'boss'

Former UKIP spokesman was kidnapping gang 'boss' | AC Affairs | Scoop.it

A man who served as UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman for a year is the former leader of a kidnapping gang in Pakistan, BBC Newsnight has revealed.

 

Mujeeb ur Rehman Bhutto's gang were behind a high-profile kidnapping in Karachi in 2004 and he then took a £56,000 ransom payment in Manchester.

In 2005, Bhutto, of Leeds, admitted being the gang's "boss" and was jailed for seven years by a UK court.

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The Ukip leader has admitted he made a mistake by setting up a trust fund in an offshore tax haven

The Ukip leader has admitted he made a mistake by setting up a trust fund in an offshore tax haven | AC Affairs | Scoop.it

Nigel Farage, who has previously spoken out against tax evaders in a speech to the European parliament, admitted he paid an adviser to set up the Farage Family Educational Trust 1654 on the Isle of Man, the Daily Mirror said...

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Tories draw neck and neck with Labour as Ukip support falls

Tories draw neck and neck with Labour as Ukip support falls | AC Affairs | Scoop.it

Conservative support surges to see main parties level for first time since March 2012 on 36% of the vote in Guardian/ICM poll

The Conservatives have surged to sit alongside Labour in the polls for the first time in nearly 18 months, largely owing to a sharp fall in support for Ukip, according to the latest ICM monthly poll for the Guardian...

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