In a Telegraph interview the drippingly wet Greg Barker when asked about the need for a change of direction following a poll giving UKIP 11% support and surveys showing 10% of Tory voters from 2010 have switched to UKIP retorted:
“We don’t need to follow UKIP into swivel-eyed rhetoric.”
As ConservativeHome notes, that is hardly the way to win back lost supporters. What struck Guido most was that Greg Barker, a screaming climate change racket fanatic, is really on dodgy ground with that line. Look into his eyes…
UPDATE: Within a minute of publishing Greg Barker sportingly tweets:
@GuidoFawkes even I have to smile at that one!
— Gregory Barker (@GregBarkerUK) April 14, 2012