On the eve of the Tory Conference, it’s all going tits up over in Birmingham tonight. The Tories have been hit by a defection and a scandal all in one night. Firstly the hilariously named Mark Reckless, has defected to the Ukip party. Cue the name jokes twitter! Reckless by name Reckless by nature, a reckless defection, he has left the Tories with reckless abandonment, etc, etc. And if this wasn’t enough for the Tories to cope with in one night, the scandal that’s followed has just left us open mouthed. A grown man, a married dad of five, a politician, has been caught sending explicit photos of himself over the internet. Brooks Newark MP for Braintree has sent explicit photos to an undercover female reporter posing as a young activist. Why?? How could he have been so stupid, a man in his position? You couldn’t make this shit up.