A vote for the Tories is a vote for isolation

Today’s article on the front page of the Guardian shows just how isolated a British government led by David Cameron would be. It features warnings from European heads of government over Tory policy on Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to threaten to withhold cooperation with the Conservatives saying that she would refuse to extend her hand to a David Cameron government given the Tories’ current isolationist stance.

The Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt weighed in too with a direct warning to Cameron, telling him that that to have influence you cannot be on your own and that you need strong support from others to get your way.

The crux of the matter is this: in an increasingly intertwined global world our sovereignty is neither reduced nor eroded by European cooperation, but rather it is both increased and enhanced. The power to shape our own destiny can only be achieved through Britain playing a positive and proactive role at the centre of a strong Europe. As Gordon Brown pointed out in his much acclaimed speech to the European Parliament in March, it is in our own national interest to be in Europe’s mainstream, not its slipstream.

It is abundantly clear that a vote for the Tories is a vote for isolation and a reduction in British influence just at the very time when we need it most in these troubled economic times

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  1. Anonymous says:

    here here. Roger Helmer who is the conservative candidate is actually calling for Britain to withdraw altogether from the EU in defiance to hisParty line. Think he’s a climate change denier too. Why oh why would any sand person vote for him? Answers on abpostcard to David Cameron

  2. Costello says:

    “As Gordon Brown pointed out in his much acclaimed speech to the European Parliament in March”

    That would be the speech we only know about because it happened to proceed a genuinely acclaimed speech by Daniel Hannan?

  3. Dean says:

    Hi, I’ve been trying to find somewhere on the web that has profiles for the other Labour East Midlands candidates, but haven’t found any. The labour website just lists the names.

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