Some have written in to praise, and some to express cynicism about the Conservatives announcement that they will be pulling out of the European People’s party.
To those who think they are saying this now because there is a European election coming up, I say, Yes of course. But this is not a cynical ploy. This no new policy, but a policy delayed by Conservative MEPs elected last time on a different platform who would not agree to pull out. They had after all told their electors something different.
This time all official Conservative candidates are standing on a platform of pulling out of the EPP, so we assume it will happen immediately after the European election. I voted for David Cameron as Leader partly because he made this promise. I believe he will keep it, at the first opportunity, which is immediately after the Election.