Alliance Coalition news

Today was an interesting day and not all good.  Now, in politics, as you know, there are a lot of people saying a lot of things and there are two main threads, one which you know and another you’d suspect.

Firstly, Dan Hannan has his own ideas and his own plan has been put into action.  The other two parties are in dialogue with them and a lot of people are doing a lot of skyping.  Where your humble blogger fits in is as one of the minor catalysts and go-betweens in this at a lower level and I’m standing in the middle politically.

Too early to report real progress but some things are quite clear.  No one wants to split his/her party, least of all the ES Tories and Dan Hannan has to play this thing completely right.  UKIP and LPUK know that.  The word coming through is:

1.  There’s no point doing any of the admin – website, publicity etc. until we get a broad agreement of the way forward – that’s going on now, as I write.

2.  The parties stay as they are and this thing is a broad coalition, no more.

3.  The essential principle is to ensure no Eurosceptic or true conservative [small c] stands against another if possible.  No dirty tricks or last second blows landed – the idea is to have as many Eurosceptics in parliament as possible – that’s the overriding purpose.

So, even though it might disappoint, there’s not a lot else that can be blogged about on it because the dialogue and conferencing is what it’s about at this stage.  To fellow rank and file like me, rest assured we are deadly serious about this and it’s being explored.

9 comments for “Alliance Coalition news

  1. jpt
    November 6, 2009 at 12:27

    Curiouser and curiouser.

  2. Sue
    November 6, 2009 at 12:46

    Cool! Some of the people HERE might be worth contacting.

  3. Sue
    November 6, 2009 at 13:21

    If you’re not totally convinced that we need to get out of the EU…

    Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU is a Reincarnation of the Former Soviet Union

  4. November 6, 2009 at 14:51

    If you want the widget on my ‘blog to link through to somewhere else (rather than your post of last week which sparked all this off), then please drop me a line.

  5. November 6, 2009 at 17:42

    Shall do. Real life drama right at this moment which is reflected in no posting today.

  6. Sue
    November 6, 2009 at 21:04

    You’ve done your best James, it’s up to those that are in a position of power now. It would help all those concerned if we came up with a name that makes it obvious that those involved are still “party loyal”. Something like, “The Eurosceptic Crossparty Alliance” might work. The common theme being our hatred of the EU in its present form without being disloyal to our parties.

    It’s quite something that you’ve got people talking though, good stuff!!!

  7. November 6, 2009 at 21:24

    Well, that seems to be a formula for going nowhere.
    Everybody wants their own turf, won’t even yield a blade of grass.
    The bigger picture gets lost in personality desires.
    Par for the course.
    Bullshit, nothing more!

  8. November 6, 2009 at 21:49

    Sue – it’s looking positive but the daunting scope of the task was spelled out this evening. As Xxxl says, there’s a lot of personal turf involved and yet he’d be surprised. There is a place Xxxl wishes us to be and I’d agree with that and then there’s where we are now, in deep. We took some steps today. That’s all.

  9. November 6, 2009 at 23:35

    All the more reason to start something without the politicians.

    The Grand Petition: We demand national sovereignty, freedom and democratic limited government.

    Only candidates who agree to fight for such things are worth supporting.

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