In the space of a fortnight, we see just how hypocritical the Tories are.
When three non-entity (well I'd never heard of them) former Lib Dem parliamentary candidates join the Tories, oh, what a fuss from the Tories. This was supposed to be significant and definitely cause for celebration and discussion.
Iain Dale revelled in it and wondered why the Lib Dems were not talking about it. A Tory councillor got very silly on my own blog making party political points, such was his excitement at this turning point and decline in Lib Dem fortunes.
So what happens when two Tory lords defect to UKIP . Hardly a word. Just a single line posting from Iain Dale.
Now I'm not going to overstate the importance of these defections. I stated clearly at the time of earlier defections that there is an ebb and flow to defections. Some Tory councillors defected to the Lib Dems a few weeks back, some Lib Dems join the Tories, some Tory Lords join UKIP and a Labour Councilor joined the Lib Dems, it has been announced today.
What I do think is hypocritical is that the Tories wanted us to believe two weeks ago that defections were important and they should be talked about. Now, they don't.