After leaving UKIP Robert Kilroy-Silk has set up his own far right party Veritas (Latin for truth). He seems to be taking a few members from UKIP with him. I suppose this is a good thing as it will divide the vote for the far right even further.
A man who covered TV pundit and politician Robert Kilroy-Silk with a bucket of manure walked free from court.
David McGrath, 37, was given a conditional discharge by JPs at Manchester Magistrates' Court.
Unemployed McGrath, of Wilmslow, Cheshire threw the bucket of slurry over Mr Kilroy-Silk because of his disparaging comments about Arabs and Muslims, the court heard.
McGrath pleaded guilty to three charges of causing criminal damage and one public order offence following the attack in Manchester on December 3rd last year.
New Education Minister Ruth Kelly and Mr Kilroy-Silk's driver were also splattered with the manure.
After covering his victim's £600 suit, shirt and silk tie, McGrath said "You insulted my brother's religion. You insulted Islam", the court was told.
Mr Kilroy-Silk, "out of a sense of outrage and disgust", wiped some of the manure from his suit and smeared it over McGrath's face.
The politician, along with Ms Kelly, had just arrived at Manchester High School for Girls to take part in a recording of Radio 4's Any Questions programme.
Mr Kilroy-Silk said "As a result of an unprovoked attack, I am now very apprehensive about future public appearances and worried about my personal safety. I dread to think what the consequences could have been if the person had been in possession of a knife or other lethal weapon."