In a stinging criticism of the party leadership, Dr Sked hit back at allegations he was forced out of the party by Farage back in 1997, rebutting in a letter to The Times: "I cannot allow you to reprint Nigel Farage's dillusions as if they bore any relationship to the truth".
"I resigned as leader of my own free will after the 1997 general election as I was exhausted and wanted to return to academic life," the now professor in international history at the LSE wrote.
But rounding on his former colleague, Dr Sked criticised Ukip leader Nigel Farage for his mismanagement of the party and its image, and hit out at the failures of its leader in getting elected to Parliament.
"It took Farage some time to control the party and ruin its reputation," he said.
"Even after almost 15 years of controlling it, he still cannot get elected as an MP or get anyone else elected as a Ukip MP.
"He's even lost one of this two Tory defectors and looks like losing the other one," he wrote, a reference to suspected internal party divisions between Farage and his sole MP in Westminster, Douglas Carswell.
Speaking to The Huffington Post UK, a Ukip spokesman said he had "nothing to add" to Dr Sked's allegations, but added "it's just sad" that he couldn't "revel in the success of what he created".Suggest a correction