Thursday, October 20, 2011

A revolt by Mark Pritchard MP over the EU

Tellingly, given the serial treachery of the BBC, a recording of the debate this morning, between two conservative MPs, Mark Pritchard and Nadhim Zawahi, is STILL not available online, you may try from here.

The Guardian, however, has a report which is linked here, on the decision of one brave Tory, to put country before party and self-interest, as I may quote:

Mark Pritchard, the Conservative MP for Wrekin and secretary of the 1922 committee, made clear on Thursday he intends to rebel.

"If it's a three-line whip, yes I will," he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. "Ultimately, this is about country first, party second and career last and that's what we have got to move to because ultimately the British people – the majority – have not had a say on this issue. It's not going to go away."

He added: "This is fundamentally about freedom, about democracy and it's about the legitimacy of the European project. There's the great disenfranchised out there that have never had a say.

"They need to be enfranchised. People feel there's a real disconnect, not only between Brussels and the British people but increasingly between Westminster and the British people."



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