Franco-German Euro pact to push UK out of the Union?

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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  1. jaynel62 May 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    They are certainly showing him no quarter!

  2. Mr.Angry May 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    He is pushing like hell so he can change the laws immediately and not have to disclose the mortality statistics as demanded he do by the Information commissioner also as a result of VP’s persistence. He is running scared and so he should.

    • Mike Sivier May 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

      The DWP has to do that anyway; there’s no legal way of preventing that.
      Nine days until the government is in contempt of court!

      • joanna may May 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Mike will VP towers, be closed for tomorrow’s protest?

        • Mike Sivier May 26, 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

          Unless there’s a sudden earth-shattering piece of news, I shall probably be taking certain old items of kit to the local tip.

  3. NMac May 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    As President Obama once said, Cameron is a political lightweight.

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