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Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Such a week - and it's only Tuesday.

The EU budget has been "a spectacular success", prisoners will be allowed to vote and today we have an "unprecedented" military treaty with France. Have I missed anything?

Oh, yes: Michael Gove, Education Secretary, is proposing a ban on teachers who are members of the British National Party.   Even the majority of the Guardianistas can't bring themselves to support this measure, seeing it as an attack on freedom of association (which, of course, it is) with shades of the Thought Police.  Conservative Home also thinks it's a crackpot idea.

UKIP Defence Spokesman David Campbell Bannerman on the Anglo-French treaties:
“It beggars belief that after all the sacrifices and loss of life we suffered in the Second World War, fighting to retain our freedom and independence, David Cameron is prepared to give it up and make the UK beholden to the somewhat dubious French foreign policy.

“It’s no great surprise that Cameron doesn’t recognise the efforts British men and women made in the war, after-all let’s not forget the ignorance he exposed recently when he said the US were with us in 1940.

“Coincidently 1940 was the year Britain had to sink France’s naval fleet as the Vichy French were about to hand it over, lock, stock and barrel, to the Nazis.

“As HMS Victory is still in service, one has to wonder if Cameron is prepared to share her with the French also.

“The US also has a healthy distrust of the French military. America will not share Stealth technology with us if we get too close to the French as they are worried that France will sell the secrets to China and others.

“In a nutshell, the closer we get to France, the more we risk losing the support of the biggest military power in the world – the USA. Nelson must be spinning in his grave.

“In the future, if UKIP became a coalition partner in government, we would demand an end to any joint Anglo-French units and say ‘no’ to any maintenance or cooperation over aircraft carriers.

“It’s the right thing to do to secure our future independence and security. It’s what we’ve fought for.”
HERE is what Nigel Farage has to say.

I'm lost for words.  Both LibDems and the Conservatives are hiding behind each other's skirts pleading that their hands are tied because of the coalition.  Well, at least this farce should put an end to any hopes of AV either party may have been entertaining.

Baisse-toi, Cameron.


  1. Couldn't agree more. He is a traitor.

  2. This immature baffoon is making Snotty look good.

  3. it's a bit weird that people are so paranoid for iran doing nuclear testing and here they are doing the same thing??

  4. My wife summarised it perfectly "What do we do when the French change sides?"

  5. D-Rex, I could understand it better if it had been debated fully in Parliament - but to just sign two treaties with a view to long-term commitment and dependency, I just think it's a bad move.

    Hi Or - yes, he's about the same isn't he? He's just doing it faster! I hope everyone's learned the harsh lesson that lib/lab/con are no good.

    Karlota blogs - welcome :-) I think the difference is that while we have nuclear weapons we're not actually threatening to 'wipe Israel (or any other country) off the map'. UK's nuclear weapons are a defensive deterrent not a menace and that's a huge difference.

    @ anon - your wife's in good company - Bernard Jenkin said they were duplicitous. I guess we Brits would go to town on them and boycott Camembert - if we're really annoyed we could extend the ban to Brie and Pernod.


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