Their 4Rutland website reprints the letter their solicitor has sent to Rutland County Council. Here is just a taste:
Your client will ... be well advised to immediately withdraw its instructions to you. Should your client continue its ill-conceived pursuit of me in any form, including action under the Pre-Action Protocol, it will be an abuse of its power. Should your client instigate proceedings, I shall, at the appropriate time, apply to strike out on the basis that your client has no reasonable grounds for bringing the claim and/or it is an abuse of the process.Later. Martin Brookes alerts us to the fact that the councillors have now reposted their statement about joining UKIP.