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I was reading about the UK Independence Party gaining its’ first MP following the defection of Conservative MP Bob Spinks. If you study this article in the Daily Cameron Telegraph, you will discern it is dripping in anti-UKIP rhetoric, hardly surprising given that newspapers’ slavish support for the worthless Conservatives. But the bit that really got me was the line…" Mr Cameron’s relatively Euro-sceptic views are thought to have helped to stop Ukip’s appeal spreading among other Conservative supporters" Sorry, but Mr Cameron’s euro-sceptism is all but invisible except to those who write for the Telegraph. If  he was in power tomorrow, there would be little, if any, difference in the UK’s relationship with the EU. All Cameron has done is to have quietened the voice of Conservative opposition to the EU juggernaut. I don’t consider that a good thing.

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  1. Thanks David, I’m having a good old chuckle over this one. Not at Spink’s defection to UKIP, but at the nonsense politicians come out with. From the Telegraph link:

    Mr Spink was welcomed to Ukip by Nigel Farage, the party’s leader. "I am delighted to welcome the hard-working and deeply principled Bob Spink as Ukip’s first member of Parliament," he said.

    Oh dear, the tears of mirth are back again. I’ve had dealings with Spink in the past. It was a business matter, nothing to do with politics, and the last person I’d describe in that way is Bob Spink. I’ll leave it there in case Sue Grabbit & Run Solicitors are watching.

    Exits chuckling …

  2. I remain undecided upon this.
    I have a feeling that, perhaps, just as Tony Blair, in the years preceding his election, had to at all costs present himself (and thus his party) as moderate libertarians ("grin and spin – tell them anything until we are elected, after that we can take the gloves off"), so perhaps Cameron is merely having to play the same "campaign" game. He can’t risk making any sensible statements yet, or talk about tax cuts or slashing civil service bureaucracy, he has to appear firmly in the "centre", non-committal to any real ideology.
    I think one must remember that although he is the leader, he is not the sum total of his party. Perhaps, just perhaps, once elected, the Con. party will be able to begin to pursue conservative policies and thereby start to undo all the myriad damage which Labour has (once again) inflicted upon us all.
    So I remain cautiously hopeful. (While still realising of course that all politicians are scoundrels).

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