Tuesday, 7 August 2012

It's not UKIP's job to fix the Tories

A recent poll has concluded that as much as 60% of the Tory membership want an electoral pact with UKIP, seeing it add their only hope of avoiding a drubbing at the next election.

It's great that so many Tories prefer UKIP to the Conservatives but any suggestion of an electoral pact should be dismissed without a second thought. It is not UKIP's job to fix the Conservative Party.

At the next election UKIP will make significant gains and UKIP MPs will enter Westminster. In the process a number of Tory MPs will be unseated and a great many candidates disappointed. The same applies to the Lib Dems and to a lesser extent, Labour. There is no such thing as the lesser of two evils where the LibLabCon are concerned, we are a political party, not a Tory pressure group. If Tories are worried about being on the wrong side at the next election then they can join UKIP.