Posts Tagged “michal kaminski”

The Kaminski row: 2 must-read articles

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2009

The row over David Cameron’s decision to pull the Tories out of the main centre-right European grouping, the European People’s Party (EPP), and set up a new group of “extreme and rag-bag” assorted right-wingers, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), has been simmering for months.
It’s burst into the political mainstream this week, courtesy of […]

Clegg: Tories “should come clean” on attempts to airbrush Kaminski’s far right past

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2009

The Observer has the story:
The Tories were last night accused of a “systematic cover-up” when it emerged that someone at the House of Commons had deleted internet details about a key European ally with a far-right past. Politically embarrassing information about Michal Kaminski, a Polish politician who now leads the Tories in the European parliament, […]

Expelled Tory MEP reveals fascist links of Tories' new Euro leader

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2009

Lib Dem Voice has covered before the growing embarrassment to the Tories of David Cameron’s decision to withdraw his party from the centre-right grouping in the European Parliament, the EPP, and to establish a new right-wing grouping with an eccentric, (…)

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Tories lose senior MEP over new right-wing Euro grouping

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

Three weeks after the Tories tried to sneak out the announcement that they had formed a new right-wing European parliamentary grouping made up of some of Europe’s more, erm, eccentric and extreme characters comes news of the first Tory casualty (…)

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How solid is the Tories' 'extreme and ragbag' Euro grouping?

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2009

Two days after the Tories attempted to bury the embarrassing news of their decision to set up a new European Parliament grouping comprising some of the more, erm, eccentric right-wing elements on offer, and the cracks are, apparently, already showing (…)

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What do you think of the Tories' new European Conservatives and Reformists group?

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The announcement of the Tories’ formal establishment of the new anti-federalist grouping in the European Parliament – the European Conservatives and Reformists group – was (deliberately) buried by the party yesterday on a day when they realised political attention would (…)

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