Friday, September 4, 2009

Not sure what this will mean in practical terms

Nigel Farage, the Leader of UKIP, is standing down from that position and the party will be going through its usual tortuous and tortured process of electing his successor. Mr Farage intends to concentrate on his role as MEP and on the General Election when he will be standing, for reasons known to himself and, perhaps, a few people in the Conservative Party, against the Speaker, John Bercow.

Undoubtedly, the triple role is too much for any one person to carry and Mr Farage is probably right to shed the one somebody else can do as well or even better. He has many politically good qualities but being leader and formulating policies are not among them.

We await the outcome.

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