One wonders whether he feels a kind of disappointed love for the Tories – or for them as he thinks they ought to be.
“We’ve gone up from about 17,000 to about almost 30,000 members and what I’m getting back is that these are ordinary decent people.”
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.
The former’s readership has risen. The latter’s leadership is changing. What will this and other changes mean for our political culture?
And, late in the day, the Prime Minister bows to our advice, and rushes on to Marr, today, to make the case for her new proposals.
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
Humour is the most effective response to such unpleasant proposals.