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So much for David Cameron’s boast that he would renegotiate European treaties on immigration and social security.

While he’s been sabre-rattling, Germany and France have already agreed closer political union within the Eurozone (that’s the part of the EU that uses the Euro as currency), without any change to existing treaties.

Cameron knew this was likely to happen but expected it to mean the relevant treaties would be re-written, allowing room for his proposed changes.

Now his plan has been rendered unviable.

Cameron the outsider has, once again, been pushed to the fringes of the EU.

Nobody wants to talk to him. Instead of being a major player in Europe, he has turned the UK into a third-stringer.

He wanted to use ‘Brexit’ from the union as a threat; create a fear that the UK would walk out of Europe.

Now it seems clear that we are being pushed.

France and Germany have agreed a new plan for closer eurozone political union despite David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate EU treaties on welfare and immigration.

The new Franco-German agreement would see closer cooperation between the 19 countries without any change to existing EU treaties, according to a leak to France’s Le Monde newspaper.

The agreement would see cooperation in four areas “developed in the framework of the current treaties in the years ahead”.

The British government has previously accepted the need for tighter eurozone integration but has hoped that the rewriting of EU treaties to make way for it could allow Britain to make other demands about welfare and immigration.

Source: France and Germany push ahead with closer euro political union despite David Cameron – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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