The strange tale of Ukip in Wales has taken another bizarre turn with the resignation of James Cole, the party's deputy chairman, who wrote a farewell message on Facebook saying, "I now believe that the party has lost direction here in Wales, and now it seems to have turned into an autocratic, dictatorial private members club" (see Hope not Hate).
Cole was, for a matter of hours, Ukip's parliamentary candidate for Llanelli, and according to the Ukip Wales website there is still no candidate for that seat, although it was supposed to have selected someone in January.
The same is true for a whole slew of other Welsh constituencies, including the Rhondda, Newport West, Ogmore, Swansea East, Pontypridd, Preseli Pembrokeshire and Cynon Valley - with less than 100 days to go before the general election.
Cole's description of the autocratic, dictatorial nature of the party in Wales is almost certainly a reference to Nigel Farage's appointment of Nathan Gill as "Ukip leader" in Wales.
One of Gill's tasks is, somewhat ironically, to make sure that nobody with a dodgy past gets through the selection process. Having weeded out the crooks, racists, homophobes and nutcases, it seems there is no one else left.