Former Ukip Spokesman is Convicted "Kidnapping Gang Boss"

By Gary Cutlack on at

This week's Ukip membership scandal involves the case of Mujeeb ur Rehman Bhutto, who was, until recently, the Ukip Commonwealth spokesman. Bhutto has a grim past, though, being handed a seven-year jail term in 2005 for running a kidnapping gang in Karachi and collecting a £56k ransom. That's a bit too much madness even for Ukip, so he's out. [BBC]