Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Guess what folded?

I never direct you to the Lib Dems website, but I'll make an exception today, the Pro-European Tories have folded. Most of you will not have heard of them since the ridiculous amount of coverage given to them by the BBC before the 1999 Euro Elections. Despite dying publicly then its taken them almost three years to give up the ghost.

This is important for a couple of reasons:

1) There's no real Tory vote that will desert it because the party is too hard on Europe.

2) It also indicates that there isn't really a floating vote that will come to the Tories because of Europe (the list system of the European elections, and the one off nature of by-elections, should have detached this vote from Labour and the Lib Dems even if temporarily).

3) That plugging by the BBC, and vast subventions from the European Movement, does not make for a popular movement.

All of this is bad news for Tory Wets and the pro-Euro campaign, and so good news for the good guys.


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