Martin Bright

Wild Times

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It's all getting very strange, isn't it? Now that Esther Rantzen has thrown her hat into the ring, anything is possible. Among the twitterati everyone and his dog is discussing new ideas for political parties or anti-sleaze alliances. when Toby Young puts himself forward you (and surely he) knows the country is in desperate trouble.

I was contacted last night by at least two people who had heard a rumour that I was planning to stand as an independent. What's going on?

There is certainly an argument for a wave of reselections. The election, when it comes, would then give the new intake an unprecedented authority over more experienced MPs. We could then be looking at a genuinely reforming parliament.