I join Autonomous Mind in that I too appear to have stirred Roger Helmer into 'faux indignation' at my comments in this post, one in which I referred to the 'castigation' he received from AM and in turn lent my support, condemning Helmer for his attack on Nikki Sinclair.
Helmer has commented:
"I have been absolutely clear that Britain should leave the EU, so at least we agree on that. You must allow me to differ on the best way to propomte [sic] that cause. And as I have said so often, it would be nice if more eurosceptics could turn their fire on the EU, rather than on other eurosceptics."
to which I have responded:
"Roger, you are either in our out on the subject of EU membership. As a signatory to the BOO campaign acceptance of repatriation and the rest of the smokescreen that is being put up by your Leader leads one to believe that you too are sitting on the fence.Roger Helmer is another 'Pushmi-Pullyu' politician, methinks..........
The fact that you consider yourself a eurosceptic, when that term has been high jacked by those who would appear to accept partial membership, shows as far as I am concerned your beliefs to be questionable. In any event, the fact that Bill Cash now labels eurosceptics as eurorealists stretches the position of those like him and you even further.
If you really believe that "it would be nice if more eurosceptics could turn their fire on the EU, rather than on other eurosceptics", then how come you turn your fire on Nikki Sinclair, a renowned anti-EU MEP? 'Double standards'? But hey, I forgot you are a Conservative so double standards is 'par for the course', isn't it - a characteristic you have inherited from your Leader?
If you find yourself in the company of those whose beliefs you find unacceptable, then the obvious course of action is to get up and leave. If you are, as you maintain, an 'outer', then surely you have only one course of action and that is to leave a political party whose views you are diametrically opposed to.
But then politics is now a career, isn't it and bears no relation to representing the views of those who elected you. Coupled with which, the manifesto on which you stood has been shown to be nothing but a sham and a lie - yet another reason why a man of principle would walk away."