Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Too chicken to wear a t-shirt?

Interesting goings on at the European parliament this morning then. As Trixy has blogged, the Pro-Referendum MEPs, mostly from the Independence and Democracy Group, along with other pro-referendum staff etc were wearing t-shirts with "Too Chicken for a Referendum" written on them. However, apparently none of the Tory MEP's wore t-shirts to protest on a matter that is, at least I thought it was, official party policy.

Apparently Dan Hannan took one of them, but not even Roger Helmer, who you'd have thought as a prominent member of Better Off Out, didn't wear one . Perhaps they thought it unbecoming of their positions? However, if the policy for a referendum is genuine, and I don't doubt that it is, surely Tory MEPs should be joining in with a protest calling for a referendum in the European Parliament, shouldn't they? Or were they told not too from above?


Anonymous said...


Why not get some base ball caps, I'm sure willy vague will be happy to support this Tory inspired, and naff stunt.

Were do you people get off.. People sized Brown Ale bottles, 99 red balloon stunts, the list goes on.

You want to be taken seriously, but every time I see a Tory or their supporters you are acting like excited students.

anthonynorth said...

Tories and t-shirts? Really. I suspect the problem was their tie-makers weren't quick enough.

dizzy said...

Err Anon, it wasn't a Tory inspired stunt, have you lost the ability to read or do you just pretend to be thick?

Anonymous said...

Dressing down to look like Lib-Dems, why ever should they think of doing something so silly?

fucking idiot labour supporter said...

Nonny @ 14:32

You're a frikking idiot. At least read what Dizzy wrote.
It wasn't a Conservative stunt. They do however get off on taking the piss out of Labour. Mea culpa mea maxima culpa.

Jon Worth said...

I think it's more a matter of decorum than politics... Everyone would condemn Tory MPs as being crass and ridiculous if they turned up in the House of Commons wearing yellow T-shirts with chickens on them. So whether they agree with the Treaty or not isn't the issue - behaving with a degree of professionalism is.

dizzy said...

I;d love it MPs did that. At least they'd be normal.

Gary Elsby labour said...

The only good Tory is a dead Tory.


Cinnamon said...

Donning a proper chicken suit is far better, and yeah, to hell with decorum, if only I get to see one or more huge chickens sit in the commons.

gary elsby ukip said...


Gary Elsby definitely Labour, but UKIP if you like. said...


The only good Tory is a dead Tory.

I'm sorry, this is a tad wrong.

The only Tory is a dead Tory that I am present at the burial. You know what lying bastards Tories are! They say they are dead, but they lie!