Thursday, July 13, 2006

Conservatives to divorce EPP... but not yet.

David Cameron needs to look over his shoulder. To the delight of Ken Clarke, the great announcement ‘by the end of the month’ on the Conservative Party’s relations with the EPP, is simply that the issues has been kicked into the long grass until 2009.

Yes, that’s right, 2009.

Three more years of Conservatives in Brussels continuing to work towards Catholic-Socialist corporatism – along with full adoption of the Euro, the resurrection of the Constitution, common fisheries, common agriculture, implementation of a single army, a single air-force, a single navy, a single satellite spy network, EU broadcasting channels, an EU diplomatic service, single EU borders… a country called Europe?

The EPP constitutionally and financially commits itself to everything the Conservatives say they oppose when they’re in opposition, but seem to support and sign up for when they get into power.

Cranmer believed David Cameron was different - a Churchill rather than a Chamberlain. Does Mr Cameron really expect the Conservative Party to wait three whole years before he delivers on the one ‘bankable’ promise he made to win the Party leadership? If a week is a long time in politics, three years is truly an eternity. He seems to assume that Party members have the patience of Job. A commitment to leave the EPP in three years is no commitment at all, whatever piece of paper it is signed on. Mr Cameron can no more bind the Conservative Party to honour such a far-sighted commitment than Parliament can bind its successors.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Rick said...

So we can vote in May 2009 for candidates who may or may not have a programme. Super ! Cameron is such an exciting leader, so different from those who used to lead from the front and have a policy - this is "mood music" which is going to make the Conservative dissolution so soothing.

It is hard to think of any reason to vote Conservative in a EuroElection so I don't.

13 July 2006 at 19:05  
Anonymous person said...

I must say cranmer, I agree with the idea that the E.U is seeking to implement "a single army, a single air-force, a single navy, a single satellite spy network, EU broadcasting channels, an EU diplomatic service, single EU borders… a country called Europe?"

Maybe they're prepairing for the ARMAGEDON?!

14 July 2006 at 12:46  
Anonymous Rick said...

They are trying to save money. Blohm & Voss has three new 124 Class frigattes to build but the German Govt has run out of money. Each Govt hopes it can find more if it spends less collectively...........it is the great synergy effect where we all spend nothing and something sublime is produced

14 July 2006 at 12:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cameron is so proud of his "scottish blood" to. Or is that just a cover.

14 July 2006 at 13:45  
Anonymous Alfred of Wessex said...

If, as according to the late Harold Wilson, a week is a long time in politics, three years is the political equivalent of eternity. Methinks Mr Cameron has been turned. Has he, by any chance, had the carrot of being admitted to the Bilderberg Group dangled in front of him? Or is he a graduate of "Common Purpose" (an EU-sponsored fifth column that is slowly taking over ODPM, Regional Assemblies and Local Government)? (see http://www.the-tap.blogspot.com/ Tuesday, 11 July 2006 'Prescott Won't Be Resigning'). I think we need to do some digging a la Guido.

14 July 2006 at 16:23  
Anonymous Rick said...

Who cares about Cameron - he won't even be leader in 2009

14 July 2006 at 16:36  
Anonymous Cllr. Gavin Ayling said...

As painful as it is to say this, I don't really see the uproar. If you voted Conservative in the European elections in 2004, this is what you were asking for, if you didn't then this story is of no interest in the first place!

At least Cameron's moving in the right direction and the MEPs who stood on the basis of Christeo-socialist federalism are fulfiling their manifestor pledge.

15 July 2006 at 12:18  
Blogger phone cam foolery said...

At least Cameron's moving in the right direction
indeed he is cllr Ayling
Moving towards the end of the heap of odure that is the Conservative party.
My hopes are with David Davis

15 July 2006 at 14:45  
Blogger Michael Hoskin said...

In response to Cllr Gavin Ayling, the Conservatives polled less well in the 2004 Euro elections than in 1999. Why? Well, three-quarters of Conservative supporters I spoke to voted UKIP in protest at the Conservative EPP position (which hadn't sunk in in 1999 - it has now!). And several others voted Conservative very reluctantly because of this.

16 July 2006 at 17:19  
Anonymous Kaila said...

'Who cares about Cameron - he won't even be leader in 2009'

No one will be more surprise than me. For once I can state- I agree with you prick. It hasn't happen before but do take note of the time and date for your history collection.

Cameron has no chance. His ability to appeal to the rest of the nation is somewhat lacking. The whole family idea is one big sham.

Although I would say he has brought new light as well as hope to the Conservative Party.

18 July 2006 at 20:54  

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