Monday, 29 August 2011

Not another to cross off my 'eurosceptic' list, surely?

John Redwood, in a post entitled "Conservative thoughts and Coalition policies", homes in on a survey conducted of Conservative members' opinions, writing:
"The strongest support of all came for two policies which the goverment is not following. 93% want powers back from the EU, instead of seeing more and more power drift to the EU as we have done under this governemnt as well as under its predecessor. A similar 93% want the UK to abolish the Human Rights legislation, and presumably our entanglement with the European Court of Human Rights in its current form and guise, replaing them with domestic arrangements to uphold our human rights.
I will look tomorrow at what action Conservative MPs could now take over Europe. I will do so in the form of a letter I am sending  to George Eustice, who has announced he is forming a new group of Eurosceptic MPs, with an emphasis on those elected for the first time in 2010. They will be most welcome allies in getting powers back and establishing a more suitable relationship for the Uk with emerging Euroland."
I so look forward to reading how powers ceded can be reclaimed from an organisation whose basic 'raison d'être' is ever closer union. It should be one hell of a read............


Goodnight Vienna said...

JR's letter to Eustice was the previous post on his blog (some confusion somewhere). It doesn't make good reading. I always thought Redwood was firmly in the eurosceptic camp but he's backing Eustice & Co so worth keeping an eye open to see where he runs with this. It sounds very half-hearted to me and I've no faith whatsoever in this 'new' eurosceptic faction within the Conservatives - especially since they've been given the go-ahead from the Whips.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

CE: Thanks Sue, missed that somehow - off to read and will amend post.