Tory Rank and File Rebellion Continues After Alleged Comments .
Rank and file Tories rebellion marred by the Conservatives over alleged allegations made by a senior aide. I’m sure that many very angry Conservative members will not feel appreciated and no doubt will be exercising their right to leave their beloved party for UKIP and taking their hard-earned donations with them to obtain a better deal. It’s no surprise why UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage moved to exploit unrest within the Conservative ranks, urging discontented Tories to defect to his party.
UKIP used a full-page advertisement in The Daily Telegraph to accuse the Conservative leadership of having betrayed the trust of its natural supporters. In an open letter to Conservatives, Mr Farage described the reported comment of a senior Tory figure deriding activists as “mad, swivel-eyed loons” as “the ultimate insult”.
“Only an administration run by a bunch of college kids, none of whom have ever had a proper job in their lives, could so arrogantly write off their own supporters,” he said. “Conservatives are used to a party that is patriotic, supports business and believes in aspiration. Today they are led by people obsessed with farms and introducing gay marriage and happy to open the door to 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians from January 1 next year.
“If you are a Conservative who supports the UKIP position that we should be an independent, self-governing nation, then your party now treats you with contempt.” Then there is another alleged plot from the senior aides of the Tories determined to push the knife into their bedroom partner the Libdems to undermine Nick Clegg’s position as the Deputy Leader of the coalition. David Cameron is faced with Conservative opposition at all levels from the grassroots to the Cabinet. Lord Howe has publicly denounced David Cameron over Europe calling him a weak leader for not controlling his backbenchers.
I say let the infighting continue in the rank and file of the Conservatives. For myself I love to have a ring side seat to see them dig themselves into a grave. I’m sure most people would love to see the end of the coalition. Just two years to go for general elections Tories have reopen old division between supporters of Thatcher and Major which destroyed the Conservative Party over Europe. A group of more than 30 current and former local party chairmen warned that the plans would drive Tory voters to the UK Independence Party and make a Conservative election victory in 2015 impossible. Well I’m glad that I don’t belong to or been a member of the Conservative Party nor any of my family. I read with interest to know that the infighting have shown its ugly head in the Tory Party over Europe, Gay Marriage, and alleged comments make by a senior aide to David Cameron. I would not like to be David Cameron who is at turning point will he still remain loyal to his party faithful by standing by them or will he sack his aide and personal friend over the alleged remarks?
I would rather see UK position to remain in the European Union with the right conditions. The idea that UK is better of out is wrong this is on the grounds much of our business interest comes from EU which have giving us many legislations that has enhance our lives like the Working Time Directives, Human Rights, and some of the European Funding has benefit UK. Some of Britain’s most successful and eminent business leaders have accused Eurosceptic MPs of putting “politics before economics” and abandoning the national interest in their calls for Britain to leave the European Union. the group issues a trenchant riposte to politicians who have argued that Britain’s economic interest would be better served outside the EU. They also call for David Cameron to “strengthen and deepen” the European single market to boost Britain’s economy by £110bn. The letter, which is signed by senior figures including the current and next presidents of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as well as the chairmen of BT, Deloitte, Lloyds and Centrica, is the first co-ordinated response from the business community to increasing anti-European political rhetoric.
It reflects growing concern in the City that anti-European feeling is not being effectively countered by mainstream political leaders in the wake of last month’s local council elections. Two cabinet ministers have already publicly stated that they would vote to leave the EU if a referendum were held today, while privately some senior Tories believe Mr Cameron will never be able to negotiate a new deal for Britain’s membership that Eurosceptics could willingly sign up to.
But in their letter the businessmen write that on a purely economical basis, exiting the EU would be deeply damaging to Britain. “The economic case to stay in the EU is overwhelming,” they say. “To Britain, membership is estimated to be worth between £31bn and £92bn per year in income gains, or between £1,200 to £3,500 for every household. “What we should now be doing is fighting hard to deliver a more competitive Europe, to combat the criticism of those that champion our departure. We should push to strengthen and deepen the Single Market to include digital, energy, transport and telecoms, which could boost Britain’s GDP by £110bn.”
Addressing concerns that European banking legislation is adversely affecting the City of London, the 19 business leaders say that the right answer is to fight for Britain’s interests inside the EU – rather than attempting to go it alone. “The City of London is Europe’s global financial centre,” they say. “Some of the EU’s ideas such as a cap on bankers’ bonuses put this standing at risk. So the Government needs to work hard to protect it. “But there is also a huge opportunity to promote London’s capital markets to help solve the problems of the EU banking system. We should promote the cause of EU membership as well as defend our position.”
They conclude: “The benefits of membership overwhelmingly outweigh the costs, and to suggest otherwise is putting politics before economics.” Some businessmen privately express concerns that were Britain to leave and place restrictions on foreign workers, other European countries would retaliate and make it harder for Britons to work in the EU.
As well as UK nationals, this may also affect bankers from around the world who are drawn to London as Europe’s financial hub. Should bankers working in London need separate work permits to operate elsewhere in Europe, they argue, this could force many large multinationals to relocate their headquarters. “I don’t think a lot of people have really thought through the consequences of what leaving might mean,” said one.
Interestingly the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, insisted that the Tory party was “absolutely united” on the issue of Europe and Lord Howe’s views did not “represent the reality” of the situation. “If you look at the substance of the issue, the Conservative Party is absolutely united,”
To be perfectly honey I make no apologies for saying if some of those rich donors wants to cross over to Labour Party you are more than welcome to join the grassroots of Labour rank and files.