And rabbles tend to be defeated! There is, I sense, a very large faction in this country made up of those who have always known, and those who have recently realised, that membership of the EU is not only a disadvantage but coming close to a disaster. Events of the past four years have certainly added to their numbers. However, we - oh yes, I was against it from the off! - suffer one crippling weakness - we lack a leader. Every movement needs a focus upon whom we, and our opponents can concentrate, someone who can direct our attacks and counter-attacks against that great, amorphous, squidgy, conglomoration of fudge that is the British establishment. It cannot, I think, be Nigel Farage of UKIP. Somehow, in someway, he is not yet considered a serious political figure - although that could change particularly if his party follows through on their poll ratings at the ballot box in the forthcoming European elections at the expense of the Tories. Thus, it is incumbent on us all to vote UKIP in our European consitituencies if the Tories look as though they might win - only a huge, headline-winning, Tory defeat will frighten Westminster Tories into rebellion against 'Dim Dave'. No-one with more than three brain cells believes Dave's heart is in the fight against the Berlin-Brussels axis, least of all those apparatchiks who inhabit that region. He will go through the motions and like Tory prime ministers before him will come back and wave a bit of paper claiming peace and prosperity in our time! My guess is that most Tory MPs already realise that they are not going to win a majority at the next general election but if enough of them realise that they, personally, will definitely be on the casualty list because of UKIP running interference, then maybe, just maybe, they will rebel - now! And if one or two suitably heavyweight hitters from the Tory front bench come out and declare for the anti-European movement we will have the sort of leadership we need and given my suspicion concerning the yellow streak running up Dave's back, he might well change course accordingly. Today's headlines are full of blather from past Europhiles like Heseltine and Clarke who, despite being completely wrong all those years ago, are still peddling the same old guff. We need concentrated, co-ordinated counter-fire from some 'big guns' - and we need it quick!
Read Trevor Kavanagh below!