CAMERON SET TO DEMAND RETURN OF POWER FROM THE EU – Britain is about to witness the resolve of David Cameron; or the lack of it depending on the outcome.
This is the week where Mr. Cameron will stand in front of the non-elected dictators in the EU and demand the return of powers from Brussels as new evidence arises detailing EU regulations are costing Britain an additional £27 billion a year.
Call me an old skeptic but has Mr. Cameron actually located his spine or did the corporation bosses, he met with last week to discuss issues on how the EU is restricting profits for British business, gave him his orders?
Ask any supporter of the EU and indeed Mr. Cameron and they will laud you with the virtues of a unified Europe whereby we all live together in peace, harmony and prosperity.
Try telling that to Greece, Portugal, Spain or Italy or the hundreds of thousands of businesses across the EU who have been inextricably tied up with EU red tape – prosperity, that’s laughable and as far as peace is concerned that just mocks the intelligence of the EU citizens as we continue to see riots across Europe due to EU interference.
Today the Open Europe think-tank (yes another think-tank is required as Government is incapable of such an act) is to release a report that will detail the top 100 EU regulations that cost Britain billion’s each year. The report also details how 25% of these EU regulations accrue no benefit for Britain.
How bent should a banana be or is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Yes vital questions that need answers, especially when you’re on a taxpayer funded salary of £150,000 a year plus a €300 a day expense allowance.
The report details some disturbing findings, such as EU Commissioners over stating public benefit on legislation and directives; in fact most of which have failed to materialise.
These are the top FIVE EU regulations and directives that have derived no benefit; in fact they have cost British businesses hundreds of millions in losses and also resulted in the loss of many thousands of jobs:
Capital Rules for Banks – 4.5 billion
Working Time Directive – 4.1 billion
EU Climate and Energy Package – 3.4 billion
Temporary Agency Workers Directive – 2.0 billion
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – 1.5 billion
How far will Mr. Cameron get with his demands? That, at this point, is anyone’s guess and no doubt the bookies are laying odds in favour of the EU. The non-elected chief dictator, EU President Mr. Barroso, recently stated to the press that EU member states would not tolerate any demands made by Britain to claw back power.
Mr. Cameron knows he is running out of time. With Adam Afriyie initiating a Common’s vote, set for November 8, on whether an EU Referendum should be held in October 2014, it is clear that many MPs support such a vote and the public are right behind them.
Of course this is not what Mr. Cameron planned. He feels that blackmailing the public is more attune to Tory policy after offering the public an EU referendum in 2017 on the provision that he is re-elected.
Yes it appears that such a move hasn’t endeared Mr. Cameron to the British public and from the recent polls it looks very much like an EU referendum would see Britain divorcing the EU.
Whether Mr. Cameron’s trip to the EU, in order to demand change, is due to pressure applied by the corporate executives he met with last week or the thought of Adam Afriyie’s November 8 Common’s vote is irrelevant for either or both have forced him to demand change; something that Britain desperately needs – or better still simply sign the decree nisi and move on.