“At one level I can’t get very worked up about Roger Helmer MEP defecting from the Tories to UKIP today. Helmer has long held views on the EU-phobic right of the Conservative Party, in many ways closer to UKIP, so his defection is not a great surprise. Conservative Home has Helmer’s full statement and explanation.

Yet there are enough sub-plots to make the Helmer case worth examining.”

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