The advisory committee will not meet until 4 June at the earliest, after this week’s European elections.
I have one small problem with this. They can't stopping him running but they can stop him sitting, which has a nice ring to it.
Where they may be over-playing their hand is in thinking that Farage and Co. can hardly complain about being slung out of an institution that they loathe. The noise to the contrary will be deafening, with their press shrieking too about nasty forrins denying Our Glorious Nation a place at the table.
Domestically, the irony will be lost, dead and deliberately buried. Plus ça change.