Friday, 15 April 2011
Dartmouth: EU Protectionist & Bannerman still seeking to return to the Tories
William Dartmouth is calling for taxpayer 'guarantees' for the EU investment bank, new EU legislation, development of 'more ambitious EU policies', and the setting up of an EU 'embassy' in Yemen. I guess we weren't supposed to know about all this, but you can find it all on his parliament website.
Now he has gone a step further. Dartmouth has authored a report, which will be voted on by MEPs in Strasbourg next month, on the subject of the EU's trade relationship with Pakistan. The report can best be described as 'EU protectionist', calling for tariffs to protect EU interests. It also pre-supposes that EU member states will have a 'harmonised' approach to trading with Pakistan.
Readers of the blog will be aware that Bannerman has been seeking a return to the Tory fold. See: LINK & LINK
He is now known to have been in negociations recently with the Conservative Party in the South West - he hopes to take the seat currently occupied by Giles Chichester, who is retiring in 2014. The question is, will the devoutly europhile William Dartmouth be crossing the floor with him?