Dear Mr Clarke
As a cross-party organization, Campaign for an Independent Britain has long argued against the insanity of no-hope 'eurosceptic' candidates standing against established anti-EU MPs, regardless of their party political label - and on occasion we have been successful in knocking some sense into them.
We therefore welcome the move made by Lord Pearson (who is, after all, one of our Vice Presidents) although as you rightly say it appears the message has not got through to some candidates, who are evidently either living in a fantasy world and/or are on some sort of ego trip. Sadly, UKIP will lose and lose badly in Sittingbourne so their candidate's stance is ludicrous.
Vice Chairman, CIB