Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The exchange between David Heathcot-Amory MP and William Hague MP (laughingly described as Rt Hon), promising the party would leave the EPP in months not years, already a break from the leadership campaign pledge given by the odious David Cameron MP, may be read from this link.
Friday, July 14, 2006
The facts are as set out in today's newspapers particularly the report linked from here, titled 'The commitment and the reality'
Gone for ever must be any illusion the Cameron is an honest and reforming new hope for his country. Gone too are the final doubts that William Hague retains the final remnants of decency, following his delivery of the threat to withdraw party sponsorship from any MEPs bold enough to honour Cameron's party leadership campaign pledge to leave the EPP as was delivered on yesterday's World at One programme on Radio Four.
The list of names that could now be applied to Cameron's Conservatives is long, unpleasant but pointless. Ordinary members may leave but where is the alternative, for any who believe in traditional conservative principles?
We must now look to the actions of Dan Hannan, Chris Heaton-Harris and Roger Helmer in Strasbourg for a lead. These and others face the risk of losing their MEP seats at the next EU parliamentary election, but what would such gain them? Looking at what UKIP achieved last time around that risk seems small. Where the MEPs might lead others in Westminster might gain the courage to follow and somewhere in the land upright people might finally see some honest politicians, unafraid to state and stand for what they believe, whom they could wholeheartedly follow!
The Tories no longer teeter - they are trash!
Thursday, July 13, 2006
A Conservative MP called Graham Brady, of whom I have previously never heard nor seen interviewed (but purports to speak on the EU for the Tories), has just appeared on BBC TV giving one of the most disingenuous interviews I have yet had to witness in British politics.
Seeking to justify a delay until 2009 of the Conservative Party's withdrawal from the EU parliamentary EPP group, which had been promised to have been effected by Vapid Cameron prior to last Christmas, he sought to blame this treachery on a small Conservative Czech party (see our posting beneath this for the facts on that) .
We will now see the true character of the many ostensibly eurosceptic Conservative MPs and MEPs, who supposedly only offered their support to the treacherous Cameron on condition of such withdrawal, which this blog has always questioned.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The following is part of a report from Prague, which may be read in full by clicking here:
ODS not to leave EPP-ED faction in European Parliament
"We are willing to postpone our planned negotiations about the formation of a new Euro-realist faction in the European Parliament so that they don't collide with talks about the formation of a new Czech government. This project should not become a hostage in political negotiations on the Czech scene," Zahradil writes.
It was Zahradil who repeatedly held talks especially with the British Conservative MEPs about the possible new faction, the paper writes.
ODS chairman Mirek Topolanek confirmed Zahradil's statement.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
As many of the once Tory voters of Bromley and Chislehurst either stayed at home or transferred their allegiance to other political parties the now clearly doomed David Cameron flew to the Czech Republic to try and find some means to avoid reneging on his commitment to leave the EPP.
The Czech press reported this as follows:
Cameron went to Prague only two days before the ultimatum of Eurosceptics within the Conservative Party who would ask him to fulfil his promises and withdraw the Tories from the EPP-ED, Telegraph wrote.
The daily Lidove noviny (LN) reported on Friday that ODS foreign secretary Adela Kadlecova confirmed Cameron had met Topolanek.
"However, we have agreed not to release any details [from the meeting] in public," she told the paper.
It is not certain whether the ODS is still considering leaving the EPP-ED group.
Jan Zahradil, head of the ODS MEPs, refused to comment on it.
ODS MEP Milan Cabrnoch told Lidove noviny only that "the ODS group in the EP is prepared to seriously consider withdrawing from the EPP-ED group."