A couple of other interesting snippets relating to illegitimate attempts by left-wingers to stifle supporters of UKIP.
Firstly, as the news of the Rotherham fostering scandal broke, came this tweet by a UKIP candidate:
Barnardo's would not allow me to be a volunteer befriender of young people leaving care when I told them I was standing for UKIP.
Of course, private organisations should be able to associate with anyone they like, but the problem is that Barnardo's are heavily funded by the government. If I recall correctly the vast majority of their funding comes directly from the state. This being the case, I think someone in the Education Department needs to have a word in Dr Barnardo's ear.
Then there is the decision of the University of Derby students union to ban all UKIP candidates. I'm less clear about the position of a university union vis-a-vis state funding, but it's still a shocking state of affairs.