Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nigel Farage closing speech

Those who attended UKIP conference told me this speech was the best one Nigel Farage had ever given.

See for yourself - I suspect it was certainly very moving.

The Telegraph have also run the story that Lord Pearson has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run for leader of UKIP.

Last night he told the Telegraph: “It is rather daunting so close to a General Election, but I am throwing my hat into the ring.”

He cited a poll in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph as an example of how the political leaders are not in tune with public opinion on Europe. Forty three per cent said they would prefer to leave the EU altogether rather than accept the Lisbon Treaty.

He added: “I think Lisbon is a watershed. If it goes through that’s pretty much the end of the game. Our membership of the EU has removed the rights of British democracy.

He's right, of course. Lisbon gives powers to the EU which means they don't keep having to refer back to the pesky people who are directly elected by the peoples of Europe. It's just a shame that David Cameron doesn't grow a pair and say that if the Conservatives win the next election they will hold a retrospective referendum on Lisbon because that would stop it in its tracks and then maybe more people would have a chance to let the politicians know their opinions on the EU.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

There's no doubt he can do the biz.

I am dismayed that we, of a certain outlook on our country and the world - could we call it sensisble values? - have to be divided down party lines. I am conservative and yet run Nigel's pic in my sidebar.

Why can't the good people - there easy to see in the youtubes - be the government, then we might get somewhere.