You would think Mark Reckless' defection today would come as welcome news to the #Conservative Party, but good Conservatives across the country should treat this move with caution. He has made a triple-turn and he is clearly a man that cannot be trusted.
Many good Tory Party members abandoned the party to join UKIP in order to pressurise David Cameron into triggering an #Eu Referendum. At a time when Labour's membership is doubling, new members are more than welcome for the Conservative Party at the moment. But Mr. Reckless' defected in a manner that was both despicable and unforgivable.
He triggered an unnecessary by-election despite Cameron suggesting he will issue an EU referendum during his 2013 Bloomberg speech if the Conservatives won the 2015 General Election. It is clear UKIP's work paid off by then. Both Carswell and Reckless have lost out in the longer term by defecting as MPs. Their former Conservative colleagues are no doubt suspicious about their media stunts. Instead of collaborating with their former colleagues by attempting to influence the former prime minister's agenda, they crossed the floor and only antagonised their former leader further.
It is clear this man is Reckless by name, and Reckless in nature.