“For all those of you who are worried that we are now isolated in Europe, I would just like to remind you that very often we British Conservatives and the ECR Group find ourselves on the opposite side of many of the votes here. [It is] very rare, apart from when we are talking about issues of the environment, but when we are talking about financial issues very often we are on the other side […] I do want to reassure you that nothing much is going to change from that point of view.”In other words, British Conservatives were already isolated from Europe anyway and on that basis nothing will change. How very reassuring. Lest us forget one of David Cameron's first acts as Tory leader was to withdraw his MEPs from the most dominant EPP grouping in the Parliament to form a far less influential splinter group with “a bunch of nutters, anti-Semites, people who deny climate change exists and homophobes”.
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