Backbench Warrior
Cries from the back of the chamber.

Jun
03

And I quote: 

Our MEPs will support the further enlargement of the EU, including to the Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey,
Georgia and the countries of the Balkans, if they wish to achieve EU membership, however distant that prospect may be in some cases.

No self-respecting eurosceptic votes Tory in 2009.

Jun
03

Everytime a hated politician explicitly states to the public not to vote National Socialist and not vote for the BNP, they are giving those who view all establishment Party politicians as one big mass of excrement another reason to.

This is a a minute Party. Yes, one of the extreme left-wing, but still a tiny outfit. The answer is to do what The Guardian partly did by getting respected public figures involved. That means people that aren’t politicians. Unfortunately, Matt Lucas and Gary Neville said don’t vote BNP on a letter shared with our detested Prime Minister. So its effect was greatly lost. But the right idea.

People vote for the BNP because they the Party is hated by the very political establishment who potential BNP voters hate. The answer is to bring in external reinforcements and attack the BNP on a reasonable scale. Please, no more front page publicity for these fascists.

Jun
02

The FT’s leader on their website today talks about the problems of British voters feeling disengaged and disenchanted with the EU’s European Parliament.

What they totally ignore is the fact that to be engaged with the European Parliament, you must support Britain’s participation in its workings. Those who are actively going to do so will be thin on the ground when 55% of the electorate don’t even want the UK to be a member of the EU.

That’s not apathy. It’s antipathy.

Jun
02

For the first time someone relatively respected reckons that Declan Ganley could be elected as a Libertas MEP in Ireland on Sunday.

Private polling has put Ganley on only 10% in his massive Irish Euro constituency. But it is not impossible that he will pull somewhat of an upset and get in.

The problem for Ganley is, if he is struggling to be elected with a considerable political profile in ireland, I feel sorry for some of those standing under the Libertas banner elsewhere in Europe.

Expect Libertas to win between 20 – 30 MEPs and sit with the British Conservatives in their new Euro parliamentary grouping.

Jun
02

The collection of communists and socialists that make-up new eurosceptic outfit No2EU have something right. The European Union’s increasing powers may one day interfere with the UK’s National Health Service. The recent skirmish involving the Working Time Directive proves that and is an issue that is far from resolved.

However, Bob Crow and his cronies have something wrong. People voting No2EU are wasting their votes. The Party will sink into obscurity after the European Election after receiving an embrassingly low number of votes. They are already looking to blame lack of media attention on a bad result.

Those looking to stab right into the heart of the European Union – and our corrupt politicians at the same time – should be voting for eurosceptics with large scale support at these Elections. If people vote UKIP in their millions, perhaps finally the already eurosceptic British public will be pushed over the edge.

Jun
02

So Jacqui Smith is apparently stepping down as Home Secretary. It’s not exactly hard to see why. She has embrassed herself and her Party by being shown to be totally out of her depth.

However, Smith is going to stay on as an MP, rendering the entire practise worthless. She has obviously realised she isn’t up the job of Home Secretary, but isn’t willing to do the honourable thing and jack politics in. She will continue to be a paid politician if she has her way. A shame those who make shambolic mistakes in the real world don’t have such a cosy multi-platform option open to them.  

Hopefully her constituents voice their verdict and get her out.

Jun
02

Recent polls have shown UKIP and Labour to be swapping places for second and third position. Let us hope that on Sunday when the results are revealed, it is Labour that are trounced not simply into third behind the eurosceptic party, but between soundly by the LibDems as well. A fourth place position in these European Elections is what Gordon Brown’s tenure deserves. It would at the very least create a Charles Clark leadership challenge as well.

What is more, a strong UKIP result would strongly boost the EU issue up the agenda and revitalise the party. This is vitally important if the pro-withdrawal candle is to continue burning, as it must.

Jun
02

Prior to the current European Election campaign, Jim Allister was given a slim chance of obtaining 40,000 votes under his Traditional Unionist Voice banner.

Since then, Allister has proven himself to be a capable campaigner. A surprisingly professional campaign has been run in Northern Ireland, and there is now talk of Allister obtaining in excess of 60,000 votes. If this happened, the TUV would definetly be en route to taking seats in Stormont.

Even more unexpectedly, there is still a chance, albeit small, that Allister could be returned to Brussels as an MEP at the expense of the Ulster Unionists. That really would be welcome. Allister is the most hard-working and principled Unionist that there is.