Myrtle is excelling himself in his clog today, bleating about the depredations of the Common Fisheries Policy, while extolling the virtues of "Uncle Tom" campaigner, the "excellent" Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He then offers us a dire video in which he blathers to an empty EU parliament chamber on the merits of "re-establishing national control" over fisheries.
Of course, that used to be Conservative policy until Hannan's leader decided to junk it - the wondrous Dave, over whom Myrtle gushed so. That was back in 2005, when the Party had produced an Opposition Green Paper, stating:
Fisheries cannot be managed successfully on a continental scale; they need local control. That is the reason why Michael Howard has stated that the Conservatives will return our fisheries to National and Local control. This accords completely with our instinct for small government. Issues should be tackled on an international basis only when justified, at a national level when appropriate and otherwise locally.Ditching that policy was one of the very first things the Boy did, on assuming leadership of the Conservative Party, about which betrayal Hannan was silent - then and now. Now, more than six years after the Green Paper, the self-important person is bleating for the very thing his darling leader ditched all those years ago. Is there any wonder that words like "waste of space" come to mind?