30 more backbenchers in the 1922 would have loaded the dice far more favourably for the coming battles.
As I say, Damn Those Fools who Voted UKIP.
The Boiling Frog said…
I think that is what is known as blaming someone else, because you’ve just discovered the Tories have turned out to be the Europhiles everyone else knew they were.
It doesn’t matter how many backbenchers they have they won’t do anything (with the honourable exception of Carswell). All noise and hot air from the leadership downwards. Majority or no majority.
Damn the Tories, who will never admit that they aren’t really Eurosceptic.
The Boiling Frog said…
Our enemies must be over the moon with a Tory Government – they speak Euroscpetic but keep signing up to EU policies. The perfect combination for our Brussels masters.
The Euro could be approaching a collapse in the next downwave. Consumer confidence is tumbling. The bail-outs will evaporate. There will be chances to move on EU weakness.
The past is not in dispute. It is the future that matters.
Until the members take a firm hold of the party the Tories will remain EU Trojan horse it has become.
First the marginals were held by Labour as they took them with heavy postal voting scams.
Second the Constituencies fought the Francis Maude tendency every inch of the way.
If only UKIP would come back, the active members could fight off the europhile attempt to get control of the party’s constituencies.
That’s the tragedy of UKIP. They are fighting for a fantasy when the real battle is going on under their noses. Bring UKIP activism back into the Conservative Party, the number of eurosceptic MPs would increase yet further, and the party leadership could be got rid of in five seconds if it handed over sovereignty as Cameron and May are now proposing over European Policing powers.
The dog would wag the tail once more.
Cameron’s already trying to defeat the turnip ‘Taliban’. See here –
This is the battle Ukippers could be helping to fight., stopping him from loading the party with Yes men. Eurosceptics want to see more Taliban. This is where activists should be battling – to get them into Westminster, not blocking the whole Conservative Party because the current clique running it looks euro-treacherous. Cameron could be toppled in a weekend if there were enough turnips.