If you can’t beat ’em, infiltrate?

Happier days - and they weren't so long ago: Nigel Farage and his rebellious new MP, Mark Reckless.

Happier days – and they weren’t so long ago: Nigel Farage and his rebellious new MP, Mark Reckless.

Already the cracks are beginning to show between UKIP and its formerly-Tory defectors.

Mark Reckless seems to have manufactured a spat between himself and UKIP leader Nigel Farage over the future of EU migrants in the UK, if this country leaves the European Union.

You can read the confusing details on the BBC News website, but it seems Mr Reckless is trying to make himself seem more reasonable than Mr Farage.

This seems to confirm Vox Political‘s suggestion that right-wing Conservatives are defecting to UKIP in order to push British politics further in the direction they want to go.

It also serves to confirm the arrogance of these people. Reckless hasn’t been in UKIP very long, but already he’s trying to tell everybody else what to do, as though he has some God-given right. Typical Conservative, though.

It’s possible that this will lead to problems for UKIP. It’s possible it will go badly for Reckless. It’s certain that the (original) Conservative Party won’t fare well, as the possibility of more influence will undoubtedly attract more Tory right-wingers and Eurosceptics.

We are looking at selfishness in action, folks.

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3 thoughts on “If you can’t beat ’em, infiltrate?

  1. aturtle05

    Not selfishness in action, rather insanity in action.

    Farage is a grinning idiot and he manages to fool more people everyday. He turns sensible people into insensible prats.

    In both of the recent by-elections there has been an interview where a UKIP voter says “I voted UKIP cos the last MP was useless.” Hang on, both times, the UKIP MP was the former Tory MP!

    Are people really blinded by the fact that UKIP seem to have very few real policies and have no explanation how they are going to carry them out!

    1. Michele Witchy Eve

      The easiest way to baffle and bemuse many Ukip supporters is simply to ask them to explain their party’s policies and how, exactly, they will ultimately benefit that particular supporter. The fun will really start when (and if) Ukip has a set of policies that it can actually stick to for longer than the next op-ed pointing them in the opposite direction.

  2. Jane Hartley Jacques

    One UKIP person on Questiontime wanted to remove all regulation from the NHS, and that would improve it, leaving everything to the Doctors. I know the improvement regulation can have on a service and to remove it would be a disaster.

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