The Times run a story this morning that UKIP leader Nigel Farage "faces an investigation into 'missing' EU expenses."
Farridge blurted his response this morning at the Beeb's Today programme, saying they weren't 'expenses' but legitimate 'allowances':
"I've been here [at the European Parliament] since 1999, and I said on day one, that we would use the [parliament allowance] money to fight against Britain's membership of the European Union...
"UKIP don't want any of these allowances. We don't British MEPs costing the taxpayers all this money."
In case you didn't quite grasp the logic, here's a pictorial explanation: