A number of my very good supporters have already told me that they voted UKIP in the Euro elections because they wanted to make a point.
I am now in a quandary. Do we kick them out of the local party or do I keep quiet? Well, I am obviously not keeping quiet.
So what should the party do? If its got any sense at all, it should recognise that occasionally good Tories, for their own good reasons, will vote in a way the party doesn’t like.
Tough! The party better get used to it or create a policy which those good Tories can support.
And don’t tell me the EU is a democratically based organisation. It isn’t.
We go through the whole farce of voting for a Parliament which has very limited powers.
The Commission is the only institution that is empowered to initiate legislation and they are not directly elected.
In fact, the only real power the Parliament has is to refuse to sign off the Budget.
No wonder good Tories want to change this situation.
So I have some sympathy with those who voted UKIP for that reason and that is why I will continue to turn a blind eye.