It seems no one wants to be associated with UK Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom anymore.

Hot on the heels of outraging the female population of Europe, with his self-confessed politically incorrect comments, the actuarial profession has moved to distance itself from him.

It seems Bloom "is not, and never has been, a member of the actuarial profession", despite the UKIP press office stating to the contrary.

Bloom is in fact an IFA, and head of research at York-based TBO Corporate Benefit Consultants.

Backchat can't help but wonder when the stampede of those trying to distance themselves from Bloom will end.