It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
The alternatives were worse – and her record in overseeing the Bundeswehr suggests that the misguided project would be doomed on her watch.
The Conservatives are down to four MEPs: Hannan, McIntyre, Mobarik, and Van Orden.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
It’s hard to imagine Conservative MEPs behaving the same way – Charles Tannock, for example, clocking, say, Geoffrey Van Orden.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Hats off to Conservative MEP Geoffrey Van Orden. He regularly polls his Conservative supporters in the Eastern region and publishes the results. It's good to see one of our elected representatives listening to grassroots members and seeking to champion their views. This is how Mr Van Orden reported the […]
Geoffrey Van Orden is Conservative MEP for the East of England. He can be contacted via email. After the economy, Conservatives across the East of England are most concerned about immigration and ‘human rights’ legislation. This is the conclusion from a wide-ranging opinion poll that I carried out across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and […]
In December the European Parliament passed a resolution from Geoffrey Van Orden, the Conservative Defence spokesman. It condemned the "deliberate neglect and misgovernance that is destabilising Zimbabwe" and called for UN sanctions against Robert Mugabe and his cronies. Today in Brussels foreign ministers from the EU are meeting to finalise plans to add 28 people […]
Geoffrey Van Orden MEP is Conservative Defence Spokesman in the European Parliament. The Prime Minister’s defence assessment, delivered on board HMS Albion, is correct. What a pity that the policies of his Government are wholly out of step with his analysis. There is indeed a deep-rooted, worldwide and long-term terrorist threat; this threat certainly requires […]