Michael Gove and Philip Hammond brakes cover over EU referendum, angering captain Cameron and taking the pillow fight to a new level.
Internal pillow war broke out in the Conservative Party after UKIP surged to new heights in the latest local election. Tory grandee Nigel Lawson gave PM David Cameron a feather-heavy slap in the face when he called for the UK to leave the European Union.
Some time later a bunch of Tory backbenchers joined the brawl announcing that they will table an amendment to the Queen’s speech, regretting that the speech did not contain anything on the EU.
Last Sunday both the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph rejoiced in front page splashes claiming the Tory party is in the midst of bloody internal strife over the UK’s EU membership. Education Secretary Michel Gove and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond used the sunday morning to declare that, it there was a in or out referendum, they would vote out. Cameron showed disappointment with Gove and Hammond, rebuking them for fiddling with a ‘hypothetical’ question.
Captain Cameron received some important support from shipmate Boris Johnson at the London bow. Johnson used his Daily Telegarph Column today to warn Gove that leaving the EU is no miracle cure to Britain’s problems, writing:
“MOST OF OUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT CAUSED BY “BWUSSELS” BUT BY CHRONIC BRITISH SHORT-TERMISM, INADEQUATE MANAGEMENT, SLOTH, LOW SKILLS, A CULTURE OF EASY GRATIFICATION AND UNDER-INVESTMENT IN HUMAN AND PHYSICAL CAPITAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE.”
The previously eurosceptic BOJO might have written what could be an important text for the pro-EU wing of the Conservatives, saying the EU question is very complicated and can not be solved with simple yay or nay rhetoric. It is probably also a move to position himself more in ecentre of his party and out manoeuver Michael Gove, a potential rival to the Tory crown.
The internal pillow fighting continuous….