First the Sunday Telegraph last week published a three page spread suggesting massive financial impropriety on the part of UKIP. This week they follow it up, as does the Sunday Times. The Times story is by the way categorically refuted by the Party and their position is being considered.
What is odd is that the allegations, either old news, or false, or perfectly legitimate, have been doing the rounds for a long time. Interestingly most of the allegations spend their time in BNP news groups over the last few months, from where they have been posted to great swathes of journalists and prospective UKIP donors two or three times a week.
So why print now? Could it be the largely unreported second section of last weeks YouGov Sunday Times poll that put UKIP up to 5% nationally and hitting 7% in the Midlands and Wales?
Now if you factor those sorts of numbers into the polling data you can understand why. These figures, a doubling of UKIP’s numbers since the arrival of Nigel Farage as leader only 6 months ago could cause devastation in tight marginals across the country.