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A TORY-UKIP alliance for 2015 is UP TO UKIP – not the CONSERVATIVES

Here is an analysis of the Tory MEP Daniel Hannan, one who I respect and admire very much, from the Guardian election blog:

On the BBC the newly-re-elected Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan is arguing for some kind of electoral understanding with Ukip. He says he accepts that a formal pact is not going to happen. But he suggests that some kind of informal non-aggression deal (my phrase, not his) could operate in particular constituencies. The Conservatives used to be in a pact with the National Liberals, he says. And in 1951 the number of National Liberal MPs supporting the Conservatives was larger than Winston Churchill’s majority, he says.

He says he’s worried that, without an understanding of this kind, the Eurosceptic vote could split, and Labour could win the election. He would not object to Ed Miliband winning with majority support, he says. But it would be unfair if the will of the people were frustrated by the workings of the first-past-the-post system.

I think, just like the issue of whether an independent Scotland could continue to use sterling (Yes they can, just like El Salvador uses the US dollar), the electoral pact between UKIP and the Tories is up to UKIP.

My analysis goes like this:

UKIP can select Tory (and Labour or even LibDem MPs if any) MPs who are sufficiently Euroskeptic – support at least the EU referendum if not get out altogether – and agree not to run against them.  Concentrate their efforts on ridings (districts) where they can win and also take out a pro-EU MP of whatever party.  There is little the Conservatives can do about it.

I am also hearing that the LDs might sack their Leader – Nick Clegg.  More on that in a future post.  But it would do my heart good to have Clegg out over this.

But let me now give the UKIP some more free advice:  Say that it is great for Scotland to choose independence or not – they are better off together but if they want to remain in the EU – go ahead and vote YES.  For if we become the balance of power, we will be OUT of the EU.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

2 Responses to “A TORY-UKIP alliance for 2015 is UP TO UKIP – not the CONSERVATIVES”

  1. Henry Francis says:

    One thing UKIP must put firmly to rest is all talk about any pacts with the conservative party. The lib dems are glaring evidence enough for anyone of the inevitable result of that approach.

    They were involved with them in coalition as far back as 1922 and following the outworking that experience never properly recovered until 1981.

    However they didn’t learn anything from their 1922 experience and exactly the same happened them since they sold their soul to Cameron in 2010 a sorry story for them which is still being written as we speak but they will face oblivion and become history due to it.

    As one famous quote puts it:-


    “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

    UKIP must learn from that and remain it total opposition to all their blandishments. The only pact we will accept from Conservatives are those who quit that party and sign up wholeheartedly to become UKIP members and thats it. Exactly the same for all other parties be they Labour Lib Dems Greens etc.


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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