Lord Hesketh, one-time minister in the Maggietollah's government has severed his ties with the Not-The-Conservative Party and joined Ukip. The Mail has two articles here and here; and the Independent a small 'announcement' here. For the first time I can recall, I am in total agreement with Denis MacShane who on Twitter stated: "Lord Hesketh joins UKIP. At least he's honest. Farageiste Tendency in Commons still stay as Tory MP."
For Tim Shipman to write, as he does in the Mail (article linked above) that Hesketh's defection is likely to fuel euroscepticism in Tory ranks, which recently led to the creation of a 120-strong group of MPs to lobby for Britain to renegotiate its relationship with Brussels, is just wishful thinking on his part - but hey, Shipman is a ''journalist' so his wishful thinking is perhaps understandable. That 120-strong group within the Conservative Party have one thing in common with the leader of their group - they are 'useless'! Those Conservative MPs of what MacShane calls Farageist Tendency are far more interested in their careers than matters of principle and representing the views of their electorates.
It has to be said that supposed 'eurosceptic' Conservative MPs, regardless of gender, are Brownies - well at least their noses are!