The Consergvatives have again exposed themselves as ‘little Englanders’. In the vote calling for a referendum about Britain’s membership of the EU, 81 Tory MPs defied the whips, whilst two others actively abstained by voting both ways and a further 12 are known not to have voted.
It has to be said that if the Tory grass roots are so unhappy with our continuing membership of the EU, why don’t they jump ship and vote for UKIP? It is quite ridiculous that they are so wedded to the Conservative ethos that they cannot even vote for the party that has the clearest mandate on the issue.
Whilst Eurosceptics would rather see us completely independent of the EU at any cost, many people wonder how secure their livelihoods will be if we do cut abandon the EU and try to go it alone.