So Saj Karim, elected as a Lib Dem MEP for ther North West of England has defected. Apparently he has been, in his own words, thinking about making the decision for two years.
That all seems rather odd given that his blog has a number of comments made in recent months that are critical of the Tories and he was, until a few days ago, actively touting his Lib Dem credentials when he was attempting to be re-selected on the Lib Dem Euro list for the North West of England.
Of course, he is now a Tory. How can anyone doubt the word of someone who had, according to other blogs, let it be widely known that he would defect if he was not selected at the top of the Euro list. When, he didn't come top, he goes to another party. Boo hoo.
I'm sorry, but the sort of politicians who craves power at any cost and seems more worried about his income ahead of principles is a politicians I would care very little for. If this is his attitude, the Tories are genuinely welcome to him. People will, no doubt, claim that this is just sour grapes. But given all the facts, I have had to come to the conclusion that he really is the sort of politicans that gives all politicians a bad name.
Some people defect when there is no benefit to them. Perhaps they are no longer elected, perhaps they are standing down from office, perhaps they don't seek power at all. However, when someone steps down in the circumstances that Saj Karrim finds himself in, you'd find it very difficult to believe it is anything other than financial self interest that is the motivating factor.