Sunday 21 March 2010

The TUV and UKIP

There was speculation several months ago about a formal pact between the TUV and UKIP, a British anti-EU party. When he was an MEP Jim Allister used to ‘sit with’ the UKIP members in the European Parliament.

On Friday, however, the leader of UKIP announced that:

“The UK Independence Party will not stand against hardline Eurosceptic rivals in other parties at the general election”
Now, what counts as a “hardline Eurosceptic” to Lord Pearson? Well, membership of the "Better Off Out" group – a group of British MPs and peers who want the UK to leave the EU.

And who are members of “Better Off Out”?

  • David Simpson MP MLA
  • Iris Robinson MP
  • Jeffrey Donldson MP MLA
  • Nigel Dodds MP MLA
  • Sammy Wilson MP MLA
  • Ian Paisley MP MLA
  • Peter Robinson MP MLA
  • William McCrea MP MLA
So, if the TUV enters a formal pact with UKIP, will they ignore this rather significant party of UKIP’s election strategy?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whatever the details, the facts speak for themselves - The Conservatives with UUP, The UKIP with TUV, even The Liberals with Alliance. Anyone who thinks UK disengagement from NI is on the cards needs their heads examined. This trend will continue I suspect. I welcome it...

picador said...

Jeffrey and Willie - better off out!!

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ridingBYriding said...

So does this mean the UKIP has an effective alliance with the DUP?

Paddy Canuck said...

"the "Better Off Out" group – a group of British MPs and peers who want the UK to leave the UK."

Unless I'm way off the mark here, I think you meant to say "want the UK to leave the EU"... but if I'm wrong, wow, the ultimate in splitters! :)

Horseman said...

Ouch!

Thanks, Paddy Canuck, I'll fix that asap!

hoboroad said...

Ian McCrea is not a MP his father Willie is.

Horseman said...

Thanks hoboroad, duly corrected! The fingers typed faster than the brain processed ...

Anonymous said...

Dont worry, we know what you mean!

hoboroad said...

http://www.belfastmedia.com/news_article.php?ID=3986

hoboroad said...

http://universe.byu.edu/node/7189