If Nigel Farage decides to stand for Patrick Mercer's old seat whilst keeping his job as an MEP, he will enjoy full support from an unexpected quarter; Boris Johnson is firmly supportive of the ability of politicians to hold both posts together.
"There is no reason why MPs
should not take on this duty (sitting as MEPs): they are well used to sitting on Bill
committees. They have the time" Wrote Johnson in the Telegraph two days ago.
Glad that's clear, then.