TORY PEERS DEFECT, GIVE UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY A VOICE IN PARLIAMENT
Eurosceptic Tory Peers have defected to the UK Independence Party, and will create a UKIP group in the House of Lords in a sterling effort to take Britain out of the European Union.
According to the Times,
Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Lord Willoughby de Broke will create a UKIP group in the House of Lords, promising to recruit other members and to persuade leading Conservative donors to switch allegiance. . .
The peers hope that about half a dozen of their colleagues will follow their lead. Lord Pearson, who was offered a ministerial position by John Major, has been a leading party fundraiser. He is confident that donors will also make the switch.
This is a breakthrough. Polls show that the majority of people in Britain want to be free of EU shackles. However, their representatives in Parliament, even those who are Eurosceptic, rarely voice their views.
Lord Willoughby de Broke bluntly said, "This country's best interests are served outside the European Union."