3 Responses to Cameron’s EU strategy lies where arrogance meets absurdity »»
As if having our own PM making sullen threats and pontifications wasn’t bad enough now George Osborne decides to make empty threats too.
“I very much hope that Britain remains a member of the EU,….but in order that we can remain in the European Union, the EU must change.
The British people are very disappointed with the EU and people have the feeling that too many decisions are made too far away in Brussels. Our citizens are asking themselves if Europe can really solve their most pressing problems and create jobs and prosperity.”
Firstly may I say that he does not speak for ALL British people when he speaks.
And secondly, where does this paranoid belief that all decisions are made in Brussels stem from anyway?
Perhaps because Britain has persistently sat on the sidelines whinging and not been at the centre of debate and negotiation when it could and should have been. Of course one cannot have a say if one is too busy making snide comments on the outside and having tantrums.
I agree in part with Mr Osborne, in that the EU does need to change. Radically in fact. It certainly has proved it has not adapted to our very changing world and this is clear since the Euro crisis began.
However I do not think it very diplomatic nor bright for one country to dictate to the many, especially when that one country is also in much need of some change. Perhaps, a novel idea here, everyone could work together on that concept. You know, in Union as intended…..
I dread a referendum, but if it means we can finally put an end to this bickering and have some intelligent balanced debate out there rather than emotive rhetoric and propaganda by the sceptics, then I say call a definite date, gloves off and lets get campaigning!
As a European living in the Uk and who is an internal candidate for the EU a politica party here (articles 12(3), 17 of the TEU and 22 TEU), I am glad that there stil exits people with common sense in the UK able to debunk Cameron’s bravados
It seem to me that there have been threats coming from from the EU. So are we saying that Cameron should just put a ring through his nose and be lead with the British public in to the Federal States of Europe?
I am 58 and I can still remember casting my vote to join the Common Market. Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever envisaged what it would turn into. If only I, and many other Britons had know, I am sure the vote would have gone another way.
No longer do I feel that the national government of my country is in charge. Daily I read stories of unellected Eurocrats preaching what Britain should and should not do. Or more to the point what it CAN and CANNOT do.
A government is the voice of it’s people and it’s quite obvious that the British people don’t like what they see. What I see is a German dominated European country with France sitting on it’s right hand. I see a very undemocratic and massive federal government sitting in Brussels lording over the ‘states’ of Europe. And I weep for my country.