… but you others are welcome as well.
Some of you who are regulars here disagree fundamentally on politics with many of us. Some of you can’t stand UKIP, I like them. Some of you are for staying in the EU, many of us are not. Tomorrow there’ll be some more political posts. All of that is OK, it’s what we do.
What is NOT Ok cuts across our internal party politics, indeed anti-party politics. What you see in the picture below is surely a disgrace.
I spent some time with a trade minister in a Russian republic and there was a word which was pretty important in international relations – protocol. The diplomatic service revolves around it.
Within the EU, there are the Shengen states but there is also the UK, as one of the main three. Whilst the UK does not have top place at the table, neither is it relegated to the level of the new members, particularly the poorer and dependent ones.
This has nothing to do with Cameron, Miliband, Farage or Clegg. When Mr. Cameron goes overseas, whatever we may think internally, he is our country’s spokesman and representative. He is to be treated with respect, not for what he is but for the office he holds and the place of the UK in the world of nations.
That placement of Mr. Cameron in that photo is a breach of international protocol. The £1.7bn ransom demand should not even come into it. Obviously it has. The EU, by doing this, is not slapping Messrs Cameron and Farage in the face, it is slapping the British people in the face – whatever party affiliation, whatever walk of life.
I wish to know how we can possibly remain in such an organization, given this breach.