August 28th, 2014

Carswell: The Old Parties Respond

Tories:

“This is a regrettable and frankly counterproductive decision. As  Douglas Carswell said, the only way to get a referendum on the EU is to return a majority Conservative government. The Conservative party will contest the forthcoming by-election vigorously to make sure the people in Clacton have a strong conservative voice in this parliament and the next.”

‘The Conservative Party will contest the by-election vigorously, to ensure that the people of Clacton have a strong Conservative voice in this Parliament and the next.’

Labour:

“Douglas Carswell’s defection is a hammer blow to David Cameron. Confidence in David Cameron is collapsing inside a Conservative party which is divided and running scared of UKIP. David Cameron’s weak leadership has seen him abandon the centre ground, repeatedly trying to pander to his own right-wing backbenchers rather than concentrate on the needs of the country. Now even his own side are abandoning him.”

Panic stations.


201 Comments

  1. 1
    Chelsea Supporters decide says:

    Chelsea are Champions

  2. 2
    Tory Party says:

    Wished I Duncan Smith went as well

  3. 3
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Well done Douglas! Go for it!

    Come on Clacton — Vote for one of the very few Honourable M.P.s

  4. 4
    Revolution niw says:

    The only way to get a referendum on the EU is to vote in a UKIp government,

  5. 5
    Welcome to UKIP says:

  6. 6
    FUCK OFF SCOTLAND says:

    Scotland want out of the UK
    Then what?
    UKip want out of the EU.
    Then what?

    What a shower of shite.

  7. 7
    Welcome to UKIP says:

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

  9. 9
    deleted says:

    Early betting has Carswell a 1/3 favourite. Cameron must me seething with his whips and others to have allowed this to happen. Whichever way you view this it’s bad politics for the Tories.

  10. 10
    The two Muppets says:

    What is honourable about stabbing your Leader in the back ?

  11. 11
    disenfranchised says:

    “the only way to get a referendum on the EU is to return a majority Conservative government.”

    Depends entirely upon the wording that would be used .

    Somebody at Conservative Central at least has a sense of humour.

  12. 12
    Spartacus says:

    I think i will leave things for a couple of days before returning to this story.

    Meanwhile the party machines will be rubbishing Carswell from all sides.

    For him it will be good practice for being a ukip mp and for me it will avoid the usual static.

    Remember – fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

  13. 13
    EU forces a renegotiation on membership says:

    If Scotland votes out and EU having a bureaucracy rule book to take their orders from, I would antipate a renegotiation from the remaining UK will be required.

  14. 14
    deleted says:

    He could have defected and not resigned as an MP. So by triggering a by-election gives the electorate of Clacton a voice. Good on him. I wish him well as this is undoubtedly an honourable move wish there were more MP’s like him around.

  15. 15
    Spartacus says:

    not a referendum, but a :

    ”renegotiation of our relationship with the eu (<= common market)''

    just rips off the tongue doesn't it?

  16. 16

    Has L’avrov been to the same clothes shop as C’ameron ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

  17. 17
    Spartacus says:

    Then what?

    Scotland want into the eu <=common market

  18. 18
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Dave is not a Leader. He is a thoroughly weak Prime Minister.

    Immigration is running at 500k per year. The National Debt has doubled. Etc. etc.

  19. 19
    The three stooges says:

    How many times are we going to be led around the houses?

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    That was one of the best things he said. The main parties are rigged from the top by an elitist clique who don’t give a dam about the will of the public.

  21. 21
    Spartacus says:

    ids only endorses imaginary weapons of mass destruction

  22. 22
    Joe & Josephine Public says:

    +1000

  23. 23
    UKIP spokesman, Nige says:

    That is a big ask for our UKIP members of the European Party to get a definite answer to.

  24. 24
    Paniagua says:

    Cameron is a quisling not a leader.

  25. 25
    Bumsex is Good says:

    h0m0sexuals are generally stabbed from the back

  26. 26
    nell says:

    It does rather look as though douglascarswell might be the first UKIP MP – so making history in more ways than one.

    If I was in Clacton I’d vote for him.

  27. 27
    Richard says:

    ‘Honourable and rare’ my arse. Really really Guido, I’d expect you to see through the can’t and charade of that one. He’s resigning for maximum damage to the Conservatives and maximum publicity for himself. No other reason this close to the GE.

  28. 28
    O says:

    It will not be the United Kingdom anymore.

    Dave will have been the Prime Minister responsible for the break up of the Country after 300 years.

    DAVE IS A TRAITOR

  29. 29
    Mr Biscuits says:

    Labour are being a bit hypocritical… At least the tories didn’t allow girls to be nonced up because it was racist to say otherwise

  30. 30
    Van Gaal says:

    I joined the wrong club

  31. 31
    Richard says:

    Autocorrect cant to can’t. Sigh.

  32. 32
    nell says:

    or a wake up call

  33. 33
    Spartacus says:

    who he?

    what ”International Youth Forum Seliger ” ?

  34. 34
    Sir John says:

    ids does imagine he is a genius

  35. 35
    Well said says:

    +650

  36. 36
    Who are we? says:

    How many times have politicians made promises that are never kept? There’s no intention of having a referendum or allowing people to make major game changing choices.

  37. 37
  38. 38
    Casual Observer II says:

    The Tories under Dave’s leadership are not Conservatives any more. They need a bonfire lit under them and a giant roman candle shoved up Dave’s arse.

  39. 39
    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    Wakey wakey.

  40. 40
    Revolution now says:

    Come on Kate Hoey……..

  41. 41
    Spartacus says:

    I grew up in Great Britain

    What is this united kingdom stuff?

  42. 42
    Anders Breivik says:

    I hate international youth forums.

  43. 43
    deleted says:

    Right on. This Rotherham mess has labour tones written all over it.

  44. 44
    Me says:

    Exactly!

  45. 45
    B3iar and cabs says:

    He persuaded me and ALL my collegues including Clare. Robin was mute.

  46. 46
    FUCK OFF SCOTLAND says:

    The rules say new members MUST accept the Euro.

    Fuck em off!

  47. 47
    The British media are cunts says:

    Not sure this is a good idea. Better would have been for Euro sceptic Tories to break away from official Tories but remain within the party and form an alliance with UKIP agreeing to stand on a united platform.

    Cameron is fucked at the next election, even if Cameron did manage to be the biggest party he’d have to go into coalition with the remaining Lib Dems and we all know he would happily throw away any promises on Europe and the backbenchers would have to put up with it.

  48. 48

    R’ussia’s FM.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  49. 49
    Casual Observer II says:

    Yet more proof that English standards have been downgraded by the ConLibLab educationalists.

  50. 50
    We all love muzzies don't we? says:

    That’s great news.

    I didn’t realise that no Pack E’s have abused white children since 2010.

  51. 51
    The British media are cunts says:

    You will never get a vote on leaving Europe. Even if you did, the media like the BBC would unite against it and even if there was a vote to leave Europe, guess what?

    Europe would demand we have another vote and then another vote just like Ireland.

  52. 52
    lojolondon says:

    It is honourable to represent your constituents to the best of your ability. When your leader is a liar too scared to make the changes that are necessary and that he promised, the voters will speak. See the results of the by-election and then you can muppet again.

  53. 53
    The British media are cunts says:

    Nice to see mass immigration is continuing under the Tories.

  54. 54
    Ford Anglia says:

    And with his timing he’s taken the heat off the Rotherham scandal, and particularly Labour’s part in it-unforgivable.

  55. 55
    Celtic and Rangers FC says:

    How do we get out of Scottish Football?

  56. 56
    Gary Elsby Stoke says:

    I almost forgot how much pleasure I get from watching Tories knife each other.

    The truth is the same old voices doing the same old shouting.

    Us EU lovers are voting exactly as Dave will vote and without a second thought.

    What a carry on!

  57. 57
    Dangerous Brian says:

    No , they much prefer boys for noncing up.
    Lets face it the lot of them are a hypocritical shower of s*ite.
    Voting for UKIP may not deliver what the peolpe want, unless of course the people want to see the Common Purpose liberal elite english hating muzzo appeasers given a right good old fashioned kicking.
    Lets face it, could two years or so of fractious an*rchy be any worse than the same old tired crap we have to listen to every day?
    Lessons will be learned (in so many areas), like f*ck they will unless we change the rotten stinking status quo mess.

  58. 58
    Paniagua says:

    Is that the new Apple SVP of Invading Countries?

  59. 59
    Owen's Remedial English teacher says:

    “This is a regrettable and frankly counterproductive decision.”

    How can counterproductivity be frank? I think they mean “regretable and, to be frank, a counterproductive decision”

    “The Conservative party will contest …
    ‘The Conservative Party will contest …

    Echo?

  60. 60
    O Dear says:

    It won’t be Great Britain anymore either.

  61. 61
    Paniagua says:

    and me.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron could afford to lose Warsi from cabinet, but not Carswell from party.

    Losing both in quick succession smacks of carelessness and/or arrogance.

  63. 63
    lojolondon says:

    The EU will never let Scotland join as an independent country because that would open the door for the Basquesm, Alsatians, Flemish and even the Cornish – everyone else who wants to be ‘independent’ to leave their country and join the EU. So the countries, like Spain, Belgium, France, UK etc. will all veto the seperatists joining up.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Ha, his chief whip had just been sacked from cabinet

  65. 65
    Me says:

  66. 66
    Crystal Palace says:

    We’ll have you..

  67. 67
    Pedantosaurus says:

    Is a regretable a kind of vegetable. Like wot Dave is?

  68. 68
    What if says:

    How does it work for the rest of the UK. If it is ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland then Scottish Independence removes one part of the United Kingdom. It cannot be known as the United Kingdom because Wales is a Principality and Northern Ireland is a Province so how can a United Kingdom exist. If the UK no longer exists then surely all the parts formely known as UK cannot be members of the EU.
    I’m confused.

  69. 69
    and me says:

    I would too.
    Like the way he has honourably resigned and triggered
    a by-election rather than just defecting.
    Shame there aren’t more MP’s like that.

  70. 70
    Labour are Monsters says:

    Really, I grew up in England.

  71. 71
    nell says:

    I grew up in England – anything north of Norfolk or west of Northamptonshire is a foreign land as far as I’m concerned

  72. 72

    Labour back child rapists over racists.

  73. 73
    Better Result would be says:

    douglas carswell could win without UKIP, perhaps even increase his majority.

    His thought through views would be better aired.

    Hopalong nige would have to hopit.

  74. 74
    nell says:

    +1000

  75. 75
    Labour are Monsters says:

    Am I seeing things or is there really an advert at the top of this page offering kebab hire?

  76. 76
    david cameron says:

    He will miss the good old tory bumsexing.

  77. 77
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Typical Labour spin response, if Dave is in trouble the reasons are the opposite of their response, he’s nearly as left wing as them, to suggest they are right wing is ludicrous.

  78. 78
    Shaun Wright says:

    I myself will now be joining UKIP following Douglas’s example. Look I am an archetypical troughing, professional politician who has had no education, has no skills and no ability; I am not qualified to work on the counter in a KFC. There are many like me. Why should I resign? Where on earth would I find a job paying £98k a year for doing nothing. For those of you who say this is a masonic conspiracy between the south Yorkshire police and certain politicians in Rotherham, all I have to say is BOAZ.

  79. 79
    David Cameron says:

    Who’s coming?

  80. 80
    Ed Miliband says:

    Cameron is a weak leader! Vote for a strong leader, like me! Thee thith bithep?

  81. 81
    Handycock the Pervert's Pervert says:

    Well said Shaun, I could not agree more. I will be joining UKIP also. Jahbulon.

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/call-made-for-new-investigation-into-portsmouth-south-mp-mike-hancock-s-behaviour-1-6264604

  82. 82
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Quick, get some Polish migrants into Douglas Carswell’s seat for some Tory votes.

  83. 83
    Braveheart says:

    I got one for “Scottish Debt Help” – I think the Salmond strategy is just not to bother to pay.

  84. 84
    Scores on the Doors says:

    Tory Party under Dave = New Labour
    Labour Party under Ed = Michael Foot Labour
    UKIP under Nige = The Conservative Party

  85. 85
    Witty Moniker says:

    Cameron has stabbed most of this own party in the back. Some are sticking it out ready with the piano wire, others like Carswell are attacking from outside the tent.

  86. 86
    Paniagua says:

    Maybe it’s a Labour Donna?

  87. 87
    Braveheart says:

    The average IQs of both the Tory Party and UKIP just went up by 10 points.

  88. 88
    Shut Down Sharia says:

    Yes wake up Nell, stop considering the lilies and consider our lily-livered political elite who are allowing in a rag bag assortment of over half a million foreigners every year – and that’s just the official topline figure.

    On the evidence of previous immigration, the half million will become a million within 10 years, since most are of child begetting age and the “independent immigrant” soon becomes reliant on housing, child benefit, and income support to survive as a family.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    And Cameron’s lot have nothing to answer for?

    Warsi – Shadow Minister for Community Cohesian 2007-10.

    Warsi – Britain’ s first woman Muslim cabinet minister 2010-2014

    Warsi – Minister of Faith and Communities in the latter half of her time as minister.

    And, in all that time – especially given her place in the so-called heritage community — did she/her party not know about what was going on? Did they do anything about it?

  90. 90
    We Parkies are going to carry on raping white girls regardless says:

    The Rotherham scandal is yesterday’s news. Under Dave’s leadership virtually all the social services and plods are still in place.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Ed Miliband TOTALLY ignores #Rotherham #Sick

  92. 92
    Shut Down Sharia says:

    It’s a good point. UKIP should really change its name at that point. The only reason I suspect if had UK in the title was because the ext right had bagged the word “British” (though the Communistic parties had been quite happy to claim the word previously).

  93. 93
    Mozzie Parki Immigrant says:

    White girls are trash. Worse than our own. Most of them haven’t had FGM, so they can’t be pure.

  94. 94
    Ed Miliband rides horse cock says:

    wow a whole day where labour aren’t getting slated, oh hang on whats that about Rotherham?

  95. 95
    Jimmy says:

    “Panic stations.”

    Speak for yourself. Popcorn time at Jimmy Acres.

    Hannan said anything yet?

  96. 96
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Not just continuing. Fucking rising.

  97. 97
    Peter Oborne says:

    Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip is a seismic shock to the British political system

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peteroborne/100284247/douglas-carswells-defection-is-a-seismic-shock-to-the-british-political-system/

    There are very few MPs I admire more than Douglas Carswell. He is principled, decent, and has gone into politics for all the right reasons. He believes in all the things to which ordinary politicians pay lip service, but in reality frighten them to death. Above all, Mr Carswell is an advocate of popular democracy: that is, that politics is an activity which concerns ordinary voters and not the views of the Westminster elite. He is a fountain of original ideas, many of which are to be found in his very important book “The Plan: Twelve months to renew Britain”. It is very interesting to note that the book was co-written with the brilliant conservative MEP (and fellow Telegraph blogger) Daniel Hannan.

  98. 98
    Will says:

    I now await a guardian article calling the voters of claction backward white racists. With Owen jones making a visit, claction is a run down town which has been neglected.i hope he wins because I can see ukip winning a few seats in the north from labour. George Galloway declared bradford an Israeli free zone well why would they want to go thier. Mind you if the Israeli defence force has a few wayward left thier are a few ravers in rotherham they can practise on

  99. 99
    The 1922 Committee says:

    We’d be very surprised if the Prime Minister knew who Douglas Carswell is.

  100. 100
    FFS! says:

    Joined up government requires joined up leadership.

  101. 101
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    If the people of Clacton want a strong conservative voice, as opposed to a strong Conservative voice, then they’d better vote for Carswell. Cameron’s idea of a Conservative is certainly not anyone actually conservative in their views.

    The Millipede shows once again how little political nous he has if he thinks that the Tories are too right wing, it is that they are too left wing that is their problem and the reason why they, suicidally, allowed the political space for UKIP to thrive and grow.

    So ultimately both main party leaders are, yet again, made to look like the social democratic, common purpose, wankers that they are by Carswell and UKIP.

  102. 102
    Shut Down Sharia says:

    Think you mean rising. :)

  103. 103
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    What about hard working families in Rotherham whose kids got abducted ED?.

  104. 104
    Socialism is theft says:

    It is more of a blow to the ‘centre ground’ which is currently somewhere between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. More votes to UKIP from Rotherham and Clacton and the 39% rise in immigration that the Tories promised they were going to cut. But then what is a promise from any Liblabcon party worth?

  105. 105
    Peter Oborne says:

    This is why I believe that Mr Carswell’s decision to quit the Tory party and join Nigel Farage’s Ukip is a seismic political event. He cannot be compared to the ordinary self-interested political defections, for instance Shaun Woodward or Quentin Davies’ departure from the Conservatives to New Labour, in 2001 and 2007 respectively. Mr Carswell, and this is completely terrifying for David Cameron, is acting out of conviction rather than self-interest. It is greatly to the credit of Mr Carswell that, in striking contrast to Woodward or Davies, he has called a by-election to fight his Essex constituency, where he may even stand a chance of success. If he wins, he will have broken every known rule of politics. It has always been assumed that the individual vote which an incumbent MP can attract is a fraction of that commanded by the party which he represents. If Mr Carswell carries Clacton, a political convulsion will have taken place.

  106. 106
    The two Muppets says:

    A vote for UKIP is a vote for Labour and NO referendum .

  107. 107
    Socialism is theft says:

    He will now.

  108. 108
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    So true and, in many ways, so sad.

  109. 109
    Shut Down Sharia says:

    I wonder how many of the 500,000 foreign migrants to this country are followers of Sharia law in varying degrees?

    [Don’t be fooled by references to French, German, Dutch and Italian migrants – many will be Sharia followers rather than the sort of bascially secular people we think of when we hear those countries’ names.]

    My guess would be something like 150,000 to 200,000 – which will end up being more like 450,000 to 600,000 within ten years, given the higher than average birth rate and the fact that most of these migrants are in the child-begetting age range and many will marry people from abroad.

    In other words this government has done and is doing nothing to prevent a fundamental change in the cultural make-up of this country, one that will be irreversible and will have dire consequences.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

  111. 111
    The two Muppets says:

    Get real ,there is no way that UKIP will form a government and you
    know it . I want a in/out referendum and the ONLY way is to vote Tory .

  112. 112
    Medical Expert says:

    “wakeup call?”
    Not possible I’m afraid, they are too far gone, in a persistent vegetative, EU puppet, left wing, state.

  113. 113

    Wales has not been a principality since the 1500s – look it up, dimwit.

  114. 114
    TRAITOR DAVE says:

    What’s the problem? Sounds like excellent multicultural diversification to me.

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

  116. 116
    Labour says:

    Yes, it’s time to move on…draw a line…lessons learned…community cohesiveness.

    Vote Labour.

    Or Ukip.

    Either would be grand.

  117. 117
    RB says:

    Carswell has integrity and the interests of us peons at heart – he wants a democracy that involves and includes people not just politicians – he is the right sort of MP and I wish him luck in the by-election.

  118. 118
    Panicky Dave says:

    He’s given me the shits.

  119. 119
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Just relocated to Eastbourne.

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    governments all over in conjunction with their intelligence agencies are no doubt behind closed doors blaming their counterparts in other countries rather than accept the fact the great unwashed, that insignificant multitude that dwarfs them in terms of numbers, are waking up and realizing politicians, banking, wars, tax, laws, religions- are a all a big pile of deceptive shit designed and maintained to keep a relatively few people swarming in luxury whilst every other fucker on the planet spends most of their life toiling solely for that elite. oh go on, call me a commie or a this or a that, you know perpetuate the divide and conquer because that is how the bastards at the top maintain their position- splitting people into groups and getting them at each others throats.

    numerous websites allow their users to vote on just about any topic you can imagine. yet when it comes to the system of governing, we get one vote every five years. a mere one vote to hand control of our lives to some fucker who without a shadow of a doubt will no doubt go on to prove they’ll do the exact opposite of what they promised when they were punting about trying to get themselves elected.

    you want to know what hell is like? this is it, we are living in it. but not for much longer. because we are going to have you bastards who have perpetuated this shit. we are going to smash you into innumerable pieces. and it will happen all over the world. in some places it is happening already. when it happens here that will be the spark that ignites true global evolution and finally there will be heaven/paradise/nirvana on earth. we have pictures and videos. remember. the world shall see them. soon.

  121. 121

    There’s more where that came from.

    Labour have no political legitimacy: Anyone who votes for them moving forward is voting for child r’ape. Simples, and true.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    White trash – along with our new friends from the filthiest countries in the world, our core supporters.

  123. 123
    Steve_Westwick says:

    Congratulations Douglas! This is hopefully the start of the destruction of the LibLabCon. Cameron has had enough time to start EU reform but has lost all chance of that happening when Juncker got the hot seat!

  124. 124

    Political reality:

    Labour used fear of rac!sm to enable r’ape.

    The coalition did not do much to fix that status quo.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  125. 125
    What if says:

    Thanks Neville but Wales has never been a Kingdom. It must be sad to be so angry for no reason. Hopefully you won’t suffer a stroke at the keyboard.

  126. 126
    A quick History Lesson for Gary says:

    Don’t know how old you are Gary. Do you remember before Blair came along and created New Labour, that Labour was the pro democratic and anti Common Market party. The Unions were the same and many are still (rightly) against the EU.

  127. 127
    Anonymong says:

    A vote for UKIP is a vote for UKIP.

    Vote UKIP.

  128. 128
    andre_michel says:

    Well done Douglas – an honourable man with the courage of his convictions. Let’s hope others will follow his example.

    I’ve just noticed the BBC on their website have described him as “the maverick Eurosceptic MP”. The smears are out already!

  129. 129
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    How the fuck did he arrive at that conclusion?

  130. 130
    Owen Jones says:

    All of liberalism must be removed from the university system, and replaced with values in line with the traditions of our race.

  131. 131
    What if says:

    Sounds more like the hokey cokey. All fun and games for the kids.

  132. 132
    Anonymong says:

    Leader?

    Where?

    Groupthink is for retards. Blue Labour are retarded.

  133. 133
    Extricate says:

    I pray that this proves to be a tipping point and further defections of talented and principled politicians occur. Carswell is a politician of the highest calibre and integrity, I think he can win the by-election and lift UKIP to greater power and influence

  134. 134
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Hannan is in lockdown and his iPhone has been smashed by the SAS.

  135. 135
  136. 136
    The LibLabCon Morph says:

    Common Market became the EEC became the EU. AND NOT ONE OF THE LIBLABCON objected.

  137. 137
    Anonymous says:

    No, Labour back racist child rapists

  138. 138
    inside out says:

    Scotland will be bankrupt before they would be eligible to join the EU.Salmond is a chancer,the last thing he wants is independence,look towards devomax .That would be perfect,he could form socialist republic with the rUK paying.

  139. 139
    Extricate says:

    Nope!

  140. 140
    I predict says:

    -Scotland will go independent and fuck the Labour tally rightup!

    – Tories will win Clacton by-election

    – Tories will win general election

    – Nigel Farage will not become an MP

    – UKIP will never win a Westminster seat

    – Labour are a busted flush

    – UKIP are finished

    VOTE TORY to save the country we love!

  141. 141
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    I’ve read his book The End of Politics: And the Birth of iDemocracy which is definitely worth a read. A man who truly believes in people power and that the internet is delivering it.

  142. 142
    Anonymous says:

    This is no longer about whether Cameron’s lot can win the next election.

    They won’t. It’s now about how long Cameron can survive.

  143. 143
    The ConIp party says:

    Has Carswell left a way back open if the Tories get rid of New Labour Cameron and revert back to the conservative party?

  144. 144
    inside out says:

    Peter Shore and Enoch Powell united in attempt to stop Britain remaining in the Common Market.Trouble is we didn’t listen,to late now.

  145. 145
    FrankFisher says:

    And UKIP says: “Up your arse Dave!”

    Excellent news from Carswell – the first of many we hope.

  146. 146
    Duty Pedant says:

    Davies’s

  147. 147

    The Tories must be scared – the lines are breaking!

  148. 148
    David Cameron says:

    I shall not be letting this deflect me from my mission to take as much tax as possible from the middle classes.

  149. 149

    wonder if anyone bothered to tell Roger Lord who was announced in local press as UKIP parlimentary candidate for clacton on 29 July 2014

    http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/clacton/11373441.UKIP__We_re_coming_for_your_sear_Mr_Carswell_/

  150. 150
    Burnistuon Butcher says:

    One has to wonder if Carswell’s move today was sanctioned by our Political Elite/Common Purpose Masters to deflect attention from Rotherham?

    It seems to have worked as Guido’s sights are now off Shaun Wright.

    Joyce Thacker will be sleeping soundly tonight now the spotlight has moved back to Westminster.

  151. 151
    The Sun Says says:

    I predict you are George Osborne’s mother. Only she could believe in him as the “supreme strategist”.

  152. 152
    FrankFisher says:

    ‘Zactly – there was no need to resign his seat: he has done this properly and shows that UKIP is the principled party!

  153. 153
    inside out says:

    Look you don’t think he actually tweets himself do you,its an official tweet from his highly paid press office

  154. 154
    The Sun Says says:

    You’re quite right that direct democracy is the way forward. There will need to be checks and balances as with all systems of government, but that is the only sane route we can take. UKIP are probably the most pro-direct party in the UK.

  155. 155
    inside out says:

    The people of Clacton would love being called racist,remember many have left their homes in East London,white flight.Where they were born is now like downtown Islamabad.

  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    This is the beginning of the end of Cameron.

    Yippee!

  157. 157
    Gary Elsby Stoke says:

    So who made up the Conservative cabinet of 1961 in their first attempt to sign up Great Britain into Europe?

  158. 158
    Anonymous says:

    His leader, as he so rightly said, is the electorate and he is behaving honourably towards them. The adherence to party loyalty despite what is best for the national interest is precisely how we got into the present sorry mess. Politics in the UK has reached the bottom of the barrel and we have to look to people like Carswell to start putting things right before the country descends into civil strife instead. Parliament has lost sight of its purpose and is now stuffed full of self-interested morons who are only interested in the next sound bite and maximising their own career chances. For the first time in my life I wish I lived in Clacton!

  159. 159
    Chief Constables Hampshire and South Yorkshire Police says:

    Boaz Handy. Boaz Shaun.

  160. 160
    Fat Boy Dave says:

    5 minutes would be too long – are there any Conservatives left in the Conservative Party?

  161. 161
    The Austrian School says:

    There is no middle class left.

    All the good jobs were off shored by us years ago!

  162. 162
    A self interested moron says:

    I resent that.

  163. 163
    Rabbi Joseph says:

    The ugly bitch should stick to sucking cutcock.

  164. 164
    Reverend Flowers (former CEO Co-Op) says:

    Jachin one and all.

  165. 165
    A couple of lines and a faceful of black minge says:

    He’s also got a number of negro prostitutes among his admirers.

  166. 166
    Havish McTavish says:

    Thanks to the mad Essex Weasel for drawing attention to the crazy possibility of England dragging us out of the EU. A real boost to Scotland’s ‘Vote YES’. :-)

  167. 167
    Gidious Caeser says:

    Don’t knock her unless you’re prepared to pay the price. Your talking about the woman who showed me the first rule of politics: Always get the line right!

  168. 168
    Grand Master, Grand Master, Great Queen Street says:

    Jahbulon one and all.

  169. 169
    Marie le Pen says:

    Carswell is an anagramme of ££ arse WC.

    Much cottaging in Clacton? Better send Niglet Evans to ruin the campaign.

    When is Farage going to recruit Nick Griffin?

  170. 170
    Marie le Pen says:

    That was then, this is now.

    Then, UKIP were coming for his seat. Now, Carswell is coming from their seat.

  171. 171
    Marie le Pen says:

    That was then, this is now.

    Then, UKIP were coming for his seat. Now, Carswell is coming from their seat.

  172. 172
    Sarah Palin says:

    I believe Guido has taken his twelve bore and trusted old horse and is off to help the I$lamic armies of Ukraine (Mossad Division) against the evil Shi-ite Putin. This will preserve Alaska for the Lord-fearing peedos. Allelujah!

  173. 173
    La Fontaine says:

    In 2001 Carswell was Tory candidate for Sedgefield. He did a very pleasant photo shoot & story for the Torygraph with the Labour candidate for neighbouring Richmond, Fay Tinnion – adjacent constituencies for the then two party leaders. Now Carswell has defected while Fay, a supporter of E Miliband, was stitched up & the members prevented from voting for her as a European candidate. That’s politics, of course.

  174. 174
    fatalist says:

    Dead right

  175. 175
    Shadow Hank says:

    Labour back child rapists . . . .

    . . . over a Cliff?

    But what did Cliff have to say about that?

  176. 176
    Portaloo Mike says:

    Is ‘abetting’ similar to ‘Abbotting’

  177. 177
    Cpl Jones says:

    They don’t like it up ‘em, Captain Mainwaring!

  178. 178
    Observer says:

    It’s amusing and sad at the same time but I was listening to an old tape of Capital radio I recorded in the 1970s. The Callaghan government, and there’s the IRN newsreader spouting on about ‘the minister responsible for devolution’. The decay set in a long time ago.

  179. 179
    Pessamist says:

    A referendum run by Cons will be a fudge and/or one-sided fix, especially if UKIP votes are seen to stall.

    A vote fixed for “Stay” with all the weight of government, opposition, BBC, media behind it will be worse trhan no vote at all as it will be used to justify EU integration for generations, whatever the wording.

    I’ll vote for party that represents my views best.

  180. 180
    Spartacus says:

    And (England) Britain is not bankrupt?

    So what will be different?

  181. 181
    Citizen Degu says:

    A vote for the Tories, Labour or Lump Dums is a vote for exactly the same thing – for the dedicated enemies of the English people. It matters not which of the 3 headed hydra is “the government”, you’ll get the same stuff from all of them. The same limitless immigration, more rule from the EU (despite Cameron’s siren call referendum fraud), the same costly military adventurism abroad, industrial scale waste of public money, more police state privacy busting laws hatched to appease the obsessive social Marxists in the noisy and unrepresentative extremist pressure groups (eg see May’s evil New Labour aping plans to put you in jail for years if you have a disagreement with your wife!).

    Well done, Douglas Carswell!

  182. 182
    Addolff Fuud says:

    Well I do live in Clacton and in emails with Douglas discussing his policies and ideas on EU, Immigration, Parliamentary reform and energy policy some months ago told him I agree with everything he said but couldn’t vote for him because he was a Tory, but if only he joined UKIP…..

    I won’t take all the credit, but this was my idea…….

    Vote UKIP!

  183. 183
    If you believe in real democracy and NOT an unelected EU Commission says:

    You should stand for UKIP in Stoke Gary. I’m sure most would understand after the disgraceful way Labour treated you.

  184. 184
    bigmax says:

    You can’t wake the dead.

  185. 185
    Taxfodder says:

    Highly amusing, but oh so predictable many more to follow I’m sure.

    You have to smile tho at the poor old Tory rank and fool…

    The party is infested with chancers, geezers and “call me anything you like sweetie” pretend Tories , real decent conservatives with any sense are, have or thinking hard about deserting the ship for UKIP (a much more conservative bet than Cameron and braying chums any way you look at it).

    Loyalty is one thing…stupidity something else entirely.

  186. 186
    10 north says:

    Among the original euro members, Greece HAD to be in (cradle of European civilisation and all that), Italy fudged its figures and poor Belgium HAD to qualify despite its ballooning debts because… because… Just BECAUSE.

  187. 187
    PAYE Peon says:

    Popcorn time? Don’t you have a job to go to?

  188. 188
    Jack Ketch says:

    If I hear another Labourite stooge cnut say “lessons must be learned”, I swear that I am going to get on a train and come and smack them personally.

  189. 189
    PAYE Peon says:

    Tweeting about Claction?
    Even Clacton would be more relevent

  190. 190
    Jack Ketch says:

    The ads are determined by your browsing habits. I for instance get a lot of ads appearing for luxury cars, luxury hotels and Russian ladies who want to call me “Daddy”.

  191. 191
    Jack Ketch says:

    Clacton has the second oldest electorate in the country.

  192. 192
    Everard Digby says:

    Has Boris got the guts to stand against Carswell ?

  193. 193
    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Forget prattling on about all these loosers. The Russians will invade Western Europe within 18 months. They will not hit us, we are worthless and quite pointless but the rest of the EU except the Iberian Peninsula will be smashed.

  194. 194
    RWG says:

    “Confidence in David Cameron”….

    Not for a long time.

  195. 195
    Anonymous says:

    What a plonker!!!!!!

  196. 196
    RWG says:

    And Frank Field…

  197. 197
    RWG says:

    What adverts?

  198. 198

    Wankey wankey ??

  199. 199
    RWG says:

    Andrew Rosindell’s site is off-line at this time…

  200. 200
    True blue euro sceptic says:

    Coastal seat Large UKIP vote in Euro poll- so defection predictable .UKIP talk about attracting Labour voters. – but aim at Tories: recent leaflets aim at Tory core – promissing the impossible . Farage and Carswell are now more interested in becoming a main stream party than sorting out Europe- and will attack BOO / Euro sceptic Tory MP’s first . They would rather see a pro Europe Lanour government and smash the economy in order to promote their long term self interest.

  201. 201
    RWG says:

    From The Urban Dictionary;

    claction
    a hybrid for clit (clitoris) action
    “I need claction now or my vagina will shrivel up!”


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