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Wednesday 21 October 2009

Realignment of the Wrong – It’s Getting Fraught

Out there in the blogosphere and within the press, right leaning pundits are starting to push back against the accusations being made against the Tories’ leader in the European Parliament (EP), Michal Kaminski. As I noted previously, Kaminski’s stance, as well as his past, has brought criticism.

Now it’s the turn of the Obama Administration to voice concern: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to host Shadow Foreign Secretary William ‘Ague in Washington. And Hill is under pressure to say something about Young Dave’s new pals in the EP. Moreover, the US would find it far easier to have the UK in the European mainstream: if we were at the fringe of the EU (or not in it at all), what point would there be in the so-called “Special Relationship”?

And what the Tory supporting punditry has to remember is that, while many parties across the EU have members who have done questionable things in the past, Michal Kaminski is their leader in the EP now, and the stance he has taken, and which has generated all the flak, is the one he is, more or less, taking now.

In the background, of course, is the thought that the Tories’ new EP grouping is another box to tick off with their new supporter, Murdoch the Interfering Foreigner, while Hillary Clinton is representing an Administration which has set itself on a potential collision course with him.

As Private Eye might have said, “I wonder if the two are in any way related? I think we should be told”.

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