In the London Evening Standard, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, claims that some Tory MPs are beginning to consider en masse defecting to UKIP!
“I’m not going to tell you they are on the verge of coming across,” he said. “All I can tell you is that it’s being discussed. I do know people in the Conservative Party – and I’ve spoken to some this morning – who are deeply depressed at the moment. Some of them have got to be asking themselves, ‘What if a whole group of us went to Ukip?
This would be a good idea. Several Tory leaders have already defected or threatened to:
Mr Farage’s call to defectors comes amid mounting Tory tensions after Monday’s record Commons rebellion by 81 MPs and demands for powers to be repatriated from Brussels, including reports that former leader Iain Duncan Smith threatened to quit the Cabinet.
Former treasurer Lord Hesketh defected to Ukip recently, as did Paul Oakley, former London chairman of the Tory youth wing. Lord Tebbit, the former Conservative chairman and a hero on the Eurosceptic Right, said last week that some Tories would be “wondering if it is worthwhile any more”.
UKIP is a legitimate libertarian, non-racist political party. Tories and those who vote for them DO have a place to go. UKIP!