Just a quicky regarding Farage and his promise to resign as UKIP leader if he failed to be elected in South Thanet. He did fail. He did resign. But…
Breitbart-London : Farage rises again: So how can the Tories stop him this time?
Yesterday afternoon, having been triumphantly received first by the 1922 and then his adoring new cohort, David Cameron announced the details of his reshuffle. You can picture the moment. A gleeful Prime Minister instructing an adviser to tweet out the names of each member of his new Conservative majority government. A knock on the door.
“Hellooo,” smiles Dave. Nothing could cloud his mood.
“Prime Minister. He has risen.”
Nigel Farage has stood for parliament seven times. Seven times he has lost. Before last Thursday, straight-talking Nige was unequivocal: “It is frankly just not credible for me to continue to lead the party without a Westminster seat. If I fail to win South Thanet, it is curtains for me.”
A man of his word, on Friday morning Farage stood on the lawn of the Botany Bay hotel, looking out over the cliffs and into the sea, delivering his resignation speech. This was it. This was where, if he goes, he should go.
And yet, three days later, with characteristically Tory-infuriating timing, he was back. “It took a lot of convincing,” insists a source close the man we once again call UKIP leader. “But he promised to resign. And he resigned”. Three cheers for the new politics.
It won’t be enough for the Tories simply to point to the spectacular, comical, risible double standards of someone who has made a career out of criticising his fellow politicians for breaking their promises. No, Cameron and co will have to do more than that.
The article goes on to describe UKIP’s plan going forward (good) and how the Cammeroids might counter the power of UKIP.
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by addressing the issues raised by UKIP – I’ll drink to that. Win-win baby.
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I watched Krishnan, the slime ball Channel 4 ‘journalist’ who caused Robert Downy Jr to walk out of his interview, attempt to slime Nige over being back as leader. I really am waiting for someone (probably Nige) to start attacking the tone of interviewers. I LOVE interviewers that aggressively go after evasive ploliticians (A F Neil), but he does that when they start being slippery and evasive. Krish and his lefty cohorts just start insinuations from the get go (when the interviewee is not a fellow traveller of the Lefty Road To Doom).
Robert Downey Jr interview (skip to 3:58 when krish unleashes the slimy tone)
I’ll see if the krish interview of Nige pops up
Also, here’s the interview of David Miliband on the subject of his younger brother’s failure in the General Election. Ed is said to be in Ibiza.
David would have been a far more dangerous leader of the labour party. The MPs wanted him. The ‘normal’ party members wanted him. The unions got Ed the job and the subsequent election fail. He has said that he won’t stand for the leadership this time. The most feared candidate for the upcoming elections was an ex-Paratrooper, single Dad Dan Jarvis…but he announced that he won’t stand either (incompatible with family life). The jubilation at that announcement at Tory central was said to be great.