Friday, May 15, 2009

Could this be the explanation?

I have expressed some puzzlement over the fact that Libertas seemed to be spending much of its time attacking UKIP. After all, UKIP voters are unlikely to move to Libertas, whose political ideology (if one can call it that) is very different. The Conservatives, on the other hand, are not dissimilar in their views.

Naturally, being a cynical person, I thought of an obvious answer: the notion of some deal at some point between the two. It seems that others are thinking along the same lines.

EUObserver reports about the negotiations that are going on between the British Conservatives, the Polish Law and Justice Party and the Czech ODS, as well as a few smaller entities. They are finally talking about setting up a somewhat more sceptical and, possibly, free-market grouping in the Toy Parliament after June 7. (Possibly because the Law and Justice Party, for one, is a long way from being free-market.)

The new group expects to get at least 65 MEPs, which would make it the fourth largest in parliament.

Mr Zahradil said the group is also interested in taking in MEPs from the Libertas party, if Libertas politicians find themselves stranded after the EU vote.

"I believe we can negotiate on some of the political issues that are now being discussed within Libertas. My feeling is, they will not make it in seven countries. If they cannot establish their own group, in my opinion this [taking in Libertas MEPs] is perfectly negotiable," he said. "I assume they wouldn't want to be 'non-inscrit'."
That does raise the interesting question of why vote Libertas at all but then that has been the question all along.