"Llyr was a malign influence in UKIP Wales in the run-up to the Assembly election and I was surprised that you chose to employ him after I had said there was no place for him on our group staff on account of his highly personal campaign against several UKIP AMs."
He went on to say that he was "outraged that Llyr Powell has publicly implied that my reimbursement claims are a waste of taxpayers' money".
“This is a talented young man who I know very well and who I have made provisions to employ on my staff in Brussels, but who is currently exploring the jobs market and building his career.
"For that to be jeopardised by this ongoing campaign of counter briefings and leaks from within the party is totally unacceptable.
“This matter should be dealt with privately and directly, not through emails then deliberately shared to journalists.
"As a Welsh taxpayer and voter he is more than entitled to question how an elected official is using the Assembly’s expenses provisions.
"Llyr is not an employee of Ukip so nobody in Ukip has it within their purview to call for him to be fired.
"This is awful bullying behaviour by people who frankly should know better, but are instead focused on a spiteful effort to seek hegemony in the party, one person at a time.”
“Six of us have been told we won’t be employed in future because we are Farage loyalists. A new team will be brought in.
We can only wonder how long can the the Ukip group stay together.
Could there be defections to the Tories which would probably make them the main opposition party.
If this was to happen however it would surely bring in to question the whole list system .
Every one of the current Ukip AMs was elected under the Additional Member System
If a member was to resign or die then he or she would be replaced by the next person on the list.
If there is no Candidate left then the seat would be left vacant .
However as with the case of Mohammad Asghar who came to prominence after being elected to the Welsh Assembly in 2007 as a member of Plaid Cymru on the list for South Wales East but fairly soon defected to the Conservatives, . It makes a mockery of am election system which is supposed to make the electoral system fairer could be usurped within months,
Although other systems would not stop this AMS candidates do not really have the same claim that First Past the Post and Single Transferable Post to gaining individual support.
In the next few months we may see this becoming a important debate.