All week I've been trying to decide of it's ironic or just stupid that a group dedicated to permanent submission to Brussels calls itself The Independent Group?
Then again, given we have a Conservative Party that hasn't conserved anything, a Liberal Democrat Party that thinks votes don't matter, and a Labour Party that refuses to hire any one with a real job, it makes perfect sense. The only real surprise is that the Green Party isn't pushing to making driving a 4x4 compulsory.
Some will say that apart from the desire for permanent Euroserfdom the members of this group don't actually have a lot in common, but that's only true in terms of the surface stuff, like tax rates and the like. When it comes to the underlying worldview, they're all fully-signed up to the full range of Metropolitan prejudices. They really believe that the snoot class should rule by divine right and the rest of us are just the chumps who need to be occasionally bamboozled or bribed, and otherwise ignored.
In that sense, TIG are closer to reality than, say, Dominic Grieve. It's quite obvious M. Grieve and pals think this whole 'Referendum' thing is just a storm in a tea cup and once it blows over we'll return to snootocracy as usual - which is further proof that these guys are, propaganda to the contrary, just not that smart. Back in the day they could at least maintain the pretense that they respected the base, but now they've made it unmistakably clear that they regard actual conservatives as scum. For all their talk of 'extremism' and the need for compromise these people demand the right to disregard the views of 52% of the population and push through their own agenda. Finally, the conservative base has woken up and asked the vital question: 'what are we getting out of this anyway'?
Say what you like about TIG, but at least they're pushing their views honestly. We now have a party that accurately - and openly - represents the views of the Snoot class. Now at last we can see if the public really finds Chuckup Umunna as compelling as the MSM does.