Thou protesteth to the wrong captain, Mr. Binley

There’s a great deal of chatter over the anticipated Cabinet re-shuffle writes Brian Binley, Conservative MP for Northampton South – and promptly adds yet more chatter.

He complains that the LibDem minority has run ragged over the government in a manner not remotely justified by the level of their electoral support. But have not his party run ragged over the country in a manner not remotely justified by the level of their electoral support?

He accuses the Prime Minister, on ‘Europe’, of having set himself against the instincts of his party, yet when one looks at voting records it would seem that the majority of his party are content with the direction Cameron is taking, either through conviction or a desire to retain their place on the rung they occupy on the political ladder. Binley presents himself as a ‘eurosceptic, – someone against membership of the EU – yet this is a man who voted to support the establishment of the EU’s External Action Service.

He also pleads that David Cameron should show a modicum of respect for his wider party who are, after all, the link with the country at large, while asking for a change in direction. How can MPs be a link to the country at large when MPs are, in general, but careerists with one aim which is to climb the greasy political pole; and as such have no real interest in those they are meant to serve? Binley may well believe that Cameron, as captain of the SS United Kingdom, has deviated from his course, however he seems to forget that the SS United Kingdom is but part of a flotilla under the direction of the admirals on the bridge of the flagship, the SS EU.

Richard North, EUReferendum, has been writing, most adnirably, for some days now about the shenanagins involving the likes of Merkel, Hollande, Monti and Draghi, among others. It is worth adding the most recent outpourings of one Jose Manuel Barroso:

“It is true that sometimes decision-making in our democratic system takes time. But do not misjudge us: the negotiations are about the arrangements, not about the final outcome……….That is why we must complete the unfinished business of economic and monetary union……….The Commission’s upcoming proposals are part of a broader package leading to economic, fiscal, and political union that will redefine the boundaries of European integration.

Methinks the ‘captain’ to whom Binley appeals does not have sufficient gold braid on his cap to do squat diddley where changing the direction of travel of the SS United Kingdom is concerned.


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2 Responses

  1. james Higham says:

    He also pleads that David Cameron should show a modicum of respect for his wider party who are, after all, the link with the country at large

    As well ask a wolf to show respect to the sheep he’s about to devour.

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