Having just watched, again, the video of Dan Hannan's 'demolition job' on Gordon Brown, yet again I was left wondering what this man is doing in the Conservative Party. Then my mind wandered on to Douglas Carswell, the co-author with Hannan of the Plan, and was asking myself the same question - what is he doing in the Conservative Party?
These two politicians are not 'conservatives' per se, they are libertarians and as such their 'natural' home must be Ukip or Lpuk. So why do they remain within the 'Conservative Camp'? One could ask the same question, with regard to Britain becoming a self-governing nation, why do Philip Davies, Conservative - Shipley and Austin Mitchell, Labour - Great Grimsby, remain within their respective parties when their 'natural home' should, once again be Ukip or Lpuk?
During 'Expensegate' we had MP after MP telling us that they were not in politics as a career but purely a wish to serve their constituents and represent their constituent's views.
In which case why are Hannan, Carswell, Davies and Mitchell not de-camping'? Surely not because their careers might come to an abrupt end?
Just a puzzling thought....................