The news that Nigel Farage is intending to stand against John Bercow in Buckingham is the sort of political news I love. Nothing like putting a cat among the pigeons.
It raises a number of interesting points, not least how John Bercow will defend the seat without the campaigning and funding of his local Tory Party, and also what will happen to Conservatives who announce they would support Farage over Bercow. They could legitimately say that there was no Conservative candidate to vote for and therefore they should have a free choice. Tim Montgomerie has already said he would be tempted to give Farage his vote, justifying himself by saying: "It would be one way of getting a Speaker who wasn't the choice of Brown's Labour MPs."
I'm glad I don't live in Buckingham...
Ladbrokes are already quoting Farage at 4-1 to beat Bercow and become UKIP's first elected MP.
Full story HERE from Andrew Porter.