Today, the new group of eurosceptic MPs from the 2010 intake, which is the initiative of Chris Heaton-Harris, George Eustace and Andrea Leadsom (Chris & Andrea from the East Midlands), will meet in Westminster. As the country turns radically more sceptical on the EU, we need to open a new front in the campaign in Westminster, and I am delighted that this is now happening.
I have written to the three MPs as follows:
I was delighted to hear about your new group at Westminster dedicated to rolling back the tide of EU integration, and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and your colleagues. As you know from your own experience, many Conservative MEPs (and more MEPs throughout the new ECR Group) share your objectives, and support the concept of a looser, more flexible Europe based on free trade and voluntary inter-governmental cooperation.
I wish you every success in your new venture, and of course I should be delighted to offer you any help and support that you I can. You will also have the support of the great majority of the Party. As you will be aware, a recent YouGov poll showed that 66% of Conservative Party supporters would vote to leave the EU, against only 22% who would vote to stay in.
Again, congratulations, and best wishes to your new group.
ROGER HELMER MEP