Will the Murdoch Payroll Party put up Kelvin MacKenzie after all? Rumour has it that they might not.
Still, somebody will stand against David Davis. And anybody who does is by definition standing as the anti-liberty candidate, more than worthy of monumental defeat at the hands of all the forces of conservatism from Peter Hitchens to Bob Marshall-Andrews. Why don't the Cameron Tories put up this person?
Meanwhile, exactly as predicted to me by all sorts of people, the Electoral Commission is trying to avoid registering the British People's Alliance by claiming not to have received paperwork that they certainly have received. I bet that they have already cashed the cheque.
Of course, "a pro-life, pro-family, pro-worker and anti-war party of economically social democratic, morally and socially conservative British and Commonwealth patriots" is as clear a description as you could possibly want of everything that the Electoral Commission exists to keep off the ballot paper.
Those who object to this certain ballot rigging and probable theft should direct their views to one Marina John - MJohn@electoralcommission.org.uk, and feel free to copy things to firstname.lastname@example.org, making it clear that if registration is not complete by this time next week, then the point is proved. They have pretty much closed down UKIP, but they won't be strangling us in the cradle.
We will still have endorsed candidates in every region next year and every seat in 2010, come what may.