Mark Reckless’ Godless Christmas Card

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No Jesus, just Cameron’s kitchen sink.

Tories to Sue Mark Reckless

The Tories aren’t letting this one go:

“The Rochester and Strood Constituency Conservative Association have lodged a claim against its former MP Mark Reckless to claw back thousands of pounds it spent on 2015 General Election campaigning literature before he defected to Ukip. Members of the association say Mr Reckless and his agent, Cllr Chris Irvine, who are both now Ukip members, were approving expenditure for campaign literature for next year’s general election, up to two days before Mr Reckless defected to Ukip Saturday, September 27. They say they had no alternative but to throw away the campaign leaflets.”

“Lawyer up, baldy.”

UPDATE:

LibDems Spent £1.5 Million on Winning One Euro Seat

The Electoral Commission today reveals how much each party spent on their European election campaigns. The big bucks splashed by the Tories and UKIP meant they paid six figures for each seat won. Labour got best value for money, spending just over a million quid for their 20 seats, or just over £50,000 per MEP.

The LibDems blew £1.5 million with just one MEP to show for it…

Lucy Lips Sink Ships

Ed’s understatement that there were bits of the leaked Labour immigration document that “obviously weren’t well-drafted” is nowt compared to the kicking the toxic memo gets in this morning’s papers. “Disastrous”, “cack-handed” and “bollocks” are some of the milder sentiments from Labour figures. Election strategist Lucy Powell will be trying to “move the conversation on” from just what she thought she was doing by telling MPs to stop talking about immigration. Ed’s pet is under fire, with her incompetence becoming a really salient issue on the PLP doorstep this morning. A Labour spokesman quips: “Everyone is in total agreement that we should be — and are — campaigning on immigration.” Seriously though, everyone seems to be in total agreement that Powell is a walking disaster. Guido hates to say he told you so…

Top UKIP Donor Funds Loony to Take on Boris

Is UKIP really full of loonies? Arron Banks, the former Tory donor who announced he was giving UKIP a cool million at the end of conference season, has confirmed to the Staggers that he’s financing the militant-wing of the party to stand against Boris Johnson in Uxbridge. The multi-millionaire Bristol businessman has stumped the deposit the Monster Raving Loonies to mount a challenge. Apparently this is not against UKIP’s rules as the other Loonies are not a “proscribed organisation”. Leaving the door open to a an interesting electoral pact one day…

Ofcom: James O’Brien Guilty of Anti-UKIP Bias

Well colour Guido surprised. Ofcom have ruled that LBC’s resident lefty James O’Brien is guilty of breaching broadcasting rules on the day of the Clacton by-election, for saying this:

“We, of course, are living in a country where an anti-immigration party is poised to win a seat in a constituency where there aren’t any immigrants. So we can’t really start sneering at other civilisations, and other cultures for being defined by division and enmity, when we appear to be rushing headlong into a similar environment ourselves. Just as a point of interest, I was looking at the census – yah, I am living the dream! – 2011 census with regard to Clacton, looking at how many immigrants are there. And do you know how many immigrants – there aren’t any in that constituency to speak of, 95.7%, I think, British-born and 95.7% white. It’s perfect, perfect territory in a sense. But the tiny number of immigrants who do live there, rather excitingly, the majority of them come from Germany. Who else comes from Germany, I wonder? We’ve just had a little bit of election analysis for you.”

Guido is all for opening up the airwaves to more forthright debate, but it was probably the subtle Germany reference that did for O’Brien…

Mystery of Who Taped UKIP Race Row Phone Call

24 hours before a tape of UKIP candidate Kerry Smith’s drug-induced race row rant was mysteriously leaked to the Mail on Sunday, the wife of the man he replaced in the Basildon selection tweeted:

Curiouser and curiouser…

Read Labour’s Leaked UKIP Strategy in Full

As Miliband ‘gets tough’ on immigration, good timing for Labour’s UKIP strategy document warning MPs not to talk about immigration on the doorstep to be leaked. Amusingly Labour are denying all knowledge of this document, which as you can see looks pretty genuine:

Unless someone has mocked up 33 pages of Labour strategy, Team Ed need to come up with a better line…

Friday Caption Contest (Dirty Donations Edition)

Entries in the comments please…

Pic via Spectator.

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BREAKING: Dirty Desmond Donates £300,000 to UKIP

Seems he’s forgiven Patrick O’Flynn then…

UPDATE: 

Who will ask Farage the Paxo […]

True Face of Red UKIP

Meet Dayle Taylor, UKIP’s carrot-topped candidate in Blackburn who has made a bit of a Tit-ian of himself. Yesterday ‘Duracell’ Dayle risked inflaming his party HQ by posting this graphic on Facebook, complete with amusing Martin Luther King paraphrasing. Fruitcakes, […]

PFI Polly’s Paper Pitch Picked Apart By UKIP

Labour parachuted Miliband aide Polly Billington down to Thurrock with the expectation she would take the seat from the Tories, but the carpet-bagging candidate’s campaign is going from bad to worse. Not only is she trailing UKIP’s Tim Aker in […]



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