Tuesday 19 May 2009

European elections: UK Conservative Party

Barely in time for the 4 June 2009 vote, the UK Conservative Party has launched its campaign for the European elections ─ with David Cameron calling for a national election.

Incidentally, the Tories have also published a European Election Manifesto.

The Conservatives call for a modern European Union with pledges such as keeping Britain outside the euro, repatriating social and employment legislation and forming an anti-federalist political group in the European Parliament.


Neo-cons’ stooge

On Conservative Home, Sally McNamara of the US Heritage Foundation, writes a blog post: Cameron should take on the European issue now.

McNamara praises the Conservatives for promising a referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon (ratified by the United Kingdom) and for the promise to leave the EPP-ED group in the European Parliament.

Her further wish-list contains the renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the European Union, as a major issue of British political life, and crucial to the defense of Britain’s long-term interests.

Writing for a British public, McNamara is more tactful than when blogging on The Foundry at Heritage. She does not spell out that the crux of the defence of Britain’s long term interests lies in securing US leadership in the world.

In other words, the United Kingdom with a Conservative government is the neo-cons’ fifth column within the European Union.

Ralf Grahn


  1. Your final paragraph is really rather amusing.

    Especially considering that in the UK the Conservative Party is generally viewed by those who understand the true workings of the increasingly fascist EU as the latter's secret weapon in destroying our democracy.

    The growing constitutional crisis in the UK now looks the best bet for those who wish to see the Constitional/Reform/Lisbon Treaty buried for all time as far as the UK itself is concerned!

    The mainland countries may well choose to continue, we must await the German Constitutional Court ruling with interest.

  2. Martin,

    Besides inviting Sally McNamara (Heritage Foundation) to blog at Conservative Home, there are many parallels between the general direction of how the Tories think and act with regard to the foreign, security and defence policy of the European Union.

    Since our security and prosperity are interlinked, I find these tendencies neither promising nor amusing.

    As for understanding the true workings of the increasingly oldfashioned workings of the EU, I would recommend a fresh column by Timothy Garton Ash on European foreign policy and an interview of Simon Hix on the need for political reform.

    But sadly the world is full of countries culturally ill adapted to facing the challenges of the 21st century.


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