“we sceptics”

David Cameron’s speech at the Lord Mayors banquet has been taken in by the msm as an ‘eurosceptic speech(video here) “a significant moment — the clearest articulation yet of his European Policy” clearly they have been mislead, the section of the speech on Europe was carefully worded by Cameron, so as not to offend anyone (Clegg, Merkel) or give any clear definitions on what he would like British European policy to actually be.

Mr cast-iron could not even bring himself to use the word eurosceptic choosing instead “we sceptics” anyone can be sceptic, of what though? is the pace of integration to slow for Mr Cameron? Is he sceptic of the chances Chancellor Merkel has of changing the basic law in Germany in order to change the Lisbon treaty?

Cameron said “Leaving the EU is not in our national interest. Outside, we would end up like Norway, subject to every rule for the Single Market made in Brussels but unable to shape those rules. And believe me: if we weren’t in there helping write the rules they would be written without us – the biggest supporter of open markets and free trade – and we wouldn’t like the outcome.

We can debate all day about what is in the national interest, but it is obvious that Cameron does not put  the national interest as the number one priority all Prime Ministers should hold. The influence he and this government have in Brussels is limited and ebbing away, any inclination he may or may not have to “refashion” the EU is akin to the “grand plans and utopian visions” europhiles tend to fantasize about. Chimerical.

David Cameron’s Lord Mayors banquet speech, said nothing that he has not already said, he wants Britain to remain IN the European Union; he would like to change a few things about it… but not just now; and he weeelly weeelly is ‘sceptic’!

 

something we don’t know?

For all the recent talk of the rise of the Fourth Reich I am wary of conspiracy type theories, but the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has throughout the crisis invoked the consequence of War, today she called the ongoing euro crisis “maybe Europe’s most difficult hours since world war two”

She also said “That’s why I’m saying over and over again if the euro fails, Europe will fail”  the crisis does not “mean less europe it means more europe”

Merkel stressed the need for tough sanctions against countries who violate the treaties, and “there must be the right to go to the European court against such countries”

Evidently across Europe an anti-EU feeling is emerging and growing stronger, the foundations of the  EU as a union of “solidarity and prosperity” has been tarnished and reversed by the crisis and the measures that the EU elites have been  trying to implement/impose on their neighbours. It cannot be dismissed the possibility that Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is giving people ideas, or maybe she knows something the rest of us don’t.