Marta Andreasen has left UKIP, calling Farage 'anti-women' and a 'Stalinist'. In turn he has issued a statement saying 'The woman is impossible', and that the Conservatives 'deserve what is coming to them', citing the unpleasant circumstances in which she left them, the OECD, and the Commission beforehand. There has been bad blood between them for a couple of years since she called on Farage to quit following poor local election results back then.
BBC News - UKIP MEP Marta Andreasen defects to ConservativesIn an open letter expressing her dissatisfaction with UKIP, she accused Mr Farage of treating any views other than his own with contempt.
Ms Andreasen said she did not believe the party could offer "real leadership".
She said Mr Farage surrounded himself with "an old boys club of like-minded sycophants", whereas Conservative leader David Cameron had shown "he can listen, adapt and do what is right for the country, not just for personal gain".
The MEP said the prime minster's speech on Britain's relationship with the EU last month had convinced her the Conservatives were the "true referendum party".
Any chance of more defections now that the Tories have committed to a referendum? Or is this just a one-off down to personal animosity? Given the fanfare with which her arrival among the ranks of UKIP candidates was greeted, this seems rather embarrassing for them.