Just to clarify: Mr Abberton did not make rude remarks about UKIP. He fact-checked a meme that had been on the social media for several months and posted his findings. That’s all, but it was enough for a UKIP supporter (I believe it was a councillor representing that party) to contact the police. The impression provided is that he did not want facts about UKIP policies or those suggested by its members to get into the public domain.