There’s a lot of things I admire about Douglas Carswell, He’s quite forthright and articulate about his desire to see Britain leave the EU and why it is in the national interest, he’s a passionate believer in the democratic rights of ordinary people and is a strong believer in devolving power to local communities. But this little spat he’s having with George Osborne looks a bit silly. Osborne has stated unequivocally that he was unhappy with the terms of this european bailout scheme which added a serious liability to UK plc, he stated it at the time and he hasn’t changed his position. Even the previous Chancellor, Alistair Darling gave a statement to the house confirming that Osborne had expressed his reservations to him. Now because of some incompetent note from a junior minister that ‘there was cross-party consensus’ (except both Chancellor’s confirmed there wasn’t, Cable might have been for it but then as now, no-one really gives a fuck what that idiot thinks) Carswell wants an inquiry held to find out if Osborne mislead parliament.
Now, when we’re in a bit of a financial squeeze do you think it’s a wise way to waste public funds to investigate this, given that Darling has backed Osborne’s version of events even though it would not be in his party’s interests to do so.
Put the Dunce cap on Carswell and stand in the corner for the next week.