Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg called for the party to work with Ukip in the run-up to next year's election.
The idea was seized upon by Labour's press team, and criticised by members of the Conservative Party.
There are reasons why people like Peter Bone & Jacob Rees-Mogg don't end up as party leaders: they come up with ridiculous ideas like this.
UKIP's successes in the local elections have raised the possibility of them winning a Westminster seat at the general election.
A year ahead of the general election, Ed Miliband's party is seeing only patchy support in areas it should expect to gain ground.
UKIP are likely to make Rotherham a key target for 2015 after a storming result in the local elections.