Nationally, a storm has blown up.
It goes like this.
A senior Tory was asked within earshot of a number of journalists (you’d imagine he’d have more cop-on..) what did he think of the 116 Tory MPs to defy the prime minister and vote in favour of an amendment regretting the absence of an EU referendum in the Queen’s speech.
The said Senior Tory then allegedly said:
“It’s fine. There’s really no problem. The MPs just have to do it because the associations tell them to, and the associations are all mad, swivel-eyed loons.”
Obviously, given that West Sussex is a Tory dominated area with all our Councils, Town, District and County Councils being Tory run, as we all our MPs being Tory, it must follow that we’re in the land of “mad swivel-eyed loons”.
Imagine being part of a major political party and being referred to as not just a ‘loon’, but a mad swivel-eyed one must be pretty irritating.
And obviously the concept of tautology, is lost on this Senior Tory, who being a Senior Tory, will no doubt have enjoyed the best private education that money can buy.
Meanwhile I’d imagine all those Tory activists – you know the ones who spend their lives supporting their party, fund raising and leaflet campaigning must be pretty mad at this.
Not a great week for David Cameron and his party.
Locally here, UKIP gained 10 seats in the recent West Sussex County Council elections.
Something ironic when you remember David Cameron’s recent ill-fated description of UKIP as being “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.”
Now they’ve turned on their own….