Adding weight to what we keep saying on this blog, that David Cameron is engaging in fairytale politics with his pledges to ‘renegotiate’ Britain’s ‘relationship’ with the EU, is an intervention from the French president, Francois Hollande. As the Telegraph reports:
The French President, Francois Hollande, declared that Europe is not “a la carte” like a menu from which member states can pick and choose their powers.
He issued his rebuke to the Prime Minister as Mr Cameron insisted he would fight for a “better deal for Britain” and seek to take back certain powers from Europe.
The idea of a pick and mix EU is a non starter and now we have not just an EU bureaucrat offering that assessment anonymously, we now have a head of state of a major EU member doing so. The commitment of EU member states is to ever closer union, but Cameron’s non-existant fairtytale option of taking some powers back but leaving other areas under EU control flies in the face of that. The option is simply not on the table and the EU knows allowing it would result in the unpicking of the acquis communautaire.
Cameron and the Europlastics need to understand EU membership is a binary condition. You’re fully in or you’re completely out. Just as a woman can’t be a little bit pregnant, a country can’t be a little bit of an EU member – even though both conditions originate from having been screwed.
The drawbacks of membership and increasing recognition of the loss of self determination in this country are strongly outweighing the retailed positives, resulting in a growing number of Britons saying they would like to leave the union. The number will only increase as more people come to recognise Cameron and the Tories have been telling tall tales, and that recognition will dawn as more interventions from the likes of Hollande are publicised.
That means there will eventually be a showdown and the battle will be the in-out question. It’s not a question of if, Hollande has seen to that. It’s now a matter of when. The EUsceptics will need to be on their game to defeat the wreckers of the Tory Europlastic tendancy.