Watching Tories tear themselves apart is disturbing but bizarrely fascinating. Rather like watching spiders fight to the death in a steep enamel bowl or like watching an illegal cock-fight through half-closed eyes, where all that remains at the end of the fight is blood, guts and feathers. One wants to look away but somehow one can’t avert the eyes.
Quick to smell blood and always on the look-out for a good little story is the British media. Why bother talking about the British Prime Minister’s attempts to support a trade agreement with the US when you can make him squirm on the podium next to Barak Obama by grilling him on the EU?
To stick the dagger in deeper, The Times managed to drag a couple of “have–beens” from yester-year out of the wood-work proclaiming why it is vital for the UK to vote no to UK membership of the EU. The actions of the creaking dinosaurs stirred something amongst the under-30’s and a young (so presumably naïve) Turk decided to table a private members ballot ensuring that more valuable Parliamentary time will now be wasted on discussing the referendum rather than more pressing matters. In the mean-time the British economy suffers – and so does the electorate.
EU Perspectives has already described Mr Cameron as deluded. To give credit to the British Prime Minister, however, even EU Perspectives could not have imagined that his speech in January on an EU-referendum would have led to all the shenanigans going on in Westminster last week. If the Tories want to commit electoral suicide so be it – it’s just a pity that neither the Labour party nor the Liberal Democrats (bar Vince Cable) are making more of an effort to set out why they consider UK membership of the EU vital to her national interests.