Monday, January 30, 2006
Rightlinks.co.uk Comes to Hague's Aid on the EPP
Over at Rightlinks they're starting a campaign in support of David Cameron's stated wish to withdraw Conservative MEPs from the EPP. You can see more HERE. I'm told William Hague is meeting MEPs this week to explain to the majority of them that if they refuse to withdraw from the EPP they will not be able to stand for reselection at the next Euro elections. Hague has been playing this one on a slow burner so far because he felt he needed to time to talk to other centre-right parties, especially from Eatsern Europe, about forming a new grouping. Word on the street is that he has been quite successful.He got to know most of them during his time as leader of the International Democratic Union. If he pulls this one off, and keeps most of the more europhile MPs on side it will be quite a coup both for him and for David Cameron, who has essentially let him get on with it.