This isn't about UKIP or what it stands or does not stand for. It is a bigger issue than that. This is wrong. Any person who files and runs a campaign for MP deserves to have his name on the ballot. That is democracy in action. This is not a hanging chad, it is more a hanging Dad as he never even made it on to the paper ballot. It doesn't matter if the candidate insists on wearing a tinfoil hat and campaigning under the banner of the "Galactic Federation Party". His or her name should be on that ballot even if it is in Vulcan. This sort of shenanigans is something I would expect to see in some banana republic at the edge of nowhere, not in Great Britain. Perhaps we should have had Jimmy Carter monitoring ballots as he does in third world countries. Or actually, perhaps we should have had him at the printer's checking the proofs. An honest mistake? I think not. Shame on you, Darlington Council.