What is it about the English Democrats that they revel in almost losing their deposit(amended text) in a by election where the two main federalist parties withdrew? Why on earth did they stand against a Eurosceptic Conservative, David Davis, in the by-election, only to be hammered again?
Don’t they see that it gives our joint enemies, the Eurofederalists, more ammunition when the English Democrats stand on a staunchly Eurosceptic ticket and get so little support? The BBC were predictably gleeful about telling us of their defeat, singled out from all the other losers in the by election.
Maybe they want to damage the Eurosceptic cause. They cannot seriously believe that David Davis is a fan of overweaning Brussels government, any more than of overweaning Whitehall government. He, like the Conservative Party, voted No to Nice, No to Amsterdam and No to Lisbon. Assuming they are intelligent people one has to conclude they like losing and harming the cause they claim to support. It’s just a good job the by election was not a close race, where diverting votes from a Euroscpetic Conservative could once again have given a seat to the Federalists.