UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, Mike Nattrass, has rejoined the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the EU Parliament, hopefully bringing an end to the slightly strained relationship between Mike and the party that started with Nikki Sinclaire's war against Nigel Farage and UKIP.
Mike got caught up in Saint Nikki of Meriden's war against Nigel Farage's leadership and like many people was taken in by her dishonest and underhand tactics. In return for his support she set up a rival, single issue party to challenge UKIP at EU elections behind his back.
When Saint Nikki loses her seat at the next EU election her spoiler party will collapse through lack of funding and with a bit of luck she'll disappear into obscurity. Mike's performance at the UKIP conference in Birmingham this year was excellent and rejoining the EFD group hopefully draws a line under the whole affair.