It’s enough to make you wonder if DC Comics have taken over publication of the Daily Express. Once again we have a Tory reaching out to readers to spin the line that actually, the Tories are mainly Eurosceptic.
The tribalism in Westminster politics never ceases to amaze and depress in equal measure, as once again the electoral interests of the Conservative Party are put before the national interest of the UK with an unchallenged throwaway comment turned into a news item.
There is panic at CCHQ that voters are deserting the Tories as they finally realise Cameron is a liar, his Tory MPs are quislings and Conservatives want power over this country to remain in Brussels. Instead of seizing the moment, a leading Tory ‘Eurosceptic’ has been rolled out to help hold the line.
For, despite all the evidence to the contrary, today’s Daily Express has a piece by Tom Morgan that claims:
HALF of all Tory MPs want Britain to pull out of the EU, it emerged yesterday.
More than 150 – nearly twice as many as those who voted for a referendum last week – want the UK to free itself from the shackles of Brussels interference.
Conservative rebel Mark Reckless claimed as many as half of the 306-strong Parliamentary party were in favour of total withdrawal.
No, that really is bullshit you can smell wafting down your internet connection.
The voting records of MPs shows most of the Tories who voted for the motion for a Parliamentary Bill to call a national referendum have voted in favour of measures that pass more control to the EU. Media interviews had many of the ‘rebels’ saying they wanted to ‘renegotiate’ our EU membership – i.e. stay in the EU and reform it. Yet now we are enjoined to believe that most of them – including many who voted against the motion – actually want the UK to withdraw.
This is brainwashing the Moonies would be proud of. Freedom is slavery, war is peace, ignorance is strength, Tories are Eurosceptic.
As always the lack of elementary understanding of EU membership is laid bare as Morgan describes Brussels’ rule over the UK as ‘interference’. The EU’s governance of Britain is no more interference than Westminster’s illusory governance. The EU is not an outsider meddling in our affairs, it is our supreme government determining our affairs. The Express professes it is spearheading the campaign to get us out of the EU, yet its journalists can’t even grasp the nature of the thing.
If the Express wants to sit up front on the ‘Leave the EU’ bandwagon they have belatedly jumped aboard, perhaps it should ensure its journalists understand the EU and the control it has accumulated over this country.