The Tory Euro threat exposed

Mike here dissects the Conservative promises in their leaflets for the EU elections to show how they’re irrelevant, already been done by Labour, or – in the case of removing the authority of the European Court of Human Rights – are actually downright sinister. They despise the Court of Human Rights because it acts as a cheque to nasty, exploitative legislation. It forbids slavery and other forms of exploitation, for example. One example of just how much the Tories hate being told how vicious their policies are by an international body could be seen in the fury with which they reacted to the Brazilian UN commissioner for having the temerity to criticise Cameron’s austerity policy. Long, long ago during Thatcher’s administration one Tory MP described his feelings against the EU’s Social Charter, guaranteeing certain rights for the poor and employees. This is what is motivating them, as much as abstract claims about national sovereignty.

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Many a truth told in jest: This Labour advert was withdrawn after claims that it was in bad taste (although this could be said equally well of the television programme it references) - but it accurately summarises the Conservative approach to the European Union and our place in the world. Many a truth told in jest: This Labour advert was withdrawn after claims that it was in bad taste (although this could be said equally well of the television programme it references) – but it accurately summarises the Conservative approach to the European Union and our place in the world.

Here at Vox Political it has come to our notice that some of you are still thinking of voting ‘Conservative’ in the European Parliament elections. This would be a mistake.

The Conservative Party is trying to hoodwink you into thinking it has a host of great ideas dependent on having a large number of MEPs after May 22, but its own manifesto tells a different story.

Here are just three examples:

1. The lynchpin of the Conservative campaign is the pledge to hold an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The party’s European manifesto states, “The…

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