Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tory Support For 'Good Friend' Kaminski Truly Shameful
"There will be incredulity in Washington, Beijing and Delhi, never mind Berlin and Paris, that a party aspiring to government in Britain – the party of Winston Churchill, no less – chooses allies like this,"
The 25 Tory MEPs sit alongside Kaminski and other equally unsavoury Latvian and Lithuanian rightwingers in the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), the group they moved to from the more orthodox previous rightwing grouping because it was deemed too close to being 'euro-federalist'. Kaminski has refused to apologize for his country's role in the massacre of 300 Jews at Jebwabne in 1941 and his party is openly homophobic. Miliband is himself of Jewish extraction, of course, and many of his relatives-possibly as many as 80- were killed in the Holocaust.
William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary has described Kaminski in a letter as 'a good friend of the Conservative Party'. If Cameron and his opportunist cronies want to win the 117 seats needed to form an overall majority- something they have not done since 1931- they will have to weigh the value of such alliances when they hit support in two influential groups of voters: the gays and the Jews.
Gays - doubt many of them vote Tory in any case. I wouldn't if I were them. The vast majority of Tories, including myself, will do nothing to further their agenda and they know it. I would be all for making their lives considerably tougher than they are now.
The Jews - tradionally don't vote Tory anyway. Support for the state of Israel should shore up support among the decent element of them. The rest - let them vote for Livingstone and the rest of the militant anti-Israel brigade if they are stupid enough.
The truth is the next election is in the bag. We need neither - both are small left-inclined minorities in any case. I am much more concerned with representing the vast majority of the European people who desire an end to the dictatorship and have been ignored for so long by their "representatives" than upsetting a few luvvies at The Observer.
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