UKIP is in the situation that nobody knows whether Monckton is Deputy leader of UKIP. Douglas Denny says it does not matter. UKIP's own press release said Nuttall had been appointed Deputy Leader and endorsed by the NEC. What role Denny played in this is not known.
Now we are told in today's blog by Alex Singleton in the Telegraph that Lady Thatcher advised Pearson to appoint him-not necessarily as Dep Leader but in a role.
Commonsense tells me that this story is probably untrue-I doubt Lady Thatcher is compos enough to discuss UKIP affairs most of the time-it also tells me that this maybe the reason why Monckton has not been publicly relieved of his job and he is still appearing in the Express as Deputy Leader.
But what a farce-a party which does not know who is its Deputy Leader.