Pixijade posts on Hannan and Carswell, linking to another post - that of Muffled Vociferation - in relation to the 'Peoples Pledge'. It was that thought from MV which resulted in my comment on Pixijade's post, namely are Hannan and Carswell all that they appear? Are they the equivalent of 'Q-ships' which were used during World War I & II?
It is a sign of the dire straits to which politics has descended in our country that it becomes necessary to question the motives, especially in respect of Carswell, of one who is considered "Honourable" - a suspicion that then, unfortunately by association, has to be directed to Hannan. Are they in fact working to secure a referendum in this country knowing that it would be lost - especially with the recent news that the EU intends to 'interfere' in any referendum held - and thereby accomplishing Cameron's stated dream that we remain in the EU?
Why else would they both urge that the Better Off Out (BOO) campaign be wound up? Why would they wish to create a new 'movement' comprising MPs other than to keep that new 'movement' 'in-house' and thereby controllable? It would appear they are attempting to split Eurosceptic support in their own party (what there is of it), which leads one to ask: Why?
As with other MPs, the question has to be enquire of both men why are they members of the Conservative Party and why do they take the Conservative Whip? Surely if their publicly stated views are correct, should they not resign the Conservative Whip and declare their support for another party? Should they not take a leaf out of David Davis' book - who resigned his seat in order to promote debate on civil liberties - and stand for re-election? If they believe so much in self-government, would it not be logical to do likewise and thus promote debate on EU membership?
All things considered, there is nothing like putting one's beliefs and principles to the test - is there chaps?
Update: You might like this.