“We are the Conservative Party, we don’t do pacts and deals,” were the words on Sky News from a confused Prime Minister, who is currently in an electoral pact with the Liberal Democrats.
The Prime Minister’s comments contradict the opinions of his own backbenchers, with heavy-weight names such as Douglas Carswell, Peter Bone, and Jacob Rees-Mogg all calling for a deal to be done with Ukip.
The Conservative Party have lost control of at least 8 councils so far; so it’s no surprise that there have been quick calls to make an alliance with Ukip.
But not everyone is convinced: ‘Fab’ Michael Fabricant MP, the eccentric Tory Tweeter has declared that an electoral pact with the EU sceptics would not be in Tory interests.
— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) May 23, 2014
Ukip can be happy that the Tories are focusing on them almost as much as they are on their own policies – even before the EU results have been announced.