A comment submitted on my earlier post: "Moderately Eurosceptic Conservatives":
"I remember Heaton Harris very well from 1999. I was standing in the EU elections against him.
He took me aside and berated me for doing so because without UKIP "we could get another seat ".
I said "Well, say you want us out of the EU and I will campaign to help you get it " but he declined.
I am afraid he is one of the Tories' whited sepulchres - eurosceptically shining for the up country voters on the outside but full of Vichyite, Europhile corruption on the inside. The sort of chap who sold "In Europe but not run by Europe " very plausibly.
People of this sort are worse than honest, out and out Europhiles who genuinely believe in their cause. The Heaton Harris's of this world believe in their entitlement to office . FULL STOP."
I can only add to the comment by saying Heaton-Harris is but a prime example of what is wrong with our political elite - namely their being a collection of self-opinionated, self-important puff-ball nonentities.
Heaton-Harris, as one of the prime shepherds of mis-direction, will be one of those with his own individual lamp post and will not be getting his stall in the promised abattoir - after all, how many "second homes" does a man need, even if of a temporary nature?