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UKIP MEP Tom Wise Arrested

by | 21st, June 2008

UKIP troubles. EU Ref reports :

UKIP MEP Tom Wise was arrested last night on suspicion of obtaining money by deception. We understand he spent the night in custody and is now helping Bedfordshire Police with their inquiries.

The instigation is being supported both by the EU parliament authorities and OLAF the EU’s “anti-fraud” office and is believed to be part of more wide-ranging enquiries into the affairs of MEPs in UKIP and their parliamentary Independence and Democracy group. The veteran Danish former MEP and group leader, Jens-Peter Bonde, has been mentioned in connection with these.

One subject of the “broader inquiries” was identified by this blog in February 2007 and, while the attentions of Mr Plod are undoubtedly well deserved , and there is clearly a case to answer , the timing of Wise’s

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