The following email, which comes from The Freedom Association and headed: The need for a clear EU strategy and how to achieve it, has come to my attention:
Today marks the first time that voters have elected a representative from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to enter the UK Parliament. A key reason for this is a dissatisfaction amongst voters with the strategy of the main Westminster parties – especially over issues that are influenced by the European Union.
What is needed is a clear strategy from the Conservative Party to defend UK interests and provide reassurance to the British public that its concerns are being taken seriously.
To help give an understanding of what is needed, The Freedom Association today publishes a handbook written by Dr Lee Rotherham entitled “How to salvage the Euro-sceptic credentials of the Conservative Party.”
This booklet provides a list of twenty suggested steps to help form the right strategy that can send a clear message to Brussels on behalf of the British people.
As mentioned in the forward by Sir Bernard Ingham, without such a clear strategy the fear of the ‘unknown’ will lead to either intimidation to remain in a largely unreformed EU or will “marvellously [sic] fudge the outcome of negotiation”.
This will breed further dissatisfaction amongst voters.
With seven months until the General Election, now is the time to develop a strategy and present a clear and credible path to the British public. As Dr Lee Rotherham writes:
“This is a rare opportunity. Achievement, after all, is vision plus motion. A pointy stick sometimes helps: the polls now provide the incentive to get things right.”
To download this important booklet visit here: http://www.tfa.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ManningThePumps.pdf
The Freedom Association
As will be understood when reading Lee Rotherham’s booklet, my heart sank on reading the start of the first recommendation.
When, oh when, will it be recognised that regardless of the personal qualifications and beliefs of an EU Commissioner-Designate, they matter not in the slightest as the prime – nay, the only – allegiance of any Commissioner-Designate, if confirmed in his/her position, is to the EU.
I leave readers to form their own opinion(s) as to the validity and veracity of this paper by Lee Rotherham.
In my opinion, its use in the process of extracting this country from membership of the European Union is on a par with that of the existence of The Freedom Association as a think tank – namely, zilch.