MP Baron: I’m still a loyal Conservative

MP Baron: I’m still a loyal Conservative

MP Baron: I’m still a loyal Conservative

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TORY MP John Baron has denied rumours he is planning to follow Tory defector Douglas Carswell into Ukip.

The Basildon and Billericay MP is known to have been an outspoken critic of Tory Prime Minister David Cameron on Europe.

However, he has denied being one of eight Tory backbenchers millionaire Ukip donor Stuart Wheeler claims to have invited to defect. In the wake of last Thursday’s shock defection and resignation of Clacton’s Tory MP Mr Carswell, Mr Wheeler has refused to say who he has spoken to.

Last year Mr Baron led a campaign, calling on Mr Cameron to hold a referendum on the UK’s continued European Union membership.

Then, after seeing Tory councillors lose out badly to Ukip in May’s council elections, Mr Baron said Downing Street “must learn from past mistakes”.

He added: "First it tried to ignore, and then insult, Ukip.

“It then took back-bench campaigns to get a referendum, and then support for legislation. But even now mistakes are being made.”

However, after Mr Carswell’s defection, Mr Baron has insists he remains loyal to the Tory Party.

Mr Baron has been celebrating his wedding anniversary and so has not responded to calls from the Echo.

However. speaking to ITV on Friday, he said: “I would rather Douglas hadn’t defected, but I think it will focus minds.

“I think it will also remind the electorate there are challenges ahead on the issue of Europe, but we have a very strong message as a party.

“We are the only party capable of delivering a referendum in 2017.”

Other Tories rumoured to have entered talks with Ukip include Harwich and North Essex MP, Bernard Jenkin, who has previously praised Nigel Farage’s party’s “clear European stance”.

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10:48am Tue 2 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

Good. Glad to hear it.

Too many UAF lefties in UKIP these days.

The best UKIPs are at Basildon but Rochford, Southend and Thurrock UKIP is full of lefty misogynists.

And the less said about Wickford the better.

John Baron was my MP when I lived at Crays Hill and I know the work he put in to the whole Dale Farm thing and the constant opposition he got from the lefties at the Bas Centre.

He is also Eurosceptic which is good. He ignored the whips during the referendum debate three years ago and voted in favour of a referendum before Cameron even considered countenancing it.

At least he responds to communications and acts on them and tells you what he is doing.

And before you lefties start banging on about expense claims may I remind you of Baroness Basildon the t Labour peer who hates titles and the House of Lords but gets £300 every time she visits the House of Lords - and other expense claims. Couldn't wait to accept the title. Some Socialist eh.

As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out.

Go ahead and thumbs down Leftist dummies. Glad to have upset you.
Good. Glad to hear it. Too many UAF lefties in UKIP these days. The best UKIPs are at Basildon but Rochford, Southend and Thurrock UKIP is full of lefty misogynists. And the less said about Wickford the better. John Baron was my MP when I lived at Crays Hill and I know the work he put in to the whole Dale Farm thing and the constant opposition he got from the lefties at the Bas Centre. He is also Eurosceptic which is good. He ignored the whips during the referendum debate three years ago and voted in favour of a referendum before Cameron even considered countenancing it. At least he responds to communications and acts on them and tells you what he is doing. And before you lefties start banging on about expense claims may I remind you of Baroness Basildon the t Labour peer who hates titles and the House of Lords but gets £300 every time she visits the House of Lords - and other expense claims. Couldn't wait to accept the title. Some Socialist eh. As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out. Go ahead and thumbs down Leftist dummies. Glad to have upset you. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -7

1:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Good. Glad to hear it.

Too many UAF lefties in UKIP these days.

The best UKIPs are at Basildon but Rochford, Southend and Thurrock UKIP is full of lefty misogynists.

And the less said about Wickford the better.

John Baron was my MP when I lived at Crays Hill and I know the work he put in to the whole Dale Farm thing and the constant opposition he got from the lefties at the Bas Centre.

He is also Eurosceptic which is good. He ignored the whips during the referendum debate three years ago and voted in favour of a referendum before Cameron even considered countenancing it.

At least he responds to communications and acts on them and tells you what he is doing.

And before you lefties start banging on about expense claims may I remind you of Baroness Basildon the t Labour peer who hates titles and the House of Lords but gets £300 every time she visits the House of Lords - and other expense claims. Couldn't wait to accept the title. Some Socialist eh.

As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out.

Go ahead and thumbs down Leftist dummies. Glad to have upset you.
Baron would be as useless to the Kippers as he is to the wannabe tories..(who have delusions of being elite)

What was that about expense claims?

Gandy you seem to be suggesting that people shouldn't vote for the Kippers..should voters take any notice of your bleating?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Good. Glad to hear it. Too many UAF lefties in UKIP these days. The best UKIPs are at Basildon but Rochford, Southend and Thurrock UKIP is full of lefty misogynists. And the less said about Wickford the better. John Baron was my MP when I lived at Crays Hill and I know the work he put in to the whole Dale Farm thing and the constant opposition he got from the lefties at the Bas Centre. He is also Eurosceptic which is good. He ignored the whips during the referendum debate three years ago and voted in favour of a referendum before Cameron even considered countenancing it. At least he responds to communications and acts on them and tells you what he is doing. And before you lefties start banging on about expense claims may I remind you of Baroness Basildon the t Labour peer who hates titles and the House of Lords but gets £300 every time she visits the House of Lords - and other expense claims. Couldn't wait to accept the title. Some Socialist eh. As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out. Go ahead and thumbs down Leftist dummies. Glad to have upset you.[/p][/quote]Baron would be as useless to the Kippers as he is to the wannabe tories..(who have delusions of being elite) What was that about expense claims? Gandy you seem to be suggesting that people shouldn't vote for the Kippers..should voters take any notice of your bleating? ThisYear
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3:00pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Alekhine says...

This reminds me of certain footballers "definitely not leaving Manchester United". See you in Barcelona next week then. The whole edifice is crumbling.
This reminds me of certain footballers "definitely not leaving Manchester United". See you in Barcelona next week then. The whole edifice is crumbling. Alekhine
  • Score: -1

4:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out.
No you're not are you Gandy, you been kicked outa them for your extremist points of view, very nawty...
As you know, I am not a member of any party but would support or vote in anybody who keeps the Labour riff raff out. No you're not are you Gandy, you been kicked outa them for your extremist points of view, very nawty... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

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