Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DC writes about his speech on Britain's relationship with the EU

The Prime Minister writes:

"Today I set out the four objectives at the heart of our EU renegotiation. We need action in all four areas.

"Objective one: protect the single market for Britain and others outside the Eurozone. What I mean by that is a set of binding principles that guarantee fairness between Euro and non-Euro countries.

"Objective two: write competitiveness into the DNA of the whole European Union. And this includes cutting the total burden on business.

"Objective three: exempt Britain from an “ever closer union” and bolster national parliaments. Not through warm words but through legally binding and irreversible changes.

"Objective four: tackle abuses of the right to free movement, and enable us to control migration from the European Union, in line with our manifesto.

"The renegotiation is not mission impossible. I am confident that, with patience and goodwill, a deal can be done. And that in doing so we can make Britain and the whole of Europe safer and more prosperous for generations to come.


The PM also ruled out a second referendum, saying

"This will be a once in a generation choice ... if we vote to leave, we will leave."

Of course, the SNP said the same thing before the Scottish Independence referendum, but I am quite certain that David Cameron means it!

There have been some positive responses on the continent - see next post.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Bear in mind treaty change has been ruled out, now look at objective 3.

now remember

TEU Article 1

By this Treaty, the HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES establish among themselves a EUROPEAN UNION,
hereinafter called ‘the Union’ on which the Member States confer competences to attain objectives they
have in common.
This Treaty marks a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of
in which decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizen.
The Union shall be founded on the present Treaty and on the Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Treaties’). Those two Treaties shall have the same legal
value. The Union shall replace and succeed the European Community.