Wednesday, July 11, 2007

UKIP's Sedgefield candidate is Toby Horton, a man about whom I know little, but who sounds like someone that I could sympathise with. Having been William Hague's constituency chairman from 1996 to 1999, Horton defected from the Tories after a suggestion that the modernised party should look to Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee.
Mr Horton said: "People are bound to ask me why I have chosen to leave now. The answer, in a nutshell, was Polly Toynbee. That was my tipping point."

Yeah, I know: fucking tell me about it, matey—that silly cow tips me over the edge all the time...

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

From UKIP's manifesto (as on this and on Dr Rajan's site), the only bits I don't whole-heartedly support are ...

"Introduce tax incentives for small and medium sized businesses to enable them to expand".
Wrong. Tax breaks and subsidies are Bad Things. Social Engineering is doomed to failure. Low simple taxes are Good Things.

"Reduce local council tax bills". Wrong. Replace council tax (and SDLT, IHT and CGT) with land value tax (aka site value rating) on site-only unimproved values. LVT is the best kind of tax and certainly the best kind of local tax, being migh impossible to evade.

"Scrap student top up fees". Wrong again. People should pay for what they get.