Apparently Cameron has promised Bill Cash and Daniel Hannan that Tory MEPs will be out of the EPP by the end of Cameron’s first week as leader. If wet Europhile Tory MEPs want to make an issue of it – all the better – a fight with them will be a pleasure. A move that will undermine UKIP to the point of extinction and pacify a right-wing base that is a little nervous about where Cameron is going to take them. The talk is that David Davis will be offered defence.
UPDATE : from a blog reading source “overheard a senior Tory MEP discussing Cameron’s decision to leave the EPP. He said that they will most likely rebel against the plan and tell Cameron there are other, more important fights for him to fight. It was said that it is wrong to appease the Eurosceptic likes of Bill Cash.”