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Cameron should not be supporting Tusk for EU Council President
Date 30/08/2014 14:39  Author webmaster  Hits 4222  Language Global
Donald Tusk is a rabid EU centralist, happy to milk the British taxpayer for child benefit and an ardent enemy of press freedom in Poland – Cameron should be opposing, not  supporting him

"It is a scandal that David Cameron would back Poland’s Donald Tusk for the powerful position of President of the European Council. It shows that Cameron is so weakened by his failed attempt to stop Jean-Claude Juncker for the Commission job, that he is now happy to back anybody, even a dogmatic EU federalist such as Tusk.” - UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge (West Midlands)
 
UKIP Press release

Present at the environs of the European Council today in Brussels, UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge said:
 
“When David Cameron raised the scandal of the UK taxpayers being forced to fork out £55 million per year in child benefit to kids who live in eastern Europe, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in January, his comments were ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’.

“Poland’s foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski - who was, like Cameron, a member of the infamous Bullingdon Club while a student at Oxford, said  Cameron suffers from ‘a kind of incompetence in European affairs’.



“Donald Tusk is a rabid EU centraliser who wants to take more power away from national governments and hand it over to Brussels control. UKIP are opposed to this move.

“He has done everything he can to undermine press freedom in Poland. Since he came to power, 25 prominent journalists who were critical of the Polish government have been sacked or their programmes taken off air. Given that the EU spends over 2.4 billion euro a year on communications, (according to an Open Europe study) this is a very dangerous state of affairs.

“It is a scandal that David Cameron would back Poland’s Donald Tusk for the powerful position of President of the European Council. It shows that Cameron is so weakened by his failed attempt to stop Jean-Claude Juncker for the Commission job, that he is now happy to back anybody, even a dogmatic EU federalist such as Tusk. This may appease those in power in Brussels but will further alienate Cameron from the mood of the British electorate.”

Related:
Polish prime minister Donald Tusk expected to become top EU official (Guardian)
Cameron to back Poland's Donald Tusk as European council president (Guardian)
President of the European Council: David Cameron backs Polish PM Donald Tusk for the post (Independent)
David Cameron 'F**ked Up' Over European Union, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslow Sirkorski Says (HuffPost)
Polish PM offended by Cameron comment about Poles (Telegraph)
Poland attacks David Cameron plan to ban Polish and EU migrants from claiming child benefit (Telegraph)
New bid to stop £55m benefits for migrants' children living abroad (Express)
Polish authorities try to seize magazine's files (AP)
Polish Government attack on media is outrageous - Nigel Farage (UKIP Press Release)
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