There was a Telegraph journalist reviewing the papers on Sky News this morning. He said that when he first heard the DD announcement, he thought 'I must be missing something very clever here'. Since then he'd been trying to work out the method in the madness. He's now given up.
DD's good friend, journalist and former Tory MP Michael Brown has more or less been saying the same thing - he's confessed that despite their close friendship, DD hadn't run the idea past him first - because he knew he'd have tried to talk him out of it.
I'm beginning to think it will be a bit of a damp squib. He'll get re-elected with a reduced majority, on a greatly reduced turnout; the Sun will have some fun at his expense; and the point will be???