The latest financial figures for Britain’s political parties are out and UKIP has raised less even than the Green Party.
UKIP raised just £33,000 in comparison to £30k for the Women’s Equality Party, £46k for the Greens and the Liberal Democrats who raised £2 million in the same period.
This is going on at the same time as MP Douglas Carswell refuses to have over hundreds of thousands of pounds to UKIP that the party is entitled to via short money.
Whilst it is amazing that the party has remained steady on the polls with such little money, it badly needs to sort the finances out.
Westmonster and Leave.EU’s Arron Banks recently offered himself up as Chairman for the party on the back of a track record of raising £11 million in 18 months for the Brexit movement.
If UKIP is serious about bringing in big donors and sorting the finances out with someone connected to the big players, they should take him up on the offer.
Hard to see how a skint party can be an effective opposition.