Jim Hacker when Minister for Administrative affairs had a good line about his leader to his PPS Bernard, "The PM's motto is in defeat malice, in victory revenge". Mr Bannerman, who not only stood against NF but strongly criticised him on his lack of interest in policies will be destined for a large dose of the latter, ditto Mr Batten who ran Tim Congdon's campaign and who is even now suffering from a whispering campaign against him for his troubles. Only Winston is safe protected by our race relations laws.
I recommend Mr Moneybags Wheeler, UKIP's latest acquisition, acquires a very long spoon and also keeps his cheque book tightly shut. It is as Warren Buffet might say, when a sharp businessman meets an unscrupulous politician its invariably the politico who comes out on top.
On to the next by-election. Who will UKIP's high profile candidate be? Godders is my current favourite but I am open to suggestions which may be left on this blog.