Onward to the glories of the permanent Silkist revolution!
Well, you can't keep the Überloon quiet for long and he might even give fans of bad TV another reason to watch Morgan & Platell on Channel 4 tonight, if this report of his interview on it is anything to go by.
Robert Kilroy Silk said his battle for the leadership of the UK Independence Party was "not over yet", claiming he had signed up enough branches to force an election at a time of his choosing.Given his eagerness to become UKIP's leader, surely that 'time of his choosing' would be yesterday? I suspect that he may have a handful of branches signed up (and I really have more important things to do with my time than finding out how many are required under UKIP rules) and is trying to flush out any branch, anywhere, who'll back him. Considering that some UKIP branches probably have a membership of one loon and his dog, it might not be too hard.
And he said he would stand as an MP in the upcoming general election, whether for Ukip or a new party.Woo-hoo! Just Kilroy standing in the election's going to be fun enough, but the possibility of him setting up his own party (he really is history's farcical repeat of Mosley, isn't he?) is just too good to be true.
"I'm going round the country, we have people organising the branches, we already have far more branches than are necessary to force an election signed up. But we want more, and we want to choose our time. The members have to have a revolution in which they take control of the party."I'm trying to imagine a revolution by the membership of UKIP. The prospect of the political wing of the Rotary Club going into revolutionary fervour and demanding the ascension of the orange-hued one to power fills me with a sense of ... laughter. Deep, long, loud, heavy laughter.
He insisted his campaign for the leadership was not driven by egotism: "I honestly don't want the title. I was offered a knighthood and a peerage and I've turned (them down). The only thing I ever wanted was to have the letters MP after my name."Two questions:
1) Who offered him a knighthood and a peerage? If the answer's anything other than 'my good friend Mr Joseph who sends me emails, and is also about to donate $20million to party funds once I help him get it out of Nigeria' I'll be rather surprised.
2) If all he ever wanted was to have the letters MP after his name, why did he resign from Parliament in the first place?