UKIP be praised as daylight begins to dawn.

10 Sep


Jay prompted me to look at the Hague speaks out story, and I have decided that, since I am paying for BBC (FORCED BY LAW to do so, not paying voluntarily as with the Rupert Murdoch product) I would simply flout any copyright and reproduce the whole shebang:

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he would like more powers returned to the UK from Europe.

He suggested the UK could “get ahead” by being distant from the European Union in areas other than the euro.

But Mr Hague said the presence of the Liberal Democrats in the coalition government meant he had not been able to do exactly as he wanted on Europe.

He told the Times: “It’s an area we’ve had to compromise on in return for other compromises.”

Mr Hague’s comments come after some Conservative MPs accused Prime Minister David Cameron of listening too much to Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s pro-Europe views.

Some 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for a referendum on EU membership, enough signatures to trigger consideration of a parliamentary debate on the issue.

And about 80 Tory MPs are currently preparing to discuss ways of pressing for a renegotiation of the UK’s position.

On Monday, they are expected to attend the first meeting of a new umbrella group designed to air grievances over Europe and build a platform for influencing government policy.

The gathering is designed to create a focused strategy out of different Conservative concerns and demands for action, ranging from changes to EU institutions such as the European Court of Justice, the repatriation of powers to the UK and outright withdrawal from the EU.

Mr Hague, who fought a highly eurosceptic general election campaign in 2001 as the then Conservative leader, suggested to the Times that the UK might stand apart from the rest of Europe in areas other than the euro.

He said: “It’s true of the euro, it could be true of more areas in future. In fact we may get ahead as a result of being outside.”

The foreign secretary also expressed sympathy towards Tory Eurosceptics who have challenged the prime minister, saying it was certainly not “career suicide” to take their position.

UKIP finally won me over. Now they appear to have triumphed similarly in the Tory leadership. To think how excited I was when there seemed to be a chance of a United States of Europe that would be as good as, say, USA, or Canada with its federal system! How naive! EU is just one big burocretin game.


2 Responses to “UKIP be praised as daylight begins to dawn.”

  1. Cy Quick September 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    At 16h43, the Stats (at the foot of Sumpnado sidebar) read 9911. This is of no consequence whatever. (I am watching five sceens as coverage of 11-9-2001 is much in the lead on Fox News Channel, and BBC News). Tommorrow CNN is going to carry a replay of their coverage 10 years later, to the second.

    The Red Arrows story brought Sumnpnao a lot of hits (a lot by Sumpnado standards). This proves something. But, in the interests of a better blog, as we approach the 10,000 mark, I am deleting as many of the trivial Posts as possible. Also Comments of no value. Red Arrow Posts come in the category of Passing Interest. They have been deleted. There is much more to come.

  2. Jay Liotta September 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Nice one Cy. We signed up in the early seventies for a small number of regulated areas of co-operation and the British electorate have been screwed from that day on. The MP’s expenses scandal is a church jamboree compared to the consistent and persistent fraud and deceptive practices in Brussels and Strasbourg.

    We can never forget that the Euro MP’s voted not to publish their expenses so that the voters of Europe can never find out who did what, ever. They are all as guilty as hell. It is an arena for the low lifes of the European continent. Your dog would not want to piss on them if they caught fire. Transparency is a word removed from the life of the EU.

    I remember like yesterday the nation being brain washed by the government on the lead up to the vote on membership. I was a young guy at the time and I had many friends from school who were working in small engineering companies when the membership vote took place.

    They were intimidated by their employers to vote for it. A typical threat would be clouded like “If we don’t win we will all be out of a job by next year”. A young person age 21, with their working life ahead of them, had to vote Yes! I was so stupid at that time and voted Yes. I really did believe that a Bottle of Wine and a Packet of Fags would be as cheap as France or Italy. What a joke!

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