If Cameron is unlikely to gain anything at all from his attempts to renegotiate the UK’s terms of EU membership, doesn’t that mean that we lack a credible Government leader?
David Cameron is unlikely to achieve anything of significance as he seeks to renegotiate the UK’s EU membership, former Chancellor Lord Lawson has said.
The Eurosceptic Conservative peer said the prime minister’s efforts probably will not deliver “fundamental change”.
Lord Lawson told BBC Newsnight the PM promised to hold an in/out referendum “largely” to keep the Tories together.
Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the 1975 referendum, he feels the UK will vote to stay in and “regret it”.
Lord Lawson, who wants the UK to leave the European Union, said: “I think it’s likely that the changes that David Cameron will secure will be inconsequential, of no significance at all…. but given the authority he has and the lack of a credible opposition leader I think it will be the same result.”
He said he expected the UK to vote to remain in the EU and could not see anyone who would be a credible leader of the campaign for Britain’s exit.