Denis_Cooper

Denis_Cooper

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391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Why is the selection o... · 0 replies · 0 points

My comment seems to have evaporated.

Too close to the bone?

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Mohammed Amin: Why won... · 0 replies · +40 points

“This country belongs to all of us. All of us, collectively, have the right to decide, together, who can come here."

If only; then immigration, gross immigration not net immigration, would be cut down to maybe 70,000 a year, the median response in the opinion poll mentioned here:

http://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2013...

I completely accept your proposition and very much welcome your enunciation of it, but it's perfectly clear that our political class do not accept it and think that we are all a load of bigots and racists and xenophobes with no rights over our own country and certainly no right to stop them doing whatever they want to do over immigration.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Why is the selection o... · 0 replies · +2 points

He's Better Off Out, and that would not do much for his chances.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Does "the Right" of th... · 0 replies · +21 points

Whether an MP is "right" or "left" is of little importance compared to whether he is truly committed to the sovereignty of our national Parliament, and few of them, maybe 10%, are so committed.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Stevens: The unit... · 0 replies · +2 points

As I've commented in the past there were many factors working to gradually disadvantage Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north of England. Heath added one more working in the same direction.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Stevens: The unit... · 0 replies · +7 points

I've never said that Cameron has no values, and I've never said that his only core belief is the continuation of EU membership. I have said that nothing he says can ever be taken at face value and that his word cannot be trusted, and I have said that he is determined to keep us in the EU at virtually any cost. How that may relate to his underlying values and beliefs is another matter. I do not have a window into his soul, I can only observe his external actions and draw conclusions about how he is likely to behave in the future.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Stevens: The unit... · 2 replies · +5 points

"It is not an either/or choice".

I think it is, because if you agree to be bound by solemn treaties which commit you to a process of "ever closer union" then you can't decide that instead you will constantly try to resist or obstruct that process; you would be acting in bad faith towards your counterparties to the treaties. And there is no realistic prospect that the governments of all those other countries would agree that the UK could remain a party to the EU treaties but not be subject to that commitment, which is what Cameron has put down as one of his seven targets for renegotiation.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Stevens: The unit... · 0 replies · +4 points

"Permit me to fill in some missing details of his political career from this source"

Which is what I did, I used that source to fill in some of the missing details.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Stevens: The unit... · 0 replies · +4 points

Thanks, Buckingham.

391 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Political bloggers exe... · 0 replies · +10 points

She thought about it conscientiously and decided what course of action she should follow. It is not necessarily an easy decision whether to involve the police, with all that may spring from that. We once had a young man who had drunk too much more or less roll down the slope of our drive onto our front doorstep, where he fell asleep, and I was reluctant to possibly blight the rest of his life by involving the police. In the end I did call them because I didn't want to spend the rest of the night making sure that he was alright and not choking on his vomit, but I still wonder whether that was the right decision.