With a heavy heart Mr Steerpike must be the bearer of bad of news. James Delingpole, of this parish, has ruled himself out of the running in the Corby by-election for UKIP or any other party.
In light of the growing Draft Delingpole campaign, he told me this afternoon:
‘After much thought: No. I want to spend more time taking drugs with my millionaire rock band manager wife.’
Bring on the the Euro elections 2014.