Some newspaper or other is saying that “New Labour” (in whatever way that differs from “Labour”) “fears” Boris Johnson more than Dave.
I don’t know. If that means that Dave is no longer electable and Boris Johnson is, then I guess I understand. The LA has no cause necessarily to love Boris Johnson, since, many years ago, he was equivocal to Sean gabb over something called the Candidlist, which I am sure Sean will explain to newer readers.
But this is what I said about the recent Louise Mensch business, over on facebook:-
Because the Democraic-People’s English Revolutionary-Liberalist-Party is not yet in a position to field candidates, this is an opportunity
Since the Tories shan’t win here right now, and since the LimpDems won’t either (do pigs fly?) they should do a deal with UKIP (which _could_ win, possibly, in the absence of a Tory candidate) and stand down. They can campaign for UKIP if they want, which will:-
(1) do wonders for their public standing and respect and ability to listen to their own rank and file on the EUSSR,
(2) get seriously up the noses of the LimpDemNazis, open the future way for a UKIP-Tory deal (and on the EUSSR and when we leave and how)
(3) wrongfoot the GramscoLabourNazis totally, whose candidate is sunning himself in France right now,
(4) save them a load of money into the bargain,
(5) if the UKIP guy wins (improbable but not impossible //provided that// the Tories manage their publicity about his fight properly) and gets into the Commons, the Tories have an alternative classical-liberal-nonsocialist party to deal with in future (a great boon as they will one day find, I hope not too late), and the British People will be One Step Nearer To The Door Out Of Hell.
The point about this is that whereas the LabourNazis will lead us at gunpoint, fast, to the cattle trucks of hell, the ToryNazis in conjunction with their fascist running-dogs and lackeys of the intellectual-boss-classes the LibDemNazis, will do it almost as fast and by stealth.
It is time to offer the visceral guts of liberal conservatism in Britain some alternative getout strategy. Even if UKIP went the same way as the other big parties, at least it buys time.