Skip to comments.8 Tories “in secret lunch plot to defect to UKIP” as 2 parties go to war over electoral pact
Posted on 12/03/2012 9:54:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
Eight Tory MPs are in talks about defecting to the UK Independence Party, its millionaire treasurer has claimed. A series of secret lunches have been held by Stuart Wheeler, a former Conservative donor now trying to coax MPs to join UKIP.
The revelation comes as the two parties continue a war of words over a mooted electoral pact and the fallout from the decision by Rotherham council to remove three foster children from a couple because they were UKIP members.
Conservative Party vice chairman Michael Fabricant had urged the Premier to strike a deal with UKIP, arguing it could help the Tories pick up 20 seats at the next election, but party chairman Grant Shapps moved to kill off the idea, saying the party would categorically not do a deal with the smaller party. And UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he would only consider a deal if the Tories ousted (David) Cameron as leader. His party has been angered by Camerons decision to reignite a row about comments he made in 2006 in which he described the partys members as fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly.
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Not unlike our GOP internecine war that is about to explode.......
this would be hugh and serious
if the average tory starts thinking that the UKIP is an actual alternative..... Katy bar the door...
We need a USIP.
There’s a bit of encouraging news.
Nigel needs to go on tour hear in the US in order to teach the panty waist conservatives how to deliver a message.
We already have the Constitution Party and the Conservative Party. Are you suggesting the idea of finding a way to gather the splinters? Right now, they merely split the Republican vote a dozen different directions.
The Prime Minister is the Boehner of the UK.
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