UKIP has launched a new video attacking the Conservatives over last night’s chaotic House of Commons debate on the European Arrest Warrant.
The video quotes various politicians and journalists criticising the government’s last minute decision to pull the vote on the controversial measure, including, most embarrassingly for the Conservatives, Tory MPs. One of the Conservatives quoted, Jacob Rees-Mogg, says: “It is the way of tyranny because it takes away the right of the House of Commons to hold the Executive to account.”
The video comes less than a week after the Conservatives decided to “go negative” in the forthcoming Rochester and Strood by-election by launching their own YouTube attack ad against the UKIP candidate Mark Reckless, as reported on Breitbart London.
It also comes at the same time as a new poll puts UKIP 12 points ahead of the Conservatives in the hotly-contested by-election. The poll by Lord Ashcroft puts UKIP on 44 percent, ahead if the Conservatives on 32 percent. Labour, who held the seat until 2010, are a distant third on just 17 percent, with the Liberal Democrats on just two percent.
The by-election was called after Mark Reckless, who was elected as Conservative MP for the seat at the last election, defected to UKIP and subsequently resigned his seat to seek a renewed mandate under his new party banner.
It follows last month’s Clacton by-election, which saw Douglas Carswell become the first ever MP elected to parliament as a UKIP candidate.