Some political parties really don't know how to help themselves do they? Nigel Farage was invited to go on Question Time tonight and cancelled an important fund raising dinner to do so, figuring that an appearance on a programme with an audience of several million would do more for UKIP than a fundraising dinner.
But of course there's a UKIP leadership election going on at the moment, so one of his rival candidates took it upon himself to complain to the producers of Question Time, who instantly caved in and withdrew Farage's invitation to appear.
So in the week in which next year's EU budget was approved, UKIP now won't have any representation on Question Time tonight.
Rats in a sack. If they don't elect Farage we'll know they've lost what remaining marbles they have.