That’s right, Nigel – Cameron recalled Parliament to overshadow your conference speech

Not voting UKIP: VP could have run a picture of Farage or Cameron - but this is the message that needs to get through. Now watch the comment column fill up with something that is never seen in the wild - kippers bleating.

Not voting UKIP: VP could have run a picture of Farage or Cameron – but this is the message that needs to get through. Now watch the comment column fill up with something that is never seen in the wild – kippers bleating.

If anyone needed further proof of how badly UKIP has become divorced from reality, they need look no further than the latest bizarre claim from the party’s leader, Nigel Farage.

According to the Daily Mail (not the most reliable of sources, maybe, but closely-enough aligned with UKIP for this to have the ring of truth), Mr Farage and others have said that David Cameron’s recall of Parliament to debate action against Islamic State was a “cynical ploy” to divert attention from his keynote speech at the UKIP conference in Doncaster racecourse.

Speaking on Wednesday, Farage whinged that the timing of the Parliamentary recall was a deliberate attempt to overshadow him: “It is widely believed Prime Minister David Cameron held back on recalling Parliament on an issue of massive national importance so it didn’t affect the Labour Party conference… However, he still thought it best to delay parliamentary recall until Friday, and not do it tomorrow.”

That’s right, Nigel.

He didn’t recall Parliament because Iraq has appealed to the UK for help against IS.

He didn’t do it because IS has killed at least one UK citizen and may kill more.

And he didn’t do it because IS jihadists may try to attack UK citizens on British soil.

He didn’t leave the Labour conference alone because Labour has hundreds of MPs who would have found it difficult to extract themselves from their conference commitments, and he didn’t leave Labour alone because postponing the remainder of the Labour conference would give his strongest opponents more publicity than they were already getting.

Nor did he schedule the recall for Friday because UKIP has no MPs and would, therefore, be unaffected.

The fact that UKIP is fielding 12 (count ’em – 12!) candidates in next year’s general election has Cameron quaking in his boots.

He is terrified that you will wrest the balance of power away from Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrats, meaning he might have to form a government with you if he can’t do it on his own.

And he lives in fear that you will go on to steal all the limelight from him.

As surely as a pig just flew past my first-floor office window – that is exactly how it is.

(Alternatively, you are a deluded egomaniac who badly needs to regain a sense of proportion. People are making life-or-death decisions and you are worried that people won’t see you spitting out your favourite soundbite on the Six O’Clock? Grow up.)

3 thoughts on “That’s right, Nigel – Cameron recalled Parliament to overshadow your conference speech

  1. John

    Nigel may have a point.
    Are you sure you are not being too hasty in your own judgment?
    After all, it is widely thought that IS are being funded and supported by the US and UK.
    How do you know they have not all concoted some dastardly plan to thwart UKIP?
    This could be “payback” for Nigel suggesting Syrian refugees be allowed into the UK.
    We all know how enthusiastic he is about encouraging immigration into the UK.
    Cameron was prepared to throw away UK solidarity the morning after the referendum.
    What else are he and his school-boy chums capable of, is what everyone needs to ask.
    UKIP are the greatest threat to the Tories gaining power next May 2015.
    In their ruthless pursuit of power, I – for one – would put nothing past the Tories.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Hmm… The possibility that Burka-doffing toff Philip Hollobone is about to join UKIP supports this theory, of course.
      It’s food for thought!

  2. Nick

    Cameron has well over played this war with the middle east and come next may we will be at war with the middle east that i have no doubt

    if we are at war in the middle east that does give Cameron a big advantage at the election so we we will have to see how this pans out

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