The internal fury over the Conservative Party's teaming with the anti-gay anti-anything "different" view to make their "new blood" in the European Parliament recently is a bit odd. (nearly as odd as their new partners themselves.)
I really do despair.
On one hand we have UKIP, barely to the left of the BNP, partnering with the anti-immigrant Northern League of Italy; the Tories meanwhile are partnered with the Polish "Law and Justice Party" who are not too friendly towards gays and suchlike.
And they still have that name problem, you tell me what it means?
The 'European "Conservatives" and "Reformists" Group'???
Sounds like the George Osbourne approach to the banking sector in his proposed "financial regulation" changes; change things around so that no change actually happens.
What do the papers say about it? Well, I looked all over the British "left-wing" "gay" "communist" media for a story to back up what I'm saying..
But we'll have to do with a story from the Torygraph:
"A decision by David Cameron, the Conservative party leader, to join a new bloc in the European parliament means that it will find itself allied to a Polish party that critics have branded as homophobic, eccentric and nationalistic."
Here's another about them getting on like a house on fire (wink):
"A senior Tory MEP was expelled from the party on Tuesday night after winning election to the post of European Parliament vice-president against the Conservatives' official candidate."
And it kicks off even more: (kicks off in a handbags kind of way anyway...)
After weeks of tension, Michal Kaminski, the Polish leader of the Conservatives' new grouping in the European Parliament, threatened legal action against Edward McMillan-Scott, a Tory MEP who has served for 25 years but who was thrown out of the party by Mr Cameron last week for accusing Mr Kaminski of being a racist.