UKIP's parliamentary spokesperson Suzanne Evans has hit back against John Major's scathing weekend attack on the Vote Leave campaign and one of its high-profile supporters, Boris Johnson.
In an explosive interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday, the former prime minister described Johnson as a "court jester" and slammed the Vote Leave campaign as "squalid, deceitful and fundamentally dishonest".
But speaking to talkRADIO today, Evans pronounced herself dismayed at Major's "flurry of abuse".
"When I heard John Major saying our campaign was one of mistruth, I nearly fell off my chair," she told Julia Hartley-Brewer. "It's astonishing, you've had this relentless onslaught of lies from the Remain camp.
"Even putting party politics aside, I think what he said was pretty nasty - it definitely overstepped the mark.
"It just beggars belief, and it really is a shame, because people do want to understand the facts of what will happen.
"I've been absolutely horrified by the scaremongering which has been going on, it's completely unethical."