Tory curmudgeon Norman Tebbit has told the Politics Show that Conservative activists should be free to campaign against speaker John Bercow in Buckhingham. Numerous opponents are expected to join the fray despite convention that the speaker stands as an independent candidate unopposed by other parties. Tebbit has already rankled Tory high command with his coded endorsement for UKIP in the 2009 European elections.
Of course, the noble lord wouldn’t touch the (pro-European) former Tory MEP John Stevens with a bargepole. Who, then, could he possibly be endorsing?