Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Paramount Importance

"The Union that really matters is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," opined a Democratic Unionist MP at Prime Minister's Questions.

In former years, and however hypocritically, the Conservative benches would have bellowed their approval of that.

But this afternoon, there was absolute silence from them.

"Keeping the United Kingdom together is of paramount importance," replied the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

In former years, and however hypocritically, the Conservative benches would have bellowed their approval of that.

But this afternoon, there was absolute silence from them.

However, they loudly booed Douglas Carswell before he had said a word, and they cheered a strong denunciation of Nigel Farage and UKIP by Bernard Jenkin.

If UKIP cannot commend itself to Jenkin, then it cannot commend itself to any Conservative MP. Any.

In the event of a hung Parliament this year, and that would certainly be the result of a General Election this year, the Conservatives, all of them, would seek another Coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

In any case, there are always going to be far more Lib Dem MPs than UKIP ones. This year, furious Remainers would elect scores of them. They would need only to be the First Past The Post.

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