2 comments on “David Cameron Cannot Fudge Any Longer on Europe

  1. I see very little that is new in these proposals. The promise that there will never ever be another default is a totally useless and is only so much hot air in an effort to keep the markets on side. This will not save the euro the markets want cast iron guarantees only euro bonds and the ECB back stopping will give that. The markets will stick tight until after this weekends summit and if nothing more emerges from that then I foresee the bond market interest rates continuing to rise. How quickly Monday will be a day to watch to find out.

    As for Cameron and a referendum. He will continue to resist I suspect because he truly believes it could be the last straw for the crisis and he sees the EU with a much larger vision than most. That vision is of a an EU superstate that will provide the benefit of great strength and security for all it’s members. As a euro sceptic as much as I am in favour of the concept I am not in favour of living within the EU structure that has been built. The EU structure is a socialist technocratic one if it was a capitalist democratic one I would be content to be part of it. Cameron needs to be fair to the people and allow people to understand what are the goals of the EU and what type life being part of it entails. The only way is of course to have a referendum and let the people choose between being part of a superstate that promises strength and security but under a regime that has been tried, failed and abandoned before but which the EU elite must believe will not happen this time. Or to leave the EU and hope that they can survive, prosper and keep secure independently. The one problem is that the UK is also following the technocrat socialist route anyway but perhaps without the EU influence it will once again return to proper capitalism and democracy. I doubt it so it will mean the UK will go down without any EU prop. The only hope is that the euro will collapse now and the whole rotten socialist technocratic structure will be exposed with all it’s flaws and if the EU continues it is as a capitalist democratic entity.

    • For once, I don’t really agree with you (except about your first paragraph).

      I think the nations of Europe are too different to be comfortable in any kind of single State. Therefore I think the EU will fail anyway, and that its failure could well involve various kinds of conflict.

      Britain may be following that Socialist technocratic route, but at least perhaps we could keep out of entanglement in that conflict. And as you say, with less involvement in the EU, we might follow a more sensible policy anyway.

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