Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lord Heseltine rises to Chris Bryant’s EU bait

Just as the Minister for Europe goaded, exactly as he intended, one of the Conservative Party’s ‘big hitters’ has sensed the bait, surfaced from the party’s EU purdah and chewed at an unseemly mouthful of Chris Bryant’s worm.

Lord Heseltine has predicted that David Cameron will be ‘forced into a swift and humiliating retreat on Europe if he wins power’.

Excellent. Fantastic. Just what we need.

So now we know that Chris Bryant was right: David Cameron is either incompetent or ‘downright fibbing’. At least that is what Lord Heseltine implies, or indeed, makes rather explicit. The former deputy prime minister predicts that Conservatives in the European Parliament will rejoin the European People’s Party (EPP) soon after the election. The Times reports that he ‘warned the party leadership at a private meeting last week that its currently Eurosceptic stance would be deeply damaging to Britain’s foreign policy interests. He suggested that the Conservative leader would inevitably have to “reach an accommodation” with the EPP — even though that would be extremely difficult to achieve without losing face and enraging party activists’.

He’s not wrong on that point.

And Cranmer cannot see how Conservative MEPs could possibly pursue such a path, having all just been elected on a platform and manifesto pledge to leave the EPP.

But while the oldest internecine fissure opens up once again within the Conservative Party (caused, please note, by one of the Europhile wing), the campaign for President Blair gathers apace. According to David Milliband, Tony Blair would have the motorcade factor: he would ‘stop the traffic in Beijing and Moscow’.

Well, he didn't quite manage to come to Jerusalem in the clouds and descend with great power and glory to the Mount of Olives. So perhaps Beijing and Moscow will be easier fare.

But according to The Guardian, Mr Blair has got to launch a dynamic campaign now or he might not fulfil his religio-political destiny. Cranmer was struck by Mr Miliband’s comments:

"I think he, like me, is waiting to see what kind of person Europe wants, because the choice is not primarily his, the choice is for Europe."

One might expect the Foreign Secretary to be able to distinguish between Europe and the EU: it is also wholly misleading to present the new President as ‘the choice of Europe’. Setting aside the absence of a distinctly European demos, there is no sense in which ‘Europe’ has agreed that it needs a president at all: indeed, those countries who rejected the proposal were badgered and bludgeoned into making the ‘right’ decision. And there is also no sense in which President Blair will be elected by the will of the people: he will be appointed by a self-serving, self-perpetuating oligarchy. If ‘the choice is for Europe’, it is revealing that David Miliband believes ‘Europe’ to be synonymous with EU leaders: Europe is just 27 men and women.

Or is it 26?

As Cranmer consults his lawyers today (for he is still sorely distracted, not to say incredibly urinated afar by the continuing gross injustice he painfully endures), he shall be praying that today’s hearing in the Czech Constitutional Court will determine that the Lisbon Treaty does indeed impinge upon the country's sovereignty.

President Vaclav Klaus sees this. How can a constitutional court not?


Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace,

What an apt description that points to the power in the ‘Last Days’ symbolised by the fifth imperial power of the feet of iron and clay predicted in the Book of Daniel:

‘And there is also no sense in which President Blair will be elected by the will of the people: he will be appointed by a self-serving, self-perpetuating oligarchy. If ‘the choice is for Europe’, it is revealing that David Miliband believes ‘Europe’ to be synonymous with EU leaders: Europe is just 27 men and women.’

The iron in the feet does not combine with the clay. The iron represents the ruling elite of the European Union and the clay represents the ordinary people.

Who would have thought that this generation would witness the unfolding of ancient prophecies. Terrible are the catastrophes that are about to hit the Earth.

For the first time in my life I can see, just like our greatest playwright William Shakespeare, God has written a play that has a beginning, a middle and an end. All the world really is a stage.

27 October 2009 at 09:02  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

It's almost as if we the British and European public don't exist.

27 October 2009 at 09:02  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Your Grace,

The notion of Heseltine chomping on Bryant's worm has just ruined my breakfast. That is the sort of gruesome visualisation I can do without.

As for Dave's dilemma. Then all I can say is BOO!

Better Off Out.

27 October 2009 at 09:40  
Blogger Terry Hamblin said...

Having been in agreement with the Conservative line of 'in Europe, but intent on changing it form its federalist agenda' I am fast approaching the point of learning Norwegian. If the Czech President signs we must ask to leave.

27 October 2009 at 09:44  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Hamblin,

If the Czech president signs, we must consider reacting in the same way as the great Judaeo-Christians of the past who have provided us with models of behaviour: Jesus Christ; St Paul, Archbishop Cranmer and the great Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

We must trust that the Judaeo-Christians around the world who come to read our messages will go down on their knees and pray for us that we may have the courage to speak the truth.

For who knows – the next young generation of MPs in our parliament may roar like the British lion once roared across the oceans.

27 October 2009 at 10:06  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace,

Having said that, I know that the EU is a vast imperial power. We are outnumbered. The odds are against us. And we are small and few.

But let us now recall in the hour of our need what William Shakespeare wrote in Henry V. Here is the scene as the vastly superior French forces prepare to attack and the Earl of Westmoreland wishes that they had more men.

[Enter the King.]


O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day!


What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin.
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires;
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart. His passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse.
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispian's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

27 October 2009 at 10:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's Beijing, shouldn't it be Moskva?

27 October 2009 at 11:01  
Blogger Gnostic said...

There is a very dark aspect to the motorcade factor. JFK and JPII spring to mind.

27 October 2009 at 11:09  
Blogger Preacher said...

Adrian P.
In the eyes of the EuSSR we don't. We are just drones, slaves to serve them & be ruled & abused as they see fit.

27 October 2009 at 12:05  
Anonymous Bethel said...

Mr/Ms Singh
There is nothing great about Alexander Solzhenitsin who was a rather nasty anti semite and thoroughly dislikeable. He may have been a model of behaviour but not one either to replicate or imitate.

27 October 2009 at 12:52  
Blogger D. Singh said...


I love the Jewish people. I take it you have read all his novels (I have not read his last) and his Nobel Prize Seech for Literature?

I understand the debate and disagree with your bald assertion.

Would you accuse William Shakespeare of being anti-semitic in his work The Merchant of Venice?

27 October 2009 at 12:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

I know it's off subject but could we please have your thoughts on last week's Andrew Neather's revelations; there appears to be a conspiracy of silence on all the main news channels/conduits.

Edward Sutherland.

27 October 2009 at 13:11  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Watched Chris Bryant yesterday on newsnight, was not really impressed with his style or arguments.

As for Hezza, well his star has faded . This is like worrying about what michael foot might have been saying in 1997; interesting but has no impact upon the current situation/Tory view.

27 October 2009 at 13:34  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

Europe a "vast imperial power"? Stuff and nonsense. It is a ragbag. A vast imperial power is what we must stop it from becoming. Simply to leave the EU will probably do the trick.

27 October 2009 at 13:42  
Anonymous Aussie Documentary said...

Edward Sutherland

Actually you are not really off topic seeing how the topic is related to Cameron's incompetence. I mean, if Neather is correct then what sort of impotent and decadent bullshit opposition have the Tories been? They blindly followed on condemning anyone who spoke out as racist. And still they do. Hah!

Lord Pearson is talking of taking over the helm at UKIP and introducing some radical policies for change. Could this be the hope we are waiting for? The Tories are a one policy horse - "exploitation". They are so blinkered they have been impotent against the most ridiculous government we have ever had...hence the silence from all directions.

27 October 2009 at 13:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologise for posting off topic, Your Grace, but Nadine Dorries has written a vital blog entry today and I expect she could do with some public support. She seems to have disabled comments, but I am sure a word from you would be of more comfort than anything I could say.

27 October 2009 at 13:56  
Anonymous otacilia severa said...

More apologies: I had not intended to post (13.56) anonymously on this occasion.

27 October 2009 at 13:57  
Blogger Willie said...

The only thing I can take positively from this is that Michael Heseltine has never been right on any matter ever.

27 October 2009 at 14:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace:

Some comment on the tory candidate who had an affair with Mark Field MP? Family values?

27 October 2009 at 14:30  
Blogger ukipwebmaster said...

In Europe and run by Tony Blair.
The Tory hierarchy gets what it wished for.
Pure Schadenfreude.


27 October 2009 at 14:49  
Blogger Kenpachi said...

Kick and scream as we might, one day we will all love Big Brother.

27 October 2009 at 15:03  
Anonymous not a machine said...

your grace will need a good supbly of abbots tonic in the months ahead , there is somthing all too cocky about labours decietfullness on who will rule our country , they may laugh for now at there positions , but massive lies have an all too newtionian of operating .

I keep wondering if we can petition the queen to at least get the referendum .

As for president Blair ? being as we have rumbled him , I think it could all turn rotten anyway, in his now understood corruption stained hands, the truth remains it was never his power to give away or to take from us without a proper debate and referendum .

That will hang around him , that he sold his own people who he implored the electorate to trust him , a coward who not bare a controveining view in a fair way and resorted to bounding freedom up and secretly dumping it in lake .

ALas his ego based on his own hype made him forget everything that was true and honest about the country he was lucky enough to be born in , authority gained by the calcualting murder of your parents will be a haunting madness for him.

more to the point if many christians have wanted a referendum he will have spoken with fork tongue to them aswell , hardly the great man of christian faith !!

27 October 2009 at 15:53  
Anonymous Knighthawk said...

The late unlamented Tony rising from the dead as President Blair might help to confirm our subjugation to the EUSSR in the minds of the British electorate, but alas I think the post is more likely to go to some uncontroversial euromuppet we have never heard of. Probably someone easily manipulated by those who wield real power backstage.

27 October 2009 at 18:23  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

Urinated afar?

How very odd.

27 October 2009 at 18:27  
Blogger Bob said...

I think the time is right to invest in pitchforks and torches.

27 October 2009 at 19:06  
Anonymous Anabaptist said...

It isn't only Millipede: they all say 'Europe' when they mean the EU, or its functionaries. It is part of the great verbal brainwashing, predicted (as 'Newspeak') by Orwell and recommended by Goebels.

27 October 2009 at 23:53  
Anonymous non mouse said...

I think Bob's right. At least 40 million of them. Apart from the element of surprise, we could have an edge because roboticoids won't have clue what those implements are about!

28 October 2009 at 04:11  
Blogger southwood said...

Let's quit the EU - ASAP !

28 October 2009 at 18:56  
Anonymous Winston Smith said...

And following on from Anabaptist's comment, go and read about Antonio Gramsci and "cultural hegemony".

29 October 2009 at 07:44  

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