Cameron’s attempt at seeking reform and holding a referendum on remaining in the EU is doomed to failure. It is becoming increasingly clear, even though it was evident in the first place, that Merkel, Hollande, et al would not bow to his wishes.
At The Heads of State dinner in Brussels last week, they listened intently but declined to act. Vague promises of treaty change at some point in the future will be insufficient. The aim of cutting welfare benefits for migrants, left in tatters, has been deemed discriminatory and the only way it can happen is if benefits are cut at the same time for Britain’s young people!
As Chamberlain in 1938, waving his white flag to fascism, Cameron will be repeating the exercise and waving his white flag to the EU, claiming victory and a reformed EU in our time. But underneath nothing will have changed; the monolithic bureaucracy of the EU will trundle on, grasping ever more power in its aim of building a corporate super state.
Whenever the referendum and whatever the deal the answer remains the same. Britain needs to leave the EU, regain control and rebuild our nation. Rebuild it for the many not the few, rebuild our industries and develop new, rebuild Britain out of the EU.