A Time to make a stand is
Why can’t we stand on
our own feet?
[ Columnist of the Daily Mail - Friday, June 4, 2004]
the years has gleaned much assistance from the above respected journalist
because of his ability to come to the point so succinctly and as our own
explanation on the subject can benefit from his article – we feel the subject
cannot be more truly expressed.]
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“ What a difference a
week makes! Senior Tories were insisting only last week the United Kingdom
Independence Party was unimportant, its support transitory, its policies
irrelevant and scarcely worth any journalist’s time and effort. But now Michael Howard has given way
to the hotheads among his advisers and swung round to full-frontal attacks,
giving the UKIP a prominence and importance for which it scarcely dared
Since he is emphasising the
issue, one has to say that it is the ‘Tories’ position on the EU, which in fact,
invites ridicule. They list all the faults of the EU, ranging from the harm it
does us currently to the graver damage it threatens in the future – while
BUT WE WILL NOT LEAVE.
Why ever not? If things are as bad as they
say, then we should be prepared to pull out – unless we can get all these
grievous errors remedied. Not only is this logical, it is also the only
sensible bargaining position.
Imagine that you are dealing with your employer
and you say that:
The pay is too low.
The conditions at work are unacceptable.
The hours too onerous and your contract indefensible.
But then you add that in no circumstances will
you leave your job. Your employer would conclude you are a right mug, ripe for
The Conservatives like to insist that they will
get all these grievous conditions of membership removed (well, most of them) if
they become a government.
But Britain has been trying to get several of
these ills remedied for nigh on 30 years. Far from making progress, the
problems arising from our membership have got worse.
How can we be sure that a future Tory
government would do so much better?
Well, it says it would
huff and puff and block Union business by constant use of the veto – now
available in fewer areas, one might add, since the John Major government’s
Some how, it doesn’t ring true, does it?
The party has got itself
into a real bind. The more it tries to
take the wind out of the UKIP’s sails by sharpening its Euro-scepticism, the
more the ordinary voters will conclude that leaving or threatening to, is the
And, of course, that is what the UKIP offers.
[Tory] Central Office
has been firing up the contest’s candidates – or so it thinks – by dubbing UKIP
a collection of ‘Little Englanders' in a party ‘full of cranks and political
Also runs the propaganda,
it has candidates with links with the Far right, and its existing MEP’s have a
rotten voting record. Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram; always the extreme
moderate describes the UKIP as xenophobic.
Well, I don’t know about
all of that. It had been my luck or otherwise to know the Tory Party quite
intimately for more than 40 years.
In it, and sometimes
near the top, I have come across:
Not just, cranks and gadflies but also
idlers, liars, cheats, fraudsters, turn coats, multiple adulterers, cowards,
boasters, xenophobes, knaves, sycophants, drunks, men ready to abandon
principles, as well as individuals with links with extremists.
I am not complaining, mind. All the main
parties have their share of these. It is the nature of politics. The point is
merely that those in glasshouses should be careful about where they chuck their
As for the abusive term’
Little Englander’, this must contend as the most misused term in politics. (Try
asking anyone using the phrase what the origin of the term is – bet they don’t
The position is this.
Both main parties insist that we remain a subordinate nation within the EU and accept
some or all of rules. The UKIP is a group, which says that we are strong enough
and wealthy enough to stand on our own two feet and make our own laws. Who are
the ‘Little Englanders’ in any sense of the term?
The Conservatives may
claim that they (though not all of them) want to reduce the role of the EU in
our affairs. But even if they succeed in all their aims – fat chance! - That
would still leave Britain subordinate to the EU across a wide range of issues.
The [Tory] party is
remotely committed to removing the tens of thousands of regulations, many silly
and some preposterous, which have poured out of Brussels over the years.
There is another piece
of childish nonsense used in attacking UKIP members and supporters. For
example, in the Sunday Times, which should know better, the argument has been used
that Robert Kilroy-Silk’s ownership of property in the EU makes a mockery of
his UKIP position.
Reasoning with people
who think like this – and there are quite a few, alas – is trying to argue with
a 12 year old.
Speaking for myself, I
love France. But I do not wish to be ruled in any way by France. Got it? It’s quite
simple, really. Just use the little grey cells.
Nor do I wish Britain to
interfere in any of the EU member ‘s affairs. Does that amount, in the debased
language of our times, to an extremist position?
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