UK – On the October 9, 2014 in Clacton, Douglas Carswell, delivered a vicious kick in the balls for David Cameron on his 48th birthday.
Yesterday Mark Reckless upped the anti by winning the bye election in Rochester and Strood and going to work on David Cameron’s testicles with a couple of bricks farm yard style.
The fact that Mr Reckless was the former sitting Conservative MP makes this even more surprising. Generally voters do not like people that switch sides.
So it is a measure of the public dissatisfaction with the cosy Westminster club that they have elected a second former Conservative MP standing for UKIP. Especially as the seat was number 281 on the UKIP hit list.
The vote for UKIP is not an indication that the party is popular per say. It is more an indication of how the public believe that the Westminster club is not listening to the voters and is pursuing an agenda of its own.
Before the 2010 election people, and coming on the heels of the Westminster MPs expenses scandal. Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats were raising the issue of the disconnect between the Electorate and MPs. The Public was justifiably angry with politicians.
Clegg promptly went back on his election pledges and betrayed his own constituents. Thus stoking the very problem that he had been hi lighting.
Is it any wonder that the electorate in Rochester and Strood gave the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats a serious kicking?
Will the leadership of the ‘Big’ Three take the lesson on board? I seriously do not think so. The dictates of the focus group and crisis management will seem to them the safer option.