Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Let me win?

Further to my long missive in reply to Oliver Letwin's feeble email, I have received the following.
Dear DK,

Thank you for your further email of 19 March.

I am sorry that you and I do not agree about this matter - but I fear that we shall have to agree to differ.

At least we shall find ourselves on the same side of the argument if, as I suspect, we need to mount a campaign for a referendum on a new constitutional proposal and thereafter a campaign against the acceptance of such a constitution.

With best wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Letwin

Rt Hon Oliver Letwin, MP
Member of Parliament for West Dorset

Now, I entirely understand that Ollie is a very busy man but if he cannot even provide a half-decent argument for the EU, then what is he playing at? After all, he is the Head of Policy for the Conservative Party and, although I am merely one supplicant, he will have researchers galore: can he not even provide a couple of document links?

The point is that I have been an EUsceptic for as many years as I have been interested in politics and, having written about the EU fairly consistently for the last two years, I really cannot see why we are a member of this organisation.

It seems that our MPs cannot provide any evidence for it either.


Umbongo said...

But DK, as I'm sure you already know, the response of those who have no arguments or easily refutable arguments is either a refusal to engage (eg Mr Letwin) or a torrent of abuse (eg every Gore-loving Green) or both (eg fans of Cameron).

GCooper said...

One might as well have asked him to justify a religious belief.

This hole mess is about faith - not reason: which is why so few Europhiles are brave enough to critically examine the arguments.

AntiCitizenOne said...

No the EU is about easy jobs for MPs if they lose their seat.

Nicodemus said...

Dear, dear Devil,
Polly is back. I am holding my breathe for your thoughts.....

The Nameless One said...

Ah, the last refuge of the shite debater - "we will have to agree to differ."

Whereas the real state of affairs is Letwin should agree he is in the wrong as he cannot offer any positive reason for being part of the EU.

Raw Carrot said...

No the EU is about easy jobs for MPs if they lose their seat.

Spot on.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...