Thursday, 24th January 2013
EU REFERENDUM: A DONE DEAL – At last David Cameron delivers his speech to the EU and has vowed that the British people would get a referendum on pulling out of the EU if he is re-elected in 2015.
While the speech sent shockwaves through the European Union it has united many Eurosecptics, big business and even Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel is backing David Cameron’s argument over a loser agreement with the EU that effectively only consist of being trading partners.
David Cameron has also vowed to the EU that he would campaign hard in the UK to convince the people to stay in the EU but only on the terms he has set out.
I have to say, it’s about time David Cameron stood up and started putting the UK’s interests first. Of course this is only the first step and the UK has a long way to go if it is going to reinstate the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain, such as tackling the momentous problem of immigration.
Of course not everyone in the EU is happy about this development, notably Spain and Italy, but these are countries that are unable to control their spending and rely on the UK to continuously bail them out over their ridiculous Austerity policies.
This development has also left the opposition at odds with one another, the Labour Leader Ed Miliband saying that he would not support a referendum, while others in the Labour Party are saying it should be down to the British people to decide.
‘If you want a referendum, you have to vote Tory. If you don’t want one, you vote Labour.’ Ed Miliband
With this statement Ed Miliband and his Labour Party will not stand a chance in the next election and the struggle for power will between the rising popularity of the UKIP and the Tory/Liberal Coalition although it is possible that the Liberal part will see the end of days if the Tories succeed in the next election.
There are numerous reports and some point out that the British public are deeply divided on the subject of pulling out of the EU, while others claim a landslide vote for pulling out.
I for one feel that unless David Cameron gets his way and presents the offer to the public in a completely open and honest way, then it is likely the UK will wave a fond farewell to the EU and its meddling ways in our affairs.
I am still of the opinion that this is too little, too late and it is plainly obvious that a plan still needs formulating, drafting and implementing, which considering how ineffective government is means it could not hold a referendum any sooner that 2017 as originally stated by David Cameron.
Let’s hope that the EU sees sense and gives back the UK to the British people with a simple fair trade agreement.