Hey - it probably seemed like a great idea at the time. If the pesky public insisted on electing Conservatives who actually meant what they said, why, the Left had the perfect answer: cook up bogus charges of racism, bring them up before a moonbat-packed kangaroo court and chuck them out sans any reference to the views of the public. What could possibly go wrong ?
Ah yes - British Liberalism's endemic Political Tourette's Syndrome striking at the wrong time. Expect oddles of humbuggery about freedom of speech from the very people who bought in these witch trials in the first place. Of course he'll get off, but it does show that one way to expose who Liberals really are is merely to take their loony views to their (il)logical conclusion.