THIS FROM UKIPHOME (which charges £2.50 to register so you cannot discuss free of charge as you can here!)
”From BOO (Better Off Out):
“Gordon Henderson, the Conservative Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, has just become the first Conservative Party PPC to support the BETTER OFF OUT campaign (see his message below). This is very much to his credit, as we are unable to guarantee that UK Independence Party candidates will stand down against Conservative Party candidates at the next election – except in the case of those MPs who have signed up to BETTER OFF OUT.
Naturally, we will try to draw his position on British membership of the EU to the attention of the electorate in his constituency, so that voters may draw their own conclusions and vote accordingly.
It is apparent from Gordon’s blog – that his support for freeing Britain from the EU runs deep, as he has written an excellent piece on there, “Time for a Referendum on Europe”.
Good on Gordon, but I do hope that Nigel is true to his word and that UKIP stands in this seat as Gordon is not a sitting MP, and with Labour holding a majority of just 79 and UKIP polling 926 votes last time, there is always a chance for people to abuse BOO for political opportunism.
If you really want out of the EU, then you should be standing for a party that has that as a policy.
And before Iain Dale starts ranting that UKIP are “helping Labour”, “blocking someone who wants out of the EU” etc, remember that the Tory Party are not going to offer EU withdrawal or a referendum as part of their next manifesto and nothing is going to change that, not 10, not 20, not even 50 new anti-EU Tory MP’s, so what is the point in voting for them if you passionately support EU withdrawal?
If we followed Dale’s logic then most Tory voters should switch to voting Labour as they offer much the same policy agenda and are clearly in the best position to deliver it.
Tip: The UKIP leaflets for this seat (and others) should clearly highlight that Cameron has banned any MP who supports EU withdrawal from his front bench team, therefore showing that a vote for an EU withdrawal Tory is a wasted vote as they can never deliver their aim.
IS UKIPHOME RIGHT?
If they are, then the idea of Better Off Out becomes redundant. It is clearly a good thing for getting Britain out of Europe if there are large numbers of MP’s from all parties who have signed up for withdrawal.”
Within the Conservative Party, there is a long ongoing struggle between the majority who are eurosceptics eurosceptics with a small rump of europhile MP’s. The europhiles have immediate back-up from the media and so hold more cards than they should. maggie was assassinated by europhiles in cooperation with the media, as was IDS. Cameron knows that you have to play the eurosceptic game differently. First win power. Then pass laws that challenge EU power. It’s subtle tactic which will be cat and mouse all the way. The good thing is that Nigel Farage seems to have a lot more understanding of the strategic issues than any previous UKIP leader.