Conservatives to divorce EPP... but not yet.
Yes, that’s right, 2009.
Three more years of Conservatives in Brussels continuing to work towards Catholic-Socialist corporatism – along with full adoption of the Euro, the resurrection of the Constitution, common fisheries, common agriculture, implementation of a single army, a single air-force, a single navy, a single satellite spy network, EU broadcasting channels, an EU diplomatic service, single EU borders… a country called Europe?
The EPP constitutionally and financially commits itself to everything the Conservatives say they oppose when they’re in opposition, but seem to support and sign up for when they get into power.
Cranmer believed David Cameron was different - a Churchill rather than a Chamberlain. Does Mr Cameron really expect the Conservative Party to wait three whole years before he delivers on the one ‘bankable’ promise he made to win the Party leadership? If a week is a long time in politics, three years is truly an eternity. He seems to assume that Party members have the patience of Job. A commitment to leave the EPP in three years is no commitment at all, whatever piece of paper it is signed on. Mr Cameron can no more bind the Conservative Party to honour such a far-sighted commitment than Parliament can bind its successors.