Tories in local government give a two-finger salute to the official Cameron line on Europe

I see that the Conservative local government representatives on the European Union Committee of the Regions have refused to follow the official Cameron line on Europe and pull out of European Peoples Party Group.  They say that to have left the EPP Group would have been “impractical”, that to do so would have made it “much more difficult to work effectively” and would have taken them out of a grouping that “Commissioners actually pay attention to.”

So now we know: Tory local government politicians are more sensible than their national leadership.  Of course, this may not be saying very much ……

3 thoughts on “Tories in local government give a two-finger salute to the official Cameron line on Europe”

  1. In days gone by when even Tory Leaders were rather less bullish in their relations with the rest of their party such groups would have made such decisions themselves without any threat of direction.

    It certainly makes Chameleon-Hannan look still stupider having gone with the rag bag of neo-nazi style homophobes et al instead of sticking with the Merkel/Berlusconi/Sarcozy Christian Democrats & co.

    All for an electoral advantage which may prove entirely illusory. UKIPers will never swallow the “no referendum, I was just joshing you guys” approach.

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