An area almost the size of England is covered with safe seats. There are no compelling political reasons for a Conservative and Labour MP to understand each others’ voters.
Posts Tagged: Mark Reckless MP
Our whistle-stop tour heads to the South East, where the Tories and Labour are fighting it out and two minor parties have everything at stake.
Dominic Raab MP: Farage himself says that UKIP “isn’t passing the credibility test”. Here’s why he’s right.
A double-talking, flip-flopping, party of spendthrifts will aggravate – not salve – public mistrust of the political class.
Those which turn out to matter usually involve more than the man who undertakes them. Does the latest one really fall into this category?
Daniel Hannan MEP: As Bashir signs up to the Conservatives, don’t knock defectors – whichever party they join or leave
The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.
Three MPs asked serious questions about the Chilcot Inquiry. Reckless at least managed to be brief. Clegg looked very, very sad.
They’re trying to sue to UKIP MP over his spending on campaign literature.
It cannot be right for people to lose their jobs over what they might or might not be thinking.
The strain of cohabiting with Douglas Carswell is crushing Nigel Farage’s joie de vivre.
We got Shakespeare driving a white van, or at least commenting on one, but he was trumped by an MP who actually has white vans in his family.
Of course our efforts at Rochester weren’t helped by the glitches in the new CCHQ computer “Darth Vader”.
Westminster should ditch the focus group-driven platitudes. At least with Farage, whether you like him or not, you know where he stands.
“If you vote UKIP you get UKIP”
The hopes and fears of would-be defectors. The position of the Tory Whips. The complex internal tensions within UKIP. And Miliband’s ongoing disaster.
But will the former Tory MP triumph for his new party? The result will be announced in the early hours.