Given he was ruined by a cash-for-questions sting carried out by undercover journalists, you might have thought disgraced Patrick Mercer would have had enough of gossip-mongering hacks. Apparently not. Mercer is trying his hand as a journalist for US website Newsmax, known for exposing the dodgy dealings of politicians stateside. A case of gamekeeper turned poacher?
The Times reports he will announce the decision at noon. He won’t be joining UKIP and isn’t saying why he’s quit the Tories.
Mercer quitting as a Tory MP at next election but resigning the whip at noon according to the Times: http://t.co/dYy47lDLqK
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) May 31, 2013