Ukip’s Nigel Farage has announced that he will break with parliamentary convention to challenge the new Speaker, John Bercow, in his Buckingham constituency at the next election, because, he says:
. . . MPs “have broken the trust” of the British people and Mr Bercow “represents the worst” of the Commons.
Pot. Kettle. Black.
The contest will put Farage — he of “£2m MEP expenses” fame — against Bercow — he of “£760 window-seat cushions” fame.
I pity the poor people of Buckingham and I can’t help but be reminded of Henry Kissinger’s dictum on the Iran-Iraq war: “What a shame they can’t both lose.”