Neil Hamilton, the former Tory MP whose career came to an end over the ‘cash-for-questions’ affair has now joined UKIP and been elected to its NEC, it appears. Their loss is presumably the Conservatives’ gain.
I was struck in particular by this quote from UKIP’s leader, Nigel Farage. He said that Hamilton’s “experience and wisdom will contribute significantly to UKIP”. I couldn’t help but ask myself what exactly that says about the wisdom and experience of the rest of UKIP. I suppose that wisdom, like much else, is relative.