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The jig is up: Cameron is clueless and desperate in face of increasing EU demands
Date 01/11/2014 12:22  Author webmaster  Hits 1601  Language Global
This was the man who gave a 'cast iron guarantee' that he would give the people a say on the Lisbon Treaty if he were made Prime Minister. That promise was never fulfilled, writes UKIP Leader Nigel Farage in the Daily Express.

Mr Cameron must really feel like everything is stacking up against him.

First there was the furore over a 'surprise' £1.7bn payment demanded by the European Union. Despite the Prime Minister fixing the audience with a determined stare and clenching his fists while proclaiming he would not be paying the sum on December 1st, the mood among the commentariat was that whatever the outcome, it was an open goal for UKIP.

Even if he tries to show grit by refusing to pay, the result would be mounting interest on an already outrageous sum of money, resulting potentially in an even bigger tab at the end of all the theatrics. Of course, if he does climb down and coughs up, this will also look like a failure. Perhaps he should have simply paid the fee, then used it as a weapon to attack the EU while trying to reassure voters that he can and will talk tough in Brussels. The problem, of course, with the latter option, is that he has already he has let down the British public time and again on the great EU problem.

This was the man who gave a 'cast iron guarantee' that he would give the people a say on the Lisbon Treaty if he were made Prime Minister. That promise was never fulfilled.



Then came his lack of success on cutting the EU budget. At the time he claimed this to be some sort of victory after wielding his veto to negotiate a reduction in the rate of increase, but the net result was still a whopping rise in the UK contribution and an ever shrinking rebate meaning that the UK's membership cost has doubled in five years.

Finally, the second attempt at pushing through the beleaguered EU referendum Bill ensuring a vote on EU membership in 2017 would be enshrined by law also collapsed after the Lib Dems withdrew support. Saying that, a Government cannot bind its successor, meaning it was all smoke and mirrors anyway.


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