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.
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