The story was picked up first by Martin Shipton at the Western Mail and has since gone viral, with reports very close the Western Mail's article appearing in the Independent and the BBC.
It may just be that the Western Mail came to the story completely independently of Jac's explosive revelations, but somehow that does not seem likely. The truth of the matter is that the big boy papers should have credited Jac, but didn't.
What we now know is that Gill:
- Ran a care home in Hull and also supplied contract staff to other care homes in Hull. A part of the Gill business was running a hostel to house workers from the Phillippines and various eastern European countries in what sound like very cramped conditions, with six or more adults to a room sleeping in bunkbeds.
- The business went bust, and according to Gill this happened because one of the banks pulled the plug on a loan.
- It turns out that after selling up in Hull, Gill went to work for a Ukip MEP. Despite that, he portrayed himself as a fresh-faced newcomer to politics and an antidote to professional politicians.
- He also failed to mention to his voters that he is a Mormon, a sect which has views which are very much at odds with modern Welsh society.
For all those who voted for Ukip on 22 May, you cannot say you were not warned.