Sunday 29 November 2009

Lord Pearson and Nigel Farage offered to stand aside for the Tories

Let me start by disappointing all those LibLabCon sheep who have been reading the "news" that UKIP is facing hundreds of resignations after Lord Pearson announced that UKIP had offered to stand aside for the Tories if they agreed to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty/EU Constitution.

  There is no revolt in the party, there will be no wave of resignations.

Lord Pearson, on the instructions of Nigel Farage, met with Lord Strathclyde (the Tory leader in the House of Lords) and told him that UKIP would not stand against the Tories in the next election if they agreed in writing to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty/EU Constitution.  The Tories declined to answer and of course we now know for sure what the answer was.

Let's put this offer into perspective:
  1. The offer was made before the Czech president capitulated and there was still a possibility that we would enter the election next year without the Lisbon Treaty/EU Constitution ratified.
  2. The fact that the Tories wouldn't take UKIP up on the offer was a given.  They were no more likely to commit to a referendum than the BNP to withdraw their policy of repatriating immigrants or the Greens to own up to the global warming scam.
  3. If the Tories had agreed to this deal then we would have had a referendum on leaving the European Empire because the Tories with a UKIP endorsement would be guaranteed a victory and the only way to rescind the Lisbon Treaty/EU Constitution is to leave the European Empire.
The biggest threat to a Tory victory in the next election is UKIP.  All those Tory hopefuls who are worried about their prospects at the general election know who to blame for the fact they still face a UKIP threat when they could have had a clear run at the lefties.

Far from being an act of threachery, this should be seen as an astute piece of political manoeuvring.  The Tory faithful have nobody but David Cameron to blame for the seats they will lose out on and the expected hung parliament thanks to UKIP.  All he had to do was give a commitment to honour his "cast iron guarantee" to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.


Mark Wadsworth said...


Apart from that, agreed.

Anonymous said...

And as Pearson is saying now, we aim for a hung parliament to damage the Tories as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

i thought UKIP was a political party not a pressure group

Anonymous said...

It's important UKIP is now seen as a party in its own right, not a Eurosceptic branch of the Tory party. No more talking to Tories about deals and it should concentrate on winning seats.

Anonymous said...

from one anonymous to another. My thoughts exactly, I mean what is the point in aiming for a hung parliament? Are UKIP a pressure group or a Political Party? I live in Belgium where on a national level they lived under a 'hung parliament' for some time, if this example is anything to go by then avoid the 'hung parliament' like the plague. Absolutely nothing whatsoever gets done, so much infighting, so much back stabbing and nobody is accountable... The perfect sniffing ground for greedy parasites.

Animal Magic said...


I believe the thinking, rightly or wrongly, was that a minority Tory administration wouldn't last very long, as the EU would stonewall any attempt to re-negotiate" thereby strengthening the sceptics hand and forcing a no-confidence vote. We would then get a second GE with BOO members to the fore.

I agree with you though that it is dangerous and makes UKIP appear to be a pressure group rather than a political party with a unique set of policies.