"This scandal is not of one party or Government, but spreads across the whole elite like oil on a pond."
- Nigel Farage MEP
• As the phone hacking scandal sees PM David Cameron in the spotlight today, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage expressed his thoughts on the issue.
"Nothing about the Governing Classes which has come to light due to the hacking scandal, not the political, not the media nor indeed the police aspects comes as a surprise to anyone who has a glancing knowledge in the way we are ruled," he said.
"The shock, if indeed we are shocked comes from the rapidity in which everything has unravelled, not in the bare facts themselves. Like the MPs expenses scandal before it what we have is a confirmation of our worst suspicions about the governing classes.
That the Police themselves have been corrupted by the elite as if by East London gangsters of the '70s is the very worst aspect of this all. And we must be clear, this scandal is not of one party or Government, but spreads across the whole elite like oil on a pond."