"Were I, God forbid, in the UK Independence Party, I would be moving heaven and earth to turn the Haltemprice and Howden by-election into a mini-EU referendum.
David Davis, the Conservative MP who has forced the by-election by bizarrely resigning his own seat and vowing to fight it again, wants the contest to be about the Government's 42-day terror detention plans.
Possibly. But if I were UKIP, I would not allow a Conservative MP's mid-life crisis to dictate the terms of the by-election debate.
Mr Davis may claim that Magna Carta is threatened by the 42-day detention plan - but in UKIP's eyes, Magna Carta is equally threatened by the Lisbon Treaty and the erosion of national sovereignty they claim it represents.
What's more, UKIP has topicality on its side.
The Irish have said "No" to Lisbon. The UK Parliament is in the process of ratifying the treaty without a referendum.
Judges are currently contemplating whether the Government's refusal to hold a referendum on the treaty was unlawful.
There is plenty of meat there for UKIP to gnaw on if it wishes to.
What it would need, however, is a high calibre candidate to capture public attention. Dare I say it, a Robert Kilroy-Silk type, but one who knows how to behave and play the political game? Can UKIP find one and make hay?
You know, she might have a point.