Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beazley is at it again

Christopher Beazley the Conservative MEP today twice showed his true colours over the European Union. He had discovered that his voting machine had broken down in the Strasbourg plenary and stood up to complain.

He informed the President of the Parliament that he didn't really need to fix his machine,
"as I plan to vote Yes to everything".

This hardly a suprise from Beazley as he has form here, but where is the party disciplinary procedure. This has got to be going against official Tory policy. If so, remove the whip, if not, then be honest about and stop trying to wrap yourselves in Eurosceptic colours like the boy Dave did this morning in the FT.

David Cameron, leader of Britain's opposition Conservatives, has vowed to wreck the EU's Lisbon treaty if he emerges victorious from any early general election in the first half of this year.

Mr Cameron has put the Tories on election alert, believing there is a 50/50 chance Gordon Brown, prime minister, will go to the polls in 2009, cashing in on public support for his handling of the recession.

The Tory leader believes there could be an election as early as April - more than a year before the last possible election date of June 2010 - opening up the opportunity for him to derail the EU's flagship treaty.

Mr Cameron told the Financial Times that in such circumstances "we could have a referendum in October" on the treaty, in which he would lead the campaign for a No vote. The "moderately eurosceptic" Tory leader expects to win that vote.
Nail your colours to the mast why don't you? And you wish to take the political leadership of our fine country. You do not deserve to take the leadership of the Witney Boy Scouts.

Not only that Mr Beazley also challenged all comers to a five Euro bet that the next Conservative Government in Britian would introduce the Euro.

I for one won't be takling him up on his bet. Believing him right.

Mr Beazley has made YouTube


Witterings From Witney said...

If the Witney Boy Scouts have any sense, they wouldn't want him.

ps: presume you meant Witney and not Wintney

Gawain Towler said...

Witney, absolutely


"Manifesto pledges are not subject to legitimate expectations"