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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...

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RobertSnozers wrote:
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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...


If Lord refuses to go quietly - and why should he? - it should provide a fetching tableaux for Farago to show off his famous political and man management skills. Good to see such a break with the 'old politics' by the new People's Party, thobut.


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There has been some discussion re the timing of this by-election with regard to the party conferences.

Worth remembering there, then, that the order this year is different to usual - the LibDem gathering would normally be in the week ending 20th September, but the Scottish referendum means it has been moved to after the Tories this time. Which also results in Labour going first, so they need to make the most of it ;)


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ErnstRemarx wrote:
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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...


If Lord refuses to go quietly - and why should he? - it should provide a fetching tableaux for Farago to show off his famous political and man management skills. Good to see such a break with the 'old politics' by the new People's Party, thobut.


Sadly for Lord he is their parliamentary candidate, but by-elections will have a separate selection process.

He can force a vote although I imagine UKIP can also bar him from standing.

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TechnicalEphemera wrote:
ErnstRemarx wrote:
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ErnstRemarx wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...


If Lord refuses to go quietly - and why should he? - it should provide a fetching tableaux for Farago to show off his famous political and man management skills. Good to see such a break with the 'old politics' by the new People's Party, thobut.


Sadly for Lord he is their parliamentary candidate, but by-elections will have a separate selection process.

He can force a vote although I imagine UKIP can also bar him from standing.

Would he stand as an Independent? Ukip Ukip vs. Indy Ukip?


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refitman wrote:
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ErnstRemarx wrote:
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ErnstRemarx wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...


If Lord refuses to go quietly - and why should he? - it should provide a fetching tableaux for Farago to show off his famous political and man management skills. Good to see such a break with the 'old politics' by the new People's Party, thobut.


Sadly for Lord he is their parliamentary candidate, but by-elections will have a separate selection process.

He can force a vote although I imagine UKIP can also bar him from standing.

Would he stand as an Independent? Ukip Ukip vs. Indy Ukip?


The trick would be to stand for UK Independence Now party.

But he also needs to change his name to Aaron Aardvark.

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TechnicalEphemera wrote:
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ErnstRemarx wrote:
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ErnstRemarx wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/ukip-clacton-carswell-roger-lord

Ooh, getting interesting now...


The thought of watching them knocking lumps out of each other all the way to May is delightful. Since the boundaries changed I don't know that there's any chance of a Labour MP (Harwich was Labour from 1997 to 2005) but if they split the rightwing vote down the middle then maybe, just maybe...


If Lord refuses to go quietly - and why should he? - it should provide a fetching tableaux for Farago to show off his famous political and man management skills. Good to see such a break with the 'old politics' by the new People's Party, thobut.


Sadly for Lord he is their parliamentary candidate, but by-elections will have a separate selection process.

He can force a vote although I imagine UKIP can also bar him from standing.

Would he stand as an Independent? Ukip Ukip vs. Indy Ukip?


The trick would be to stand for UK Independence Now party.

But he also needs to change his name to Aaron Aardvark.



The same Aaron Aardvark of Triple A Auto Repairs? :D :D


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RT @IndyPolitics Tories fear Carswell’s defection to Ukip may be 1st of many http://ind.pn/1zMjBTf < I suspect 2 more may defect by October


Looks like it's going to be a rip roaring conference season ...

Ernst - I think we may be needing a lot of snacks and bevvies - plenty of crisps, beer and the like. Just enjoy - we deserve it (and so do the bloody Tories).

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Word in Clacton is Con councillors are poised to follow Douglas Carswell and defect to Ukip. Purple is the new Blue


It's too too much all in one day - hand to brow, pained expression - sneaky snigger.

Clacton is really seeing the action.

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RT @IndyPolitics Tories fear Carswell’s defection to Ukip may be 1st of many http://ind.pn/1zMjBTf < I suspect 2 more may defect by October


Looks like it's going to be a rip roaring conference season ...

Ernst - I think we may be needing a lot of snacks and bevvies - plenty of crisps, beer and the like. Just enjoy - we deserve it (and so do the bloody Tories).


I am not sure this is going to open the floodgates. By resigning Carswell has set the bar very high; other Tory MPs who go will have to fight and win a by-election and as the birth of the SDP shows that isn't easy.

So you are looking for frothing Euro Septic MPs in safe constituencies. They have to be very popular in those constituencies. I would doubt that Nadine would be tempted. Peter Bone would be a possible, but would he really carry enough clout in his constituency (I suspect even his voters think he is a Tory first and a twat second).

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Word in Clacton is Con councillors are poised to follow Douglas Carswell and defect to Ukip. Purple is the new Blue


It's too too much all in one day - hand to brow, pained expression - sneaky snigger.

Clacton is really seeing the action.


Interesting...right now UKIP have no councillors on Tendring District Council at all.

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Labour (9 members)
Independent (6 members)
Tendring First (6 members)
Holland-on-Sea Residents Group (3 members)
Liberal-Democrat (2 members)
Other (1 member)


http://democracy.tendringdc.gov.uk/akst ... entMembers

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
There has been some discussion re the timing of this by-election with regard to the party conferences.

Worth remembering there, then, that the order this year is different to usual - the LibDem gathering would normally be in the week ending 20th September, but the Scottish referendum means it has been moved to after the Tories this time. Which also results in Labour going first, so they need to make the most of it ;)


I've seen little (that's not trite) thus far. If they have any brains, they'll ensure that the local candidate gets out there and has emphatic support. No need to stir the pot, the right wing nutters will do the job.


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug, 2014 9:23 pm 
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TechnicalEphemera wrote:
rebeccariots2 wrote:
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RT @IndyPolitics Tories fear Carswell’s defection to Ukip may be 1st of many http://ind.pn/1zMjBTf < I suspect 2 more may defect by October


Looks like it's going to be a rip roaring conference season ...

Ernst - I think we may be needing a lot of snacks and bevvies - plenty of crisps, beer and the like. Just enjoy - we deserve it (and so do the bloody Tories).


I am not sure this is going to open the floodgates. By resigning Carswell has set the bar very high; other Tory MPs who go will have to fight and win a by-election and as the birth of the SDP shows that isn't easy.

So you are looking for frothing Euro Septic MPs in safe constituencies. They have to be very popular in those constituencies. I would doubt that Nadine would be tempted. Peter Bone would be a possible, but would he really carry enough clout in his constituency (I suspect even his voters think he is a Tory first and a twat second).


Ha ha... there's probably a handful of those anyway, but let's not forget that there might (nb, might) be a couple more floating about who are simply UKIP centric, don't see a return to parliament after 2015, maybe have (mad) principles, or might pony up another reason for doing so - there's certainly plenty of animus about CMD in the Tory party, at all levels.

Either way, it's delicious. I imagine Ed Miliband cracked open a bottle of Krug tonight to celebrate. Why interfere in a massive family row like that? You'll be hated by all sides. Far better to sit back and watch shell shocked swing voters toddle your way, whilst UKIP get a mild swell in the polls. One thing's for certain, it won't be the Tories that will benefit from this.


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TIMES: Cameron braced for more UKIP defections #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/HKGguTeDLU


'Cameron braced' conjures up a less than prime ministerial image ...

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TIMES: Cameron braced for more UKIP defections #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/HKGguTeDLU


'Cameron braced' conjures up a less than prime ministerial image ...



Ooh, that's got to sting.


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Gerald Vernon Jackson selected as Lib Dem PPC in Portsmouth, aiming to succeed suspended/disgraced Mike Hancock http://bit.ly/1q9sIwl


Oh FFS. Don't they learn anything? I hope they've signed their own election loss warrant with that choice ...

Portsmouth and Pembrokeshire seem to be equally murky and torrid ... perhaps we should be twinned.

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Evening.Wail reporting eight Tory MP's in talks with UKIP.


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Evening.Wail reporting eight Tory MP's in talks with UKIP.


8?! Superb :lol:


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