Sky News are reporting that Nigel Farrage is going to stand against John Bercow at the next General Election.
Bloody good luck to him. I hate this convention that no-one stands against an incumbent Speaker. Let's just assume that his constituents feel that he is a venal expenses thief who is only concerned with his own gravy and making it as easy as possible for all the other MPs to get their slice of the pie. I'm not suggesting that is the case, but if it were, is it fair that his constituents have the choice of Speaker and a selection of indie candidates?
Of course, I'd rather the indie candidate were elected, but in the real world you need a high profile to unseat a high profile. Let's hope Farage is high profile enough and this insulting convention gets kicked into touch.