Mark Reckless resigned as a Tory because he did not believe Cameron had any intention of delivering on his EU referendum promise. It was a brave, courageous and principled action and he followed it up by winning for UKIP in Rochester & Stroud last Thursday. Farage then shafted him by changing UKIP's immigration policy behind his back.
Mr Reckless tells the Times: "Until Nigel changed it on Wednesday, the policy of the party was everyone can stay for the transitional period, no doubt about that, that there would then be a permanent arrangement which would be part of the EU negotiation."
Mr Reckless is rightly furious about being set up by Farage but to those of us who know Farage this is the latest in a long list of such incidents. The whole sorry tale can be read by clicking the link below.
The idiotic grinning UKIP deputy chairman and Farage sycophant Suzanne Evans made a fool of herself on Andrew Neil's This Week politics shop on Thursday by trying to make black white. She was recently described as 'Fruitcake of the Day' and is typical of Farage's ex -Tories now running UKIP. Click below and skip the first 29 minuutes
Evans tried to maintain Farage was supporting Reckless but Portillo was having none of her guff and could scarcely concealed his amusement at her incompetence.. His quote was " Farage slapped down Reckless callling him an incompetent by-election candidate" and when Evans tried to deny this Portillo simply told her that is exactly what Farage did say.
This is not the first time Evans has made a fool of herself on TV trying to defend Farage's indefensible policy changes announced on the hoof and without discussion when he gets into difficulties with his TV interviews. He is prepared to sacrifice anyone to save his political skin.
I did opine last week that it would not be long before Carswell and Reckless fell out with Farage. Even I did not think it would come so soon! Only the sycophants and gullible survive long at the Court of King Nigel and Carswell & Reckless are certainly not gullible or Farage sycophants. O'Flynn suffered similarly recently and did not like it. These three clever men are elected representives. They simply will not take this nonsense from Farage and his sycos. They don't like being made to look idiots by fools!