I see Iain Dale is not feeling very well at the moment. His symptoms are that he is feeling as sick as a dog at the thought of the Tories’ beloved old HQ being sold off to the European Commission. Dale seems particularly upset at the prospect of it being renamed “Europa House”, (he says he is getting “convulsions”) hardly an offensive nor unsurprising name given the future function of the building. As an MEP for London and proud member of the Labour Party I want Britain to be at the heart of Europe, because I know the UK benefits enormously from doing this.
It’s pretty clear that poor Iain is suffering from the disease that nearly wiped out his party once before – it’s called Euro-scepticism. I’m afraid Iain has given away the true colours of most of the Tory party. Because they hate Europe they support policies that would harm the UK economy and cost people their jobs.
This week I will be having discussions about the mobile phone roaming reforms that are being proposed by the Commission and now must be passed through the parliament. When they are passed UK users travelling abroad can look forward to cheaper data roaming services when using their mobile internet device. (We have already seen greatly reduced voice roaming charges thanks to the EU). Just another way that being at the heart of Europe benefits the UK.
Thanks for reminding everyone what the Tories think of Europe Iain. I really hope you get better soon.