Newspaper review: UKIP defection and 'killers with keys'

January 25, 2015 5:38 AM

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Newspaper review: UKIP defection and 'killers with keys'

The top story for some Sunday papers is the defection of the UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir to the Conservatives. The Mail on Sunday says the move from the Pakistan-born businessman is a "coup" for David Cameron. Mr Bashir has said that UKIP is a "vanity project for Nigel Farage".

Mr Bashir, who has been an MEP for one year, tells the Sunday Telegraph that UKIP had become "a party of ruthless self-interest" which was incapable of delivering an EU membership referendum. UKIP says it had suspended Mr Bashir over alleged financial and employment irregularities.

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