In the James Goldsmith Memorial Lecture [Wheeler] will urge people not to vote for the Conservatives in the European elections next June unless David Cameron commits to two pledges in his party's manifesto.
The two pledges he says the Conservatives must make are;
- A promise that if the Lisbon Treaty is not law when they come to power, they will hold a referendum on whether to withdraw UK ratification.
- A promise that if the Lisbon Treaty is law when they come to power, there will be an immediate, massive renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU. If the UK did not get what it wants, the UK should pull out of the Union altogether.
Wheeler must know that the first one is already Conservative Party policy, as is the first part of the second. He must also know that the Party will not commit to pulling out in the way that he suggests.
Well... Iain is being a little disingenuous here. The Conservative policy on the Lisbon Treaty is that they will call a referendum if the Treaty has not been ratified by all 27 countries. So what Stuart Wheeler is demanding actually gives the Tories rather more lee-way than Dave "Spam" Cameron has given himself.
That is, if you believe a word that Spam says—which I don't.
As for the second demand... well... the Treaties really aren't up for renegotiation. And if Dave wants to have a new relationship with the EU, fine; however, here's what will actually happen...
- The Conservatives will be elected.
- Dave will say that he would love to renegotiate with the EU, but NuLabour has left the country's finances in such a state that he must concentrate on the home front right now.
- Dave will ignore or sidestep those who point out that as long as we are part of the EU, all he can do is tinker at the edges. Spam will claim that, in these turbulent times, it would be "inappropriate" to risk the further economic upheaval (even if that upheaval would help him deal with the economy) that would be entailed by renegotiation. I guarantee that he will, at some point, invoke the "hard-working families of Britain, struggling to pay their electricity bills".
- Dave will also say that mending our "broken society" must be a priority but, seriously, he will renegotiate with the EU in the next Tory government.
- At the end of the new Tory government, the Lisbon Treaty will be in force, and absolutely no renegotiation will have taken place.
- In the EU Parliament, the Europhile MEPs who have been re-elected—thanks to Dave's scamming of the Tory MEP list (as clear an indication of his intentions as anything else)&,dash;will continue to push for more integration.
- If, as Iain Dale suggests, Dave appoints Ken "fat, evil cunt" Clarke as Chancellor, we will start negotiating Britain's entry to the Euro on the grounds that the weak pound makes it worthwhile and that the "Euro will bring the stability" that "the hard-working families of Britain, struggling to pay their electricity bills, so desperately need".
- If any opportunity should arise for said renegotiation, Dave will make some excuse along the lines of there not being the appetite in Britain for such a move; not, at least, whilst "hard-working families are struggling to pay their bills".
The only way, as I have argued before, actually to show Cameron and his collection of lying, statist Tory cunts that there is an appetite for withdrawal is to have as many people as possible vote for an anti-EU party in the Euro-elections—and since I would never advocate that anyone votes for the BNP, then I must urge you to vote for UKIP.
Let's be absolutely straight here: even if the Tories here are EU-sceptic (and that's a pretty fucking huge "if", by the way), the majority of the current MEPs—many of whom are top of their lists again—are most definitely not.
A lot of people in the Tories (and most in the Arsehole Faction in UKIP) think that MEPs go native when in Brussels: if you think that UKIP MEPs have been corrupted by the lovely moolah and the Communist-style brain-washing, just consider how fucking insane must be those who were EUphiles to start with.
No, show that massively-foreheaded fucker Cameron what you think of his dithering and shite: vote UKIP at the Euro-elections and maybe—just maybe—Spam will be given the courage to do the sensible thing and get us out of this lunatic, totalitarian organisation.
Because if you think that Dave is actually going to do fuck-all at present when he gets in, you are not only deeply naive but more than a wee bit stupid.
UPDATE: Iain objects to my assessment...
You misrepresent me. My point was that he overstates his role in the Tory Party. he hasn't donated for 5 years. And I objected to the fact that he was urging people to vote for a rival political party. On that basis he could be thrown out of the party. Would UKIP stand for someone urging people to vote Tory? I doubt it.
I doubt it too; thus it is fortuinate that the Libertarian Party does (because we are not standing in the EU-elections on principle). However, Iain, my point was really that you were being, both technically and generally, somewhat optimistic about Spam's promises. What Wheeler does is no concern of mine...