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Archive for the ‘Elections’ Category

The Conservative Party’s EU Election manifesto reads:

June 3, 2009

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. Advertisements

Financial Times is missing the point on the EU.

June 2, 2009

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 […]

Declan Ganley on target to become MEP?

June 2, 2009

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 […]

No2EU have it half-right.

June 2, 2009

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 […]

Let us hope UKIP spank Labour.

June 2, 2009

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 […]

Jim Allister’s chances.

June 2, 2009

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 […]