A Conservative MP has defected to UKIP. Douglas Carswell has defected from the Conservative Party to UKIP> He has also resigned forcing a by-election that he has said he will contest.
Well this is politically a tasty story. Somebody has thrown the cat among the pigeons and this has happened so close to the General Election.
It’s good that it’s brought the European debate back in to the limelight. Let’s face it all three ‘main’ parties want us in European so I was expecting them to try and sweep the subject under the carpet.
None of them want the European matter to be brought up just before the election.
For UKIP this is a massive steal. This has to be their highest ranking scalp yet. Supposedly he was highly valued by the Conservative and they got the man. If they can get a highly valued man to their party just think who they can get to defect.
Then Cameron is bitter. His comments are not surprising but seem like sour grapes. To be honest I think it is a very constructive move by Carswell because he’s gone to a more productive party. The party that is going to pull us out of Europe.
I don’t know why he’s forcing a bi-election because he didn’t need to do it and it might cause him too loose his seat. Granted I don’t think that’s going to happen.
UKIP has scalped the Conservatives big time and it feels good for us people who want us out of Europe.