Carswell Shows Farage How It’s Done


I wrote last year that Douglas Carswell is worth more than the whole of UKIP. I was right. And today he demonstrates again how fatuous Farage’s claims are that UKIP are somehow helping to get Britain out of Europe, by keeping Conservative eurosceptics out of Parliament.

Tory backbencher Douglas Carswell has called for the new government to use this need for Parliament to re-ratify the Lisbon Treaty to honour its earlier promise to give the British people a vote.

This is what Mr Carswell told BBC1’s Politics Show:

“I think this is an opportunity for us to table an amendment to try to trigger a referendum, I think we should have a referendum and I think given that we’ve given an undertaking as a party to hold a referendum if there was any further revision to the European treaties, we need to honour the promises that were made before the election and stick to that and hold that referendum.”

Now if this were to fail by a vote or two, maybe UKIP will finally see how much damage they do to the cause of British independence. Surely UKIP must now at last engage their brains, or admit that their agenda has nothing to do with British independence at all, but satisfying the ego troubles of a band of little folk who never made the grade.

I don’t want to be too rude, but really I’d be quite pleased if we had enough eurosceptics in Parliament to force a referendum. Wouldn’t you Ukippers? So stop messing up Parliaments, OK. Get the f… out of General Elections.

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12 Responses to “Carswell Shows Farage How It’s Done”

  1. Robin says:

    Your post doesn`t have any logic .
    The Conservatives have 300 odd seats but you say they need 20 more to become EUrosceptic.
    Why cant they be EUrosceptic with the numbers they`ve got ?

    Better still , Conservatives ,get the f…. out of politics .

  2. Quiet_Man says:

    I shall laugh myself silly when Cameron and that other EUphile Clegg completely ignore Carswell.
    UKIP exist for a reason and that reason is the EUphile leadership holding power in the Tory party. Carswell’s amendment will fail and fail badly as did his Early Day motion to get a referendum in the last party because Cameron would not throw his weight behind it.

    Your ongoing snit with UKIP is blinding you to the fact that Cameron is to blame for the poll failure with his abandonment of his cast Iron guarantee on Lisbon. He abandoned his core vote by reneging on the EU and paid a price for this in the election.

  3. Sue says:

    Douglas Carswell means well but he will be ignored. It is only a protocol that requires ratification, not the whole treaty.

    The “Socialist Coalition” will laugh in his face and yours. You won’t get a referendum under Cameron. He’s a Europhile and the sooner you realise it, the better.

    UKIP are the only right of centre party in the UK. The progressive conservatives are left wing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    UKIP has a policy of non-aggression toward eurosceptic MPs of all parties you liar.

  5. tovir says:

    The Tories have had their knuckles rapped by UKIP!

    The best hope to get Britain out of the EU, is that the whole rotten edifice collapses.

  6. Anglichan says:

    I wish Carswell every success. I hope he manages to get his Referendum and I hope he can repeal all that awful Labour legislation, too. But, I agree with Sue- not with Cameron in charge, he won’t.

    You ‘real’ Tories need to organise a coup, as quickly as possible, or we’re all sunk

  7. BrianSJ says:

    Carswell is great.

  8. tapestry says:

    The Farage/Pearson strategy was to keep the Conservatives out of power. The strategy has spectacularly failed. Cameron is Prime Minister, with many more europhile MPs in Parliament courtesy of UKIP.

    The only possible way to make progress from here is if Cameron keeps his Lisbon promise to refer to the people.

    If he proves that that really meant nothing now he has a chance to prove it, eurosceptics should be looking to his removal as leader.

    Yet thanks to UKIP again, that might be a lot harder for backbenchers to work towards, with (maybe)not enough eurosceptic Conservative MPs. Whatever democratic equation UKIP is making, the strategy at general elections is counterproductive to Britain’s interests.

  9. tapestry says:

    What chance the Labour party might become a euroceptic party once more, with Gisela Stuart showing how they can win back their seats by opposing the EU’s march to totalitarianism? Should UKIP now be looking towards voting Labour to put Labour eurosceptics into Westminster, when there is a chance?

    If UKIP can promote the election of eurosceptics in whichever party, that would be of use, and a strategy worthy of the word.

  10. Robin says:

    You`re saying it again . More Conservatives = more EUrosceptics .
    There`s no evidence of that . It looks more to the contrary .
    Conservatives are tribalists that want the trappings of power . They put party before country .

  11. Anonymous says:

    All you CMD supporters blaming UKIP for the state you are in.

    ANY candidate could have convinced the UKIP leadership that they were anti EU and would not have had to fight the UKIP candidate. This was well known.

    So by definition – in the very least the remaining candidates were pro EU.

    And that is what lost CMD the election.

    A real Tory could not have even considered jumping into bed with the LibDims. CMD wanted power at any price – even one which immediately sold out those fools who fell for his scam !

  12. tapestry says:

    The effects of such ignorant certainty is to assist the EU, anonymous.

    The only Party that will get Britain our of the EU is the one that put us in. Labour are sold out and incapable of thought or action. Thank God they’re gone and no thanks to you.

    By attacking the Conservative Party’s right wing and reducing its backbenchers, you help the europhiles. Dumb.

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