|James Wharton MP with Sir Roger Gale in Ramsgate|
It's a curious argument on climate change. Given that I lost both an aircraft and a greenhouse in the recent small hurricane, I wonder what I've done to offend the Almighty?
Mr Farage, has of course committed to cleaning-up the more eccentric membership of his party before the spring elections and on Monday, he arrives in Thanet, to take part in a private debate at St George's School in Broadstairs, with Thanet South's Labour candidate, Will Scobie and the Conservative MEP candidate, Julie Marsen.
I was surprised to see that the debate is by invitation only, as I'm sure this could easily have filled the Winter Gardens and perhaps raised a big sum for charity at the same time. People would, I'm sure pay good money to see Mr Farage challenge Will Scobie's Labour-directed position on Europe. No referendum, no say and even greater integration with Brussels.
On Friday, James Wharton, the MP who has been pushing through Parliament, a Private Members Bill to guarantee a European referendum, visited Ramsgate to give a talk, supported by both Sir Roger Gale and Laura Sandys. He explained very clearly, that if we want to change our relationship with Europe, as so many people seem to wish, then the only way of achieving this is to vote for a Conservative government at the next general election.
Alternatively, if it's simply a protest vote against the current political system, that people wish to exercise, then voting for UKIP, simply delivers Ed Milliband a much better chance of forming a government in 2015; in which case, nothing offered by either UKIP or the Conservatives will ever see the parliamentary light of day.